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History in Motion: Bring treasures and trash, they might be worth cash
Published 02/02/2010 at 9:26 a.m.
Tomorrow is the day you may discover that the dusty old vase you’ve been using to store chopsticks is worth a small fortune – or perhaps the chopsticks are ivory from the Ming dynasty
Guest column: Hail the heart snowbirds; a pox on the others
Published 04/14/2013 at 4 a.m.
Guest column: My Christas collection experiences
Published 11/27/2012 at 4 a.m.
The Marco Island Lions Club signed up for 90-minute shifts outside Walmart again this year on the day after Thanksgiving.
Bill and Nancy Shelley blended Old Florida and keys living into their Marco waterfront home
Published 12/16/2011 at 4 a.m.
Marco couple fused tropical-West Indies looks in their dream home.
From Russia with love: Island visitor cooks up authentic foods for friends
Published 09/17/2010 at 1:25 p.m.
Seldom have diners been treated to a more unusual and delicious repast than the one Margareta Timbur prepared for five of her friends recently. Margareta is from Moldova, a country which used to be part of the USSR. “I’m from ...
Povlows’ Marco home gleams in warm tones and bay reflections
Published 02/19/2010 at 4:53 p.m.
Irv and Beth Povlow’s spacious, multileveled home echoes the majesty of its cathedral ceiling: their foyer/great room rises to an impressive height of 24 feet, with tall columns mirroring those at the entryway. The entire house is similarly grand in ...
Santa stops here: Each December, the Masters’ home on Marco is devoted to Saint Nicholas
Published 12/10/2009 at 8:10 p.m. 1 Comment
Walk into Jerry and Mary Helen Masters’ house in December and you will think you’ve been transported to the epicenter of holiday spirit. The doorbell plays carols, and from the holiday décor on the outside to every last corner indoors, ...
Wishing Well Foundation at the bottom of its toy chest
Published 11/24/2009 at 4:13 p.m.
Fifteen years ago, Vicki Torbush was hospitalized after a serious riding accident. She decided to give back to the world for the wonderful treatment she received and, with her mother Mimi Torbush, established the Wishing Well Foundation in 1994 to ...
Resting Easy: Marco couple built their dream house without nightmares — and with lots of custom work
Published 10/01/2009 at 8:04 p.m.
Generally ask a person about building their own home and the word “nightmare” comes out. For Alan and Linda Sandlin of Marco Island, however, the word is “dream.” “Most people who build their homes talk about what a trial it ...
At Home: Rooms with a view ... Marco penthouse turned outward
Published 06/26/2009 at 5:05 p.m.
“It’s almost like living on the roof of the world,” remarks Bonnie Woodward of the penthouse she shares with her husband Craig at the South Beach condominium on Marco Island. “There are balconies on almost all sides with wrap-around views ...
Martin to be honored May 6
Published 04/29/2009 at noon
Sandra Martin and her dog, Anna, (often called Paws) are a familiar sight around the area these days. Martin serves as outreach coordinator for Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida and is currently working with Lighthouse of Collier, a relatively ...
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