Want to save Money? Harness the Sun’s Energy

The amount of energy we receive from the sun is spectacular by any measurement. It’s hard to imagine, but the earth only receives one two-billionth of the sun’s total energy. In a year even this miniscule amount of solar energy represents about 10,000 times the world’s current energy use. Another way to look at it is the amount of energy […]

Undercover Trash

Some reality shows are simply – unreal. All the subjects seems handsome or  pretty and everything seems quite ‘staged’. Now there’s a new reality series about to premier on CBS after the Superbowl on February 7. It’s called Undercover Boss and will show the CEOs of several well-known companies leaving their ivory towers and getting down and dirty with the […]

Marco Magic Eagles Soar

(Video) -The Marco Magic Eagles cheer team was at the Tampa Convention Center Sunday, January 24th to compete in Jamfest 2010 . Jamfest hosts dozens of cheer and dance groups in this area, five of which will be invited to compete in national level events.  Coach Lyndsi Koszo and assistant coach Brittney Scheyder have worked with the children since last […]

The Sands of Time

Marco Island’s beach is the jewel of our community. With approximately 6 miles of beach from Hideaway Beach to Sand Dollar Island to the main (Tigertail Beach Park to Cape Marco) beach, it gives walkers, fishermen, shell collectors, sunset (and sunrise!) gazers, both residents and visitors, so much enjoyment.  The beach has experienced changes, as any barrier island’s shoreline, over […]

Magel Asks for Constituents’ Concerns

It’s a humbling experience to realize that over 3,700 voters (61% of the votes cast) on Marco Island supported my campaign to bring fiscal responsibility to Marco Island.  The easy part was communicating my values and vision during the campaign, and now the hard part begins.  My promise to you is to ask the questions of the City Manager and […]

Councilman Kiester Holds on by Slim Margin

Just before 11 a.m. today, it was announced officially after a manual recount at the office of the Supervisor of elections, that incumbent Ted Forcht did not gain sufficient votes to maintain a seat on the Marco Island City Council. The recount was called because of the narrow margin of winning votes received by the other incumbent, Chuck Kiester. Since […]

Unwelcome Visitor at Executive Airport

Not everyone who lands in Marco Island’s Executive Airport flies in. This PYTHON was captured by the runway this morning.

The Nerve-Wracking Rescue of Kidnapped Heiress Barbara Mackle – Part 2 of 3

Word got out that Robert Mackle’s daughter Barbara, age 20, had been kidnapped in the early morning hours of December 17, 1968. Everyone in Florida and throughout the nation who knew of the Mackles was shocked and paralyzed. Their concern and fear during the early Christmas season of 1968 paralleled the emotions felt 36 years earlier when the Lindbergh baby […]