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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

The world’s top ranked golfer, Jason Day, with his coach. Submitted Photos

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 »

Good Things Coming Our Way


COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The U. S. Open Pickleball Championships are coming to town! This will be the first ever Pickleball U. S. Open and it will be held right here in town at the East Naples Community Center located on Thomasson Drive, which is an extension of Rattlesnake Hammock Road going south, next to Avalon Elementary School. The games ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor


I am happy to announce my candidacy for the Marco Island City Council. My wife, Linda and I, have been fortunate enough to participate as members of Marco Island City Advisory Committees as well as other island community groups and see the opportunities and challenges that face our community. For example, is now the time for Marco Island to acquire ... Read More »

Comments Sought on Oil & Gas Survey


Submitted  The National Park Service is seeking public comment related to scientific or technical information that would aid in the agency reaching a decision on a revised Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the environmental impacts of a proposed oil and gas seismic survey by Burnett Oil Co. in Big Cypress National Preserve. This EA is a revision of the EA released ... Read More »

Putt to the End Point


GOLF TIPS Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Most golfers warm up for their round, and practice, on the greens by hitting 15-20 foot putts. I have a sense that many do this because they believe this is the best way to determine the speed of the greens that day. Practicing mid-range putts has little benefits. If you miss a 15-20 footer do ... Read More »

Transfer the Energy

Photo 2: The Orange Whip Trainer, a great tool to develop proper energy loading on the backswing, and transfer of energy to the club head on the downswing.

GOLF TIPS Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Athletic ability sets the ceiling for a golfer’s potential. That ceiling can be changed through physical training. However, to get to that ceiling, or potential, a golfer must increase the skills required to play. There is nothing natural about being a good player. Good players work on their athletic ability, and their skills, and “talent,” ... Read More »

Meet and Chat With Marco’s Top Cops

Submitted Marco Island Property Owners (MIPO) will conduct its second Public Forum Meeting of the season on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 3 PM in the City Council Chamber at 51 Bald Eagle Drive. Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino and Captain David Baer will discuss burglaries, phone alerts and scams, citizens’ complaints, explain how complaints are addressed and processed, ... Read More »

Big Cypress Preserve Seeks Comments

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments on a suite of preliminary alternatives for managing backcountry access and use within Big Cypress National Preserve. Concurrently with the review of preliminary alternatives, the NPS is also holding a scoping opportunity to receive public input related to the development of a wilderness study and potential wilderness proposal. Both the scoping ... Read More »

OCMI Soccer Championships


By Meghan Bonos For the first time in Marco Island Optimist Soccer history, the soccer program crowned two 1st place champions (U10 and U12 Girls) and a second place runner up (U9 boys) in the Lee County Recreational League County Cup Tournament. The Optimist Club teams, named the Marco Island Sharks, advanced all five of their recreational travel teams to ... Read More »

Spine Tilt at Address


GOLF TIPS Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org There is a difference between a full shot address position that requires power, and a short shot address position that requires finesse. Knowing how to set up to the ball depending on the required shot is a skill that can be learned by anyone. Set up changes, although simple to accomplish physically, can make a ... Read More »

Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization

On November 13, 2015, the Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board made changes to the Cost Feasible Plan of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  The MPO has opened an additional 21-day public comment period for the Draft 2040 LRTP to allow opportunity for public review of the changes.  The additional public comment period will be open from November 18, ... Read More »

Preserve Seeks Comments on Oil and Gas Seismic Survey Environmental Assessment

The National Park Service is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the environmental impacts of a proposed oil and gas seismic survey by Burnett Oil Company in Big Cypress National Preserve. The EA is a follow-up document to the Nobles 3-d Plan of Operations released by the NPS on June 17, 2015, and analyzes the impacts of ... Read More »

Setting Intentions

The Line Drill (above) - Paint a line, with course marking paint, and hit golf balls that sit on top of the line. This will help determine initial club to
ground interaction entry point.

GOLF TIPS Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org As golfers we can try a million different techniques or sensations when playing golf. One sensation might work for one swing. Another swing, though, might work for five or six holes. So which sensations are correct, and which sensations are not? As an instructor, I am trying to get people to be consistently better. My ... Read More »

Big Cypress ORV Meeting

The next Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting for Big Cypress National Preserve will be held on Tuesday, October 20, from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center auditorium at 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141. For more details on the agenda for this meeting click here. For more about the committee, past meeting agendas and ... Read More »