Marco lives up to ‘Most Beautiful’ expectations

The odyssey of Dan and JoAnne Shaub began in New York City where they packed their Saab and headed south. Since they accepted the Mission Possible assignment they were off to the six cities nominated to be designated “America’s Most Beautiful” in a contest jointly sponsored by USA Today and Rand McNally.  Marco Island was one of the six nominees, […]

Su’s Garden, a Marco Island treasure

By Joan Kelly Piyun Su is proud of the long history she has with Marco Island. Su’s Garden celebrated 30 years on the island in June. Su’s Garden is located at 537 Bald Eagle Drive with the gold Chinese lions marking the spot. Her regular customers are like family. Many know just what they want to order, sit and relax […]

“Real Estate Best Buys” Radio Show

Of course, everyone wants to find real estate best buys. And now you can by tuning in to 98.9 FM every Sunday morning at 10 AM for a brand new radio show aptly called, “Real Estate Best Buys.” Co-hosted by Jeff Popick and Jeff Tumbarello, two leading success stories in real estate today, the show is sure to be entertaining […]


A Speed and Agility Summer camp will be held by the Marco Island Eagles Football Program from July 11-28 Monday – Thursday from 5-7 PM at Mackle Park. This year’s camp will include a professional trainer leading the children ages 7-14 in drills preparing them for the upcoming season. This camp is open to all boys and girls interested in […]

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

By Diane Bostick Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America Author: Maureen Stanton Published by The Penguin Press, New York 2011. You might think this a strange book that I have chosen to review but with the popularity of the television shows, Antiques Road show (in its fifteenth season), Pawn Queens, Pawn Star and the thousands of flea markets […]


By Monte Lazarus From the opening montage and Sidney Bechet’s accompanying soprano sax you know that you’re in for a paean to Paris. Woody Allen scripted and directed this sweet, sentimental mix of fun and fantasy in which even the unbelievable is completely charming. Young, laid-back screenwriter and aspiring novelist, Gil (Owen Wilson) joins his soon-to-be wife Inez (Rachel McAdams) […]


The Boston Bruins of the NHL just won the Stanley Cup defeating Vancouver 4-3 for their first title in 39 years. The Cup was flown to Martha’s Vineyard and then to the Boathouse Restaurant for viewing. Pictured is Hideaway Beach tennis professional Leslie Browne standing next to the Cup at the Boathouse in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Submitted  

There’s gold in them thar drawers!

Richard Alan Would an infusion of found cash be a great way to start your day? It would be like finding a wad of hundred dollar bills in an unused suit jacket or a rarely used purse. Believe it or not, there is treasure in your home only a few paces away. I’m talking about gold or silver scrap, which […]

INDEPENDENCE DAY celebration in Everglades City

By Patricia Huff Join us for a fun-filled family day of celebration. After the parade, there will be plenty to do in McLeod Park including a kids’ playground and hot dogs for lunch. For info, phone City Hall at 695-3781. Saturday, July 2 9:30 – Opening Ceremony 10:00 – PARADE 11:00 – Arts & Crafts booths open 11:30 – Kiddies’ Contest […]

Don’t be too stubborn to change your losing game

By Doug Browne Usually your big serve and ferocious forehand does the trick; one stroke sets up the other and before you know it you are in the winner’s circle. But, on this particular day (ask Swedish star Robin Soderling about this as he just lost at Wimbledon in a big upset to a teenage star) your usual strategy has failed. […]

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