A New Beginning


It is overwhelming to consider all that has changed in the world since the last time I sat at my kitchen table to pen this column. The world around me has been battered by storm after storm, both literally and figuratively. Global Warming, contentious elections, and even the threat of nuclear war have scrolled across my newsfeed. My own life […]

Halloween is Here at the Magic Kingdom


August was a crazy month for the Florida theme parks and attractions, as it marks the official beginning of the Halloween and haunt season! Halloween announcements dominated the theme park community this month, so let’s get right into it! Universal Orlando Resort An opening-day experience is closing this September at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The “Eighth Voyage of Sinbad” stunt […]

‘West,’ by Carys Davies


“All I can say, Julie, is that they feel very real to me. All I can say is that the only thing in the world I want to do now, is to go out there, into the west, and find them.” “Them” are prehistoric wooly mammoths and the man obsessed with finding them is Cyrus Bellman. So begins “West,” by […]

Change is Good

Coach Wayne’s Corner

There are times in life when you have to make decisions that are emotionally challenging and which require you to choose a new direction. As many of you already know, last year I assumed a full time position as a laser technician with Lenkbar Surgical Solutions, LLC. Lenkbar is providing me an opportunity for advancement within the company, which I […]

Fishing the 10,000 Islands in September


September is one of the warmest months of the summer in Florida, and along with the heat, we also see an increase in the amount of rainfall. The temperatures during the day will typically hover around the 92-degree mark, and the water will stay a warm 84-86 degrees. The rainfall amount, on average, in the 10,000 Islands area is approximately […]

The Mystery Of Probate


The first question many ask while preparing a Will is why does a Will have to go through probate? The answer to that question is a historical journey through the laws we inherited from England. In early England, the King owned all. Around 1,000 A.D., the concept of feudalism was established under the doctrine of tenure. Under tenure, one could […]

Judgment of Ourselves and Others


“Someone else’s opinion of me is none of my business.” ~ Rachel Hollis I’m reading a book called, “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis. Ms. Hollis is a 35-year-old author, entrepreneur, wife and mother of four. Her story is interesting and her ambitions are bold and I’m sure the book is geared more toward a demographic of women younger […]

Part 2: Meet the 2018 Leadership Marco Class

The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Leadership Marco class is comprised of twelve individuals with diverse backgrounds and a multitude of talents. In our last issue readers met six of the students that make up this remarkable class. Enjoy “meeting” the remaining students, business professionals who you may already know as your friends, colleagues and neighbors in our community. […]

Christopher Robin: The Most Heartwarming Movie of 2018


In the 1920s, English author A.A. Milne released a series of short stories about the adventures of a teddy bear named Winnie the Pooh and his woodland friends, but most especially, his human companion Christopher Robin. In 1961, the rights to these characters were sold to Walt Disney Productions, and for better or worse, Disney turned the Winnie the Pooh […]

There’s More To The Story

FWC Law Enforcement Collier Officer Yaxley was on water patrol with Marco Island Police Department Officer Ferris when they came across a commercial vessel operating without hull identification numbers. Upon inspection it was found that the company had been operating two large commercial vessels over 12 tons on the waters of the state for years without inspection or registrations. Officer […]