Succulents in South Florida

Succulents and agaves are water-retaining plants that are well adapted to arid (dry), hot, sunny locations with poor soil conditions. This is because they store water in their leaves, stems or roots and require little or no water. The interest in these plants has been on the rise in the past few years as the cost of water for irrigation […]

Marco Writers Welcome Karna Small Bodman

Submitted by Elinor Stanton The Marco Island Writers Group held its first 2013 meeting on January 9, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Chairperson Joanne Tailele opened the meeting with an inspirational quote by Debby Millman and followed with several announcements. The group continues to grow as four new members and two guests introduced themselves. The planning committee […]

Zero Dark Thirty

By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net The beginning of “Zero Dark Thirty” is controversial and unsettling. Shortly after the first scene at the World Trade Center, the site changes. A CIA operative has an Al-Qaeda member in a dank dungeon – a “black site” – somewhere in Pakistan. It’s 2003. What makes the scene disturbing is the sequence of torture that takes […]

Boat Parade Celebrates Broadway

When I first moved to Florida, I met a woman named Louise. She lived in the condo I worked at on Marco Island; she was my first friend. Louise was 78 and lived alone. She complained about stomach pain and the next thing we knew, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Avow Hospice came to her condo and took care […]