Tag Archives: nature

Creativity Yields Marco In Bloom Win

By Samantha Husted The 2017 Marco In Bloom results are in! Veteran landscaper and longtime Marco Island resident Peter Hughes has taken home first place in the Residential: Single Family Home category. The City of Marco Island Beautification Committee (BAC) holds the Marco In Bloom competition each year as a means of recognizing the “individuals, businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods, which ... Read More »

Crowd Management Saves Lives

By Samantha Husted  In 2003 a fire broke out in a Rhode Island nightclub after pyrotechnics were set off. The club was over its legal capacity and the flames moved quickly, engulfing the building and filling it with thick, black smoke. In the rush to escape the overcrowded club, over 200 people sustained injuries and 100 people perished, making it ... Read More »

Burrowing Owls are Great Moms!

By Maria Lamb On Mother’s Day, we honor our moms with traditional gestures of love – preparing her favorite breakfast treats, a festive bouquet of flowers, or a box of yummy chocolates. This Mother’s Day, how about remembering your mom with something out-of-the-box – a gift of nature that also helps to preserve Marco Island’s amazing burrowing owls for future ... Read More »

MICMS Provides Valuable CPR Certification

By Jesus Calo and Samantha Husted Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, is one of the main elements to survival in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart causes an ineffective-irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other vital organs. Once the heart stops beating and the ... Read More »

Response to Brenna

The nearly three column dissertation by Judy Brenna cannot go unanswered, for its premise, evident in the last paragraph. Obviously, her main point was to impress us with her vast knowledge, albeit much of it Ideological claptrap, of history of the world. Her points are well taken, but some are lacking in factual nature. FACT: Jeff Sessions met with the ... Read More »

Buddy Day at Hideaway

Submitted Second graders from Guadalupe Center’s After-school Tutoring Program were treated to an afternoon of nature activities, games, crafts and golf cart rides at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island for the 25th annual Buddy Day. Volunteers from Hideaway Beach, Verona Walk, Fiddler’s Creek, the League Club, Greater Naples Leadership, and the Marco Island Italian American Club joined their little buddies ... Read More »

The Wonderful World of Snyder

Submitted The latest exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) features several three-dimensional sculptures and canvases by the internationally acclaimed artist George Snyder. A visit to Snyder’s world is like a visit to a land of imagination, full of bold colors, oversized shapes and designs and the wild and wacky. Jennifer Perry, the Museum’s manager, describes Snyder’s work as ... Read More »

Randy Wayne White Book Signing

Submitted  Randy Wayne White will be at Sunshine Booksellers South Store on Saturday, March 25 at 2 PM for a book signing of “Mangrove Lightning,” his 24th Doc Ford book, after “Deep Blue” and “Cuba Straits.” He has also had four collections of his columns for Outside magazine and elsewhere published, as well as the Hannah Smith novels “Gone,” “Deceived,” ... Read More »

Women in the Glades Talk: Local History From Coast to Coast

 Submitted  Imagine South Florida without air-conditioning and without roads or automobiles! Local historian and author Marya Repko will give a free illustrated presentation about “Women the Everglades; Pioneers & Early Environmentalists” on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3 PM at the Collier County Museum, Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Back in the 1880s it was difficult living and ... Read More »

Come Experience the Everglades

Submitted The 10th Annual Everglades Bike Ride will be held on Sunday, April 2, and cyclists will once again have an opportunity of experiencing the ride of their choice, at their own pace. There is a 15-mile route winding through historic Everglades City built in the 1920s, a visit to the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitors Center, and then ... Read More »

Jade Grows in Paradise

By Maria Lamb You have to see it to believe it! Your first encounter with a jade vine in bloom will leave you in a state of awe. The one-of-a-kind strands of raw jade green, aquamarine or malachite, vary in color, intensity and luminosity. Each petal is unique. The right ingredients mixed with all the right chemicals, ideal temperature and ... Read More »

Everglades Update: Restorations

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Join Bob at the Marco Island ... Read More »

Experience the Everglades by Moonlight

By Jesus Calo We are fortunate to experience some of the most scenic sunsets in our country and the best view is right out in the Everglades. Occasionally, it is nice to step outside your comfort zone and do something adventurous. Everglades Area Tours is an excellent way to spend your evening with a small group and if you’re one ... Read More »

Condos Built After 2000 Superlative Living on Marco Island!

CONDO  REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 56 condos built between 2000 and 2008 were for sale. Altogether 397 condos were for sale on Marco Island last week. Prices for these recently built condos ranged from $210,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom 985 square foot condo built in 2001 that can be rented daily at the Olde Marco ... Read More »

Building Your Financial Team: Who Should Make the Cut?

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”  ~Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) Question: How do I find out if my financial advisor is a fiduciary, and why is that important? Answer: Your question has become more prevalent and relevant recently because the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule governing retirement investment accounts ... Read More »

Celebrating Southwest Florida’s Natural Habitat

By Jesus Calo  Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted its 13th Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival on January 13-15. Guests had the opportunity to partake in over 30 guided field trips to wildlife hot spots around Southwest Florida and programs at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Guided field trips, birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours were ... Read More »

Art at the Marco Players Gallery

On display now until January 22, during the run of the current show, “Second Time Around,” the Marco Players Theater gallery will feature the works of the talented artist, Joanna Sunshine. Joanna Sunshine is an experienced and well-known fiber artist. She says, “More than 50 years ago I acquired my first loom, or rather pieces of a loom discovered in ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Submitted  Applications are now being accepted by Calusa Garden Club for its summer camp scholarships and for its college scholarship. Calusa Garden Club, an association of people interested in horticulture, ecology, flower art, and the environment, awards two camperships for elementary school students and one scholarship of $500 to a high school senior residing on Marco Island. Students must apply ... Read More »

Journey Across The Greater Everglades

Sandee Harraden is a nationally recognized photographer, published in the National Audubon and the National Wildlife Federation literature. She has spent the last 26 years exploring the greater Everglades to photograph wildlife behavior, specifically birds in flight. She finds inspiration in the swamps and wetlands across Southern Florida to creatively capture exceptional moments through her lens highlighting nature’s astonishing beauty. ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Migratory Birds

By Maria Lamb  Just like our “snowbird” human friends, many of the real snowbirds have made their way onto our beaches and are enjoying Marco Island’s warm and sunny weather. Some birds have flown thousands of miles to get here. They are here to rest, eat and gain weight for the next leg of their journey. But, there are risks ... Read More »