No new information has been released in connection with the many burgleries and entries reported around Marco Island over the last month. Marco police are urging anyone who may have seen something suspecious going on during the last 30 days to contact them with the information. Even the most inocuious info may help police identify and capture those reponsible
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST LOCAL NEWS ON MARCO ISLAND BY LISTENING MORNINGS TO MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY THE UISLAND. THE STATION AIRS LOCAL NEWS REPORTS HOURLY 6AM TO NOON AND AT 5PM WEEKDAYS AT 98.1 FM OR ON YOUR SMART PHONE USING THE FREE TUNEIN AP.
Early voting for the Special General Election in Collier County begins on Saturday, June 14 and runs through Saturday, June 21, including Sunday, June 15. Polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:Library Headquarters – 2385 Orange Blossom Drive Marco Island Library – 210 South Heathwood Drive Norris Center at Cambier Park – 755 8th Avenue South Supervisor of Elections Office – Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail East Voters must reside in US Congressional District 19 in order to vote in this election. Registered voters planning to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day will be asked to provide a valid photo/signature ID. Accepted forms of photo/signature ID are: a current Florida Driver’s License, DHSMV-issued Florida ID, US Passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID or public assistance ID. If the ID presented at the polls contains a photo, but no signature, the voter will be asked to provide an additional form of accepted ID with their signature. Voters without the proper ID will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot.
Friday, June 13, 2014 Marco Island customers in the area of 1727 Hummingbird Ct. will experience a scheduled water service interruption for water main maintenance between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm. Once installation is completed and water service is restored these customers will be under a "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" until further notification.
A Marco Island Bike Path Meeting will be held 6/13/2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM In the 1st Floor Conference Room
Old Business will include - Projects
in the Community Room - Police Dept.
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On Monday, June 2nd , 2014 from 9:00am – 4:00pm customers in the area of – 17 27 Hummingbird Ct. on Marco Island will experience a water service interruption due to work being done on the water main. Once repairs are completed and water is restored these customers will be under a "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" until further notice
Omar Barreda has been arrested by Collier County deputies and charged in connection with a credit card skimming fraud that occured on Marco island . Officers beieve he placed a credit card skimmer on fuel pumps at the Marco Chevron station on Marc 27th and gained the credit card info of customers there. They apprehended the man with ID's, forged or altered credit cards and other itmes in his car. He is presently in county jail.
MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND WELCOMES SEVERAL NEW SPONSORS INCLUDING GOLDEN GATE JEWLERS, FLORIDA PAINT CENTER, DR. MEGAN WELKER DDS AND HIGH TIDE JEWLERY TO OUR LIST OF MARCO ISLAND BUSINESSES SUPPORTING LOCAL RADIO ON MARCO ISLAND. THANK YOU ALL.
Going off island? check this out: The Collier County Sheriff's Office has targeted this area for increased enforcement of traffic violations. Collier deputies will target at least one of these locations with stepped up enforcement:
■ U.S. 41 North and Audubon Boulevard - Speeding
The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office has scheduled the Logic and Accuracy Testing and subsequent Canvassing Board meetings for the US Congressional District 19 Special General Election. For more dates and information on the Special General Election, please visit their website at www.CollierVotes.com or call (239) 252-VOTE.
The "Rescission Notice" has expired for the area of 1574 Buccaneer Ct. The "Rescission Notice" has expired for the area of 1708 Piedmont Dr
THIS WEEKEND BE SURE TO LISTEN FOR THE MARCO ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH SERVICE AT 11 AM SUNDAY, THE REALESTATE GUY AT 9AM SUNDAY, THE BOOK REPORT SATURDAY AT 8AM AND THE JOE SHOW SATURDAY AT 9AM. ALL ON YOUR MARCO ISLAND STATION 98.1 FM
SWFL Citizens Alliance is hosting 4 candidate forums in Collier for the upcoming primary in late June and mid July. They have created an in depth Voter and Candidate Questionnaire that they are encouraging all candidates and voters to complete as homework. For information on the questionnaire go to:http://swflcitizensalliance.com/swflcasite/resources/Share/collier-school-board-questionnaire.xls
The "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the area of 1402 North Collier Blvd. has been rescinded. On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 customers in the area of 870 Park Ave. will experience a scheduled water service interruption for water main maintenance between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Once installation is completed and water service is restored these customers will be under a "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" until further notification.
Power was out over a section of Marco island for almost 45 minutes on Wednesday begining at around 11am. The area along Collier Blvd and Baldeagle and feeder streets was without power and Marco police directed traffic at various locations as signals also were not operating. LCEC was able to restore a open feeder line around 11:45am. the cause was a sail boat mast striking a feeder line..
A crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 75 blocked northbound traffic in Collier County around 3 p.m. at the 111 mile marker. Florida Highway Patrol stopped motorists from entering Eastword No one was seriously injured in the crash.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE SOAPFEST 2014 A BIG SUCCESS ON MARCO ISLAND. THANBKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
SWFL Citizens Alliance is partnering with local organizations to host 4 Collier School Board Forums at different Collier locations in June and July. The primary election is August 26th and is non-partisan.
Collier County, Fla.—May 27, 2014: In order to vote in the Special General Election for US Congressional District 19, eligible residents must be registered to vote by 12:00 a.m. (Midnight), Tuesday, May 27, 2014. A downloadable voter registration form can be found on the Supervisor of Elections page at www.CollierVotes.com under the "Register to Vote" tab. The Supervisor of Elections Office has two locations. The main office is located at the Collier County Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the satellite office is located at the North Collier Government Complex, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive in Naples, and is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Marco island comemorated memorial day Monday with VFW Post 6370 commander Lee Henderson acting as master of ceremonies and recognizing veterans, and a playing of "Taps" from two trumpets, and island stalwart Herb Savage doing his rendition of "God Bless America." Organizers say it was a big turnout for the event at veterons park.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a below-normal or near-normal Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is predicting between 8 and 13 named storms, up to 6 hurricanes and only 2 of them major. The main reason for the lower-than-average outlook is the anticipated effects of El Niño this summer.
The Collier County Public Library and the Friends of the Library are excited to announce the Library Electronic Assistance Program (LEAP). The program, funded by the Friends of the Library, provides seven Collier County students the opportunity to work up to ten hours per week assisting library patrons with their various electronic device needs, using either a patron’s own personal device or equipment from the library. Assistance can range from instructing patrons on how to download eBooks on their personal devices to helping set up email accounts. When not providing electronic assistance, the teens will help library staff with shelving materials and other library projects.
Collier County teenagers meeting the minimum requirements were encouraged to apply for this program through the county website. Students needed to be at least 16-years-old, enrolled in high school or home school, have knowledge of electronic devices and computers, provide a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor or similar representative, and express an interest in working with the public. All applicants were interviewed by members of the LEAP committee, which consisted of two library staff members and a board member of the Friends of the Library. The program provides valuable work experience including being interviewed, recording scheduled work hours, and assisting the public and library staff both independently and as a part of the library team.
The library locations include Marco Island Branch, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145
THIS WEEKEND CATCH THE BOOK REPORT AT 8AM SATURDAY, THE JOE SHOW AT 9 AM AND ON SUNDAY THAT REALESTATE GUY AT 9 AND THE MARCO LUTHERAN CHURCH AT 11 AM ALL ON MARCO ISLAND'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND
Comin wisdom heard around Marco island this week says Joe Batte will run for another term after formally qualifying in July the election is in November. Stay tuned.
In order to vote in the Special General Election for US Congressional District 19, eligible voters must be registered by 12:00 a.m. (Midnight), Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
A downloadable voter registration form can be found on the Supervisor of Elections page at www.CollierVotes.com under the "Register to Vote" tab. The Supervisor of Elections Office, located at the Collier County Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL, is open during regular business hours, which are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The satellite office is located at the North Collier Government Service Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Persons wishing to register to vote may do so during any of these office hours and must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States. Registered voters may make corrections to names and addresses at any time during normal business hours. For questions regarding your registration status, please call (239) 252-VOTE.
NOW THAT SEASON HAS SLOWED DOWQN IT'S TIME TO CONSIDER USING MARCO'S OWN RADIO STATION 98.1 FM WBGY THE SIALND TO REACH ALL YOUR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS. CALL 642-0981 AND FIND OUT HOW INEXPENSIVE IT CAN BE.
The "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the area of 1708 Piedmont Ct. has been rescinded. The "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the area of 1574 Buccaneer Ct. has been rescinded.
Ø Tuesday, May 27th – "In The Round" Lecture – Topic: "Frauds & Scams on/around Marco Island" Please give us a call at Iberiabank/Marco (239-403-5169) to make your reservations and to ask any questions.
U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail East) between Triangle Boulevard and Collier Boulevard WILL BE CLOSED TO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC BEGINNING ON FRIDAY, MAY 30 AT 7 P.M. AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 2 AT 5 A.M., weather permitting, to allow crews working on the U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvement Project to place utilities under the roadway across U.S. 41 westbound roadway lanes. Detour signs will be posted to direct westbound traffic to Triangle Boulevard during this needed construction work. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained. Business access signs will be posted. The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph in this area during the construction project. Law enforcement officers will be present in the construction zone and assisting in directing traffic, as needed. In addition, electronic message boards, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in the area. Travelers who do not have a destination in this vicinity may want to seek an alternate route. Please drive with caution. EXPECT DELAYS.
Marco island Beach Advisory Committeewill hold a Meeting
5/21/2014 9:00 AM
in the Community Meeting Room, 1st floor Police Department Building
They will hear:
Staff Reports - Nancy Richie, Environmental Specialist
Beach Issues and Projects
Committee Reports – Beach Advisory Committee
Collier County Coastal Advisory Committee (CAC) update – Debbie Roddy
BchAC 2014 Goals
Public Forum proposal – February 28th, 2015
Volunteer Beach Stewardship and BAC Beach Monitoring
At The Marco Island City Council Monday evening council chose to follow the the Planning Board and restricted parking on :
1. O’Malley’s Alley (North Barfield Drive to East Elkcam Circle);
2. O’Neill’s Way (O’Malley’s Alley to East Elkcam Circle);
3. Josbergers Way (Hartley Avenue to Tallwood Street);
4. Unnamed alley (or any future named alley) that runs between Park Avenue to West Elkcam Circle to Veterans Memorial Park;
5. Unnamed alley (or any future named alley) that runs between San Marco Road to North Barfield Drive to San Marco Road.
Council voted 7-0 to award a contract to repair the Smoke House bay bridge and have the city manager finalize negotiations and enter into a 15-year financing plan for the project and bring the plan back to council.
Councilman Amadeo Petricca has taken it upon himself to direct the city attorney to draft pieces of legislation which would create a Code Enforcement magistrate and dissolve the Code Enforcement Board. This required an ordinance to be written and discussed by council first. Council voted not to have the legislation drawn until they could learn more and because the majority wanted council to discuss such things before asking that legislation be written.
The Lely Golf Estates Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the Collier County East Naples Branch Library, 8787 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34113.
GET YOUR LOCAL MARCO NEWS ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND OR ON SWFLLOCALNEWS.COM. KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING ON MARCO ALL THE TIME.
Marco island Parks & Recreation Advisory (PRAC) Meeting will be held
5/20/2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
in the Community Room - Police Dept. The board will discuss:
Mindy Gordon – Recreation Manager
Alex Galiana – Recreation Facilities Manager
- Capital Requests
Mackle Park Community Center
Committee Communications – Committee Member Resignation
Election of new Officer
30 volunteers picked up the litter along Marco’s South Beach Sunday including packaging, wrappers and beverage containers and more. They were successfull in returning the beach to pristine condition.
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May 19, 2014
Marco island City Council meets. the agenda includes:
Marco Island Police Special Duty Rates
Commitment to purchase an Emergency Stand-by Power Generator for
Water Treatment Plant from Lee County Electric Cooperative
Award for the Collier Blvd
Bridge over the Smokehouse Bay
LISTEN FOR THE BOOK REPORT SATURDAYS AT 8AM ON MARCO ISLAND'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE SUNSHINE BOOKSELLERS.
An agreement between Marco Island and the Sheriff’s Office had been signed to supply an officer from the county as a temporary school resource officer for the remainder of this school year and all of the 2014-2015 academic year. The position would be funded by the sheriff’s budget. Marco Island City Manager says the city requested financial assistance to help defray the cost of Marco Island Police Officer Al Schettino, who currently is the city’s SRO. The problem is the school Principal says he wasn't in favore of the move and not consulted. The project is continuing.
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Power was out on Collier Blvd Thursday 2:20 to 2:30pm. Traffic signals at some intersections remained out until later in the day. LCEC is checking the cause.
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THANKS TO FLORIDA PAINT CENTERS FOR BECOMING ANOTHER SUPPORTER OF MARCO ISLAND RADIO 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND. FLORIDA PAINT CENTERS MAINTAINS A STORE ON THE ISLAND AT 711 BALD EAGLE.
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Marco Island Writers has a new meeting location, from now through the meeting in September, 2014.
It is the Bombay Liquor and Book Den, 695 Bald Eagle Drive behind the Sun Trust building.
Meets from 6-8pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm for registration and networking, on the second Wednesday of every month, year round.
All skill levels of writers are welcome. First-time visitors always are free.
Information: Joanne Tailele, phone 239-784-2637. email: email@example.com. or online at www.marcoislandwriters.com.
Dottie’s 19th Annual Duck Derby was held Saturday at the Greater Marco Family YMCA’s Dottie Weiner Aquatic Center. Many attendees won gift cards for their ducks success.
DON'T FORGET DURING THOSE HOT SUMMER DAYS THE B AND B THEATERS JUST FIFTEEN MINUTES UP THE ROAD ON 41 BETWEEN MARCO AND NAPLES HAS GREAT FIRST RUN FILSM TO SEE. B AND B THEATERS ARE NEWLY REMODELED AND OPEN EARLY SO YOU CAN ATTEND A MATINEE. HEAR MORE ABOUT THE B AND B THEATERS ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY.
Work began last week on the refurbishment of the median, which runs the full distance in front of the Marriott on Collier Boulevard, and enhancements are underway. Sod, plantings and shrubs are being removed and replaced with new vegetation and enhancements. The irrigation system will be updated by the Marriott at the resort’s expense.
Marco Island City Manager Roger Hernstadt and Finance Director Guillermo Polanco believe they have a proposal to eliminate the city’s debt in five years. The plan was presented to council Wednesday at the first 2015 budget session. To be successfull council will have to increase millage rates by 10 percent annually over the next five years based on the roll-back rate and in the belief that assessed values will increase two percent per year.
THIS WEEKEND MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM PRESENTS THE JOE SHOW WITH JOE REY SATURDAY AT 9AM AS JOE PLAYS MUSIC PERFORMED BY VARIOUS MARCO ISLAND ARTISTS. SUNDAY AT 9AM HEAR ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE ON THE ISLAND AND BEHOND WITH "THAT REAL ESTATE GUY" AND SUNDAY AT 11AM HEAR THE BROADCAST OF SERVICES FROM MARCO ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH. SERVING THE ISLAND WE ARE 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND.
(Naples, Fla.) – The Growth Management Division and Board of County Commissioners made huge strides Tuesday in lessening the burden on developers and their customers by reducing fees and speeding up fire plans reviews. The Board approved reducing select fees related to plans reviews and development by five to six percent while also approving a new fire plans reviews section within the division.
With development speed tied to new jobs in the area, fire plans reviews had in some cases delayed projects prompting discussions with fire districts about their impact on economic development. Commissioner Tom Henning, District 3, led discussions with the Golden Gate, East Naples and North Naples Fire Commissioners focused on improving fire plans reviews and moving the responsibility under the County.
"Jobs must make it to the market faster, and businesses must know we are business friendly. This change is a first step to positively impacting this County’s growth," Commissioner Tom Henning, District 3.
At Tuesday’s BCC meeting, Commissioners approved hiring County fire plans reviewers to assume control over reviews for East Naples, Golden Gate, Isles of Capri, Ochopee and Collier Fire District One. Additionally, the Board approved a $55,000 turn-key office lease with North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District (NNFD) which has decided to assume control of its own fire plans reviews and embed its reviews with the County’s fire plans review section. NNFD and County plans reviewers will use the same planning software to increase coordination and maximize cooperation.
The Fire Code Official’s Office uses software that cannot communicate with the County’s planning platform sometimes causing delays. There are some remaining, collective members of the Fire Code Official’s Office, and they must decide the future of their fire plans reviews prior to the office dissolving.
Although County fire plans reviewers work directly for the County, the East Naples-Golden Gate Fire Marshal will remain the Authority with Jurisdiction over final fire plans review approvals. The East Naples-Golden Gate Fire Chief, North Naples Fire Chief and Growth Management Division Administrator have committed to work together.
"Our Commission agreed to this change in order to create a positive working relationship between fire districts and the County and developers," said East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Commissioner Jeff Page.
Until the County and NNFD hire and train staff, Fire Code Office staff will continue to process fire plans reviews for all fire districts. NNFD has set its fire plans review launch for June 2, 2014. The County is currently in the process of hiring the appropriate staff and the positions will remain open until filled. Interested applicants may apply at http://goo.gl/qHrvwD.
For more information, contact Camden Smith by emailing CamdenSmith@colliergov.net or by calling (239) 252-8605.
FOLLOW THE LOCAL NEWS OF MARCO ISLAND ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM THE ISLAND WBGY. WE KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WITH MARCO NEWS, MARCO WEATHER AND SPORTS
Curt Clawson won the Republican primary for district 19 in congress Tuesday with 38 percent of the vote. State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto came in second with 25.83 percent followed by Paige Kreegel, at 25.26 percent. Michael Dreikorn had about 10 percent.
A large turnout was seen at this year's Easter sunrise service at the beach behind the Marco Island Marriott. Only two boats were on hand in the heavy seas as opposed to typically dozens anchored .
FOLLOW WHAT'S HAPPENING ON MARCO ISLAND BY LISTENING TO LOCAL NEWS WEEKDAY MORNINGS ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM. ALSO, TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE ISLAND NEWS E BLAST AT ISLANDNEWSFLASH@AOL.COM. JUST SEND THE WORD SUBSCRIBE TO JOIN. IT'S FREE!
The Marco Island Planning Board has agreed to recommend three conditional uses for the Rose Marina properties on Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. By a vote of 5-2, the board approved an increase to 53.5 feet height and a 5-foot setback for a new boat storage facility on the marina’s C-5 property. Members Irv Povlow and Charlette Roman voted no. The board unanimously approved a maximum 45-foot height for a new service center on the C-5 property along with a new boat dealership and outside display area at the corner of Bald Eagle Drive and Elkhorn Court. The dealership building is limited to a height of 25 feet not to exceed 16,000 square feet under air.
YOU CAN FOLLOW THESE STORIES AND MORE EACH DAY ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM. HEAR LOCAL MARCO AND EVERGLADES CITY NEWS ON THE HOUR MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 6AM TO NOON AND AT 5PM.
The "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the area of 861 N. Barfield has been rescinded.
MARCO RADIO STATION 98.1 FM WELCOMES FLORIDA PAINT CENTERS AS A NEW SPONSOR. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH FPC AND THEIR GREAT OPERATION ON BALD EAGLE IN MARCO. LISTEN TO 98.1 FM FOR MORE DETAILS.
Multiple Listing Service statistics released Tuesday by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors have shown that as far as Marco Island-only properties are concerned the average sale price for all properties is up 9.4 percent the first quarter of this year over this time last year, the median sale price is up 25.97 percent.Inventory on the island is down 11.89.Total sold volume increased 30.5 percent – from $136.3 million in first quarter 2013 to $177.88 million in first quarter 2014.
Marco island Parks & Recreation Advisory (PRAC) will Meet
4/15/2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
in the Community Room with an agenda to include:
Committee Discussion s concerning:
Mindy Gordon – Recreation Manager
Alex Galiana – Recreation Facilities Manager
Mackle Park Community Center
- Referendum wording-Recommendation to City Council
It was Zumba and music and more at Mackle Park on Marco island Saturday and Sunday morning as walkers passed the illumination of hundreds of luminaries dedicated to people lost to cancer as well as the survivors. The annual Relay for life put on by the Marco island Chapter of the American caner Society was held from 4pm Friday to 6am Sunday morning. Many of the hundreds of attendees felt threataned by rain but none actually arrived although the sky did cloud up.
MARCO ISLAND'S OWN 98.1 FM THE ISLAND WBGY WILL SOON BE AIRING A WEEKS PROGRAM FEATURING INFORMATION ABOUT NEWLY RELEASED BOOKS. IT'S CALLED " THE BOOK REPORT " BE LISTENING FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Marco island Kiwanis Club along with Marco Rotary will hold a happy hour for hope Tuesday at 1089 North Collier Blvd from 5 to 7pm. The event will benefit the Meals of Hope foundation.
Marco Island Center for the Arts is presenting a demonstration and lecture on Bonsai the 17th 5:30 to 7pm at the Center for the arts 1010 Winterberry Dr on the island. members of the bonsai society based on Marco island will discuss and demonstrate the basics of growing and caring for bonsai. Seating is limited and RSVP can be made at 394-4221.
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Marco island's new fire boat is now permanently housed behind the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department’s Elkcam Circle Station 51 at Walker’s Marina .Walkers provided Marco Island Fire Dpt with a docking facility and the city utilized the funds from the sale of the old boat to lease the lift on the dock for 25 years.
Spring Jubilee. The event displays various crafts and activities and helping hands are especially needed to put up and tear down items. The event includes the island's yearly Easter Egg hunt. To volunteer call 642-0575 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCO ISLAND'S OWN 98.1 FM WELCOMES THE B AND B 6 MOVIE THEATERS IN THE NAPLES TOWN CENTER BETWEEN MARCO ISLAND AND NAPLES ON RT 41 AS A NEW SPONSOR BE SURE TO CHECK OUT B AND B'S NEWLY REMODELED SIX SCREENS JUST FIFTEEN MINUTES AWAY FROM MARCO SERVING FOOD AND DRINK. B AND B THEATERS BRINGING HOLLYWOOD TO YOUR HOME TOWN SINCE 1924
At least one of the candidates for the 19th congressional district is showing up on Marco island after all. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will hold a town hall meeting Monday the 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Rose History Auditorium on Marco island. The meeting is open to all voters who are interested in her campaign.
As if being the best island location in the nation wasn't enough, the Marco island/Naples area has been named one of the ten best golfing destinations in the USA Today's reader's choice travel award contest. Voters have four weeks to pick from the top ten for a first place winner.
The Marco Island Property Owners will hold their regular meeting on April 17th . Members of the group are urged to attend
The board of directors of Marco Island Academy has named Melissa Scott as the new school principal. The board made the announcement Monday ion the form of an email sent to select people. Students met Scott at a special assembly Monday morning. She had been the high school’s vice principal under George Andreozzi, who has retired but will remain as an advisor.
Marco Island police caught a man Friday night who was looking into beachfront condominium windows in the 700 block of Collier Boulevard. Quinn Karter,age 44, whose arrest report lists his occupation as a doctor, was charged with trespassing, resisting an officer without violence and prowling. Karter's home addresses were listed as Marco Island and West Palm Beach. Karter had been a pain management doctor in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Springs until his license was suspended.
A resident chased Karter down after the resident’s wife saw Karter jump a fence, climb a staircase and look into two condos’ windows says the arrest report.
Marco Island police used a Taser to get him to comply with orders. Karter was carrying a video camera with him and dropped in the bushes. He was in the Collier County jail Sunday with bond set at $5,000.
The communityMarco Island turned out for a pancake breakfast Sunday at the Marco Island Fire Station. The event was a fundraiser for the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and was well attended.
The Marco island Planning Board voted 6-1last week to accept the Marriott’s PUD amendments including an increase in building height for its third tower. Bill Trotter cast the dissenting vote. The recommendations now to Marco Island’s City Council for two public hearings. The Marriott requested a 25-foot variance above the allowable 100-foot height for a third tower. Marriott officials said they needed the increased height to build an updated ballroom and modern meeting rooms and add 84 guest rooms previously allowed under the existing PUD. The hotel would lose approximately 50 new guest rooms if required to stay within the 100-foot limit.
Collier County Veteran Services and Domestic Animal Services (DAS) are teaming up to support veterans and give shelter pets a second chance with the creation of Operation Welcome Home: Shelter Pets for Vets. The program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal at no cost. Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, including reducing stress, depression and anxiety; symptoms experienced by many who have served in the military.
DAS Volunteer and "The Pitbull Crew Inc." Founder Jeanette Jolly has spearheaded the creation of the Collier County Operation Welcome Home: Shelter Pets for Vets. "As the child of a veteran, this program hits really close to home for me," said Jolly. "As a nation, we are indebted to the brave men and women who serve our country. This is one small way we can give back to them for their service," Jolly added.
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The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office will publish the official sample ballot for the Special Primary Election for US Congressional District 19 in the Naples Daily News on Sunday, April 6.
DON'T MISS THESE WEEKEND PROGRAMS ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM: SATURDAY THE JOE SHOW WITH JOE REY AT 9AM FEATURING LOCAL MUSICAL PERFORMERS FROM AROUND THE ISLAND. AT 9AM ON SUNDAY LISTEN FOR THAT REALESTATE GUY WITH MAURICE ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT REALESTATE AND ON SUNDAY AT 11AM HEAR THE SUNDAY SERVICE FROM MARCO ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH. ALL ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM
A survy received by some residents of Marco Island concerning their opinion of future plans for the Marriott Hotel has been withdrawn after city officials say it was inadvertently sent out by mistake. City officials were testing a new e mail system for the island when the error was made.
Beginning April 8, caregiver and grief support groups offered by Avow in Marco Island will be held at the Marco Island branch library located at 210 South Heathwood Dr.
The grief support group is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The caregiver support group is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Avow support groups are open to anyone in the community and are offered free of charge. Weekly support groups are also available at Avow's Naples campus. For more information about support groups or other services available from Avow, call 239-261-4404 or visit avowcares.org.
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Marco Island Police Foundation awarded two scholarship checks last week to support officers and their children. Checks were given to Sgt. Brian Hood for $1,500 for his daughter Caitlin who attends Florida Atlantic University with a major in biology.The second check was givin to Asst. Chief David Baer who is seeking his second master’s degree in criminal justice toward a doctorit.
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Larry says Many thanks to both MICA for their sponsorship, Bill McMullan for moderating, and the more than 80 citizens who attended my last Town Hall Meeting. The feedback from the Community has been most encouraging, and I am planning this next one so that some of the key issues that are likely to come before Council will not yet be resolved and to give our seasonal residents another opportunity to express themselves.
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THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS EXPO A BIG SUCCESS. 98.1 FM THE ISLAND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MANY OF OUR LISTENERS DURING THE EVENT MONDAY AT THE MARRIOTT.
The annual Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was attended by a huge number of residents on Monday afternoon. The expo was held at the Marco island Marriott Hotel and featured numerious businessmen displaying their services. Many on hand took home prizes drawn from the booths on display.
Marco Island’s bike pathways committee is recommending a sign scheme along Collier Boulevard to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and eliminate accidents in that dangerious area. City Public Works Director Tim Pinter favors the signs. The Charter Club of Marco Beach installed two new signs hoping making things safer for pedestrians and bicyclists along Collier Boulevard.
March 31, 2014: As of this morning, the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office has posted their voter turnout tracking feature on their website for the US Congressional District 19 Special Primary Election. A variety of graphs and charts are available to display total ballots cast in District 19 (not votes counted). This information is transaction-based and will continue to be updated throughout the Special Primary Election with voter check-in totals.
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The voter turnout feature allows website visitors to view a summary of ballots cast by type: Mail/Absentee, Early Voting, Election Day and Provisional. Viewers may also track ballots cast by party, by date and by precinct. Also available on the website, are Early Voting wait times. This feature will allow early voters to anticipate how long they will be at their polling location.
Sunday, March 23, the Marco Lutheran Church marked its 40th anniversary with music by Craig Greusel , director of music. Visiting Pastor Gregory Walton, president of the Florida-Georgia district of Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, gave the sermon. In November the congregation voted to give $40,000 to Thrive Community Church as part of the anniversary celebration. Thrive is made up of students attending Florida Gulf Coast University and is a mission outreach at the Fort Myers-based university. The Marco Lutheran congregation voted to match the $40,000, marking the $80,000 total gift to Thrive.
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The city of Marco has agreed to loan the Blue Man sculpture to the Marco island Center for the Arts. The sculpture now faces forward and is now an integral part of the center’s footprint, visible from the street.
Naples, Fla.) – In an effort to create jobs faster and reduce development delays, the Board of County Commissioners have unanimously approved agreements for the County to take over fire plans reviews in East Naples and Golden Gate where growth is expected to flourish. Currently, the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District (ENFD) acts the administrator for the Fire Code Officials Office handling fire plans reviews for all dependent and independent fire districts.
On Tuesday, the BCC approved Memorandums of Understanding for fire plans review with ENFD and Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District (GGFD). Both fire districts boards must still approve the agreements. County Commissioners also unanimously approved for the County Manager to create a merger plan between the County-managed Ochopee Fire Control and Rescue District and East Naples possibly with an Interlocal Agreement. East Naples is also working on mergers with the Isle of Capri Fire and Golden Gate fire districts on the October 2014 primary and November 2014 general election ballots respectively.
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The Marco planning board has asked staff to recalculate parking needed at the Marriott hotel by using what is required by code rather than requested in a PUD. The board felt conditions in the PUD required removal of landscape materials and should be discussed further and a mitigation program for lost vegetation should be included in any amendment. Members agreed an increase over the already permitted 100 feet might not be the reason to approve or disapprove an amendment. The Marriott is requesting 125 feet for its eastside tower excluding the elevator shaft and architectural ornamentation. Staff will compile information concerning the raised tennis courts, parking lot lights, construction noise and staging, street damage during construction, street crossing safety features, and public beach parking. .
Should the Esplanad be required to let anyone dock there or only those intending to shop at Esplanad shops? That is a question the Marco island Waterways committee discussed this week. Earlier agreements had required the docks to include twenty and then only eight spaces for ships to tie up their dingys. The board will discuss this further in the future.
Customers of Summit Broadband on Marco island and the Naples area lost telephone and internet service including 911 emergency access when the system failed television service continued uninterrupted. Summit was able to complete repairs around 3pm on Marco island and service was restored.
If you haven't had an opportunity yet you should take the time to visit the Marco island Historical museum and view the photos turned in by entrants in the 2014 Amateur Wildlife photo contest. The pictures will be on display through Friday March 28th in the lobby.
DON'T MISS THE TRUNK SALE WHICH ENDS TUESDAY AT THE SANDPIPER CLOTHIERS IN THE MARCO TOWN CENTER. HEAR MORE DETAILS ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM THE ISLAND, WBGY.
Dan Stoller has been named fire fighter of the year on Marco Island. Stollers joined the department in 2007. He grew up on Marco Island and completed Edison College’s Paramedic Program and became a licensed paramedic and later was credentialed by the Office of the Medical Director in May 2011. Stoller was promoted to driver engineer and became a company officer captain in August. Also receiving awards were Division Chief Paramedic Jeff Kutzke a Unit Citation and 25 years of service and Engineer EMT Steve Hagmann, Captain Paramedic James Pope and Firefighter Paramedic Hafid Oliver for Unit Citations.
THIS WEEKEND LISTEN FOR THE JOE SHOW WITH JOE REY AND SONGS FROM ISLAND MUSICIANS 9AM SATURDAY, THAT REALESTATE GUY SUNDAY AT 9AM AND PRERECORDED SERVICES FROM MARCO LUTHERAN CHURCH SUNDAY AT 11AM ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM THE ISLAND WBGY
The Rotary Club of Marco Island has selected Rosemary Wick, president of the board of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, and Al Bismonte, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Noontime Rotary Club, as the first two recipients of the club's 2014 Spirit of Marco Island Award.
Thursday night the Southwest Florida Citizens’ Alliance invited the candidates who are running in the June 24 Special Election for the Congressional District 19 seat in the U.S. Congress, an opportunity to share their positions with the electorate. Results of the informal straw poll with over 200 attendees:
All Candidates were listed on the straw Ballot.
Curt Clawson 50%
Paige Kreegel 24%
Michael Dreikorn and Ray Netherwood 13% each
Lizbeth Benacquisto and April Freeman chose not to appear.
The Mutts & Martinisevent was held this week on Marco island it's beneficiary, Bedtime Bundles, a non-profit started by islander Karen Saeks which takes care of the basic of needs of area migrant workers and their children providing talking toothbrushes and soap.
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The Marco Island Police Department now uses Twitter as a community-wide communications platform.
As a law enforcement agency, we are aware that social media sites like Twitter have become widespread and mainstream.
While not real-time, Twitter provides a mode of communication that is more immediate and concise than traditional email.
For the Marco Island Police Department, Twitter is a new way of communicating with residents, businesses and visitors to the Island. It is our intention to use the Department’s Twitter feed to relay police activity updates as well as traffic, crime prevention, safety and weather information and / or alerts.
You may access the Department’s Twitter feed in many ways, here are several convenient methods:
There is a Twitter link on the Departments webpage: http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/index.aspx?page=172
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The Marco island Recreation dpt community center committee reviewed uncertainties remaining for moving forward on a vote that would decide if residents support a new community center. Members asked city staff if firmer quotes could narrow the cost of the new facility and offer a better figure for council and the public to consider. Alex Galiana, the park’s facilities manager told the committee a possible method for pricing the building would be $200 per square foot for a 16,000 square feet facility. Adding a nine percent for furnishings, equipment and incidentals comes to a total 5 million project.
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On Sunday March 23rd the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island and Affordable landscaping service and design present An Evening of Music and Dance. The Big Band of Southwest Florida "Moten Swing" will rock the house with an 18 piece band plus 2 singers. You can dance under the crystal ball chandelier, tap feet or sing along with the tunes you love. Come and enjoy this entertaining and delightful evening at 7pm at 991 winterberry drive. Tickets are $15 available at 642 0800.
MIPO will hold a free and open to the public General Meeting Thursday, March 20th at the Mackle Park Community Center from 10 AM to noon. Guest speakers are City Council Chair, Kenneth Honecker and Marco Island City Clerk, Laura Litzan who will do an educational presentation.
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Rose Marina has a new proposal.
The plan deletes a passive community park on Magnolia Court and parking on residential lots and removes the boat trailer storage structure on Eagle Drive. This will reduce the number of conditional use permits needed from six to three. The marina is still asking for Land Development Code amendments and/or conditional use permits for height increases on two structures at 951 Bald Eagle Drive and for a new boat sales center at the corner of Bald Eagle Drive and Elkhorn Court.
Collier County, Fla.—March 14, 2013: Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections, spoke to approximately 100 second graders participating in the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida program at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Marco Island Thursday afternoon. After participating in their own mock-election for Mayor, students had the opportunity to meet with Edwards and learn how real elections occur at the county, state and federal levels. After hearing from Edwards, students were put to the test on their elections knowledge through a trivia session quizzing them on various elections facts including the legal voting age, location of their precinct and Marco Island’s Early Voting location. "It was great to see that so many of the students actually knew that the nearest Early Voting site in their community is the Marco Island Library," said Edwards.
Over 500 people turned out for the Half Marathon and 5 k bridge walk Sunday on Marco island. Runners from as far away as the West coast were on hand to compete and an Irish dance contingent also performed on stage during the event.
Marco city officials have issued three notices of code violations to Progressive Auto Center and Kelco of Marco owned in part by Mike Kelly Jr. The notices involve possible violations of city codes regarding motorcycle manufacturing and off-site parking. The notices are not a final finding of a violation, but serve notice that there is cause to investigative whether Kelly’s company, Vanquish V8 Motorcycles, has been manufacturing powerful bikes at Kelly’s 720 Bald Eagle Drive location.
Briana Donaghy of Marco island was involved in a traffic accident on 3/9/14 at 12:30am on Collier Blvd. Her car rearended a second vehicle. Donaghy told officers she was texting at the time. The driver and passenger in the other vehcile were taken to NCH for treatment of injuries. Donaghy was charged with DUI and marijuana possession.
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That home on Gulfport Court will finally be torn down soon. Marco Islands Code
Enforcement Board gave Roberto Roque and the Roberto Roque Revocable Trust 60
days to demolish the home that was hit by an explosion and fire Dec. 4, 2012.
The property was damaged and the owner injured. The city has also responded to
nine complaints on violations since the explosion and the property was cited as
a public nuisance and an unsafe structure
A woman's car crashed into a power pole behind Mc Donalds on Marco island.
The crash brought live wires down onto the vehicle The woman was trapped in her
car for 20 minutes but was not seriously injured She was kept in the car because
fire rescue officials said the car could be "live."The car was also resting
above an underground LPG tank. Marco Fire crews were on the scene in 5 minutes
but had to wait for LCEC linemen who isolated the circuit feeding the
An addition inadvertently left out of our story about the Sunday celebrationof St Pattys day, we failed to mention the band from Marco island Charter Middle school also took part in the St Paddy's day parade.
The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office began to sending mail/absentee ballots, March 8, to uniformed and overseas citizens of Collier County.
The Elections Office anticipates that there will be approximately 560 uniformed and overseas voters who are eligible to vote in the US Congressional District 19 Special Primary Election.
Mail/absentee ballots to all eligible domestic/non-uniformed and overseas voters will begin to be mailed on Tuesday, March 18. The deadline to request a mail/absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. To request or track your absentee ballot for the Special Primary Election, visit www.CollierVotes.com under the "Vote by Mail" tab or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 252-VOTE.
The Marco island Knights of Columbus San Marco Council No. 6344 held their annual golf tourny at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club Saturday for charity. 80 golfers teed up with an 8:30 shotgun start. Winners of the tournament, with a net score of 57, was the threesome of Dave Stonier, Bob Dugan, and Rob Pentica. Rick and Nancy Campana played the entire event as a twosome, taking two shots each from every position.
WE LEARNED THIS WEEK THAT OVER 500 INDIVIDUALS WERE LISTENING TO THE MARCO ISLAND STATION VIA TUNEIN IN APRIL. THE MAJORITY OF THESE ON THEIR SMART PHONES. JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT SNOWBIRDS STAY IN TOUCH WITH ISLAND HAPPENINGS BACK HOME WHILE BEING ENTERTAINED BY MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM, WE ARE A GREAT WAY TO REACH CUSTOMERS HERE AND THOSE THAT WILL BE COMING BACK ALL THE TIME!
Marco Island Multiple Listing Services statistics for Marco Island-only property show a stable market says Bette McGilvray, president of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors. Pendings and closed statistics for all types remained steady, with little change in statistics in the April 2014 to April 2013 comparison.
The Marco island Chamber of Commerce is presenting Coffee & Commerce on May 14th
at 7:30am at Bistro Soleil at 100 Palm Ave. Guest speaker will be Jack W. Wert, Executive
Director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Marco island Community Sailing Center is inviting the community to an open house
at the Jolly Bridge Beach May 17th 11am to 2pm. The public will get a chance to tour the new
Sailing Center and learn more about the MICSC.
Another beach Cleanup is scheduled for May 18th 8 to 10 am at South Beach Boardwalk.
Volunteers are needed. MICA will assist and dispose of trash. Gloves and bottled water will
THIS WEEKEND DEBUTS THE BRAND NEW "BOOK REPORT AT 8AM SATURDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUNSHINE BOOKSELLERS. BE SURE TO LISTEN FOR ALL THE NEWS OF THE LATEST RELEASES AND COMING SOON ON MARCO ISLAND'S ON 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND, TECH TALK!
The Hideaway Beach Tax District Board has learned that sand added in 2013 to control beach erosion was washing away. Three new T-groins added for erosion prevention are not adequate to stop the loss. Last year it was reported that a fourth T-groin was necessary to hold sand placed on the north beach but the groin would be constructed outside Hideaway’s property on land owned by the State of Florida. The board was unable to get financial support or approval for its placement when it ask for permits for last year’s work. More solutions are being ask from the engineers on the project.
The "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the area of 359 So. Heathwood Dr. on Marco island has been rescinded.
Marco Island hospitality employees received awards given out this week by the county’s convention and visitor’s bureau. From the Hilton resort’s Ashley Brinker (rising star), and Cindy McLaughlin (restaurant exemplary service) and the Marriott resort’s Tracy Tirrell (reel star award).
The Marco island Bike Path committee will hold a Meeting 5/9/2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the 1st Floor Conference Room 50 Bald Eagle Drive,Marco Island, Florida 34145
STARTING THIS SATURDAY AT 8AM THE SUNSHINE BOOKSELLERS ON MARCO ISLAND PRESENT A WEEKLY HALF HOUR PROGRAM ENTITLED " THE BOOK REPORT " ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM WBGY THE ISLAND. THE SHOW WILL RECENT RELEASES OF BOOKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WITH INTERVIEWS AND EXCERPTS AIRING.
The final totals are in with $60,000 being collected over the past weekend for the Marco island YMCA at the annual Taste of Marco. the event was held Sunday and featured numerous Marco restaurants.
Figures are in on the annual Talk Derby to Me charity event held at the Brewery for the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Just over $30,000 was collected for charity.
The Collier County Growth Management Division’s Transportation Engineering Department is hosting a Public Information Meeting regarding the Lely Area Stormwater Improvement Project’s (LASIP) County Barn Road and Wing South segments. The meeting will be held in an open house format on Thursday, May 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Regional Library Meeting Room, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, Florida 34113. There will not be a formal presentation. Residents, business representatives and visitors are welcome to stop by to review the displays detailing the projects, and talk one-on-one with staff members and representatives of the county’s design team.
The issue of expantion of the Marco island Marriot continues undecided after Marco Island’s City Council decided to postpone the hearing Monday concerning an expantion permit. Councilman Amadeo Petricca made a motion to continue discussion until June 2 saying it was written by the Marriott and not the city Joe Batte seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-2 Councilor Larry Honig and Council Chairman Ken Honecker dissenting.
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Many Marco residents turned out for the annual" talk derby to me " event held Saturday during the Kentucky Derby at the Brewery. The charity event is punctuated by many ladies in large stylish hats and a general good time.
U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail East) between Triangle Boulevard and Collier Boulevard WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC BEGINNING ON FRIDAY, MAY 9 AT 7 P.M. AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 12 AT 5 A.M., weather permitting, to allow crews working on the U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvement Project to place stormwater pipe and other utilities under the roadway across all U.S. 41 roadway lanes. Detour signs will be posted to direct all traffic to Triangle Boulevard during this needed construction work. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained. Business access signs will be posted. The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph in this area during the construction project. Law enforcement officers will be present in the construction zone and assisting in the direction of traffic, as needed. In addition, electronic message boards, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers in the area. Travelers who do not have a destination in this vicinity may want to seek an alternate route. Please drive with caution. EXPECT DELAYS
The Marco Island planning board has recommended to City Council seven alleys be designated as "no parking" zones. They are O’Malleys Alley, from N. Barfield Drive to E. Elkcam Circle, O’Neill’s Way from O’Malleys Alley to E. Elkcam Circle, and Josbergers Way behind Hodges-Josberger Funeral home. Unnamed alleys include those near Veterans Memorial Park from W. Elkcam Circle to Park Avenue and from Park Avenue to Veterans Memorial Park.Behind Walgreens on San Marco Road a one-way alley from San Marco Road to Barfield Drive and a two-way alley running from Barfield Drive to San Marco Road behind Mutual of Omaha Bank will be recommended as non-parking.
A big turnout was recorded for this year's Taste of Marco held Sunday at the Esplanad. The proceeds from the evnt which involved many Marco resturants go to the Marco YMCA.
Kerry's Cafe in the Shops of Marco is closing it's doors.
The resturant is holding a sale of all of it's fixtures Friday