Christmas Island Style Casino Night

Get ready to roll the dice on Friday, November 3rd from 6 to 9 PM for the annual Casino Night to benefit Christmas Island Style. This year’s event will be hosted by Steve Garske in his unique storage facility filled with his exotic automobiles, located at 198 S. Barfield Drive. Admission tickets are $45 each and provide $200 in gambling […]

Discovering Marco History


• A U.S. 41 East Corridor Study has begun, with the first well-attended meeting held on October 3rd. The next meeting will be held on November 7th at 6 PM at Eagle Lakes Community Park, across from the RaceTrac gas station in front of Hitching Post. Please attend to talk about what we would like this corridor to look like, […]


Pierre Guesnon Per-spic-u-ous Adjective: (Latin: perspicere, to see through) clear in a statement or expression; easily understood. Pro-trep-tic Adjective: intended as instructional. Noun: a book, speech, essay, etc., that is protreptic. ger-i-at-rics Noun: The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and problems of old age. ger-on-tol-ogy Noun: the study of the process of aging and old age in […]

Selection of City Manager

I recently had the opportunity to review a one minute and 30 sec. clip from the October 18th special council meeting of the Marco Island city council. The council members were to review the finalist resumes for a city manager. Two members, councilmen Brown and Batte did not participate. One stating he did not have time to review the resume […]

Open Letter to Councilor Jared Grifoni

Councilor Jared Grifoni: You strike me as a bright, young, ambitious lawyer-turned-politician. However, your guest commentary demanding citizen support for replacing the current County’s ambulance service with a similar City-owned service, (COCPN- Support the city’s efforts. 20 October 2017) is worrisome in that you focused more on insinuations and emotion rather than on informative, substantiated pro AND con facts. The […]

Marco Island’s Legislative Priorities

I was the city’s spokesperson when Marco Island requested help with five top priorities from our state legislative delegation – Sen. Passidomo and Reps. Rommel and Donalds. Marco Island was allotted more time than any other group. Our state officials listened carefully and asked excellent questions. Vice Chair Grifoni joined me at the podium to respond to many questions about […]

Travel Amenities Taken For Granted

Over last weekend and on Monday I had the pleasure of driving from the Chicago area and back down to Marco Island. The weather was outstanding and so was the company, driving my friend Janet and the most adorable Miniature Schnauzer (I’m prejudice) I’ve ever had the pleasure to be around. She’ll turn eight this month on October 28th. Because […]

Bringing Mystery and History to Marco Island

Islanders beware, the Marco Mystery and History Tour has returned. Your spooky hostess Martha Hara is back with more ghastly tales from Marco Island’s past. And this time around, she’s done her homework. The tour now offers historic tales that delve into the lives of pirates, treasure hunters, early settlers, ghosts, and even cults. If you’re looking for a frightful […]

Mario’s Under New Management

Mario’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill is back. The restaurant recently reopened with a revamped menu and updated specials. They’re now offering more entertainment, better deals, and longer business hours. The bar and grill is now under the management of longtime restaurateur Al Landers and local CJ Muntwyler. The duo has teamed up to make Mario’s the go-to spot for locals […]

Happy Hour for Hope

The last Happy Hour for Hope 2017 was held at The SpeakEasy. The events are held all year long in an effort to raise the necessary funds for the annual food packaging event for Meals of Hope. Entertainment was provided by Rosetta Stone. Volunteers are needed for the Meals of Hope packaging event on Nov. 4 at MICMS. For more […]