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Everglades Happenings

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BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP Patricia Huff mulletrapper@gmail.com Visitors are returning to the wonders of the Everglades and it’s great to welcome them to south Florida. So many interesting activities are happening around town. On January 11, our Everglades Society for Historical Preservation is sponsoring a free movie night with two episodes of the 1960s TV series “Lincoln Vail of the Everglades.” The event begins at 5:30 PM. at the Everglades Community Church Jinkins Fellowship Hall. For information, call 239-695-2905 or visit website www.evergladeshistorical.org. On Saturday, January 12, we have a full day with Art-in-the-Glades at McLeod Park on the Circle from ... Read More »

A Little Legendary

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MUSIC NOTES BY GATOR NATE Nate Augustus rubeejaw@aol.com Howdy do! Hope everybody had a peaceful holiday and you’re still sticking to your resolutions. 2013 is here whether ya like it or not, and with it comes tourist season (honk!), stone crab season (mmmm) and “playing music” season (yeeeaow!). This tweek, Music Notes will be visiting one of Gator Nate’s oldest haunts. The legendary Little Bar sits smack dab in the middle of downtown Goodland as it has for, well, longer than I’ve been around at least. Some say size matters, but when it comes to quaint, cozy, and sometimes wildly crazy local ... Read More »

Lobster Guac Cocktail

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FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Pete@CaptainRapps.com Looking for something different to do with your Florida Spiny Lobster tails this season? Yeah, it’s hard to beat grilled tails drenched in seasoned butter, but you are going to need an appetizer to wash down those cool bevies while the tails are cooking right? Let me show you a quick and easy way to make a cool and fresh appetizer that will knock your guest’s sombreros off. First off, get your tails split and seasoned up. Take a large knife and split the tops of the tails and crack them wide open. Now ... Read More »

Just Follow the Recipe

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INVESTMENT INSIGHTS Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com Welcome to “Investment Insights,” a new column designed to coordinate the pieces of your financial life and provide observations about financial markets. I hope that you will pick up a few actionable ideas intended to increase your financial well-being and provide peace of mind. As I entered college in 1978, my grandmother was certain that majoring in my chosen field of economics, rather than home economics, was a huge mistake for a woman. Nothing against Grandma, it’s just that she was from a different generation. She had never drove a car or written a check let ... Read More »

Mangrove Snapper Fishing

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LADY ANGLERS Captain Mary A. Fink islandgirlscharters.com The first three articles of the “Lady Anglers Corner” in Coastal Breeze addressed the many benefits sport fishing provides, tackle selection and what conditions and structure to look for when seeking fish. Now it’s time to start fishing using the skills mentioned in previous articles to your benefit! This author suggests testing your skills with local mangrove or gray snapper fishing. Mangrove or gray snappers are quite common around mangrove edges, reefs, rocks, docks and other structures. This is one reason why starting with snapper fishing is a good idea as your likelihood of ... Read More »

A Call To Artists!!

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ARTFUL LIFE Tara O’Neill taraogallery@marcocable.com [In the spirit of full disclosure I tell you now that the following subject touches me personally as I am not only president of the GAA board of directors, but am also on its festival committee.] The Goodland Arts Alliance is spreading its wings. A fledgling – but a mighty fledging – this newly formed non-profit is dedicating itself to the mission of “preserving, promoting, and advancing, the cultural presence in the Village of Goodland, through art, history, and education.” Towards that end (end?), the GAA is sponsoring its inaugural outdoor Harbor Arts & Music ... Read More »

Love of Story Telling… Cooking Stories, That Is

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CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com I love telling stories about cooking food. It comes natural to me, as food is essential to our humanity and our well-being and it affects all aspects of our lives. Some people may question the seriousness of writing about food. Most of us can go weeks without reading a book, watching a movie, or playing golf…. but I can’t imagine any of us going that long without food. More and more, cooking shows, cookbooks and magazines appear daily to educate and enhance our eating experiences. Food stories are important… they make us laugh, they make ... Read More »

Questions and Answers

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I hope to debunk wives tales and inform the misinformed in the next couple of issues about “all that glitters.” Also, always feel free to email any questions you may have about jewelry, diamonds or precious gems to harborgoldsmith@comcast.net. Falsehood #1… You can take a bunch of little diamonds and melt them together to make one large one. Diamonds are individual carbon crystals that take millions of years of pressure and high temperatures to form, one can burn a diamond and ruin its appearance but never melt one. It would be like melting two jet ... Read More »

Jupiter Near the Zenith

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SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net Tonight, Jupiter is very near the zenith (straight up); this is the best time to observe Jupiter with your binoculars. To be comfortable lie down in a pool chair, you can brace your elbows on the chair arms or chest to steady the binoculars. Through the binoculars you will be able to see the tiny disk of the planet itself and all four of the Galilean satellites. Io is by itself on the left side of the planet and on the right are Europa, Ganymede and Callisto moving outwards. The satellites are easy ... Read More »

Marco Island Center for the Arts

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By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Artwork abounds at the Marco Island Farmers Market. Every Wednesday, from 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM, a mix of Florida’s finest artists set up booths amidst florists, food vendors, and vegetable stands at Veterans Park. A part of the cultural hub of Marco’s community, the Marco Island Center for the Arts sets up shop, showcasing multiple artists and mediums. The non-profit entity focuses on collaboration and education of the arts in all forms. Over 40 years ago, the Art League was formed on Marco Island. It found a home at 1010 Winterberry Drive and expanded over ... Read More »

Fakahatchee Strand Swamp Walks scheduled

Get wet? You bet! That’s the whole point of the famous swamp walks in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The Friends of Fakahatchee have spaces available in their two remaining January Swamp Walks on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 19. The walks through knee to waist high waters of the park are led by naturalists who are experts in the flora and fauna of the 80,000 acre state park. Fakahatchee Strand is called the “Amazon of North America” and is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals. The walks begin promptly at ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club 11th Anniversary Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch Announced

A yacht club tradition formally transferring responsibility, authority and accountability of yacht club leadership   The Marco Island Yacht Club today announced its 11th Annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch will take place at the waterfront Club’s Harbor Dining Room the evening of Saturday, January 19, 2013. According to MIYC Membership Director Lisa Luft, yacht clubs use Change of Watch, a time-honored naval tradition, to formally transfer responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another and from one year to the next. The formal evening’s gala festivities begin with a cocktail hour at 6 pm followed by a ... Read More »

“Music for the Soul” Concert Series at Marco Presbyterian Church

The first of Marco Presbyterian Church’s “Music for the Soul” Concert Series will be 6 p.m., Jan. 20 and will feature Marv Hollenbeck at the piano playing a potpourri of gospel, sacred and patriotic selections. The concert will be followed by a reception in the courtyard. Other concerts in the series are: Feb.17, contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and recording artist Nathan Clark George. His combination of melodic finger-style guitar, original compositions and time-honored hymns appeal to all ages. March 10 the organ and piano duo of Babs Hillenbrand and Marv Hollenbeck will play favorite hymn arrangements on the church’s grand instruments, ... Read More »

Bingo

Marni Rhyne and her companion were the HOTBALL winners at Sunday’s Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Bingo is being played every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Public is welcome! Read More »

Postal Prices to Change January 27

Beginning on January 27, the cost of a one-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny, to 46 cents. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. Procrastinators who haven’t sent their annual holiday greetings will want to stock up on Forever stamps at the 45 cent rate prior to the rate change. The Postal Service will also introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will allow customers ... Read More »

Road Work

I-75: Recreational access area (east of Firewater Canal) on Alligator Alley:Construction project — Crews are building a recreational access facility that includes a boat ramp and parking lot with fencing and lighting. Work involves widening and resurfacing the facility’s roadway, making drainage improvements, and adding intelligent transportation system components and a high-tension cable barrier system on I-75 in this area. Crews will have daily lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on northbound I-75 in the vicinity of mile marker 52, weather permitting. Work includes widening as well as milling and resurfacing the mainline. This will affect the northbound lanes ... Read More »

Collier County Elections Office Accepting Scholarship Applications

$1,200 offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) “Jimmy Whitehouse” Scholarship. The scholarship offers $1,200 to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or university in Florida. To be eligible, applicants must be Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication majors who have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work. Students should also demonstrate a financial need. The scholarship application and guidelines are available ... Read More »

Dr. James Orr Elected Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine

21st Century Oncology – the nation’s premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider – is pleased to announce that Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist James Orr, M.D., FACOG, FACS has been chosen to serve as Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine. “It is a great honor to be appointed Vice Chair to the Florida Board of Medicine, notably because the selection is a reflection of the impressions of my peer members on the board,” says Dr. Orr. “The position allows me the opportunity to continue the important work of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of the ... Read More »

Civil Air Patrol to ring bell, open trading at New York Stock Exchange

A delegation from Civil Air Patrol will ring the opening bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange. Led by CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, a group of about 20 CAP representatives, including cadets, will be on the stock exchange podium at 9:30 a.m. EST to officially start trading. The opening bell ceremony provides a platform to generate international exposure for CAP, which provides emergency services – like search and rescue for downed planes and missing people and disaster relief to communities throughout the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, ... Read More »

MIPO wishes good health, happiness and prosperity to ALL on Marco Island.

To start 2013 on a positive note, MIPO would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misconception about its mission and charter. Simply stated, our endeavor is to be ADVOCATES for ALL owners; condo, single family home and business alike. Come join us on January 17, 10 AM, at Mackle Park to hear how MIPO plans to accomplish this on your behalf. Kindly RSVP to info@marcoislandpropertyowners.com as seating is limited to 200 and a large turn out is expected. Please help us help YOU by completing our first annual MIPO Survey available on www.marcoislandpropertyowners.com. It is an opportunity to have YOUR opinion heard. We take our lead from ... Read More »