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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the nonfederal sponsor, Collier County, Florida, invite the public to attend an informational public meeting on the Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9 at the Collier County Government Center, Board of County Commissioners Chambers, third floor, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112. A presentation on the study will start at 5 p.m. followed by time to review study displays and ask questions.
Visit Marco Island Center for the Arts at 1010 Winterberry from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for fabulous sale shopping every Wednesday in August.
The Exhibition Galleries are closed in August as the Art Center completes renovations.
The 7th annual Golf Tournament is on Saturday, October 26 at its NEW LOCATION - The Island Country Club.
It is never too early to prepare for Christmas and Holiday Events. You can register now for "The Festival of Trees."
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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Convinced you have a “book in you” waiting to get out? Want to write your memoir, family history, poetry, short stories, or a novel? Questions about publishing and marketing? Marco Island Writers, Inc., can help you with that. We offer inspiration, guidance, workshops, and lots of resources. Our motto is “Writers helping writers.”Check us out on the MI Chamber blog, or at our website www.marcoislandwritersinc.com for further information.Join us at our monthly meeting, the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except September 2016), at MI Center for the Arts, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1010 Winterberry Drive.First visit is free of charge – come check us out.