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  • Marcophiles: More gifts that missed the mark Published 12/24/2013 at 1:01 p.m. 0 comments

    As you may recall, we recently have been sharing with our readers some compelling tales of people getting what they considered to be horrible gifts, Christmas and otherwise. With that as prologue, let us say that if we still are ...

  • Marcophiles: Marco Movies – A hot ticket for 20 years Published 12/13/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment

    Nick Campo says changes in the movie industry, have been "pretty spectacular" since he opened Marco Movies 20 years ago. We asked Nick to look back and look ahead at the Marco Movies and movies in general as he celebrates ...

  • Marcophiles: Bring a "Buddy" home for Christmas Published 11/26/2013 at 3:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Recently we asked you and other readers to share the worst or oddest gifts of holidays past. We received some fun responses.

  • Marcophiles: Time flies – So do hats and pants Published 10/31/2013 at 9:20 a.m. 0 comments

    Here we are with Halloween in our rear view mirror, rushing toward Thanksgiving and the December holidays, still bewildered about how fast the past year streaked by. How could that be? Maybe the Mars lander and its follow-up friend Curiosity ...

  • Marcophiles: A cliché a day makes the brain decay Published 10/15/2013 at 8:49 p.m. 1 comment

    I am writing this from my cliché place, a quiet corner where my mind rejects all thoughts that include any words coined, minted, made up, imaginated or otherwise foisted on the English-speaking world since at least the year 2000. Or ...

  • Marcophiles: In Mount Dora, the outdoors is the in place to be Published 10/2/2013 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments

    What if 20 authors traveled from here in Southwest Florida to a small town in northern Florida for a book-selling festival and hardly anybody showed up to buy books? I know the answer to that now and the headline is, ...

  • Marcophiles: Marco Movies – Coming attractions, inside and out Published 9/19/2013 at 10:40 a.m. 1 comment

    A lot of exciting things are in motion at the Marco Movies these days and nights and we don't mean just the motion pictures on the screens. Nick Campo and his team of fast moving men and women are giving ...

  • Marcophiles: Names in the games – Some laughable, some lame Published 9/3/2013 at 11:29 a.m. 0 comments

    With all the important outrages that come our way these tumultuous days, I chuckle at how often I hear or read about people who are furious over this or that team name, as in FSU Seminoles, Immokalee Indians or the ...

  • Marcophiles: Islanders reminisce about their first cars Published 8/20/2013 at 2:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Dave Rice: He says most of the many cars he owned were “weekend cars,” because, “They spent all week being repaired to run on the weekends.” It’s all about priorities for Dave and his life-long affection for cars continues unabated.

  • Marcophiles: My first car Published 8/6/2013 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    Ask people around town to talk about their very first car and probably you'll get answers running from, "Gee, I'm not sure. I think maybe it was a Chevy, a 60 something, not sure," to "It was a red and ...

  • Marcophiles: PMs in the a.m. – A great wakeup call Published 7/23/2013 at 9:52 a.m. 0 comments

    Humans obviously could survive if there were no purple martins on the planet, but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun for us. These critters that sing and soar their way into our neighborhoods and our hearts are smart, brave ...

  • Marcophiles: Marco retailer make's a kid's day, 'rescues' the grandparents Published 7/9/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 0 comments

    What do loving grandparents do when their visiting teenaged grandson loves to fish, especially on Marco Island? Take him fishing? Well, yes, but the grandparents are neophytes whose experience with fish mostly centers around the Paradise Seafood store on

  • Marcophiles: Local commerce flirts with Hertz Published 6/25/2013 at 8:32 p.m. 0 comments

    Now that Southwest Florida is about to become the new headquarters for the Hertz car rental company, people with commercial interests here on Marco Island might be assuming that the economic benefits Hertz brings will never make it all the ...

  • Marcophiles: Cafe de Marco's 'Sandy' helping Hurricane Sandy victims Published 6/12/2013 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments

    Marco Island's "Jersey Girl," Sandy Franchino, wants you at her gourmet evening to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. It's at Cafe de Marco, Wednesday, June 19, when scores of restaurants nationwide will host similar events for the cause. ...

  • Marcophiles: Two CNN 'originals' look at the struggling network at age 33 Published 5/29/2013 at 12:36 p.m. 0 comments

    As the Cable News Network turns 33 years old this Sunday, major news media in America are having less than a stellar year. Gaffs and gaps abounded in coverage of such blockbuster events as the Boston marathon bombings, the house ...

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