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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 9

Fellow Marco Islanders: I’m a full-time 26-year resident who has “had it” with all the propaganda being peddled to us regarding our upcoming short-term rental, (STR), regulation vote. Yep, I know it’s an important “Big-Bucks” vs Residents issue that can impact our island’s future and yep, all...
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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SWFLA To Do List: ‘A Cracker at the Ritz’ and more

The Goodland Civic Association is readying for two shows that have enjoyed great success over the years: 13th Annual Goodland Holiday Bazaar and 11th Annual Goodland Harbor Arts & Music Festival. All shows will require mail-in applications. The 13th Annual Goodland Holiday Bazaar, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, this pre-holiday celebration is held at picturesque MarGood Harbor Park; the Bazaar will feature arts, crafts and other unique market items, holiday music, a bake sale and other delicious food. Fees for 10' x 10' booth are $90 for GCA members, and $110 for non-members. The deadline to apply is Oct. 29. The 11th annual Goodland Harbor Arts & Music Festival, Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12, is a juried event also held at waterfront MarGood Harbor Park showcasing fine arts and hand crafts, live music organized by JRobert of Mangrove Music Studio, and a variety of food vendors. Artists will be juried by a selection committee of five professional artists. Fee for a 10’x10’ booth, which include a non-refundable $20 application fee, is $160. The deadline to apply is Dec. 18. There will be a limited number of single-day booths available for both events at reduced rates on a first come, first served basis, for both shows. For details & applications contact Tara O'Neill at taraogallery@gmail.com.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Cheap Eats: Earning your just desserts

While I’m more of a savory guy, desserts are many people’s favorite things to eat. But it can be expensive. And for many of us, it’s that last thing we eat for the day. So, it needs to satisfy. So how can you cut costs? Yes, making...
NAPLES, FL

Marco Island man accused of threatening to stab restaurant employee with knife

NAPLES, Fla. — A Marco Island man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to stab a restaurant employee with a box cutter knife Friday afternoon. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), at around 12:48 p.m., deputies responded to the Chilakil restaurant at 11225 Tamiami Trail E where a shirtless man had left the restaurant after threatening to stab employees with a knife.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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SWFLA To Do List: ‘Art’ at Joan Jenks, more

The Goodland Civic Association is readying for two shows that have enjoyed great success over the years: 13th Annual Goodland Holiday Bazaar and 11th Annual Goodland Harbor Arts & Music Festival. All shows will require mail-in applications. The 13th Annual Goodland Holiday Bazaar, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, this pre-holiday celebration is held at picturesque MarGood Harbor Park; the Bazaar will feature arts, crafts and other unique market items, holiday music, a bake sale and other delicious food. Fees for 10' x 10' booth are $90 for GCA members, and $110 for non-members. The deadline to apply is Oct. 29. The 11th annual Goodland Harbor Arts & Music Festival, Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12, is a juried event also held at waterfront MarGood Harbor Park showcasing fine arts and hand crafts, live music organized by JRobert of Mangrove Music Studio, and a variety of food vendors. Artists will be juried by a selection committee of five professional artists. Fee for a 10’x10’ booth, which include a non-refundable $20 application fee, is $160. The deadline to apply is Dec. 18. There will be a limited number of single-day booths available for both events at reduced rates on a first come, first served basis, for both shows. For details & applications contact Tara O'Neill at taraogallery@gmail.com.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 5

Dear Marco registered voters: Please take a moment and think about why you moved to Marco Island, and we became our own city. You moved here, bought here for the great community that is Marco Island. For safety, peace, quiet, schools, beaches, solitude, great friends and neighbors and neighborhoods, churches, synagogues, retirement and community involvement.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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3 To Do: Readers Theatre, free zoo day, more

1. Sunday: Readers Theatre coming to Arts Center Theatre. The Arts Center Theatre is kicking off the Readers Theatre program on Sunday, Aug. 7, launching the inaugural season for the new theatre venture at Marco Town Center, a new branch of the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Readers Theatre,...
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Fire Department Progress and Promotions

The replacement of the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department’s 30-year-old headquarters required personnel to temporarily move from their old facility while a new Station 50 Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center is erected at the site of the old facility. During the past nine months, residents have observed the steady progress...
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Gulfshore Realty merges with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Gulfshore Realty, a boutique brokerage on Marco Island, has merged with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. The principals and top-producing sales professionals of Gulfshore Realty, Kristine Bareis and Jeffery Gilman, have joined forces with its Marco Island office at 760 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 101.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Comeback Story for Chief Frazzano

Fifty pickleball zealots braved 90-degree temperatures Saturday at the YMCA and champions were crowned in 10 different divisions in the South Florida King/Queen of the Court tournament. But a compelling subplot flew under the radar as City of Marco Island Police Chief Tracy Frazzano, a breast cancer survivor, was competing for a bronze medal with one of her officers, Ryan Montgomery.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Marco Island Yacht Club Appoints New General Manager

The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) announced it has appointed Carrie Brooks as General Manager effective August 1. Ms. Brooks had been serving as Interim General Manager as well as Food and Beverage Director at MIYC since March. “During our extensive search, we interviewed some excellent external candidates in addition...
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Jewish Congregation of Marco Fundraiser Success

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) had a very successful Fourth of July picnic/fundraiser. A group of Congregants’ sponsor the event allowing all proceeds to go to charity. This year, JCMI was able to present to The Naples Senior Center (NSC) with 57 Publix gift cards in the amount of $25 each. Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, President/CEO, NSC was overjoyed, stating that the need is greater than ever. In addition, JCMI on an ongoing basis, collects food and delivers it regularly to the NSC. JCMI is grateful to our Congregants for their continued effort in allowing us the opportunities to provide for the needy in the greater community.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Marco Island Named Top Earning Destination for Airbnb Hosts

Airbnb has announced that the North American Digital Nomad Index reports Marco Island has been named a Top Earning destination for Hosts with long-term stays. Demonstrating a growing pandemic trend, the report also found that one in five guests used Airbnb to work remotely while traveling in 2021, and that Hosts in the U.S. earned a combined total of $2 billion from long-term stays alone.
MARCO ISLAND, FL
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Workforce Housing Shortage

The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce has launched an initiative regarding the lack of workforce housing and to discuss possible solutions. On Thursday July 28, Marco Island Lutheran Church Pastor Thomas Boeck and Chamber Executive Director Dianna Dohm welcomed attendees to a Workforce Housing Seminar. The Chamber of Commerce initiated...
COLLIER COUNTY, FL
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First Baby Dolphin of 2022

And here we go! A few weeks ago, you were introduced to a list of adult female bottlenose dolphins that could potentially give birth in the next few months. Well, holy babies, Batman, the excitement is underway!. On July 28th, the morning excursion of the Dolphin Explorer noticed a group...
MARCO ISLAND, FL

Garbage truck catches fire on Marco Island

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — A garbage truck caught fire on Marco Island early Wednesday morning. Battalion 50 and Engine 52 were called out to the scene just after 6:30 a.m. The quick action of the driver dumping the load in the Winn-Dixie parking lot assisted fire crews in extinguishing the fire, according to Marco Island Fire Rescue.
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