Guest Commentary: Larry Magel on city prep for Isaac; 'we should be proud'
Published 8/27/2012 at 10:37 a.m. 11 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 ...
Guest Commentary: CD19 Congressional candidates have the courage to face your competitors and to face us!
Published 7/19/2012 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
Isnt competition a good thing? Most know that we get better products and better services when there is competition in the marketplace. Then why is it that so many of us accept the notion from politicians that competition
Guest Commentary: Nuisance, swale parking in Olde Marco
Published 7/19/2012 at 11:12 a.m. 9 comments
The problem of nuisance, swale parking by restaurant patrons in Olde Marco is not a new one. In the early 90s the Snook Inn expanded its outdoor seating and the Old Marco Pub opened. Patrons of the Snook Inn and ...
Guest Commentary: Beach dos and don'ts
Published 7/16/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
The Marco Island Police Department receives many inquiries regarding our beaches from both residents and visitors alike. It is our goal to provide you with information that is pertinent to some of the most common questions ...
Guest Commentary: Council's angst becomes source of pride, patriotism
Published 7/10/2012 at 10:08 a.m. 5 comments
For an event that should be very uplifting for everyone, Marcos Annual July 4th fireworks display has been the cause for that feeling of dread (angst) as our city fathers annually struggle to find the funds necessary to
Guest Commentary: A breakdown of Sunday's storm event on Marco Island
Published 6/29/2012 at 8:36 a.m. 3 comments
At 6 a.m. on Sunday power to the Island failed. The Marco Island Water & Sewer Department has systems and procedures in place to ensure the potable water distribution system pressure is maintained and wastewater is contained in the collection ...
Guest Commentary: Fair share ... Marco Island City Council fails to properly vet water, sewer capacity charge
Published 6/18/2012 at 3:28 p.m. 3 comments
I received a copy of the schedule that Burton and Associates used to allocate Sewer Capacity Charge (Sewer Debt Service) to Single Family Homes and Condos.
Guest Commentary: Everything you need to know about Monday’s Big Flag raising
Published 5/25/2012 at 2:20 p.m. 0 comments
Due to media deadlines, this will be the final commentary before the Big Flag Ceremony, to be held at 3 p.m., Memorial Day, May 28. The site will be at the newly installed flag pole, located on the second median ...
ESSAY: Pelican population and growth alarms experts
Published 4/1/2012 at 2:38 p.m. 1 comment
"The pelicans in the Marco area are getting bigger,” related Chief Ornithologist Derek Berger from the Everglades National Seashore Foundation. “The population of the native Brown Pelicans is increasing and so is the size of the individual birds.” The Brown ...
Guest Commentary: Let’s get the real facts, our citizens deserve it
Published 3/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. 5 comments
A reporter asked me why I wanted to be Chairman of the Marco Island City Council and I replied, “I want to communicate with our citizens.” You deserve to know the real facts on the issues that come before the ...
Guest Commentary: Coast Guard Auxiliary Air is Semper paratus (always ready)
Published 3/26/2012 at 5:47 p.m. 1 comment
The next time you are walking along an ocean beach or enjoying the tranquil waters of a large inland river or an expansive lake and see a low flying plane traverse the sky overhead, chances are you are looking at ...
Seymour: A dolphin (rescue) tale
Published 3/16/2012 at 8:13 a.m. 0 comments
It took all of about 15 seconds to set the net that captured Seymour, a local dolphin whose entanglement in fishing line had resulted in a life threatening injury. Forty-five minutes earlier, at 11:45 as the Dolphin Explorer turned into ...
Guest Commentary: February 2012 MLS statistics for Marco Island show no let up for demand
Published 3/16/2012 at 8:11 a.m. 0 comments
MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors for Marco Island only properties, continue to show a very active market. Here is a recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market during February 2012.
News From The Nest: An update on Paleo and Calusa
Published 2/20/2012 at 2:29 p.m. 3 comments
Once again, Paleo and Calusa (dubbed last May by Tommy Barfield fifth grade students) have two new eaglets in their nest. The first egg hatched on Jan. 18 and the second on Jan. 21. The Marco Eagle Sanctuary is sporting ...
Guest Column: Housing market statistics on Marco Island continue yearly upward swing
Published 12/23/2011 at 1:39 p.m. 3 comments
Season is here and things are busy! Welcome back to our Northern friends! Statistics for Marco Island only properties, from the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors multiple listing service show high sales activity since the beginning of the year ...
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