Island of Angels, a short story

By Joanne Tailele A WORK OF FICTION: Island of Angels, a short story The young girl hunched down in the backseat of the car. Her nose almost touched the screen of the I-pad she balanced on her lap. Bright pink ear buds blocked out the other sounds in the car. As the car approached the crest of the Judge Jolley Bridge, […]

A fantastic time to fish

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Pete@CaptainRapps.com Typical to this time of year, we are seeing some mild cooling trends to both the air and water temperatures here in the 10,000 Islands. Weather trends are usually about the same right now up until the middle of December, when we typically see our first major cold fronts come rolling through. We have […]

To choose or not to choose?

READ MY TIPS  Doug Browne  dbrowne912@aol.com In most cases, it has only been a brief five or ten minute warm up and it’s time to make a critical decision! Who is going to serve, receive, or are we going to leave the decision to our opponents? Oddly enough, far too many people over-think this decision and find it compelling to not […]

Adult Softball

Week two of Adult softball saw some great action in exciting games. Over at TBE, Joeys held on to a 15 to 14 victory over Marco Island Vacation properties (MIVP). Ahead 15 to 13 in the bottom of the seventh, Mark Feola put Joeys back on their heels when belted a HR to get the game to within one, with one […]

Publix Supports Harry Chapin Food Bank

Publix Supermarkets in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties are again offering their “Food for Sharing” promotion, with all food being donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The promotion, currently under way, lasts until December 31. The holiday drive provides a simple way for customers to participate. No bulky bags are assembled in the stores, loaded into carts, and heaped […]

Fiddler’s Creek

Fiddler’s Creek has been awarded a 2012 Sand Dollar Award for “Best Special Event” by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA). The award was presented before more than 250 people attending the annual awards presentation recently at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The “Best Special Event for Residents” award recognizes creativity, development, cost and overall effectiveness […]

Decorating Contest Schedule Announced

16th Annual House, Business and Condo Decorating Contest Schedule Announced The Christmas House and Business Decorating Committee met recently at Sanita Sole, hosted by Paula and Richard Robinson for final preparations for the 16th Annual Decorating Contest. In 2011, the contest included over 1700 homes and 125 businesses judged. The contest is an independent Florida Corporation operated by members of the […]

FREE Conservancy Nature Walks to Resume

Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers FREE Guided Nature Walks. Three great locations. All walks conducted by trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteers and are subject to weather conditions and volunteer availability. Times and days subject to change. Not available on holidays. Bring a hat, water and wear sunscreen. Also bring water shoes and binoculars for Tigertail Beach. Clam Pass, Naples, […]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida opens Dalton Discovery Center

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces the opening of the new Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center. Located at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center in Naples, the Dalton Discovery Center showcases southwest Florida’s diverse ecosystems, the creatures that live within and an overview of the work conducted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A unique, state-of-the-art, interpretive and multi-sensory experience, the Dalton […]

Orion Leaps into the Sky

SOUTHERN SKIES  By Mike P. Usher  usher34105@earthlink.net  There is a lot to see in the eastern sky tonight! Both naked eye and binocular stargazers will be kept busy enjoying the sights nature is presenting this evening. Orion the hunter, undoubtedly one of the most recognized constellations in the world, is rising in the east. Many of the bright stars in […]