We May be Sitting on and in Our Problems

 We spend a reasonable amount of time sitting in cars, and the problem with most car seats is the faulty design. The seat was designed around the average posture, which isn’t so red hot! Seats in small cars seem to be the worst culprits. They incline back and encourage your body to collapse, rounding your hips and chest, compressing organs, […]

Breezin’ Through

Marco Bay Yacht Club Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch Marco Bay Yacht Club Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch was held January 23 at Hideaway Beach Club.   The objective of the Marco Bay Yacht Club is to encourage safe boating, the sport of yachting, and to promote the skills of seamanship and navigation. Presentation of the Fleet will be […]

Show the Kids a Fishing Adventure

Recently I received a phone call from a  Ft. Lauderdale grandfather, inquiring about a special charter for his grandchildren, to experience a little fishing and viewing of wildlife in the Everglades National Park. What made this special were their ages: his grandson was only 5 and his granddaughter was 6. They had never been fishing before, and he had no idea […]

Treasures Appraised at Antique Faire

Is it ‘a hit’ or ‘a miss’? Now is the time to find out just what you are harboring under your roof. Sort out your family possessions – that ugly painting Uncle Charlie left you – that peculiar piece of china you got as a wedding present – the gaudy piece of jewelry someone brought you from Europe – who […]

When Choosing a Boat, Choose Green

Boats come in all colors — but wait — a truly green boat is not just green in color. Joe Finn of Storm Port Boatworks of Homosassa will proudly display the Oyster Cracker, an eco-friendly shallow draft boat at the Mullet Festival in Goodland, January 29 – 31. According to Joe, the Oyster Cracker is designed to greatly reduce environmental […]

Book Review: The Healing of America

This book is a must for anyone confused by talk of health care plans. Well, I guess that just about covers everyone. T.R. Reid’s “global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care” is an easy-to-read explanation of the choices that exist and some of the tunnel-visioned, mind-blocked people who will be making them. Reid begins with the sad tale […]

City Council Update

In his weekly review to residents, City Manager Steve Thompson said staff will prepare a report of water flow and fire hydrant placement for a work session review later this spring. The discussions will include  “health issues raised with limited flow through small water lines, the spacing of hydrants during the initial development of the City, and the on-going replacement […]

Donna Fiala’s Coastal Comments

Congratulations to Dr. Fay Biles on winning a Jefferson Award for her outstanding volunteerism! We are so pleased that one of our own Marco Island residents was so honored. If you remember, last year we  had another winner: Shirlee Barcic. It looks as if Marco Island is getting some great recognition. Many people have been asking about the median landscaping […]

Veteran’s Community Park Tree Project

Recently a group of residents met at Mackle Park to discuss applying for available grant monies through the State of Florida to plant trees at Veteran’s Community Park. Carla Mickes explained the various processes and requirements for grant applications as gathered from  Parks and Recreation Director,  Bryan Milk and Leslie Sanford from the City of Marco Island’s Public Utilities Department.       […]

Churches and Houses of Worship

United Church of Marco Island ‘Celebrating God’s Presence, Serving all People’ Reverend Dr. Richard Adair 320 N. Barfield Dr. 239-394-6572 ucmarco@comcast.net Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Church School Adults 9 a.m. Pre-K to Middle School 10 a.m. Nursery provided Wesley United Methodist Church ‘Demonstrating Our Love For God’ Pastor Bill Beebe 350 S. Barfield Dr. 239-394-3734 www.wesleymarco.com Contemporary Sunday Worship 9 […]