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LCEC returns $7.2 million in final equity

This week LCEC distributed $7.2 million to memberships that have been closed since 2004. LCEC has returned more than $191 million to customers over the years, which is among the best for the 800 cooperatives in the United States. Next month, LCEC will distribute another $5.7 million to current and inactive customers in the form of checks and credits to their account. Equity is the value of the investment customers/members make in LCEC. Customers provide a portion of the capital necessary to operate the business through the payments they make each month. Without this investment, LCEC would be required to ... Read More »


DATES:  June 5th to August 4th, 2012 DAYS OF PRACTICE AND TIMES: Every Tuesday 5:00–6:30 pm (Practices held rain or shine unless otherwise notified). LOCATION: Golden Gate Country Club, 4100 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples 34116 (Just west of 951 on GG Pkwy). COMPETITION DATES:  10 July 2012(Tuesday) County Games at GGCC 5:00-7:00 pm. Coaches are expected to be at games. 4 August 2012 (Saturday) Area Games at Royal Palm Country Club, Naples 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Coaches are expected at games. 7-8 September 2012 (Fri-Sat) State Golf Games in Orlando. Not all coaches are expected to go to State Golf Games. But we will need some to go. ASSISTANT COACH REQUIREMENTS: Must ... Read More »

Street Lighting Service Changes Planned During Daylight Savings Time

The Transportation Engineering Department will again during Daylight Savings Time turn off streetlights along several county roadway corridors, a program that was initiated in 2009 to save taxpayer dollars.  Through this program last year, the county realized electrical energy cost savings of $96,000.00.  Over the past three years of the program, the county did not experience any noticeable increase in traffic related incidents while the streetlights were out of service nor any increase in electrical component failures after the streetlights were restored to a normal operational configuration. Starting the week of April 30, streetlights along the major corridors listed below, ... Read More »


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Kiwanis President John Coff presents Tiffany Homuth in coming YMCA President with a $5000 check for their upcoming Summer Camp Program. Read More »

Stock Construction

Local homebuilder Stock Construction has announced plans for Majorca, its first distinctive village within the luxury, residential master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek in Naples. Residences within the village of Majorca will offer four unique floor plans. Ground will be broken this spring, with the first models available later this year. The Scottsdale II is a one-story residence offering 2,719 A/C square feet of living space. The model will feature three bedrooms, three baths, living room, dining room, study and screen covered lanai with a base price from $599,990. The Harbourtown II is a one-story residence encompassing 2,815 A/C square feet. It will feature ... Read More »

Physicians Regional Healthcare System Redesigns Bonita Springs Site & Will Expand Primary and Specialty Medical Care Services

Physicians Regional Healthcare System (PRHS) has redesigned and remodeled its Walden Medical Center in Bonita Springs, Fla., and will expand Primary and Specialty Care services there in 2012. The 22,000 square-foot medical facility — known as Bonita II — has a redesigned 10,000 square-foot first floor that features new medical suites, procedure rooms and common areas. A 3,000 square-foot Imaging Suite offers high-quality diagnostic imaging.  PRHS installed a Siemens 1.5 MRI and a new Siemens digital x-ray system was installed. The site has added new MRI and x-ray staff with 45 years of combined diagnostic imaging experience. The diagnostic imaging cases at Bonita II are ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club Finishes Season with Spring Luncheon

On Tuesday, April 17, 44 members of Calusa Garden Club met at the Island Country Club for their annual spring luncheon. The theme this year revolved around an English tea with most members wearing “crazy hats.” The event was highlighted by a contest for the “craziest hat” which was judged by five members of the Island Club’s staff. New officers were installed, a scholarship to Camp Wekiva was awarded to Tommie Barfield fifth grader, Avorie Anderson, and words and gifts of appreciation were presented. The Calusa Garden Club meets from October through March at 1:00 on the second Monday of ... Read More »

Co-Ed Softball 4-26

In week two of co-ed softball on another beautiful night at the ball field as the smell of fresh hot dogs carried over the dugouts, Kretch’s notched another victory this time against the Snook Inn 21-6. Led by AJ Parker ( 4 hits) and Joe Pitrone (2 hits) each with HR’s  Kretch’s  bats were too much for the Snook Inn to handle. For the ladies Alex Stagpole had 2 hits along with Naomi Smith,Julie Mans ,Grethall Ortiz and Lucy Crabtree all adding singles.  The Snook being behind going into the 5thinning 12-1 mounted a rally behind Teresa Gangl (4 hits ... Read More »

Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party

Don’t be late for this very important date!  The Mad Hatter and Alice have invited you to join them in Wonderland for a morning filled with the puzzling nonsense and the maddening fun that is the Mad Hatter Tea Party.  Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, neighbors, and friends are encouraged to celebrate the day before Mother’s Day by painting bird houses, designing necklaces, sipping tea, and socializing.This reintroduction to an old-fashioned tea party will be complete with tea sandwiches, scones, marmalade, cupcakes, fresh fruit and an assortment of teas.  Each guest will leave the party with a keepsake teacup and ... Read More »

Prestigious four-diamond rating

The Marco Beach Ocean Resort® has achieved the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) prestigious four-diamond rating. More than 58,000 properties are evaluated by AAA each year to determine Diamond status. AAA began field inspections of hotels and restaurants in 1937. In 1963, a rating system was created which later became the Diamond Ratings in 1976. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 45 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. “We first achieved our four diamonds within our first year of operation and have received it every year since then. The amenities available ... Read More »

West Coast Florida 2012 “Best of Weddings” Award from The Knot

Marco Beach Ocean Resort has received the West Coast Florida 2012 “Best of Weddings” Award from The Knot. The award selection process was done by voting brides. Each year brides have the opportunity to vote on a variety of categories from photographers and videographers to wedding destinations. “We are honored to have been selected especially since the votes are coming from the brides. The resort is a perfect place for a romantic beach wedding,” said Robert Fesik, General Manager. About Marco Beach Ocean Resort The all suite Marco Beach Ocean Resort overlooking the Gulf of Mexico brings stellar service, lodging and ... Read More »

Goodland: A somewhat disjointed history lesson

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom nstrom81@yahoo.com As my personal interest in the history of Goodland has grown, I have heard some pretty interesting things about our fishing village. Recently, a neighbor of mine showed me a brochure she had saved from the mid-60’s featuring land for sale in Goodland. In my attempts to find out more about this brochure, I found that it’s not always that easy to find what you’re looking for. Thanks to this nagging brochure, which I was unable to find any information on, I have gathered a bit of history from many sources and conversations. And so, I ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Larry Sacher

Tuesday, May 1, 2012   Why not let “We the People” decide?   As most Citizens who have been paying attention know, there are some major issues that affect ALL of Marco that could or have already been brought before the existing City Council.  As one of the few announced candidates to run for election to City Council this coming November, I would like to suggest that items that are not ‘time-sensitive’ be deferred until the next Council is elected.  Among the potential or existing issues and why I believe a decision on these can be deferred (in no particular ... Read More »