Editorial

Many Projects Underway

Coastal Comments

The Republican Executive Committee will be holding their Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Friday, February 15th at 6 PM at the wonderful Naples Hilton Hotel on U. S. 41 N. The really fun part is that the featured speaker will be the past-Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie! The event is always well attended, and we have a lot of people […]

Are We at a Crossroads?

More Straight Talk

I can’t help but wonder at times whether this great nation is at a crossroads regarding where we are headed. The more I read, the more news I listen to, and the more I absorb the words being spoken by our leaders causes me to be truly troubled at times. I’m not so naive as to believe that American Politics […]

A Guardian Angel

Letter to the Editor


On Tuesday, I went out to walk on San Marco Road. The sun was going down and before I knew it, I was walking in the dark. I had on dark pants and jacket. A white pickup truck pulled into a driveway as I was approaching and a young man got out, opened the door of his car and took […]

To Fertilize or NOT to Fertilize

Letter to the Editor


As a Marco resident and having a considerable lawn to maintain, I’ve often wondered about the best time to fertilize my turf. After attending a Board of County Commissioners’ workshop on a “Countrywide Fertilizer Ordinance”, I was a little surprised that there were experts proposing that it’s best to fertilize during the rainy season as well as experts advocating the […]

Remembering Their Courage

More Straight Talk

You would have expected the end of January to be cold in the Northeast, and I was not disappointed on Tuesday, January 28, 1986. I would be traveling that day over to the Albany, New York area on the clear, but blustery morning. I had made good time coming across Route 9 in Southern Vermont, traveling over what they call […]

Community Enjoys Great Local Events

Coastal Comments

Freshly back from the great island of Goodland, I’m still aglow from the fun of a terrific Pancake Breakfast, lots of fellowship, great food shared with a number of people like Beth and Bob, and then a visit to Stan’s Idle Hour to visit Stan’s wonderful son Steve and his sweetheart Trish! And as a huge bonus, we get to […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to City Council


Kudos to the Marco Island City Council for giving everyone involved in the ALF discussion (Petitioner, City Staff, Residents & Council Members) ample time to express themselves at the 1/22 City Council Meeting. As a full-time resident I watched the entire meeting and came away with three key beliefs: The people spoke and the City Council responded by denying the […]

Letter to the Editor: Micro CCRC on Marco


Dear Editor, The Wilhelm Reich, psychoanalyst, quote, “The less he understands something, the more firmly he believes in it,” seems to be true concerning the Micro CCRC being proposed for our island. This is a facility for seniors with independent living apartments, assisted living, and memory care. We are an island of retirees and how wonderful it would be to […]

Need For ALF on Marco

Letter to the Editor


During the debate about the proposed assisted living facility on Marco Island, many aspects of the plan have come under scrutiny by the planning board, the council and the public. While these steps are important, I suggest that the main focus now be on the need for such a facility. As a former caregiver and facilitator of a Marco Island […]

Marco Begins 2019 with First Step Towards Effective Government

Guest Commentary

The hiring of David Harden, a first-rate professional, as Marco Island’s Interim City Manager should be welcome news for Islanders. Effective Marco government may be within reach if Harden’s efforts to stabilize Marco’s city administration and get municipal operations back on track are successful. The selection was made possible by help from the Florida City and County Management Association in […]


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