Get Motivated!

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres As September rolls ahead full steam and we begin to gear up for another busy season, I can’t help but think of getting back into shape. Yes, as Florence and the Machine say, “the dog days [of summer] are over;” if you’ve slacked off or taken time off to enjoy the laziness of the sandy beaches […]

Let’s Get Ready to Relay!

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Lisa Honig The American Cancer Society of Marco Island is excited to announce that Relay For Life of Marco Island is scheduled for April 12-13, 2014 at Mackle Park. Relay for Life is the single largest fundraising event in the world and we are so proud to be a top ten event in the State of Florida! You […]

Planning for the Next Chapter

“That is the greatest fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.” Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), A Farwell to Arms, 1929   Question: As a woman in my sixties, what should I focus on when planning for my financial well-being? Answer: As we get older, each phase of life tends to last longer. Based on […]

What Matters in the End

Body, Mind And Spirit Dianne Saywell In the end, what matters most is how well did you live? How well did you love? How well did you learn to let go?  – Anonymous How we love to hold on to our stuff! It’s all we know! It’s familiar; we created it; we live it; and there is NO WAY we want […]

Stormy Seas Ahead

BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun A very smart and successful businessman from Turkey who was my classmate at Robert College of Istanbul recently sent me the following paragraph: “A short guide to the Middle East” “Iran is backing Assad. Gulf States are against Assad! Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi of Egypt. But […]


By Monte Lazarus There was a recent report about someone being arrested for possession of 19,000 pills. I know. I know. The pills allegedly contained some very funny stuff. My amusement is about the number of pills. It’s kid stuff. My Wonderful Wife and I consume about 19,000 pills just at breakfast. We have pills for every part of […]

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala Summer is going by so quickly. I’ve spent a little time in Ohio Amish Country and just finished watching a group of Amish men play baseball. These guys are so strong they almost tear the hide off the baseballs. Meanwhile the youngsters, from age 5 to 11, were playing kickball in their bare feet! The little blond […]