Glory of the Grape

A Glorious Event for MI Chamber

Glory of the Grape, the annual fundraiser for the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund and other charitable efforts, was recently held at Chop 239 in the Esplanade. The event drew over 150 people and featured 17 wine selections paired with delicious samplings of gourmet food. Guests enjoyed smoked salmon crostini paired with vintages of Occhio Douro Tons […]

Florida Songwriter Showcase Offers Something for Everyone

The famous line from Forrest Gump about life being like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get, could almost have been written about JRobert’s Florida Songwriter Showcase that is enjoying a 13-week run at the Marco Players Theatre. It’s true that like a box of chocolates, the Songwriter Showcase offers its audience incredible variety. On […]


‘It’s Always the Husband’ by Michele Campbell

“Go ahead and jump. You know you want to.” This book opens with the best scene ever! It’s been too long since I’ve started a book, read the first pages, and literally cleared my calendar to finish the story. But this contemporary women’s suspense novel grabbed my attention and held on until the brilliant end. “It’s Always The Husband” follows […]

July is Hot With Cool Guitarist Mark Fogel

According to brilliant bluesman B.B. King, “Playing guitar is like telling the truth.” On July 25, come hear for yourself, when Marco Island Center for the Arts presents superb guitarist Mark Fogel to island audiences. This will be a must-see show for anyone that likes groovy guitar based music. Mark Fogel is a New York born guitarist and a graduate […]


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Maintain high standards to gain respect. By remaining ethical you can overcome temporary upsets in the week ahead. Use your charitable instincts to win over those who have been less than supportive in the past. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your eyes and ears wide open this week. You might learn about recent advances in technology […]


Wonder Woman:
A Movie 76 Years in the Making

Summer has begun and Hollywood is ready with its long list of superhero films, with DC’s “Wonder Woman” being the latest reveal from Warner Brothers Studios, the same studio responsible for nearly every DC film dating back to the late ‘70s. With such a long line of films under their belt, how can “Wonder Woman” possibly hope to stand out […]


The Samurai Of Puzzles

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk

It’s Just Not the Same

Goren On Bridge

The wild west

South had his cowboy boots on in the auction, but the final contract was sound. The defense started with two rounds of diamonds. Declarer ruffed the second round and began to set up his spade suit. He led a spade to the ace, a club back to his ace, and then cashed the king of spades. West followed low smoothly […]

Independence Day, Southwest Florida-Style

There are a number of family-friendly Independence Day festivities taking place in Southwest Florida, making it the ideal place to celebrate the birth of our nation. Try one of the following local favorites for an unforgettable time. SAND JAM AT RESIDENTS’ BEACH, MARCO ISLAND The Marco Island Civic Association will hold its annual July 4th celebration at Residents’ Beach, 130 […]