What’s behind the Stone Wall?

By John Patterson STONEWALLS is one of the newest additions to the Marco Island restaurant line-up. I had the pleasure of meeting the Stonewalls Team – Tom Garousi, Tim Burke and Al Landers….. I asked the team whose idea was it to bring onto Marco a new concept in dining. Their motto sums up the style of their services. Fine […]

Oneir Real Estate

Veteran real estate broker Joe Charde has merged his operation into an innovative new real estate franchise known as Oneir Realty LLC. “Oneir” is Greek for “to dream.” After almost 40 years in the real estate business Charde sees Oneir as a new approach in what has been a difficult and challenging market for the past few years. Charde believes […]

Has the fat lady sung?

By Matt Walthour He beat cancer. What more can a person ask for in his life? You fight the hardest fight of your life and you come out on top, is there more you want? Is there more you can attain? Of course there is, I think it relies in that person’s desire, but from what I have read and […]

The tides are a changin’

By Capt. Pete Rapps The past week has proved some fantastic fishing here in the 10,000 islands and the Everglades National Park.  Although water temperatures have been a little cold ranging in the upper 50’s to low 60’s, our typical winter fish have been biting great when fishing for them on the correct tides. Tides are key when fishing the […]

3v3 Soccer, Ready to play

By Al Wagner Now in its third year, the Marco Island Soccer Club is announcing the start of the 3v3 soccer season. “Surge” soccer (the club’s official team name) is looking for players, both boys and girls, to join the club for the next level of soccer. 3v3 soccer is played on a smaller size field with 3 players per […]

From Class Clown to Acclaimed Comedian

By Marilyn Honahan I recently had the pleasure of attending the Adam Ferrara comedy show at Off the Hook Comedy Club at Captain Brien’s Seafood & Rawbar in the Marco Walk Plaza. I have enjoyed many of the comedy acts there over the past few years, however, this recent show was a standout. Adam Ferrerawas voted class clown in high […]

Are you a “Marco Old Timer”?

By Craig Woodward Hope you did well on Part One! Now take Part Two to pick up points to find out if you are really an “Authentic Old Timer” or just a “Wannabe.” Remember you take the test at your own risk, understanding that it might bring back a flood of nostalgia. If you are Newbie, please take the Quiz […]

Cliff Richey is coming to Hideaway Beach

By Doug Browne “Doug, you know how it is, when I lost my singles match, I just wanted to go home. Believe me, it had nothing to do with Arthur,” Cliff was explaining to me last week when we talked about the good old days in Milwaukee at the United States Clay Court Championships. As the story goes, Cliff had […]

Mom’s simple stuffed shells

by Bob Alewyn Whenever someone tells me about their love affair with food and the kitchen, I can really say “I know what you mean”, after all my passion for the kitchen and food goes back as far as I can remember. Some of my fondest early childhood memories revolve around our modest little kitchen and my busy mother preparing […]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Soiree

Audrey Hepburn had undeniable grace and beauty. The actress was a fashion trendsetter whether she was wearing skinny pants or a little black dress. Her wide brimmed hats, French twist hairdo and cigarette holder are now a part of movie history and indelible in our minds. Ladies attending the Breakfast at Tiffany’s event hosted by the Parks and Rec Department […]


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