Fighting frustration

By Lou Thibeault Whether you’re standing in the locker room or the golf shop at the end of the day and you ask each player how he played today, the answer is usually the same. Not very well! Everyone wants to play better and more importantly, score lower than they do, but only seldom do they reach their expectations. During […]

Bless those bikes

By Matt Walthour A wonderful idea was mentioned to me a few years ago from friend and fellow cyclist Kyle Bennett. He mentioned that we should do a “blessing of the bikes,” a non-denominational blessing where the locals can gather after season slows down and have their bikes blessed and enjoy some camaraderie with fellow cyclists, and even reflect on […]

Rotator Cuff concerns

By Crystal Manjarres Q. I am worried about tearing my rotator cuff… what can I do to protect it? A. First off, congratulations on being aware of the importance of strong shoulder muscles and being proactive on prevention of injury. Most people overlook/neglect shoulder training to focus on muscles that bother them (like saggy underarms), or muscles that they want […]

It’s a wrap…at the moment

By Gina Sisbarro Bedtime Bundles celebrated its biggest year to date. Why is Karen Saeks, Executive Director and Founder’s stomach all tied up in a happy bundled knot? Could it be that the foundation surpassed its goal of bundles delivered this school season or is it the money raised surpassed every expectation through successful fundraisers, new faces and foundations contributing […]

Excavation on Chokoloskee – Now what’s next?

By Patricia Huff The “buzz” around the Everglades area is the disturbance of the once “intact” Indian mound at the Mamie Street site that developer Florida-Georgia Grove LLP bulldozed while working on the boat basin. This senseless action of destruction has attracted attention from around the state. Bob Carr, Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy in a letter […]

So many styles…so many songs!

Rosetta Stone is breaking onto the music scene in Southwest Florida. This seasoned performer has appeared at most hot spots on the Jersey shore, New York City and everywhere in between. Her versatile style, incomparable energy and ability to mimic other personalities and performers has risen her to fame for the last 3 decades. The list of bands and musicians […]

UNBROKEN: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption

By Diane Hudson Author: Laura Hillenbrand. Published in 2010 by Random House, New York. Many hundreds of books have been written about World War Two. A good many of them have told about life in the German prisoner of war camps, but few have touched on the subject of what it was like to be a prisoner in a Japanese […]

Honoring “Uncle Ernie”

By Chef Bob Aylwin It doesn’t seem like 33 years ago when I worked every morning with my uncle Ernie in a small pastry shop at the The Cape Codder Hotel in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It just doesn’t seem possible. But it was. Uncle Ernie was the second of my mother’s four brothers and had become an accomplished […]

Still Crazy after all these years

By Joan Kelly REMEMBER WHEN you could order a burger and it tasted like meat? Remember the old Florida restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating? Well, Marco Island has its own old Florida restaurant, The Crazy Flamingo. CRAZY’S, as it is fondly called, has exactly the same BASIC menu as it had 22 (WOW!) years ago. Owner Tony left a […]

Mad Hatter mother/daughter tea party

By Amber Prange On Saturday, May 7, 2011 Mackle Park’s Community Center was transformed into a Wonderland straight out of Lewis Carrol’s imagination. Attendees at the City of Marco Island’s 2nd annual Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party found their way by following the white rabbit’s footprints into the large community room adorned with birds, butterflies, paper lanterns, flowers, and clocks. […]