Everglades Antique Air Aficionados Fly-In

The first commercial airline carried passengers from St. Pete to Tampa in 1941, only 11 years after the Wright Brothers first flew! And, in 1923, the Ta-Miami Air Line started operations between Tampa and Miami, in the same year that construction of the road was begun across the Glades. Air history goes on. In the 1930’s, Opa-Locka was opened as […]


by Donna Fiala The newest Collier County museum has opened at the Naples Depot, this one focusing on transportation. It features trains (naturally), canoes from the past, a swamp buggy from the early days, cars, and airlines. The private ribbon cutting and grand opening was attended by many local dignitaries and officials including the City Manager of Marco Island, Jim […]


Thank you for Community Support, I would like to thank everyone that bought a raffle ticket for Keratin Complex smoothing treatment in support of the Marco Island Kiwanis project giving toys to kids at Christmas. With the $558.00 dollars that was raised through this raffle, 150 toys were purchased at Kmart with a 10% discount. 1st prize winner of the […]

The Hope Ball

Mark your calendars for February 26th! A limited number of seats are available for the Hope Ball benefitting the Marco Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society. This grand event is to be held at The Marco Island Historical Museum. The ball will have a special featured guest, Mr. Nicholas Sparks, the NY Times best-selling author (multiple times)! Mr. Sparks […]

Locks of Love

Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci

by Joan Tailele Copyright by Columbus Rose, LTD, 2010 New York Oliver Stone served his country in Vietnam before he became an assassin for the most powerful country on the planet, and he thought all of that was behind him. A summons from Pennsylvania Ave would bring him out of retirement, but it was not the mission that ended up […]

Understanding more about golf

by Lou Thibeault Creating ball flight Loft and getting the ball to fly high is a result of swinging the club head down and contacting the ball on the downswing. A downward blow creates a backspin which in turn produces lift. The golf club goes in an upward motion on the backswing, reaches the top of the swing and starts […]

Q&A with Simba

This column is the opinion of a 3-year-old African Grey Parrot named “Simba” who has an extremely high intelligence level.  While he does not possess a degree from any college or university, he does have a strong opinion of himself and feels that he is the best candidate to answer the complex questions of today’s discerning pets…and the humans they […]


Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas? Well, if you don’t know, or if you want to know more, about this extraordinary conservationist who lived for 108 year (no, it’s not a typo, she was born in 1890 and died in 1998), here’s a new book that summarizes her life and the issues that concerned her. Recent residents and visitors to south […]