Mother Nature offers a special tribute for Marco on Memorial Day
Published 5/23/2013 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments
As our American History continues to unfurl there is an inspiring fact that must never be forgotten. It is a reality that should be remembered more than once a year, and it is a privilege to be honored every minute ...
Guest column: $101 million of real estate closed in April on Marco Island
Published 5/16/2013 at 9:48 a.m. 0 comments
MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors for Marco Island only properties compares April 2013 with April 2012 activity. Here is a recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market.
Guest Column: The reality and need for flood insurance
Published 4/29/2013 at 2:36 p.m. 1 comment
In the wake of Super Storm Sandy last October 2012, and April flooding events in the Midwest, the reality and need for flood insurance once again becomes an important topic. With 98 percent of Marco Island laying within the Special ...
Guest Column: Flare smart
Published 4/22/2013 at 1:18 p.m. 0 comments
Distress signal flares are some of the most important pieces of emergency equipment on your vessel, and many boaters don’t have a clue on how and when to use them. The purpose of signal flares is to first attract attention, ...
Guest column: Island real estate offers a great time to buy
Published 4/22/2013 at 12:45 p.m. 2 comments
MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors for Marco Island only properties compares first quarter 2013 with first quarter 2012 activity. Here is a recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market.
Guest Column: News from the Nest - Improvements, fundraising continues
Published 3/25/2013 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments
There are no eaglets in the nest this season at the Marco Eagle Sanctuary, but there is still plenty of eagle activity and visitor interest. Resident eagles Paleo and Calusa are on the sanctuary property every day year round as ...
Guest Commentary: By Larry Honig - My city manger evaluation
Published 3/18/2013 at 2:23 p.m. 9 comments
Marco Island's city manager, Jim Riviere, was subjected to his third evaluation in nine months at a recent City Council meeting. Each of us on the council used a different approach, with different criteria, and the result was a lot ...
Guest Commentary: Buy your flag from the VFW
Published 3/12/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Recently,I received a not-unexpected call that the flag box at Veteran's Park was full to overflowing. This after only 16 days since the last trip I made to empty it. I arrived to find the top door overflowing and jammed, ...
Protecting the children: MIPD responds to Newtown, Connecticut incident
Published 12/17/2012 at 3:51 p.m. 3 comments
Along with the nation, the Marco Island Police Department mourns the tragic and senseless loss of children and educators in Newtown Connecticut. This horrific event reminds us that no community, regardless of location or demographic, is immune to crime, even ...
Guest column: News from the Nest At The Marco Eagle Sanctuary
Published 11/1/2012 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
It is officially nesting season and the bald eagles are once again busy rebuilding their nest in the center of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary on Tigertail Court, Marco Island. Less than 50 years ago, there were many bald eagle ne
Guest Commentary: Paul Meyer The tale of two cities
Published 10/17/2012 at 2:20 p.m. 14 comments
For the past few years, Ive had questions on how the city runs. This is the reason why I decided to run for one of the city council seats, to better understand the workings of the city. I believed my ...
Guest Commentary: MPD New no parking zones and fines
Published 9/24/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 8 comments
Over the past year citizens living in the southern portion of the island have become increasingly concerned with safety and quality of life issues affiliated with parking in the neighborhoods.
Guest Commentary: In response to John Arceri - You are right, I'm not a 'good candidate' ; I'm an excellent candidate!
Published 9/11/2012 at 3:00 a.m. 12 comments
Last week John Arceri wrote a guest commentary titled The making of a good candidate in which he took both myself and another candidate for Marco City Council to task over our respective responses to a series of questions
Guest Commentary: The making of a good candidate
Published 9/6/2012 at 4:53 p.m. 26 comments
A major characteristic of a good City Council candidate is that persons desire, before making major statements on an issue, to carefully review the facts of that issue and, if not having been personally involved in that iss
Guest Commentary: Larry Magel on city prep for Isaac; 'we should be proud'
Published 8/27/2012 at 10:37 a.m. 16 comments
Isaac has spared us; maybe the Calusa legend is true. By midday Sunday we were being told we would have over seven inches of rain and a storm surge of 6 to 8 feet. Fortunately we got lucky. Your city ...
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