The Gulf Coast Looking East… Far East

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com Introducing Florasian cuisine to Marco Island. Marco Island’s Mango’s Dockside Bistro is soon jumping on the Orient express by combining Asian exotics with locally grown food items – grouper, mahi, crab, lobster, tomatoes, bananas, hearts of palm and mangoes. Providing a menu that is perfect in freshness, texture, taste, and presentation. Our all natural ingredients, […]

The Ancient Water-Bearer

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net In ancient Greek mythology Aquarius was the cup or water-bearer to the gods. He was a male lover to Zeus, (one of several) and was rewarded with both a place on Mount Olympus and in the sky. It’s not a bright constellation, yet it is not particularly difficult to pick out in the […]

KARMA

Body, Mind And Spirit Dianne Saywell yogadi77@aol.com LAW OF KARMA – every action causes INFINITE effects.   Picking up the can on the beach that everyone glances at and passes over; holding the door for a few seconds longer for the elderly woman; listening to a neighbor talk about his new pacemaker when you have bags of groceries after a […]

SW Florida tennis pros dominate

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com As I prepared to leave Marco Island for our summer on the Vineyard, I received a phone call from good friend, Scott Smith, former Floridian and currently a Vineyard Haven resident, who asked me if son, Matt, would be available for an exhibition match against former ATP Tour star, Ryler Deheart on July 25th. Naturally, […]

Welcome to the World Elijah Manjarres

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres Crystal@PinkIslandFitness.com This is is part two of my labor and delivery story; I last left off with my body getting ready to push… My body wants to push, the only problem is that no amount of pushing yields any results. I can feel my energy flagging due to extreme nausea from the pain. I could only manage […]

High Heat Hot Colors

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Whew! It’s hot and so is the demand for colored gemstones, pendants, earrings and rings sporting deep purple or pastel green amethysts with dabs of electric blue or bright yellow topaz to mix or match bold colors. I have made pieces with a rainbow of colors in just a single pair of earrings and […]

The Power of Dividend Stocks

Ask The CFP® Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine, 335 – 430 AD Question: What are dividend-paying stocks? Answer: Most investors look for two things from investments; growth of principal and/or income. A dividend is income because it is a return of surplus to stockholders. Dividends occur when a company’s board of directors decides to […]

Chasin’ Tail Florida-Style

PROTECTING &PRESERVING Nancy Richie NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com In my household, sometimes I wonder if the refrigerator calendar of the Julian twelve months is really necessary as we mark our year by seasons – not fall, winter, spring and summer – but by stone crab, sailfish, mahi, grouper, scallops and lobster seasons. That’s just the oceanic seasons for my daughters and me; my […]

Deadly News

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com By Don Farmer with Chris Curle 309 pages, Publisher Page, 2013 Atlanta is hosting the Olympics for the second time. One week before opening day, the planning committee is meeting at the Global News Service boardroom. Each of the 18 people present is assessing his or her readiness for the event. The mayor proudly shares his […]

Judging a House by its Cover

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com In Goodland, we like to paint, adorn and decorate our homes. We choose homes here for a reason – the “Old Florida Feel” of living in cottages that were built in the 1920’s and the sense of friendship, camaraderie and individuality. My dad calls it, “living on a commune.” But it’s nothing like that. We’re […]