Tag Archives: online

Disappointing Expectations

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Disappointment is something every single one of us has experienced one time or another, sadly some more than others. It’s a fact of life, and the less disappointments one has, the richer one’s life is. There was a gentleman in the shop last season asking about what it would cost for a particular heavy gold ... Read More »

Florida- The Fishing Capital of the World

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Florida is often considered the Fishing Capital of the World, and it continuously delivers on this promise due to the great resources available, as well as the management of these resources. Over the years, the Census Bureau has conducted several surveys asking anglers where they consider the best place to go fishing would be, ... Read More »

Tips to Ease Travel Tensions

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Traveling with a loved one who has dementia can be stressful. Whether it’s by car, by ship, or plane, many pitfalls exist. Planning and preparation can help, say the experts. But despite preparation, crises can happen and I’ve experienced a few as a caregiver traveling with my husband. We were not in our home airport ... Read More »

DAS Rescues 51 Dogs 

Acting under the authority of Collier County’s Animal Control Ordinance, Collier County Judge Rob Crown on June 20 awarded the Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) Division custody of 51 dogs found in poor condition at a home in eastern Collier County last month. On May 26, a DAS staff responded to a call reporting several dogs in poor condition at ... Read More »

Goliath Grouper Workshops  

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state in August and October. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these ... Read More »

Get Ready For Hurricane Season

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The public is invited to attend a neighborhood information meeting being held on Thursday, June 29th at 5:30 PM at the Rookery Bay National Research Reserve in the Auditorium, 300 Tower Road off Collier Boulevard. The developer is seeking a small scale growth management plan amendment to allow for intermediate commercial uses, limited to those allowed ... Read More »

Some Insights on Picking a Childcare Center

By Isabel Arce Finding the right childcare center is one of the most important decisions parents can make when they are considering putting their child into daycare. All children deserve, and thrive under, good nurturing care. It is worth it to take the extra steps to find them quality care. As a director and owner of Little Ducks Day School ... Read More »

On a Professional Level

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As I have now had the opportunity to experience my second U.S. Open Championship Pickleball Tournament, and I have had the privilege of watching and interviewing the world’s top level championship players, I have come to the realization of the fact that pickleball is truly a legitimate, professional competitive sport. The level of dedication, ... Read More »

FWC Reminds Scallopers to Stay Safe

With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats. The divers-down symbol is rectangular or square and red in color with a white diagonal ... Read More »

Jim Nantz and Others Speak Up For Alzheimer’s

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Recently, Charlie Rose interviewed Jim Nantz, an award-winning sportscaster about his advocacy role in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. I missed the show but watched the video online (charlierose.com/videos/30494?autoplay=true). Nantz spoke from personal experience about the importance of raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the need for a prevention or cure. He told of his ... Read More »

Name Your Own Price Adoptions 

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) works hard to find loving homes for all of kinds of animals at the shelter, but this month we are focusing on our feline friends. June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, so we encourage you to make your house a home for one of our many four-legged friends. All adopters can name their own price for ... Read More »

Summer Reading Fun With Collier Libraries

Check out the Collier County Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is “Build a Better World,” and the Collier County Public Library has planned a variety of fun activities that emphasize the benefits of building upon reading. Programs and events are organized by age levels for kids, teens and adults. You can participate by reading a book or ... Read More »

Conservancy Volunteers Worth Millions

Submitted The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (the “Conservancy”) have donated more than 436,916 hours in the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. “From the day-to-day professionalism – a ... 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 »

First Annual Yoga Fest Empowers Marco

By Maureen Chodaba Kerri Lampos of RevivalYoga Fitness Studio believes in empowering men, women and children through yoga, an ancient practice of self-care and healing for both the body and mind. Yoga is a revival of one’s positive energy, uniting the physical and spiritual components of well-being. Embracing that divine intention, Lampos and Revival Yoga recently presented the First Annual ... 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 »

Letter to the Editor: Volunteers Needed

Marco Island’s government could not function without the key volunteer boards and committees appointed by city council. And one of the most important is the Audit Advisory Committee. This committee oversees the city’s financial functions, recommends and works with the city’s public accounting firm, and implements policies and practices that help keep our financial situation one of the most stable ... Read More »

Say ‘Cheese,’ Meow Please…: It’s Glamour Puss Time!

Submitted For the Love of Cats invites all cat lovers to submit their photos for the 2017 Glamour Puss Photo Contest. The online contest is open to all cat photos submitted between April 1, 2017 and midnight June 10, 2017. Photos can be submitted at http://fortheloveofcatsfl.com/glamourpuss2018. The entry fee per photo is $25. Cat lovers entering their “picture purrfect” photos ... Read More »

Drones Are Coming! Are You Ready???

By Maureen Chodaba  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a drone! Well, in legal terminology, it’s a UAS, better described as an Unmanned Aircraft System. At present, UAS are one of the fastest growing areas of technology. Last year, 2.5 million drones were sold in the United States, with 1.6 utilized for recreational purposes and 900,000 for commercial ... Read More »

Furnish Your Home with Quality

By Jesus Calo  The good life starts with a good night’s sleep. Being the only mattress store on the island makes for good business, but that does not stop Marco Island Mattress (MI Mattress) from expanding its showroom with a full line of furniture. The best deal cannot be found online but inside the Marco Island store. After over a ... Read More »