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City Council Update

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For members of the Marco Island City Council the evening was somewhat uncomfortable as a number of residents came forward to question their decisions on circumstances surrounding the departure of City Manager Roger Hernstadt. At the February 6th meeting of council, Hernstadt’s letter of resignation was read into the record by City Attorney Alan Gabriel. That resignation ... Read More »

Two MIHS Speakers Not to Miss

Submitted Top off a day of sun and sand with a Marco Island Historical Society lecture at Rose History Auditorium. The lectures, which start at 7 PM, are free to members of the Society and $10 for nonmembers.   February 22: Wildlife of the Everglades Master naturalist Robert McConville is back to give an update on the wildlife of the ... Read More »

Scammers and Scallywags

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Just want to issue a heads up warning to my faithful followers. Apparently, there are some unscrupulous folks who are wandering around Marco and Naples selling jewelry under the pretense of it being real gold. It’s shiny and looks good, but the ring or chain feels a little too lightweight. That’s because it is gold ... Read More »

Listen to Your Heart

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “It’s impossible.” Said Pride. “It’s risky.” Said Experience. “It’s pointless.” Said Reason. “Give it a try.” Whispered the Heart. There’s an inspirational book titled, “Waking” by Matthew Sanford. The book is based on the real-life events of Mr. Sanford’s life. When he was 13 years old, he and his family were traveling through ... Read More »

Grand Opening of Vi at Bentley Village

Submitted Recently, Vi corporate officials, local dignitaries, residents, and employees gathered to commemorate the conclusion of an $80+ million redevelopment project with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. Vi at Bentley Village marked the end to its major reconstruction effort to revitalize the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in North Naples. During the nearly two-year undertaking, two clubhouses and ... Read More »

Club Face Alignment

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Making contact with the golf ball, and making the golf ball fly in the air at the target are golfer’s instinctual foundations. Even the least athletic golfer has these two instincts. I believe my job as an instructor is to provide students guidance that enables their instincts to succeed more consistently. It’s what I ... Read More »

Fishing and Boating in the 10,000 Islands

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Looking at a map or marine chart, the 10,000 Islands area of Southwest Florida is essentially located from the south end of Naples, continuing south past Marco Island, Goodland, Everglades City, and several miles past Chokoloskee. The 10,000 Islands is home to many species of fish that can be found throughout the year. The ... Read More »

SUN-N-FUN LAGOON INVITES YOU BACK

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon invites you back for the winter season. The park will open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday, Feb. 18. The park will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, for the President’s Day holiday. The Lazy River is under construction, so the Collier County Parks & Recreation Division is offering a special admission rate ... Read More »

Busy Season in Progress

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The last tour of this season is coming up on Wednesday, February 15th at 3 PM, and this will be an unusual tour. We will tour the medical examiner’s facility. I bet many of you didn’t even know we had a medical examiner in Collier County. It is located in the Industrial Park off Airport Road, ... Read More »

The Gravity of Falling

Keeping You Safe Chris Bowden Firefighter/Paramedic cbowden@cityofmarcoisland.com Losing your independence after years of self-reliance is often a hard pill to swallow. Due to the natural ageing process, these golden years are often overlooked altogether. As you can imagine, it’s very important that while you and your loved ones continue to age, being properly prepared and informed is vital. I am ... Read More »

SOWFLO’S Tipping Point

By Coastal Breeze News Staff At the end of October, I had the opportunity to see an area band, SOWFLO. The performance SOWFLO put on for the rousing crowd was nothing short of great! Everyone around here has been mentioning SOWFLO for a few years. This was my first time attending their performance and I LOVED them. It has been ... Read More »

Kathein Jewelers’ Shop For a Cause Benefits ACS

By Maureen Chodaba The Kathein family loves life and loves Marco Island. Like so many of us, Annelie and Amir Kathein fell in love with the island from the moment they crossed the Jolley Bridge. The Katheins began their jewelry business in Fort Lauderdale over 30 years ago. Today, the Katheins are the proud owners of Kathein Jewelers (formerly called ... Read More »

A Study of Human Nature: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “The date I had in mind was December tenth, but would you prefer the ninth or the eleventh?” Hello and happy February! I’m super excited to be here, because even though I rarely make resolutions, this new year I’d already vowed to read one published book a week when this opportunity to share my book remarks ... Read More »

PUFFIN LOVE: Atlantic Puffins of Maine with a Marco Connection

By Maria Lamb Atlantic Puffins are often called “sea parrots” due to their flashy bills of red, yellow and blue during mating season. They have earned the moniker of “clown of the sea” with tears of clown markings on their oversized faces. From a distance, puffins can resemble the dark-tuxedoed penguins. Puffins are small seabirds measuring 10 inches from their ... Read More »

Marco’s DAR Learns About the Draft

By Chris Curle  DAR stands for Daughters of the American Revolution, so it’s expected that America’s military history would be very much on the minds of Marco’s DAR chapter. And that was the theme of Michael Eckers’ presentation at the chapter’s January meeting at Hideaway Beach Club. Michael Eckers is the author of several books on American military history, including ... Read More »

MIA Athletes Excel in the Classroom, Rank High in the State

By Barry Gwinn Marco Island Academy (MIA), only six years old, has been recognized by the State of Florida as an “A” high performing school, and by the Washington Post as being in the top 2% of the nation’s most challenging high schools. “But how are our athletes doing?” wondered Kelly Monnot, MIA’s athletic director since August 2015 “How do ... Read More »

Lely Falls to Naples in Double OT

By Scott Shook Round three of the Naples-Lely basketball rivalry was not for the faint of heart. After splitting their first two meetings of the season with each team winning by just two points, the rubber game took two overtime periods to decide. Naples High left the Trojans heartbroken on their home court Friday night, January 27. The final score ... Read More »

Defining the Dink

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com One of the most misunderstood aspects of the sport of pickleball, especially for beginners, is the utilization of the seven-foot, no volley zone, aka the kitchen. I personally don’t like to refer to it as a “no volley zone,” for two reasons. Number one, I am a “glass is half full” type of person. ... Read More »

The Naples Trust Company: CURRENT OUTLOOK

Andrew Vanderhorst, CFA, CFP, CLU  Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, The Naples Trust Company Naples/Marco, FL – – (January 23, 2017) – – In retrospect, the theme for 2016 was ‘expect the unexpected.’  The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) was greatly discounted by the ‘smart money.’ The surprise election of Donald Trump to the US presidency ... Read More »

Ken and Carol Knauf Affiliate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Marco Island – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is pleased to announce that Ken and Carol Knauf, have become part of our select family of Realtors. Both Ken and Carol became full time licensed Realtors in the high end western suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio in 1975. Prior to commencing his real estate career, Ken was a vice president with a ... Read More »