Marcophiles: Nobody's too cool for this Marco school
Published 4/4/2013 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Academy may be the coolest place in town. From the visionary founder and chairperson, Jane Watt, to the high-octane faculty and staff, this charter public high school apparently is a place where teachers love to teach and ...
Marcophiles: 'Surrounded By Thunder' gets Islanders' attention
Published 3/19/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
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 ...
Marcophiles: A Marcophile and show biz vet directs 'Death Trap'
Published 3/13/2013 at 6:56 p.m. 0 comments
Dave Elliott has more gigs than a frog farm. His Marco Island-related pursuits include a daily talk show on WGUF 98.9 FM, licensed to Marco, his annual hosting of the tree-lighting bash that's part of Christmas Island Style and frequent ...
Marcophiles: Don't assume motorists will look before backing up, says bike tour operator
Published 3/7/2013 at 7:18 a.m. 3 comments
Cyclist Susan Evans, whose Island Bike Tours is increasingly popular here, says she's had few problems with drivers and cyclers trying to share the same space. "We're mostly on the sidewalks and in the bike lanes, so we're very safe. ...
Marcophiles: Nick Campo hoping to bring Oscar films back to Marco Movies
Published 2/20/2013 at 6:57 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Movies owner Nick Campo has lots to be happy about on this Oscar night weekend. Our now digitally enhanced multi-screen cinema has had a flurry of fine films, several of which are nominated for Oscars in the big show ...
Marcophiles: Look out, America, here comes Neal Boortz
Published 2/6/2013 at 2:42 p.m. 0 comments
Naples resident and marcophile Neal Boortz has left the building, literally. Neal, the nationally syndicated radio talk show host based in a beachfront high-rise here, and his wife, Donna, are on the road again.
Marcophiles: Focus on the Family's Jim Daly will speak on Marco
Published 1/24/2013 at 7:31 a.m. 12 comments
When we recently spoke by phone with Jim Daly, president of the international Christian ministry, Focus on the Family, we quickly realized that he has a personal charisma which makes him a great communicator. Daly is the gue
Marcophiles: Plaid madness A pre existing condition
Published 1/10/2013 at 12:40 p.m. 0 comments
As we reflect on the recent holidays, one image leaps forward. Henceforth, whenever we think of December and January, 2012 and 2013, we will thinkof plaid. Everyone in our extended family wore plaid stuff over the holidays.
Marcophiles: Like the happy birthday song, only less interesting
Published 12/26/2012 at 4:40 p.m. 0 comments
Many of you know that some senior living centers invite children and teenagers who take music lessons to entertain residents of those facilities. Especially around this holiday time of year. So when my grandson Cade and othe
Marcophiles: Marco has great gift shopping for good causes
Published 12/13/2012 at 1:45 p.m. 0 comments
Heres a thought for those of us who prefer to do our shopping, including in this holiday season, on Marco Island: Our list of local retailers to visit should include non-profit gift shops The Museum Gift Store, the Art ...
Marcophiles: A friend again from way back when
Published 11/1/2012 at 3:56 p.m. 1 comment
Roger Allen and I didn't need this new-fangled FaceSpace or Tweaker or whatever those instant, constant communication tools are called, to stay in touch. Why, we had dinner just a few months or so ago, while Roger and his wife ...
Marcophiles: Being part of Marco's history - The docent thing to do
Published 10/18/2012 at 1:16 p.m. 0 comments
So your out of town guests and relatives have had fun and sun on our beach. Theyve had music, food and drink at Stans, the Snook Inn, Little Bar and other hot spots. Theyve danced at Marco Polo, reveled at ...
Marcophiles: Maria Elena taking her hair care talents 'International'
Published 10/4/2012 at 1:01 p.m. 2 comments
[No Paragraph Style]BC BodycopyOne of Marco Islands best-known hair care artists is making a major career move. Maria Elena Pujol is closing her hair design salon to take her hard work and talent to join the other experts at the ...
Marcophiles: Adoptable pets An antidote to prickly politics?
Published 9/20/2012 at 12:33 p.m. 0 comments
Apparently a lot of people around here are dealing with the stresses of this boisterous, harsh, contentious political season by following an old saying in politics: ---- If you want a friend, get a dog. Or, we would add, a ...
Marcophiles: Detractors of Fox News claim a big 'cover-up
Published 9/6/2012 at 4:49 p.m. 1 comment
Some leftist media types have uncovered the real reason the Fox News Channel clobbers CNN and MSNBC in popularity. Is it the quality of Fox News anchors and reporters? Nah. Is it OReillys bloviating,