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.
Shop Talk: Confidence, hard work are hallmarks of Marco’s new restaurants
Published 12/22/2011 at 12:10 p.m. 0 comments
Last week we brought you observations from several restaurateurs about why they opened new places in the face of these tough economic times. Now we focus on others who have moved their establishments to new locations or occupied digs that ...
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.
Shop Talk: The double life of a news guy
Published 12/15/2011 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments
Entertainer Lance Shearer says he believes what he read somewhere that, “you always want to hear the music for the rest of your life which was what you were hearing when you started steaming up car windows.”
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 ...
Shop Talk: Council salutes the Big Flag Campaign
Published 12/8/2011 at 2:12 p.m. 1 comment
Going into the latest Marco City Council meeting, supporters and creators of the Big Flag Campaign were hopeful that the councilors would approve the no-brainer project, to put a huge U.S. flag in the median where the new Jolley Bridge ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: So we’ll never forget the fallen heroes of Vietnam
Published 12/1/2011 at 4:40 p.m. 0 comments
The ever efficient, civic-minded Carole Roberts sends along important information for people visiting The Wall That Heals during its coming Marco visit. You already may know some of this, but it bears repeating, for obvious reasons. And there’s news to ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: Islander wins, ‘It’s like something that happens on Oprah’
Published 10/27/2011 at 3:35 p.m. 0 comments
Several Marco business people have combined talents and facilities to create a complete makeover for a Marco woman everybody involved agrees deserves it. The gift givers are part of a contest dreamed up by Rick Popoff, whose Rick’s Island Salon ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: A bargain of an event at the 'Basket'
Published 10/21/2011 at 9:10 a.m. 0 comments
The Bargain Basket, a fixture on Marco Island for more than 35 years, is having an anniversary party today, Oct. 21, and you’re invited. It’s been a year since the Bargain Basket moved to its bigger, brighter facility at 750 ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: Scouting out a home for Marco’s proposed big flag’
Published 10/13/2011 at 4:06 p.m. 0 comments
The cloudy sky gave way to several bursts of rain last Monday afternoon, but members of the Big Flag Committee were all smiles as they visited the site where they would love to see the flag flying. With them was ...