Tuesday, October 19, 2021




by Donna Fiala

This was one of the best Thanksgiving’s my family and I have ever shared. It was all about love, togetherness, support and encouragement. You couldn’t ask for better than that. The food came out great, and afterward we sat and talked for hours………… but not before my kids (I have 5 kids but one was working and one was in Albany for Thanksgiving) and grandkids took all of my Christmas decorations down from the attic and climbed into the trees and up on the roof to put up the twinkling lights which begin the celebration for our holiday – Christmas. This is such a magical time of year for everyone, as each person or family, celebrating their holiday in their own way, all seem to spread good will and peace. I hope it continues this year as it has in years gone by.

I have been told that Prime Outlets is under new ownership and the new owners are planning on improving the appearance and attracting new merchants to the center. I took a ride over there and noticed that ToysR-Us has opened a small outlet there. I’ll keep a check on the mall and let you know when I hear of any new stores coming to the area. We could sure use them!

Lots of festivities coming up over the next couple of weeks including the Marco Island Historical Society Luncheon to be held on 12/7 at the new museum’s Rose Auditorium. Also, the same day is the Art League’s 1st Tuesday Art at 5 Social at the Art League. The Off the Hook Comedy Club has some fun comedy shows planned during December, and our own Kathleen Reynolds’ Daughters of Ireland will present Andy Cooney – A Christmas Show, on Dec. 15th at 6pm at San Marco Catholic Church. There are so many parties and events during December that no one on Marco can ever get bored. There is something for everyone, so enjoy!

On December 19th the Bob Zottola Quartet will be performing for the Jazz in the Garden series at the Naples Botanical Garden from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free. The performances will take place on the water in one of the newest additions: The Water Garden. You won’t want to miss this event. Also, on December 17th the Erich Kunzel Concert Series will present The Bach Ensemble Troubadours at 7pm in the auditorium of Edison State College. Admission is just $10.

What a fantastic place to live! We have something for everyone – continually! Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

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