Valley of the Shadow

by Jane Marlowe Gay Lindquist has many titles: wife, mother, grandmother, nurse, college professor, cancer survivor, author. We met recently in a Naples skilled nursing facility where both our husbands are recovering from serious health crises. Her quiet, devoted concern for her husband impressed me and we began to share a little of our lives with each other. I was […]

Wet Paint Live!

by Tara O’Neill For me there really is nothing like hearing those 3 little words: Wet Paint Live! This is an event that other painters from the area and I look forward to every year – it’s fun and fine art, my friends, with good-deed-doing on top! Wet Paint Live! begins with local artists painting at various outdoor venues and […]

Nassau, Bahamas – A Boater’s Paradise

by Frances Diebler We have had the privilege of visiting Nassau, Bahamas several times. Nassau is on the island of New Providence. Each time was as exciting and fun filled as the last. You should never get tired of visiting this vivacious city which is a combination of a modern city as well as the center of Bahamian culture. Most […]

Safety Awareness Day

It was billed simply as ”Safety Awareness Day,” but those who were at Veterans Park on Saturday, January 8th, can attest that it was an eye-opener. Dozens of government and private organizations were there to demonstrate what they do to prevent disaster, provide response if disaster occurs, and furnish emergency services in disaster aftermath for affected or injured persons. It […]

Senior Living Symposium at Marco Lutheran

By Joan Kelly Seventy nine people attended the Senior Living Symposium at Marco Lutheran on January 7th to learn about life choices from 19 presenters. The program was organized by parish Nurse Gail Cacciola. The emphasis was on making choices early. Keynote speaker Steve Edmonston, MA, a family consultant at Alzheimer’s Support Network, pointed out that people often wait too […]

Vintage Fashion – Timeless Art

by Lisa Wood With a vast array of artistic endeavors to his credit, Marco Island artist Stan Saran views his body of work in several diverse arenas as part of a bigger scope. He revels in the creative process regardless of the medium. “It’s all art,” he says. While many Marco residents know Mr. Saran for his glasswork, few people […]

A Reflection on the Year 2010

by Craig Woodward The year 2010 is now concluded, and as one looks back, it is sad to reflect on the incredible loss of so many of Marco’s leaders, community and business titans. We are closing not only another decade, but also closing a chapter on Marco’s recent history, and it leaves one to wonder if the large void left […]

How the Cancer Alliance of Naples Helps the Community

by Carol Glassman Have you ever wondered exactly how your hard-earned donation dollars are put to work? The Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN) deals with heartbreaking situations almost on a daily basis. This grassroots organization helps cancer patients by assisting them with their everyday expenses so that they can continue with treatments. Sometimes the public hears of these stories but […]

Mobile Mammo

by Dr. Mary Kay Peterson When Breast Cancer Awareness rolled around the corner last October, Radiology Regional Center’s new service, Mobile Mammo, did the same. Mobile Mammo is state of the art digital mammography that eliminates some barriers by making breast healthcare screening faster and more convenient for women. Based on census data, of approximately 204,000 women of the age […]

Real Estate is moving!

by Jim Prange Surprise! Since 2007 sales of homes, lots and condos on Marco Island have increased. By 2010 a recovery had started, as witnessed by the number of closed sales from January through April on Marco Island. Compared to the same months in 2009, they were up dramatically…almost 2 to 1! There was one setback period following the Gulf […]