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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENT, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018, EAGLE CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
On Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host the 44th Annual Golf Tournament Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club at 11 Cypress View Drive, Naples FL 34113. This event is sponsored by Aldo and Mary Pat Palombo and Tonkinson Financial. Registration from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm. Shotgun Start at 1:30 pm, also Four Person Scramble and Best Ball. Your $150 donation includes greens fee, cart and dinner with clubhouse awards ceremony. Come join us for an afternoon of fun. To sign up for the tournament, call Joe Fatony at 917-679-5573. For more information, contact 239-389-5633 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
The 30th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held Sunday, April 1, 7 a.m. on the beach at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145.
Pastor Casey Nowlin, The Family Church, will lead the opening prayer, Rev. Kirk Dreiser, Wesley United Methodist Church, will lead the prayer prior to the preaching of the Word and Rev. Thomas McCulley, New Life Community Church, will lead the closing moments and prayer.
The Rev. Dr. Steven Schoof, Senior Pastor at Marco Presbyterian Church, will give the Easter message titled, ‘Can You See Through Your Tears?’
The event is now the largest, 1 hour event on the island with last year's attendance estimated to be 10,000. Music for the 30th anniversary service will feature Linda Sandlin singing "Were You There?" - a cappella as she sang during the original service. Sandlin will also join Dawn Birch, of the professional duo Billy Dean and Dawn, in singing the duet, "I've Just Seen Jesus," by Bill and Gloria Gaither. During the prelude, Sandy and John Stein will perform on flute and piano, respectively.
Beach access is north of the Marriott Spa and the public access path north of the Madeira Condominium. The Resident's Beach parking lot will open at 6 a.m. for member parking. Dress is casual; bring your own blanket or chair. Musical prelude begins at 6:45 a.m. For those who need assistance, handicap parking will be available near the Marriott Spa with golf carts to assist to the edge of the beach
LEFT BANK ART SHOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
At THE MARCO ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
MANY NEW ARTISTS AND MUCH LARGER SHOW
FREE ADMISSION. AND PARKING
CONTACT INFO 2392907927
Dwight E. Brock, Collier County Clerk of Court, Invites You to Celebrate Sunshine Week by Attending a Free Public Seminar on Searching Public Records on March 12, 2018 at the Collier County Public Library located at 2385 Orange Blossom Drive from 2-4 PM
In recognition of Sunshine Week, March 11-17th, 2018, the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers pledge their continued support of open government and the accountable, transparent processes used in their offices statewide.
INFORMAL ART SCENE IN RURAL EVERGLADES CITY
Come to historic Everglades City on Saturday, March 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Art-in-the-Glades when hand-made crafts and local artworks will be available to purchase at reasonable prices.
Let the kiddies play on the swings in McLeod Park while you browse among the booths under the pavilion.
And, don’t forget to dress up in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Vendors are invited to set up a table. For information, call Marya on (239) 695-2905 or see www.evergladeshistorical.org.
From I-75 take Exit 80 and drive south on SR-29 for 18 miles, cross US-41 and continue south on CR-29 for 4 miles. McLeod Park is next to Everglades City Hall on the Circle.
April 28, 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Tamiami Trail and the 20th Birthday of the Museum of the Everglades!
The Tamiami Trail (from Tampa to Miami) was a brilliant engineering feat, conquering the once impenetrable Everglades and stands out as a picturesque link between the two coasts of Florida. Barron Gift Collier invested much of his personal wealth in building the Tamiami Trail, a gigantic project to link Florida’s east and west coasts with a modern highway across the Everglades. The road was completed and opened to traffic on April 26, 1928.
Establishing a museum was the dream of the Everglades Women’s Club which eventually evolved into the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades, under the leadership of the late Pauline Reeves, for whom the museum’s front gallery is named. The Museum of the Everglades was opened 20 years ago on the 70thanniversary of the Trail.
We will also be commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Everglades City in 1953 and the 95th Anniversary of the establishment of Collier County in 1923.
The celebrations will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Museum of the Everglades, located at 105 West Broadway in Everglades City, Florida. Festivities will include a parade, live music, food, and fun for all the family as well as a walking tour of historic buildings and the “old timers” storytelling. This event is free and open to the public.
THE 4Th ANNUAL MEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018, 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM, PARISH CENTER
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will sponsor the 4th Annual Men’s Day of Reflection facilitated by Fr. Michael Orsi in the San Marco Parish Center from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost will be $15 per person to cover Breakfast & Lunch. All men in the Parish are invited to this event. Tickets are available in the Parish Office, or from Joe Fatony, Dan Moll, Joe Granda, and Bill Roché. For more information, contact 239-389-5633 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ITALIAN DINNER FUNDRAISER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018, STARTING AT 5:30 PM, PARISH CENTER
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will sponsor St. Vincent De Paul Italian Dinner Fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:15 pm. The cost will be $20 per person. Reserve a table of 8-9-10-11-12. The dinner includes beverages and cash bar. No take out is available. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Come join us for an evening of fun. Buy your tickets at the Church Office or by calling Joe Granda at 239-389-2823, Mickey Flynn at 239-389-0813, Dan Moll at 773-368-7200 or John Caltabiano at 239-642-9840. For more information, contact 239-389-5633 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
Marco Island Woman's Club is hosting their "Spring Bling Luncheon & Jewelry Fashion Show." All proceeds will support the Marco Island Woman's Club Foundation and other local charities.
This event will be held Tuesday, March 13 at Hideaway Beach Club, and starts at 11:30 with jewelry presented by Richard Alan, Designer & Master Goldsmith, of The Harbor Goldsmith of Marco Island. It will also include designer accessories, door prizes, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations and more information call Debbie Rago at (860) 798-0270 or register at www.marcowomansclub.com.
Sponsors are Coastal Breeze News, The Harbor Goldsmith and, of course, WVOI.
Benefit Walk Expected to Bring Worldwide Visitors to Marco Island
15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial WalkWill Raise Money for Neurodegeneration Nonprofit
Marco Island, FL,February 1, 2018–CurePSP, the leading nonprofit advocacy organization for prime of life neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the launch of the 15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk, to support individuals and families who have been affected by progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP),corticobasal degeneration (CBD), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and related prime of life brain diseases.
The less than one mile walk, which will be hosted by the SW Florida Support Group (for all affected by PSP, CBD, and MSA)in Marco Island this March,benefits CurePSP, raising vital funds for research into treatment and cure. The walk honors those suffering from, and remembers those who have passed from,the spectrum of fatal and incurable progressive brain diseases.
The 15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk will take place on Saturday, March 10 at Mackle Park, Marco Island, Florida. The walk, which is less than one mile in length, is wheelchair and family friendly, and is attended by over 300 people from around the world annually. Registration begins at 10:30am, and costs $25 for adults and $10 for students, including a t-shirt and lunch. Raffles, merchandise and information on prime of life neurodegeneration will also be available. Proceeds will benefit CurePSP.
For more information about the 15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk, or to donate or register, please visit http://swflpspsupportgroup.wixsite.com/swflsupportgroup, orcontact Cindy MacDonald at 239-353-3960.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRY DINNER FUNDRAISER, FRIDAYS, FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2018 TO MARCH 23, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, PARISH CENTER.
On Fridays, from February 16, 2018 to March 23, 2018, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host a Fish Fry Dinner Fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The cost will be $13 per person with $5 for children under 12. Dinner includes fresh north Pacific Cod baked or fried, French Fries or baked potato, yummy coleslaw, rolls and butter, coffee and ice cream for Dessert with beverages and cash bar. Also, for the kids there will be Macaroni and Cheese. Take out is also available. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Attendees are asked to please bring a baby item (diapers, bottles etc.,) to fill our play pen for the Pregnancy Center in Naples. Come join us for an evening of fun. For more information, contact 239-389-5633 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
The Bargain Basket on Bald Eagle Dr. has an upcoming fashion show. The theme will be “Fifty Years of Fashion” in honor of The United Church’s 50th anniversary. The show will take place on Thursday, February 22nd. Doors will open at 2 and the show will start at 2:30. $30 tickets can be purchased at The Bargain Basket. Tables of 8 can be reserved but all 8 tickets must be purchased at the same time. As always, the fashions will be selected from the Bargain Basket. Many great items, some new and some collected from the Basket, will be included in a raffle and Fanny Frugal will also be in attendance to entertain. Hors' d oeuvres and desserts will be served and a raffle will take place at the event.
MARCO ISLAND, FL – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Flotilla 95, Marco Island announces the upcoming class schedule of “Boaters’ Local Knowledge (BLK)” and "BLK-Backwater Edition". These half-day classes are a must for those boaters interested in learning about and exploring the 220 sq. miles of navigable waters surrounding Marco Island and the 10,000 Islands.
Boaters' Local Knowledge-Marco Island: This course provides practical information on how to navigate various waterways in and around Marco Island. Aerial and on water photos are used throughout the course and allow attendees to actually see the areas they will be taking their boats through. This course is recommended for new, novice, and intermediate boaters, or boaters who are new to this area.
Classes: 1/22/18; 2/12/18; 3/12/18; and 4/2/18.
Welcome Coffee with
Dr. Lee A. Niblock
Marco Island City Manager
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 the 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 the most renown one, the 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 The Story of Barron Collier by local historian Marya Repko summarizes it all for younger readers (and older ones who like a quick synopsis) just in time for holiday gift-giving. It has a plethora of historic photos and suggestions for Further Reading. To order online, see www.ecity-publishing.com or for more information, call the author at (239) 695-2905.
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