Tag Archives: Miami

Burmese Python Update

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  In 2015 and 2016 the adrenaline ... Read More »

Cuban-born Tenor a Big Hit

Submitted “Memorable concerts don’t merely deliver what’s expected; they also take audiences beyond what they can envision.” ~ Gerald Klickstein  Marco Island Center for the Arts was thrilled to introduce to island audiences Cuban-born, Miami based tenor Anibal Cruz with guest appearances by his sons, Anibal Cruz, Jr. and Alex Cruz, as well as his daughter-in-law Liset Mercantete. This sold ... Read More »

Fireworks Fund Still Needs Help

By Coastal Breeze News Recently a call to the community was made by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce to help fund Marco Island’s incredible July 4th fireworks display. The amount of $26,000 was needed in order to provide residents and visitors with the same quality fireworks that were enjoyed in past Independence Day celebrations. The Marco Island community has ... Read More »

A Bit of ‘Whimsy’

Submitted Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to a bit of whimsy on exhibit now until June 27, 2017, weekdays from 9 AM-4 PM. This fanciful mixed-media exhibition will take you to “a smiley place.” It is meant to be odd, fun and fantastic. “Whimsy”- Mixed Media is being showcased in the Exhibition Gallery. The opening reception ... Read More »

Morrison & Freeman Win Gold Addy

Submitted Sherri Morrison of Sherri Morrison Creative Design and Susan Freeman of Wordscapes, Inc., were awarded a Gold Addy for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival Special Event Campaign Materials at the American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards District Competition in Miami. Additionally, Sherri Morrison Creative Design won a Gold Addy for the 2016 Naples Children & Education Foundation Annual ... Read More »

Cuban Tenor Heats up the Art Center!

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts introduces Cuban born tenor Anibal Cruz, a remarkable singer with perfect pitch and an easy smile, who performs salsa flavored songs, Latin favorites and even Frank Sinatra selections. Anibal Cruz worked for 14 years as a gynecologist in Cuba. He had loved music since he was a child. The economic situation in ... Read More »

Meet Your Acting City Manager

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since the election of November 2016 it was apparent that a change in the corner office wasn’t something in question, only its timing. So at the first meeting in February council chose to exercise their right to accept the resignation of former City Manager Roger Hernstadt effective immediately and provide him with his severance package as ... Read More »

My Jeweler…

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net It gives me great sense of pride when customers tell me they would never bring their jewelry to anyone but yours truly. It’s nice to know that there is still a small semblance of loyalty out there. We baby boomers all remember the word… LOYALTY In the good old days (Did I just hear the ... Read More »

A Goldsmith? What’s a Goldsmith do?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I recently traded in an old toy for a brand new 2017 toy to add my garage collection. During the purchasing process the young woman at Harley–Davidson asked me my profession. “I’m a goldsmith.” A goldsmith? What does a goldsmith do? I could not help but notice that she was more than just slightly adorned ... Read More »

DPI-SIG? Strange Name for a Professional Local Group

By Jory Westberry  Avid or amateur photographers alike – attune to this information. DPI-SIG, founded on July 1, 2004 with less than 30 members, is the largest local Naples Digital Camera Club with 400 members and, is probably the largest camera club in Florida. The club hosts monthly, year-round meetings, informative classes, internationally-known speakers, small group workshops, critique sessions, competitions ... Read More »

New Team Adds Flavor to the Hilton

By Samantha Husted The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa has recently announced the appointment of Executive Chef Corey Hepburn and Food and Beverage Director Joseph Fisher. The two will work together as a team to oversee all facets of food and beverage on the Marco Island property. This includes seeing new dining options for the resort, such as ... Read More »

Claus Discoveries

By Don Manley William Marquardt asked his audience to engage in visualization at the outset of his lecture on Calusa Indians who once dominated southern Florida, from coast to coast. “Just imagine for a minute the villages that were here on Marco Island,” he said before asking them to conjure images of cooking fires, canoes and their occupants returning home ... Read More »

Marco’s Miracle Baby

By Jessica Hernstadt With his deep brown eyes and infectious smile, no one who meets 7½-month-old baby Cash is immune from his charms. But what many don’t know is that this beautiful child is nothing short of a miracle. Cash Carter Macchiarolo was born on August 24, 2016, five weeks early with a severe heart condition. Cash’s father Nick Macchiarolo, ... 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 »

JW Marriott Marco Island Appoints New Executive Chef

By Samantha Husted The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort recently announced the appointment of Eric Vasta as the location’s new executive chef. The appointment comes in the midst of the resort’s expansive $320 million renovations. As executive chef, Eric will oversee all culinary operations for the JW Marriott Marco Island. In his new position Eric will also be responsible ... Read More »

Big Cypress Bend: Beyond The Mangrove Trees

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Big Cypress & Manatee Presentation Join ... Read More »

Contrasting Thoughts

It’s disappointing to read comments of respected Marco Islanders imitating attitudes of losers in our recent presidential elections. When accusations are spewed against Marco’s new councilors, without a speck of supporting evidence, it’s reminiscent of the senseless actions taken against our new President for no proven reason other than that he was elected. Some Marcoites wail over City Manager Hernstadt’s ... Read More »

Health Plus Lecture: Age-related Macular Degeneration

Submitted IBERIABANK has partnered with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) to host Jaclyn L. Kovach, M.D., who will review the clinical features, risk factors, and treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She will also discuss the AMD clinical trials conducted at BPEI Naples for which she is the principal investigator. The Health Plus Lecture will be held on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Kiwanis Car Show Coming to Town

Submitted The Marco Island Car show hosted by the Kiwanis Club is scheduled for February 19, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Marco Healthcare Center. The Kiwanis Club would like to thank all those drivers that brought their cars to the previous shows and hopefully will be back this year. You make the show! The Kiwanis Club ... Read More »

Tapas and Live Tunes

By Don Manley Tapas anyone? For Marcoites, answering in the affirmative to that question likely meant a drive off-island to enjoy the Spanish dining style. That is until last September’s opening of Mermaid Blues, located in The Collection at Olde Marco. Tapas are the assortment of appetizers in traditional Spanish cuisine that has evolved into a sophisticated style of cuisine ... Read More »