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Marco Island hosts top travel wholesalers and cruise lines

An impressive presence of tour operators and cruise lines will come to Marco Island on Tues., February 1st.  The public is invited from 3 – 6 pm on an RSVP basis only. Representatives of Abercrombie & Kent, Avalon Waterways, Cunard Line, Globus Tours, Insight Vacations, Micato Safaris, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, The Yachts of Seabourn, […]

Alaska Inland Passages Cruise Excursions

by Vickie Kelber Alaska cruises are very popular and cruise lines continually add to their list of optional excursions in the various ports. The activity level of these side trips varies from sedate lunches, sightseeing, or seeing a show to more adventurous choices. If you do a little research, you can probably find less expensive excursions than those offered by the […]

Mutual of Omaha Bank Announces New Market President

Mutual of Omaha Bank has appointed Tiffany D. Homuth market president in Marco Island, Fla., the company announced. In this role, Homuth will lead all aspects of the bank’s operations in Marco Island, overseeing a team of experienced bankers as they offer individuals and businesses a full suite of banking services, from mortgage lending and wealth management to business banking […]

Turkish Coffee… Part I

by Tarik Ayasun Ever since the very first day I arrived in America, whenever someone inquired as to where I am from and upon hearing my response; their first reaction has always been “I love Turkish Coffee.” Oddly enough, being an avid tea drinker, I had little experience with Turkish coffee when I lived in Istanbul other than on the […]

Outdoor activities in the Glades

by Patricia Huff The National Park Service will be waiving its entry fees in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend January 15-17. A good time to go to Shark Valley along the Tamiami Trail to take a tram ride or be adventuresome and bicycle around the loop (bikes are available for rent or you can bring your […]

Save the Date!

By Natalie Strom This is one of those articles that you are going to want to cut out and post on your refrigerator. No, it is not one of those supposedly hilarious Cathy Comics that lonely housewives tack up on their fridge. It is, however, a guide to all the upcoming events that Goodland has to offer. Every year, our […]


by Monte Lazarus Unlike the 1969 version of “True Grit” that featured John Wayne playing John Wayne, in the Coen Brothers new version Jeff Bridges IS Rooster Cogburn. This is a splendid tale of the Old West with dialog taken directly from the novel by Charles Portis. The movie is worth paying for just to hear the language! It is […]

Proper care of your fine jewelry, Part I

by Richard Alan Nobody, but nobody, cleans a piece of jewelry like I do. In this column, and the next, I will explain simple instructions for you to get great results at home and help prevent the damage most folks inflict on their precious pieces of jewelry. The simple act of just cleaning jewelry can often cause inconceivable damage to […]

The Dog Star on the Prowl

by Mike P. Usher Tonight Sirius has climbed well into the sky; it’s the brightest star in the sky as well as in its constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog. Canis Major is usually associated with Orion as one of his hunting dogs; it appears to be chasing Lepus the hare. There are quite a few other animals nearby tonight; […]