Posture: another important fundamental

By Lou Thibeault Your posture or the angle of your body at the address position will probably determine at what position the club face will be in when it contacts the ball. When you watch a player address the ball, you already have an idea that they are in either a good or bad position to make a good swing. […]

Tennis professionals Minarich & St. John honored in Collier County

By Doug Browne Last week, Pelican Marsh tennis director, Pete Minarich was honored as the 2010 Collier County USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) Professional of the year and will officially receive his award at the Florida state convention in Port St. Lucie next month. One of the many reasons, Minarich was sited for this prestigious award was his relentless […]

Habitat Home Store, a little of everything

By Joan Kelly The Habitat Home Store is located next to the Habitat office building on Tamiami Trail. They sell a little bit of everything, all up scale products. You can furnish your home and donate to charity at the same time. Exclusions are clothing and mattresses. Kayla Bratager, the new Assistant Manager, took me on a tour of the […]

Odds and Bobs

By Vickie Kelber The title of this column comes from a British ex pat we know who has lived in Venice for 30 years. She visited the city as an 18 year old, fell in love with both the city and a charming Venetian, married and settled in. She uses the expression, “odds and bobs”, which is a British version […]

Project H.U.G.S.

By Donna Fiala Suicide is a very difficult subject to write about – especially when it affects someone you know, and many times it does – but so often people who have suffered such a terrible loss do not know where to turn. A friend of mine lost her mother recently to suicide and the grief was overwhelming. No matter […]

You can take the cop out of New York City…

By Danielle Dodder “No one has tried to kill me since 1997. I’m happy.” So speaks Ed D’Alessandro, former NYPD emergency services officer and current patrol officer for the Marco police department. The effusive D’Alessandro adds “Most people don’t spend their career picking locks and blowing things up.” Most people don’t spend 12 years in the unit New York policemen call […]

First Nest Fest deemed high flying success

Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation (MESF) welcomed 150 people into the Art League recently for their first Annual Nest Fest event. A wine and cheese reception kicked off the event providing members an opportunity for congenial conversation. An introduction and welcome by one of the original founding members, Linda Turner, started the formal portion of the event. Linda turned the mike […]