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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 »

Valen-times Day


ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan No, it’s not a misprint; I’m talking about Valentines Day. It’s not only a word that irks most warm-blooded male Homo-sapiens, but it’s also an important event. The contents of my column today are directed at the guys out there, who may need a nudge or a wake-up call, so ladies, if you don’t mind moving on to another more interesting article. Oh sure, many of us guys try to ignore it or even claim to have forgotten the day of infamy. Trust me, though, we males are always aware of the inevitable day on the ... Read More »

Hearts, Flowers and Chocolate


By Chef Anne Feinman Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a holiday celebrated on February 14th. It is a day of tradition steeped in chocolates, flowers and cards. In the tradition of courtly love in the Middle Ages, the name was associated with romantic love among numerous early Christian martyrs of the name Valentine. Some love stories are immortal. And one of my most memorable is that of Antony and Cleopatra. The true story of these two historical characters has been dramatized by William Shakespeare and is still staged all over the world but the relationship between Antony ... Read More »

Fiddler’s Creek Prepares for a Busy Upcoming Season

From travel inspired poolside parties featuring exotic international cuisine to family-style buffet barbeques providing fun and games for kids of all ages, there will be lots for residents of the luxury master-planned residential community of Fiddler’s Creek to do this upcoming season. The staff at Fiddler’s Creek is preparing an extensive social calendar for homeowners, including many traditional holiday favorites around Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Residents can look forward to the annual Passport Party, which treats residents to a diverse buffet of international cuisine ... Read More »

VALENTINE’S DAY: Where and when did it begin?

By Jane A. Marlowe The custom of sending love letters and tokens of love is generally believed to have originated in Medieval England and France. Folklore recounts a belief that on February 14, half way through the second month of the year, birds begin to pair. Chaucer’s Parliament of Foules relates, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.” French and English literature of the 14th and 15th centuries refer to the custom of proposals and messages of love to one’s beloved on that special day. There were three St. Valentines ... Read More »


Donna Fiala This past week Collier County sent representatives to the Florida Association of Counties 2012 Legislative Day in Tallahassee to call upon our Legislators to present the county approved State Legislative Priorities. As the elected (by the BCC) commissioner to the Florida Association of Counties, I was honored to represent Collier County. Among the priorities we advocated were the overall principles of preserving the Home Rule authority of local governments, opposing state Preemption, Opposing Unfunded Mandates, and protecting against Trust Fund Diversions. We asked the Legislators to oppose legislative or Constitutional restriction on County authority to determine local ... Read More »

St. Valentines day – a holiday for lovers, and a lovely day for everyone

By Virginia Carlin Many legends have blossomed forth to explain the practice of sending thoughts of love with cards and gifts on February l4 – a holiday for lovers and for those we hold most dear! A priest named Valentine who lived in the third century is credited with the name of the day. He became a martyr on February 14, 269 AD when the Roman emperor, Claudius II, the Goth had him beheaded because he refused to worship pagan gods and had gained popularity with lovers who came to him to be married. Valentine’s Day serves a good purpose. It ... Read More »