Tag Archives: money

Health Care in the U.S.A.

Yes! If you don’t have health insurance you can die. The question we need to ask is why? Every developed country believes it is a “right.” When will our congress see the “light?” Additional money needs to come from the budget book. Into a multi-trillion dollar budget we must look. Does the budget reflect the things in which we believe? ... Read More »

Environmentally Friendly Marco Beach Ocean Resort

The award-winning Marco Beach Ocean Resort, located along the Gulf of Mexico’s famous white-sand beaches, has been recertified as an environmentally friendly destination, receiving a Two-Palm rating from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging program. Known for its stunning Gulf views, intimate environment and personalized service, the 93-suite Marco Beach Ocean Resort was originally certified as a Florida Green ... Read More »

Pre-existing Medical Conditions

Who will pay for these costs? YOU…the taxpayer…whether YOUR Government comes up with some elaborate method or scheme they will pay or subsidize it with your tax dollars. Bottom line…YOU WILL PAY. I’d like to propose a very simple solution to the payment problem or concerns as follows: Assumption one: Pre-existing medical conditions should be covered by insurance. Assumption two: ... Read More »

Book Launch Raises Money for Kiwanis

Submitted Naples Event Divas, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Simeris Alliance, hosted the dedication and reveal of the new book “The People’s Commissioner: Donna Fiala.” In just two short hours, readers who supported the commissioner, the mission of the event, and the book, helped raise over $1,000 for the East Naples Kiwanis Foundation. “The People’s Commissioner: ... Read More »

CBS Sports Excited About Pickeball

By Scott H. Shook For the second straight year, CBS Sports Network signed on to cover the finals of the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships, held at East Naples Community Park, April 23-30. In fact the network was so excited about last year’s experience, they decided to double their coverage this year. “CBS loved it so much that they expanded to ... Read More »

Tennis Juggernaut Head Entering Pickleball World

By Scott H. Shook  Pickleball may be the fastest growing sport in the U.S., but until recently the big names in the sporting goods business have either fizzled out or not entered into the fray at all. But with tennis juggernaut Head entering the pickleball market, the sport now has a major brand seriously involved in their sport. “Other large ... 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 »

Letters to the Editor: Entitlements

Entitlements The word, ENTITLEMENT, has been raised high on the flagpole as benefits of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. According to the new federal administration, these benefits spend too much money of the Government budget and must be reformed. Fewer benefits, the more money saved, so goes the theory. This took me to the dictionary to find a true meaning ... 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 »

BINGO at JCMI

Maria Galton from Canastota, New York receives her big winnings from Marvin Klein, Bingo Committee member, at Monday’s Bingo held weekly at the JCMI, 991 Winterberry Drive. Bingo was closed April 10 for Passover but will resume on April 17 – doors will open at 5:30 PM and the first game is called at 7 PM. Call 239-642-0800 for more information. Shirley Posner, a member of the Bingo Committee, ... Read More »

From Big Flag to Caxambas Republican Club President

Submitted In 2011, the Big Flag campaign spawned from an idea to put a giant American flag where the new Jolly Bridge met land on the Marco Island side of the bridge. Former Big Flag Chairman Dave Rice was quoted as saying, “We will never take any public money for the operation or the upkeep of the flag. We’re going ... Read More »

Shoot Down Kids Cancer Raises Serious Funds

By Samantha Husted On March 18th, gun aficionados, trained shooters, newbies and novices took to the 15-station course at the Gulf Coast Clays shooting range in Naples. The 85 participants, equipped with 12-gauge shotguns, were there to take part in the seventh annual Shoot Down Kids Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society of Marco Island. Since it’s inception in ... Read More »

Marco’s Future

Since “Gotham” (Marco Island) became a City, The residents have endured all sorts of “Calamities” since the voters had the delusional idea of “local control.” The cartoon like cast of characters voted into office by the alleged “well informed” citizenry became the laughing stock of the County. We have endured inept, inane, hypocrites, pedophiles, drunks, megalomaniacs, use to bes, wanna ... Read More »

If I Had the Tools…

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Ah yes, the month of March in Southwest Florida… In like a lion, out like a lamb? I’d say it’s more in as a tyrannasaus rex and out like a rabid bull alligator. This March has been like no other I can remember in decades. The island is packed, and many folks have pushed impatience ... Read More »

Book Club Does More Than Read Books Barbara Dines would be pleased

By Barry Gwinn Barbara Dines and her husband Tom moved to Marco Island in 2007. Barbara brought along her love of reading, which was nurtured as a college English major and as an elementary school teacher in Colorado. Upon arrival, the Dines joined the Newcomers Club on the island and soon made many friends. Among them were Cindy MacQuarrie and ... Read More »

Goodland’s Last Mullet Fisherman – Frog Ellington keeps pulling ‘em in

Goodland Life By Barry Gwinn As you enter Goodland, a colorful sign welcomes you to our “Historic Fishing Village.” In many respects, it is still historic, drawing winter visitors to gawk at our quaint cottages brought over from Caxambas in 1949; but fishing – not so much. People still come here to fish, but the commercial fishermen (excluding stone crabbers) ... Read More »

Tournament Tough

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As the sport of pickleball grows and becomes more popular, many new players to the game are expanding the horizons of their participation in the sport and are thinking of competing in tournaments. First off, I want to emphasize the difference between competing in recreational/rotational play and competing in tournament play competition. The reason ... Read More »

First Florida Integrity 8th Annual Charity Golf

First Florida Integrity Bank announced today that $110,000 was raised at their Eighth Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Hideout Golf Club in December. The proceeds will be split evenly between Collier Child Care Resources and New Horizons of SWFL. “We are delighted with the success of this year’s tournament. The resounding results would not have been possible if not ... Read More »

Charitable Business Sends Family to Disney

By Jesus Calo After mourning the death of a spouse, a single mother of four boys finds that keeping busy helps. It is acts of generosity like the one of a local law firm that made a dream, a reality, for this family. This will be the fourth annual “For the Family Award” gifted from the kindness of William G. ... Read More »

Construction Projects Begin

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala It seems no matter where you go on Marco Island there are friends waiting! What a wonderful place to vacation, to spend the winter or just to socialize! There is always something happening and friends waiting to greet you. The “Islands Town Hall Meeting” went very well, but next year we will have to remember not ... Read More »