DAR Essay Contest Winners Honored

By Chris Curle Essay awards for middle school students and the details of insignia protocol were the main events at the February 18th meeting of the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Hideaway Beach Club. Three Marco Island Charter Middle School students read their winning submissions to the DAR American History Essay Contest. Zachary DeSerranno, […]

The House of Horrors – Part II

By Carol Glassman “Listen my children and you shall hear,” NOT the midnight story you may be expecting, but the second, hair-pulling installment of ‘Homeowner Beware’ or how not to choose a contractor and why you should trust no one who tells you, “Don’t worry!” Facing possible replacement of a roof, a house full of floor tiles, and a complete kitchen, I awaited the verdict […]

Naomi’s Rogue-Urinating Advice

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi & Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear Fellow Felines: I’m still being a really bad girl. I’ve managed to stay away from the stove after my touch-and-go paw-burning incident of last month, but I’m still peeing in sinks and spraying walls and doors. As “supervisor” over here at For the Love of Cats, Marco’s no-kill cat rescue, […]

Putt to the End Point

GOLF TIPS Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Most golfers warm up for their round, and practice, on the greens by hitting 15-20 foot putts. I have a sense that many do this because they believe this is the best way to determine the speed of the greens that day. Practicing mid-range putts has little benefits. If you miss a 15-20 footer do […]

SURGE U8 Boys Win Shootout

Submitted The I-75 Shootout, held in North Ft. Myers by Lee County Youth Soccer, hosted 50 youth soccer teams from Southwest Florida. SURGE finished 1st among eight other U8 boys’ teams. “It has been a tough few weeks preparing and practicing for the tournament between the cold, wet weather, and the players and myself being out sick. But it all came […]

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Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As a kid, I spent the majority of my spare time outdoors, playing sports. The main sports in those days at school were football, baseball and track. If it rained, you went into the gym and played basketball. If the coach was in a good mood, we got to play dodgeball! When we weren’t […]

Purim Celebration – March 23, 6:30 p.m. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

By Sandra Hechler Purim recounts another chapter in the history of Jewish survival. Long ago and far away in the land of Persia, King Ahashverus had as an advisor a very wicked man named Haman who was scheming to do away with all the Jews in the Kingdom. Haman, however, more than met his match in Mordecai, a very intelligent […]

Roaring Gulch: a Humorous, Tune-Gilled Journey Into the Old West

By Don Manley A colorful spoof centered on the “Code of the Old West” unfolds in song and dance in the Island Theater Company’s production of “The Saga of Roaring Gulch.” The play opened Feb. 25, and runs March 17-20 and March 31 through April 3 at the Rose History Auditorium, located inside the Marco Island History Museum. Written by […]

Young and Old Support ALS Odyssey Walk

By Don Manley Finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS – and supporting those afflicted with the disease and their families is a cause that drew both young and old to Marco Island recently. The reason was the first annual “Cindy’s ALS Odyssey Walk” fundraiser, which benefitted the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Held at Mackle Park, the event […]

Marco Island Real Estate Remains Strong

By Dick Shanahan, President of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® for Marco Island-only properties compare January 2016 activity to January 2015 activity. For all property types, volume sold listings January 2015 was $60,295,000, compared to $45,726,850 in January 2016, a 24.16% decrease. However, median sale price comparison was up 37.20%, […]