Tag Archives: Florida

Letter to the Editor: Volunteers Needed

Marco Island’s government could not function without the key volunteer boards and committees appointed by city council. And one of the most important is the Audit Advisory Committee. This committee oversees the city’s financial functions, recommends and works with the city’s public accounting firm, and implements policies and practices that help keep our financial situation one of the most stable ... Read More »

Alan & Linda Sandlin Awarded

Submitted  Alan and Linda Sandlin recently returned from a weekend on campus at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where they were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award, “in recognition of outstanding and significant achievement.” Dr. Robert Clutter made the presentation at the Alumni Distinguished Awards Banquet, which included the following acknowledgement: “The Sandlin’s formed the Sandlin Team of Realtors in 1982. ... Read More »

Remember…Look Up As You Swing!

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Those who have read my articles over the past two years understand how much I despise common misconceptions shared between playing partners. Advice like: You lifted your head; you took your eye off the ball; keep your left arm straight; follow through, etc., etc. As well-intentioned as they are, such pearls of wisdom have ... Read More »

Treasure Hunter Captain Carl Fismer Brings Treasure to Isles of Capri

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry When you hear that world-renowned treasure hunter Captain Carl Fismer, with 47 years of treasure hunting experience, is going to be the honored speaker at the Isles of Capri Community Center, you can bet your doubloons you’re going to be there to hear him! Capt. Carl, also known as “Fizz” to his ... Read More »

20% DISCOUNT FOR SWIM LESSONS 

To keep young children safe in the water, the Collier County Parks & Recreation Division is offering a 20 percent discount for all Collier County children age 5 and under for Level 1 swim lessons at all county aquatic locations. Deaths from drowning for children age 5 or younger in Florida are more than double the national average are higher ... Read More »

Publix Donates $20,000 to Grace Place 

Grace Place for Children and Families in Golden Gate City, Florida received a $20,000 gift from Publix Super Markets. Chief Development Officer Barbara Evans accepted the check on behalf of the organization at the Publix Super Markets corporate headquarters in Lakeland on April 13, 2017. Evans explains, “We are so grateful for this opportunity provided by Publix to support Grace ... Read More »

News From The Nest Three Times a Charm!

By Linda J. Turner, Communications Director Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary In the bald eagle nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary are, not one, not two, but three eaglets! This is the first time in many years that more than two eaglets have hatched on this property. All three eaglets appear to be healthy, eating well ... Read More »

Art Extravaganza!

Submitted Award-winning artist and devout Floridian Tara O’Neill is hosting her 14th annual home-grown art extravaganza, Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, from 1-4 PM at Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Place in the delightfully unique historic fishing village of Goodland. A solo exhibition until 2013, O’Neill has since shared the spotlight with an assortment of respected area artists. ... Read More »

Fort Myers Beach Chooses Hernstadt

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Recognizing the magnitude of the decision regarding who to hire as the community’s next CEO, the Town of Fort Myers Beach has taken almost a year to carefully deliberate and search for a candidate to assist them in assuring the community would find the right person for the job. Earlier this week they offered that position ... Read More »

Supporting Lupus Awareness

Submitted The Marco Island/Naples Lupus Support Group held a Purple Party in the Park at Sugden Regional Park in Naples on March 11. The purpose of the gathering was to raise awareness and help raise funds for research of the cruel and unpredictable malady. Approximately 250 people turned out to offer support and walk the one and a half mile ... Read More »

Grant Helps Youth Dancers Perform at Disney

By Samantha Husted  On March 29th the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awarded the Island Dance Academy a grant for $2,500. The money went towards the dancers’ recent trip to Orlando, Florida, where they performed in the Walt Disney World’s Dance the Magic annual event. “The girls have been waiting until they were old enough to be able to ... Read More »

Farmers’ Market Offers a Fresh Taste

By Maria Lamb Store bought vegetables and fruits just don’t taste as fresh as the field grown varieties found at the Marco Island Farmers’ Market. Stop by and you will find produce like fresh broccoli, sweet corn, giant sweet onions, Japanese long eggplants, and the list goes on. Did you know that Florida grows a third of the country’s tomatoes? ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS Fort Myers Beach Chooses Hernstadt

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Recognizing the magnitude of the decision regarding who to hire as the community’s next CEO, the Town of Fort Myers Beach has taken almost a year to carefully deliberate and search for a candidate to assist them in assuring the community would find the right person for the job. Earlier this week they offered that position ... Read More »

ASH Offers New Treatment Options

Naples-based Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida expanded its physical rehabilitation and fitness center, installing an Oasis Underwater Treadmill. This hydrotherapy system gives patients the best opportunity to recover from surgical, arthritic, geriatric and chronically debilitating diseases and conditions. ASH of Florida’s physical rehabilitation team designs treatment programs focusing on sports medicine, performance optimization, fitness, weight management, surgery recovery and chronic ... Read More »

A Snapshot of the Savages

By Don Manley It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find two people more steeped in all that is Marco Island than Herb and Emily Savage. Herb, 98, is known by some as the city’s “unofficial mayor” for his role as a chief architect for the Mackle Brothers, developers of modern Marco, and his decades of civic involvement, unceasing ... Read More »

Endocrinologist Jasper Opens Offices

Submitted Josephine V. Jasper, M.D., a board certified endocrinologist with twenty-five years experience, has opened offices in Marco Island and Naples. Dr. Jasper specializes in diabetes, thyroid disorders, erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause and all other hormonal disorders. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Jasper was rated Top New Jersey Doctor 2015, and America’s Best Physicians 2016. The Naples office is ... Read More »

Art at the Marco Players Theater Gallery

Submitted  The art of local artist Carolyn Burger will be featured at the Marco Players Theater Gallery during the run of the current production of “Driving Miss Daisy” from now until April 2nd. Carolyn Burger is a professional artist who lives on Marco Island, Florida. She began taking painting classes 15 years ago after retiring as an Elementary Principal and ... Read More »

IBERIABANK Hosts Shred Event

 Submitted IBERIABANK will host a community shred event on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9 AM to noon at the IBERIABANK branch located on Marco Island at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. Residents and small business owners are invited to dispose of outdated bank statements, checks, contracts, junk mail and other documents in a safe and secure manner. Shredding services will ... Read More »

Former Bridge Trolls State Fundraiser to Help One of Their Own

By Scott H. Shook The massive 7,230 acre fire in Picayune Strand State Forest in early March hit particularly close to home for Marco Islanders Caroline Snyder and JRobert Houghtaling. Their longtime friend and fellow “Bridge Troll” Steve Thomas was fighting for his life—and for his home as the fire raged. Thomas survived, and he saved his home. But his ... Read More »

Prayer Breakfast Celebrates 34 Years

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The greater Marco Island community came together on Tuesday, March 21st as the JW Marriott Beach Resort hosted the 34th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Karen Blake, co-chair of the event welcomed a sell-out crowd to the Palms Ballroom at the newly branded JW Marriott property as they continued with a tradition over three decades old in ... Read More »