Tag Archives: right

Health Care in the U.S.A.

Yes! If you don’t have health insurance you can die. The question we need to ask is why? Every developed country believes it is a “right.” When will our congress see the “light?” Additional money needs to come from the budget book. Into a multi-trillion dollar budget we must look. Does the budget reflect the things in which we believe? ... Read More »

Veterans Monument 2.0

By Jesus Calo  Over a decade ago, a veteran’s monument was erected in a memorial park at the Marco Island Cemetery. Recently, the monument underwent renovations, right in time for Memorial Day. The monument began as an Eagle Scout project by two members who worked hard to raise $20,000. Since veterans assemble at the Marco Island Cemetery for Veterans Day ... Read More »

St. Mark’s Preschool Graduation | Next Stop Kindergarten!

By Jodi Pree  On Wednesday, May 17 at 6 PM, the St. Mark’s sanctuary was filled with excited, camera-ready parents and family members anticipating the graduation march of their five-year-olds. While parents waited anxiously, the dedicated teachers hurried to make sure every graduate had their cap and gown on perfectly and were lined up in their proper places, but with ... Read More »

SUMMER PROTECTION

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island To Florida residents, protecting ourselves from the sun happens all year-round, especially as the summer rays start to become stronger this time of year. As many have heard time and time again, “Wear your sunscreen!” However, exactly what type of sunscreen? And how do you choose from the plethora of options ... Read More »

Anchors Aweigh!

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  Did you know that an anchor is NOT a required piece of safety equipment for boats in the state of Florida? They are “recommended” safety equipment, along with bilge pumps and an oar or paddle. Personally, I would never want to be on a boat without one. I actually have two on my boat. Apart ... Read More »

Marco Island Condo Sales & Listing Activity

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 393 condos were listed for sale. The amount of inventory for sale is just one indicator of the real estate market on Marco Island. In a recent 30-day period 65 condos sold, 64 new listings came on the market, 39 listings expired, 51 condo sales contracts were signed and became pending ... Read More »

Closer to Normal

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” ~ José N. Harris Three weeks ago my prosthetic knee was in a sterile package, sitting on a shelf somewhere, with my name on it. Twenty-four hours later, it was removed from its packaging, and carefully installed in the place ... Read More »

Cross Training

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Wikipedia defines cross training as “an athletic training in sports other than the athlete’s usual sport. The goal is improving overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another.” It has become a catch phrase in sports. Growing up, I played all sports. Back ... Read More »

6-Month Report from the City Council Chairman

City council elections took place six months ago, so this is a good occasion to take a look at what has been accomplished over the past half year, and what the Marco Island community can expect in the next six months. City council authorized a nationwide search for a new city manager, and we should attract an incredible person for ... Read More »

What is the Problem with Palm Oil?

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Palm oil is an ingredient in numerous products we consume every single day; whether it be a bag of chips or your favorite cookies or candy bars. Palm oil is used in your body lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, and even cosmetics. It is so versatile it is used in baked goods and processed foods, too. 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 »

Tennis Juggernaut Head Entering Pickleball World

By Scott H. Shook  Pickleball may be the fastest growing sport in the U.S., but until recently the big names in the sporting goods business have either fizzled out or not entered into the fray at all. But with tennis juggernaut Head entering the pickleball market, the sport now has a major brand seriously involved in their sport. “Other large ... Read More »

Summer’s Almost Here!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala My goodness the county is emptying out…and so is our volunteer corps! I’ve always marveled at the winter residents who arrive and immediately go to work helping our community, like the Fire Rescue Foundation, both hospitals, the sheriff’s office, the police department, the schools, The Shelter for Abused Women, the homeless shelter, the library, the museum, ... Read More »

MIA Students Get Crash Course in Robotics

By Barry Gwinn and Danya Zarate This winter, Frank Wood has gotten a second wind and hit his stride. His classroom is filling up with additional equipment and a lot more shelving to put it on. His engineering students never look at the clock during class, except to make sure they have enough time to complete what they are doing. ... Read More »

On the Mend

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” – Chinese Proverb The worst is behind me. Or the worst is ahead. Possibly, I’m in the worst moment right now. I’ve been debating this with myself since my knee surgery five ... Read More »

‘Traveling Light’ by Brian Andreas

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “I can imagine it working out perfectly, I said. I can’t, she said and I said no wonder you’re so stressed.” Traveling has never appealed to me, and so it came as quite the surprise when I met and fell in love with someone who loved to travel. Maybe that’s why this book’s title appealed to ... Read More »

Know Your ATONs

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  We live on an island. While that may not be news, it does create a bit of an issue if you pilot your boat on the Marco River. In order to understand this issue, you need to know how to safely navigate the waters around Marco. But how do we know when we are in ... Read More »

The Growth of Pickleball

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com The popularity of the sport of pickleball is growing in leaps and bounds. Last year’s inaugural US Open tournament, held at East Naples Park, had some 800 entries. This year they had over 1,200 entries! With the increased attendance of the tournament, East Naples Park has raised the bar and installed a permanent, state-of-the-art ... Read More »

Accountability

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org  “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” ~ Molière Let us get right down to the nitty gritty of human performance. This message is specifically for those who complain about the progress of their golf games without analyzing their actions, and honestly ... Read More »

Friends & Family Gather for HGTV Premier

By Jodi Pree On Sunday, April 23, Lauren and Don Ross were surrounded by friends and family at their HGTV “Island Life” viewing party held at Mango’s Dockside Bistro. The viewing party began at 8:30 PM. The crowd feasted on a beautiful Mango’s buffet hosted by Mary Bartos and the Premier Plus Realtors…that is everyone feasted except for the anxious ... Read More »