Eagle Cam Live at Marco Island Nature Preserve 

By Maria Lamb

Great news to Marco Islanders! The Live Eagle Camera is ON at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary (MINP). You can now view the eagle’s nest by visiting www.MarcoIslandnaturepreserve.org. The Eagle Cam is looking slightly above the nest and has the ability to pan, tilt and zoom in and out.   The MINP is located at 665 Tigertail Court […]

In Memory of Betty Woollen Dunnuck 

Betty was born on November 6, 1943 in Danville, Virginia and passed away on August 28, 2018 at her cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  She lived life to the fullest and was often called by her nickname, “Betty A Go Go.” The name fit her perfectly.  At age 16 she obtained her private pilots license.  She graduated from the University […]

Rethinking How to Deal With Painful Emotions


In my last column I introduced Rethink as a line of defense against stress. Rethink works by helping you manage the troubling thoughts and painful emotions that are linked to your potential stressors. Remember, what your mind tells you about potential stressors, and your ability to cope with them, determines whether or not they trigger a stress response. In this […]

It’s Going to the Dog…and Cats

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

How often are you invited to a dog’s birthday party? Never? Rarely? All the time?    We attended our first celebration birthday party for Gypsy Sue, a part boxer and part bull mastiff who didn’t look a day over 25 in dog years, but was really turning a whopping six years old, which is 42 dog years. Gypsy Sue is […]

Visitor Experience Enhancement on the Way in Fakahatchee

Stepping Stones

Great and wonderful things are happening in the western Everglades! If you’ve not been to the Big Cypress Bend boardwalk, travelled the trails along Jayne’s Scenic Drive or paddled a canoe among the mangrove trees of the East River then get ready. Changes are on the horizon for visitors and events are happening fast! For many years the Florida Park […]

Operation Finale: The True Tale of Trials and Tribulations


“Operation Finale” takes place in 1960 as Mossad agent Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) is assigned a team and sent to Argentina. Their mission is to locate and apprehend Adolph Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Architect of the Final Solution. Locating and capturing the former Nazi proves to be an arduous task in and of itself, but the stakes are soon raised […]

Meals of Hope Happy Hour at Joey D’s

On Tuesday, September 25 from 5 to 7 PM, Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold a “Happy Hour for Hope” at Joey D’s Italian Restaurant and Bar, 701 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. Joey D’s has already become an institution on Marco, with some of the area’s best Italian specialties, such as pasta, pizza and more. “We had a […]

 Treiser Collins: High Quality Legal Services 

The law firm of Treiser Collins has been involved in the East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) from its inception. The firm offers a wide variety of legal services to both business and individual clients. They are locally owned and operated, with roots in our community dating back to 1981. The firm’s attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants have volunteered their time […]

Condo Budgets, Assessments And Liens


Florida’s legislature realized the importance of assuring the public that buying a condominium is safe in Florida. The first Condominium Act (Act) was adopted by the legislature in 1963 and has been periodically updated and expanded over the ensuing years. Association finances have been given a lot of attention. The Act requires associations adopt a budget annually. The budget is […]

Council and Planners Struggle with Assisted Living 

The Marco Island City Council appears to be at odds with both the city’s planning staff and the community’s planning board. The issue at hand is one that is complex and emotional in nature. It deals with how, if at all, an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) might fit on the island and meet the requirements of the Land Development Code […]