Guest Commentary: MICA surveys; is anyone listening
Published 10/17/2011 at 3:40 p.m. 7 comments
The Marco Island Civic Association has surveyed its membership on an annual basis for at least the past 30 years. Great thought goes into preparing the survey questions. Way back when, some claimed that some of the questions were biased ...
Guest Commentary: The economics behind the fireworks decision on Marco Island
Published 10/10/2011 at 1:01 p.m. 5 comments
In order to make prudent decisions, sometimes you have to look beyond today, sometimes beyond tomorrow, and sometimes, outside of your immediate circle of impact. The last of those is often the hardest to do. On a national level, this ...
The true cost of war: When Johnny comes marching home again
Published 7/11/2011 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
Like many Americans, my emotions were mixed as I listened to President Obama’s speech on June 22. I was pleased that the withdrawal has begun, although the number seems a bit meager. And, like many Americans I too, question the ...
Guest Commentary: Why not a referendum – Please let the people speak
Published 6/22/2011 at 4:47 p.m. 12 comments
The previous plan of our City Council was for the new Mackle Park Community Building to go to referendum, as reflected in the fiscal year 2011 capital budget (currently posted on the city’s website). Somehow, the sentiment of the majority ...
Forum: Email sets off flag debate on Marco Island
Published 6/2/2011 at 4:49 p.m. 31 comments
On Monday, Dave Rice set off a firestorm of email responses after he sent out a photograph showing U.S. flags piled up on the ground, presumably removed so that landscapers could navigate the medians.
A touch of comfort for our wounded warriors
Published 5/31/2011 at 11:36 a.m. 0 comments
Devastating pain from the wound in his abdomen sent ribbons of searing ache through his body, as this young Marine corporal was lifted gently onto the cot aboard the evacuation C-17 Air Force Medivac plane at Balad Air Base in ...
Guest Commentary: The pending interest rate cycle
Published 5/17/2011 at 1:12 p.m. 1 comment
The private and public sectors of our economy have had a relatively easy ride the last three decades, although it is difficult to imagine when one looks at the current state of our economy: The vast number of unemployed, the ...
Guest Commentary: An American Icon – The Trump you should know
Published 5/5/2011 at 3:41 p.m. 1 comment
I’m sure that most of us during our lifetime have questioned our future course of action by reiterating to ourselves one of Shakespeare’s most universal lines, “To be or not to be that is the question.” Lately this question seems ...
That time again: Loggerhead sea turtle nesting and hatching season
Published 4/26/2011 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
As the Gulf of Mexico water temperatures warm up, the protected Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) will soon return to the Marco Island beaches. Living year round in the open and near shore waters to feed and rest, the adult ...
Guest Commentary: Utility rates – ‘Facts over emotion’
Published 4/26/2011 at 12:50 p.m. 9 comments
In November, the Marco Island City Council voted to spend $50,000 to complete a water and sewer rate study to obtain the impartial facts relating to the usage of water and sewer by customer type, i.e. single family, condominium multi-metered, ...
Guest Commentary: Nest Fest supports our feathered friends
Published 4/21/2011 at 4:11 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation (MESF) is celebrating their first annual “Nest Fest on from 4:30 to 7 p.m., May 1, at Marco Island’s Art League Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. This wine and hors d’oeuvres fundraising event ...
Guest Commentary: Marco Island Utilities rate recommendation ... Fair and equitable?
Published 4/19/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 11 comments
Most property owners on Marco Island probably know by now that the much-discussed water and sewer Cost of Service Study has been underway since the Consultant, Burton & Associates, was hired in December of 2010 and actually started their work ...
Guest commentary: Lettter to 112th Congress:
Published 4/12/2011 at 10:02 a.m. 0 comments
Proposed remedies to reduce the national debt.
Guest Commentary: Memo to the 112th Congress: Time is running out
Published 3/29/2011 at 8:28 a.m. 1 comment
Americans are brighter than you often think. If you pass the corrective legislation that will restructure our economy and enable America to prosper and regain our declining status in the geopolitical arena, you may even get re-elected on your own ...
Guest Commentary: More Marco Island Academy updates
Published 3/17/2011 at 4:38 p.m. 18 comments
The Marco Island Academy is now officially the newest public high school in Collier County. On March 15, 2011, the Collier County School Board approved the final contract for the Academy. Now the Academy organizers will to spring into action ...
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