Marco Island, November 21, 2019: - Marco Island Center for the Arts will be celebrating the season of joy-filled merriment and heartwarming memories as the public is invited to attend a Victorian Holiday Tea on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. The program carries on the legacy of the Holiday Tea created by former Art Center Board Member and presenter extraordinaire, Jackie Pierce. There is no charge to attend but reservations are necessary. Seating is very limited.
The 6th annual Festival of Trees is almost here.
The Trees will be on display December 3 - 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Become a Tree Decorator!!! We need 3 ft or smaller trees that are skillfully decorated by Island residents, businesses, organizations and kids, of course.
For a registration form and more details call 239-394-4221 or go to https://tinyurl.com/r5r3cvd.
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Our packaging event at Marco Island Charter Middle School is only a week away!
Volunteers will package 250,000 meals to feed the needy in our community.
These meals stay right here in Collier County and many within the Marco Island and surrounding community.
You have supported Meals of Hope all year and we still need your help.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PACKAGE MEALS ON NOV. 16.
SPREAD THE WORD.
You can register at www.mohmi.org or, if you have a group of 10-12, use the attached list, give your team a name and email to me.
Thank you for all you have done and what you will do on Nov. 16.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEARLY DIAMOND TRIBUTE CONCERT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, SAN MARCO PARISH CENTER
Knights of Columbus will host a Nearly Diamond Tribute Concert at the San Marco Parish Center on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. There will be a cash bar prior to the performance and during intermission. The tribute band will play Neil Diamond’s songs including his greatest hits, such as Sweet Caroline, America, and Solitary Man. Ticket cost is $35 each. You may purchase tickets at the Parish office or contact John DeRosa at 239-272-0816 or Joe Swaja at 239-269-7033. For more information visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
Soccer registration is OPEN!
Head to mioptimistclub.org
The Census Bureau is looking for many local residents to work in Marco Island.
The Census Bureau is committed to hiring census takers to work in their own communities.
These jobs pay $17-$24 per hour and are flexible in terms of days/hours.
Applicants must be 18 or older, a US citizen, have a SS number and an email account.
the direct link to apply is 2020census.gov/jobs. People can apply in Spanish or English.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, PARISH CENTER.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host a Spaghetti Dinner in the San Marco Parish Center from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The event will benefit The Daily Bread Food Pantry. The cost will be $12 per person with $5 for children under 12. Credit cards accepted. Dinner includes spaghetti with marinara sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, Italian bread, and dessert with beverages and cash bar. Take out is also available. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Come join us for an evening of fun. For more information, contact 239-389-5633 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
Marco Island, October 4, 2019: - Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the Rush Galleryexhibition “Day of the Dead” which was created by the students at the Marco Island Charter Middle School(MICMS)under the direction of Art Teacher Gigi Garraty. MICMS has never before exhibited at the Art
Left Bank Art Fest
Outside on the green at the Marco Island YMCA
JURIED ARTISTS Including photography, paintings, ceramics, wood, metal, jewelry, sculptures, and more
Free parking and free entry
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!
***College and High School Coaches can earn service learning hours for their time Coaching equaling up to 40 hours per season.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM
The Rookery At Marco Golf Club
You like In Memory of " Disco" Dave Bierbrauer
SIGN UP FOR THIS YEARS DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARADE AT THIS LINK: http://christmasislandstyle.com/.../2019_street_parade...
Marco Island Woman’s Club awards scholarships to graduating high school students, who live on Marco Island, and supports various local nonprofit organizations. The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, For more information call President Sue Ellen Welch at at 781-635-5240 or go to marcowomansclub.com.
Marco Island Center for the Artshas partnered with Logiscool to offer classes for youth in coding, programming languages and technologies this summer in the Art Center’s Digital Media Lab. Having children learn coding at a young age helps them with communication, creativity, math and writing. Logiscool students learn algorithmic thinking by playing games relevant to their age group, using their new programming skills! Classes are $200 per student and space is limited. To register call the Art Center at 239-394-4221 or go to www.marcoislandart.org/children-summer-programs.
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.
America’s Boating Club – Marco Island helps people gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to be better boaters, Burson said.
For more details about the Club’s courses, please visit www.marcoboatingclub.org or call Tom Ryan at 239/887-1556.
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.
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