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Medical Marijuana Update | What’s happening with the moratorium?

By Samantha Husted County commissioners recently voted 4-1 to shorten the yearlong moratorium that had been placed on the distribution of medical marijuana in Collier County. The new deadline has been set for October 10. The motion came a day after Florida legislators failed to pass a body of law necessary for implementing the amendment. The Florida Department of Health ... Read More »

Meet the Caxambas Republican Club VP

Submitted  Originally from Michigan, Dr. Swiacki attended St. Leo University Preparatory School near Dade City, Florida. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earned his doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a general surgical residency and practiced surgery for 40 years in the suburban Detroit area. Certified in general surgery and medical quality/utilization, Dr. Swiacki was ... Read More »

10,000 Islands Fishing Forecast for June

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com This month we typically see water temperatures get up into the mid to high 80s. Along with the increased Gulf water temperatures, June will be our first month of summer to bring us almost daily afternoon rain. Because of this, we typically get out a little earlier in the morning and plan to fish ... Read More »

‘A Texan’s Promise’ by Shelley Gray

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Maybe he wouldn’t leave her when he found out the truth. Maybe, just maybe, everything was going to be okay.” I should start out by admitting that I’m a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray and her Amish novels. I’ve even made the trek to Sarasota, Florida for one of her book talks and signings at The ... Read More »

Marco Island Condo Sales & Listing Activity

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 393 condos were listed for sale. The amount of inventory for sale is just one indicator of the real estate market on Marco Island. In a recent 30-day period 65 condos sold, 64 new listings came on the market, 39 listings expired, 51 condo sales contracts were signed and became pending ... Read More »

MIYC: First to Install Mini Reef

Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) is the first yacht club in Southwest Florida to install “Mini Reef” artificial marine habitat systems under its dock to support an environmental initiative to restore the cleanliness and aquatic diversity of the region’s canals and waterways. “The Marco Island Yacht Club is proud to participate in this important environmental program to create ... Read More »

Conservancy Volunteers Worth Millions

Submitted The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (the “Conservancy”) have donated more than 436,916 hours in the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. “From the day-to-day professionalism – a ... Read More »

A Coup Attempt in America

BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun tayasun@taray.com On November 8, 2016, we held elections in the United States of America. The results were truly stunning. Mr. Donald J. Trump, an unconventional candidate, an outsider to politics, a successful businessman, who is not a member of the so-called establishment won 306 electoral votes and solidly defeated the candidate of the Democrat party who ... Read More »

The Importance of Sports at MIA

By Don Manley Who better to render an opinion on Marco Island Academy’s athletic programs than the athletes themselves? “I feel like at MIA, our sports teams are a family,” said freshman Jenna Palumbo, who is a member of the school’s soccer and track teams. “Everyone is really close, so it’s more than just playing a sport. It’s just a ... Read More »

Safe Boating Saves the Day

Submitted While May is National Safe Boating month, the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISP) believes every day in every month is Safe Boating Day! In this issue, one of the members, Charlie Gentry, tells his story about an incident well offshore on board the Blue Chip, a boat he was delivering. A fire broke out and the training ... Read More »

First Annual Yoga Fest Empowers Marco

By Maureen Chodaba Kerri Lampos of RevivalYoga Fitness Studio believes in empowering men, women and children through yoga, an ancient practice of self-care and healing for both the body and mind. Yoga is a revival of one’s positive energy, uniting the physical and spiritual components of well-being. Embracing that divine intention, Lampos and Revival Yoga recently presented the First Annual ... Read More »

CBS Sports Excited About Pickeball

By Scott H. Shook For the second straight year, CBS Sports Network signed on to cover the finals of the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships, held at East Naples Community Park, April 23-30. In fact the network was so excited about last year’s experience, they decided to double their coverage this year. “CBS loved it so much that they expanded to ... Read More »

On the Mend

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” – Chinese Proverb The worst is behind me. Or the worst is ahead. Possibly, I’m in the worst moment right now. I’ve been debating this with myself since my knee surgery five ... Read More »

Charter a Boat on Your Next Vacation

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Summer is approaching fast, and with it we’ll see family trips, great fishing spots, and lots of fun in the sun. If you are a fishing enthusiast, or even new to the fishing experience, then chartering a boat on your next vacation offers many benefits that you are sure to appreciate. Chartering is a ... Read More »

‘Traveling Light’ by Brian Andreas

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “I can imagine it working out perfectly, I said. I can’t, she said and I said no wonder you’re so stressed.” Traveling has never appealed to me, and so it came as quite the surprise when I met and fell in love with someone who loved to travel. Maybe that’s why this book’s title appealed to ... Read More »

MIA Students Build Mini Reefs – Build it and the fish will come

By Maria Lamb Marco Island Academy science teacher Jerry Miller’s class was a hub of activity on May 4. That day his students paired up in teams to construct mini reefs, to be installed under docks in various locations on Marco Island. According to Miller, “The students are doing something positive for the community by helping restore the quality of ... Read More »

The Problem of Denial

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Recently one of my friends stopped me in a parking lot. She needed advice about her mother’s memory loss and subsequent denial of the problem. “It’s so hard,” my friend said, “because my mother won’t go to day care or a support group, and her care is all on me.” I commiserated, sharing a similar ... Read More »

Our US Capitol Building Outside and In

Rumination From the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry One of my goals while visiting Washington, D.C. recently was to tour our nation’s United States Capitol Building. The Capitol’s dome could be the most recognized manmade landmark in America and the Statue of Freedom that tops the dome is impressive; no wonder, it stands 19 feet 6 inches tall. The location ... Read More »

An American Dream on Marco

By Jessica Hernstadt As a boy growing up in Italy, Luigi Carvelli never dreamed that by the age of thirty-five he would be the owner of four successful restaurants, with nearly three hundred people in his employ. Luigi, along with his brothers Sal, 44, and Francesco, 33, and cousins Adamo, 41, and Francesco Serravalle, 34, are the owners of three ... Read More »

Collier County & Marco Island Team Up for Owls

 By Chadd Chustz  On Friday, April 14, Nancy Olson and I created four starter burrows near the public boat access in Caxambas Park. A male owl had been digging in a precarious spot, and the barrier meant to protect him was getting knocked down by cars trying to squeeze into a parking place. There was ample open space near some ... Read More »