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Slate Not True Voice

As many of you know by now, Roger Hernstadt, our City Manager, has resigned last night at City Council meeting. If you voted for the “Slate” of Jared Grifoni, Howard Reed, and Charlotte Roman, and wanted the City Manager gone, you got what you wanted. If you are unconcerned or uninformed citizens that voted for the “Slate,” then you got ... Read More »

Save the Date: Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk

By Jesus Calo Bring your walking shoes for a day of awareness. The 14th Annual Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk hosted by the SW Florida PSP Support Group. Day: Saturday March 18, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: Mackle Park, Marco Island Registration: $25 per person, $10 for students. This includes a t-shirt and lunch. PSP is a ... Read More »

Start Planning Today for Future Care

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about getting organized in the legal and financial areas. So when looking for a program for our Alzheimer’s Association memory loss/caregiver support group on Marco Island, I thought about elder law. As a long-distance caregiver for my mother with Alzheimer’s in the late ... Read More »

Origami on a Grand Scale

By Maria Lamb  According to artist Kevin Box, “Origami represents a simple metaphor. We all start with a blank page. What we do is up to us. The possibilities are endless.” In Japanese, “origami” means “folding paper.” There are birds, boats, ponies, a bison, and a butterfly at the Naples Botanical Garden’s Origami in the Garden exhibit. Each sculpture is ... Read More »

Nominate the Artist of the Year

Submitted  Since 2014, every spring the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) has recognized an Artist of the Year. The non-profit organization is requesting nominations for the Artist of the Year from the public. This special honor recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of our ... Read More »

Some Perspective on Border Security

BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun tayasun@taray.com It’s not about being against immigration or immigrants, it’s about doing things legally. The United States must be the only country without full control of her borders. This is not just crazy but it is also very dangerous in the world we live in today. Germany, France, Sweden and Belgium learned about having open borders ... Read More »

ENCA Annual Dinner Banquet

By Jesus Calo  The East Naples Civic Association (ENCA) recently held its Annual Dinner Banquet. The evening kicked off with cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres as guests arrived at the beautiful new Arlington of Naples community right inside Lely Resort. President Christopher Shucart and Reverend Alan Coe commenced the event by asking the audience to rise for prayer, followed by ... Read More »

Fate, Love and Choice

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com When I was 16, I worked as a clerk in a grocery store in my Iowa hometown. I earned about $2.35 an hour, and over the course of a week, I might clear twenty bucks. I liked the independence of having money in my pocket and in my bank account. But mostly I ... Read More »

Sports Were a Small Part of Roger Lalonde, the Man

By Don Manley  Roger LaLonde was known for his love of sports, but that passion was far exceeded by the late journalist and realtor’s desire to lift up his fellow man. The 72-year-old Lely Resort resident passed away on December 16 following a brief illness and after years of covering the sports teams of Marco Island schools and Lely High ... Read More »

Recycling, Not to be Confused with Bicycling

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Let’s admit that we all have pet peeves; some of mine are irksome and some bring out downright ire. Take, for example, on one of my trips to the mainland on a recycling day, I noted that about 90% of the residents have their recycling carts out. That’s not an official number, ... Read More »

Fiala to Speak at ENMA Meeting

Submitted The Next Business After Business Networking Event will be on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Fuller Funeral Home (Community Social Room), 4735 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. Fabulous food and wine will be provided, and the building will not have any other events but ours going on. Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner, will give her annual update ... Read More »

Event of the Season!

Submitted The annual Winter Wonderland Dinner/Dance will be hosted by the San Marco Columbiettes on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM at the San Marco Parish Center, 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 ... Read More »

Marco Loses Brave Son: Robert Dermot Wilkins, Jr. | June 5, 1967-October 29, 2016

By Samantha Husted Robert Dermot Wilkins, Jr. of Milton, Massachusetts and Marco Island, Florida died on October 29, 2016 following 17 operations from military related injuries. Robert was the beloved son of Maura O’Grady Wilkins, Robert D. Wilkins, Sr. and Maria Wilkins. He is survived by his brother Brian J. Wilkins and Brian’s wife Dawn Wilkins and their two children ... Read More »

That’s The Way It Is

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I hope everyone had a great holiday season. For me personally it was the best jewelry gift-giving Christmas season in ten years. The demand for really nice jewelry started on Black Friday and continued until I closed my doors to the shop at 4 PM Christmas Eve, which by the way was the exact moment ... Read More »

Experience the Fakahatchee

Submitted The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced their 2017 schedule of four adventures to introduce visitors to Florida’s largest state park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. For the second consecutive year, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has named Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and its boardwalk a Certificate of Excellence winner. The award recognizes attractions that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. ... Read More »

Golf Range Finders – The Technology Age

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org In 2005 I started my professional career in the world of golf at The Club Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida–a fresh, new face hired by John Carroll, a true golf professional legend. John is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, professionally and personally. John taught me how to be ... Read More »

Marco Island Box Angel Service

By Jesus Calo About 100 Members of the Marco Island community gathered on a windy night on the Marco Island Cemetery grounds for the 17th ceremony in remembrance of young loved ones lost. It was an intimate memorial service that ran shorter than usual due to the unexpected downpour of rain. But rain and the loss of power was not ... Read More »

“The Best Gifts”

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com As a child, I remember the days of December being the slowest of the entire year. With so much anticipation for Santa and the packages he would bring, I’d go to bed early just to get to the next day faster. From the perspective of an adult, I now find the days before ... Read More »

Party Power with the Power Squadron

Submitted  Boaters have more fun! Join the annual Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron’s (MISPS) annual Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Party on Friday, January 27, 2017 to find out why. Held at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center, the fundraiser takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM. Everyone is invited for great food and fine wine while contributing to ... Read More »