Tag Archives: women

Nursing Scholarship Awarded to Local Student

Submitted P.E.O. Chapter GT, Marco Island, established a memorial scholarship honoring Marg (Margaret) Mead. Her husband, Wayne, initiated this through a loving annual donation to Chapter GT, dedicated to a local woman studying in the nursing field. Marg Mead graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa ... Read More »

Again a Hit with Players and Fans

By Don Manley  This year’s event may be recently completed, but organizers are already considering what they’d like to see at the 2018 Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships. Adding courts at the tournament’s home, East Naples Community Park, to enable an additional 500 participants to take part in the one-week long event will be among the topics included in the ... Read More »

Police Foundation Rib Cook-Off Another Success

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides As soon as attendees exited their vehicles at the Marco Island Brewery on April 22 their senses were flooded with the wonderful aroma of ribs being cooked on five different cookers. Those five teams would all be taking part in the 6th Annual Marco Police Foundation Rib Cook-Off. “The community gets to come out and help ... Read More »

DPI-SIG? Strange Name for a Professional Local Group

By Jory Westberry  Avid or amateur photographers alike – attune to this information. DPI-SIG, founded on July 1, 2004 with less than 30 members, is the largest local Naples Digital Camera Club with 400 members and, is probably the largest camera club in Florida. The club hosts monthly, year-round meetings, informative classes, internationally-known speakers, small group workshops, critique sessions, competitions ... Read More »

Newcomers Club Honors Outgoing President

By Maureen Chodaba The Newcomers Club of Marco Island has been fostering friendships for Marco Island women since 1970. The club recently honored outgoing club President Jodi Pree with a luncheon at the elegant Hideaway Beach Club. Hosted by incoming club President Jaye Spencer, the event was attended by several past presidents of the club, board members, club volunteers and ... Read More »

Get to Know the Civil Air Patrol

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides On Saturday, May 6th the greater Marco community is invited to attend an open house at the Marco Island Executive Airport for the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol unit. The men and women of the local squadron will be showing off their newest aircraft with all of the high tech equipment that allows them ... Read More »

Supporting Lupus Awareness

Submitted The Marco Island/Naples Lupus Support Group held a Purple Party in the Park at Sugden Regional Park in Naples on March 11. The purpose of the gathering was to raise awareness and help raise funds for research of the cruel and unpredictable malady. Approximately 250 people turned out to offer support and walk the one and a half mile ... Read More »

Find the Perfect Life Jacket for Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com No matter what you might be doing out in the water, life jackets are a crucial part of boat safety. In fact, boating laws require that you have an approved life jacket for every passenger aboard and that children should have theirs on at all times. Fishing from kayaks and stand up paddle boards ... Read More »

‘Team of Five’ Humanitarians Honored by MICA

Submitted The Marco Island Civic Association’s Humanitarian of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious awards on Marco Island. This esteemed award was developed in 1998 to honor the unsung heroes of Marco Island, the people who do so much for so many; the wonderful, positive people you do not hear much about. Recent recipients have included Maria ... Read More »

Bargain Basket Thanks Volunteers

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  Since 1975 the” United Church’s Bargain Basket has been a source of support for the church, its ministries and the community itself. Today the “Basket” is a regular weekly stop for many residents and visitors to the island, as it provides a wonderful assortment of a variety of bargains, ranging from household goods, to jewelry and ... Read More »

Fun Competition at Shuffleboard Tournament

Submitted On March 22, a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the residents of Seabreeze South sat mesmerized as the two finalist teams duked it out for the championship in the Annual Shuffleboard Tournament. It all started at 9:30 AM, when 20 women and 20 men making up ten games began the competition. As teams were eliminated and other teams made it into ... Read More »

Elegant Home Tour

By Jesus Calo The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) held its 17th Annual Elegant Home Tour, which featured four residences around Marco Island. Each home incorporated a mix of architectural and interior designs from various decor influences. The event allows the MIWC to take a step into an elegant home and witness the beauty of this island through architecture. Following ... Read More »

Presentation Focuses on Veterans’ Issues

Submitted There are over 30,000 veterans who honorably served our country who call Collier County home. These men and women deserve the best in terms of aid and benefits. The debt owed to our veterans can never be fully repaid, but the benefits earned for their service and sacrifice should be easily available when needed. On Wednesday, April 5, IBERIABANK ... Read More »

Women in the Glades Talk: Local History From Coast to Coast

 Submitted  Imagine South Florida without air-conditioning and without roads or automobiles! Local historian and author Marya Repko will give a free illustrated presentation about “Women the Everglades; Pioneers & Early Environmentalists” on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3 PM at the Collier County Museum, Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Back in the 1880s it was difficult living and ... Read More »

PACE’s “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” 

Over 400 men, women, PACE girls and honored guests attended the Annual “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” luncheon and fundraiser at the Naples Grande Beach Resort on March 3, raising over $95,000 for PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. “Thank you to all of our supporters and to everyone who contributed to making this years ‘Throw a Girl a ... 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 »

Screening Drops Colorectal Cancer Deaths

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer, and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum, typically as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum called a polyp. Not all ... Read More »

Sascha’s Salon Offers Brazilian Blowouts

Submitted What in the world is a Brazilian Blowout and why do I need it? This is the kind of comment you hear often at Sascha’s Salon on Marco Island. Salon owner and hair designer, Maria Elena Pujol, says it’s easier to show clients than to tell them. “It’s the perfect application for our high humidity lifestyle here in Southwest ... Read More »

Crime Rate Down on Marco Island

Submitted  On February 9, 2017, Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino announced a significant and continued reduction in crime, as measured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The FBI’s UCR program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies with a primary objective to generate reliable information for use in ... Read More »

Fashion of the Heart

By Samantha Husted  To walk the runway is art. A model needs just the right amount of attitude, confidence, and personal swag to conquer the catwalk. Marco Island is home to a variety of fashion shows—usually showcasing trending styles of resort wear and almost always benefitting a specific cause or charitable venture. Marco Island models are well practiced. On February ... Read More »