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 ...
Marcophiles: A big talent joins the ‘Big Flag Campaign’
Published 10/3/2011 at 5:26 p.m. 3 comments
The Big Flag Campaign has a leader, a long-time Marco Islander and a veteran of more successful community projects than we can count. He’s Dave Rice, whose island good deeds list includes helping start Christmas Island Style and leading the ...
Marcophiles: How to pay for the big flag – One knowledgeable man’s view
Published 9/29/2011 at 2:23 p.m. 4 comments
In our reporting on the effort to have a huge American Flag installed at the Jolley Bridge, we’re hearing varying ideas on how to pay for it. Should it be a government job or community donations or what? Lee Rubenstein ...
Marcophiles: Vietnam Wall on Marco – A monumental undertaking
Published 9/26/2011 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
We are just beginning to grasp the size, scope, expense and expanse of the visit of the Traveling Vietnam Wall to Marco Island in December. It’s a daunting project. Here are examples of what’s in store for Islanders and the ...
Marcophiles: When a garage door goes down, a U.S. flag goes up
Published 9/22/2011 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments
For homeowner Tony Frazzano, a lot of thought and a lot of detail work went into creation of this garage-door flag even before artist Maggie Campo took on the project. “I’d been thinking about it for a long time,” Tony ...
Marcophiles: A big idea – An ‘addition’ to the new Jolley Bridge
Published 9/19/2011 at 1:21 p.m. 2 comments
Most Marco Islanders we know are proud to be Americans and feel blessed to be living here. We all don’t wave our arms and shout about it much, but there is a palpable atmosphere here, despite occasional outbursts of angst ...
Marcophiles: Christmas is coming early for the Island Players
Published 9/15/2011 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Marco’s newest theater troupe, the Island Players, hopes to become more than a traditional community theater. Sure, the Island Players will be staging plays – the first opens Sept. 30 – but the organization’s founders ...
Marcophiles: Quit smoking or quit the commercials about quitting
Published 9/12/2011 at 2:33 p.m. 0 comments
We have at least two friends whose New Year’s resolutions for 2011 were to quit smoking. If good wishes would help, they both could have had a shot at it. But even at about $6 a pack at a Marco ...
Marcophiles: 9/11 observance is Sunday at Marriott
Published 9/8/2011 at 2:34 p.m. 4 comments
It no doubt will be a bittersweet time at the Marco Island Marriott Resort this Sunday, as Islanders pause to observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. Bitter, of course, because of the carnage, the outrage, the ...
Marcophiles: How much is that doggie in the mall? And ‘Jolley’ good news
Published 9/5/2011 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments
Here’s a reminder that on Thursday, Sept. 15, the Humane Society Naples will open its mall satellite adoption center. It’s a move born of necessity, a move to an otherwise unused space at Coastland Center Mall at 1900 Tamiami Trail ...
Marcophiles: Be a part of something big, right here at home
Published 9/2/2011 at 6:38 p.m. 0 comments
On Sept. 17, you can take a walk on the beach with a million or more other people. They won’t all be here, of course. That would make for a tough day for the attendants at our Residents’ Beach for ...
Marcophiles: Happy (almost) Grandparents Day
Published 8/29/2011 at 4:31 p.m. 0 comments
To all the Gammies, Mammies, Maamaws and PaaPaws out there and to all the other grandparents whose kids’ kids give them funny, endearing names, Happy (almost) Grandparents Day. It is on Sept. 11 this year, a day that will be ...
Marcophiles: Rick's Salon, a hair cutting good deed
Published 8/25/2011 at 12:58 p.m. 0 comments
A lot of school kids on Marco Island went back to classes with fresh haircuts, and many of them got shorn free, thanks to the generosity of Rick and Lisa Popoff at Rick’s Island Salon.
- Mar 21st 2011 Much appreciated: TBE volunteers…