Tag Archives: social

Condominium Association Insurance

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com The condominium association insurance policy is usually one of the largest line items of the association budget and proper coverage is an important fiduciary responsibility of the board of directors. Florida’s condominium laws dictate who covers what for the property insurance perils of loss, other than flood insurance. Coverage for “paint in” is ... 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 »

League of Women Voters Announces New Officers 

The members of the League of Women Voters of Collier County, at the organization’s Annual Meeting at Hilton Naples in early April, unanimously elected the following officers and directors to serve two-year terms ending in April 2019: Charlotte Nycklemoe and Diana Walsh, Co-Presidents; Vi Steffan, 1st Vice President; Robin Larkin, Secretary; Heather Baker, Pam Brown, and Pat Howard, Directors; and Becky ... Read More »

Developmentally Disabled Receives Schulze Family Grant

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has awarded a $12,400 grant to The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (FDD) (www.fddswfl.org) for the organization’s Trailblazer Academy program.  The funds will support the transportation costs associated with the Trailblazer Academy, a community-based vocational training and education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have aged out of school-supported ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com There are so many health benefits that can be derived from fishing. So, while you are sitting at home and planning your next family vacation this summer, why not consider a week-long fishing trip in the 10,000 Islands area with your family. It is an enjoyable way to escape the hustle and bustle of ... Read More »

Dress Code – A Cultural Change

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Rules are made by organizations, groups, clubs, and communities for various reasons. One reason rules are made is so one person does not affect another person in a negative way. These negative effects could be serious, or not so serious. As societal norms change on what is acceptable behavior, dress, etc., all organizations from ... 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 »

Godspeed, Pat and Roy

By Maureen Chodaba How do you say goodbye to someone who has been an inspiration to so many? How do you let go of a couple who were the faces of Marco Island’s social scene for many years? You don’t. You embrace the memories and thank God for the opportunity to have known them. Pat and Roy Birkeland are moving ... 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 »

Boaters Convene in Orlando

Submitted The United States Power Squadron, the largest recreational boating organization in the US with more than 35,000 members, held their annual meeting at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida during the last week in February. For over 100 years, the Power Squadron has worked to make boating safer through its extensive educational program. The local squadron, Marco Island ... Read More »

What’s Your Ethical Threshold; Sustainable Investing

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” ~ Potter Stewart of “I know it when I see it” fame. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, 1915-1985. Question: I’ve been reading about sustainable investing. Is this the same as socially responsible investing? Answer: ... Read More »

‘How It Ends’ – Best friends can make the worst enemies

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com If you have a teenager, will have a teenager, are a teenager, have ever been a teenager, or know a teenager, then “How It Ends” by Catherine Lo is a completely relevant read for you. This novel tackles the tough coming-of-age themes while delivering insight on girl friendships, why they end, and how they overcome complex ... Read More »

Busy Woman’s Club Takes a Fun Break

By Debbie Roddy After hosting their first major fundraiser of the year, an extremely successful 17th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on January 24, the Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) took a well-deserved break to just have fun at their annual Cards & Games Party on February 9th at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Carolyn Atkins and Arleen Soldano, event ... Read More »

Grace Place: New Appointments

Grace Place for Children and Families in Golden Gate City announced that it has hired Barbara J. Wilson to lead its marketing and communications efforts and Chrissie Missal to manage the volunteer experience initiatives at the nonprofit organization. Ms. Wilson brings over 20 years of professional experience in marketing, business development, consulting, media relations, social marketing, development and public relations ... Read More »

Two Speakers, Two Stories

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) has planned two upcoming lectures that are not-to-be-missed. Each speaker will engage the audience with a fascinating story that offers a glimpse into a unique piece of history. January 24: Florida’s Fleet, A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast  Maritime archaeologist Brendan Burke, who works for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & ... Read More »

Marco Cruise Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Cruise Club (MICC) celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with a Commodores Ball. The event was held at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island. Members dressed to impress for the symbolical ceremony, which included saying goodbye to the old bridge and welcoming the new. The event also included the time-honored tradition of the Changing ... Read More »

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Coach Wayneís Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com We all know the song, and I feel we need to apply this song title to our attitudes when playing recreational tennis and pickleball. I too often see players get upset and stressed out during recreational competition. While I am a very competitive player and I like to win, when I am on the ... Read More »

Six Reasons To Go Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Fishing is an activity that has been going on since man first met water. Fishing is a hobby for some people and a way to make a living for others. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to fish, or brushing up on your rusty fishing abilities, there’s never been a better time to ... Read More »

New Year, New You

By Samantha Husted  As many Americans will attest, 2016 was a strange year. Sure, there were some good times. Remember when Leo finally won his Oscar? Or when the Cubs broke their 100-year curse and won the World Series? Or when Simone Biles dominated gymnastics at the Rio Olympics? But there were also some bad times. Lots of them. Whole ... Read More »

Dolphins of Marco Island

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Everybody loves dolphins! They always seem ... Read More »