Tag Archives: Everglades City

Kiwanis New Year

Submitted The new year for the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island has started off as a busy one. Two new members were inducted into the Club at the Thursday morning meeting. Marge Superitis was the sponsor for Turk Tilev and Joanna Todisco. Rondi Hauser, Membership Chairperson, recited the Objects of Kiwanis and presented the new members with their name badge ... Read More »

Snowy Egrets: One of the coolest birds on our beach

PROTECTING & PRESERVING  Nancy Richie  NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com One of several larger shorebirds that are spectacular to watch while walking the beach, especially along the Tigertail Lagoon and Sand Dollar beach peninsula area, is the Snowy Egret (Egretta thula). Just saying the name can cool one off on a hot Florida day at the beach. When walking the beach, one notices that there ... Read More »

Bromeliads in the South Florida landscape

PLANT TALK Mike Malloy mikemalloy@naplesbutterfly.com Bromeliads are finally getting the attention they deserve. Until recently, they were only popular with a small segment of house-plant enthusiasts. Today, bromeliads are prized tropical treasures in many Southwest Florida landscapes and public and private gardens. Featuring a wide range of color, leaf shapes and textures, bromeliads are as beautiful as they are hardy. ... Read More »

Thinking in color

ARTFUL LIFE  Tara O’Neill Recently I was asked by a fearlessly inquisitive art collector why so many artists wear black, or shades of grey, or neutral brown. “I mean,” said my inquirer, “their stock in trade is, generally, color.” It’s true, we often mute ourselves. The best answer I ever heard to that oft-asked question came recently from Brian Curtis, head ... Read More »

November fishing in the 10,000 Islands

FOLLOW THE FISH  Capt. Pete Rapps  Pete@CaptainRapps.com November is one of my absolute favorite months here in the Ten Thousand Islands! The reasons are numerous and I could go on forever describing them, but some of the highlights are…. 1) Mild weather patterns with little rain and light winds, 2) Fish are actively following and feeding on the huge bait pods ... Read More »

The return of the King of the Planets

SOUTHERN SKIES  By Mike P. Usher  usher34105@earthlink.net  Tonight, Jupiter returns to the early evening sky after an absence of some months. Jupiter is nearing opposition which will occur on December 3; Jupiter will be 180 degrees away from the Sun and will rise as the Sun sets. Opposition is important because Jupiter will be at its closest point to Earth ... Read More »

Calusas Return to Marco

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island Historical Museum has come to life. A recent addition of four extremely lifelike Calusa Indian mannequins has visitors to the museum doing a double-take. Featuring an entire wing dedicated to the first known inhabitants of Marco Island, the realistic mannequins are only the beginning of grand plans for the Calusa exhibit and the ... Read More »

The End Of Your Life Book Club

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com Author: Will Schwalbe Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 2012 The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe is not morbid or maudlin. It is a celebration of life. Do not be deterred by the title or you will miss one fantastic book as well as the opportunity to meet one of the kindest and most ... Read More »

Eagle Scout supports Lely

Submitted  Attaining the highest rank of Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America program is no easy task. Alexander Robau of Marco Island has been in Scouting for the past 11 years, starting out as a Tiger Cub in the first grade. Now a high school student, he is working on his final project to achieve Eagle Scout status. ... Read More »

Jewelry repair 102: Watch batteries

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net The reason I’m explaining the process of simple repairs is to educate and eliminate the mystery of what actually happens to your ring or chain or any piece of your beloved jewelry when you need it fixed or restored. The most common event in my shop is simple watch battery replacement. Simple right? I usually ... Read More »

Are you ready to break all of the rules?

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com Ok. I’m guilty. I’ve told my ladies teams hundreds of times to hit crosscourt. Yes, I even yelled, hit all of your returns crosscourt so you play the high percentages. And, this particular strategy works for all levels of play. However, I am offering a new plan. In no way am I suggesting that a ... Read More »

TheatreZone Announces Comedic Casting for FORUM

TheatreZone Artistic director Mark Danni today announced his cast selection for the Tony award winning production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. “Forum is a light, fast-paced, witty and irreverent play considered to be one of the funniest musicals ever written with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart,” says ... Read More »

ROBIN TAYLOR EARNS RSPS DESIGNATION

Robin Taylor, Realtor Partner with the Sandlin Team at RE/MAX Results Realty in Marco Island, recently achieved her Resort & Second-home Property Specialist, RSPS designation. Robin joins more than 1,300 real estate professionals worldwide who have earned the RSPS certification. REALTORS® who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second Home Markets Courses along with additional advanced ... Read More »

CCSO Names October “Do The Right Thing” Winners

Heroism and positive decision-making were recognized during the first “Do The Right Thing” awards ceremony of the 2012-13 school Monday at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office adopted the “Do the Right Thing” program in January of 1988, and has honored hundreds of children for acts that reinforce good behavior, positive acts, and outstanding accomplishments ... Read More »

Tarpon Club at Fiddler’s Creek Prepares for Busy Season

Beach and boating enthusiasts in The Tarpon Club at Fiddler’s Creek can anticipate an exciting schedule of special themed events and activities in which to participate this upcoming season. The Tarpon Club is a members-only organization featuring a full-service marina, beach pavilion with complimentary lounge chair and umbrella service, luxurious resort and spa privileges, and wine and dine rewards. There ... Read More »

Next Calusa Garden Club Meeting and Program Set for November 12

The first Calusa Garden Club meeting of the year was held on October 8. Dale DeFeo, president of the club, also presented a program entitled “The Secrets of Sansavarias.” Sansavarias are plants seen all-over Southwest Florida and are commonly called Snake Plant or Mother-in-law’s Tongue. Those in attendance left with new-found knowledge and respect for the plant seen daily in ... Read More »

BINGO

JCMI Bingo Joe Varano was the big winner at Monday night’s BINGO game at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Vivian Mesner of Marco Island was the HOT BALL winner at Monday night’s BINGO at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island while Sharon Daley, a visitior from Illinois, was the BIG winner. Bingo is being played every Monday night at ... Read More »

Vocational and career exploration

Vocational and career exploration can take many forms, and students that pass the advanced swim test and that score out in the top ranked students at AMIkids Big Cypress can take scuba lessons at the residential boys program located deep in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The program has boys ages 14-18 that are completing their court ordered sanctions at the ... Read More »

SCORE of Naples and IBERIABANK Continue Small Business Seminar Series: You Built It, You Grew It, Now Is the Time to Pass the Torch or Sell It; What Is Your Business Succession Plan?

IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, and SCORE of Naples continue their Small Business Seminar Series with a session titled “You Built It, You Grew It, Now Is the Time to Pass the Torch or Sell It; What Is Your Business Succession Plan?” This seminar, scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at IBERIABANK’s headquarters located at 2150 Goodlette Road in Naples will ... Read More »

Make a Lasting, Positive Impact This Holiday Season: Give Family and Friends Gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. Returning for the fifth season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation offer a unique holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits that will endure for generations. For the first time this year, Give-A-Tree ... Read More »