Charter Middle School awards top athletes

Marco Island Charter Middle School student athletic award ceremony was held May 13 at the school gymnasium. The year found MICMS students Conference Champions in more than one category. Boys 7th/8th grade basketball team, coached by Roger Raymond, Michael Radlovacki, and Student Coach Zach Hornsby, were undefeated Conference Champions. Each team member was awarded with a commemorative plaque for the […]

Everglades City perfect for riding your bike around town

Friday, May 21, is Bike-to-Work Day nationwide. Everglades City is only 1.2 square miles around town, 4 miles from Carnestown (Hwy 41) and just 3.5 miles from Chokoloskee. So, for us, it is easy to ride our bicycles to work, the post office, and the grocery store. According to an article in Sierra magazine, bicycles outnumber automobiles almost two to […]

LCEC strings transmission lines over Marco River

Power company LCEC stringing transmission lines over Marco River from a barge on May 19. Photos by Jim Sousa

A weekend trip to Boca Grande

Now that the quick paced winter season has come to a close for the year around Marco Island resident, sometimes a quick get a way is necessary. A change of scene, a new outlook, and a relief of duties and obligations is always appreciated in this busy world of ours. Instead of planning all year for the two or three […]

Third graders learn water safety from the pros

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 95 assist in the Greater Marco Family YMCA Waterwise Safety Program which is conducted regularly at the Aquatic Center. This program is for all 3rd Grade students at Tommie Barfield and Manatee Elementary Schools. Both Coast Guard and Marco Island Fire Department personnel teach water safety and life saving techniques to the kids. TBE […]


Every decade or so, Hollywood is compelled to turn out at least one new version of the English Robin Hood Legend. The first silent film appeared in 1908, and has been followed down through the years by at least 18 English language versions, including classics and non-classics, starring such non-Brits as Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Errol Flynn, Sean Connery, and even […]

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,  New York. Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962 is a turbulent time and place for a friendship between two middle-aged black maids and a young white college graduate aspiring to become a writer. Aibileen and Minny risk it all to help Skeeter write a candid collection of stories of the relationships […]

Eileen Recchia Elected Executive Officer of AAUW

Eileen Recchia of Edgewater Court, Marco Island, was elected an Executive Officer for the American Association of University Women Florida at the State’s Annual Convention held recently in Sarasota, FL. Effective July 1, she will be entering her second two-year term as Director for Development. As Director, Eileen is responsible for implementing AAUW’s Fellowship, Grants and Research Programs; Legal Advocacy […]

As hurricane season 2010 begins – a look back at past storms

It is now 2010, the 50th Anniversary of the infamous Hurricane Donna which, in the fall of 1960, made landfall in Collier County, literally changing overnight the history of Southwest Florida. As we begin to get ready for hurricane season, it is important to examine not only exactly what a hurricane is, but also to review the impact of several […]

Cruising the Aegean

There are two ways to visit the Greek islands. You can do it yourself using ferries, hydrofoils, planes, or chartering a boat. Or, you can take a cruise. After 2 weeks in Nafplio with Untours and a few days in Athens on our own, we chose the convenience of a cruise on a midsize ship with 800 passengers. The various […]