The Angels have arrived

PLANT TALK Mike Malloy From late spring until early winter, we are blessed with a dazzling tropical plant known as Angel’s Trumpet or Brugmansia spp. A member of the Solanaceae family and originally native to tropical South America, Angel’s Trumpet has since become naturalized in North America. Its name refers to the giant pendulous flowers that this plant produces. […]

Chamber Notes

Wow, what a year so far! I hope that you all agree it has been a great “season” for most of our businesses and retailers with record numbers of visitors finding their way to our beautiful Island this winter. As we approach our “summer season”, it is expected that our popularity will continue with the coming months being prime “holiday […]

Letters to the Editor

The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and the Island community for their contributions in making our April Pancake Breakfast a huge success. Thank you to Coastal Breeze News, Cocomos, Pyramid AmSan, Marco Eagle and Mutual of Omaha Bank for their support. And a very heartfelt thank you to all of our Fire Fighters […]

Wanna Bet?

By Monte Lazarus This week’s rant is about INSURANCE, legalized gambling in which we bet against our longevity, bodies and minds, homes, cars, art and jewelry, ability to avoid hurting other people or their property, and myriad other things. Consider life insurance. Whether we buy whole life, term or other form, we rely on our knowledge that, so far, […]

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala Hats off to the oldest, er – richest in years, or, ah – most mature………well, whatever you want to call him – Our own John Arceri has just graduated from Ave Maria Law School, and is the oldest student on record in the State of Florida to have ever earned a law degree. Now that’s called perseverance […]

Just a three hour cruise away…

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber We have been to Key West before and we have also taken the Key West Express passenger ferry before; it was my birthday and we thought it would be fun to go to Key West for lunch! It was fun but we both agreed that we should have made plans to stay over for […]