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Subtropical Storm Alberto Causes Major Flooding of Goodland Road


Sunday, May 27 dawned gray, rainy, and windy in Goodland, as Tropical Storm Alberto passed by more than 50 miles off shore. It had been gloomy and raining constantly for days. On this day, I estimated the southeasterly wind velocity at 25 mph with gusts of maybe 35 mph. Due to Goodland’s placement on the eastern tip of Marco Island, […]

Don’t Try This at Home | Barry and Nancy Get Hitched

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In May 1981, and at my request, I was transferred from the Phoenix Field Office of the FBI to Philadelphia, more specifically to the State College, Pennsylvania resident agency, a remote three agent mountainous western outpost thought by many, including myself, to be the best assignment in the Bureau. The luster wore off less than two years later, when I […]

iTECH Up Close and Personal – See it to Believe it!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

I feel like a dog with a bone – figuratively of course. One of my last columns (April 27 – May 5) was about all the opportunities for students to pursue vocational careers at both Lorenzo Walker Technical College in Naples and iTECH in Immokalee. I decided to drive out to Immokalee and see for myself if the facility and […]

Cinco de Mayo Comes to Goodland – Again

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With a little help from their friends, Sherri Morrison and Noreen Seegers threw quite a party on Saturday, May 5. Everyone was invited – no cover, no minimum, no charge. Both these gals are movers and shakers in the Goodland community and just happen to live next door to each other. For the past 2 years they have gotten together […]

Make the Wind Your Friend

Coach Wayne’s Corner


Here on Marco, we are blessed with our prevailing tropical breeze/winds. You can almost set your clock to when they begin in the morning and pick up in velocity during the day. While these (usually) gentle breezes can make a hot humid day feel a little more pleasant, they can be quite an issue for pickleball players to have to […]

Where Did All Those Kids Come From?

Goodland Changes Gears

Monday morning March 13th dawned clear and cold in Goodland. The early morning temperatures were to be in the 50’s all week. At 9:00, as happens every Monday, the ladies of Joanie’s’ Juke Box popular exercise class began filing out of the Goodland Community Center into the chilly morning air to return to their homes. Shortly thereafter, a computer repair […]

Who Cares about the Goodland Water Tank? COLLIER COUNTY DOES! Another Reason to Visit Goodland

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On the evening April 9, 2018, Jack Miller was returning from an errand on Marco Island. It’s not often that we venture out at night in Goodland. He was stunned by what he saw as he turned off San Marco Road. The Goodland Water Tank, so recently restored by Bonnie and Kevin Hauke, was now bathed in brilliant light, illuminated […]

Next Happy Hour For Hope at Stan’s


Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold its next “Happy Hour for Hope” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant from 5 to 7 PM. Stan’s is located at 221 Goodland Drive, Goodland, Florida. Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris had a lot of praise for this month’s venue. “The Gobers go out of their way to make […]

Go There! Do That!

APR 1 Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach – 7-8am. Join us for the 30th annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach. Bring your chair or blanket! JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S Collier Blvd. APR 7 Relay for Life of Marco Island – 3-9pm. Cancer survivors and caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life. […]

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 […]


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