MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA – America’s Boating Club – Marco Island(ABClub – MI) today announced its boating education program for the 2019-20 Season.
“If you want to be a better, safer boat operator, America’s Boating Club has a course for you,” said Tom Morr, Commander of ABClub – MI. “We teach the knowledge and skills to make operators, regardless of their watercraft type, confident and capable boaters.”
“America’s Boating Course is the basic building block for safe boating,” according to Patricia Cavanagh, the Boating Club’s Education Officer. “It is required (for anyone born after January 1, 1988) to obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card to operate a vessel of ten horsepower or more in Florida and covers the core concepts important to safe boat operation,” said Cavanagh.
America’s Boating Course meets for five 2.25 hour sessions over two and a half weeks. It will begin on October 21, 2019 and will be offerred again beginning on December 2nd, January 6th, February 3rd and March 9th.
GIRLS ON THE RUN!!! Tommie Barfield Elementary NEEDS COACHES! YOU DONT HAVE TO BE PARENT- ANY ADULT CAN COACH! TBE didn’t have coaches last season either - -there are so many girls who miss running! – Please help! Email or call Melissa below!
Stolen Vessel Warning!!
Boater owners can reduce the risk of theft by the following methods include:
· Move the boat lift’s electrical power shut-off inside your house.
· Secure the boat to the lift.
· Secure the lift to the dock.
· Install an alarm system on your dock.
· Install a GPS enable alarm system on your boat.
· Installing covert fuel cut-off or ignition / battery switches.
· Exterior lighting that shines on your vessel and dock.
· Remove the keys from your boat when on the lift.
· Removing all valuables to include GPS, Radar, and Radios.
· Report all and any suspicious activity.
Who was Barron Collier?
Read about the amazing man who bought over 1 million acres of South Florida land and had a county named after him.
Besides completing the Tamiami Trail across the swamp and developing Everglades City, he also owned a group of resort hotels which attracted the rich and famous to Useppa, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Boca Grande, Lakeland, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, and to the most renown one, the Everglades Rod & Gun Club. But that’s not all -- he operated a telephone service, published newspapers, and provided transportation on ships and buses.
And, he was a big player during the Roaring Twenties in New York City where he hobnobbed with important people and reduced traffic accidents with his “Aunty J. Walker” campaign. He had grown up in Memphis and made his fortune in streetcar advertising which he used to promote charitable causes such as the Boy Scouts.
A new book EVERGLADES ENTREPRENEUR by local historian Marya Repko summarizes it all in her flowing prose illustrated by a plethora of old photos. To order online, see www.ecity-publishing.com or for more information, call the author at (239) 695-2905.
BAHAMAS SUPPLY DRIVE
Marco Island Location:
941 Windward Drive
Accepting Emergency Disaster Relief Supplies
*NO CLOTHING / BEDDING OR WATER PLEASE*
(Budweiser is providing water)
small generators / construction repair tools / chainsaws / tarps / medical supplies / diapers / baby food / formula / diaper rash cream / infant-children’s Motrin / Ensure / adult diapers
(we have the ability to purchase food and cleaning supplies in bulk at wholesale pricing)
Financial Donations: If you prefer to donate funds we can accept checks made out to Marco Patriots - please write Bahamas Relief in the memo portion and mail to: PO Box 1909 Marco Island, FL 34146 or drop off to Affordable Landscaping.
NO CASH PLEASE.
Donations may be dropped off during business hours 8am-4pm.
Affordable Landscaping Service & Design, LLC Our offices located at 941 Windward Dr, Marco Island, FL will be a drop off point to collect donations to help our friends and neighbors in the Bahamas. As we all know the hurricane left destruction and devastation behind so now it is a time when we can truly make a difference. We will be taking items in our trucks on Friday to the east coast because first freight with 14 containers leaves on Saturday. I hope you find it within your heart to help! Thank you and God Bless!
Capri Community Inc. (CCI)
Hurricane Relief Efforts, The Bahamas
The CCI Board would like to ask our fellow Capriers and Marco Island residents to assist us in collecting supplies for our friends in the Bahamas.
The Bahamas sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian. This has caused catastrophic destruction throughout the Abacos and Grand Bahama. Reports of deaths and complete obliteration of cities within these islands is trickling in. We want to do what we can to help this beautiful paradise cope with such devastation.
We are currently collecting medical supplies, tents, tarps, water, protein bars, beef jerky, food that will not spoil, cloths and flip flops. We will update our list as needs arise.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this critical issue in the Bahamas.
We will collect donations/supplies at the Isles of Capri Community Center, 338 Capri Blvd., Naples, Florida 34113. Volunteers are needed at the community center for the hours shown below. Please contact Joyce Beatty, President CCI at 814-403-5366.
The hours are as follows: Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, September 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, September 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday through Friday September 10-14, 2019
(same hours as shown above).
FROM VENUE NAPLES: SWFL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION !
While we wait for the air and water to get clearance to begin shipping these supplies over, we need to begin staging them in a warehouse and will need large transportation vehicles to assist in moving these items. If today is any indication of what is to come this week, we are going to need to move fast to free up space to receive more donations this week.
Message us if you have any of the following:
Large Warehouse that you can open access for us to stage items.
Access to an airport hangar where we can sort items and get them ready to load on the planes.
Large trucks or moving trucks you are willing to use to assist in transporting or if a moving truck, even let us store on the truck until the weekend when we learn more about where and when these items can be shipped out to the Bahamas.
Thank you everyone.***
Full donation list of current needs in the comments and below. We will have a graphic available to share shortly!
We will begin accepting donations tomorrow (TUESDAY September 3rd) at 8:00am. Our address is 13240 Tamiami Trail North Suite 205 Naples, FL 34110. Between 8am and 4pm this week.
We will need Rubbermaid style totes and containers with lids to organize and ship these donations.
We are looking for a few volunteers to help us accept and organize the donations, please message us to schedule shifts. Venue Naples will begin accepting donations Tuesday morning and throughout this week .***
We are turning Venue Naples into a dropoff center for donations to the Bahamas in the wake of this storm. We have secured a fleet of boats/yachts from Stokes Marine and Stilwell Enterprises Inc. , over 10 private planes to help us transport everything over once the storm passes (thank Gary Price and Preston & Bruce L Scheiner)
Jerry Nestico has volunteered to start donation pickups from your home or business this week as well. NAPLES INFINITI and Hothouse Music and Productions (Jeremy Robertson, Corey Easterbrook) have also offered to donate vehicles and trailers to help us transport it all when ready. National Chemicals Inc.. for offering to donate pallets of disinfecting cleaner concentrate (over 28,000 gallons worth!)
Many other local businesses offering remote dropoff locations to collect and transport to us in ft myers and Estero. Thank you to Clive Daniel Home, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Tacos & Tequila Cantina, The Village School, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Kava Culture Kava Bar, ARTISAN EATERY, Norman Love Confections (Daniels Pkwy Location) True Fashionistas Designer Resale, CYCLEBAR, Athleta (Waterside Shops), and Master Touch Installations Inc. offering additional dropoff locations.
Together we can make a difference. Please share this message and let’s come together to help anyone in need.
****Full Donation Drop Off List Venue Naples, 13240 Tamiami Trail N Suite 205 Naples, FL 34110
*Building & Construction Materials
Rubbermaid Totes/Tubs to Place Cleaned Household Items out of the Water / Mud
Leather Work Gloves,
*Non Perishable Food
*Medical Needs/Personal Hygiene/Toiletries
Personal Care Kits with Toothbrushes
Feminine Hygiene Products
First Aid Supplies
Advil, Tylenol, Motrin
Mosquito Nets/Bug Repellent
Emergency/Solar Power Lamps & Lanterns
Coolers - for Ice and Medicine
Candles and Matches
Pet supplies and food
*Clothing in Various Sizes
Bed Sheets, Blankets,
Mops, Pails, Bleach, Simple Green, Disinfectants,
***If you would rather send monetary donations, please make payable to SWFL Community Foundation and send to our address and we will be sure to get receipts to you.