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When you mention Everglades City, people always say “Oh, the famous Seafood Festival!”
Your company name and logo could be seen by the huge crowds that flock to this traditional event. This is just one of the opportunities offered for sponsorship at the Everglades Seafood Festival. Or, you could sponsor a beer tent which is visited by crowds as they enjoy their weekend here. Your company name will be on a large banner over the tent and will get announced from the stage. For more information, see www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org or phone (239) 695-2277.
Marco Island, October 15, 2018: - Start your Artful Shopping Season early! The Gift Gallery at Marco Island Center for the Arts is now open on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm through November 17th. Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and during select events.
Our last Happy Hour for Hope this year is Monday, October 22 at SPEAKEASY , 1106 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. That is next to Walgreens and just behind our Chamber of Commerce! $20 donation for admission.
PROCEEDS TO THE ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Rehearsal for Murder Adapted by D.D. Brooke; From the teleplay by Richard Levinson and William Link Performances are Wednesday thru Saturday, 8 pm; Sundays, 3 pm from October 24 – November 11, 2018. This is a thrilling theatrical murder mystery in which the stage is used to solve the mystery of a surprise murder that occurred exactly one year ago! Tickets are $32 or $34 and available from themarcoplayers.com or (239) 642-7270
Great News……IBERIA BANK is having another of its infamous SHRED PARTIES on October 27. That is when the bank brings in a HUGE TRUCK from SHRED- IT and Islanders bring secret recipes and other confidential documents for shredding at $3 a box. BETTER NEWS……IBERIA BANK will be donating all of the proceeds to Meals of Hope! So, put this one on your calendars, tell your friends and bring your documents to the IBERIA BANK parking lot on October 27 from 9-12. And, don’t forget our next HAPPY HOUR for HOPE will be at SPEAKEASY on October 22 from 5-7.
Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron is having a Charting/GPS Seminar on the evenings of October 23rd & 25th. We now offer a direct link to our class schedule. If your organization would like to have your listeners link directly to our classes, have them go to: https://marcoislandsailandpowersquadron.org/boating-courses to see all class offering for 2018-2019 education season. Each class will have a second link for a short description of the class.
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host their first Car Show Fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. If you own a vintage, sports, hot rod, muscle car or other vehicle you feel is show quality bring it to the show. The car entry fee is $20.00 and includes lunch. The spectator fee is $5.00. Trophies will be awarded in ten (10) categories. The Knights of Columbus “chefs” will be cooking Hamburgers and Hot dogs for purchase. Soda and water will also be available. There will be two (2) 50/50 drawings during the day. Steve Reynolds will be the guest MC and will be playing 50s and 60s music. A special treat for the show will be the Celtic Spirit Irish dancers. This group is always a crowd favorite and will keep you cheering and applauding. This event is open to the public and promises to be a great show. For more information, contact John De Rosa at 239-272-0816 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.
Burmese pythons are established in South Florida. The FWC, along with several other state and federal agencies, is trying to control this nonnative snake. You can help FWC and other agencies manage these species by reporting sightings of Burmese pythons. This information helps us assess the distribution and abundance of nonnative species in Florida, detect the arrival of new exotic species, or identify range expansions by exotics that are already here.
Reporting by phone
You can call the FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888- 483-4681) and report a Burmese python. The hotline is answered part-time by a live operator and has a voicemail system that will prompt you for information about your sighting and your contact information if the operator is unable to answer the call.
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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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.