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 ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: Island Garden Center to fix 'glaring hole'
Published 10/6/2011 at 2:07 p.m. 0 comments
Owner Chris Burt of the Island Garden Center is banking on locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, available six days a week to bring islanders to his newest feature of the center because, “The island doesn’t have anything like this. There’s ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: Marco’s autumn restaurant shuffle
Published 9/29/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 0 comments
As we began preparing this column on Marco restaurants, mostly ones that had been on hiatus and are opening in the next few days, we came across news of some interesting changes in the restaurant landscape. Pincher’s Crab Shack chain ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: Ayasun wins a business award and critiques our business climate
Published 9/22/2011 at 12:23 p.m. 0 comments
As you may know a Marco-based company, Tarik Ayasun’s Taray International Corporation, has won a major award for excellence from the Economic Development Council of Collier County. The firm, a major global supplier to the tire and retread industries, has ...
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 ...
Shop Talk: New digs, new goods and expanded services at Harbor Goldsmith
Published 9/15/2011 at 3:08 p.m. 0 comments
As you may have noticed, Harbor Goldsmith jewelers has moved up Bald Eagle Drive from its former location on Front Street to Island Plaza, near Beall’s, CVS and Richard’s Reef. Richard and Andrea Alan own the Reef and have moved ...
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 ...