Irish Music and Dancing Comes to Marco

Enjoy an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with Irish music and dancing at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts will present the Irish band West of Galway and dancers from the Celtic Spirit School of Irish Dance on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5:30-7 PM in the Art Center’s Lauritzen and Rush galleries. […]

Brass Quintet In Pops at JCMI

The 24th season of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series continues on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM with an evening of “Pops” music presented by the Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet. This is the twelfth year of the quintet’s appearance at the JCMI Cultural Series. The Brass Quintet is made up of outstanding musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. […]

AAUW’s Time, Talent, & Treasures Boasts Record Attendance

Recently, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), celebrating their 40th year as a Marco Island branch, held their one and only annual fundraiser, the Time, Talent, & Treasures Luncheon and Auction at Hideaway Beach Club. One hundred forty-six women interested in helping improve the lives of girls and women attended the event. The ladies busily perused and bid on […]

‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett


“If someone loves you for what you can do then it’s flattering, but why do you love them? If someone loves you for who you are then they have to know you, which means you have to know them.” I have a confession to make. There are 957 books on my “Want to Read” list on Goodreads. If I read […]


ARIES (March 21-April 19): During the week ahead you may realize who has truly been your friend during the past few weeks. Just because someone only sits on the sidelines does not mean they are not trustworthy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may want more than you get this week. Don’t be disappointed if a budding relationship doesn’t fulfill your […]

Word for Words

J.Robert Debuts Florida Fiddler Show 2

Building on the success of last year’s Florida Fiddler Show, local entertainer J.Robert Houghtaling debuted his Florida Fiddler Show 2 for an appreciative audience at the Marco Players Theatre on Saturday, February 24. He started out by explaining to the audience the difference between a fiddle and a violin. “The main difference is whether you’re buying or selling. If you’re […]

Goren On Bridge

Brilliant discard

Worried that East might have made a weak two-bid with only a five-card suit, South ducked the first two rounds of hearts before winning the third round. West had to make a discard on the third heart. Most would shed a low spade, we think, but this West player made the brilliant discard of the ace of diamonds! West’s discard […]

Souper Bowl VI Returns to Marco Island

They say that soup is good for the soul. Incidentally, soup is also great for fundraising. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Souper Bowl returned last weekend, bringing with it gallons of piping hot soup and thousands of dollars in scholarship funds. “Of all the Chamber events, this is one of my favorites,” Marco Island Chamber of Commerce […]

UCMI Celebrates 50 Years

Reverend Mark Williams was ecstatic when, on a Sunday morning last month, he announced to his congregation that the United Church of Marco Island would kick off a 10-week celebration of its 50th Anniversary. At a time when there were only 60 homes located on Marco Island, Reverend Wesley Riedell and his wife arrived on the island, in the fall […]

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