Tag Archives: comments

Letter to the Editor: The Right Way Was ‘No’ Vote

Thank you Councilors Batte, Brown, Reed and Roman for having the courage and conviction to give the selection of the City Manager the much needed time and consideration by voting no.  You have allowed Marco Island the opportunity to change things for the better. Thank you Councilor Reed for your balanced, informative and comprehensive presentation.  I would urge all citizens ... Read More »

Goliath Grouper Workshops  

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state in August and October. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these ... Read More »

Protect Our Burrowing Owls: Your Input is Needed!

By Maria Lamb Recently, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists and specialists joined law enforcement staff at the Marco Island Library’s Rose Hall for an open-house style meeting on our burrowing owls with residents, realtors, lot owners, builders, conservation groups and other interested parties. Stations were set up around the room with FWC staff answering questions on protection, ... Read More »

Encouraging Young Writers

Submitted  The Marco Island Writers’ motto “Writers Helping Writers” has long included efforts to encourage young writers. For some years, a percentage of the proceeds of the sales of the group’s annual anthology, “Short Stories and Poems of Marco Island Writers,” support the Early Learning Coalition of Florida, and the Mount Kisha English School in northeastern India. In recent years, ... Read More »

‘Dear Teen Me’

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “He knows you love him, but he’s just not into you like that.” This book slayed me! I mean…wow! On a scale of stars, with five being the best rating, I would trade a bottle of my favorite champagne for five more stars just to give this book two five star reviews! This book is a ... Read More »

Kevin Williams Construction Takes the LEED With Sea Glass Marco

By Maureen Chodaba  Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an international standard of excellence in green construction. Based on adherence to prerequisites of required elements or green-building strategies, and credits of optional elements and strategies, LEED construction projects earn points toward certification. Based on credits that are developed through rounds of public comments and the collaboration of the ... Read More »

For Heidi

By Don Manley  Heidi Lynn Moss gave much of her time and talent to the island she called home. A longtime Marco resident, mortgage broker and mother of two, Heidi was a dedicated member of a variety of clubs and organizations, including the Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island, the Lely Athletic Booster Club, the island’s American Cancer Society unit ... Read More »

Spring Has Sprung, Your Diamonds Shouldn’t

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Spring is in the air, and so is the humidity. The crowds are beginning to wane and traffic is becoming bearable. It’s also time to clean and check your fine jewelry. By fine jewelry, I mean your gold, platinum and gemstone jewelry. It’s time to check the important components that hold your gemstones in the ... Read More »

Bacon Jam, Peanut Butter & Gourmet Dog Treats at the Farmers Market

By Maria Lamb Kat’s Southern Twang B-B-Q & Grilling Sauces       Kat Green of Kat’s Southern Twang B-B-Q & Grilling Sauces “has always been creative.” Even as a kid she could “look at something and would come up with something magical.” Her assorted jams and sauces are her current magical creations. This is Kat’s third season at the ... Read More »

Contrasting Thoughts

It’s disappointing to read comments of respected Marco Islanders imitating attitudes of losers in our recent presidential elections. When accusations are spewed against Marco’s new councilors, without a speck of supporting evidence, it’s reminiscent of the senseless actions taken against our new President for no proven reason other than that he was elected. Some Marcoites wail over City Manager Hernstadt’s ... Read More »

Marco Police Urge Caution

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Captain Nick Ojanovac of the Marco Island Police Department urged residents and visitors to be especially alert now that season has arrived and the roadways are much busier. “Our motorists and others riding bicycles, motorcycles and other recreational means of transport, in addition to pedestrians, need to be aware that the intensity of traffic and potential ... Read More »

Ask The CFP®Practitioner: What’s Next?

Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”  ~Alan Alda  Question: What are your thoughts on how the Trump presidency will influence the economy and financial markets? Answer: Just when you think there aren’t any surprises left in ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Hypocrisy in the Park

Hypocrisy in the Park Jerry Swiacki writes that “Veterans’ Community Park is not in jeopardy.” You wouldn’t know it from statements he has made publicly. In a city council meeting Oct. 5, 2015, Jerry Swiacki talked for 3 minutes about how he would configure a $7.5 million government building in the park. In a parks committee meeting (his is chairman) ... Read More »

First Page Critique at October Writer’s Meeting

Submitted After our September hiatus, Marco Island Writers, Inc. is back on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, resuming its regular second Wednesday of the month schedule. The agenda is a panel presentation on First Page Critique. Members have submitted the first page of a current work for anonymous review by a panel of peers. At this meeting, the panel will read ... Read More »

Better Things to Come?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan I’ll start off by avoiding being branded with which political party I favor or which I do not. Any business minded person with half a brain on an island where irony came to die knows to avoid that potential minefield. Let’s just say I for one will be relieved when the whole election circus is over ... Read More »

Comment Period

The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has opened a 21-day public comment period for the adoption of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Amendment on September 9, 2016.  The document may be viewed at colliermpo.net by going to the Latest News on the left side of the screen, then select the link, “21-Day Public Comment Period for 2040 LRTP Amendment.” The public comment period for the amendment ... Read More »

Big Cypress Fire Management Plans Assessment

Big Cypress National Preserve and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge are seeking public comments on a joint Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the environmental impacts of their respective updated Fire Management Plans (FMPs). updated FMPs will keep management objectives current and adopt and refine strategies that help the fire management programs operate more effectively. The updated FMPs will provide fresh focus on ... Read More »

Planning Board Update

By Maureen Chodaba The City of Marco Island Planning Board held a regular meeting on July 1. All board members were present. Parking issues on our little piece of  paved paradise have been a continuing saga of much recent attention. The Planning Board took a positive step toward resolving a part of this issue, specifically as it applies to the ... Read More »

Responsibilities of Player and Coach

Golf Tips Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org May 4th was National Golf Instruction Day on the Golf Channel. As much as the Golf Channel communicates incorrect information about the golf swing, and despite employee commentators who regularly bash tour player’s golf coaches, I really appreciate the network honoring those who grow golf through instruction. The Golf Channel is a huge factor in ... Read More »