Tag Archives: family

A Class for Future Anglers

By Don Manley Kyla Prusha may have discovered a lifelong hobby before she’s reached first grade if her recent success in the waters off Goodland is any indication. The 5-year-old Naples resident’s skills as an angler were on display on that balmy morning at Coon Key Marina, site of Walker Marine’s third annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic. As always, members of ... Read More »

Scholarships Awarded to Students and Aspiring Artists

By Allison Ouverson An intimate group of family, friends, and teachers gathered at the Marco Island Center for the Arts on Friday, April 28th, to support winners of the High School Student Scholarship & Merit Competition as they accepted their awards. Art made by high school students from Collier County filled the galleries and surrounded the reception with a textured ... Read More »

Soapfest: Star Struck for Charity

By Jesus Calo It’s that time of the year again as season slowly winds down. On Memorial Day Weekend, the Island Theater Company will host its annual Soapfest Charity Weekend event. The weekend affair brings daytime actors from the greater Los Angeles area to our island and raises money for local organizations. The weekend officially kicks off on the morning ... 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 »

‘Going in Style’ – Star Power: The Movie

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “Going in Style” is this year’s latest comedy, with a shocking amount of star casting behind it. The film features Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, and costars Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd. I think you can see where most of the budget went. I just wish it went to a more polished script. Normally during ... 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 »

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A True Story of Altruism

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “The Zookeeper’s Wife” is a true story set in World War II. It isn’t the first film to be based around that period, and it probably won’t be the last, but “The Zookeeper’s Wife” not only stands out from the long lineup of WWII films, it stands on its own as this year’s most compelling drama. ... Read More »

‘Imagine Me Gone’ by Adam Haslett

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “It occurred to me that he might be less neurotic than I was. That he might know himself decently well.” My thoughts regarding this book are so chaotic that I’m not even sure how to structure this review. When the link to the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners scrolled through my Twitter feed, I clicked and immediately ... Read More »

Friends & Family Gather for HGTV Premier

By Jodi Pree On Sunday, April 23, Lauren and Don Ross were surrounded by friends and family at their HGTV “Island Life” viewing party held at Mango’s Dockside Bistro. The viewing party began at 8:30 PM. The crowd feasted on a beautiful Mango’s buffet hosted by Mary Bartos and the Premier Plus Realtors…that is everyone feasted except for the anxious ... Read More »

Seminole Tribe Earth Day Celebration

Submitted On April 22nd, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosted Water Warriors—an Earth Celebration to showcase the ways in which water represents life to the Seminoles. Under the perfectly blue sky, Seminole artists and conservationist Samuel Tommie shared the importance of preserving water and resources for the Seminole Tribe. He ended his talk with a musical flute presentation. Museum Management Trainee Daniel ... Read More »

Optimist Club Hosts Lokahi Luau Awards Dinner

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The theme for the Second Annual Marco Island Optimist Club Annual Awards Dinner couldn’t have been more appropriate as members of the community descended on the JW Marriott for an evening of good fun and enjoyment. The Hawaiian phrase “Lokahi” Luau, which signifies unity and family was the theme of this year’s event and featured the ... Read More »

TO YOUR HEALTH Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System I hope the title of this week’s column is thought provoking. Yes, we all have an actual heart, but caring for that heart is another matter entirely—especially as we get older, and the risk of heart disease rises exponentially. Heart care at Physicians Regional Healthcare System focuses on the ... Read More »

BIG TIME AT GOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: Lindsey Graham Comes to Town

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn Yes, Goodland has a church. It has only about 35 members, a 61-year-old pastor, no board of elders, and only one deacon, but it’s been around for as long as anyone can remember. (I will be doing a later article on its history.) We’re not just Collier County’s favorite tourist destination. On Sunday, March 12, ... Read More »

A Performance and a Conversation

By Don Manley The audience received a rare treat once bows had been taken and the lights turned up after The Marco Players’ debut performance of the comedy “Heaven Help Me.” Sitting among them, but enjoying the production from a different perspective, was the play’s New York City-based author, Joseph Simonelli. At the play’s conclusion, he left his back-row seat ... Read More »

Say ‘Cheese,’ Meow Please…: It’s Glamour Puss Time!

Submitted For the Love of Cats invites all cat lovers to submit their photos for the 2017 Glamour Puss Photo Contest. The online contest is open to all cat photos submitted between April 1, 2017 and midnight June 10, 2017. Photos can be submitted at http://fortheloveofcatsfl.com/glamourpuss2018. The entry fee per photo is $25. Cat lovers entering their “picture purrfect” photos ... Read More »

Duke’s Appliances Launches the Marco Design Center

By Maureen Chodaba As you step inside the newly opened Marco Design Center at 128 S. Barfield Drive, you realize that you are entering a world of new beginnings. The vast showroom, still in its opening phase, promises to be the center of one-stop shopping for every detail of design to make your island home a showcase of its own. ... Read More »

A Look Back at Marco’s History

Submitted Make sure to circle May 2, 2017, on your calendars. That’s when well-known Island historian and author Betsy Perdichizzi presents “Extraordinary Times Take Extraordinary People,” a series of reenactments about pioneers from Marco Island’s past. Perdichizzi will be joined by four Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) Reenactors: Kathy and Ed Miracco, Linda Kropp, and Judy Daye. Their performance begins ... Read More »

MARCO ISLAND BREWERY AND TAP HOUSE

Submitted  Hard to imagine that a small batch craft beer brewery is right here on our tiny island, but it’s a fact! Marco Island Brewery and Tap House can’t compare themselves to a full-scale brewery, but they sure have fun dreaming up new craft beer concoctions and serving them up to their customers. Down at the Marco Island Brewery things ... Read More »

A Father-Son Bromance Nets Big Fish

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  “I’ve got a big one! ANOTHER ... Read More »

Heisler Joins Holding Company Board 

George Heisler, retired attorney specializing in transfer taxation and business succession, was recently inducted as a board member of Sanibel Captiva Holdings, Inc., holding company of The Naples Trust Company. Heisler focused his practice on estate and business planning with particular emphasis on the succession and transfer tax problems of families that control public and closely held companies. He continues ... Read More »