1. Meals of Hope’ packaging event

      Marco Island Meals of Hope confirmed today its annual packaging event will be 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Marco Island Charter Middle School.

      The packaging event draws together over 500 volunteers as part of Team Hope, packaging over 200,000 meals for those in need.

      To volunteer as part of the packaging event please visit and register. This year’s event will feature the music of Kevin Fitzgerald.

      Information: Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris at 239-642-6020 or visit  

      2. Art in the Glades

      The first Everglades City arts and crafts fair of the winter season takes place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.,  Saturday, Nov. 17, in McLeod Park.

      Come along to see what new items have been created over the summer.

      Vendors are invited to set up a table at no charge.

      Information: Marya at 695-2905.

      3. Historical Everglades Bank discussion

      At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind Everglades Community Church, for an Historical Evening focusing on the Old Bank Building in Everglades City.

      There will be an illustrated presentation about its history as the first bank in the county and its use after the bank moved in 1962.

      “We hope to hear from local people who remember when the vault had money and later when the Everglades Echo was published there. We also ponder what will happen in the future to this listed building which is one of the ‘Eleven to Save’ nominated by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.” 

      There is no charge but reservations are requested. Information: or Marya at 695-2905.




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