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Tom Bogan 25 Years of Dedicated Service

Photo by Maureen Chodaba: Division Chief Tom Bogan on the job.

By Maureen Chodaba  The life of a firefighter is one that requires hard work and dedication. Each day on the job brings forth new challenges and surprises, most in the form of emergencies where the firefighter needs to react quickly and effectively. Marco Island Fire Rescue Division Chief Tom Bogan has been reacting quickly and effectively for over 25 years ... Read More »

Arturo’s – Fine Italian Dining, With a Personal Touch

Submitted Photos: Judy joins her chef and staff on the line.

By Maureen Chodaba Arturo’s Restaurant has been a mainstay for fine Italian dining on Marco Island for almost 21 years with its vast menu of delicious food. The story behind Arturo’s is just as amazing as its succulent dishes. Sole proprietor Judy Barney reminisced about the restaurant’s background and its early days. Originally from Brooklyn, Judy was an in-house trader ... Read More »

‘The Nest’

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BOOK REMARKS  Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “Insanity runs in my life. It practically gallops.”      ~ Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” I thought that the title, “The Nest,” referred to the family home in this novel, but in fact it is their term for the nest egg that their father set up for them. They themselves shortened ... Read More »

Station 51 Replacement

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• By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Firefighters respond to a number of incidents each year, some are memorable, while others tend to fade as time passes. July 7th of this year the crew from Station 51 was returning from a routine medical call to their quarters on East Elkcam Circle.  That crew immediately recognized that something was amiss at their station ... Read More »

Adopt-A-Senior Pet 

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As November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is focusing on our senior pets. DAS will allow people to adopt a cat or dog for $5 in the month of November for those animals in our kennels over six years old. Typically, senior pets are more difficult to adopt because of certain misconceptions about older pets. ... Read More »

Marco Firefighter/Paramedic Honored

Photos by Steve Stefanides: Chris Bowden addresses the crowd after receiving the award.

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Pride was on display on November 9, as one of Marco’s firefighter/paramedics was awarded the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award. Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Bowden was presented the award for his response to a call for a man down at the Greater Marco YMCA Tennis Courts on April 19th of this year. Bowden ... Read More »

Marco Officer Injured

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island Emergency Services personnel work together as a seamless team to assist island residents and visitors on a daily basis. However, when the alarm comes in for one of their own their adrenaline levels spike a little higher as they respond to a brother in need. Such was the case on late Tuesday morning, November ... Read More »

EDITORIAL & OPINION: What’s New in East Naples?

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COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala For those who are interested in hearing firsthand from the new owners of the Outlet Mall, they will be speaking at a few meetings between November 17 & 18. The first will be to the Marco Island Kiwanis Club on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 AM at Stonewall’s Restaurant, and all are welcome! The same day ... Read More »

Councilman Batte Cleared

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For over a year now Councilman Joseph Batte has sat quietly awaiting a review of three ethics complaints brought against him by the former owner’s wife of a home that was the subject of numerous complaints by Batte and other neighbors due to excessive noise. Ms. Tracy Calvert, the wife of Brian Spina, the former owner ... Read More »

Written in the Clouds

Photo by Jennifer Brinkman

Submitted While we may not have the mountain vistas of other states, we do have an equivalent: clouds of magnificent proportions. On November 16 at 7 PM, Master Naturalist Bob McConville and his special guest Luke Gommermann, a ranger at the Big Cypress National Preserve, will be at Rose History Auditorium to discuss the atmospheric conditions, unique to this area, ... Read More »

Support Group for the Blind

Submitted Lighthouse of Collier is hosting a Peer Support Group, held every Tuesday from 10 AM–12 PM, and facilitated by Rick Hart. Rick currently holds a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling degree from Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. He is a licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and a member of the American Counseling Association. If you are new ... Read More »

Executive Auto’s New Roadside Service

Photo by Samantha Husted: Dwain Natal with Executive Auto Repair’s new Mercedes service van.

By Samantha Husted Tara O’Neill checks in on Samuel Falla’s progress with one of her drawing class assignments. For the past 23 years Marco Island native Dwain Naftal has driven Bald Eagle Towing’s bright red tow truck. Recently Dwain traded in his trademark tow truck for a Mercedes service van that operates out of Executive Auto Repair. “It’s a little ... Read More »

Owl-mazing Partners

Owl Watch volunteers, (l-r), Fred Adams, Nancy Adams,
Karen Caster, Sharon Epple and Ed Caster

Submitted Life was not easy for the burrowing owls during the summer months. It was hot, humid and rainy and to escape the heat during day, they sought shelter under doorways or window ledges and tree branches. During the rainy season, the grass around the burrows rapidly grew tall. Owls were not happy as they prefer short grass or sparse ... Read More »

Christianity in the Holy Land 

Submitted On Wednesday, November 16, Marco Lutheran Church, as part of the Visiting Scholar Program, will welcome Dr. Mitri Raheb, a theologian and pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a “Taste of Palestine,” light hors d’oeuvres of Palestinian cuisine. At 7:45 PM, Dr. Raheb will present, “Assuring that Christianity Survives ... Read More »

The EYES Have It

To Your Health Scott Lowe  As a culture, we seem almost obsessed about eyes. Just look at the various sayings and idioms we have associated with eyesight. People often claim to go through life with their eyes wide open—or sometimes shut tight. Many of us can’t take our eyes off of someone or something. Nevertheless some seek out a bird’s ... Read More »

Skill Development Part V: Variables – Lies

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All Things Golf Todd Elliott A wise old poet once wrote, “Variety is the spice of life, that which gives it all its flavor.” If it’s variety you’re looking for, come to a golf course for all the flavor you can handle. With the exception of shots off the tee, golf courses are places of nearly limitless variation in terrain, ... Read More »

Books & Brews: Marco Gives a Hoot!

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Submitted The Friends of the Marco Island Library are sponsoring an exciting morning with our charming burrowing owls. On Saturday, November 12 at 10 AM, visit the Marco Island Branch Library to learn about the fascinating creatures. Jean Hall, project leader for the Audubon of the Western Everglades Owl Watch Program, will share her beautiful photographs of Marco’s burrowing owls. Two local ... Read More »

Naples Trust Company Expands

Submitted The Naples Trust Company, a division of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has announced the opening of a boutique office on Marco Island to better serve their Marco Island clientele. Carol B. Boyd, President of The Naples Trust Company said, “Based upon our clients’ needs and the growing number of inquiries for personalized wealth management on Marco Island, we ... Read More »

South Beach Drowning

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An update from Police Captain Dave Baer. Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments were dispatched to the South Beach access area at 2:40pm for a medical call.   Patrol and marine officers arrived on scene at 2:45pm and found a possible drowning. Bystanders had assisted the husband of a 68-year-old female in his efforts to pull her from the ... Read More »

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide

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Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide U.S. Postal Service Recommended Mailing Dates Fort Myers/Naples/Port Charlotte FL – Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and ... Read More »