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Taking “No” for an Answer

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I recently had a not-so-unusual discussion with a potential customer, regarding the time process for her ring to be totally restored. Now to most of us business folks this is considered high season, and in our goldsmith shop my son and I are straight out with the influx of custom and repair work, resulting in the burning of lots of midnight oil. The volume is kind of like drinking from a fire hose. We take in, on an average day, anywhere from fifty to seventy watches for various reasons, such as battery replacement, straps, adjustments, ... Read More »

Green Reading – Start Line

If using a line helps, do it. And if it doesn’t, don’t!

GOLF TIPS Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Reading a green correctly can be difficult, especially on a course that we do not play every day. Reading greens can seem hard, even on our home course, if we are a golfer who struggles to visualize the break of the ball. There are green reading professionals and certifications that believe they have the best method to reading greens, such as a system called AimPoint. I am not AimPoint certified, but have learned some through their knowledge, third-hand. They have taken the scientific research of green reading, and turned it into a practical application while ... Read More »

A Belated Valentine To Mom And Dad

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A reprint from the book “Makers, Shakers and Takers” by Roy Eaton Whether it is distance that separates us from those who have given us life, or their close proximity that allows us to take their presence for granted, we often find ourselves either too busy, or emotionally unable to openly convey our love and gratitude for all we have benefited from their presence. Although, in a healthy relationship most truly understand the love and admiration that exists between parents and siblings, few ever get to openly express their innermost feelings before our Mom and Dad, our guardian, teacher, mentor, ... Read More »

Fundraising Gala to Bring Help to Cancer Patients in Need

Fundraising Gala to Bring Help to Cancer Patients in Need Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pay for essentials such as rent or the electric bill. Patients suddenly discover that cancer not only strikes their body, but their family, friends, profession and their finances. Elaine Miller had to stop working when she was diagnosed with metastatic Stage 4 breast cancer. Although she had some money saved for emergencies and was covered by health insurance, she was soon having trouble paying her bills. That’s when she was referred to ... Read More »

Gritty Goodlanders Rally to Revive Lifeless Resident Use County-donated defibrillator to save life

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By Barry Gwinn This reporter has written a two-part article for this paper, chronicling the development of one of Goodland’s gems – the Drop Anchor Mobile Home Park. Part two appears in today’s edition in Goodland Life. This story relates to what those folks did on Sunday, January 24, 2016. It may change forever how we think of and care for the many retirees in our Southwest Florida communities. This story begins back on February 19, 2013, when Dr. Greg Bello, a retired maxillofacial surgeon, was elected president of the Goodland Civic Association (GCA). Bello well knew the dangers of ... Read More »

St. Matthew’s House Benefit Dinner

Submitted On Monday, February 15, the Outreach Committee of San Marco Parish will sponsor the 8th Annual Benefit Dinner for St. Matthew’s House. This event has been a huge success in the past seven years. Everyone who attended raved about the food and the service, both of which were provided by the workers from St. Matthew’s House. The main entrees will be sliced tenderloin of beef and roast chicken with all the fixings, including salad and dessert, and there will be great appetizers on every table. The cost per person is still only $30. Usually the people from St. Matthew’s ... Read More »

Marco Island Executive Airport to Key West

Submitted The Marco Island Executive Airport will soon have scheduled flights directly to Key West on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays starting at $89 one-way plus taxes and fees (total fare $104.18). Beginning February 15, Raven Air Island Hoppers will offer the scheduled service in their ten-passenger Cessna 402. Flights are planned to depart Marco Island at 9 AM and arrive in Key West at 9:45 AM. Return flights are scheduled to depart Key West at 4:30 PM and arrive in Marco Island at 5:15 PM. Tickets are now on sale and available at the Raven Air Island Hoppers website at ... Read More »

Party with the Power Squadron

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Submitted Join the party to find out why boaters have more fun at the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center. The event takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM, and everyone is invited to come, have fun, and enjoy great food and fine wine while contributing to a good cause. The annual Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party is the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s only fundraiser. All of the money raised is used to sponsor boating and safety events, ongoing ... Read More »

Fostering Change Luncheon to benefit Foster Children

The inaugural Fostering Change Luncheon will help support the work of the unsung heroes in the foster care community – the caregivers. The special luncheon will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kensington Country Club and is being organized by Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF). Starting at 11 a.m., guests will be treated to a champagne and jazz reception with unique boutique shopping.  The luncheon and ‘Style Show’ will begin at noon and feature models, each with their own caregiving story, who will model fashions presented by Chico’s from the Village on Venetian Bay.  Chico’s unique styles feature chic ... Read More »

Gulfshore Playhouse’s “Informed Consent”

Gulfshore Playhouse Southwest Florida’s premier professional theatre – is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Informed Consent, New York Times Critics Pick for the New York production, scheduled now through January 31 at The Norris Center, located at 755 8th Avenue South in Naples.  Tickets range in price from $20 to $74 per person.  To purchase tickets, please visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 239.261.PLAY(7529). Read More »

Marco Island Car Show Returns

(FILE PHOTO) A classic Cadillac chassis - struttin’ its stuff at the Annual Kiwanis Club Car Show. Photos by Val Simon & Jessica Simon

Submitted Sunday, February 14, 2016 is Valentines Day, and we want you to spend that special day with all of your loved ones. Celebrate and enjoy the day with something that can be bright, colorful, shiny, fast, slow, unique, cool, old or new. That “something” is a lot full of over 200 cars you will love, at the Marco Island Car Show hosted by Kiwanis from 9 AM-3 PM at the Marco Heathcare Center, corner of San Marco Road and Heathwood Drive. Music will be provided by Marco Island’s favorite DJ Steve Reynolds, who also is the master of ceremonies. ... Read More »

Fire Rescue Joins Rotary KOPS Program

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise has expanded its Kindness on Patrol Service (KOPS) program to include the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department and members of the Collier County EMS, while on assignment to Marco Island. Originally, Rotary’s KOPS program partnered solely with the Marco Island Police Department. Including fire rescue and EMS personnel will expand the opportunities to help the Marco Island community. The KOPS program was initiated to reimburse Marco Island police officers, community service officers, reserve officers and auxiliary when they make a purchase to meet an immediate need of a Marco Islander. The only ... Read More »

Providence House Fundraiser

Submitted On January 18 the San Marco Catholic Church will host the Second Annual Dinner to benefit Providence House, a non-profit organization located in Naples, Florida. Providence House offers homeless women with young children the chance to create a solid foundation for a more secure future. In the United States, single women with young children represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Providence House’s mission is to help poor, single working women with young children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless create a better quality of life through a supportive transitional housing and self-sufficiency program. The ... Read More »

Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance

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Submitted The event of the season, the annual Winter Wonderland Dinner/Dance hosted by the San Marco Columbiettes, will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM at the San Marco Parish Hall, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. The dinner menu will include salad, prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, dessert and coffee with cash bar. Substitution for beef will be available upon request at time of ticket purchase. There will be a 50/50 drawing, fabulous raffle prizes and beautiful baskets of cheer to be auctioned. Entertainment for your listening and dancing pleasure will be ... Read More »

Better to Own a Safe Than Sorry

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net It’s a fact: there have been a rash of burglaries on our safe and secure island paradise. Barely a couple of weeks go by where I face a sobbing and distraught customer describing to me what was lost due to a break-in or a “misplacement” of valuable jewelry. Try and guess how many of these unfortunate souls are looking for appraisals on the lost articles? “It was a diamond ring that kind of look like this (crude drawing) and I think it was yellow gold, I’m not quite sure of the diamond size or what ... Read More »

MIPD’s Citizen’s Academy

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By Don Manley The start of the Marco Island Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy is only three weeks away. Final applications are being accepted now for the academy, which is in its third year. The academy consists of nine sessions, beginning January 30 and concluding on March 26. The program’s goal, according to the Marco Police, “Is to teach the public basic police operations and techniques to bridge the information gap. Together we can form extended and expanded lines of communications between the community and its police department. Many policies and procedures related to the criminal justice system are foreign to ... Read More »

Goodland’s Jukebox by Joanie

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Submitted What began four years ago as a pilot program in Goodland, “Jukebox by Joanie,” has morphed into a popular way to become more physically and mentally fit, stronger and more confident, while enjoying camaraderie with neighbors and friends. Goodland ladies either walk, bicycle or use their golf carts to get to our community center for class. Some golf cart drivers even pick up friends and bring them along. It’s unique. Joanie Fuller created the program, which consists of original dance choreography, with an emphasis on balance, strength and conditioning. Sassy moves combined with the music everyone loves equal a ... Read More »

January Fishing in the 10,000 Islands

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FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com While January is typically found to be our coldest month of the year, it also makes for some really excellent fishing in the 10,000 Islands. Temperatures can rise into the mid 70s, and with no fronts around, a nice sunny day on the water is actually quite comfortable. With the month of January comes a lot of great fish to be caught! January is another month that you should keep an eye on your tide chart before planning your day on the water. We have some extremely low tides around both the full and ... Read More »

Bring Back the Good Old Days

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SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber Remember the “good old days” of air travel? Shoes, belt, jacket, scarf could remain on your body without having to take them off to clear security. You didn’t have to pull out your quart size zip lock bag of small size liquids such as Purell, or your laptop for special inspection. For $100 or less, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) offer programs that can help bring some of those good old days back. If your travel is primarily domestic, there is TSA Precheck, (TSA Pre?); for international travel, Global ... Read More »

Have fun helping wildlife, wild places when holiday shopping with FWC

There are gifts to show off your support of wildlife. Other gifts will help you carry on the tradition of spending time with family and friends on Florida’s beautiful beaches, waterways and wildlife conservation areas.   Check out our shopping list, because the holidays are almost here!   -Florida wildlife T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, art or other gifts are available at WildlifeFlorida.com. Strut apparel featuring your favorite species! Help conserve the Everglades by getting gear like the T-shirt that shows support for the2016 Python Challenge™. -A Florida fishing license or hunting license can be purchased online atGoOutdoorsFlorida.com, by calling 888-347-4356 or in stores. There are licenses for residents and visitors, ... Read More »