Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a simple but dangerous man… Part II

“We think the era of utilization of force and pressure in international relations has ended. Today, the will of the people will prevail, as it did in the election in Iran.”  That is what Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran told the reporters after the latest so-called elections in Iran. There was no “will of the people” […]

Breezin’ Through…

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 234 Troop 234 BSA Marco Island Florida camping on Scout Island on the Indian River February 14th and 15th. The troop visited the Sebastian Inlet Maritime Museum and spent a lot of time around the camp fire. Submitted by Donnie Jones.

Federal Government Educates Local Volunteers

On Wednesday, February 23, Bedtime Bundles held the first lecture in its lecture series, Lunch and Learn, at Mackle Park. Speaking at the lecture were representatives from the Migrant Title I Education program, who came to help the Bedtime Bundles volunteers understand more about the children the charity helps. Beginning in 1965, Congress began to act to protect the educational […]

City Bestows Honors

Several organizations and individuals were recognized at the City Council meeting held March 1st Proclamations by the City of Marco Island were presented by Council Chair Rob Popoff to: – The Marco Island Area Associations of Realtors recognizing the week of April 10th as an island-wide Open House week as part of a statewide awareness campaign. –The Greater Marco Island […]

Around and about…

What a gorgeous day we had for the St. Patty’s Day Parade on Marco Island! Our own energetic, dynamic, Kathleen Reynolds was the spark plug that put this event together again this year. Mike Murphy was marvelous as the Grand Marshall of the parade. Father Tim was his effervescent self, and our ever-popular Dick Shanahan was riding right up front […]

The lure of the backwaters

If the fishing conditions of late February were a Perry Mason plot it could aptly be called, “The Case of the Missing Water,” a “who done it” and “where did it go” mystery. This is historically the season of extremely low tides. When the low tides are compounded with the existing northeast winds we have been experiencing, the small creeks, […]

What’s hot what’s not?

A Goldsmith’s Reflections by Richard Alan It was the most interesting holiday season I have ever experienced in my forty years in the jewelry business. There was not a single “must have piece of jewelry” that the industry repeatedly and in an annoyingly redundant manner attempted to sway the masses to purchase for the ultimate holiday “Wow” piece of jewelry. […]

GreenFest Expo at Edison State College

Dr. Kirk Otto of Marco Island is leading the way to more sustainable solutions for our community. He is one of the organizers of GreenFest Expo at Edison State College, Collier Campus. The Saturday March 27 event, located on the college campus just off SR 951 on Lely Cultural Parkway will feature demonstrations by local businesses, government agencies and experts […]

Jeane’s Jaunts – Rookery Bay Rocks!

Surrounding Marco Island, evidence of true unadulterated vistas of southwest Florida exists thanks to those individuals many years ago who had the foresight and made the effort to officially designate these lands for protection. And thanks to those now who spend their time and energy to continue protecting and loving these precious areas. Friends of Fakahatchee, Friends of Rookery Bay […]

Knights of Columbus

On the weekend of Friday, February 19 through Sunday,  February 21, 2010, the members of the San Marco Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council 6344 were posted outside Publix at Marco Island Town Center and at various other business locations throughout the island collecting donations for the Handicapped of Collier County. The Tootsie Roll Drive is an annual event sponsored by […]