Fishing the 10,000 Islands in March

By Capt. Pete Rapps Well the first few days of March indeed brought in some windy days as usual, 18 -25 mph winds can make for some interesting fishing. Since the coldest of the winter months are now behind us, expect to see a warming trend that will warm up our water temperatures from the 60’s into the low-mid 70’s. […]

Kirk Gardener caught this 98 pound black tip shark

Black Tip Sharks are common in Marco Island waters, especially in the mouths of rivers and inlets and in near shore waters – not a typically pelagic shark, but can be found at offshore reefs, using depths to about 100 feet. This species are found worldwide in subtropical and tropical waters, feeding on all types of fish, including bony fish […]

The 11th Annual Elegant Home Tour

By Lisa Smith Wood The Marco Island Women’s Club sponsored the 2011 Elegant Home Tour on Friday, March 4. This year’s tour featured six beautiful residences around the island. The showcased homes encompassed a diverse mix of architectural and interior design styles, color palettes and unique accessories. A sit-down breakfast at the Marco Island Yacht Club kicked off the event, […]

An interview with Kevin Nealon

By Kellie Burns, NBC-2 One of the stars of the Showtime hit series WEEDS and former Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon was at Capt. Brien’s “Off the Hook” Comedy Club recently. NBC 2 News anchor Kellie Burns talked with Kevin about his appearance on Marco Island and his ties to Southwest Florida. What brings you to Southwest Florida? “I’m […]

Meet the mixologist

By Marilyn Honahan Christina Giordano the Master Mixologist and new bar manager at The Dish Restaurant comes from a very varied background. She has lived on Marco Island for the past twenty three years. She started working as a hostess at the now defunct Delaney’s Restaurant which was at that time located at Anglers Cove Condominium. She learned the art […]

Myra Janco Daniels visited Marco

by Lisa Smith The Marco Island Women’s Club held their March meeting at The Marco Island Yacht Club on Wednesday, March 2. The guest speaker at the luncheon was Myra Janco Daniels, founder and long time CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Mrs. Daniels, who announced her impending retirement earlier this year, regaled club members with […]

“The Secret Non-Diet Diet”

By Jeff Popick There’s a secret diet that allows you to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, turkey, bologna and salami sandwiches in any amount you want. Oh yeah … pasta, pizza and ice cream, too. And there’s absolutely no counting of calories or carbs. It’s not only a diet, but in the larger scheme of things it isn’t a […]

Are you a “Marco Old Timer”? FINAL QUIZ! – PART 3

By Craig Woodward This is your last chance to take this professionally and scientifically developed test to see if you are an “Authentic Marco Old Timer” or a simple “Wannabe.” You need to combine your scores on Parts 1 & 2 & Part 3 (below) so you have a total of 75 questions answered, complete the form at the end […]

Baggage, Marco Players

by Jeane Brennan Patti Ziesig, director of the play, Baggage, the final performance for the 2011 season, said, “that this is an experience of community theater at its best.” Ziesig, a participant of Marco Players since the early 1990’s, has seen the theater group grow from performing at O’Shea’s (where Pier 81 is now) to the current theater that is […]

St. Patrick for everyone

By Virginia Carlin Virtually everyone loves St. Patrick, although most people think of him as an Irishman because he spent most of his life in Ireland. The English claim him as their saint because he was born in a town along the western coast of Britain. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin is actually now owned and operated by the Anglican […]