Marco Island City Council taps interim city manager

By Noelle H. Lowery Monday was a red letter day in the now five-month search for a new city manager for Marco island. The city council selected a new executive search firm — Norcross, GA-based Slavin Management Consultants — and unanimously voted to appoint Marco Island’s Finance Director Guillermo “Gil” Polanco to the position of interim city manager. To help […]

Stargazing in Style

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher It’s been sometime since we discussed the equipment needed for stargazing. You really need very little, but there are some aids which are very useful. First, you need a dim red flashlight to read any charts you bring outside with you. A red light will leave your eyes’ dark adaptation relatively unscathed; just […]


BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust   By Curtis Sittenfeld Random House, 397 pages   Violet and Daisy Shramm are psychic identical twins who live in Saint Louis, Missouri, but dwell in Sisterland, the name the older-by-eight-minutes twin, Violet, gave to the bedroom they shared as children. Her sign “Sisterland – Population 2 – Do NOT Enter Without Permission” that hung on […]

Go Pro(biotic)!

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres How many of you suffer from digestion woes? How about one or more colds per year? What about yeast infections? Do you take medications? How about antibiotics? If you answered yes to any one of these, then you will reap the benefits that probiotics have to offer. If you answered no to all of the above, […]

Survival Guide to Living With Humans

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi & Karina Paape Dear Fellow Felines: I don’t know about you, but I for one am very sad to see the end of summer. I had so much fun at camp, going fishing with a few of my pals, hanging out at the pool and going to the zoo. Speaking of the zoo, I saw […]

Garden Shrimps!!!

PLANT TALK Mike Malloy Shrimp plants are becoming very popular in South Florida gardens. I don’t know if it is because of their colorful bracts with tubular white flowers that seem to explode out of the top and sides, or if it’s that the flowers look like the pink crustaceans so many of us Floridians consume by the pound […]

Why Hasn’t Tennis Broadcasting Improved?

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne Wow. The USA can boast that we have at least 17 million active tennis players; 5.2 million plays at least three times weekly and we continue to grow. Promising, yes. Over a 12-year period (2000-2012) tennis is the clear leader, up 31% according to the Physical Activity Council (PAC), with gymnastics a distant second place. […]

Art at the Marco Island Library

Submitted The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Library branch on Heathwood Drive. Each artist will exhibit for two months. September and October 2013 will feature the works of Marco Island artists Katherine Rinaldo and Mohndera Gezall. Kathleen (KAT) Nimtz Rinaldo has been involved […]

The Everglades Art of Hannah Ineson

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Museum is pleased to host The Everglades Art of Hannah Ineson, watercolor and oil paintings that will be on display from October 1, 2013 through December 28, 2013. A free wine and cheese opening reception, sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society, will be held on Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 5 PM to 7 […]

Citrus Grilled Hot and Sweet Wahoo

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Wahoo are dense and mild fish that are perfect to cook on the grill. We cook them so many ways at home, but so far the guest favorite has been this citrus grilled hot and sweet method. The orange flavor and mildly spicy heat seem to go perfectly on Wahoo! Get out there and […]