Marco, Goodland, Capri, EC & Naples

Civil Air Patrol


The Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Florida Wing, Group 5 recently held an Over-Water Survival in-class and pool session. Twenty-five (25) participants completed the requirements to earn this certification, which includes classroom training, an aircraft egress exercise, an online test, and a practical exercise in a pool. The Marco Island YMCA graciously provided the pool and lifeguard. Instructors, Lt Col Dave […]

March for Our Lives Event Draws Thousands to Naples


Over 3,000 local students, teachers, parents and grandparents took to the streets of downtown Naples as part of the March for Our Lives protest, a national movement advocating for stricter gun control laws. People around the country—and the world—took part in similar marches to express their solidarity with the young activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Last month, a […]

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 […]

IT’S SPRING! Step on Those Cracks and Invite New Growth

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

I used to recite the old rhyme while walking down the sidewalk at my elementary school, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” and would superstitiously avoid the cracks because breaking her back would be heartless and cruel. Plus, I didn’t want to take even the tiniest chance that the rhyme might be true. On the way back from […]


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