Steve Stefanides talks about Police Chief Al Schettino and his integrity,
More Straight Talk
Was justice served in the Niblock case Steve Stefanides asks in his column More Straight Talk.
Steve Stefanides talks about recovering from a recent surgery in beautiful Marco Island.
Over the last several years you’ve given me the privilege to talk to you about a number of subjects in this column. It’s called More Straight Talk, because that is exactly what it is meant to be. I really don’t try to sell you anything here, but instead just offer my honest and open comments about whatever seems to interest […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve had the privilege to own here in Collier County for over 30 years now. Collier is as much part of my home as is Marco Island. I’m proud of this area, not only because of the sunshine and comfortable temperatures, but for the wonderful planning that has gone on by government and institutions which make up this small portion […]
As I sit here today, I ponder about the changes we’ve seen in the last 50 years which occurred during the year 1969. Many of those changes we couldn’t even have imagined, or only have been dreamed about when I was 19 years of age. It was in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy challenged our nation to put a […]
It’s still a little strange to realize that Christmas is quickly approaching for most of us that grew up in a climate that was not as “friendly” as it is here in Southwest Florida. As many of you know, I’ve had the privilege of being the Chairman of Christmas Island Style for the last 14 years. I’ve had the wonderful […]
Last week, two people who have had a profound impact on my life left us after living lives that should be an example to us all. Both came from what we commonly call the era of the “Greatest Generation.” That generation has helped to define who we are as a nation, and both individuals have left defining imprints on the […]