Monthly Archives: November 2010

A vision from God

December 1, 6:30 p.m. at New Life Community Church Carol Cruise was given a vision from God of walking around the perimeter of the United States and to pray for our country. The mission: to claim this country for God’s purpose and to share His love with all people. The walk began on January 1st, 2002 when Carol took her ... Read More »

MIHS “Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas”

The Marco Island Historical Society Presents “Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas” by Marion Nicolay with music from the Marco Island Charter Middle School Brass Band in the Rose History Auditorium at Noon Tuesday, December 7thA Luncheon will be served $20 per person Please bring a gift for a less fortunate family on Marco! for the luncheon menu, click on the link below: MIHS_Holiday_Party_2010.pdf [17.96K] ... Read More »

I still don’t know where to stand on the court?

By Doug Browne Good doubles teams have a true sense of where to be at the right time. Experienced teams move to the middle when necessary, cover the alleys when the ball moves far to one side and go backwards to cover the tough lob. However, too many CTA and USTA league players are caught moving to the wrong angles ... Read More »

Superintendent’s Art Gallery night

Collier County School District Superintendent, Dennis Thompson, and Pat Carroll of the School Board presented Stephanie Simon with a certificate for outstanding achievement in art. Linda Cummings from the Superintendent’s office, is given three selections from each school. One is chosen to be displayed during the Superintendent’s Art Gallery Night. The winning pieces will hang in the Dr. Martin Luther ... Read More »

We’re Prisoners!

By Monte Lazarus It’s the holiday season, so the time has come to tell all. We’re all prisoners of computers…every last one of us. When you, or even a little kid, look at that computer screen, you are not really looking at it. Uh-uh. It’s looking at you, and sometimes chuckling to itself about how dumb we are. They’ve quietly ... Read More »

ALZHEIMER’S FROM A-Z

Collier county has an estimated 11,720 full time residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. On Tuesday November 30th at 2pm, Catherine Cruikshank, Ph.D, Director of Education for the Alzheimer’s Association, FGCC will present a free educational program on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias at Sanitasole Senior Health Services on Marco Island located at 218 South ... Read More »

Tim Sullivan – I’ve been to 54 countries and every continent

Navy from Feb 73-Sept 93 The draft was in effect so I decided to ‘join’ rather than be pulled out of school. The day I was sworn in, President Nixon ended the draft! My dad had been in World War II, I remember when asking him but he always refused to talk about it. I took service day by day, ... Read More »

Marco Island Student Receives Sheriff’s “Do the Right Thing Award”

Marco Island student Alexandra Diaz, a junior at Lely High School was presented with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department “Do the Right Thing Award” by Sheriff Kevin Rambosk at a ceremony held on Monday November 15th. Alexandra along with nine other Collier County students were acknowledged at a function held at the Lorenzo Walker Vocational Institute, which was attended by ... Read More »

Isles of Capri water replacement on track

By Carl and Joan Kelly Applause greeted the table of Collier County engineers and project managers as they announced the end of Phase I of the water project on the Isles of Capri. It began in April and is nearly done this month. There are a few details to correct and the entire length of road is to be repaved ... Read More »

Out there in plein air

By Tara O’Neill All writers dream of the day when a dilly of a story will just fall into their laps. Or, in my case, smack them in the head. Either way, the recent realization of that dream has me all fired up. There I was, at desk, struggling to turn a list of calendar events into prose. And it ... Read More »

Finding your Passion

By Jeane Brennan The Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts worked with focus and determination to relieve their debt. Now, as the new year approaches, Executive Director D Michaels, Ken Stroud, Board President Elect, Art League staff and volunteers are anticipating another active and successful year. The Artistree in Motion tree painted by Inez Hudson is one way ... Read More »

Clearing a starboard side berth

By Capt. Carl Kelly Every boater has heard that to clear a starboard (right) side berth one should back off slowly at first. But why? The answer is side force. Side force is caused by the turning of the propeller. At low speed side force moves the stern of the boat to the side, almost as though the prop were ... Read More »

Emergencies Afloat

By Francis Diebler Life aboard is not always smooth sailing. Sometimes unexpected things happen and you should be prepared to handle most, if not all, accidents. Yes, I know, the old cliché “we are only going in the bay, or the sound, or out to the first marker.” I don’t know the accurate statistics of injuries afloat and where they ... Read More »

Those Pesky Cold Fronts!

By Capt. Pete Rapps Since we have recently experienced our first cold front of the fall season here in SW Florida, I thought it would be appropriate to explain how cold fronts affect our local fishing patterns. Mother Nature has programmed into a fishes head that it’s time to hunker down and find shelter when the barometric pressure builds. They ... Read More »

Soccer Season!!

The Optimist Club of Marco Island has kicked off its 2010 Fall Soccer program on November 8th with new Soccer Program Director, Bob Poling at the helm. Currently, there are over 220 youth participating in the program and still growing. OCMI is still taking registrations to fill roster spots. This year, the theme is World Cup Soccer with the team ... Read More »

Framed again!!

By Matt Walthauer Last issue I explained steel and aluminum bicycle frames and their pros and cons, now I will explain the next two popular materials and lastly the mystery frame material Carbon Fiber– plastic strengthened and reinforced by a graphite textile Carbon fiber has become the most popular frame material used today; it is used in most higher end ... Read More »

I still don’t know where to stand on the court?

Good doubles teams have a true sense of where to be at the right time. Experienced teams move to the middle when necessary, cover the alleys when the ball moves far to one side and go backwards to cover the tough lob. However, too many CTA and USTA league players are caught moving to the wrong angles of the court ... Read More »

Island Country Club’s link to golfing history

By Melody Kappauf Island Country Club has been a well-known and respected fixture on Marco Island and a support to the community since 1966 when it was developed by the Deltona Corporation. The club has a strong foundation for future growth, and boasts of its unique, historical link to the golfing world. “Champagne” Tony Lema was the Island Country Club’s ... Read More »