Turn of Mind

BOOK REMARKS  Diane Bostick  dianebostick@comcast.net Author: Alice LaPlante.  Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press 2011.  If you are a regular reader of Book Remarks you probably have noticed that you often don’t know what the book I am reviewing is about until close to the end of the column. I tend to chat a bit about various other things first. In this case […]

Yes, Postal Rates Are Changing

It’s inevitable—as the price of everything else goes up, so must the cost of mailing a letter!  The U.S. Postal Service has announced minimal price increases, effective January 22. Beginning on January 22, customers will spend a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States, the first price change for First-Class Mail stamps (Forever stamps) since […]

Naples Orchid Society’s 50th Year

Please celebrate with us! Naples Orchid Society’s 50th Year Thursday February 2, 2012 5:30-9:00PM Moorings Presbyterian Church • 791 Harbour Drive, Naples Program by Michael Coronado, RF Orchids, Homestead, FL Dinner catered by Wynn’s Catering Silent Auction to benefit Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s education program (credit cards accepted)   Tickets-$25 per NOS member, $35 per non-member wine tickets available at event- […]

Update on Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center Opening

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is located at 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, Florida 34102. For most of 2012, the Conservancy Nature Center will continue to undergo many “Sustainable Campus” renovations and is temporarily closed. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will reopen to the public sometime in the second quarter of 2012, once the Allyn Family Docks […]

The Island Players

“I’m Herbert…and Other Strangers” by Robert Anderson Renee Taylor, and Joseph Bologna Presented by Centennial Bank TICKETS NOW ON SALE The Island Players announces Centennial Bank is presenting sponsor for their production of I’m Herbert…and Other Strangers. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Centennial Bank / 615 Elkcam Circle, or at the Marco Island Historical Society Gift […]

The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors

The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors is very happy to report that 887 Homes, Lots and Condos sold in 2011 representing a 21.5% increase from the 730 sold in 2010. The average sale price moved up 1.45% from $501,000 to $508,000 while the average days on market decreased. The total inventory of Homes, Lots and Condos currently for sale stands […]

Floral Designer, Kathleen Hawryluk, Visits Calusa Garden Club

On Monday, January 9, professional floral designer, Kathleen Hawryluk, presented her program to Marco Island’s Calusa Garden Club and a number of visiting guests. Kathleen produced seven vastly different designs which were raffled at the end of the meeting. Her tip was to relax and have fun when creating floral designs. She used containers purchased at area resale shops and […]

Swamp Buggy Fever in Naples.

An invitation is extended to all young ladies, 16 to 24 years old, from Collier, Lee and Hendry counties to participate in the 64TH Annual Swamp Buggy Queen Scholarship Pageant. Contestants have the opportunity to be part of an over 60 year tradition in Naples and win scholarship money to further their education. The contestants participate in approximately three months […]

One Woman, One Cat

Historical Abraham Lincoln Lecture

In honor of President’s Day Historical Abraham Lincoln Lecture Saturday, February 25, 2012 The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) and the Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) are bringing to our community a special event for Presidents’ Day. Our two organizations have joined together to bring world renowned Abraham Lincoln historian, Dr. Thomas F. Schwartz, currently the Director of the […]