Camp Mackle: Week 2 – Brazil

CITY OF MARCO ISLAND Parks and Recreation Department Saudações do Brasil! Or, as we would say in English, “Greetings from Brazil!” This week, the kids at Camp Mackle spent their days exploring the rich culture of Brazil. Throughout the week the campers’ art projects worked to transform the Mackle Park Community Center into a luscious rainforest teeming with tropical birds, hanging […]


The following are excerpts from a white paper Kris Van Lengen, City Planner, provided the CRA Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on June 14 “to serve as a tool for establishing facts related to Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF), so that committee members can better fulfill their intended mission as a committee: the ultimate recommendations as to […]

Everglades City Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day at a family-fun event in historic Everglades City on Saturday, July 3. This small friendly community will have a Patriotic Parade, arts & crafts sale, raffle, contest for best-dressed kiddies, music, and food. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with the opening ceremony. The theme this year is“Honoring Our Local Veterans” and some of them will […]

Marco City Soccer Academy

CITY OF MARCO ISLAND Parks and Recreation Department Marco Island Parks and Recreation have been considering for some time a Marco Island City Soccer Academy to encourage a continuation of advanced soccer training. The aim is to ultimately developing sufficient talent to represent a Marco Island City traveling squad. We hope this will be the ultimate young player’s aim and achievement […]

Top Docs of Southwest Florida 2010

Again this year, Patricia S. Poling, MD and Robert A. Poling, MD have both been selected as one of America’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly’s physician led team of researchers. The physicians are partners in Poling Medical Center in Marco Island, Florida. Castle Connolly’s global database of renowned physicians is updated continuously through the largest independent, peer-review-based evaluation of the […]

“Opening the Windows of Blessing”

Women’s Summer Bible Study at Marco Presbyterian Church All area women are invited to a time of interactive Bible study. The study based on Kay Arthur’s book “Opening the Windows of Blessing” will focus on three minor prophets—Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. The weekly study begins 9 a.m., Friday July 9, in room 10 in the Fellowship Hall of Marco Presbyterian […]

Have you been swindled today?

Many years ago I touched on this subject: Hotel Auctions. It begins with a full page newspaper ad, at a major hotel here or in Naples. Promises of seized jewelry or art to be auctioned off at ridiculously low prices for two days only! (Supposedly procured from drug busts, tax seizures and my favorite, “from the B. Maddoff estate”.) My […]

Revenge of the pelican

In my last column I expressed some very definite opinions about the 1960’s Collier County Art Scene?including some pretty snarky remarks about the over-abundance of sand dune and pelican paintings. I’d like to think I’m the sort of person who, when they’re wrong, say they’re wrong?especially when no less than twenty-three of my own dear readers point it out. Instantly. […]

The beautiful game

I played soccer since the day I could walk and kick a ball all at the same time. We called the game “football” when I was growing up in Istanbul, Turkey. I only learned that the same game was called “soccer” in America when I was twenty years old. That transformation took place when I was offered, and accepted, a full […]

Prevent the crisis: care management choice for caregivers

No matter how much stamina they have, caregivers need a reprieve from providing around-the-clock care. If they suffer from exhaustion or become ill, they can no longer fulfill their promises or responsibilities. I can vividly remember telling my parents that, if anything ever happened to them, I would never place them into a nursing home but would take care of […]