MARCOPHILES: Marco’s final essays and the movie theater
Published 12/20/2010 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
Among Marco Island’s many pleasures, the movie theater complex here has been one of the best over the years. That may sound funny, because movie theaters have been entertainment fixtures in American life forever, or so it seems. But our ...
MARCOPHILES: Hear Frank Sinatra stories at Old Marco Pub
Published 12/7/2010 at 2:12 p.m. 0 comments
Some Marco Islanders may enjoy a new book about Frank Sinatra, for whom this Sunday is the 95th anniversary of his birth. We’re confident our friends Tony and Phyllis Gentile will read, “Frank: The Voice,” by James Kaplan. But the ...
Essay contest, tree campaign, golf fundraiser, lifestyles in the buzz
Published 11/16/2010 at 7:21 p.m. 0 comments
If you or your loved one has not yet entered the Come to Marco essay contest, created here in the Marcophiles column, you can still get into the second round of the contest by the end of business today.
SHOP TALK: New Tex-Mex restaurant, life planning and grocery shopping with Rudy
Published 11/11/2010 at 5:08 p.m. 0 comments
The people who created the hugely successful Arturo’s Ristorante Italiano on Marco Island almost 15 years ago, Judy Barney and Arturo Perez, are about to bring a beautiful new restaurant to the East Trail, about halfway between Marco and downtown ...
MARCOPHILES: Winners announced for “Come to Marco” essay contest
Published 11/8/2010 at 3:04 p.m. 2 comments
Congratulations to the winners in the first round of the of the See You in the Sand essay contest: winner in the adult category is Melida Sottong; kids category, Madison Bonfitto. They each win a $50 U.S. Savings Bond, courtesy ...
Shop Talk: Men's duds cozy up to women’s wear at local store
Published 10/21/2010 at 11:13 a.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Clothing Company, a fixture on Marco for 25 years, is adding men’s wear at its retail clothing store. “Last season we had daily requests (for men’s wear) from customers and we had to send them away disappointed,” ...
Shop Talk: Write a ‘Come to Marco’ essay, win a savings bond
Published 10/14/2010 at 2:07 p.m. 0 comments
Islanders, snowbirds and visitors of all ages soon will have a chance to win $50 U.S. Savings Bonds, by winning an essay contest. We’re organizing the competition via our columns here in the Marco Eagle: Marcophiles on Wednesdays and Shop ...
Forme du Femme: Marco Art League supports breast cancer awareness with special exhibit
Published 10/7/2010 at 2:12 p.m. 1 comment
October is breast cancer awareness month and in honor of the occasion, the Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts devoted their Art @ Five Social to the cause. At the October Tuesday social however, things were a bit ...
Lovely art: Iberia Bank fashions itself as a mini Marco art gallery
Published 10/5/2010 at 2:19 p.m. 0 comments
When police asked the mild-mannered, well-tailored Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” In that vein, if you had asked any number of Marco Islanders why they were going to IberiaBank on a ...
Letter to the Editor: Marco’s “quiet” heroes
Published 9/16/2010 at 2:23 p.m. 0 comments
We are usually bombarded by pictures and stories of the same people noticeably doing the same nice things for others and our community. Certainly nothing wrong with that. I believe for every one of those, there are five Marco “quiet” ...
YMCA ready to unveil their new look
Published 9/16/2010 at 2:19 p.m. 4 comments
When told the YMCA is undertaking an extensive rebranding campaign, one question immediately pops into mind: Why? Why change the Y, when so many people know the name, and the organization’s many community programs are so well-received? The answer, said ...
PHOTOS $25 million Jolley Bridge parallel span work rises above water
Published 9/10/2010 at 3:01 p.m. 4 comments
After a half-year of waiting, Marco Island residents have finally started to see progress in the construction of a new span of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge. Pilings for the bridge, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall ...
Shop Talk: Shopping sales, microbrewery and the Key Marco Cat
Published 9/2/2010 at 11:27 a.m. 0 comments
Well, we don’t have the winner’s name, but the winning number in the IberiaBank drawing is: 237745. Only the winner of the Key Marco Cat replica knows his or her identity. That’s the way the game worked. Anybody could go ...
‘Shred concert’ at Iberia: Bank event adds music to document disposal
Published 8/30/2010 at 3:25 p.m. 0 comments
Perhaps Marco Islanders have a lot of guilty secrets. For whatever reason, the “shred parties” that Iberia Bank holds periodically have become more and more popular with locals, bringing a steady stream of cars laden with bags, boxes and files ...
What's Your Y Story? Keith Dameron: Naked swimming at the Y makes for fond memories
Published 8/19/2010 at 9:29 a.m. 5 comments
Editor’s Note: The Greater Marco Island Family YMCA is reaching out to the community, seeking submissions for its campaign, “What’s your ‘Y’ story?” The submissions will be featured as part of a celebration at the Y on Sept. 20. Select ...