6:01: Martin Luther King Jr.'s last 32 hours in Memphis
Published 4/4/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by a sniper. On the 45th anniversary of his death, our sister newspaper The Memphis Commercial Appeal looks at King’s final 32 hours in Memphis.
Marco's Easter dawn service at the beach turns 25
Published 4/1/2013 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island has been setting its alarm clocks early on Easter morning for a quarter century. Sunday morning, thousands thronged the beach behind the Madeira condominium and the Marriott hotel for the 25th Anniversary Easter Sunrise Service, trooping down
Springing into Easter: Kids swarm over Marco Island's Mackle Park for Spring Jubilee
Published 4/1/2013 at 11:24 a.m. 3 comments
Both the "egg roll" and the "roll away the stone" aspects of Easter brought thousands of Marco Islanders out for large scale get-togethers over the weekend. The Easter Bunny went to bat first, with the annual Spring Jubilee "eggs-travaganza" held ...
Marco Island Sunrise Rotary medical mission saves 10 lives in seven days
Published 3/28/2013 at 2:10 p.m. 0 comments
In a week when the world celebrated the coming of spring, a team of doctors and nurses "sewed" seeds of hope into the hearts of 10 Haitian children. During a medical mission last week, parents of children ages two to ...
Gardening: The flowering trees of Marco Island
Published 3/28/2013 at 2:09 p.m. 0 comments
Easter is here and along with it our flora on Marco is providing us with spring color. Unfortunately, this recent cold weather is damaging some of our budding beauties but they should soon recover. In sub-tropical Florida we have shrubs ...
Tom Williams: 'The Bird Watchers and the Briefcase'
Published 3/28/2013 at 2:04 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island and the surrounding mangroves may be one of the best bird watching regions in Southwest Florida, but the old and battered briefcase found by Ian Martin and Stewart Harris of Great Brittan was holding much more than the ...
CHURCH LADY: Good Friday traditions differ, but meaning stays the same
Published 3/27/2013 at 4:32 p.m. 1 comment
Church Lady talks to Marco Island houses of worship.
Shrimpburger in Paradise: Marco Seafood and Music Festival features returns for fifth outing
Published 3/25/2013 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
Everybody got into the act. It took three civic organizations, the Marco Kiwanis plus the Sunrise and Noontime Rotary Clubs, to provide the volunteers and organization for the 2013 Seafood and Music Festival, held on Saturday and Sunday at Veterans' ...
Warm up your spear throwing arm, Calusa Days at Everglades National Park is back
Published 3/21/2013 at 7:30 a.m. 0 comments
Everglades National Park is offering some hands-on history lessons this weekend
Cruising into history – Boat tour to Fakahatchee Island highlights wild past and present
Published 3/21/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Surrounded by our creature comforts, it can be almost unfathomable just how rugged and isolated life was for the pioneers who lived in this area just 100 years ago. There is an excursion boat, though, that can give you a ...
On The Hook: Lost – 'The storm they had predicted was beginning to rumble'
Published 3/20/2013 at 1:59 p.m. 0 comments
As you ease away from the marina, you reach across the console and punch a series of numbers into an illuminated keyboard initiating your global positioning system. The attached computer screen kicks into life and in milliseconds you have exact ...
Review: 'Nano' – Robin Cook comes to Sunshine Booksellers
Published 3/19/2013 at 3:19 p.m. 0 comments
The dedication in Robin Cook's newest book reads, "Nano is dedicated both to the promise nanotechnology brings to medicine and to the hope that any downside will be minimal." So, even before one begins reading this exciting medical thriller, there ...
Marcophiles: 'Surrounded By Thunder' gets Islanders' attention
Published 3/19/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 1 comment
Some people know Darrell Loan as a fall and winter resident of Marco Island, an 83-year old whose body and brain are active and motivated to stay that way. Many people in Iowa know Darrell as a vigorous farmer who ...
Blooming with art – Marco Island Center for the Arts had exhibits all over
Published 3/18/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
Art was all over the place this weekend at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The parking lot held a "Fine Crafts," or fine art and crafts show – "Fine crafts fits on the signs better," said organizer Pam ...
PHOTOS: Dottie's Duck Derby draws hundreds of entrants for Marco Y fundraiser
Published 3/18/2013 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments
Pamplona may have the Running of the Bulls, but Marco Island has the Derby of the Ducks. Once again, Dottie's Duck Derby returned to the pool at the Greater Marco Family YMCA on Saturday, offering Islanders the chance to do ...
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- May 9th 2013 MIA does Shakespeare
- May 6th 2013 GoShots: Talk Derby To Me
- May 3rd 2013 MIAAOR After 5
- Apr 29th 2013 'Miss Dottie' honored
- Apr 22nd 2013 Marco Island Fire/Rescue Pancake…
- Apr 16th 2013 Tour de Marco, 2013
- Apr 16th 2013 Paradise Coast Paddlers Club 8th…
- Apr 16th 2013 Bay Days at Tigertail Beach, 2013
- Apr 16th 2013 Marco Island Relay For Life, 2013
- Apr 8th 2013 Taste of Marco at the Esplanade, 2013
- Apr 8th 2013 Nest Fest, 2013
- Nov 5th 2010 New uniforms for the Lely High School…
- May 27th 2010 Spring football preview: Naples
- Jul 6th 2009 Marco's Fireworks Finale
- Jun 19th 2009 Latin Dancing to Fitness
- May 26th 2009 Taps on Marco
- May 22nd 2009 Island Idols
- Apr 9th 2009 Mazzola on Show
- Apr 9th 2009 Tumblin' Time
- Feb 26th 2009 Cool Shots
- Oct 23rd 2008 Marco Police Arrest Video