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, ...
Marcophiles: On Marco, ‘11/11/11’ begins at 10
Published 10/31/2011 at 2:58 p.m. 0 comments
We got word from Lee Rubenstein that if you want to get the full experience at the dedication of the memorial at Veterans’ Community Park on Nov. 11, you may want to arrive there by 9:45 a.m. or so. “The ...
Marcophiles: Counting down to Veteran’s Memorial dedication
Published 10/24/2011 at 2:27 p.m. 0 comments
Farmer’s Market days will come and go at the city park at 901 Park Avenue. And Christmas tree lightings will continue to brighten the park every December. But one day will stand alone in the history of that park. It’s ...
Marcophiles: State of the art heart center is up and running
Published 10/17/2011 at 3:56 p.m. 0 comments
As I was coming out of the shiny new Naples Heart Institute the other day, after interviewing the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Ron Levine, a couple also leaving the Institute struck up a conversation. They are among the many Marco ...
Marcophiles: More giant steps for the big flag campaign
Published 10/10/2011 at 1:19 p.m. 0 comments
It’s amazing what a difference a fortnight can make in the life of what began as an idea and has rocketed to a real life happening. We refer to the Big Flag Campaign, the project to erect a large American ...
Marcophiles: Marco sports fishermen saddle up for the Redfish Rodeo
Published 10/6/2011 at 1:48 p.m. 0 comments
One very popular fish with sports fishermen and women is being celebrated here in a week-long fun fest October 17-21. It’s the “Redfish Rodeo” appropriately, because the fish of honor, so to speak, is the redfish. Sponsors of the annual ...
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