Tag Archives: school

A Lesson For Life

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com At some point in our lives, we all have made the statement, “When I retire, I’m going to…” We think about and plan on what we are going to do when that time comes; travel the world, buy that fancy sports car you have always dreamed of, spend the day on the golf course ... Read More »

Brown Paper Bags Make a Difference

By Samantha Husted  In early June, thousands of Marco Island residents received a brown paper grocery bag in the mail. The bags were sent on behalf of real estate team the Bartos Group of Premiere Plus Realty as part of their annual food drive. For the past three years the Bartos Group has taken a stand against hunger in Collier ... Read More »

Blame it on the Boomers

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Innovation is the calling card of the future.” ~ Anna Eshoo, U.S. Congresswoman  Question: Do you think there will be a resurgence of manufacturing jobs in the United States? Answer: I’d like to say yes but the numbers tell a different story. During the last two recessions manufacturing jobs declined and haven’t bounced back ... Read More »

Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System Though summer officially began on Wednesday, June 21, in Southwest Florida, it often feels as if summer begins in late April or May. However, one true sign of summer has not changed from the days most of us were youngsters. In the summer, the kids are out of school. ... Read More »

YMCA to Offer Summer Theater Camp

By Samantha Husted Marco Island playwright Gina Sisbarro will once again be lending her directorial prowess in a new YMCA theater camp to take place July 17-21. “It is such a thrill to return to the Greater Marco Island YMCA to direct summer camp,” said Sisbarro. “This is where it all started with our first production of ‘Annie’ over 20 ... Read More »

Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

While diversity of all kinds is undoubtedly crucial to success in academic environments, more and more college campuses across the country seem to flaunt one glaring omission: that of opinion and, more specifically, political belief. This exception was underscored most recently by the actions of students at Evergreen State College, a small liberal arts college in Olympia, Washington. The school’s ... Read More »

Sports Medicine is for Everyone

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System When most of us hear the words “sports medicine,” we likely get an image of a big-time football or soccer star receiving some sort of specialized treatment to keep them on their playing field of choice. However, the biggest public misconception about sports medicine is that it is limited ... Read More »

Alarming Teen Crash Rates 

New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs ... Read More »

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Summer is the peak season in Florida for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena – lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors. On average, lightning accounts for more deaths per year than tornados.  Remember, the safest place to be during lightning activity is a large enclosed building.  The second safest location is an enclosed vehicle (car, van, etc.), but not a convertible ... Read More »

Choose Your Setting

By Don Manley  Ever had your picture taken with an iconic European scene in the background? If the answer is no, R. Clark Lindberg can make that happen for you without leaving the familiar setting of Marco Island. The well-known photographer on the island and throughout Collier County has set up operations on the second floor of the Marco Island ... Read More »

‘A Texan’s Promise’ by Shelley Gray

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Maybe he wouldn’t leave her when he found out the truth. Maybe, just maybe, everything was going to be okay.” I should start out by admitting that I’m a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray and her Amish novels. I’ve even made the trek to Sarasota, Florida for one of her book talks and signings at The ... 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 »

Derby Day was in Full Bloom on Marco Island

By Jodi Pree On Saturday, May 6, over 250 festive islanders attended Talk Derby to Me at Sunset Grille to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby. More than $20,000 was raised for the Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS). For $500, V.I.P. guests enjoyed early V.I.P. seating, admission for 4, a pre-party with appetizers, two drinks per person, a Kentucky Derby-style ... Read More »

Marco Island Woman’s Club Gifting Dreams

By Jesus Calo The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) held its last big luncheon as season comes to an end. This is the highlight of the year for the woman in attendance as they coined “Our Reason for Being” as the appropriate theme for the May luncheon. In accordance with tradition, the event began with the club motto, which states, ... 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 »

A Performance and a Conversation

By Don Manley The audience received a rare treat once bows had been taken and the lights turned up after The Marco Players’ debut performance of the comedy “Heaven Help Me.” Sitting among them, but enjoying the production from a different perspective, was the play’s New York City-based author, Joseph Simonelli. At the play’s conclusion, he left his back-row seat ... Read More »

Woman’s Club Donates to Children’s Hospital

By Debbie Roddy The Marco Island Woman’s Club is both a civic-minded organization and an active social network with a long, proud history of serving the community. It is well known for generous contributions, ranging from providing college scholarships for deserving Marco Island high school students to restoring the Marco Island Cemetery and maintaining the garden therein. The Club has ... Read More »

MIA Footballer to Play College Ball Shenandoah University Lands Vincent Moller

By Barry Gwinn This fall, Vincent Moller will be trading waving coconut palms for the brilliant autumn foliage of oak, chestnut, maple, and ash trees of the storied Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Shenandoah University (SU), an NCAA Division III school of about 4,000 students, wants Vinny to play football there. On April 4, in a ceremony at Marco Island Academy ... Read More »