Iberia Bank patriotic shred party

By Jane A. Marlowe Iberia Bank conducted its fifth Shred Party for the benefit of the Veterans’ Memorial which will rise a short block away from the Marco Island branch of the bank. Keith Dameron, Vice President and Manager, reported that more than four and one half tons of material were shredded, far exceeding previous shred events on Marco. The […]

Don’t be too stubborn to change your losing game

By Doug Browne Usually your big serve and ferocious forehand does the trick; one stroke sets up the other and before you know it you are in the winner’s circle. But, on this particular day (ask Swedish star Robin Soderling about this as he just lost at Wimbledon in a big upset to a teenage star) your usual strategy has failed. […]

INDEPENDENCE DAY celebration in Everglades City

By Patricia Huff Join us for a fun-filled family day of celebration. After the parade, there will be plenty to do in McLeod Park including a kids’ playground and hot dogs for lunch. For info, phone City Hall at 695-3781. Saturday, July 2 9:30 – Opening Ceremony 10:00 – PARADE 11:00 – Arts & Crafts booths open 11:30 – Kiddies’ Contest […]

There’s gold in them thar drawers!

Richard Alan Would an infusion of found cash be a great way to start your day? It would be like finding a wad of hundred dollar bills in an unused suit jacket or a rarely used purse. Believe it or not, there is treasure in your home only a few paces away. I’m talking about gold or silver scrap, which […]


The Boston Bruins of the NHL just won the Stanley Cup defeating Vancouver 4-3 for their first title in 39 years. The Cup was flown to Martha’s Vineyard and then to the Boathouse Restaurant for viewing. Pictured is Hideaway Beach tennis professional Leslie Browne standing next to the Cup at the Boathouse in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Submitted  


By Monte Lazarus From the opening montage and Sidney Bechet’s accompanying soprano sax you know that you’re in for a paean to Paris. Woody Allen scripted and directed this sweet, sentimental mix of fun and fantasy in which even the unbelievable is completely charming. Young, laid-back screenwriter and aspiring novelist, Gil (Owen Wilson) joins his soon-to-be wife Inez (Rachel McAdams) […]

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

By Diane Bostick Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America Author: Maureen Stanton Published by The Penguin Press, New York 2011. You might think this a strange book that I have chosen to review but with the popularity of the television shows, Antiques Road show (in its fifteenth season), Pawn Queens, Pawn Star and the thousands of flea markets […]


A Speed and Agility Summer camp will be held by the Marco Island Eagles Football Program from July 11-28 Monday – Thursday from 5-7 PM at Mackle Park. This year’s camp will include a professional trainer leading the children ages 7-14 in drills preparing them for the upcoming season. This camp is open to all boys and girls interested in […]

“Real Estate Best Buys” Radio Show

Of course, everyone wants to find real estate best buys. And now you can by tuning in to 98.9 FM every Sunday morning at 10 AM for a brand new radio show aptly called, “Real Estate Best Buys.” Co-hosted by Jeff Popick and Jeff Tumbarello, two leading success stories in real estate today, the show is sure to be entertaining […]

Su’s Garden, a Marco Island treasure

By Joan Kelly Piyun Su is proud of the long history she has with Marco Island. Su’s Garden celebrated 30 years on the island in June. Su’s Garden is located at 537 Bald Eagle Drive with the gold Chinese lions marking the spot. Her regular customers are like family. Many know just what they want to order, sit and relax […]