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Men’s Club Board of Directors

The 2011-2012 Marco Men’s Club Board of Directors have been installed. President, Sam Miloro; Vice President, Randle Grossman; Vice President, Jack Dehanas; Vice President, Greg Glynn; Vice President, Don Zinner (new); Vice President, Pat Thawley (new); Secretary, Mike Levine; Treasurer, Fred Stavola; Immediate Past President, Bill Sullivan; Newsletter Editor, Alan Wetjen; Membership, Peter Clapp; Hospitality, Gerry Gibbons; Director of Publicity, Lynn Orr (new); Program Director, John DeMado (new); Sergean at Arms, Steve Moore; Webmaster, Ed Crane. Twelve of the sixteen board members are continuing. They welcome the 4 new members and all are looking forward to another great year for ... Read More »

Marco Island Academy Holds Cheerleading Tryouts

Roger Raymond, our athletic director, has been putting together sports schedules for Cheerleading, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball. He will be working on other sports as well, but these are the ones he has started with. If anyone is interested in trying out for cheerleading, here is the schedule (incoming 9th and 10th grade students are welcome to participate): Tuesday June 7th at 4:30pm – practice for tryout; Thursday June 9th at 4:30pm – practice for tryout; Saturday June 11th at 11:30am – Cheerleading tryout *Please attend all 3 sessions. All sessions will take place at the MI Charter Middle School ... Read More »

Pandamania Vacation Bible School

Children age five to ten are invited to learn about God’s unconditional love as they discover His purpose and plan for them at Marco Presbyterian Church’s “Pandamania: Where God is Wild about You” Vacation Bible School, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 20 to 23. A simple supper will be provided from 5 to 5:30 p.m. each evening. There will be drama, crafts, games, music and interactive Bible lessons. There is no charge for the Vacation Bible School. Parents are invited to attend 9 a.m. Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. Worship followed by Vacation Bible School’s celebration barbeque on June ... Read More »

Rookery Bay’s Summer 2011 Events

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Friends of Rookery Bay share their calendar of events for summer 2011. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is located at 300 Tower Road, 3/4 mile south of the intersection of US41 and Collier Boulevard (CR951), less than 10 miles from downtown Naples, on the way to Marco Island. From May 1 through Oct. 30, the center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for members, unless otherwise noted for special activities. For more information, call ... Read More »

The Marco Island Historical Society Presents

Movie Mania with Rob Davis Beginning Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive Rob Davis is on the board of directors of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF).  Mr. Davis produces programs and special events about classic films for FLIFF year round at Ft. Lauderdale’s Cinema Paradiso.  These events often feature classic film personalities as special guests.  For 17 years, he was with Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies and still teaches for FAU.  Additionally, he created and taught a course on the globalization of film for a graduate university in Madrid, ... Read More »

William G. Morris, P.A. Named A Fund 100 Firm

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC (The Fund) announced William G. Morris, P.A., has been named a member of this year’s Fund 100. The Fund 100 is comprised of an elite group of leaders within the legal profession. The top-tier law firms have received this statewide recognition because of the commitment they have shown for their clients and to The Fund. Only 2.8% of The Fund’s member firms in 2010 received this distinction. “With The Fund 100 designation, William G. Morris, P.A. ranks among an elite group of legal professionals within the real estate industry” said Jimmy R. Jones, President of ... Read More »

Young rehabilitated eagle released

By Val Simon In April, JohnEdward Wright saw something floundering in the canal behind his house. His mother, Victoria, went to see what it was and she quickly called for Simon, her husband. What JohnEdward was looking at was an eagle chick struggling to get out of the water. For reasons unknown to the Wright Family, the eagle was fumbling awkwardly and unable to manage in the water. Simon, jumped in a kayak with a net in hand. He paddled out to the bird and scooped it up, placing it on the front of the kayak he brought it back ... Read More »

Summertime – a kid’s delight!

It’s not just lolling on the beach and basking in the hot sun for area kids. The city is loaded with programs ranging from art to sports – even to a veterinary clinic. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department; Marco Island’s Art League/Center for the Arts; Marco Island’s YMCA for myriad activities. At Mackle Park, Summer Day Camp will run from June 10 through August 19 for kids between six and eleven years old. The hours are 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $20/day; $80/week; $675/full summer. The program features new speakers and new field trips. Also ... Read More »

Patriotic pops at the Phil

By Jane Marlowe The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presented a rousing Patriotic Pops last weekend in celebration of Memorial Day, May 30. Guest Conductor, Stuart Chafetz, directed the program with great enthusiasm engaging the audience’s participation singing to selections from Oklahoma and Annie Get Your Gun. The evening commenced with the Presentation of the Colors by the Immokalee High School Junior ROTC during the Star Spangled Banner. The first half of the program recalled the 1880’s when the “West Was Won.” A particularly well received arrangement saluted the “Great American TV Westerns” including old favorites like Wild, Wild West, Maverick, Rawhide, ... Read More »

Goodland in Bloom

By Natalie Strom As summer fast approaches, locals and visitors to Goodland have been treated to the beautiful colors of the blooming trees and flowers. One of the most popular flowers in Goodland is the frangipani. Also known as plumeria, it is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. They are also found in Hawaii and are made into leis by the locals.  Marked by its slim, long limbs and lack of leaves in the winter time, come May, this plant has one of the most fragrant and beautiful flowers in the area.  Flowers come in pink ... Read More »

Artistic Lee

By Tara O’Neill (Don’t blame me, the title wrote itself) Lee Horton is the newest artist to join the Artist Colony at the Esplanade. I first met him professionally as past participants in Leadership Marco’s annual Wet Paint Live! Scholarship fundraiser, but, until we met again last week, I had no idea how varied were his talents, nor how impressive his background. You’ll find Lee a relaxed and easy-going guy to chat with. So, when he casually drops bombs about his years as writer/illustrator for Hallmark and American Greeting card companies, you can’t help but do a double-take, then scramble ... Read More »

KRETCH’s family owned for nearly 25 years

By Joan Kelly Owned by Chef Bruce and Ellen Kretschmer, the restaurant is part of the Marco community and has been for nearly 25 years. October, 2011 will be the silver anniversary date.The family works, lives and are involved in many aspects of community life. Now, along with son Bruce, the family has expanded service with full bar, entertainment and summer specials. BAR: The bar has its own room. Bruce built the bar and runs it for his family. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 and 9 to close. On Fridays there are free munchies. The restaurant menu is ... Read More »

Steak Au Poivre

By Chef Anne Feinman Steak Au Poivre, aka Peppercorn Steak, is not just for special occasions! This simple recipe can be ready for your dinner table tonight with just a few easy steps! Your choice of steak may be a sirloin strip, but my preference is tenderloin steaks. As a restaurateur, I have lovely beef tenderloins from which to slice my 8 oz filets, but you may ask your butcher to slice the number of filets you will be serving. I prefer them to be in the 6-8 oz range, no more than 1 ½ inches thick. Our first step ... Read More »

Want to lose weight?

ENTER THE SCULPTED FOR SUMMER FITNESS CONTEST! By Crystal Manjarres I have received so many questions from so many misguided people about fitness- that is after all, the purpose of this column- so I thought, why not offer all you Coastal Breeze readers out there a chance to experience a fitness program catered specifically to you and your needs? It will jump start your goals and kick off your summer nicely. It will motivate and educate you and take your fitness regime to the next level. Celebrate your health! Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Have you ... Read More »

Sanibel, Captiva and Gasparilla Islands

By Frances Diebler Captiva Island and Sanibel Island are often referred to in the same phrase as if they are sister islands. There are similarities between the two islands and therefore it is hard to separate them. Sanibel is the first island that you reach coming from Marco Island to Pine Island Sound. Many local boaters take their boats for a day sail of shelling on their glorious beaches. If you are interested in staying on the island, contact a rental agency on that island. For those who come by their own boat, note that Sanibel is very shallow and ... Read More »

The Reversal

By Diane Bostick Author: Michael Connelly Published by Little, Brown and Company New York October 2010 It is always reassuring to know that you can depend on your favorite author to come out, on schedule, with another book you can’t put down. Michael Connelly has done it again with his 23rd fiction novel, The Reversal. In this one we have a “twofer.” We have both defense attorney Mickey Haller and his half-brother, Detective Harry Bosch working together to try, once again, a man who was sent to prison 24 years ago for the murder of a young girl, after abducting ... Read More »

Staying cool on the boat in hot weather

Capt. Pete Rapps Many flats fishermen have their boats set up for efficient casting. This involves minimizing items in the boat that can create obstacles and snags. Most of us fishing out of flats boats do not have bimini tops or T-tops for this reason. Because of this, there is no shade or any way to duck out of the direct sun. We have to dress properly to stay cool and prevent sun exposure. Out on the water, we have sun baking us from 2 directions. The most obvious is from above, but few think about reflection. The reflection from ... Read More »

Keeping proper watch avoids accidents

By Capt. Carl Kelly US Coast Guard Rule Number 5 requires that “every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions as to make a full appraisal of the situation.” The obvious intent is to avoid accidents. I have served on boats when one person was specifically designated to watch and listen, and when in heavy traffic or chaotic situations I ask someone aboard to help me keep watch. Also, every time I boat I do periodic 360 degree scans of ... Read More »

Q&A with Simba

This column is the opinion of a 3 year old African Grey Parrot named “Simba” who has an extremely high intelligence level. While he does not possess a degree from any college or university, he does have a strong opinion of himself and feels that he is the best candidate to answer the complex questions of today’s discerning pets…and the humans they own… Dear Simba, In the wake of season being over I’ve seen more and more pets with their owners out on the weekends. Especially at venues that have music all day long and are considered to be the ... Read More »