PHOTOS: Youngsters party at Y for special Halloween bash
Published 11/2/2010 at 12:37 p.m. 0 comments
Little tykes in costume took over the Greater Marco Family YMCA on Friday night for a festive Halloween mini carnival. About 50 children under 5 and their families filled the YMCA’s gymnasium for music, games, arts and crafts and other ...
PHOTOS: Fresh off Warped Tour, Sheffield Crew plays in Naples
Published 8/5/2010 at 11:49 a.m. 0 comments
Members of Sheffield Crew, a Marco Island-based reggae fusion band, consider themselves a tight-knit group of “little monsters.” At night, they come out to play. On stage, they feed off the crowd’s energy.
Casa Mia Italian Steakhouse and Opera Naples presents “Pasta and Puccini” opera dinner theatre
Published 7/22/2010 at 12:41 p.m. 1 comment
For one night only, Marco Islanders will enjoy one of the year’s cultural highlights, as they dine on seven courses of fine Italian cuisine at Casa Mia Italian Steakhouse, in the Marco Island Lakeside Inn. Starting at 6 p.m. on ...
Red, white and boom: From Naples to Fort Myers, SW Florida is ready to celebrate
Published 6/29/2010 at 10:55 p.m. 0 comments
Fourth of July is just around the corner and many are anticipating the annual City of Naples/Collier County fireworks extravaganza. Residents from all over Southwest Florida come to the Naples coastline to watch the celebration of America’s independence.About 30,000 people ...
Share a glass of wine and beautiful sunset views at Glory of the Grape wine tasting
Published 6/8/2010 at 1:39 p.m. 0 comments
New friends, new flavors, and a new venue make this gala one of Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s nicest events of the year. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Glory of the Grape wine ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Mariachi music and margaritas make Cinco de Mayo Marco Island’s favorite fiesta
Published 5/7/2010 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
One look at the crowds spilling into the streets around any of Marco Island’s Mexican restaurants on Wednesday will tell you how much Americans love Cinco de Mayo. Much bigger in the United States than it ever was in Mexico, ...
PHOTO GALLERY: 40th ‘Stanniversary’: Goodland institution celebrates four decades of fun
Published 4/26/2010 at 2:32 p.m. 0 comments
Halfway down the twisting, mangrove-lined road that separates Goodland from the real world, cars were parked, lining the street on Sunday afternoon. Motorcyles and pedestrians streamed toward Stan’s. Hundreds showed up to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stan’s Idle ...
‘Jukebox’ heroes Foreigner to headline Naples Music Festival
Published 3/16/2010 at 11:08 p.m. 0 comments
For the countless couples who forged love affairs dancing to their 1981 anthem, “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” Foreigner’s arrival in Naples for the Naples Music Festival this Sunday is really the first day of spring. The band will ...
David Copperfield turns into Frankie Valli at the Phil; Harry Connick Jr. coming to Fort Myers
Published 12/17/2009 at 3:23 p.m. 0 comments
The famous magician has pulled out of his two Jan. 21 performances at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. In his place, the Phil is bringing back one of the original boy bands, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
PHOTOS: Christmas Island Style combines tree lighting, talent and tailgating
Published 12/9/2009 at 7:14 a.m. 0 comments
The annual Christmas Island Style Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Celebration brought local talent and tailgaters to Veterans’ Community Park Saturday night.
White and nerdy: Geek Skwad throws down the ’80s jams
Published 10/13/2009 at 11:27 p.m. 0 comments
The Geek Skwad definitely lives up to the term white and nerdy. They are five guys who have one unique sense of style. From their stages names all the way to what they wear.
I'm Stilll Standing: Nearly two decades after ‘Def Comedy Jam,’ Bill Bellamy still works the room
Published 8/6/2009 at 5:15 p.m. 1 comment
Except for the greats, comedians tend to have a short shelf life. Anyone heard from Norm Macdonald lately? But Bill Bellamy has managed to carve out a career that is nearing 20 years long, because he never stopped doing stand-up.
Marco Island rallies for ‘Disco Dave’ as he battles cancer
Updated 10/30/2008 at 3:40 p.m. 1 comment
Dave Bierbrauer, 53, is known to many as Disco Dave for being a disc jockey for countless charitable events on island for more than 25 years. When he’s not helping to raise money he’s often seen holding a golf club ...
Goodland is back in business
Updated 10/14/2008 at 12:58 p.m. 0 comments
Whether coming by boat, luxury car, motorcycle or golf cart, there’s no doubt that people were coming out to play in Goodland this weekend. Tourist season is heating up in Marco Island’s fishing village, which features a skyline untouched by ...
Frank Carroll is a music trailblazer
Published 9/14/2008 at 12:03 a.m. 0 comments
Whether it was Woodstock or Bob Marley that helped shape Frank Carroll, one thing is certain — this self-proclaimed “hippie who never grew up,” just plays the music he feels like playing. Viewing the world though his dark, reggae-tinted sunglasses, ...
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