Never Say Never Writer Roy Eaton Overcame Challenges to Motivate Others

By Jessica Hernstadt Naples writer Roy Eaton, in his book “Soldier Boy,” describes life’s challenges as “numerous and complex.” Roy writes these words from experience. The first of his many life challenges began upon birth. In the spring of 1946, Roy Eaton was born in New London, Connecticut. A full month premature and weighing around two pounds, Roy’s underdeveloped lungs […]

MIA’s Buzzards Take Big Bite Out of Budget Hard-pressed school pays for lunch

By Barry Gwinn In December, when a volt of turkey vultures started to roost in the Australian pines along Marco Island Academy’s (MIA) eastern border, the students thought it was kind of neat. Then, when the buzzards began congregating on the flat roofs of their classrooms, the kids and staff at the school were puzzled, but not unduly alarmed. MIA […]

Scammers and Scallywags

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Just want to issue a heads up warning to my faithful followers. Apparently, there are some unscrupulous folks who are wandering around Marco and Naples selling jewelry under the pretense of it being real gold. It’s shiny and looks good, but the ring or chain feels a little too lightweight. That’s because it is gold […]

ALERT: Chocolate Lovers

Submitted If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday evening, March 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM, for the second event of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series. This fascinating event will appeal to all chocolate lovers. The presenter for the evening program is Rabbi Deborah Prinz, an expert on chocolate, who travels the world […]

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Tonight, for the first time in a long time, he hadn’t been the odd man out. Tonight he’d been part of a pair. Part of a something.”  If you’re in the mood for laughing, crying, and sighing, then Lauren Layne’s “Someone Like You” is the book for you. This is a contemporary romance novel following […]

W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving

Submitted The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. In a related development, the W-2 scammers are coupling their efforts to steal employee W-2 […]

Two Bedroom Condos Dominate the Market

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com The number of condo sales is up 11% this January over last January. Last week 404 condos were for sale on the island. Two bedroom condos remain the most popular segment of the condo market. Half of these are two bedroom condos. The lowest priced two bedroom condo on the market last week […]

Start Planning Today for Future Care

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about getting organized in the legal and financial areas. So when looking for a program for our Alzheimer’s Association memory loss/caregiver support group on Marco Island, I thought about elder law. As a long-distance caregiver for my mother with Alzheimer’s in the late […]

Not So Newlywed Game Sure to Entertain

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise announced today JW Marriot will host Marco Island’s first “Not So Newlywed” event on March 8, 2017 at 6 PM. The event will be patterned on television’s popular Newlywed Game, but instead of newlywed panelists, the participants will be some of Marco’s best known and “not so newlywed” couples Not So Newlywed […]

National Cancer Prevention Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The month of February is dedicated to National Cancer Prevention, and it was fitting that the American Cancer Society of Marco Island held their annual Imagination Ball on February 4th, which was World Cancer Day. On the topic of prevention, early detection and screening are among the top preventatives you may […]