Utilities Advisory Board Meeting

Visit the link below to read this on our website. www.cityofmarcoisland.com/index.aspx?page=84&recordid=196 Utilities Advisory Board Meeting Date: 5/4/2011 9:00 AM Location: City Hall 1st Floor Conference Room 50 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island, Florida 34145 1. Roll Call 2. Approve Agenda 3. Approve Minutes a. March 2, 2011 b. March 8, 2011 4. Public Comment – Items not on the Agenda 5. Cost […]


Collier – The Collier County Health Department cautions residents and visitors that wildfire smoke is a respiratory irritant that can cause scratchy throat or irritated eyes and nose. Smoke can also worsen conditions such as asthma and other chronic respiratory or lung conditions and heart disease. People with lung disease may not be able to breathe as deeply or as […]

Get wired

By Richard Alan The things ladies wear on their necks like most fashions come and go but one style of neckwear has in my opinion never reached its peak. I’m talking about the simple neck wire. But before I elaborate on neck wires I wish to quell the rumors about “my retirement” and selling the business. I have not retired, […]

The meeting of the planets

By Mike P. Usher Today we are going to break with our early evening tradition and check out the sky at 6:00 AM Saturday morning. Yes, it’s early, but the unusual sight in the east is worth it. In the eastern sky, just above the horizon is an unusual grouping of planets. Not one, or two but four planets are […]

Brie and mushroom soup

By Chef Annie Cheese…it’s not just for crackers anymore! One of my favorites, Brie, soft and creamy with such mass appeal. Recently, while making Cream of Mushroom soup, I decided to add a twist to this much loved favorite. I began with two quarts of beef stock, two quarts of sliced mushrooms and 8 ounces of Brie, rind and all. […]

InvaGlover Bight to Cabbage Key and Useppa Island

By Frances Diebler Last week-end after many months of not sailing, as GRENDEL was being updated, painted, new portholes, new dodger, and new cockpit cushions and on and on, we finally got her off the dock and sailed up past Fort Myers into Pine Island Sound. We love to go there as there are several places to stop and enjoy […]

Captain’s Log

By Capt. Carl Kelly One of the more dangerous functions of boating, especially for boats with enclosed cabins and engine compartments, is fueling. Prior to fueling, get all passengers off the boat, extinguish cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, turn off all electrical equipment, and close all hatches and ports. During fueling, keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the edge of […]

Following the Megalops Atlanticus

By Capt. Pete Rapps As this column is titled “Follow the fish”, I am doing just that right now….. I am following the Megalops Atlanticus….. aka “Silver King” or most commonly referred to as TARPON! Each summer giant Tarpon gather in huge schools in different areas around the state of Florida, as they have done for centuries before we even […]

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 […]

May is National Bike Month

By Matt Walthour With Over 25 miles of new bicycle lanes and multi use paths installed all over the island, what a great way to start commuting to work and now it is even a better time to start since May is considered national bike Month. Officially Bike-to-Work Week 2011 is from May 16-20 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May […]