New County Services

Coastal Comments

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

Letter to the Editor: Energy from Heaven?

Before moving to Marco Island ten years ago, I was a pastor in the DC area. My faith evolved over the years, from “How do I get my soul to heaven?” to “How can I participate in God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven?” Caring for the earth is both joyful and holy work. It begins […]

Can You Think of a Better Place to Recover?

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides talks about recovering from a recent surgery in beautiful Marco Island.

A Great Weekend in Goodland

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala tells readers about the Goodland Art Fair in her column Coastal Comments.

A Fun Time of Year

Coastal Comments

Recently I attended the Lincoln/Reagan Dinner sponsored by the Collier County Republican Executive Committee, and the featured speaker was Chris Christie, the former Governor of New Jersey. Wow, what a speaker he was! He was very friendly and outgoing, throwing in a little humor along the way, spoke with no notes in front of him, never lost the beat, and […]


More Straight Talk

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 […]

Rotary Seeks Sponsors and Donors for Spirit Awards

Letter to the Editor

Dear Friends, On April 7, 2019, the Rotary Club of Marco Island will hold its Annual Spirit Awards Gala at the Bistro Soleil. This Gala is a celebration of those who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Community. The festivities include a lively social hour, a delicious dinner, spectacular Silent Auction and presentation of Spirit Awards. The proceeds from this […]

The Florida Bar

Letter to the Editor

After notification that the complaints referencing Attorneys Gabriel and Grifoni would be closed at this time, I forwarded all the documents with an e-mail to Council stating that fairness dictated this decision be acknowledged. Conscientiously my intent was to appear at the 2/19/19 Council Meeting to enter this outcome into the record. I was surprised to be told of the […]

Renter’s Dilemma

Letter to the Editor

The drive from Chicago to Marco was a long one.  A few days ago, my wife and I arrived in Marco to spend a few weeks in this beautiful island paradise. We both had visions of walks on the beach, an unobstructed view of the sunset and short walks to great restaurants. We looked forward to our HomeAway rental which […]

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 […]

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