Marco Players Present Same Time, Next Year

Submitted Same Time, Next Year a romantic comedy by Bernard Slade ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award. Directed by Richard Joyce, a 50-year theater veteran, Same Time, Next Year plays out the saucy romance and hilarious habits of two people who have an affair each year for 24 years while married to other people! Director Richard Joyce […]

Marco Island Center For The Arts Hosts Marco’s Got Talent

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts confirmed today the Second Annual Marco’s Got Talent will take place on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at 6PM. Marco’s Got Talent is open to youth between 6 and 18 years of age. On December 29, participants will attempt to wow the judges with performances that may include singing, dancing, music and even […]

Kiwanis Club of Marco Island

Submitted On Monday, December 14, 2015, Kathleen Reynolds and Joe Swaja, from the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island, handed over a $1500 check to Dr. Laurie Mearsheimer, Principal of Shadowlawn Elementary, while County Commissioner Donna Fiala looked on. The funding is directed at upgrades to the school’s Media Center, and is given on behalf of fellow Kiwanian Donna Fiala, in […]

Knights of Columbus Bingo Set to Begin

Submitted The San Marco Knights of Columbus 36th Annual Bingo Season opens the first Thursday in January. Grand Knight John Caltabiano hopes it will be another record setting year when the Bingo schedule begins on Thursday January 7, 2016, and runs every Thursday until April 7th, except for March 24th, the Thursday during Easter week. The doors will open at […]

Lady Rays Show Spunk in Three Tough Losses Merideth has another 4 goal game

Submitted The MIA girls soccer team came of age on a December home game against a good First Baptist (FBHS) squad. Abi Merideth scored the game’s first goal dribbling in close from the right and propelling a ground shot into the far left corner of the goal. The score stood at 1-3, FB Baptist at the end of the half. […]

America’s Military Celebrated at Holiday Salute

By Don Manley The service of America’s military service men and women was recognized at the Christmas Island Style Holiday Salute to Veterans. World War II veterans are known as “The Greatest Generation,” noted master of ceremonies Steve Stefanides, who is also the Christmas Island Style chairman. “There’s another “Greatest Generation coming along behind them,” he added, referring to the […]

MIA Boys Soccer Players Compile Some Impressive Statistics

By Barry Gwinn I have been watching the Marco Island Academy boys practice and have introduced myself to some of them and to their coach, Jerry Miller. They are spirited likable young men who like their coach and are working hard. I feel the same. I hope to report on their upcoming games. These guys deserve some attention. Jerry Miller […]

The Tiny Town That Could – And Did!

By Margaret Gust The North Platte Canteen was conceived after a bit of a snafu. On December 17, 1941, friends and families of Company D, Nebraska National Guard, came to the North Platte Depot with Christmas gifts after getting a heads-up that their men were on the next train. The train pulled up, the gift bearers scanned the train car […]

Chamber Christmas After Five

A Meal at Home in Croatia

By Carl and Joan Kelly Our ship docks at Vukovar, Croatia. We 150 tourists flow out of the vessel to be bussed a few miles to Osijek. There we are to enjoy home cooked meals in private homes. This is one of the high points of every Grand Circle trip we have taken. Nearly 20 local families host eight to […]