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When a Shoe Family Loses Its Footing, They Take New and Bigger Steps

By Staff | February 28, 2019

If you’ve lived in Naples for any length of time, you’ve either heard of, shopped at or seen Snyderman’s Shoes of Naples on Tamiami Trail N., across the parking lot from the Outback Steak House. The owners, Becky and Jim Joyce have a reputation for being generous and helping others, like Laces of Love, a Naples non-profit that turns their […]

Fish Stories… Or Not!

By Staff | February 28, 2019

I absolutely love it when my wife Cathy and I go out for dinner and the folks at a nearby table, or at the bar, are talking loudly about their recent outdoor escapades, especially fishing. A guy might tell his friends that a grouper he caught was just under the legal limit. One beer later that same fish is now […]

What is Efficient Time Management?

By Staff | February 28, 2019

A key component of conquering your stress is learning how to use your time more efficiently. I specifically use the word efficiently instead of productively because I don’t believe that we always need to produce something in order to manage our time to the best of our ability. Efficient use of time is using it to meet your values-based goals […]

15th Annual Kiwanis Car Show

By Staff | February 28, 2019

While DJ Steve Reynolds played “Feel Good” Golden Oldies, car enthusiasts eagerly inspected the glistening array of meticulously maintained automobiles on display at Veterans’ Community Park during the 15th Annual Kiwanis Car Show, offering something for everybody. The 170 vehicles on display were a testament to years of love, devotion, maintenance, and care…and pride in keeping a piece of history […]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Pleased With Selection of Charlette Roman

By Staff | February 21, 2019

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is extremely pleased Governor Ron DeSantis’ selection of Charlette Roman for a seat on the South Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Our staff has had the privilege of working with Roman during her service as a Marco Island Planning Board member, an At-Large Environmental Commissioner on the Collier County Planning Commission, and most recently as […]

No Shortage of Cigarette Butts on Marco’s Beaches

By Staff | February 15, 2019

At Saturday’s beach clean-up sponsored by the Beach and Coastal Resources Advisory Committee, ugly, yucky cigarette butts were the most collected small toxic item littering the beach. For the past year, the Committee has collected and counted their monthly collection of cigarette butts as a form of data collection. In past years, single use plastic drinking straws was on the […]

Marco’s Beach Renourishment

By Staff | February 15, 2019

The beach renourishment project is in progress for Marco’s Central Beach. It will continue from dusk to dawn, Monday through Saturday and will be completed before sea turtle season, which begins April 15th. Nighttime dredging activities may occur, but will be limited to an area along the water’s edge. Approximately 150,000 – 175,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged […]

Council Considers Issues Other Than ALF

By Staff | February 15, 2019

Besides the controversial item concerning reconsideration of a zoning change to allow a modified Continuing Care Residential Facility on property presently owned by Naples Community Hospital, the Marco Island City Council took on a myriad of other business during its February 4 meeting in chambers. Fire/Rescue Personnel Honored Chief Mike Murphy and Deputy Chief David Batiato introduced personnel from the […]

Collier County Hosts Fertilizer Discussions

By Staff | February 15, 2019

Collier County Commissioners met in a rare joint meeting that included elected representatives from both Naples and Marco Island. All three elected boards came together to discuss the issues regarding fertilizer and how best to move forward in a collaborative effort, if possible, on this issue. Last year’s explosion of blue-green algae and the overabundance of red tide has spurned […]

Frederick Douglass’ Passion for Liberty – Why It Matters!

By Staff | February 15, 2019

February is Black History Month and February 2019 marks the 201st anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Although the exact year and date of Douglass’ birth are unknown, later in life he chose to celebrate it as February 14, 1818. Despite receiving no formal education, Douglass wrote and published several autobiographies describing his experiences as a slave, including his […]