Everglades City School: ‘Like a Family’

Growing Up in Everglades City

Not a lot of people can say they graduated high school with seven students in their class. But if you go to Everglades City School you can! Everglades City School is super unique since it is one of the two schools in the state of Florida that is pre-K through 12th grade. The school is not only for the kids […]

Tips for Saltwater Shore Fishing in the 10,000 Islands


First I want to mention that we have been so fortunate to not receive any of the red tide that some of the northern Florida counties have received this summer. The bite is on and it has been one of the best fishing seasons here that we have ever seen. A good angler knows that you don’t always have to […]

Mental Toughness on the Golf Course


If you have played one round of golf, you know how difficult and mentally taxing the game can be. My favorite question from students, “Is the game more mental or physical?” My answer, equally both parts. You might have the most beautiful swing and technique in the world, but if you fold under pressure or struggle to think your way […]

2000-2001, Goodland’s Golden Years An Era of Accomplishment

Goodland Life

The Goodland Civic Association (GCA) has recently experienced 10 solid years of growth and is enjoying a popularity not known since 2000-2001. It was in those two years however, that the GCA achieved the pinnacle of community service and accomplishment, successfully completing or initiating several major projects which were to have a lasting positive effect on our quality of life. […]

Hang In There, Only 60 Days ‘til Stone Crabs are Back

Rumination from the Rock and BeyondRumination from the Rock and Beyond

Last season was a bonanza of stone crab claws, if you chose to partake, and the 2018 season is gearing up to be another prolific harvest. Do you ever wonder what the captains and crew do to gear up for the “season?” Well, it only lasts from October 15 to May 15, so you have to enjoy this delicacy while […]

Construction Zone


If you have been by The Racquet Center recently you have noticed a lot of activity going on, and I don’t necessarily mean people playing tennis and pickleball. The Racquet Center is undergoing renovations. Gary Morton of Mor-Sports and his crew are hard at work, implementing improvements and upgrades at the facility. Mor-Sports built all of the courts at East […]

Kristina Lambros Joins Keller Williams

Kristina Lambros, one of the Marco Island Board of Realtors’ top producers, is returning to Keller Williams Realty in Marco Island. “We’re thrilled to have Kristina join the Keller Williams family,” said Dale Suslick, CEO and team leader of Keller Williams Marco Island. “Kristina has an impressive sales record and outstanding commitment to customer service. Having Kristina join our dynamic […]

There’s More to the Story

Smith is Florida’s Resource Manager of the Year Kathleen Smith, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has been honored with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award for her work at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Wildlife and Environmental Area in southwest Florida over the past six years. The award, […]

Letter to the Editor: Response To NDN Editorial

The Naples Editorial Board again takes the County position despite the facts. Home rule is a principle to embrace, Collier County’s control of Marco Island ambulance service is not. It is not responsive government when the County medical director removes vital life-saving medications from Marco units and ignores our complaints. The Editorial Board neglected to mention the Blue Ribbon Committee […]