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Laura Nelson

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About Laura Nelson

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Laura Nelson is the managing editor of the Marco Islander.

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  • On The Rack: Boutique is not for the birds Published 11/23/2006 at midnight

    Traveling to exotic places always makes me feel like dancing — and shopping! I enjoy visiting local boutiques to discover the area trends and, most of all, to purchase clothing or jewelry and accessories that nobody back home is likely ...

  • Buggy on down the road Published 10/26/2006 at midnight

    Collier County is known by its rapid, steady development and growth. Season produces more and more out-of-state vehicles traveling our roads. It's common knowledge to residents as well as visitors. However, a few times a year, several odd-looking, mammoth rigs, ...

  • Sells seashells by the seashore Published 09/14/2006 at midnight

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, nor can you imagine the variety of activities offered by The Shell Factory in Fort Myers. The name conjures up a roadside souvenir shop, selling glossy seashells and nautical knickknacks, which is ...

  • More than meets the eye Published 08/17/2006 at midnight

    Bold colors, colossal canvases and tropical themes awaken the senses at The Studio gallery on Marco Island. The gallery was bought by native Colombian Juan Munera five years ago, which was formerly Botero Gallery for two decades. A watercolor artist ...

  • Wildlife Wonderland Published 08/17/2006 at midnight

    It is unusual for a city like Naples to have a zoo located right in the heart of it — on a busy thoroughfare, across from a large shopping mall. Places like Detroit, Philadelphia and New York all have zoos ...

  • Honky-tonk, hot dogs and history Published 08/10/2006 at midnight

    Cherry Hill, N.J., was my hometown from 6 months to 12 years old. The town is in close proximity to Philadelphia and typical of suburban society (I'm told it's become quite "metropolitan"). Summertime always meant a two-week family vacation — ...

  • Big things come in small packages Published 08/03/2006 at midnight

    Summer is the time of year when many folks take cruises. Maybe it's because the kids are out of school or the cruise lines offer discounts. Even though it's hurricane season, it's nice to think of taking a trip where ...

  • History lesson Published 08/03/2006 at midnight

    Marco Island is steeped in history, having been home to the Calusa Indians (ca. 800 AD) with archeological discoveries estimated to be from as long ago as 4500 BC. The Marco Island Historical Society, established in 1994, is dedicated to ...

  • Promoting — and preserving art Published 07/20/2006 at midnight

    Southwest Florida may be paradise to residents and visitors, a location, where the weather is consistently near perfect — soothing sun, warm temperatures year-round to alleviate afflicted bones and muscles, perpetual breezes wafting in from the water. But for fine ...

  • Play 'Misty' for me Published 07/20/2006 at midnight

    Even if you've never seen Bobby Gideons entertain at his piano, most likely you know his name. Much has been written about Gideons and I wanted to add my two (or 10) cents because, to me and many other longtime ...

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