JW Marriott’s Ario Named Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2019


Samples of Wine/Food Pairings for the Wine Enthusiast Award Dinner 2015 Domaine Carneros (CA) – The same flavor profile as Champagne from the Champagne region of France – both are made the same way. Kumamoto Oysters from California | blood orange mignonette, thai chili oil.  Perfect marriage between oysters and bubbles!  Summer in a Bottle Rose (NY) – The wine […]

Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway Helps Kids Achieve Dreams


A child’s dreams shouldn’t be defined by their family’s financial circumstances. Lipman Family Farms opens doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through the Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway, an annual event now in its eighth year that provides free school supplies and other tools of success. Thanks to generous donations and community support, this year’s giveaway, set for August 3 […]

Letter to the Editor: Are Marco’s Beaches Receiving Their Fair Share?


Recently, you published my letter regarding water quality issues at the Tigertail lagoon. Since writing, I have done some follow-up work on County budgets and expenditures, and I believe these figures will be of interest to Marco residents. First, Collier County collects Tourist Development Tax (TDT) dollars from both Naples and Marco Island. In the last three fiscal years (FY […]