This week's collection includes mint juleps in the rain at the Kentucky Derby, wildfires in California, a light show in Warsaw, Floyd Mayweather Jr. landing a jab in Las Vegas and a Russian Orthodox Easter service in Moscow.
In partnership with Marco Island Academy, with a cast made up of students largely drawn from the Island’s new high school, MISF opens “Twelfth Night” tonight (Friday) at Marco Lutheran Church, with a schedule of performances over the next two weekends. Director Wolff has been working with English classes at MIA, doing readings of the play, and bringing it to the stage allows the students, as well as the audience, to hear Shakespeare in the format for which it was written.
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The Marco Island Brewery was packed Saturday afternoon for “Talk Derby to Me,” with enough extravagant hats to make it difficult to see around the restaurant, let alone move around freely. The occasion was the annual fundraiser for Marco’s Upon A Star Foundation, their seventh year holding the Kentucky Derby-themed party. This year, “Talk Derby” featured a new wrinkle, with two causes for the price of one. Proceeds from the afternoon were split between Upon A Star and the Marco Island Academy, the island’s new charter high school. Adding the school’s backers and fund-raising prowess to the established local Upon A Star, which helps local children and families in need, generated a daily double of giving, making all involved winners, regardless of what happened up at that horse race. With 260 attending, the event raised over $40,000 for the two local groups.