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 BELOW LIGHTENING WARNINGS:  DURING ALERTS STAY INSIDE,TUNE 98.1 FM.   

  

 98.1 FM FOR MARCO WEATHER AND EMERGENCYS 

WE BREAK IN WHEN BAD WEATHER BREAKS OUT

 

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POLICE BLOTTER

Traffic Collision 3/25/19 500 E ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 3/24/19  921 SEAGRAPE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Wires Arcing 3/24/19 111 DELBROOK WAY, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 3/23/19 410 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 3/23/19 TAMIAMI TRL E & COLLIER BLVD, NAPLES, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 City Council has told it's staff to create options for testing of nitrogen and other levels in the soil to insure state requirements are met.  At a Monday workshop a report stated  the overall average for total nitrogen increased from 2017 when the levels already were above state requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE FULL TIME POSITION OF MARCO CITY MANAGER ENDED FRIDAY.  IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER WILL BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK.  COUNCIL WILL THEN BEGIN THE PROCESS OF SELECTING A FULL TIME MANAGER.

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Department of Health in Collier County is holding a Marco Island Community Themes and Strengths Assessment Focus Group at the Marco Fire Building March 29th 6-7pm. This focus group is open to the public, and could be of interest for Marco Island residents to attend. 

 

 

SMOKE SEEN TO THE NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS ARE CONTROLLED BURNS PERFORMED BY COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS TO LESSON THE CHANCE OF WILDFIRES IGNITING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON MONDAY AT 7AM  A FISHERMAN LOCATED 70 MILES SOUTHWEST OFF THE COAST WAS REPORTED TO HAVE SUFFERED A FATAL HEAD INJURY .  A CHOPPER WAS SENT TO THE SCENE.  THE COAST GUARD HAS CHARGED CASEY LOWELL HICKOK OF COPELAND WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER IN WHAT THEY ARE CALLING A BLUDGEONING DEATH OF A MEMBER OF THE CREW WHO WAS SLEEPING AT THE TIME.  A DOMESTIC DISPUTE REPORTEDLY OCCURRED IN WHICH IT IS BELIEVED HICKOK'S FATHER, ROBERT HICKOK WAS KILLED.  CASEY HICKOK WAS TAKEN TO JAIL AND COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON IF THE INFORMATION IS TRUE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE FUTURE CITY COUNCIL MAY REQUIRE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS AS PART OF MAJOR CHANGES IN DEVELOPMENT IN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS ON THE ISLAND.  THESE WOULD BE INFORMAL AND ANSWER QUESTIONS BEFORE A FORMAL CHANGE COULD BE APPROVED BY COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HEAVY RAINS THAT HIT THE MARCO COMMUNITY ON WEDNESDAY FORCED THE CANCELLATION OF THE WEEKLY FARMER'S MARKET AT VETS PARK.  THE EVENT WILL RETURN ON 3 /26/19 WEATHER PERMITTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Collier County Water Division produces the best tasting water in Southwest Florida, according to a panel of judges at the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s (FSAWWA) Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest – Region V. 

Collier County’s drinking water was chosen as the best on March 14, 2019, during a blind taste test from among samples submitted by water utilities from Collier, Lee and Hendry counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 3/23/19 133 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Vehicle Fire 3 /21/19 2005 MAINSAIL DR, NAPLES, FL

Elevator Rescue 3/20/19 1070 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 3/219  480 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 3/20/19 951 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ABOVE  PROJECT WAS TO LAST MARCH 4TH THROUGH APRIL 4TH AT COLLIER AND MAINSAIL WHERE TRAFFIC RESTRICTED ON MAINSAIL TO ONE LANE 24/7 DUE TO ROAD WORK.  A NEW WATER MAIN IS TO BE INSTALLED. 

 

 

 

 

 ALL CITY OF MARCO ISLAND PHONE LINES FAILED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON LEAVING ONLY THE EMERGENCY NUMBERS AVAILABLE.  CITY OFFICIALS AND THE TELEPHONE SERVICE PROVIDER WORKED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON TO RESTORE SERVICE AT 12:57PM.  REPORTS ALSO INDICATE PERSONAL PHONES SERVED BY VcERISON WERE INTERMITTENT THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  REPORTS ALSO INDICATED THE NAPLES AREA RECEIVED THE SAME PROBLEM WHICH CONTINUED INTO SUNDAY NIGHT FOR SOME

 

 

 

 

 

HEAR THE FLORIDA ROUND TABLE WITH REGAN SMITH AND MIKE YAPPY  SUNDAYS AT 8AM

 

 

ABOVE:  DIGNITARIES CUT THE RIBBON TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE NEWLY BUILT FIRE STATION ON MARCO FRIDAY 3/15/19

 

 THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

 

 

Your phone rings. The caller says you missed jury duty and that you need to pay a fine or you’ll be arrested Don’t believe it; it’s a scam.

A form of the jury duty scam is once again making the rounds in Collier County. The scam typically involves a suspicious telephone call from someone pretending to be a law enforcement officer from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives are investigating a March 14 report involving a victim in Golden Gate

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm Friday night 3/15/19 480 MAUNDER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue Friday 3/15/19 500 NASSAU RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue Friday 3/15/19 SEAVIEW CT, BLDG 2, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Rescue Friday 3/1/519 BIG MARCO PASS, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm Friday 3/15/19 1124 WINTERBERRY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision  Friday night 3/15/19 MANATEE RD & COLLIER BLVD, NAPLES, FL

Fire Alarm 700 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG SOUTH, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6:45pm 3/14/19 268 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 6:30pm 3/14/19 500 NASSAU RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 870 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL 5:30 AM 3 /14/19

Fire Alarm 1009 ADMIRALTY CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL 2:42 pm 3/13/19

Traffic Collision N BARFIELD DR & N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL 1:18 pm 3/13/19

Fire Alarm 5000 ROYAL MARCO WAY, MARCO ISLAND, FL 8:50 pm 3/13/19

 

 

 

 

CATCH STEVE REYNOLDS FROM 2PM TO 6PM ON 98.1 FM MARCO / 88.1 FM EVERGLADES CITY

 

 

 

 IN RESPONSE TO SEVERAL INQUIRIES MARCO POLICE HAVE VERIFIED THAT NO ONE WAS KILLED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 3/7/19 ON BALD EAGLE IN FRONT OF THE KELLER WILLIAMS COMPANY.  AS WAS REPORTED EARLIER BOTH PERSONS HURT WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITALIZED TREATED AND RELEASED. DURING THE ACCIDENT  A CAR SPED ACROSS THE PARKING LOT HITTING A WOMAN WHO WAS EXITING HER CAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

www.alliedpavers.com 217 Collier Blvd., #102 Marco Island, FL 34145

239-394-6152

 

 

 

SUBWAY SANDWHICH SHOP  Island Plaza 670 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 394-7009

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO POLICE COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER LINDENMUTH WAS BUSY IDENTIFYING CODE VIOLATIONS IN THE WATER TUESDAY

 

 

ON TUESDAY 3/12/19 AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED IN THE CASE OF FORMER MARCO CITY MANAGER LEE NIBLOCK.  NIBLOCK PLED GUILTY IN EXCHANGE FOR A SENTENCE OF PAYING A $622 DOLLAR FEE TO COVER A SPLIT OF COURT & PROSECUTION COSTS AND AN AGREEMENT TO STAY AWAY FROM THE VICTIM.  NIBLOBK HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH BATTERY OF THE MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY PRINCIPAL IN 2018

 

 

 HEAR BOB LADD 6AM TO 9AM WEEKDAYS ON 98.1 FM MARCO / 88.1 FM EVERGLADES CITY

 

 

 

 

 

 FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

MIFD TO FIRE ALARM: 1015 ANGLERS COVE 11:48AM 3/12/19

 

 

Crabby Lady
123 Bayshore Way, Goodland, FL 34140

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER:

Fire Alarm Sunday night (3/10/19)
540 S HEATHWOOD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 26 People have applied so far for the job of Marco City manager with the deadline to file looming a few weeks away.  It's expected more will file closer to the deadline to keep their interest private until just before.

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: SGT KIRSCH DELIVERS A CRIME PREVENTION SEMINAR AT A MARCO CONDOMINIUM LAST WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO OFFICIALS ASSURE RESIDENTS THAT SMOKE AND THE SMELL OF SMOKE SEEN FROM MARCO ISLAND ARE CONTROLLED BURNS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE AREA.  THE BURNS MUST BE CONDUCTED THIS TIME OF YEAR AS OTHER TIMES VEGETATION IS TOO WET TO BURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  JR LEADERSHIP MET FRIDAY WITH MARCO FIRE DPT

 

 

 

 

Marco Island Fire Rescue Department takes very seriously the conduct of its employees. FF/EMT Macchiarolo has been given written notice of his termination effective immediately March 7 2019. The actions and admissions by FF/EMT Macchiarolo are not consistent with the integrity, trustworthiness and decorum expected of a Firefighter of the City of Marco Island. 

 Michael Murphy City of Marco Island Fire Rescue Chief

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER:

Fire Alarm 3/8/19
1245 6TH AVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Vegetation Fire 3/8/19
SAN MARCO RD & TAMIAMI TRL E, NAPLES, FL

 Vegetation Fire 3/8/19 MANATEE RD & COLLIER BLVD, NAPLES, FL

 Fire Alarm 3/8/19
600 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Traffic Collision 3/8/19
605 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED OUT AT 11:27PM THURSDAY ( 3/6/19 ) TO A HOUSE FIRE AT 411 NORTH BARFIELD DR INVOLVING SMOKE AND FLAMES .  IT WAS EXTINGUISHED WITH NO INJURIES.  FOUR ADULTS AND TWO DOGS WERE RESCUED AT THE TIME.  

 

 

 

 SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

 

 

Marco city officials remind commercial landscapers they are required to have a permit to conducting & fertilizing activities in the City. Permit may be obtained from Department of Community Affairs. Permits are cheaper than violations❗️ (123RF graphic)

 

 

 

 

 

A TRAFFIC JAM FOR THOSE TRYING TO GET ONTO THE ISLAND WAS REPORTED ON COLLIER BLVD WEDNESDAY ( 3/6/19 ) AT AROUND 7AM.  ONE ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED AT COLLIER AND THE JOLLY BRIDGE AT 1424 COLLIER AT 7:08AM. ( see above ) A SECOND ACCIDENT AT COLLIER AND MAINSAIL WAS REPORTED AT 8:54AM.  WITNESSES AT ONE OF THE ACCIDENTS REPORTED SOME OF THOSE INVOLVED WERE ARRESTED AND TRANSPORTED BY OFFICERS.

THEN AT 11:17AM ANOTHER ACCIDENT AT 1089 NORTH COLLIER BLVD HELD UP TRAFFIC ONCE MORE.

 TUESDAY ( 3/5/2019) AT 6:28PM AN ACCIDENT AT 1100 SOUTH COLLIER BLVD ALSO HELD UP TRAFFIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

 Marco firemen answered a Fire Alarm on Sunday 3/3/19 evening at
309 ROOKERY CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

IT WAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE ST PATTY'S DAY PARADE AND HOOLEY HELD SUNDAY.  THE PARADE BEGAN AT 1PM FROM THE NCH FACILITY ON BALD EAGLE ENDING AT VETS PARK WHERE A HOOLEY CELEBRATION WAS HELD.  THE EVENT WELL ATTENDED AGAIN THIS YEAR

 

SUNDAY ON MARCO ISLAND

Traffic Collision
Investigated Sunday 3/3/19 by MIPD
1089 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Vehicle Fire

Investigated by Marco FD  3/3/19
N BARFIELD DR & N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm
Investigated by MIFD  3/3/19
1639 MCILVAINE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Alarm investigated by MIPD  3/3/19
599 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm
Investigated by MIFD  3/3/19
1107 LAMPLIGHTER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision
Investigated by by Collier Co Sheriff 3/3/19
COLLIER BLVD & MAINSAIL DR, NAPLES, FL

 

MARCO POLICE WERE CALLED TO COLLIER & MAINSAIL DR AT 1:11AM SUNDAY 3/3/19 FOR A TRAFFIC COLLISION

 

 

 

ABOVE: RESIDENTS ENJOYING THE LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST HELD LAST WEEK

 

  Marco Island’s Top for March:

 The Dedication Ceremony for Fire Station 51 is scheduled for March 15 at 3:30 p.m. Following the dedication, tour the new facility during the open house from 4-6 p.m.

 March 18, 1-3 p.m. City Council will hold a workshop to discuss results of the “Summary of Nitrogen Levels. 

  Kimley-Horn and Associates presents the Final Master Plan for Veterans’ Community Park before City Council March 18 City Council 5:30 p.m. meeting.

 City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Audit Committee volunteers must complete the on-line application at :

https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/bc/webform/online-advisoryboard-application

  The Winter Concert Series continues from 2-4 p.m. at Mackle Park. Seating is not provided, please bring lawn chair.

 

• March 17 – Naples New Horizons Band

• March 31 – Marco Big Band. Interested in hosting a community meeting, birthday party, or social event at Mackle Park? Please call the park for info.

  At Mackle Park March 29 at 7:30 p.m.  the Movie in the Park – “The Incredibles 2.”to be shown.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets – hot dogs, chips, popcorn, soda available for purchase - $1 each.

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN OUT AT STRUCTURE FIRE AT 1650 COLLINGSWOOD CT AROUND 4PM SATURDAY 3/2/19

 

 

ABOVE: LOCATION FOR A PRESCRIBED FIRE TWO MILES NORTH OF I75 ON THE L028 CANAL.  THIS IS SET TO PREVENT FURTHER FIRES IN THE AREA

 

ABOVE: YMCA MEMBERS THANK PUBLIX FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUPPORT OF THE Y'S YOUTH PROGRAM

 

 

 

HE PLED NO CONTEST TO SENDING A PICTURE OF HIS GENITALIA TO A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL AS A RESULT TWO REMAINING CHARGES AGAINST NICHOLAS MACCHIAROLO A  MARCO ISLAND FIREMAN WILL BE DROPPED. HE HAS BEEN ON SUSPENSION. HE WILL BE ON THREE YEARS PROBATION AND WILL HAVE NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM AND MUST UNDERGO PSYCHO SEXUAL EVALUATION. 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Traffic Collision 2/28/19
Investigated by Collier Co Sheriff
13005 COLLIER BLVD, NAPLES, FL

 

Fire Alarm
Thursday 2/28/19 by Collier Co Sheriff
809 ARCADIA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 Marco Island City Council has approved additional funding for Iguana removal. The Council voted 5-2 to appropriate $15,000 .  A hundred plus iguana shave  trapped in three months.  The iguana program had very little oversight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT PARTICIPATED IN A 40 HOUR LIVE FIRE TRAINING INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM THIS PAST WEEK

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: PICTURES FROM  THE 36TH MARCO COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO PORT AU PRINCE AND 951 AT 5:02PM 2/25/19 FOR A VEGETATION FIRE

FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO COLLIER BLVD AND MAINSAIL AT 6:04PM 2/25/19 FOR A SMOKE INVESTIGATION

FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO FIDDLERS CREEK PKWY AND COLLIER AT 12:49PM 2/25/19 FOR A VEGETATION FIRE

FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO 751 EAST ELKCAM CIRCLE FOR A FIRE ALARM 12:22PM 2 /25/19

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis named Marco Island City Councilor Charlette Roman to the   South Florida Water Management District

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE OFFICER GUYER HELPS RETURN A LOST 5 YEAR OLD BOY TO THE CHILD'S HOME OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

 

 

 A woman was killed and two other people were injured Saturday afternoon North of Marco island.  Mary Russo, 84, was driving on CR-951 and made a left onto Triangle Boulevard at 3:50 p.m and struck another vehicle in oncoming traffic. 84-year-old Catherine Carollo, Russo's passenger, was taken to the hospital but died. Russo was hospitalized with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, 57-year-old Robert Popoff of Naples, also suffered minor injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday officially launched the MIA Capital Campaign hosted by Bill and Karen Young, "Revving up for the Rays!"the  Mission is to Graduate to a Permanent Campus. MIA plans to break ground in June on Phase one of a plan for a permanent building. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.marcoislandacademy.org

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND POLICE 2019 DARE GRADUATING CLASS

 

 

 

Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino will retire June 15th.  He submitted a letter to City Manager David Harden. Harden had said he plans to launch a national search for a replacement. 

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

 On Thursday 2/ 21/ 19 Fire Alarm
1558 HEIGHTS CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

On Thursday 2/21/19 Fire Alarm
890 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR MARCO FACILITIES CUSTODIAN JONATHON HELD FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145. List to the Sugar Hour Saturday and Sunday at 10am on 98.1 fm

 

Phone: (239) 315-8271  Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 Crime dropped for the fourth consecutive year in unincorporated Collier County in 2018, preliminary figures show. The 4,660 crimes reported in 2018 is the lowest since 1984. Numbers recently submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office show that the area patrolled by CCSO saw a 3.5 percent decrease when compared to 2017 figures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 First responders repelled down  rescued a swamp buggy crash victim North of Marco in the Everglades on Monday who had been unconscious and unresponsive.  Due to the victim's location within the trees eight miles south of I-75, the helicopter couldn't land.  Two rescue specialists with the North Collier Fire Rescue District repelled down to hoist the victim into the chopper as it hovered 120 feet in the air. The victim, was identified as a man in his 60s .

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MARCO POLICE OFFICER, TIGE THOMPSON IS NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AFTER HE WAS NAMED AS AN OFFICER STATE PROSECUTORS WOULD NOT CALL UPON TO USE AS A WITNESS IN FUTURE CASES.  IN THREE SEPARATE CASES THOMPSON HAD INVESTIGATED STATE OFFICIALS REFUSED TO PROSECUTE THE PERSONS CHARGED SAYING THEY COULD NOT TRUST THOMPSON'S VERSION OF THE ARRESTS.

 

 

 

 

MARCO FIREMEN ABOARD BOAT 50 WERE FIRST ON THE SCENE OF A DROWNING MONDAY 2/18/19 AT MARCO BAY RESORT.  THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO DROWNED HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED YET.  THE BOAT WAS RETURNING FROM FIGHTING A SHED FIRE ON KEEWADEN ISLAND WHEN IT RECEIVED THE CALL

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO POLICE RETURN A WAYWARD DOG TO IT'S HOME MONDAY

 

 

 

 

A POWER TRANSFORMER BLEW OUT MONDAY CAUSING TRAFFIC SIGNALS ALONG COLLIER BLVD TO MALFUNCTION.  CCSO SENT DEPUTIES TO THE VARIOUS INTERSECTIONS TO CONTROL TRAFFIC UNTIL THE REPAIRS WERE COMPLETED ABOUT 4:30PM MONDAY 2 18 19.  SOME POWER WAS REPORTED OUT ON MARCO ISLAND AS WELL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO'S MEETINGS WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS OVER A FERTILIZER ORDINANCE HAVE NOT BEEN FRUITFUL.  MARCO ISLAND IS LOOKING TO DEVELOP IT'S OWN LEGISLATION

 

 

 

 

GREAT WEATHER COOPERATED FOR THE ANNUAL CAR SHOW HELD SUNDAY AT VETS PARK THE NEW LOCATION OVER A THOUSAND PEOPLE TURN OUT TO VIEW THE ANY CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE CARS ON DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Smoke Investigation by Collier Co Sheriff Saturday afternoon
COTTONWOOD CT & SOUTH SEAS CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

  A rescue was performed Sunday by Collier Co Sheriff at
600 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

MARCO POLICE REMIND DRONE FLYERS ON THE ISLAND THEY MUST HAVE THEIR DRONES MARKED WITH FAA ISSUED NUMBERS BY 2/25/19 

 

 

 

Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, District 1, invites Collier County residents to attend her first Town Hall Gathering of 2019 at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145.

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: CREWS WORK TO RESTORE THE LOAD TO A SEMI TRUCK THAT SPILLED A PORTION AT SAN MARCO RD AND HEATHWOOD DRIVE THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

THE FLORIDA BAR HAS DISMISSED A COMPLAINT AGAINST CITY ATTORNEY ALLEN GABRIEL AND COUNCILMAN JARED GRIFONI RELATIVE TO HOW THEY HANDED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE FORMER CITY MANAGER

ABOVE: AN ARTIST GETS READY FOR WET PAINT LIVE EVENT ON WEDNESDAY

 

 

 

 

  Anthony Chiaradonna, the former I.T. specialist for the city of Marco, was fired effective Jan. 31 because he declined to participate in a pre-disciplinary meeting regarding  charges of driving under the influence and possession of heroin against him.

 

 

 

 

A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF COLLIER BLVD WEDNESDAY NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO WALMART AROUND 2PM HELD UP TRAFFIC FOR 45 MINUTES FORCING RESIDENTS TO USE SAN MARCO RD TO GET OFF THE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island City Council has decided not to accept the options Collier County presented them for increasing ambulance service on the island.  The county offered two options that  required taxpayers to pay additional fund.   A counter-proposal presented by fire chief Murphy suggested the Isles of Capri station be moved to Marco Island where many more calls a year are originating from.

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

CCSO investigated a Traffic Collision Wednesday 2 13 19 COPELAND AVE S & JASMINE ST W, EVERGLADES CITY, FL

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED TUESDAY TO A STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE FORMER MARCO POLO RESTAURANT 30 MARCO LAKE DRIVE IN THE MORNING.  THAT REPORT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.  LATER IN THE DAY FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO THE ROYAL SEAFARER CONDOMINIUM FOR A SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE IN A WATER HEATER ON THE THIRD FLOOR.  THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND MINOR DAMAGE

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm answered by Marco FD 2 14 19
990 N BARFIELD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Rescue by Collier Co Sheriff Wed 2 13 19
400 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO 901 S COLLIER MONDAY 2 11 19 AT 7:03PM FOR A REPORT OF ARCING WIRES.  THEY STOOD BY WHILE LCE SURVEYED THE PROBLEM

MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO COLLIER BLVD & CAPRI BLVD MONDAY AT 1:23PM AND TO THE JOLLY BRIDGE AT 1:21PM TO FIGHT VEGETATION FIRES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO FARMER'S MARKET WEDNESDAY 2/12/19 SAY OFFICIALS AFTER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS HIGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

THE TRIAL FOR FORMER MARCO CITY MANAGER LEE NIBLOCK WAS NOT HELD MONDAY AFTER HIS LAWYER INDICATED BOTH SIDES WERE NEAR AN AGREEMENT IN THE CASE IN WHICH HE IS ACCUSED OF BATTERY AGAINST A MARCO WOMAN.  HE IS ALSO ACCUSED OF A SIMILAR INCIDENT IN NORTHERN FLORIDA

 

 

 ABOVE:JEFFERY STAFFORD WAS NAMED OFFICER OF THE YEAR BY THE MARCO POLICE DPT DURING A SPECIAL CEREMONY THIS WEEK.  AMONG OTHER THINGS HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING A MAN WHO WAS ATTEMPTING TO JUMP OFF THE JOLLY BRIDGE LAST YEAR

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: THE MARCO ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY WAS HONORED BY COLLIER COUNTY WITH A PROCLAMATION THANKING THE SOCIETY FOR BRINGING HOME ON LOAN PRECIOUS ARTIFACTS TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE RESIDENTS

 

 

 

ABOVE: MEMBERS OF THE NEW MIPF BOARD OF DIRECTORS WERE SWORN IN TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: Close to 80,000 people descended on Everglades City for the Seafood Festival held over the weekend.  Rides for the kids and great food from in and around the city made it fun for everyone.

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

Marco firemen were call Sunday to a fire alarm S Collier at 10:53.   Smoke smelled on floors 1 and 2. No major damage reported.

Marco firemen called to 533 Yellow Bird for Vegetation fire 10:52am 2 10 19

EG City fire dpt Fire Alarm 107 Camellia st West Everglades City 6:12pm 2 10 19

 

 

 

 

 

AT 11:12 ON FRIDAY ( 2/8/19 ) POLICE AND EMS WERE CALLED TO 847 ROSE COURT WHERE A MAN WAS REPORTEDLY NON RESPONSIVE AFTER A LADDER HE WAS MOVING STRUCK A POWER LINE.  A SECOND MAN WAS BREATHING AND WAS ALSO ELECTROCUTED.  BOTH WERE FLOWN BY COPTER TO A TRAUMA CENTER.  The men were were transferred from Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries to the burn unit at Tampa General Hospital. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naples, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) has lifted the precautionary swim advisory for Tigertail Beach. Testing results indicate bacteria levels are within the accepted healthy level both on the gulf and lagoon sides. 

 

 

 

 

The Central Marco Island Beach Re-grade Project is underway from just south of Sand Dollar Island south to the Madeira Beach Public Access Point (near the Marriot Hotel) The positive drainage improvement from this project will also create more suitable sea turtle nesting habitat. Crews expect to start moving sand in the next few days. Work hours will be Monday through Saturday from dusk to dawn for approximately the next two months.  Nighttime dredging activities may occur, but work will be limited to an area along the water’s edge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAS DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE SEVERAL CRIMINAL INCIDENTS ON THE ISLAND BECAUSE AN OFFICER INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION HAS NO CREDIBILITY WITH THEIR OFFICE.  THE OFFICE NOTIFIED MARCO POLICE SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SUBPOENA OFFICER  TIGE THOMPSON IN FUTURE CASES AS THEY DOUBTED HIS TRUTHFULNESS.  THE CASES THAT WILL NOT BE PURSUED INCLUDE ONE AGAINST PETER TREMONT WHO BARRICADED HIMSELF IN HIS HOUSE LAST MONTH, A DUI CHARGE AGAINST MARCO IT SPECIALIST ANTHONY CHIARADONNA AND A SUSPICION OF DUI CHARGE AGAINST KIMAMANA HEMINGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 Collier County Sheriff's Office adopted the "Do the Right Thing" program in 1988, and has honored hundreds of children for acts that reinforce good behavior, positive acts and outstanding accomplishments in the community.  Among others the following students were recognized:  Kaylee Henry, kindergarten, and Violet Henry, sixth grade, Everglades City School

Kaylee and Violet set up a lemonade stand to raise money for sick children.  They made several cancer awareness ribbons and set up shop in front of a hardware store in Everglades City. In just two hours they raised more than $400, which they donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Trenton Mayberry, ninth grade, Everglades City School. Trenton found a random set of Apple Airpod headphones at his school. Trenton took the Airpods directly to the school principal to help find their rightful owner. 

 

 

 

 

A MOTION TO RECONSIDER COUNCIL'S DECISION TO REFUSE REZONING FOR AN  ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY AT BALD EAGLE AND SAN MARCO ROAD WAS WAS TURNED DOWN BY A VOTE OF 5-2 AT MONDAYS  2/4/19 COUNCIL MEETING.  COUNCILMEN HONIG AND GRIFONI VOTED YES ALL OTHER MEMBERS NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 2/4/19 at 7:28pm, Marco Island PD Officers went to a restaurant on N. Collier Blvd regarding an intoxicated male selling large bags of what was believed to be marijuana.   The suspect fled the scene in a black vehicle.  The suspect went down a dead end residential street and subsequently drove off a seawall into a canal.  The suspect began dumping bags of green leafy substances as the vehicle was sinking and took a large amount of pills.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared then taken to the Naples Jail Center.  Officers recovered over five pound of marijuana, narcotics and amphetamines.  The suspect, Gary M. Mighell, 38 years of age, of Naples.

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND MAY HAVE TO RESCIND IT'S RECENTLY PASSED LAW PROHIBITING PLASTIC STRAWS ON THE BEACH AFTER A STATE BILL WAS INTRODUCED LAST WEEK THAT WOULD ALLOW SUCH USE ONCE AGAIN ACROSS THE STATE

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO RESIDENTS TURNED OUT EN MASS FOR THE ANNUAL SOUP ER BOWL HELD SATURDAY

 

 

 

 

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island is seeking nominations for its quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition.  The Club’s Board of Directors will vote on the award. The recipient will be a person who in terms of the Rotary motto “Put service above self.”  Nomination forms may be obtained from Sunrise Rotary at www.marcosunriserotary.org or from William G. Morris, 247 North Collier Blvd. Suite 202, Marco Island, Florida 34145 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should be submitted to Bill Morris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco residents report a loud boom heard Thursday afternoon.  The cause was unknown. The U.S. Geological Survey has no reports of earthquakes in the area. Reports were received North into Naples and Southward to Everglades City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO EMERGENCY CREWS WERE CALLED TO A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON SAN MARCO ROAD THURSDAY IN FRONT OF THE YMCA.  MORE DETAILS TO BE RELEASED LATER

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: OFFICER MORENO RECENTLY GRADUATED FROM CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING.  LT SMITH ATTENDED HER GRADUATION WITH OTHERS AS WELL

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Traffic Collision was investigated by Collier Co Sheriff Thursday
815 COPELAND AVE S, EVERGLADES CITY, FL

Rescue call received for EMS by Collier Co Sheriff Thursday
1070 S COLLIER BLVD, 8 FL, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO TOWER 50 CREW WORKING ON THEIR TRUCK

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO POLICE AND COLLIER SHERIFFS OFFICERS REPORT THEY AWARE OF STATEMENTS MADE ON SOCIAL MEDIA CAUSING CONCERN AND SAY AT 1:30 ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THERE ARE NO KNOWN THREATS TO ANY COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOODLAND RESIDENTS MAY SOON BE RECEIVING FREE SMOKE DETECTORS COURTESY OF THE MARCO PATRIOTS.  SOME 100 DETECTORS WILL SOON BE HANDED OUT AT THE ACE HARDWARE ON SAN MARCO RD

 

 

 

FORMER MARCI CITY MANAGER LEE NIBLOCK WILL GO ON TRIAL IN FEBRUARY FOR A BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED GROPING OF A MIA OFFICIAL IN 2018 AND MAKING INAPPROPRIATE VERBAL OVERTURES TO HER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 28th of January the Marco Inn Villas Owner received a report from it';s property management company stating::

"Your Board of Directors has received confirmation from the City of Marco planning department that the developer who had presented plans to redevelop the Olde Marco Inn site has withdrawn his request. The plans exceeded the density levels for the property."

The decision does not preclude future filings with the city.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

ABOVE: ALL LAST WEEK MARCO SAFETY FORCES WERE TRAINED ON PROPANE & PROPANE EMERGENCIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE SPORTING CLAYS SHOOTING TEAM EARNED SEVERAL TROPHIES RECENTLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: THE MARCO ISLAND CAT ARRIVES DURING CEREMONY OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: If your water pressure was low Sunday blame it on a water main break on North Collier around 10am . Police and Public works dpt worked together to repair the problem.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION OF THE 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD THIS PAST WEEKEND

 

 

 

 

 The National Council for Home Safety and Security announced last week that the safest citys were: No. 1 for 2019, Satellite Beach Fl.  Marco Island, which held the No. 1 spot for 2018 ranked No. 3 in 2019.

 

 

 

 

Allen Duquet,  Marco Island realtor, is accused of a ponzi scheme and scheming a Charlotte County family out of $400,000.  The couple sold property thinking they were getting  a brand new Sunseeker condominium.  A affidavit claims Duquet tricked the family into investing 400,000 in a new condo promising to put $300,000 in an escrow account and $100,00 to a bogus incentive program. The affidavit says Duquet was taking the money and spending it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

 Fire Alarm

Marco firemen called Wednesday (1/30/19) morning
198 S BARFIELD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic accident: Wed morning  S HEATHWOOD DR & SAN MARCO RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: WORK CONTINUES ON THE NEW TERMINAL BEING BUILT AT MARCO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT TO BE COMPLETED IN THE SUMMER

 

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

The line-up of musicians on the big stage at the 2019 Everglades Seafood Festival on the weekend of February 8-10 includes some new faces as well as old favorites. Making an appearance for the first time is The Petty Hearts, a tribute group to rock star Tom Petty (1950-2017). Also showing up is the South Florida rock combo Rambler who got together in 2012 and admit to liking Lynryd Skynyrd. Another tribute group, this one to Frankie Valli, is Let’s Hang On who return to perform on Friday night. More old favorites appearing  are Tim Elliott with his new single “I Got You”,  The Lost Rodeo, Tim Channon, Electric Lipstick, Lauren Mitchell, Gator Nate, and American Idol star from Miami Nadia Turner.

 

 Two Marco Island teenagers were in critical condition  following a traffic accident on I75 Monday near mile marker 57.

 Sarah Lintz, 19 and Joshua Jordan, 16, were rushed to the hospital along with two other teens, the driver, Jonathan Hurtley, 17, of Marco Island, and Anthony Blanco, 18, of Naples, both suffered minor injuries. Hurtley's vehicle struck the rear of a parked vehicle and the two vehicles caught fire. Lintz and Jordan were taken to Broward General Hospital. Hurtley and Blanco to Naples Community Hospital North. 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

 

 

MARCO CITY COUNCIL REJECTED AN APPLICATION FORA ZONING CHANGE FOR AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY AT TUESDAYS MEETING.  COUNCIL HEARD FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND CITIZENS AND DELIBERATED ABOUT FOUR HOURS BEFORE REACHING A DECISION.

 

ABOVE; OUTGOING MARCO AREA YMCA BOARD PRESIDENT JAYME LOWE AND INCOMING PRESIDENT ASHLEY LUPO

 

 

 

COUNTERFEIT BILLS HAVE TURNED UP ON MARCO ISLAND. A VISITOR TRIED TO USE ONE AT THE MARATHON STATION THEN REALIZED HE HAD BEEN GIVEN IT AS CHANGE AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. POLICE ARE CAUTIONING CITIZENS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT.

 

ABOVE; MARCO SAFETY FORCES WERE CALLED TO A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON SOUTHBOUND COLLIER BLVD WEDNESDAY THAT SHUT COLLIER FROM NORTH BARFIELD TO YELLOWBIRD. A CAR DRIVEN BY PATRICK STEWARD STRUCK A MAILBOX AND TREE.  HE WAS CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE. 3.7 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA WAS FOUND IN THE CAR

 

 

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145

Phone: (239) 315-8271  Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

The State Attorney's Office has dropped two felony charges against  Peter Tremont, 61 the Marco Island man that barricaded himself in his home during a standoff with police last month. He had been originally charged with aggravated assault against law enforcement for allegedly threatening Marco Island police officers in addition to the charge of aggravated assault against a person 65 or older.   The two charges will not be pursued due to insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.  He still faces an aggravated assault against his mother.

 

MARCO ISLAND COMPUTERS 606 BALD EAGLE 

 

ISLAND AUTOMOTIVE INC : 801 E Elkcam Cir, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1887

 

 Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) celebrates its 25th Anniversary by bringing home the enigmatic Key Marco Cat and other rare 500 to 1,500-year-old Pre-Columbian Native American artifacts discovered on Marco Island in 1896. The artifacts return on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. They will be exhibited at Marco Island Historical Museum January 2019 to April 2021.  MIHS presents a free, public grand opening for the Key Marco Artifacts exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

 

ABOVE; CITY OF MARCO ISL, POLICE, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND THE MARCO PATRIOTS REMOVE A DERELICT BOAT FROM THE MARCO WATERWAYS 1/19/19

 

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

 

THE HEAD OF I.T. FOR THE CITY OF MARCO HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR DUI AND HERON POSSESSION.  HE WAS ARRESTED LAST FRIDAY . ANTHONY CHIARADONNA WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE GOT A REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER.  HE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN ARRESTED FOR MISDEMEANOR BATTERY

BEACHWORKS Located in the Marco Town Center Mall in Beautiful Marco Island, Florida

 

 

ABOVE: FUTURE REPAIRS PLANNED ON THE ISLAND.  SCROLL DOWN TO THE COMPLETE STORY

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: STUDENTS AT MARCO AREA YMCA

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIRE DPT , EMS & CCSO ON SCENE OF MOTORCYCLE CRASH RT 41.  MED FLIGHT CALLED TO TRANSPORT FOR TRAUMA

 

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 Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have released plans for their first prescribed burns.  Burns will commence each day at 9 a.m. as weather permits starting Jan. 19 through the end of March.  Fires are planned for: west of Collier Boulevard and south of Henderson Creek, along Powerline Road (adjacent to Artesia and Treviso Bay), along Shell Island Road, and north and south ends of Keewaydin Island. Residents in adjacent areas will see and smell smoke. 

  

 

ABOVE MARCO FIRE BOAT 50 AND FIRE BOAT 90 RESPOND TO KICE ISLAND FOR A TRAUMATIC INJURY ON TUESDAY 1/15/19

 

Smoking on Marco beaches could end if Senator Joe Gruters of Sarasota gets his way.  He has proposed banning smoking on beaches in Collier County. Thousands of cigarette butts end up in the sand during cleanups.  The mayor of Naples has lent his support to the proposed bill and is asking others to do the same.

 

 

 Some fishermen in the area are stuck because the government shutdown is keeping them from renewing their federal fishing permits. Some federal fishing permits expire on January 31. Federal fishing permits allow fisherman to catch certain species nine miles or more offshore. It usually takes NOAA four to six weeks to process federal fishing permits. Now the process will take longer because of the shutdown.

  

 

ABOVE:  RESIDENTS OF MARCO ENJOYING ISLAND ROCKS SATURDAY NIGHT

 

On 1/8/19 at approximately 752pm, a seventy-five year old Marco Island resident was tackled in the parking lot of 100 N. Collier by two individuals.  The victim’s wallet was taken, as was his vehicle keys.  The two suspects, took cash from the wallet, dropped the wallet and fled the area in the victim’s vehicle.  Officers from the Marco Island Police Department responded to the scene and immediate area attempting to locate the victim’s vehicle / suspects. A BOLO broadcast to surrounding law enforcement agencies was transmitted, and a short time later Deputies from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office found and began pursing the vehicle.  The suspect’s subsequently crashed the stolen vehicle at the entrance of the Forest Glenn community on CR 951.  Two males were detained by CCSO personnel after fleeing the crash scene – one sustaining a K-9 bite and self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The injured suspect was transported to a local hospital, the second to the Naples Jail Center. 

 

Jermaine O. Fyffe (25 YOA of Fort Lauderdale) and Shomayo L. Morgan (26 YOA of Boynton Beach) are each being charged with:

  • 1 count of Robbery (F.S 812.13)

  • 1 count of Grand Theft Auto (F.S 812.014(2)(c)(6))


Additional charges may be filed as the investigation into the incidents are on-going.

 

ABOVE: AREA EFFECTED BY A WATER MAIN BREAK 4PM FRIDAY 1/11/19

 

 

 

ABOVE: A NEW HOOK AND LADDER TRUCK IS INITIATED ON FRIDAY 1/11/19

ABOVE: MARCO YMCA AFTER SCHOOL STUDENTS WORK THE " CROSS THE FROZEN RIVER" PROJECT FRIDAY 1/11/19

 

The project to install a light on Winterberry drive will start up again soon when the city will  drill another shaft the week of Feb. 4th.  The city is shooting for mid-March to finish the job.

ABOVE: THE FORMER BURGER KING ON SAN MARCO RD IS UNDERGOING RENOVATION.  A CHASE BANK BRANCH WILL LOCATE THERE..

 

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office warns people of distraction burglaries. Deputies are looking for thieves that took more than $40,000 worth of jewelry from a Collier home.  A man named Tony stopped by a house three times claiming to have a tree cutting business. After a discussion of the location of a property line he and the owner went to the backyard to check it out in the meantime someone entered the home and ransacked a safe.

 

  

ABOVE:MARCO  OFFICERS CELEBRATE OFFICER APPRECIATION DAY AT SAMI'S PIZZA 1/9/19

 

 

Marco Island, January 09, 2019. -- Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts was announced a winner of the renowned WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® in Marco Island. WeddingWire, Inc., a leading global online wedding marketplace, annually celebrates the top weddinprofessionals on WeddingWire across more than 20 service categories.

Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds. 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND NOW HAS AN INTERIM CITY MANAGER AFTER COUNCIL AGREED TO HIRE DAVID HARDEN OF DELRAY BEACH AT MONDAY'S 1/7/19 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  HIS CONTRACT GOES INTO EFFECT ON 1/8/19

 

 

 

 

At 3:19pm, the Marco Island Police Department was notified of a domestic violence incident on N. Copeland Dr.  It was reported that a male had threatened a family member with a firearm.  Responding Marco Island PD patrol officers found a male who threatened to kill the officers and refused to exit the residence peacefully.  MIPD officers secured the scene, summoned additional resources, and began evacuating nearby homes.  Members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office District Five patrol staff, SWAT Team, Bomb and Negotiation Units, Naples PD SWAT personnel, Marco Island Fire Rescue and Collier County EMS responded to assist MIPD.  After approximately five hours of negotiation, Peter D. Tremont, (61 YOA) a resident of 1661 N. Copeland Dr. was arrested without incident and transported to the Naples Jail Center.  Tremont has been charged with Aggravated Assault, however other charges may be forthcoming.  A night vision device and seventeen loaded firearms (pistols & rifles) were recovered at the scene.  MIPD is working with the family to secure all firearms in the home.  Neighbors have been given the all clear to return to their homes.  The Marco Island Police Department is grateful for the expertise and support lent by its sister agencies!

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: RESIDENTS MEET OVER THE WEEKEND TO REMEMBER HERB SAVAGE THE ARCHITECT OF MARCO ISLAND. 

 

THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE OLDE MARCO INN MAY REMODEL REMAINS UP IN THE AIR AS MARCO ISLAND'S PLANNING BOARD DECIDED TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION OF REZONING AT THAT LOCATION UNTIL A LATER MEETING. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INN ASK FOR MORE TIME TO ADDRESS CERTAIN ISSUES.

 

 CITY COUNCIL PASSED 7-0 THE WILDLIFE PROTECTION ORDINANCE AT MONDAYS (1/7/19) MEETING. ABOVE THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED PROMOTE THE LEGISLATION

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: HELICOPTER ARRIVES TO TRANSPORT MARCO RESIDENT TO TRAUMA UNIT AFTER A FALL 12/31/18

 

 

 

  

  

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE BUSY AT THE FIRING RANGE THIS PAST WEEK

When 2019 arrives  a 1 percent sales tax increase goes into effect in Collier County.  Also an increase in the Collier County sales tax, from 6 percent to 7 percent.  The increase was approved by voters in November and will effect Marco Island just like the rest of the county.

 

 
 



 

SATURDAY (12/22/18) A WATER MAIN BREAK IN THE AFTERNOON KEPT MANY ISLANDERS AWAY FROM THE POST OFFICE BOXES AT THE MAIN OFFICE.  REPAIRS WERE CONDUCTED BY CITY WATER DPT WORKERS

 

 

WITH HIGH WINDS BLOWING IN FROM THE GULF FRIDAY (12/21/18) EVERGLADES CITY SAW FLOODING OF IT'S STREETS IN MANY AREAS.  WATER UP TO A FOOT DEEP WAS REPORTED 

High winds caused wires to arc and drop in front of 740 Inlet drive on Marco around 4pm Friday (12/21/18)  Power was out on Sandhill, Honeysuckle, Orleans Ct, Heathwood Dr for approximately 2 hours.  No major damage occurred.

 

 

Maybe you called them crazy, a group of men taking advantage of  35 mph winds off Marco Island Friday.   Men from Broward County, Miami, and even France, who love to kite-board. 

 Marco Island is the perfect location, because of the wind direction.  The wind is traveling at  30 to 40 miles per hour at the Marco beaches.

 

   

TWO NEW OFFICERS, MORENO AND DE VITO HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE MARCO PD

 

AROUND 4PM ON THURSDAY (12/20/18) A WATER MAIN BREAK WAS REPORTED ON TIGER TAIL ST.  CREWS REPAIRED THE SPRAYING LINE 

  

 

AS SEVERE WEATHER MOVES THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL AUTOMATICALLY INTERRUPT  PROGRAMMING ON 98.1 FM ON MARCO AND 88.1 FM AT EVERGLADES CITY WITH WARNINGS SUCH AS TORNADO WARNING ETC.  KEEP YOUR RADIO ON THESE STATIONS FOR INSTANT ALERTS

 

 

  

 

 The International City/County Management Association’s board has voted to create sanctions against former Marco Island city manager Lee Niblock.  They claim violations of their code of ethics.  “ Niblock made unprofessional, highly inappropriate comments to the principal of a school located in the community where he served,” and "He also made unwelcome physical advances toward her during a dinner meeting.” said said a press release.

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: SCUBA MARCO WON THE BEST DECORATED BUSINESS AWARD THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

 Congratulations to the Street Parade Winners.

Best Overall in Parade - Marco Island Florist
Most Holiday Traditional - Knights of Columbus
Most Original - Newcomers
Most Entertaining - ARABA Shriners
Most Original by Children's Organization - Marco Presbyterian
Best Lighting - Walkers Marine
Best Overall Band Perormance - Golden Gate H.S, Titans Band
Best Marching Band - Marco Island Charter MIddle School
Most Patriotic - Marco Patriots

  

ABOVE: HOOK AND LADDER FD TRUCK DECORATED FOR THE ISLAND STYLE CHRISTMAS PARADE HELD SATURDAY 12 15 18

    

  

ABOVE: MORE PICTURES FROM THE CHRISTMAS PARADE

 

 

 Marco Island City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase protection areas around burrowing owls and gopher tortoises.   Fines will  start at $150 and increase for frequent violators.  The new zones increase to 33 feet around the nest.

 

In Collier County, trash, recycling and yard waste will not be collected Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day. There is no make-up day. If Tuesday, December 25 is your collection day, your solid waste collection service will resume on your next regularly scheduled collection day. The recycling drop-off centers will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. The county landfill and the Immokalee transfer station will be closed Tuesday, December 25.

 

  

Celebrating 40 years of safer boating on Marco Island past Commanders of Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron, also known as America’s Boating Club.  Left to right are:  past Commanders Gary Riss (2009-11), John Noffze (2006-07), Andrea Battaglia (2004-05), Lee Harness (2005-06), Patricia Cavanaugh (2008-09), Ted Reiss (2013-14), Steven Moore (2011-12), Peggy Reiss (2015-16), William Hughes (2016-17), Carl Thieme (2014-15) and current Commander Gene Burson (2018-19).  America’s Boating Club - Marco Island held a 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance at Hideaway Beach Club December 16 to celebrate its founding as a Squadron of the United States Power Squadrons in 1978.

 

 

On December 12th, 2:30pm, A Marco Island School Resource Officer was notified by MIA school personnel students were discussing the rumor of a gun on campus.  seventeen-year-old Seth T. Hooks of Chokoloskee (FL) confessed to having a rifle in his vehicle.  Hooks said he  left the firearm in the vehicle after hunting.  The unloaded rifle was recovered.  Hooks was placed under arrest for Possessing a firearm on school property and transported to the juvenile detention center.  

 

 

  

  

A 14 year old male from Naples (FL) has been charged with Petty Theft in conjunction with a thieft incident shown above.  MIPD developed the leads to solve this case in conjunction with support from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.  MIPD is grateful for the many concerned citizens seeking to assist MIPD in this investigation!  Keep in mind the installation of security cameras, requiring signatures for delivery, having packages delivered to your place of work, asking neighbors to assist by accepting or watching packages, or requesting a mail hold if you are out of town, can help to decrease package theft from residences.

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GETS A NEW SIGN

 

 

 

 

 Dozens of birds were found sick and dying on Marco Island over the past months and preliminary results from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation says the cause is red tide.  Biologists evaluated five terns to determine the cause of death. Tests listed brevetoxicosis, or red tide, as the likely cause.  Multiple tissues from the birds were tested at the Harmful Algal Bloom lab in St. Pete.   Moderate levels of the toxin was found in all five birds. 

 

During an October Marco Island City Council Meeting, a resident made an allegation of sexual assault and kidnapping against multiple on-duty Marco Island Police Officers.  Officers had been called to the resident's  home to assist Florida Department of Children and Families regarding a custody issue.   Marco Police Department requested Collier County Sheriff's Office investigate the allegations.   Marco Island Police reviewed the allegation finding no criminal or policy violations.   Chief Schettino reminds the community the Department takes seriously it’s responsibility to provide transparent, professional, service-oriented law enforcement services to the City of Marco Island.

 

 

 

The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise is accepting applications to participate in “Marco’s Got Talent.” The show is March 5, 2019 event organizers are lining up talent now. Initial applications will be reviewed and the committee will select the best in a variety of talents and skills. All performers will be evaluated and provide entertainment for attendees the night of the event.

 

Marco’s radio station 98.1 FM is supporting the event with commercial packages for sponsors. Sponsorship packages are still available and information on sponsorship packages may be obtained by request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Casting call is now open. Anyone interested will need to provide a description of their act and a video for review. Registration forms may be obtained from www.marcoislandsunriserotary.org or by request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or P.O. Box 1427, Marco Island, Florida 34146. 

 

HARBOR GOLDSMITH 680 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 394-9275

 

 THE WINNERS FOR BEST DECORATED HOUSE ON THE ISLAND HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

 BEST DECORATED HOUSE WINNER:  Eric & Suzi Szczepanski

513 Nassau Ct.

 

 BEST DECORATED BUSINESS WINNER:  Scuba Marco

1141 Bald Eagle Drive.

??Christmas House Decorating Contest Finalists:??

Top 10 Homes in no particular order:
1208 Fruitland
151 Channel
1264 Whiteheart
91 Bermuda
1453 Bermuda
1842 Dogwood
1591 Galleon
975 Leo
780 Copeland

 

 MARCO COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY SELECTED DAVID HARDEN TO BE THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER EFFECTIVE JANUARY 7TH IF A CONTRACT CAN BE SIGNED. . HARDEN WAS THE DELRAY BEACH MANAGER.

 

 

    

ABOVE:  GREAT WEATHER HELPED SPUR A GREAT TURNOUT FOR MARCO'S CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE ON SATURDAY

 

 

 

 

 Collier County, trash, recycling and yard waste will not be collected Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day. There is no make-up day. If Tuesday, December 25 is your collection day, your solid waste collection service will resume on your next regularly scheduled collection day. 

 

MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 People are preparing for the dry season by watering their lawns and cutting down overgrown vegetation.  Fire Crews say with low humidity and high winds it’s easier for a fire to spread people shouldn’t burn anything outside or throw out lit cigarettes and don’t drive in tall grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: MANY DECORATED HOMES AROUND THE ISLAND

 

 
  

ABOVE: THE KIWANIS 5K RUN KICKED OFF SATURDAY MORNING

 

 

One year after artist Marian Miller’s death, Marco Island Center for the Arts Clay Guild has included a small retrospective of her work from woven baskets, knitting, pastels to clay bowls and vases in the Center’s December exhibition “Art of Clay:  Faces, Figures and Fantasies” from December 3 – 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  

   

  

 At 5:55 Thursday morning, Marco Fire Rescue received a call of a boat fire at 1089 Bald Eagle Drive, Riverside Marina.  Crews found smoke emanating from a 50 foot yacht. The countywide MERT system was enacted. Boats from Marco, Greater Naples, and Naples and land-based crews responded. Fire emanated from the pilot house. Marco PD  attempted to move adjacent boats. Utilizing engine 51 and fire boat 50, crews were able to stop the fire from spreading.  Reports were that a person might be on board but crews found no one on board. Investigators from Marco Fire Rescue responded to the scene and the fire appeared to be electrical in the lower cabin area. The vessel is a total loss. The owner was on scene with investigators. The actions  of all crews did prevent the fire from spreading . 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  SGT BRIAN GRANNEMAN RECEIVING HIS SERGEANT'S BADGE BY HIS MOTHER AND CHIEF SCHETTINO AT A CEREMONY FRIDAY NIGHT

 

 

 

WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

NEWS REPORTS HAVE SURFACED THAT A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER ON MARCO ISLAND HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF HITTING THREE GIRLS AND ONE BOY STUDENT AT THE MARCO CHARTER  MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOOL RECENTLY.  THE TEACHER,   WHO TEACHES COMPUTER SCIENCE HAS NOT BEEN AT SCHOOL SINCE REPORTS SURFACED.  MARCO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS FILED BY PARENTS.  THE SCHOOL HAS NOT RELEASED DETAILS

 

 

 

 

  

  

ABOVE; A CREW PUTS UP THE MARCO ISLAND CHRISTMAS TREE AT VETERAN'S PARK READY FOR LIGHTING ON SATURDAY

 

 

DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

   

 

 ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: ERINMIA MILCHMAN ACCEPTS THE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR HER EFFORTS WITH THE MARCO PATRIOTS.

 

 Rick and Lisa Popoff owners of Rick's Island Salon & Day Spa have received the 2018 President's Recognition Award!                                                     

City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on boards and committees:  Audit Advisory Committee, Beach & Coastal Resources Advisory Committee, Beautification Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Planning Board, Waterways Advisory Committee individuals should complete an on-line application under the “Boards and Committees” link at cityofmarcoisland.com  The deadline for applications is December 31, 2018.  More information at 389-5010.

 

 

 

 SO FAR MARCO ISLAND HAS PAID 30,000 IN LEGAL FEES IN THE CIVIL SUITE AND INVESTIGATION INTO OFFICER KEVIN HENNINGS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WHILE ON DUTY.  HE WAS FIRED SEPTEMBER 18TH.

 

Collier deputies arrested a man who twice drove a stolen car to a pawn shop North of Marco to sell stolen merchandise.  A red 2015 Hyundai and a 32-inch TV were reported missing from an East Naples home and sold at Capital Pawn. Surveillance showed the TV being sold for $50  five days before anyone noticed it was gone.

 

 

 

 

 

  

SANTA CLAUS ARRIVED ON MARCO ISLAND FRIDAY EVENING WITH A GRAND PARADE.  HE MADE SEVERAL STOPS AFTERWORD INCLUDING THE ONE ABOVE

 

ABOVE: HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE MARCO SAFETY FORCES FAMILY TO YOURS

The “White Van Scam " is afoot.  It involves handymen who completed installation jobs and have extra theater speakers, surround sound or projectors.They say the electronics s worth $1,500 to $2,000, but they’re only worth $300 to $400, and then try selling them out of the   back of their trucks.  At least one attempt was made on Marco last week.

 

 

 

 

 Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Rookery Bay Research Reserve has completed assessment of nesting efforts for the sea turtle nesting season and reported more than 10,000 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings made their way out of their Cape Romano nests, south of Marco Island nearly twice the number of hatchlings as any prior year since 2006.

 

 

 

THE LOWES STORE NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND WILL REMAIN OPEN DESPITE THEIR WEB SITE BEING TAKEN DOWN.  NONE OF THE LOWES IN THE COLLIER COUNTY AREA ARE SLATED TO CLOSE BUT OTHERS UP NORTH ARE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE:  MARCO FIREMEN COMPLETING SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILLS THIS WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 Marco Island Center for the Arts Board Member and Gala Chairperson Kimberly Porter hosted a patron party November 15th for early sponsors and supporters of The Gala “Celebrate Art by the Sea”taking place February 16, 2019. 

This private thank you party was held at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Chef Robert Aylwin II prepared delectable hors d’oeuvres.A wine tasting of four different Roses’ was generously provided by the Folktale Winery & Vineyards in Carmel, CA. Attendees enjoyed the local band Billie J and the Big Easy.

 

 
 

 

 THE COST TO THE CITY OF MARCO IN PURSUING THE CITY MANAGER'S JOB HAS PASSED $156,000.  MORE COSTS ARE EXPECTED AS THE SEARCH FOR AN INTERIM MANAGER CONTINUES

 

 

 

 

A Relay for Life Team has been created "In Memory of Disco Dave" Relay for Life Marco Island is Saturday, Marco 30, 2019 at Mackle Park.Donate or join the Virtual Team by going to cancer.org  Search Relay for Life Marco Island Search for In Memory of Disco Dave Team  Hit the donate button and donate to a great cause. Team Goal is $5000

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: On 11/20/18 at 11:14pm MIPD Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.   Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana.  The driver admitted to possessing marijuana.  Dudley D. Campbell, 47 years old of Salt Lake City, UT was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Officers found over 130 grams of marijuana and marijuana wax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: SEA LIFE IS RETURNING TO THE BEACHES OF MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 

 

 

New members of Marco council were sworn in and Erik Brechnitz was voted chairperson the three new members will interview all of the three finalists for interim  city manager before the Dec. 10 meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: NEW BIKE GIVEN OUT AT MARCO YMCA ANNUAL BUILD A BIKE EVENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  BOOK FAIR GOING ON  AT MARCO YMCA AGES 2/TEEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Mike Held:  Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We setup a food drop off box at Keep In Touch (135 S Barfield Dr. - Shops of Marco - (the "The Little Post Office") for the holidays and ask you to please donate dry goods. Thank you and wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  MARCO OFFICERS, HANS, ROD AND ED AT THEIR CIT GRADUATION THIS PAST WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) formally approved doing business as “America’s Boating Club - Marco Island.”  This identity change approved November 14th by the MISPS governing board and ratified by the organization’s members at its annual meeting.  

 

 

Crabbers hope an upcoming cold front will improve stone crab season.  2017's red tide might be having a bad effect on the  industry.   It's  difficult to catch stone crabs but they sell well the problem is finding them.  Fishermen in Everglades City hope they have enough crabs to serve customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO PATRIOTS GIVE $10,000 TO THE MIFIRE FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa has completed a $60 million transformation inside and out.  The Hilton closed  June of 2017 after a small electrical fire, hotel owners had plans to renovate the hotel in 2018, but after the fire and again because of a flood, the project was pushed ahead.  Renovations were made to guest rooms, the main lobby, dining areas and pool deck area.

 

 

 

 

Threats of violence to Collier schools were phoned in Tuesday.   A group targeted  Collier County Schools and others.  The threats were a hoax.  The Collier threats were determined to have been made from Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

www.alliedpavers.com 217 Collier Blvd., #102 Marco Island, FL 34145

 

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: RESIDENTS OF MARCO ATTEND THE ANNUAL VETERANS CELEBRATION ON MONDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO POLICE BROUGHT OUT A COPTER TO SEARCH FOR A MISSING MAN NEAR THE MARRIOTT FRIDAY NIGHT.  HE WAS FOUND IN A NEARBY BEACH SIDE STRUCTURE UNHURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: OFFICER FERRIS DURING CANDIDATE SWIMMING TESTING FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE FOUNDATION DINNER DISCUSSES MARCO PD FUTURE

 

 

 

 

 MARIO'S HAS KARAOKE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT STARTING AT 8PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: NEW ADDITIONS TO THE EVERGLADES CITY COMMUNITY CENTER

 

 

 

 

Police report: 10/09/2018 Officers were dispatched to a residence on Waikiki in reference to a stolen package.  Investigation continues. 10/13/2018 Officers were dispatched to Bald Eagle Drive in reference to a hit and run accident. The driver of the vehicle was located and arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and was transported to Naples Jail Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND'S CHOP239 HAS CLOSED.  THE RESTAURANT IN THE ESPLANADE HAD BEEN A STAPLE OF THE COMPLEX FOR MANY YEARS.  NO INFORMATION CONCERNING A REOPEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: STUDENTS IN THE MARCO ISLAND DARE PROGRAM THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 VOTES FOR MARCO CITY COUNCIL FINAL PERCENTAGE

Votes
Erik C. Brechnitz (NON)
24.86%
5,864
Jim Richards (NON)
17.11%
4,037
Victor N. Rios (NON)
18.71%
4,414
Jerry Swiacki (NON)
17.67%
4,169
Sam Young (NON)
21.65%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
Fiddlers Creek CDD, Seat 2 (Vote For 1)
Participating Precincts Reporting: 
 
Choice
Percent
Votes
Torben Christensen (NON)
52.33%
416
Rich Peterson (NON)
47.67%
379
 
 
795
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Port of the Islands CID, Seat 4 (Vote For 1)
Participating Precincts Reporting: 
 
Choice
Percent
Votes
Roger Henry Ducoffre (NON)
34.41%
128
Teri O'Connell (NON)
65.59%
244
 
 
372
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 November 5, 5:50pm  Marco Police and Fire responded to 25 Front St FOR a single vehicle traffic crash. A man crashed a scooter, was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.  The victim was Ronald Burger, 75  of Marco Island.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories persist that vandalism occurred in a Marco cemetery.  Police were notified and are conducting an investigation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11/2/18, 9:46pm, two Marco Island juveniles, ages 16 & 14 were arrested for kidnapping and assault on Ludlow Rd Newell Terrace .  The victims were also juveniles, between 13 - 15.  The victims did not know the offenders.  Police assure the community there is no danger, this was an isolated incident involving juveniles – each of which has been identified and apprehended.  

 

 

  

 THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 Marco Island Planning Board approved the site development plan for Publix’s at Barfield Drive and San Marco Road for a new store.  The current 39,000-square-foot store will be replaced by a 48,000-square-foot store.  The new  store will have a pharmacy inside, a drive-thru, more prepared foods, improved wine and cheese selection and  floral department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A man was killed on I-75 in North of Marco and Everglades City Monday.  At 1 p.m. at mile marker 88, between SR-29 and Collier Boulevard exits, going north.  David Sabatelli, 53, was driving a van and lost control hitting a guardrail.  First respondents attempted CPR then rushed him to the hospital. He was pronounced dead.

 

 

 

 

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145

 HEAR DR JASPER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10AM ON 98.1 FM MARCO / 88.1 FM EVERGLADES CITY

Phone: (239) 315-8271  Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A mile of beach on the West side of Marco Island is part of a regrading project being done by Collier County government. 170,000 cubic yards of sand will be brought in from the gulf to re-slope the sand and remove depressions that hold rainwater. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Marco Island police officer is being investigated after a claim received that he had communicated with a woman in a sexual way while on duty.  Sargent Mark Haueter is being investigated by internal affairs after the Marco Eagle newspaper was approached by a person following the announcement of an earlier investigation involving other officers.  The person provided copies of instant messages sent between the Sargent and a woman.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour guides are afraid of losing work because of new fees

at Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve between Everglades

City and Alligator Alley.  New permitting fees went into effect

Thursday for commercial operations such as tour guides in the

Fakahatchee Strand.

 It now costs each commercial operator $800 for a permit,

$2 per person  coming into the park, and 13 percent of all 

sales.  The state and Friends of Fakahatchee group say the

money  goes directly back into the park.  Tour guides are

worried ecotourism will simply fall apart and affect Everglades City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: TRICK OR TREAT ON MARCO WEDNESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: THE GOVERNOR VISITED THE MARCO THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WITH KARAOKE FRIDAY NIGHTS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO AMERICAN LEGION MEETS THE MARCO YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN UNDERGO SMOKE TRAINING THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two men impersonated police officers and stole a vehicle on I75 North East of Marco Island Saturday.  The men in camouflage jackets drove a white pickup truck with flashing red and blue lights and pulled over a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, ordered the people inside to get out then stole the car and took off towards Broward County.  The other got into the truck and drove away leaving the two who had been in the car by the side of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO'S NEWEST BUDDING SWAT MEMBER AND THE CHIEF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A man wanted on Marco island  made off with  $900 in coins from a machine with a defective door at a Publix in East Naples.  Video shows 30-year-old Christian Bohn  allegedly taking bags containing money from a coin machine.  Bohn has an active warrant from Marco Island. He is currently being held in jail for unrelated charges .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An anonymous political website claimed to be run by a group of Marco Island citizen watchdogs committed to anonymity has been outed by the Coastal Breeze newspaper. Coastal Breeze News lodged a complaint with Domain by Proxy, the website host who  revealed the site is owned by city councilman Larry Honig.   The site has been critical of the Chamber of Commerce, MICA and other organizations on the island.  Honig claimed he had lent the site to the group and claimed no responsibility for it's content..  The anonymous site had been the source of much criticism of the community and attacks on candidates for city council in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND QUICKSTOP

Address1767 San Marco Rd, Marco Island, FL 34145

Hours

Open  Closes 9PM Phone(239) 389-2029

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

  

  

 

 

ABOVE: PICS FROM THE PAST WEEK'S MARCO CITY OPEN HOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES ON MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO'S OWN HAUNTED HOSPITAL MADE IT'S DEBUT OVER THE WEEKEND

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MIFR engine 51 crew helping children be safe during St Marks trunk or treat

 

 





 

  

                                                           

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIRE, POLICE AND THE CITY MANAGER HONOR HERB AND EMILY SAVAGE AT THE DEDICATION OF THEIR ROOM AT THE MARCO ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM WEDNESDAY 10 24 18

                                                                             

 




 

   

  

 

ABOVE: PICTURES FROM THE JERRY ADAMS CHILI COOK OFF SATURDAY 10 20 18

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  PARKS AND RECREATION DISPLAY TABLE DURING MARCO CITY OPEN HOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO EMERGENCY DPTS RESPOND TO A ROLL OVER TRAFFIC ACCIDENT THURSDAY 10 18 18 NIGHT ON SOUTH COLLIER BLVD.  INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIRE AND POLICE ON EDEN CT THURSDAY AFTERNOON 10 18 18  AFTER A REPORT OF A GAS LEAK WAS RECEIVED.  RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED AND THE APARTMENT CLEARED.  

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS   MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

 

 

A complaint filed with the state alleges that Marco city council candidate Dr. Jerry Swiacki committed five violations of statutes by failing to follow requirements for political advertisements and improperly coding and reporting campaign expenses.  The complaint  is confidential until the state election commission makes a determination. It appears the complainant only wanted certain island news media to know of the issue as a copy of the complaint was served to only certain selected news media.  98.1 fm, Marco's radio station's news department was not sent a copy. 

 

 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

 
 

 

 

 Naples, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) has lifted the precautionary swim advisory for all Collier County beaches. Testing results indicate bacteria levels are within the accepted healthy level.

 

  

ABOVE; REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS MET TO DISCUSS IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE CITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO PLAYERS REHEARSE FOR THEIR NEXT PLAY " REHEARSAL FOR MURDER "

 

 

ABOVE: VISITOR GETS A TOUR OF THE MARCO POLICE FACILITIES

 

 

 

ABOVE: REPRESENTATIVES FROM MARCO CITY ATTEND A SYMPOSIUM ON SHORE BIRDS AT THE ROOKERY

 

 

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

Marco Island’s purchasing and risk manager Lina Upham plead no contest to DUI first offense  Monday morning in court.   She was arrested July 7 after she crossed the center median and crashed her vehicle at Collier Boulevard and Championship Drive.  Upham was ruled  guilty and sentenced her to 12 months of probation and 50 hours of community service. She will lose her driver’s license for 12 months.  

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS HELD THIS WEEK

 

 Complaints about the city of Marco Island’s sidewalk ordinance has resulted in the City Council agreeing to hold off on enforcement until changes are brought forward.

 Larry Honig proposed changes to the city’s sidewalk ordinance which requires property owners to construct sidewalks on all property.

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO ISLAND POLICE HAVE A NEW VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AND A HIGHER WHEEL BASE 

 

 

 

 

It looks like the new incoming Marco city council will decide who will be the new interim city manager after council could not reach an agreement Thursday.  When council voted as to which candidate to hire the vote came up 4 to 2 each time but rules say the decision must be made with a minimum of five votes for a particular candidate.  David Harden was interviewed by council but then walked out of the meeting leaving two candidates left.   

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  WINN DIXIE CONTRIBUTES CHECK TO THE MARCO PATRIOTS.  THE STORE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY DURING THE STORE'S GRAND REOPENING THURSDAY

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 



 

 

   

ABOVE: RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT HANDLING EMERGENCYS  ON MARCO ISLAND WITH A DEMONSTRATION ON WEDNESDAY

 



  
 
 
 

  The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act will allocate $40,000 this year towards providing school resource officers at Marco Island schools.

 City Council Monday will have to pass a resolution agreeing to a memorandum of understanding with Collier County Public Schools to accept the funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 FORMER CITY MANAGER LEE NIBLOCK'S HEARING HAS BEEN MOVED TO NOVEMBER 14TH.  THE FORMER MANAGER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH BATTERY ON A MARCO ISLAND WOMAN. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone crabbers await to see how the harvest will go this year.  Red tide has already killed thousands of crabs.  Many species of crabs have washed up on Collier County beaches. Scientists say the crabs were escaping a dead zone of oxygen in the ocean. They said if stone crabs are dying, they're likely dying on the bottom.  Crabbers in Everglades City make their living off of stone crabs and are waiting to learn if there are many crabs to harvest

 

 
 

 

 

 Marco city council has interviewed two of the three candidates for interim city manager in the past ten days.  Maria Menendez, former assistant city manager of Coral Gables and assistant village manager of Pinecrest, and James Hock, former city manager of Joliet, Ill. and Park Ridge, Ill and David Harden, former city manager of Winter Park and Del Ray Beach are the three candidates left from a larger field.  

 

  

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

MARCO POLICE AND FIRE UNITS SEARCHED THE AREA AROUND THE JOLLY BRIDGE MONDAY 10 2 18 MORNING AROUND 8 AM AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN THE AREA.  AFTER A COMPLETE SEARCH USING BOATS OFFICERS IT WAS DETERMINED THAT NO DANGER EXISTED.  LAST YEAR A WOMAN JUMPED TO HER DEATH FROM THE JOLLY BRIDGE AND A WEEK LATER OFFICERS RESCUED A MAN WHO ALSO WAS ATTEMPTING TO JUMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Boat 50, @GN_Fire Boat 90,@MyFWC and @CollierSheriff responded to a medical call off shore on the Key west Express Monday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO SHORES RESIDENTS BE AWARE THE TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF DISINFECTION BEGINS OCT 5TH THROUGH NOV 16.  Customers on Kidney Dialysis using a proportioning machine to prepare dialysate at home should contact their physician or equipment supplier to obtain the appropriate steps to accommodate the change in water disinfection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Visitation to Collier County in August was 102,800, a 4.2 percent drop from August 2017 attributed to the perception of red tide in Collier County.   In October the CVB plans to ask commissioners for $250,000 to market to attract people to the area.  It aims to attract more people via social media, radio and TV.

 

 

 

AROUND 3PM ON TUESDAY 9 25 18 A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF COLLIER BLVD SLOWED TRAFFIC TO A STOP ABOUT 45 MINUTES.  FIRE AND OTHER CREWS WEnt TO THE SCENE. TRAFFIC WAS REROUTED OFF THE ISLAND VIA THE GOBER BRIDGE.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:   COLLIER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ACCEPTS A PROCLAMATION NAMING 9 25 18 AS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

 

 

 

On September 28th, 2018, the City of Marco Island deployed a three-way stop at South Barfield Dr. and Winterberry Dr to provide additional safety to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians using the new shared use pathways at this intersection.  Meanwhile the light at Collier and Winterberry is delayed because when digging to place footings for one of the poles a main sewer line was encountered that officials were not aware of.  This may delay the project for six months

 

 

It appears an organized group has been busy on Marco stealing boats including four vessel thefts between 5/6/2018 and 9/6/2018 on Thrush Ct., Taylor Ct., Century Dr. and Austin Ct. are all within a less than 1 mile radius from each other.  The similarity of the thefts include:  All Yamahas 300hp+ ,All in the same area, All have a high fuel capacity, None newer then 2015, Minimum Security, Power supplied to Lifts were ON, All within Collier and Smokehouse Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation pointed a webcam at the Tract K eagles’ nest and have placed it for viewing on line.  Nesting season starts October first.  They hope viewers can watch the couple raise at least a baby.  LCEC  placed the cameras weeks ago.  The camera can be seen here:  http://marcoislandnaturepreserve.org/eagle-camera/

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  TEAM BUILDING AT MARCO POLICE STATION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After completing an Internal Affairs Investigation started 3/29/2018, the Marco Island Police Department has terminated the job of Police Officer Kevin Hennings effective 9/18/18..

The Department investigated Hennings for violations of Departmental General Orders from on-duty inappropriate conduct with an adult female, Hennings was found to have violated General Orders associated with Conduct (Non-Compliance with Directives, Integrity, and, Conduct Unbecoming) and Telecommunications.

This investigation provides a clear message that the Marco Island Police Department takes all violations of general orders or policy seriously.  

 

 

 

 

The next time you dial 911 from an iPhone on Marco and SW Florida dispatchers will be able to pinpoint your location to send help.  National cell phone device and service providers have teamed up with 911 call centers including the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, to offer device-based location services for anyone dialing 911 in an emergency.   Anyone calling from an Apple phone in Collier County can have their location automatically relayed to dispatchers, who will be able to better direct first responders.  Apple users must first download the latest iOS update (iOS 12) for the service. Google has not yet enabled the service, once it is enabled, the software on the phone will send locations automatically, and nothing is required of the user

 

 

 

 Marco Island has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act because the city failed to provide closed captioning for videos on the city's  cable broadcasts.  Eddie I. Sierra filed suit in U.S. District Court, Middle District on July 26.  The council's settlement is for an amount less than $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MEMBERS OF THE MARCO AREA YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

  

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO FIREMEN AND OTHER SAFETY FORCES WERE CALLED OUT TUESDAY MORNING 9/11/18 TO A FIRE CALL AT THE CHARTER CLUB ON MARCO ISLAND AT 700 SOUTH COLLIER BLVD. THE FIRE WAS IN A GENERATOR ROOM AND QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED.  NO ONE WAS INJURED

 

 

 

  

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, and state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, visited Everglades City on the anniversary of Irma, to discuss recovery efforts.   Everglades City has yet to reap the benefits of1.4 billion givin the state by congressto help rebuild.

 Everglades City is also waiting for money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency the city has submitted 18 projects totaling $2.5 million, and FEMA hasn’t reviewed any of them .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AS OF 9 9 18 THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES BEING CONSIDERED FOR MARCO ISLAND  INTERIM CITY MANAGER HAS BEEN WHITTLED DOWN TO THREE.  THE THREE WILL INTERVIEW ON SEPTEMBER 25TH AND 27TH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 1,000 bears are roaming Southwest Florida so Collier County commissioners plan to request $90,000 of funding from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and purchase 400 bear-resistant trash cans. If the county gets the grant, the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Division will add $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

It looks cute and harmless, but the Puss Caterpillar can put you in the hospital. Southwest Florida is seeing an increase lately. Puss caterpillars have fuzzy backs and are easily identifiable.   The caterpillars will become moths, but while growing, they contain venom. None have been reported on Marco as yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS MAN.  IF YOU HAVE SEEN HIM PLEASE CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

 

 

 

 Everglades city has applied for a grant for $2 million to elevate 20 to 25 homes to comply with current building codes any home or trailer that had been damaged more than 50 percent of the value must be brought up to code.  The city will also replace its streetlights and some community signs damaged by Irma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Above: In 2020, Marco Island Center for the Arts will be celebrating its 50th year of celebrating the arts, growing artistic skills in newcomers, developing expertise in the talented and promoting an appreciation of arts for patrons, the public and tourists. The core of the educational programming is the talented teaching artists that treat students like artists while focusing on fundamental skills and their specialized medium techniques. New classes in clay, metal smithing, mixed media, oil and watercolor are being offered during the 2018 – 2019 season. 

 

 

 

Dr Josephone V. Jasper MD  40 Heathwood

Drive Suite E, Marco island.  HEAR DR JASPER SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 10AM WHEN SHE ANSWERS MEDICAL QUESTIONS FROM MARCO RESIDENTS ON THE SUGAR HOUR

  

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: STUDENTS FROM EVERGLADES CITY TAKING PART IN GREATER MARCO YMCA EVERGLADES CITY ASPIRE

 

 

 

Chadd Chustz who worked as an environmental for the city of Marco Island has sued the city for wrongful termination of his employment saying he was deprived of his free speech when he reported environmental violations.  He claims he found false reports dealing with Mangroves.  The city had fired him because of what they termed poor performance.

 

  

   

 

ABOVE; LEADERSHIP MARCO SPENDS A DAY WITH MARCO ISLAND SAFETY FORCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH MARCO UTILITIES RESPONDED TO A WASTEWATER SPILL ON PALM ST AND BALD EAGLE WEDNESDAY MORNING.  DRIVERS WERE ADVISED TO AVOID THE AREA WHILE THE SPILL IS BEING CLEANED UP

 

Marco city council met Tuesday and read a proclamation recognizing the Greater Marco Family YMCA.  They also heard a report from the Ad Hoc Parking Solutions Commitee and gave first reading to to an ordinance reducing water utility STRP surcharges from 5% to 4%.  They discussed group housing and Assisted living home facility density and intensity.

City council continued it's quest to find a temporary city manager from the FCCMA adviser program.

 

   

ABOVE : RESCUE OF A MANATEE AT ROSE MARINA OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

  

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

DATE: 07/17/2018 Marco Island police  were dispatched to the Snook Inn in reference to theft of fishing poles stolen from a vehicle. Three male subjects were located and arrested Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance and were transported to the Naples Jail Center. 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 KEEP IN TOUCH in: Shops of Marco Address: 135 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 393-6300

 

 

 

Collier County and Lee County schools have banned backpacks at all sporting events.

Collier County Public Schools no longer allow backpacks, cinch bags, and large bags at high school stadiums and gymnasiums.  Lee County Schools are also  banning anything that can be construed as a weapon.  More police and deputies will be patrolling as well.

 

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: MARCO AMBULANCE AND FIRE DPT AT THE CORNER OF BALD EAGLE AND COLLIER BLVD WEDNESDAY MORNING 10:45AM

 

WITH ALL THREE PRECINCTS REPORTING THE MARCO ISLAND AMBULANCE ISSUE FAILED 46.05  TO 53.95% 

 

ROY TERRY AND JEN MITCHELL WIN THE SCHOOL BOARD RACES AND PENNY TAYLOR AND ANDY SOLIS  WON THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RACE WITH CRYSTAL KINZEL WINNING THE CLERK OF COURTS RACE

 

 

 

 The Collier County Sheriff's Office identified a man whose body was found in Ochopee earlier this month.  Jorge Alejandro Bernal-Iznaga, 21, was found near the 57000 block of U.S. 41 East  Aug. 18

 

  

    

ABOVE: OUR OWN TONEY DELUCIA AKA STEVE REYNOLDS IS HONORED BY THE ROTARY

 

  

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND, GREATER NAPLES AND NORTH COLLIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS DO A STRUCTURE FIRE DRILL FROM MIFR BOAT 50

 

 

Marco Kwik Stop/Marathon is looking for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious early Saturday morning 12 to 3 a.m. During that time the store was broken into if anyone saw anything can you please contact Marco police. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AT 8:37 AM THURSDAY ( 8 23 18 ) MARCO FIRE AND POLICE WERE CALLED TO COLLIER BLVD IN FRONT OF THE MARRIOTT HOTEL TO INVESTIGATE A THREE VEHICLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.  MAJOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO ALL THREE.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

Watch out what you pull up around Marco's lakes.  Rocky Kale of the Model Yacht club on the island was arrested and taken to jail for removing weeds from Mackle Park Lake.   He and five other members were trying to launch a jon boat to reset buoys in the lake.  Two months later FF&W arrested him for removing weeds from the lake.  He posted bond and was released.  Strangely enough, the weeds were scheduled to be removed shortly according to officials.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco Island residents, sportsman, captains and boaters. Here is a chance to contribute to our preservation of water quality. The Red Tide Offshore Monitoring Program needs volunteers to collect offshore water samples from all coastal Florida counties.  To see counties where volunteers are needed, visit Volunteer OpportunitiesExternal Website. Volunteers must be able to collect water samples at least once a month from piers, bridges, or docks alongshore or from locations at least 1 mile offshore. They may be asked to respond to reports of algal blooms and collect water samples for analysis. FWRI pays for sampling supplies and shipping costs.  Sign up here  https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1572867266

 

 

 

A convicted felon accused of impersonating a police officer and harassing a Marco Island renter faces new charges.  In June Marco Island police arrested 35-year-old Nicholas Troemner for aggravated assault and now have added charges after investigating new video.  Troemner is seen wearing a bulletproof vest and fake badge and armed with a hatchet and flashlight. He also has a fixed blade behind his back. Troemner violently orders a renter and another man out of their home.  Troemner was previously charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and arrested in a massive steroid bust.

 
 
 

The Marco Island  parking committee is looking into bringing in a free taxi service to the island by using a public-private partnership after hearing a presentation from The Nickel Ride a free taxi service funded through business sponsorships and a government subsidy Using a smartphone application as a hailing system.  The company could deploy nine cabs.

 The service would operate in areas where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less.

 

 

Can't make it to the game?  Hear all the action of Marco Island Academy vs Community School Friday at 7pm on 98.1 fm Marco  /  88.1 fm Everglades City.  Also, streamed on Tunein.

If you are going to the game don't forget it will be played on the Baron Collier field .

  

 

  

ABOVE:  MARCO POLICE RESCUE AN INJURED BIRD OVER THE WEEKEND

 

    

ABOVE: A FIRE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON DESTROYED A 1988 PORSCHE CAUSING $35,000 DAMAGE.  ENGINE 51 RESPONDED TO THE SCENE  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

ABOVE: BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE ISLAND.  MARCO POLICE PROTECT STUDENTS ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

 

The release of information concerning an internal investigation by Marco island police has shown that two former officers of the police department were found to be having sex while on duty.  The report named officers were Sgts James Inlow and Niel Giansanti both resigned from the force earlier this year.  Four investigations were conducted after complaints were received.  Inlow had also been accused of making threats in 2017 against the woman involved in his case.  

Detective Brian Granneman of the Marco police is also under investigation for knowing about the incidents with the two officers but not reporting it.

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

    

 

Marco Island police arrested Nicholas Stolinas charging him with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felon in possession of ammunition charges.   The charges came after a  woman reported she had been in an argument with him. Officers found 4.6 grams of heroin and small amounts of crack cocaine in his car.

 

 

 

 

 

A high-speed chase on US-41 between Naples and Marco Island Friday ended with a drug bust and two people arrested. Three cars were speeding down the east trail at 85 miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic.  A deputy was able to pull two of the three cars over. Drivers were Emilio Flores and the other Andre Barrios. The third got away.  Deputies found a marijuana vape pen and handgun on the men.  Both were charged with reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

 

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There has been a lot of confusion between two different algae blooms. Microcystis is one type of Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.   Lee County is getting bright green algae blooms of Microcystis in the Caloosahatchee River and estuary, those blooms cannot survive the salt water between Lee and Collier County. Microcystis is only present in the Lee County Caloosahatchee estuary because fresh water there lowers salinity.  Once this freshwater blue-green algae enters the Gulf of Mexico it dies.

 

We do not have this in Collier County but do continue to see the impact of red tide, wildlife mortality and respiratory irritation at our beaches. Red tide, is marine algae, forming 10- to 40-miles offshore then impacting our beaches when wind and water currents push it to the beach.  You can check if red tide is impacting your favorite beach before you leave the house by checking the Mote Marine Laboratory “Beach Conditions” app or www.visitbeaches.org. Also on the " MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA " app

 

 

 

 

 

  MACKLE PARK LAKE 

 

 BE SURE TO HAVE A BATTERY POWERED RADIO CAPABLE OF RECEIVING MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION  STATION 98.1 FM 

 

    

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE FOUNDATION SUMMER PICNIC GET TOGETHER

 

  

ABOVE:  ANOTHER GREAT DAY ON THE BEACH ON MARCO

 

  

ABOVE: MEMBERS OF THE MARCO CITY DEPARTMENTS ATTEND SOFTWARE TRAINING CONCERNING PACKAGE USED TO TRACK DAMAGE AND COSTS

 

The front door of all schools in Collier County's school district will now be locked this season  and visitors need to show a  photo ID and speak via a video doorbell to someone inside.  All high schoolers will  wear ID badges,  middle schoolers starting in January.   Collier County School Board approved new mental health measures last week and put them in place this school year, including psychologists and social workers on school campuses.  The sheriff's office continues to have a full-time deputy on campus at every school this year.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE;  ANOTHER FUN DAY ON THE BEACH AT MARCO ISLAND

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO PD MARINE UNIT ASSISTS LCEC REPAIR A POWER LINE CROSSING THE MARCO RIVER SATURDAY

 

A letter to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell from the Everglades Foundation is asking that America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 be tops on the agenda item when the US Senate returns next week.  The bill includes the Water Resources Development Act that authorities an  Everglades reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The reservoir is a crucial piece of the plans to send water south of Lake Okeechobee to end discharges impacting Florida's east and west coasts.

 

 

After the arrest of Lina Upham for DUI several weeks ago Marco city council has decided to ask the Collier County City Clerk to audit the contracts that Upham had assisted with during her employment as Purchasing and Risk Manager with the city.

 

 

 

   

FYI Marco Dr Josephine V. Jasper MD is now appearing on the air at 10am Saturdays and Sundays on the Marco radio 98.1 fm. She will answer your questions about Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Erectile Dysfunction and more.  You can send her questions at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

MARCO AND AREA FIREMEN HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF A BOAT FIRE AT ISLES OF CAPRI LAST MONTH THAT DESTROYED A YACHT AND BOATS NEARBY 

 

   

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: National Friendship day was celebrated at the Marco YMCA last week

 

 

  

YOUR SOURCE FOR MARCO LOCAL NEWS,  WEATHER AND EVENTS EVERY DAY 

MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION STATION

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP IN TOUCH in: Shops of Marco Address: 135 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 393-6300

 

 

ABOVE:  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM MARCO ATTEND A WEEK LONG CLASS TO LEARN OF NEW RULES

 

 

  

 

   

ABOVE:  MARCO BEACH CAM

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND'S LOCAL NEWS SOURCE EVERY DAY

MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION STATION

 

An electrician suffered first and second-degree burns as he worked on the eighth floor of the Hilton Hotel on Marco Island Thursday.  A fireball flashed, shocked the man and left burns on 25 percent of his body.  He was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RECOMMENDED MARCO ISLAND RESTAURANTS:

 

  

 

 

  

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

DAVIDE ITALIAN CAFE AND DELI COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

 

 

CJ's ON THE BAY in: Esplanade Shoppes at Marco Island 740 N Collier Blvd #105, Marco Island,

Open Closes 10PM Phone: (239) 389-4511

 

 

 

SUBWAY SANDWHICH SHOP Island Plaza 670 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 394-7009

 

 

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

   

 

FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

  

 

 

  

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

 

 

 

 

 EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

The  Sheriff’s Office received six telephone calls to the “Call Before You Pay” hotline from residents saying they were contacted anonymously by someone claiming to have evidence that their computer was used to access pornography and threatening to publicly reveal the information unless demands are met.   The scammer sends an anonymous letter claiming to have found pornography or evidence of some crime on the letter recipient’s computer then threatens to reveal the evidence to the victim’s family, friends or spouse. To avoid detection, the scammer insists on being paid in Bitcoin. In exchange for the one-time fee, the scammer promises to make the evidence disappear.  CCSO encourages residents to be vigilant against letter, phone and e-mail scams.  

 

  

WHERE MARCOITES COME FOR THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER DAILY

 

SOUTHERN COMFORT AIR  994 N Barfield Dr #35, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 642-6642

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE AND FIRE DPTS PRACTICE FOR FUTURE EMERGENCY'S 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

www.alliedpavers.com 217 Collier Blvd., #102 Marco Island, FL 34145

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HERB SAVAGE THE ARCHITECT OF MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

The Collier Mosquito Control District says data shows high numbers of freshwater species in the Sabal Palm and Naples Shores areas.  They treated the Sabal Palm area Wednesday night  spraying dibrom to help keep the population down.  The Naples Shore area is scheduled for Thursday morning.  While some areas are seeing the increase in the freshwater species,  Marco is seeing a decrease in mosquitoes overall.

 

 

ABOVE: AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO CALL EITHER MARCO POLICE OR THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IF THEY RECOGNIZE THE TRUCK PICTURED ABOVE.  THE TRUCK IS PART OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION ION THIS AREA

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN CONTINUE THEIR TRAINING LAST WEEK ON THE ISLAND

 

 

  

MARCO ISLAND POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT NUMEROUS SCAMS APPEARING ON THE ISLAND.  THEY INVOLVE CALLERS SAYING THEY ARE WITH THE IRS OR LCEC OR LAW ENFORCEMENT  AND CLAIMING YOU OWE MONEY AND MUST PAY IMMEDIATELY OR LOOSE SERVICE OR BE ARRESTED.  THESE ARE SCAMS AND YOU ARE WARNED NOT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THESE INSTEAD CONTACT THE MARCO POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: EVERGLADES CITY CHILDREN PAUSE FOR LUNCH WHILE TAKING PART IN THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S BUILD A CHAIR GET TOGETHER

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

An East Naples man who lives between Marco Island and Naples was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony sex crimes for separate offenses after a deputy noticed similarities in the cases.  Jorge Luis Lago is charged with one count of sexual battery from an October 2016 incident and one count of attempted sexual battery stemming from an incident in May. The victim told deputies a home health nurse had been to his house to attend to a sick relative.  The nurse invited the victim inside his vehicle so he could perform a medical exam.  The nurse grabbed the victim’s genitals, causing the victim to scream. The nurse drove away but not before the victim was able to take a photograph of the license plate.  Lago was taken into custody at his residence. He was in the Collier County jail awaiting his first appearance in court Thursday afternoon.

 

MOST RADIO LISTENERS ON MARCO GET THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER FROM US

 

 

 

 

 SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

 

 

MARCO POLICE MADE A DRUG BUST WHEN THEY ARRESTED A HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA WOMAN SATURDAY MORNING FOR EXPIRED TAGS.  ELIZA MIZRACHI WAS FOUND TO HAVE WHAT OFFICERS DETERMINED WERE DRUGS IN HER VEHICLE AND THEY CHARGED HER WITH MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES INCLUDING POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND MANUFACTURING THE DELIVERY.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO NAPLES JAIL

 

 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE WARNING MARCO RESIDENTS THAT A SCAM IS AFOOT TO GET LCEC CUSTOMERS TO PAY FOR ALLEGED POWER SHUT OFFS IN THE COMMUNITY.  POLICE WARN RESIDENTS NOT TO BE TAKEN IN BY CALLERS WHO CLAIM THEIR POWER WILL BE CUT OFF IN AN HOUR IF THEY DON'T PAY IMMEDIATELY

 

 SUMMER DAY MARKET AND CAFE AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone

 

  

SUMMER DAY MARKET AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE FOR HEALTHY FOOD AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

The former Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton was arrested Monday for grand theft and official misconduct.  He is accused of stealing $48,000 in taxpayer funds for boat parts, construction materials and development fees.  He also is poroported to have  authorized 16 fraudulent checks from Everglades City.

Hamilton resigned from the mayor's office in September 2017 after two criminal complaints were filed with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.  The FDLE found Hamilton was the sole signature on city's checks over the past years despite a city rule requiring dual signatures from the mayor and city clerk.

Hamilton resigned from the mayor's office in September 2017.  He was booked into the Collier County jail.

 

  

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 

 

 

     

MARCO CANVAS AND UPHOLSTERY : 991 Chalmer Dr #7, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1718

 

 

    

ABOVE: CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE NEW JILK FAMILY CENTER

 

At Monday night's Marco city council meeting among other things council discussed:

Resolution Approving the Purchase Order for American Engineering Consultants of Marco Island, Inc., for the Design of the San Marco Road Shared Use Pathway Project, in an amount not to exceed $93,000.00

Resolution Approving the Purchase Order for Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., for the Design of the North Collier Boulevard Shared Use Pathways, in an amount not to exceed $188,426.00, which includes survey

Proclamation Commending Officers Josh Ferris, Bob Marvin & Clayton Smith

 

 

  

ABOVE CAMP MACKLE EVENT ON THE BEACH TUESDAY

 

  

FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

 Marco police are investigating:

Stolen Vessel, 659 Century Ct: 34’ Jupiter stolen from residential lift.

Theft of Watch 480 Gray Ct: 

Grand Theft Auto 1257 Bluebird Ave: Arrested- adult female for theft of 2014 black Volkswagen Jetta. 

Grand Theft 1896 Calusa Ct: $1500 Roofing materials stolen from driveway after sitting 10 days. 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MARCO ISLAND CITY PURCHASING AND RISK MANAGER , LENA UPHAM WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CHARGED WITH DUI AFTER SHE DROVE HER CAR INTO THE WATER AT COLLIER BLVD AND CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE.  THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT 4:17PM.  HER CAR HAD CROSSED THE MEDIAN INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM THEN TAKEN TO NAPLES JAIL CENTER WHERE SHE POSTED $1,000 ON SUNDAY AND WAS RELEASED.

 

 

 

 

CJ's ON THE BAY in: Esplanade Shoppes at Marco Island 740 N Collier Blvd #105, Marco Island,

Open ⋅ Closes 10PM Phone: (239) 389-4511

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; MARCO SGT HAUETER ATTENDS DARE SHOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MAN DOWN ON THE MARCO BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

Florida's ethics commission has found probable cause in  the case of former Marco Island Director of community affairs, Bryan Milk.   Milk was fired in 2014 for not disclosing that he was in a business  relationship with the owners of a property that was being considered for a land use change.  The decision is not a finding of guilt.  the issue now moves along a level of determining if a violation has occurred.

 

 

 

 

  

     

ABOVE: PICTURES FROM SATURDAY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT EVERGLADES CITY

Florida's ethics commission has found probable cause in  the case of former Marco Island Director of community affairs, Bryan Milk.   Milk was fired in 2014 for not disclosing that he was in a business  relationship with the owners of a property that was being considered for a land use change.  The decision is not a finding of guilt.  the issue now moves along a level of determining if a violation has occurred.

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES TOOK DELIVERY OF A NEW VEHICLE TO BE USED BY MARCO POLICE.  YOU'LL SEE IT ON PATROL OVER THE WEEKEND.

  

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

  

ABOVE: WORK CONTINUES ON MARCO ISLAND'S  FIRE STATION

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ABOVE: RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE OPENING OF A NEW COUNTY SATELLITE OFFICE AT COLLIER BLVD AND RT 41 NORTH OF MARCO

   

  

 

 

FOR ALL YOUR DENTAL NEEDS ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY 606 BALD EAGLE MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE; MARCO POLICE ON A ROOF AFTER RECEIVING A CALL THAT A MAN HAD BEEN SPOTTED WITH A GUN 50 FEET IN THE AIR FRIDAY.  WITNESSES WERE UNSURE OF THE DETAILS AND NO GUN WAS FOUND.  HOWEVER, THE MAN ADMITTED TO POLICE HE HAD PULLED A KNIFE.  HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

  

ABOVE: WORK BEGINS ON THE NEW FIRE STATION 51 CONSTRUCTION SITE THIS WEEK

 

 

Marco Island Woman’s Club awards scholarships to high school students, living on Marco Island, and supports various local non-profit organizations.  The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, To become a member, call President, Christine Koppel at 856-906-4319 or go to marcowomansclub.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS IF THEY RECOGNIZE THIS MAN.  HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SEVERAL ROBBERIES AROUND COLLIER COUNTY.  IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND POLICE DPT HAS ADDED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL.  IT DEBUTED ON WEDNESDAY WITH IT'S FIRST FEATURE, A RECRUITMENT PROMOTION.  YOU CAN SEE THE NEW SITE HERE:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp6TgNCRBXE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT KAMALA PATTON TOOK TO TWITTER WEDNESDAY 2/22/18 TO ASK PARENTS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN TO REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS TO AUTHORITIES AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA DISPLAYED TWO SEPARATE REPORTS OF POSSIBLE VIOLENCE TOWARD COLLIER SCHOOLS THIS PAST WEEK.  SHE POINTED OUT THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPORTING WHAT THEY HEAR TO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS SAFE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton, along with Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler, Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino and campus police of Florida SouthWestern State College and their respective staffs continued to work over the weekend to develop an enhanced school safety plan to help everyone feel safe when they return to class Monday morning.

This is in addition to enhancements that were put into place in Collier County schools immediately after Wednesday’s school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County and is in addition to the long-standing partnership between CCPS and CCSO that has kept our schools safe for many years.

All Collier County public schools will have at least one Youth Relations Bureau deputy assigned to it full time, and these assignments will be reassessed regularly and incorporated into strategic staffing plans in upcoming budgets. In addition, there will be increased law enforcement visibility at all public, private and charter schools as well as on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office still has open and active investigations relating to the social media posts, statements and threats made recently relating to our schools. CCSO takes these investigations very seriously. The students involved in the incidents that are under investigation have been removed from school pending the outcome of the investigations and are under law enforcement observation.

It is especially important for everyone in the community to report suspicious or unusual activity to law enforcement. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

We will make additional safety updates for our community as information comes available.

Also, students should be aware that making threats, even over social media, can result in serious consequences including arrest and we ask that parents have this very important discussion with their kids.

Kamela Patton, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Collier County Public Schools

 

 

    

 

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