Fighting Breast Cancer with Beauty, Community

By Noelle H. Lowery Everyone knows it takes a village to raise a child. Well, one could say it takes a community to help fight breast cancer here on Marco Island. That’s the philosophy behind the Fifth Annual Hope Love Cure Fashion Show benefiting the American Cancer Society Marco Island Unit. “It’s about being a community player,” says Lisa Meurgue, […]

Hope for Haiti… Help for Children

On Monday, March 11th, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at San Marco Church Parish Center on Marco Island, women of all faiths will have the opportunity to gahther for an extroardinariy evening. They will experience the inspirational story of how one woman, JoAnne Kuehner, was able to establish a worldwide organization to help the poorest nation in the western […]

Come And See

A Photojournalist’s Journey With Mother Teresa By Jane Marlowe San Marco Catholic Church’s new faith based group, Marco Faith and Wine, sponsored an evening with Linda Schaefer on February sixth for women of all faiths. Linda is a photojournalist who was granted full access to the work of the Missionaries of Charity, the order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa […]

Bluegrass Festival

The Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park put on a fabulous festival the weekend of February 9 and 10. The Sixth Annual Jammin’ in the Hammock Bluegrass Festival featured music of the aforementioned genre from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Visitors brought blankets and chairs and filled the covered seating areas to be entertained by the plucking, picking and strumming of […]

Dr. Oz

It’s not often one gets to meet a celebrity like Dr. Oz, let alone learn a famous physician will be performing your surgery… That’s exactly what happened to the Oztimurlenk’s of Marco Island. Audrey Oztimurlenk’s brother was in a New York Hospital about to have heart surgery when Dr. Oz walked in. Little introduction was necessary and the family was […]

Sailing Students Become Teachers

The Marco Island Community Sailing Center is teaching kids to sail. But over two weekends in early February, in conjunction with US Sailing, MICSC helped the students to become teachers. John “Jabbo” Gorden has been a US Sailing Instructor Trainer since 1998. “Overall, US Sailing teaches about 100 [Level 1 training] courses per year and about 1,000 people are certified.” […]

Discovering The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Saul I. Stern Cultural Series opens the 3rd and last event of the 19th season, with a presentation about “Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls”, Wednesday, March 6, 2012, at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, located at 991 Winterberry Drive. How did the scrolls ends up hidden in caves for 2,000 years? The speakers, Roz Davidson […]

Glenn Miller at Lely

By Carl Kelly Question: Which big band holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Dance? Question: Which big band received the first Gold Record? Answer to both questions: The largest dance was 25,000 people; the first Gold Record was Chattanooga Choo Choo; and the band was Glenn Miller, arguably the best of the big bands. The modern version of […]

Senkaku/Diaoyu Crisis…

The Wall Street Journal reported from the Yokota Air Base in Japan that the highest ranking U.S. Military commander in Japan, Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella, expressed his concern about Tokyo’s intensifying territorial dispute with China, calling it a “very bad situation” and blamed the Chinese navy for what he termed “a provocative act that can become dangerous.” “The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island […]

Tea with Tara

Blue Mangrove Gallery is the place to be on Monday afternoons. From 2:00 to 4:00 PM, patrons may receive a complimentary glass of iced tea as they experience the creative process of renowned artist Tara O’Neill. Setting up her easel out front of the gallery, O’Neill explains, “I really appreciate the opportunity to paint in public again. I had my […]


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