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Bruce Greene, 77, passed in Peace, Thursday, September, 20, 2012. Born in Bristol, Conn., he was raised to observe, appreciate and respect all of nature, especially wildlife. On one of his many walks with his father, he found his first arrowhead, thus, began his curiosity and passion for all human cultures. Stationed in Sendi, Japan, as a meteorologist, he received his honorable discharge from the US Army Air Corp 1958. His interest and study of the Japanese culture was as natural as the beauty he found there. This began his career path in anthropology and archeology. Following college, he was ... Read More »

The Pyramid of CAPE ROMANO

By Natalie Strom “This is where it started. Do you see how far away the beach was? Never did we ever think the water would ever come that way. All the land was available but we decided not to buy where the domes were because we were afraid of erosion. Nevertheless, the erosion came from Marco and everything started building up at the point and blocking off the pass. You can see by the pictures.” Judy Innes recalls her time on Morgan Beach at Cape Romano as she looks through four photo albums filled with memories while at her ... Read More »

Vertical gardening

PLANT TALK  Mike Malloy  Leave it up to the mad gardener to find new ways and places to display more of his collection of plants. This is the ultimate in my horticulture addiction. In the past years, like most people with a plant “problem,” I have run out of room to plant one more plant in my garden. Most of us live in communities where the building lots are not that big (or they can never be big enough). I have been finding less and less open ground to install new plants I find on expeditions to the east ... Read More »

If It’s That Colorful, It Must Be Fall!

By Kit Kitchen-Maran Gorgeous colors of gold, red, yellow; splashes of orange and brown and lots of green—does it sound like it’s the annual leaf-viewing tour? Instead, it’s the Fall Orchid Plant Sale; the annual fundraising event put on by the members of the Naples Orchid Society. The plants come from members’ own collections, donations from orchid growers throughout the state or from purchases made by a selection committee. Every year different plants are offered and the variety is amazing. Many different kinds of orchids are offered for sale. Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Phalaenopsis, Vandas, Oncidiums and others will be available. Most ... Read More »

Good night Jerry Vallez

ART UNCOVERED  Tara O’Neill  On Saturday, September 29, I attended the funeral service for artist Jerry Vallez in Naples. I didn’t know him well, we met years ago when he was painting at the City Dock at Crayton Cove (before Tin City, and before the Dock Restaurant) and I was a teenager with high aspirations of being an artist. He was cordial, sweet actually, if maybe not a wee bit salty, and over the years I made it a point to stop into his various Naples galleries for a chat and to view his latest paintings. I learned something from Jerry ... Read More »

Why get hooked on fishing?

LADY ANGLER’S CORNER Capt. Mary Fink Ladies, when you think of the sport of fishing, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe you visualize complacently sitting somewhere with your line in the water hoping that a fish may swim by and take some interest in your bait. Could it be that you have an aversion to touching live bait and fish? Perhaps your husband wants to go fishing and asked you to join him, so you feel obligated to go. Whatever your initial thought of fishing may be, it is this author’s experience that many women ... Read More »

Serving success

READ MY TIPS  Doug Browne  Despite the changes in today’s modern game where groundstrokes rule the planet, every tennis player desires to have a big serve. In particular, when the match is closely contested, winning easy points is a premium and possessing a big serve will decide the match. To me, far too many tennis players toss poorly and do not have the necessary balance to be good servers. In order to achieve serving success, I like to put my students in big buckets or a big tennis case. The key is to make sure the server is comfortable ... Read More »

Fakahatchee strand

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP  Patricia Huff  If you’ve ever walked along the Big Cypress Boardwalk in the Fakahatchee Strand or driven the back roads of Janes Scenic Drive, then you’re familiar with the wonders of the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. Guided Swamp Walks will begin in November on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month. Reservations are required for these adventures into the wild. Friends of the Fakahatchee members receive a discounted rate of $50 ($70 for non-members). The trips are well worth it. Phone 239-695-1023 or email for more information. On Saturday, October 27, the official ... Read More »

The spotted seatrout

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps A prime shallow water fishing target here in the 10,000 Islands, the Spotted Seatrout are common estuarine fish found throughout the southern coasts of the United States along the south Atlantic and all coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Contrary to its name “Spotted Seatrout”, they actually are not a member of the Trout family at all, however they are a member of the drum family (Sciaenidae). Spotted Seatrout are silver in color with olive-green tints on their back, and numerous small black dots which extend over their dorsal fins and onto their ... Read More »

Prevent Colon Cancer, Part II

Q&A WITH THE FITNESS DIVA  Crystal Manjarres  Now that you know that the colon is considered the sewer system of the body, it makes sense to pay even closer attention to what we eat. In part one we learned that smoking increases our risk for colorectal cancer, as does high amounts of red meat and alcohol. We learned the importance of knowing our family history, getting screened, and the benefits of colon hydrotherapy to cleanse the colon of toxic waste. Now we will go over a few simple tips that will also help to keep your colon healthy. Keep ... Read More »

Good enough to eat

By Natalie Strom  Profiled for his Dia de los Muertos artwork on page A/18, Esau Rodriguez is using his artistic talents to hopefully help those suffering with cancer. “When I was living in Gainesville, my brother was diagnosed with cancer. We were living together and we were both filled with anxiety; it was a really rough time.” His brother, Edgar, “was very strong, but the only thing he would complain about was the hospital food and that he was never hungry.” The only option to help induce hunger for Edgar was a specific type of steroid. “He was surprised ... Read More »

One family STANDS UP to Cancer

By Jane A. Marlowe  Judy Mayo is my dearest friend, my support system, my sister in Christ, my neighbor, my sounding board, my hero. She is involved in many ministries in our San Marco Catholic Church, helping parishioners with practical and spiritual needs, assisting with the bereavement group, grief support, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Homebound Minister bringing the Sacred Eucharist to members of the parish who are unable to attend Mass. She serves in all these capacities quietly and joyfully and when asked how she is doing, her response is always, “I’m just fine. Isn’t today a ... Read More »

Keep in Touch wants to “Stamp Out” Breast Cancer

For the fourth year in a row, the Keep in Touch satellite post office and gift store at the Shops of Marco has honored Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you buy two sheets of Breast Cancer stamps, you can have your choice of a pink breast cancer awareness band bracelet. Choose from bands that read Hope, Strength, Survivor and Faith. “One in four people have their lives rocked by cancer. My cousin is a breast cancer survivor. She had chemotherapy and a mastectomy.” Seventy percent of the net amount raised by the sale of these stamps is given to the ... Read More »

The Collier County American Cancer Society seeking teams and volunteers for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

The Collier County American Cancer Society is seeking teams and volunteers to participate in its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk. Please walk with us to raise awareness and raise funds, October 20th, at Cambier Park. To register as an individual or a team, or to volunteer, please contact Allison Freeman, American Cancer Society, 239- 261-0337, ext. 3861, allison.freeman@, or visit   Saturday, October 20th, Cambier Park  Registration starts 7:30am – Walk starts 9am   Read More »

Major event just a year away!

SOUTHERN SKIES  By Mike P. Usher  We looked at this region of the sky just two weeks ago; notice how the sky has rolled upwards since then? Perseus, which was just starting to rise last edition is now well clear of the horizon. Being in the Milky Way Perseus is full of interesting deep sky objects, but it is probably best to wait until the constellation is a bit higher to scan it with your binoculars. Pay particular attention to Capella, which is just now rising. Observe how it sparkles, flashes on and off and changes colors constantly. This ... Read More »

Southern Americana Tour: Part 3 Momma’s Home Cookin’

MUSIC NOTES BY GATOR NATE Nate Augustus   The saga continues… Although the beautiful North Carolina wilderness had been so good to me, there were “Gatorheads” down in Georgia and Tennessee that had waited patiently for my arrival, and they were not gonna be let down. Not this trip, and definitely not by me. So, I got up, bright n’ early, at the crack a’ dawn, and as the heavy mountain dew was still rising off the river I said goodbye to Rusty and all my friends in Nolichucki and hit the road in ol’ “Silver,” my trusty Ford ... Read More »

Little things mean a lot

GOODLAND LIFE  Joanie Fuller It’s tiny, it’s old, it’s really used and it’s full of art. Everyone loves it even though there’s no parking. Most would say who needs parking when you can walk to it? Some would say it has become a destination – maybe it should even be on the Historic Register. There’s a well tended garden out front complete with orchids and there are two very nice people inside ready to help you. There’s also a big sign out front displaying the numbers 34140. Surely you know by now I am talking about something that means a ... Read More »

Pawlitically correct

DOG & STYLE Tony Wakefield-Jones     Dear Tony: What are your political views? Lynn A. – Marco Island, FL Dear Miss Lynn: My views? Well, from my vantage point (mostly television), all the major candidates are actually quite attractive. Now, I’m not gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but the views from my couch are not too bad. Nobody can work a suit and tie like President Obama. Joe Biden has really big teeth and an equally fetching smile. And if this run for office doesn’t work out, Romney and Ryan could easily be models for Abercrombie ... Read More »

For all the saints come marching in

By Virginia Carlin The Celtic festival of the dead was incorporated into Christian ritual and in the 9th century a feast in honor of all the saints was fixed for November 1. What or who is a saint? I would suspect we have many among us, in all races and religions who have never been officially recognized. This is not to denigrate the heroism, dedication or devotion of saints of earlier days. The Bible is full of compelling stories. Peter, (called Cephas, Aramaic equivalent of Peter, meaning the Rock) a fisherman in Capernaum, was with Christ during many of his ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club Welcomes New Clubhouse Manager Thomas M. Leonard

Culinary Institute of America-trained veteran returns to balmy Gulf breezes Thomas M. Leonard, a 30+ year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been named Clubhouse Manager at the Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC), effective immediately. In his new role, he will be responsible to oversee all daily operations of the prestigious waterfront yacht club and provide leadership and guidance to a dynamic management team and staff. Leonard returns to Marco Island after spending the past five years with Food & Company Caterers in East Hampton, NY, where his deep business and leadership acumen and keen taste for exceptional food elevated ... Read More »