Everglades Museum shares Stoneman Douglas Legacy

“In the history of the American environmental movement, there have been few more remarkable figures than Marjory Stoneman Douglas.” – The Independent of London From February 19th through the 23rd, Collier County Museums and the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades honored this heroic woman with the annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. Guided swamp, marsh and canoe tours, orchid […]

Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

Please join the Marco Lions on Saturday, March 9th for our 19th annual super-scrumptious pancake breakfast. This takes place at the United Church, 320 North Barfield.  There will be sausages and scrambled eggs and all you can eat pancakes, plus coffee. Find a friendly Lion before that date and get your ticket for just five dollars…six dollars at the door. […]

Fall in Love with “Love Letters”

By Julia Barnett The Island Theater Company’s recent production was such a big hit, they’re having an encore. The show, A. R. Gurney’s Love Letters, stars Kat Gravatt and Walt Willey, and will be returning to the Rose History Auditorium March 14th through March 17th, tickets at $25. Love Letters, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated show, is a story of a 50-year […]

Shredding and Petting

By Julia Barnett IBERIABANK on Marco Island has held nine shred parties to date, each with a different theme. On Saturday, February 23, they held their tenth, the first to include a most beloved kind of family member, pets. Dubbed the Patriotic Pet Shred Party—shredding paper, not pets—the event included pet professionals, a pet parade, and Shred-It professionals to assist […]

Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

The Twenty-fifth Annual Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held on Sunday, March 31, at 7:00 a.m., at the Marriott Marco Beach Resort, 400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island.  Beach access is north of the Marriott Spa and the public access north of the Madeira Condominium. Participating clergy are Marco Presbyterian Church’s Founding Pastor the Rev. […]

Third Bridge to the “Other Side”

Growing up in Istanbul in the 50’s and the 60’s the “other side” meant either the Asian side or the European side of the City depending on which side you lived on. The Bosphorus Straits, a waterway which divides the city into two distinct parts and carries the cold waters of the Black Sea in Northern Turkey towards the warmer […]

Nero Continues to Fiddle while Rome Burns: Part V

Suggested Economic Reforms By Roy Eaton There is no doubt that our immigration policy has been a complete disaster. It is estimated that over the last several decades, between 7 and 20 million immigrants have entered our country illegally, although 10 million is the most widely accepted estimate. Ironically, several of the most vocal among us, who express utter contempt […]

The Visitor

By Monte Lazarus – Bengoshi@comcast.net I recently had an unusual visitor. It just dropped by to see me and, using powers of deduction I developed by reading all of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, I concluded that it was from another planet. The fact that it was green and that it had only three fingers on each hand like a cartoon character […]

Coastal Comments

By Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net What a fun filled month February was! There were so many things to do on Marco Island there was hardly a minute to spare! Coming up is the St.Paddy’s Day Parade at 1PM on Sunday, March 10th. Our wonderful Father Tim will be the Parade’s Grand Marshal. As always, our Irish “princess” Kathleen Reynolds is organizing […]

Shooting Clays for Cancer

The Port of the Islands Gun Club is at it again. For the third year now, the club is prepping for its Annual Charity Sporting Clays Event, dubbed “Shoot Down Kids Cancer.” On Saturday, March 23rd, from 9 AM until 2 PM, the POI Gun Club hopes to break its record of $28,000 raised last year – aiming for $32,000. […]