Goodland Golf Cart Ordinance

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom My anonymous letter writing stalker is at it again! Last edition’s article entitled, “Goodland Remarks,” discussed both positive and negative comments I receive regarding my views of Goodland. It was really an effort to praise our community, especially the kids, but one reader clearly misinterpreted the heart of the article. I clearly made a huge mistake […]

Story With Several Morals

By Monte Lazarus The tale you may be about to read is true. Even the characters, I’m embarrassed to say, are real. This is written as a public service for those of the public who travel by air. My Wonderful Wife and I wrapped up our annual Cultural Fix Week in Canada, after four different plays and musicals at […]

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COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala How many of you know what a Key Club is? It’s the High School version of Kiwanis! We happen to have the largest and dynamic Key Club in all of Collier County, possibly Florida. These young people, all so talented and the picture of future success, held a car wash to raise funds for their […]

Focus on Slavin Management Consultants

By Noelle H. Lowery The Marco Island City Council enlisted a new executive search firm to take the reins in its quest to find and hire a new City Manager. Bob Slavin of Norcross, GA-based Slavin Management Consultants accepted the opportunity at a recent special meeting of the council. “I have a passion for this,” Slavin told city councilors. […]

Comet ISON Update

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher On October 1 Comet ISON breezed by Mars at a safe distance while every space probe on or around the planet with a working camera tried to take its picture. Sometime this month the comet is expected to brighten enough to be come visible to the naked eye, although what its ultimate brightness […]

Is your serving alignment up to par?

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne As long as I can remember, none of my coaches focused on my footwork on the baseline when I was serving. To me, this lack of detail is a little perplexing; a tweak here or a tweak there could alter the serve in a positive direction. Tennis is such a geometric game and the angles […]

Yoga is Universal

Body, Mind And Spirit Dianne Saywell Arriving at the Marco Fitness/Healthy Body studio to teach a Saturday morning class, I see two very tall, very blonde women waiting by the door. I approach their beautiful smiles and notice their age difference and assume that they are mother and daughter. I soon discover that they are visiting from Riga, Latvia and […]

Euro-eye opener

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan It’s nice to be missed. By the time this story is published I will be back on the island and back to the grindstone after spending nearly six weeks on a “working” vacation in Europe. From what I have heard so far I didn’t miss much around these parts. Years ago my friend Tom […]

Curcuma: Tropical Flower or Medical Miracle

PLANT TALK Mike Malloy Curcuma, although tropical in origins, (mostly from Southeast Asia, India and Malaysia) does not like to be in the sun all day. A filtered morning or afternoon sun is best. Like most plants in Southwest Florida, the summer sun is deadly. The plants in the curcuma family are often called gingers but are really Zingiber. […]

You Can’t Take it With You

Ask The CFP® Pract itioner Darcie Guerin “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Question: Would you explain why we must take withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement accounts and discuss the importance of age 59 ½ and 70 ½? Answer: The reason required minimum distributions (RMDs) must be taken from certain tax-deferred […]