The Hitman’s Bodyguard: The Dynamic Duo in a Not-So-Dynamic Plot


“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” puts a bodyguard and a hitman together for a corrosion of action and comedy. The story follows Ryan Reynolds’ character, Michael Bryce, an ex-top-tier bodyguard who’s hit rough times after failing to protect a client two years ago. Bryce is soon contacted by Interpol Agent Amelia Roussel, played by Elodie Yung, and brought in to guard and […]

Songwriters’ Curtain Drops, But Encore Planned

The 13-week Florida Songwriters’ Showcase has concluded with two fantastic shows to wrap things up. On August 22, the showcase had its biggest crowd, a SRO audience that watched as JRobert’s lineup of all-women artists took the stage. Cindy Hackney was the headliner on ladies night at the Marco Players Theatre—but she had lots of help. In all, eight ladies […]

McGeary Headlines 9/11 Tribute

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Nashville songwriter and Collier County EMS first responder, Tim McGeary will star in J.Robert’s Songwriter Showcase Encore 9/11 Tribute from 7-10 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017. Tim McGeary’s songs have been tapped for such hit television shows as “Smallville,” “One Tree Hill” and “Glory Days.” A retired Collier County firefighter and paramedic, Tim was among the emergency personnel who […]

Young Artists Academy

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites qualified students to apply to the popular Young Artists Academy. This prominent program offers free art classes for middle and high school students who are talented and are interested in creating art. To be eligible, a student must be in grades 6-12 and recommended by an art teacher from their school. Qualified home-schooled […]

Marco Island Center for the Arts

Hyla Crane, Executive Director of the Marco Island Center for the Arts welcomed guests to Thursday’s event, saying “The Marco Island Center for the Arts, formerly known as the Art League of Marco Island, Inc., will celebrate its own 50th anniversary in 2020. We are thrilled to be a part of the City of Marco Island’s celebration. It has been […]

Marco Island Historical Museum

We became time travelers on Saturday as the Marco Island Historical Museum and Society partnered with the Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) to celebrate the City’s anniversary and MICA’s 50 years of service to the island. “The Marco Island Historical Society and Museum are so proud to be a part of this significant milestone in our city’s history,” said MIHS […]

The Grand Finale

The festivities carried us from the hub of business and tourism to the classrooms of learning and the galleries of artistic creation. We paced ourselves with a workout of body, mind and spirit to embark on a journey through history to the place from whence we came. Finally, this whirlwind celebration reached its grand finale with the hustle and bustle […]

‘Murder on Pea Pike’ by Jean Harrington


“What I didn’t add, as I strolled out of his office with a happy little goodbye wave, was I hoped I wouldn’t regret it.” As hoped, I was able to interview the author of this issue’s Book Remarks book, local writer Jean Harrington. As the title suggests, Jean writes mysteries, but she’s also published Irish historical romances. At a fellow […]

Baby Driver: Pedal to the Metal Action!


With a title like “Baby Driver” one would imagine the movie would be some sort of lost Adam Sandler comedy. In reality, however, the film is a fast paced, action, crime movie that feels like a story written back in the ‘80s, that’s taking place in modern day. It has shootouts, high-speed chases, and licensed music from the 1960s through […]

Kieu Luu Banks PART I – THE CITY

Kieu Banks and her husband Steve are owners and operators of Dreamlander Tours, a popular backwater water tour business which they run from their home in Goodland. For Kieu (pronounced Cue), it is the final realization of the American Dream, which began upon her arrival in the U.S. in 1979. Luu Phung Kieu (last name first) was born in Saigon […]