Midtown density discussion

As you may be aware, the Planning Board has discussed the idea of density transfers as a tool to allow limited service hotel development within the Midtown District. Recently, the City Council directed consideration of the issue based on a small geographic area. The use of transferred density may make development of such facilities economically feasible. Many groups and individuals […]

A brush with the Everglades

By Patricia Huff The March Exhibit in the Pauline Reeves Gallery at the Museum of the Everglades will feature well-known artist Carol McArdle who uses her vibrant colors to depict the beautiful wildlife and outdoor beauty of the Everglades.  Carol was born in Jamaica and grew up in Bristol, England. After attending West Surrey College of Art and Design for […]

Five major checkpoints

By Lou Thibeault The Downswing As I said to my cousin many times, you cannot play golf without a downswing! My last article had to do with the backswing, how to start it, and what some key thoughts are available to help. It is important to point out at this time that too many swing thoughts can interfere with the […]

Cruising The Abacos, a cruiser’s paradise

By Frances Diebler The Abaco Island chain is less than 100 miles off the Eastern coast of Florida. The 120 mile chain is strung out like a necklace of sandy islands, sheltered harbors and 18th century villages that were settled by the fleeing Loyalists from America in 1783. The chain consists of uninhabited islands as well as settlements on Elbow […]


Sixth Annual Kiwanis Club of Marco Island Car Show Over 170 cars, all makes and models, converged on Marco Island on Sunday for the 6th Annual Kiwanis Club of Marco Island Car Show. Spectators numbering over 2,300 wandered around the show enjoying hot dogs, hamburgers, chili and sausage sandwiches deliciously prepared by members of the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island. […]

The tides are a changin’

By Capt. Pete Rapps The past week has proved some fantastic fishing here in the 10,000 islands and the Everglades National Park.  Although water temperatures have been a little cold ranging in the upper 50’s to low 60’s, our typical winter fish have been biting great when fishing for them on the correct tides. Tides are key when fishing the […]

The King’s Stammer

By Monte Lazarus A British film about the unlikely relationship between the future King of England and an Australian speech therapist is the setting for this engrossing story. Albert Frederick Arthur George, the Duke of York (Colin Firth) emerged from a sickly childhood with a severe stammer, according to the film brought on in part by the harsh treatment he […]

Mom’s simple stuffed shells

by Bob Alewyn Whenever someone tells me about their love affair with food and the kitchen, I can really say “I know what you mean”, after all my passion for the kitchen and food goes back as far as I can remember. Some of my fondest early childhood memories revolve around our modest little kitchen and my busy mother preparing […]

Tradition with a tropical twist

By Lisa Smith Wood ‘Boldly feminine’ and ‘vibrantly colored’ are not phrases normally used to describe the angled slices of fabric that make up traditional American quilts. The idea of blending the concepts is one that has become a trademark for Tammy Shattuck and her vividly whimsical handbags and totes. Her unique take on bags and accessories was an evolution […]

Captain’s Log

By Capt. Carl Kelly Nautical language developed over a long period of time, mostly before the time of power vessels. Although some of the words seem strange to the modern ear we continue to use the language. Here are a few of the most often used nautical words. Port is the left side as you face forward on a boat; […]

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