Wetland Scientist to Discuss Mangrove Protection

Scientists in Florida have led the world in enhancing understanding of the function and management of mangroves, yet much of their research is overlooked, according to a certified professional wetland scientist based in Tampa. Roy R. “Robin” Lewis III, who has consulted on wetland issues around the world, will present a public lecture on the subject at 7 p.m. Thursday, […]

30th Annual Naples Quilt Show

For our 30th year, we have an extra special show planned in a state-of-the art venue at New Hope Ministries at 7675 Davis Boulevard in Naples. This year, we have several new exhibits, including the Breast Cancer Awareness month display (originally presented by Coastland Center), and a display we’re especially excited to announce: Naples’s own world-renowned artist, Pat Kumicich is presenting a number […]

Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Celebrates Capt Peter Baker’s Life

Marco Island, February 10, 2013 Captain Peter G. Baker, 66, of Naples, FL, formerly of Milford and Bellingham, MA, recently died at the Naples Community Hospital. Approximately 100 of Peter’s many friends and peers joined this day for a “Peter’s Celebration of Life” at the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron headquarters hangar at the Marco Island Executive Airport. […]


Tuesday, March 5, 2013 is the date for the delightful Luncheon and Fashion show to be held at the Island Country Club at 11:30 A.M.  ORCHIDS TO YOU is our theme this year and abundant orchard centerpieces and corsages will add to the presentation of the beautiful fashions provided by Kay’s on the Beach, Patchington’s and Sandpiper Clothiers, as well […]


COLLIER COUNTY – Senator Garrett Richter has agreed to be auctioned off to the highest bidder for lunch!  When asked if he would participate in the fight against cancer, Senator Richter generously offered to be part of the live auction for the 2013 Imagination Ball by hosting a group of 8 people at their favorite restaurant on Marco Island.  We […]

Lennar Homes closed on its completed residence at Runaway Bay

Lennar Homes has closed on its first newly completed residence at Runaway Bay, a single-family home village within the luxury, master-planned residential community of Fiddler’s Creek. Runaway Bay features just 98 home sites, with the namesake Creek to one side and The Creek Golf Course to the other. A selection of spacious three- and four-bedroom floor plans is currently available, each offering […]

Private Keewaydin Club Hosts Party of 200

Over 200 people cruised to Keewaydin Island to attend the Magic Under the Mangroves™ Patron Party celebration on February 10, at the private Keewaydin Club. This year’s Cuban-inspired party is the precursor to the March 7, “Magic” main event, raising funds for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to protect the water, land and wildlife in the region. “Magic” Patrons enjoyed Latino […]

Historical Society Plans 500-Year Celebration

Congratulations Florida! It’s been five hundred years since Ponce de Leon discovered this “Flowery Land,” and the Marco Island Historical Society plans to celebrate this milestone with a party, called Viva La Marco, on March 2nd from 6-10 pm. Mark your calendars and attend. Viva La Marco will be held outside, on the “Mound” of the Marco Island Historical Museum, […]


Mildred Hibbs of Naples was a HOT BALL winner at Monday night Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. She is being congratulated by Dr. Herb Kern. Bingo is being played every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Public is welcome! Joe Varano of Marco was a HOT BALL winner at Monday night Bingo. He is being congratulated […]

The Heavenly Twins

By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net The title does not refer to the Olson twins, but the constellation Gemini is now at its zenith. As it is usually drawn in modern times, the constellation resembles two stick-figures holding hands; it is really quite easy to pick out once you locate Castor and Pollux. Pollux is the brighter of the two stars, […]