Marco Island Squadron Host SAR/EX

The Marco Island Senior Squadron, FL-376, Civil Air Patrol (MICAP) recently hosted a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAR/EX). This mission was a joint venture including members from the Naples Senior Squadron and the Charlotte County and Sarasota Composite Squadrons, and members of Group 5. In total 23 members actively participated in the many sorties over the Everglades, Port of the […]

Special Olympics Teams up with Tennis Legends

Special Olympics Florida – Collier County has announced its 1st annual “Emilio Sanchez Special Olympics – Legends. Pros. Music” event to be held Thursday evening April 5, 2018, at the Academia Sanchez-Casal (Naples Bath & Tennis Club) from 7-10 PM. Tennis legends, and top star Special Olympics Florida tennis athletes will play, along with a night of upbeat hit music […]

A Mangrove Misunderstanding: Silent Guardians of the Coast

I pull, the mud pulls back. For a brief moment we seem to reach an impasse with neither side willing to budge, but like an older brother, poised and ready to release when you’re at your most vulnerable the mud swiftly releases its grip on my boot sending me headlong into a tangle of mangrove roots. Having grown up with […]

Adventures with the Lions

On a recent weekend, members of the Marco Lions Club participated in a White Cane Day, which means we sat outside local stores to collect money from shoppers for our many charities, all of which are devoted to the blind and visually handicapped. We thank all of you who helped us out. Many funny things occur when these days take […]

Sail & Power Squadron Learns About Red Tide

At the recent monthly meeting of the Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron, America’s Boating Club, about 80 members convened at the Marco Island Yacht Club for dinner and an informative presentation. The guest speaker was Rhonda Watkins, principal environmental specialist for Collier County, who spoke to squadron members about her responsibilities of monitoring and assessing water quality, and in […]

Honor Flights Highlight of Recent DAR Meeting

More than 16 million men and women served in the military during WWII. There are now roughly one million remaining, dying at a rate of 800 per day. So, time is running out to give one last “Thank You” to those who sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms. That’s where Collier County Honor Flight (CCHF) comes in. It’s an […]

New Members Join Calusa Garden Club

At the recent meeting of the Calusa Garden Club, members were proud to induct six new members: Monique Doyle, Tiki Finney, Eva Kubinsky, Sharon Lewis, Kimberly Korb Porter and Jane Robinson. After the business meeting, Club members listened and also participated in a presentation on water lilies given by Danny Cox, Aquatic Plants Director of Naples Botanical Gardens. Cox presented […]

GOODLAND’S SWEETHEART: Residents rally around Carolyn Roth

Carolyn and Richard Roth have lived in Goodland off and on since 1983, splitting their time between Michigan and Florida. They have been married since 1975, a second marriage for both. Carolyn brought four of her own children into the marriage, Richard brought three. They settled in Romeo, Michigan, where Richard owned a funeral home. As blended marriages go, things […]

15th Annual Arts Extravaganza!

Tara O’Neill, award-winning artist, community activist, and devout Floridian, is hosting her 15th annual home-grown art extravaganza, Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, from 1-4 PM, at Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Place, in the historic fishing village of Goodland. This year O’Neill will be joined by nationally-recognized guest artist Popo Flanigan. The two artists’ combined coastal interpretations explore […]

Become a Stress Revolutionary


In previous columns I described stress as a combination of three things: (1) a potential stressor, (2) what your mind tells you about your ability to cope with it and (3) a stress response that kicks in if you feel unable to cope with it. Viewing stress this way is revolutionary and it changes you in the following ways: You […]