The Art of Banking & the Business of Art

As an Artist, I am a huge fan of businesses partnering with the Arts in their communities. No big surprise, eh? But, after all, it’s a mutually benefitting alliance that speaks well of a community as a whole. People want to live, raise children, and visit where the Arts thrive. Local businesses have, at individual levels, the ability to help […]

Boating in Goodland

Can you believe there are three marinas in our tiny Goodland community now? It shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, really, since we are the jumping off point for boating and fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands. Goodland boaters have these great choices: Walker’s Coon Key Marina, Calusa Island Marina, or the new Goodland Boat Park. Jim Walker and […]

Drive to be self-sufficient never ends for most seniors

From earliest life, we struggle to assert our independence—to “do it ourselves”—and that desire and drive to be self-sufficient never ends. Since 1990, Life expectancy nearly doubled and the number of Americans age 65 and older has increased tenfold. The oldest old—people age 85 and older— constitute the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. By 2050, this population—currently about […]

Jupiter rules the sky tonight

Tonight turn your left shoulder towards the North Star Polaris and you will be looking due east. The first thing that you will see–in fact, you can’t miss it–is a very bright, fat star about halfway up to the zenith. This is actually the giant planet Jupiter. Tonight three of its many satellites are visible with binoculars although often four […]

Familiar Faces Join Keller Williams

Keller-Williams is pleased to announce two new teams have joined their company: Pat and Katie Wilkins and Greg and Ellen Henderson. During a recent company luncheon, Pat said he was excited to be with the Keller Williams family and was “lifted” by what he heard and saw at a recent Keller-Williams Mega-Agent Camp. Chris Evensen, Team leader/CEO of the Marco […]

Charter Middle School – cross country team doing well

Recently John Patterson sat down with Roger Raymond, Athletic Director at Charter Middle School for an update on the School’s cross country program. Here is some of their conversation: (Q) How is Charter Middle School cross country doing so far since school started? (A) Cross country is going really well so far. Our eighth grade girls have a lot of […]

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

After vanishing for half a century, bed bugs are back. In the United States, bed bugs were a problem until after World War II. With the widespread use of DDT in the 1940s and 1950s, bed bugs mostly disappeared in the United States. However, they remained prevalent in other regions of the world. What are bed bugs? What do they […]

13th Annual CAMMI Golf Tournament

By Hillary Franks The Community Association Managers of Marco Island (CAMMI) held their 13th annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 16, 2010. The event was hosted at the private golf course, “The Lely Classics,” located in The Lely Golf Resort. Each year, this locally supported Tournament has contributed to the continuing education of active members of the community. It was well […]

“Island Runners” bring indictment in boat theft ring

A federal indictment of twelve people has been unsealed after local, state, and federal agencies pooled resources and worked together for the past two years to investigate a dramatic increase in boat thefts in Southwest Florida. The multi-agency agencies who formed the “Island Runners” Task Force included personnel from Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), […]

Local Business Supports the Scouts

With the help of local businesses like A-Tech Auto, members of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, Pack and Troop 234 on Marco Island, are selling “America’s Favorite Popcorn–Trail’s End” until November 6. They have new and enhanced changes for this year! The Scouts offer 20% more product in environmentally responsible bags, while pricing has remained the same. […]