Marcophiles: Mitt Romney What would mom and Ronald Reagan do?
Published 8/24/2012 at 7:56 a.m. 2 comments
[No Paragraph Style]BC BodycopyWe found some old audio cassettes in a closet the other day that turn out to be especially appropriate to hear now, as Republicans are about to gather in Tampa for their nominating convention. On the tape, ...
Marcophiles: Marco Movies has its own digital drama
Published 8/9/2012 at 2:09 p.m. 2 comments
The digital revolution is coming to the Marco Movies. Owner Nick Campo is thrilled with the changeover from the world of 35- millimeter film, but, as he says with a grin, I really had no choice. Last fall, I got ...
Marcophiles: Even cavemen loved a parade
Published 7/26/2012 at 11:33 a.m. 0 comments
Were still about five months away from Marcos two winter holiday parades, one boat, one street, but already some Islanders are preparing for all the activities that comprise the popular Christmas Island Style. Its a lan
Marcophiles: The Maddie crowd goes to London
Published 7/12/2012 at 9:32 a.m. 1 comment
Maddie Richie, a young Marco woman whos a rising senior at the University of Florida, has two big things and a little thing to think about this summer. The big things are a field project in the American west for ...
Marcophiles: Straight from the horse-drawn carriage expert's mouth
Published 6/29/2012 at 8:36 a.m. 2 comments
As Marco Island considers allowing a horse drawn carriage business, we decided to get the perspective of a source as close as we could get to being straight from the horse's mouth. We talked with Charlene Casey, whose 13-year-old enterprise, ...
Marcophiles: Marco stylists' tales from a much-ado-about-hair show
Updated 5/31/2012 at 2:04 p.m. 0 comments
The world of hair the designing men and women who spend their working lives cutting, coloring, styling and pampering other peoples hair is a bizarre combination of drama, dreams, pruning and preening, while expectant cl
Marcophiles: Konrad Meyerhofer: – I came; I saw; I loved it; I stayed
Published 5/17/2012 at 4:31 p.m. 2 comments
That phrase, “I came, I saw, I loved it, I stayed,” is how long-time Marco restaurateur Konrad Meyerhofer remembers events when he first got to Marco Island in 1981. He had left a prestigious job as executive chef at the ...
Marcophiles: Marco’s history, seen through new eyes
Published 5/3/2012 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments
So how do you show off our beautiful island to first-time visitors after you’ve arranged a fine hotel on our great beach, good restaurants and other fun, on and off the water? Now you can show them the history of ...
Marcophiles: From Spanky to digital evildoers
Published 4/19/2012 at 2:02 p.m. 0 comments
Remember when the world of passwords was one of fun, childish intrigue and access to special people, places and things? Passwords used to be crucial to being an elite member of the Little Rascals’ He-Man Woman Haters Club. Life didn’t ...
Marcophiles: On the beach – The do-dos and the don’ts
Published 4/6/2012 at 9:26 a.m. 4 comments
Now that the City of Marco Island will have a team of volunteers to help beachgoers have a good experience there while not intruding on wildlife or other people, we wondered about our knowledge, and yours, on beach dos and ...
Marcophiles: Real radio, really for Marco Island, is now a reality
Published 3/30/2012 at 8:18 a.m. 6 comments
The road to a successful radio station in and for Marco Island is strewn with road kill. Now there’s new hope. Several broadcasters and/or other would-be media mavens have spent and lost a lot of money in a clutch of ...
Marcophiles: Our seafood festival makes some dreams come true
Published 3/22/2012 at 3:51 p.m. 1 comment
If you attend the Marco Island Seafood Festival here this weekend, the beverages may seem colder and the seafood may taste sweeter if you know or know of some of the people whose lives are changed by this annual event.
Marcophiles: You’re going to like this picture and Islander Tom Curtis’ story
Published 3/8/2012 at 4:46 p.m. 0 comments
We’re guessing Islander Tom Curtis’s favorite animal is a particular zebra in Kenya that doesn’t know its image is being seen in all the right places these days.
Marcophiles: Rotary Club recipe book is a laugh riot
Published 3/1/2012 at 2:55 p.m. 0 comments
The funniest new book that focuses on Marco and many of its residents is a cookbook, full of recipes by locals and their friends. It is the Sunrise Rotary Club’s “Marco Island Cooking Secrets, a Collector’s Cook book.”
Marcophiles: Smooth sailing tips for ‘mature’ boaters
Published 2/23/2012 at 3:52 p.m. 0 comments
We qualify as “mature” but we’re not sure we can claim to be boaters. We have no snazzy Sea-Doo, no super sailboat, no sexy Stingray, not even a quaint kayak.
- Mar 21st 2011 Much appreciated: TBE volunteers…