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Strategies Beat Predictions and Hunches

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ~ Earl Weaver (1930-1993), Baseball Hall of Famer and “the sorest loser who ever lived.”  Question: What will happen to the markets during 2017? Answer: Strategists, economists, and even Certified Financial Planners™ are notorious for trying to predict markets. Over my career, it’s ... Read More »

Budding Enthusiasts Learn About Orchids

Submitted Recently, over sixty Calusa Garden Club members and guests came out to hear Marcie and Bill Gorski, Marco Island residents and officers of Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance, give an educational presentation on “Orchid Varieties – Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie and Bill brought over 12 specimens of their own 167 orchid varieties to show the crowd. The Gorskis’ enthusiasm ... Read More »

Young Activists Seek to Reinstate Reward Cards

By Coastal Breeze News Staff In the January newsletter for Tommie Barfield Elementary School (TBE), Principal Kary Stewart announced that the gold, silver and bronze honor cards that had been awarded to students for academic excellence would be discontinued. The cards rewarded students receiving A’s and B’s with movies tickets and discounts at local restaurants and businesses. The cards have ... Read More »

Pirate Day Marco Island

Submitted Get ready for Pirate Day, taking place at the Marco Island Historical Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Marauding pirates were a constant headache for the Spanish sea captains during the 1600s, and tall tales of swashbucklers and buried treasure abound in Southwest Florida to this day. Pirate-themed arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts, a dunk tank and ... Read More »

Six Reasons To Go Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Fishing is an activity that has been going on since man first met water. Fishing is a hobby for some people and a way to make a living for others. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to fish, or brushing up on your rusty fishing abilities, there’s never been a better time to ... Read More »

JCMI Film Festival Presents ‘To Life!’

Submitted The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) will present the second film of the season of its Sidney R. Hoffman Memorial Jewish Film Festival. The movie, “To Life!” will be shown at the JCMI on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2 PM. The movie, in German with English subtitles, takes place in post WWII Germany and tells a touching ... Read More »

JCMI Deli Fest to Return!

Submitted The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) is proud to announce its fourth annual Jewish “Deli-Fest” on Sunday, January 29 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. This year we will offer the same luscious Jewish dishes from the old country, and because of major improvements, a smooth transition through the lines, with no ... Read More »

Discovering Old Florida

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com The full title of this little gem is “Discovering Old Florida: A Guide to Vintage South and Central Florida.” It is 7 inches in width and 5 inches in height, which makes it very easy to handle, and “tuckable” in that it will slip into your glove compartment or your day bag very nicely. It would ... Read More »

Orchid Varieties Presentation

Submitted Calusa Garden Club will meet on Monday, January 9 at 1:15 PM to hear an educational presentation from Marcie Gorski on “Orchid Varieties — Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie will be assisted by her husband Bill Gorski. The Gorskis, who are officers of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance (GCOA), will bring six orchid varieties to show and additional descriptive ... Read More »

Register Now for Gulf Coast Little League

Submitted The Gulf Coast Little League spring registration is now open! The league offers baseball and softball for children from 4 to 14 years old, and serves the East Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City areas. The Gulf Coast Little League is also home to the 2015 10-11 year old District 27 Champions and the 2016 11-12 year old District ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Submitted  Applications are now being accepted by Calusa Garden Club for its summer camp scholarships and for its college scholarship. Calusa Garden Club, an association of people interested in horticulture, ecology, flower art, and the environment, awards two camperships for elementary school students and one scholarship of $500 to a high school senior residing on Marco Island. Students must apply ... Read More »

Equipment Check

Coach Wayne’s Corner By Wayne Clark As a coach and instructor, my customers and students frequently ask me, “What kind of tennis racquet or pickleball paddle should I buy?” Like purchasing anything today, it can be somewhat overwhelming and confusing because there is so much to choose from. In both tennis and pickleball, racquets and paddles were originally made of ... Read More »

Free nature talk series 

If you are looking for something to do that is fun, free and educational, the Naples Preserve is focusing its Spring Nature Talk Series on the natural habitats and ecosystems of Southwest Florida. Speakers will include rangers, researchers, foresters and other subject-area specialists from a variety of the region’s parks, nature organizations and educational institutions. The series will include photographs ... Read More »

A BIG YEAR 

Have you seen 50 or more bird species in 2016? Yes! Then, you qualify for our Wings Over Florida Big Year certificate! Follow these steps to apply: Go to our Wings Over Florida Birds webpage Click “APPLY” Our Checklist of Florida Birds will open in a fillable PDF file Click on the download arrow located in the top right corner next to ... Read More »

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” 

The nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation will host their Gulf Coast Fishing University March 11-12,2017 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge, 5630 Pine Island Rd, Bokeelia, FL 33922. Women, men and teens can learn and practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations on Saturday, then have an option to fish inshore from charter boats and kayaks on Sunday. Registration includes networking ... Read More »

Anchoring and Mooring

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), was directed by Florida’s Legislature in 2009 to establish a pilot program to explore potential options for regulating the anchoring or mooring of vessels (other than live-aboard vessels) outside the marked boundaries of public mooring fields. This Legislative action was codified in Section ... Read More »

Women’s Events at Marco Presbyterian Church

Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off the Winter Season with a seminar and luncheon on Friday, Jan. 20. Registration begins at 9 AM; the seminar is from 9:30-11:30 AM with lunch immediately following. Keynote speaker Janet Custer will present her personal testimony on how God has led her to her current position as Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center ... Read More »

Blue Mangrove Gallery Celebrates Decade of Success

By Maureen Chodaba As you step into the Blue Mangrove Gallery in Town Center Mall, you enter a world of artistic craftsmanship, elegance and style. The gallery recently celebrated ten years of sharing its unique artisan jewelry, art and gifts. Blue Mangrove Gallery owner Christie Marcoplos shared her secrets of success, “To succeed, you need to have a vision combined ... Read More »

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.” ~ Agatha Christie This lovely collection of four short stories republished now, two years after the death of its author, P.D. James, by her estate, has a holiday flavor. If you are a mystery fan, doubtless you have read some of this prolific writer’s work in the past. Included ... Read More »

Local Artist Show to Benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts

Submitted The Marco Island Branch of the Collier County Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts provide monthly art shows at the library’s Heathwood Drive location. During the months of December and January, the artwork of Marco Island artist Jo-Ann Sanborn will be featured. A percentage of the sales of Jo-Ann’s artwork will go to the Marco ... Read More »