CRUISING LIFE: Frances Diebler Once we were settled in, we wanted to tour the town. I needed to refill my larder and my husband needed to refill his rum supply. I set out with a friend, Marge, from another boat to look for a grocery store. At first I was just stunned that we would be going to a grocery store here. […]

Summer triangle shines

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher We talked about the Summer Triangle consisting of Vega, Altair and Deneb last year, and once again like last year the Moon is washing out all the lesser stars. You may wish to wait a few days until the Moon is out of the way before you go star gazing. The three stars of […]

Goodland’s Dojo Mojo Maker

GOODLAND LIFE By Natalie Strom  It is no secret that Goodland boasts an extremely diverse group of people. Resident karate master, Sensei Nick Lemke is no exception. Like most Floridians, Nick is a transplant to the area, but offers one distinct feature that others cannot likely claim. Although born in Wisconsin, he was conceived in Goodland. His love for the town eventually […]

McEnroe versus McEnroe – big brother or little brother?

READ MY TIPS By Doug Browne Gosh, as long as I can remember, the tennis experts continually debate the plight of USA tennis. Do you remember the 1994 Sports Illustrated article by Sally Jenkins that proclaimed, “Is tennis dying?” Fortunately, the sport of tennis has come a long way since the epitaph was written but Americans are panicking because our current stars […]

Embrace the possibilities

By Pat Holmes The 94th Annual Convention of the Florida Division of the Kiwanis Club met at the Marco Island ç at the end of August. It was the largest convention of its kind with over 900 attendees and guests It filled the Marriott and spilled over to the Hilton. Clubs from all over the state of Florida were represented, […]

September fishing in the 10,000 Islands

FOLLOW THE FISH By Capt. Pete Rapps  Hang in there for just one more month as September will be the last HOT and rainy month of the summer here in the 10,000 islands and the Everglades National Park. The day time air temperatures will average around 92. Water temps will stick around 86. Typical to our warmest summer months, September days get […]

News from the center

ART UNCOVERED By Tara O’Neill Time to check in with our own Marco Island Center for the Arts. You may be accustomed to calling it the Marco Island Art League, but new Executive Director Lynn Holley believes (as do I) that since the recently restructured organization aims to include as many diverse presentations, workshops, exhibits and art forms as possible, that a […]

Alligators in the Everglades

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP By Patricia Huff Living in the Everglades we’re used to seeing alligators in our rivers, canals and back bays. Occasionally, we see them up close and personal. On August 31 one of our special ladies, Margaret Webb, was severely injured by an alligator that attacked her in her front yard. Fortunately, someone saw the attack and […]

Q&A with Simba

ASK SIMBA This column is the opinion of a 3 year old African Grey Parrot named “Simba” who has an extremely high intelligence level. While he does not possess a degree from any college or university, he does have a strong opinion of himself and feels that he is the best candidate to answer the complex questions of today’s discerning pets…and […]

The Chefs Express wins The Superbowl…. with a new location!

CHEF’S TABLE By Chef Anne Feinman  With football season upon us, and the excitement of opening our new restaurant, I recently went looking for creative new recipes. Yes, we will have the football package, and I’ll look forward to watching the faces of our guests, friends and family, when all our creativity and deliciousness meet! The following was inspired by Disney, and […]