Come on guys it’s time to shock the world and go to a team clinic!

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne On a quarterly basis, the area tennis professionals get together to share ideas and offer insights to improve their coaching methods and yearly planning. Each pro has an opportunity to discuss the strengths of their programs and their biggest challenges. Without a doubt, my peers tell me that my club is an anomaly because […]

The Dinner

by Herman Koch Hogarth Books 2012 The Dinner is a feast for anyone with a taste for dark humor and satire. I found it to be a positively enthralling story. It is the type of book hard to describe without giving away too much. When I read it, I had no prior knowledge about it except the blurb I read […]

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“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.” Robert Frost Question: With current market activity, should I review my portfolio? Answer: Yes, let me use an example to illustrate why periodic monitoring is important. Until recently, our home decor was a mix of “contemporary cocker spaniels” and “early grandkids.” The kids are no longer toddlers and the dogs are well past […]


CRUISING LIFE Frances Diebler My last article reported us leaving St Lucia and sailing to the island of Bequia which is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Wow, what a sail we had that day! As long as we were in the lee of the islands, we had little or no wind and a calm sea. We poked […]

Fishing for Snook in the 10,000 Islands

Well, there are so many techniques and ways to catch a Snook that the answer is not all that cut and dry. To really be able to effectively target Snook, you have to know their habits, eating patterns, tides, water temperatures, moon phase, and a few other things. They migrate and move around a lot so you have to know […]

What kind of gemstone is this?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan Another steamy off season day on the rock, and while I’m still trying to recover from six months of a busy season, I’m counting the days until I have returned to the Balearic Island in Mallorca, Spain, a small coastal village called Cala Fornells. My idea of paradise is being perched on a Mediterranean […]

Singer’s Gone, but The Song Lives On

GATOR NATE’S MUSIC NOTES Nate Augustus Men-tor (noun) – “A trusted counselor or guide.  A tutor or coach.* Richard Pierce Havens: January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013. “I start strumming my guitar and the word freedom comes out of my mouth as FREE-dom, FREE-dom, with a rhythm of its own. My foot takes over and drives my guitar […]

When Fledglings Fly

ARTFUL LIFE Tara O’Neill In nature, as in life, it’s always breathtaking when fledglings take flight. The Goodland Arts Alliance, our area’s fledgling cultural non-profit, has just taken its first flight ‘over the bridge’ (that’s island-speak, by the way). For the month of May artist members of the GAA are exhibiting at the Norris Center in Naples. The exhibit […]

Summer: the Time to Gain?

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres or those of you who have been following my fit pregnancy journey, here is a recent update: I am now going to prenatal appointments twice a month and while I was shocked that I had gained five pounds last month, I was in for an even bigger surprise this time! Throughout my journey thus far, […]

ACS at 100 – Time to Finish the Fight

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Lisa Honig One-hundred years ago, the word “cancer” was not spoken, and we lost almost all patients to the disease. Physicians sometimes did not tell their patients they had cancer, and patients often did not tell their friends and families if they had been diagnosed. A group of 15 prominent physicians and business leaders in New […]