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New Physician Joins Florida Gynecologic Oncology

Florida Gynecologic Oncology, a division of 21st Century Oncology, is pleased to announce the addition of Gynecologic Oncologist Samith Sandadi, M.D., MSc., to its practice. Florida Gynecologic Oncology provides high quality, personalized care to women with complex gynecologic problems and suspected diagnosed cancers of the female reproductive tract. Dr. Sandadi will be joining the team of distinguished physicians at Florida Gynecologic Oncology who have held, or currently hold, faculty appointments in academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology, have published hundreds of scientific papers and book chapters, and have received numerous awards for their contributions to women’s cancer care. “Dr. Sandadi’s clinical ... Read More »

Pumping Polluted Water Must Stop

A major decision in federal court today will put an end to government-sanctioned pollution that’s been fouling Lake Okeechobee for more than three decades. The case, first filed in 2002 by Earthjustice, challenged the practice of “back pumping.” For years, South Florida sugar and vegetable growers have used the public’s waters, pumped out of giant Lake Okeechobee, to irrigate their fields. They wash the water over their industrial-sized crops, where it is contaminated with fertilizers and other pollutants. Then, they get taxpayers in the South Florida Water Management District to pay to pump the contaminated water back into Lake Okeechobee, where ... Read More »

11th Annual RC Laser Midwinter Regatta Championships

Radio-controlled Laser sailboats have gained in popularity. There are more than 6,000 Lasers in the US alone, and regatta’s like the one on Marco Island are held worldwide, even as far away as Durban, South Africa. SUBMITTED photo

The Marco Island Model Yacht Club is gearing up its 11th Annual Midwinter Regatta Championships. Set for Feb. 28-March 2, the event has grown in size and popularity over time. In fact, the Marco Island event has become one of the biggest and best Radio-controlled Laser Regattas in the nation. This year, the event will be hosted by the Marco Island Model Yacht Club and the city of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Department. Dave Brawner, president of the American Model Yachting Association, will be the principal Race official. The rules of the regatta follow the 2013 International Sailing Federation ... Read More »

Get Your Kicks on the Route to 66

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Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin [email protected] “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” Abe Lemons, American Basketball Coach, 1922-2002 Question: My husband is in his early sixties and I am in my late fifties. We are looking forward to retirement in a few years. What should we be thinking about now, before we stop working? Answer: Congratulations, assessing your situation before you actually retire increases the likelihood that you and your husband will have a smooth transition into the next phase of your lives. Advance planning is very important because there are so many unpredictable variables ... Read More »

I Love New York

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By Carol Glassman There was a time when if anyone reminded me that a trip to New York in January was imminent, I would have questioned his or her sanity: “Are you crazy? You’d leave Florida in January to risk freezing?” I have had a lifelong love affair with that city and all that it offers, but the idea of visiting it mid-winter is more than I would want to consider. Last year, I was invited to attend a fabulous international conference of women educators in New York — the last week of January. In the throes of planning and ... Read More »

Authentic Italian Pizza – Kwik!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Have you ever found one of those little stops where the food is fabulous? The kind of place that makes your mouth water when you drive by? Kwik Stop on Collier Boulevard is already known among workers on the island as a great place for lunch. Now,they’ve added Sicilian New Yorker, William (Billy) Annino, and with his expertise, you’ve got an authentic pizza like you find only in Italy! Billy travelled between Naples/Marco and New York for many years. From being a child watching his grandparents, his time at culinary school in Rhode Island, or ... Read More »

“Which Came First, The House or The Job?”

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Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin [email protected] “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” Arnold H. Glasow, American Humorist, 1905-1998. Question: Why is the housing market so important to the economy? Answer: As one of the top five leading economic indicators, new housing activity is essential to the strength of our economy in several ways: 1) actual investment in private residential construction, 2) increased consumption spending on housing related expenditures and 3) higher employment levels. New home construction and rising home values increase consumer confidence. Optimistic people are more likely to open their wallets and spend. ... Read More »

The Rising Cost of Long-Term Care

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011 The average national cost of a one-year nursing home stay is $80,000 and, in many states, the cost is much higher. In the future, long-term care is likely to be even more expensive.

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old; you grow old when you stop laughing.”    – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950   Question: What is the difference between Medicare and Long Term Care (LTC) Coverage? Answer: Mistakenly, many people believe that Medicare, the federal health insurance program for older Americans, will pay for all LTC needs. The truth is that Medicare does not cover custodial care, which is usually the kind of care older Americans need. Medicare only provides limited coverage for skilled nursing care or physical therapy. The most common and preferred type of LTC is provided in the home ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Barbara S. Read

Goodland loses a remarkable friend “Babs” Barbara S. Read died Tuesday, October 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Goodland, FL. She was the daughter of William P. Spencer and Ethel Price, and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her two brothers, William and Richard Spencer. Babs was married to Ted Read, who died in 1992. Together they raised nine surviving children; Susan, Chip, Hank, Amelia, Spencer, Jon, Cindy, Andrea and Stacy, as well as 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA and years later earned her Masters in Special ... Read More »

Mystery at Hideaway Beach

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COASTAL HISTORY Craig Woodward [email protected] In September of 2010 the Marco Island Police Department received a concerned phone call saying that someone had discovered a number of large bones near the shore during a very low tide at Hideaway Beach. Sergeant Hector Diaz, who responded to the call, could see that the bones were projecting from what appeared to be an old wooden barrel – the remains of which were adjacent to the bones, making it appear the body had once been placed inside the barrel. Gene Erjavec, a Marco Islander who has worked on many local archaeological digs was called ... Read More »

Woody’s Best Blue Jasmine

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REEL REVIEWS By Monte Lazarus [email protected] From the moment we first see Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) we’re entranced, even though she’s talking to herself and her neighbor on a flight from New York to San Francisco. Jasmine is dressed to the nines in Chanel and a huge Hermes purse. That’s all accompanied by monogrammed Louis Vuitton luggage awaiting her on the carousel. What follows are flashes backward and forward as it becomes clear that Jasmine has left the Manhattan high-life destitute and is moving to San Francisco to live (temporarily?) with her sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins). If all this hints of ... Read More »

Islander Finishes Fire Training

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By Natalie Strom [email protected] Ask any little boy what they want to be when they grow up and a chorus of similar answers will sound: policemen, astronauts, super heroes, secret agents, and, of course, firemen. Some of these career choices are more easily attained than others (i.e. super heroes) but they are all noble choices. Nicholas Macchiarolo of Marco Island was once one of these young boys. His profession of choice: fireman. On August 3, Nicholas achieved his life long goal when he graduated from the North Naples Fire Academy. “My whole entire life I’ve wanted to be a fireman,” ... Read More »

Fly me to the moon with legroom, please

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By Monte Lazarus [email protected] More years ago than I care to remember the new Jet Age was described as “Breakfast in London, lunch in New York, dinner in Los Angeles, luggage in Rio.” We’ve been overtaken by events. Flown recently? If not, here’s the New Post Jet Age: If you can afford it you can fly First Class and enjoy plush seats, advanced boarding, meals (if the flight distance is long enough), free checked luggage to your actual destination, lots of legroom, free drinks, pillows, blankets, hot towels, lavatories within easy walking distance and pleasant flight attendants. If you are ... Read More »

Broadway on Marco Island

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Anthony and Will Nunziata were a smash hit in February, so Alfred and Manuela Schinagl brought them back to the House of Mozart on March 11-15 for an encore performance. If anything the brothers were in even better voice than previously. It was a handclapping evening from an appreciative crowd. The House of Mozart served a very special dinner, with Smoked Norwegian Salmon leading off, a tangy Cream of Carrot and Ginger Soup, Seafood Lasagna, a choice of Sauerbraten, Chicken Saltimbocca or Filet of Red Snapper and a decadent Viennese Applestrudel for dessert. Not a ... Read More »

HOPE is in Fashion

By Coastal Breeze News Staff So what do Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sandra Bullock have in common with Marco Island? It’s Celebrity Designer Marc Bouwers, of course. During an elegant night of glamour on Saturday, February 25th, guests attending the American Cancer Society’s Hope Ball 2012, will have an opportunity to meet Marc Bouwers and see his hottest fashion collection to date. In fact, you can see his latest design collection prior to the big fashion shows in New York where Marc will be headed soon after this event. The Ball will be held at the ... Read More »

Childhood memories come to life

By Vincent Giannone Having always been a history buff, it’s difficult for me to admit that there are some areas of study that I haven’t read into very much. One area in particular is the history of steam locomotives and diesel engines. Unknown to me at the time when preparing for a normal public interest piece, I would meet an inspiring Marco Island resident who would educate me more than I could have imagined via the historical accuracy, precision and detail that he put into designing and developing a real to life model train layout. Skip Merriam, the creator and ... Read More »

“Florida’s Role in the War Between the States”

David Southall, Curator of Education, Collier County Museums will present “Florida’s Role in the War Between the States” Tuesday, October, 4, 7 pm Rose History Auditorium 180 S. Heathwood Free!!! and open to the Public Light refreshments will be served! “The smallest tadpole in the filthy pool of secession” is how Florida was described in the northern press in February of 1861.  With the poorest economy, the smallest population, and vast unsettled territory, Florida still managed to provide more than 15,000 soldiers and significant financial support for the Southern cause.  Join us for a discussion of these difficult times and how ... Read More »

JCMI open house

By Jane A. Marlowe    The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island held an Open House on Sunday, September 18 to welcome back returning members, visitors and prospective congregants. Rabbi Edward Maline, D.D., chatted informally with his guests and leadership members were present to offer tours of the synagogue. Rabbi Maline noted that although a small congregation of some 200 families, the JCMI is very active, particularly during Season, thanks to the devotion of members who volunteer for all the spiritual and cultural events on their calendar. Sue Baum, a 12 year volunteer, along with her husband, Dr. Harold Baum, chatted ... Read More »

WE WILL NEVER FORGET September 11, 2001-September 11, 2011

Jane A. Marlowe The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation sponsored a “Celebration of Courage” on Sunday, September 11, 2011 in honor of 9/11. Dave Elliott, Radio Host of WGUF 98.9FM, Master of Ceremony, welcomed the guests to the beautifully appointed Palms Ballroom of the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa. The Posting of Colors was presented by the North Naples Fire Department Color Guard. The Star Spangled Banner was performed by Mariel Sanchez, a student at Marco Island Academy. Rev. Dr. Kyle Bennett offered an invocation. Dianna Dohm, president of the Fire Rescue Foundation, acknowledged the work of ... Read More »