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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 museum as a whole. Managed by Collier County, the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) opened in 2010 thanks to the ongoing support of the Marco Island Historical Society. With four distinct showrooms to fill and limited funding, the MIHM is ... 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 generous people who ever lived. And boy, did she live! The book club consists of the author and his mother, Mary Anne Schwalbe. It is formed when Will accompanies his mother to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for treatment of her ... 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. Among the heavy criterion that goes along with receiving top Scouting honors is to plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization, school or community. “When deciding on my Eagle Scout project, I realized I ... 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 charge $10.00 for the average watch; most Timex watches require a lithium battery that cost $15.00… go figure: an inexpensive watch with the most expensive battery. I offer coupons on the island that can lower the cost by $ 5.00. ... 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 conservative plan is a bad idea; today’s suggestions are another way to attack your doubles opponent. Whether the net player poaches or not, it can be wise to hit your return down the line instead of crosscourt. Why? Most recreational ... 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 Danni. The farcical qualities in this wonderfully crafted musical will have audiences laughing in the aisles. The musical opens the Equity professional theatre group’s Season 8 and is the perfect escape from life’s troubles. Joining Tony-nominated and television actor Eddie ... 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 courses in the field of resort and second home real estate. Advanced education is one of the many ways that Sandlin Team Partners work to offer their clients the highest level of expertise. They specialize in helping their clients accomplish ... 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 in the community. The following students were recognized for October: Richard Wiegold, 11th grade, Gulf Coast High School (Overall Winner)  While going door-to-door collecting funds for his football team, Richard heard someone yelling for help inside one of the homes ... 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 is also a full-service concierge to assist with dining reservations, entertainment and other requests. Tarpon Club member privileges include a wide range of social events and activities for members and guests, including sunset dinners, wine tastings, themed social events, beach ... 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 local landscapes. Dale is a National Garden Club Five Star Member and holds Master status in Gardening Studies, Landscape Design, Environmental Study, and Floral Design. She is a National Garden Club Horticulture Instructor and teaches nationally and is also a ... 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 JCMI. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Public is welcome. 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 innovative program. For the first time they go to school every week day and learn life skills by trained staff who are dedicated to ensuring that the boys get every opportunity to get their lives back on course. Vocational training ... 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 cover three very important business succession topics. • How do you change the ownership of your business by selling, closing or transferring the business to your successors • How do you establish an exit strategy for retirement or changing fields ... 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 cards can be purchased individually and with customized text. Purchasing the Arbor Day Foundation’s specialty coffee helps preserve rain forests in Central and South America. The Foundation’s Specialty Coffee is shade-grown under the canopy of Latin American rain forests. Unlike ... Read More »

FDOT ROAD WORK

This report is prepared by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects. Motorists are urged to drive with courtesy, caution, common sense, and patience as they travel through construction areas. Speeding fines are doubled in work zones. COLLIER COUNTY 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 ... Read More »

Emergency Beach Renourishment to Begin Early November

The Board of County Commissioners (Board) approved at its Tuesday, Oct. 23 meeting an emergency beach renourishment project for Vanderbilt and Naples beaches. The renourishment project is needed due to severe erosion in these areas. The Vanderbilt Beach renourishment project is expected to start in early November and take approximately one month to complete, weather permitting. Equipment will then move south to the 8thStreet North area of Naples Beach for work to begin there. That segment of beach renourishment is also expected to take approximately one month, weather permitting. Completion of the entire beach renourishment project is expected in early ... Read More »

COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT, INTRODUCES COLLIER CONNECTS PROGRAM

Collier County Public Library received a $27,000 grant to teach computer skills to job-seeking individuals who have little or no experience with electronic resources. The grant was awarded under the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. Collier County Library is using the grant to fund Collier Connects, a series of 49 hands-on computer skills training classes, at the East Naples, Estates, and Immokalee Branch Libraries. The classes include PC Basics, Internet Basics, Email Basics, Word and Excel Basics, and are geared ... Read More »

Board Vacancies

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has four vacancies representing the following: Employers in Local Jurisdiction (Term expires on October 1, 2014); Resident within Local Governing Body (Term expires November 18, 2015); Labor Actively Engaged in Home Building (Term expires October 1, 2015); and Alternate Member. One of the above must be a resident of Immokalee. This is an 11 member committee created by Ordinance No.91?65, as amended, to monitor the implementation of the Affordable Housing Task Force’s recommendations, and the goals, objectives, and policies of the ... Read More »

‘Amazing Adventures’ lecture on Nov. 9 at Rookery Bay Reserve

Randy McCormick, Rookery Bay Reserve Assistant Manager, will discuss how he explored several unique eco-regions in Ecuador this past summer during the reserve’s Amazing Adventures evening lecture series from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This presentation takes guests from the tropical rainforests of the Amazon Basin to the spectacular cloud forests on the slopes of the Andes, and then moves above treeline to a world-renowned wetland on top of the mountains. Along the way, McCormick will present some of the wildlife, the people and the geography ... Read More »

Shipping Gets Easier for Postal Customers

Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Packaging Holiday shipping is now easier than ever with Prepaid Forever Priority Mail boxes or envelopes. Priority Mail packaging sold with pre-paid postage is available for purchase by credit card from usps.com or by calling 800-782-6724. The purchase made with a credit card enables you to take advantage of FREE carrier pickup at your home as well as FREE delivery confirmation service. No weighing or calculating is needed and delivery is within two days in most cases. Saturday and residential delivery are made at no extra cost. Priority Mail is the only two day service that ... Read More »