Congratulations to the Class of 2019

More Straight Talk

For the past thirty days, families have been celebrating the graduation of their children from various levels of our educational system in this country.  I’ve enjoyed watching the evidence of pride on the faces of the many parents and students who are participating in this annual right of passage for the most valuable asset our nation has, our children. We […]

Improvements to Washboard Row on SR 951 Have Begun


A nice gentleman stopped by our table at Ciao Bella on Marco Island to say something so nice, and I just wanted to thank him for being so kind.  My girlfriend Shirlee and I were having dinner and catching up on each other’s lives.  I couldn’t wait for their famous Pork Chop, and it never disappoints. They are just wonderful! […]

Justice For All

As Americans, “justice for all” is a concept we embrace. Yet every year, an estimated five million Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. That number equates to one in every ten older adults. This Saturday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness day, an opportunity for people and organizations to take action to protect older adults. Working together, we […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Marco Island?

Monday, June 3, 2019, City Council voted to approve by a super majority (5-2) to allow a Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marco Island. One of the rationales used to do so, was we have 236 liquor license on the Island. I guess two wrongs make a right. A review of the November 8, 2016 election results for Marco Island are […]

A Marco Island Prayer

A poem about Marco Island by Helga Godfrey.

Summertime Activities and More


Donna Fiala tells readers what’s new in East Naples and Collier County in her column Coastal Comments.

Who Is Your Collier Soil and Water Conservation District?

Guest Commentary

The Collier Soil and Water Conservation District (Collier SWCD) strives to support and coordinate with state and local partners in the education of residents about water conservation and quality issues. Education is a key piece for the solution that protects water quality and ensures environmental conservation and protection for southwest Florida. There are 58 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in […]

Lifeguards Needed

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala tells readers what’s new in East Naples and Collier County in her column Coastal Comments.

Faith, Love, Encouragement and Some Marco Magic

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides talks about the college graduation of a friend’s daughter who overcame obstacles in his column, More Straight Talk.

Help or Hindrance?

Letter to the Editor

In his Letter to the Editor, Russ Colombo offers his opinion on Marco Island Interim City Manager David Harden.

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