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 ...
Marcophiles: A funky kind of a bird's eye 'Tour of Homes'
Published 5/15/2013 at 3:04 p.m. 0 comments
The next time you attend one of those "Tour of Homes" events we have around here now and then, why not expand your horizons? After a day admiring dramatic dining rooms, killer kitchens and cool pools, take a few hours ...
Marcophiles: Bored by shuffleboard? Want to get sky high?
Published 5/1/2013 at 9:36 a.m. 0 comments
We have learned two good ways to discover that recreational skydiving is very popular these days. One is to Google "skydiving." You'll find 10s of millions of results. A research method closer to home would be to check out the ...
Marcophiles: Old dogs – How old? Staying alive and learning new tricks
Published 4/18/2013 at 12:11 p.m. 0 comments
If you could wave a magic wand at your dog allowing it to answer one question in English, what would be your question? Mine would be, "Hey you big sweetie, good girl, yes you are, yes you are! How old ...
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