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.
Marcophiles: Marco’s water world: From decoy to the real McCoy
Published 2/16/2012 at 4:52 p.m. 0 comments
So are those Canada geese we see enjoying the calm waters of Mackle Park Lake (or pond, as some call it)? Don’t laugh. We hear that some people thought they were alive, real Canada geese that seemed to have found ...
Marcophiles: Internet anguish? Terrified of hi-tech?
Published 2/6/2012 at 1:41 p.m. 1 comment
Welcome to “Your Digital Dude,” a new feature in our Marcophiles and Shop Talk columns, in which we drain the brain of our favorite computer guru, an expert in all things digital, Patrick Junkroski. He has clients on Marco, having ...
Marcophiles: Couple’s daughter helps celebrities, from heroines to horses
Published 1/23/2012 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments
Karen Gardner’s clients seem to love the services she provides to them, from A-list show biz celebrities to some of the most beautiful, rarest creatures among us. Karen, whose parents, David and Anne Gardner, are long-time Marco Islanders, could fill ...
Marcophiles: Islanders check out a candidate for congress here
Published 1/13/2012 at 11:35 a.m. 0 comments
The primary election to choose a Republican candidate to represent our area in the U.S. House of Representatives is heating up, with the entry into the race by 35-year-old Trey Radel. He’s the conservative former radio talk show host and ...
Marcophiles: A lively nature festival helps us humans celebrate wildlife
Published 1/9/2012 at 1:32 p.m. 0 comments
The upcoming Southwest Florida Nature Festival is shaping up to be a celebration of our environment, eye-opening closeup looks at the critters we love to see, a weekend full of fun in nature’s playground and a chance to get a ...
Marcophiles: Why not double our putt, putt pleasure
Published 12/23/2011 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments
Now we know why a lot of miniature golf courses are called “Putt Putt.” With two putts. It’s because sometimes they show up in pairs, at least conceptually, at least on Marco Island.
Marcophiles: Computer Wizard shines light on the iCloud
Published 12/19/2011 at 4:19 p.m. 0 comments
We were talking with Kim Komando on her radio program the other day after trying for several weeks to grasp the concept of the latest sea change in how humans use their computers.
Marcophiles: Prominent comedian and dog lover returns to Marco
Published 12/12/2011 at 12:54 p.m. 0 comments
When nationally known comedian and actor Bob Zany was in Marco two years ago, he and his wife Erin made a contribution to our nifty dog park, Canine Cove. Zany also poked fun at Capt. Brien’s restaurant, home of Zany’s ...
Marcophiles: Our oldest church comes alive for this Christmas season
Published 12/5/2011 at 2:32 p.m. 0 comments
One of our family’s enduring memories of Marco Island in days gone by was the weather-worn, time-tested church building on Bald Eagle Drive. On the front the sign read, at first glance, “Church – God. The word “of” was obscured ...
Marcophiles: An Islander’s thoughts on work and play the Pan Am way
Published 11/28/2011 at 2:26 p.m. 0 comments
The impression we get from talking with several Islanders who formerly worked for Pan Am World Airways is that the TV show set in the glory and glamor days of big league air travel, is light years from real life, ...
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