Zsa Zsa got the deli bug
Published 12/29/2009 at 3:02 p.m. 1 Comment
Ever hear of anybody getting bit by the deli bug? Oh sure, there are bugs and bugs — but the deli bug? Just ask Anne Rudolph.
University Women share a purpose: The Marco chapter – along with its sister organizations – is comprised of women who have graduated from any accredited college or university in the United States
Published 11/19/2009 at 11:32 a.m.
They come from all walks of life: Liberal arts, education, business, fine arts. But the one thing University Women have in common is a purpose – one that serves and promotes community involvement in order to improve the society in ...
Sign man now calls Marco home
Published 05/16/2009 at 1:42 p.m.
Paul Sellers has always been a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, but found himself in an unsatisfying line of work in Chicago.
Pirates of paradise
Published 04/10/2009 at 4:08 p.m.
Picture yourself careening through the narrow streets of Boston at speeds sane people wouldn’t begin to imagine in the wee, small hours of a cold, miserable and pitch-black winter morning.
What’s it all about Charley?
Published 03/17/2009 at 7:28 p.m.
And just in case anyone thought Saturday’s Community Conservation Celebration wasn’t just that, Charley, a 60-pound wolf was in attendance to highlight the theme.
A night of glitz and glam
Published 03/10/2009 at 6:53 p.m.
And with that, the pARTy of Marco Island’s Center For the Arts Annual Fundraiser got off to a rollicking start Saturday night at the Marco Island Marriott Resort.
JCMI enjoys envening of comedy, music
Published 03/10/2009 at 6:26 p.m.
Once a neighbor always a neighbor. Never was that more true than in the case of Shirley Posner and Vic Arnell. And that, in a nutshell, is pretty much how Arnell became the co-headliner at Sunday night’s JCMI Sisterhood’s Evening ...
Marco to celebrate conservation with artists, authors, scientists
Published 03/04/2009 at 3:54 p.m.
There will be wildlife... there will be native Florida fauna... there will be hands-on activities... and, most of all, there will be education and fun. It will all be part of the Community Conservation Celebration March 14. The theme of ...
Hug a pet ... alligator
Published 02/27/2009 at 3:13 p.m.
If you’ve ever found yourself looking for hugs in all the wrong places, then you’ve obviously never met Mike Sturgill and his two adorable pet hugables — Harvey and Leroy.
POLL/UPDATE: Private community, Hideaway to open public bathroom
Updated 02/23/2009 at 10:53 p.m. 13 Comments
After months of wrangling, counter wrangling, and counter-counter wrangling, the controversial issue of erecting a permanent public facility on Hideaway Beach grounds, the Hideaway Beach District Board passed a motion on Thursday agreeing to the location and financing of a ...
Spaghetti ‘Knight’ draws a crowd
Published 02/19/2009 at 7:45 p.m.
If you prepare a tasty and lip-smacking spaghetti dinner, they will come ... and come ... and come.
Rolling for a cause
Published 02/10/2009 at 7:41 p.m.
It was enough to bring tears to grown men. The gaggle of chrome, the three-inch wide white walls, and rows upon rows of vintage and late-model beauties shimmering in the warm Marco sun left car fanciers and camera toters practically ...
Islanders have a ‘Heart to Heart’
Published 02/10/2009 at 7:27 p.m.
With dice on the roll, cards being dealt across the green felt, the roulette wheel spinning away, and slot machines humming a merry tune, the Third Annual Evening of Elegance Casino Night got underway Saturday at the Marco Island Marriott ...
Marco residents lean toward ‘In the Round’ design for Veterans’ Community Park
Published 02/03/2009 at 7:36 p.m.
The Lake is out. The great circle is in. And with that, the next developmental step in the dream that is Veterans’ Community Park has been completed.
Reverend braves Gulf waters, regardless of temperature
Published 01/30/2009 at 1:22 p.m.
When Alden Burhoe was 6 years old, his brother decided he was big enough to learn how to swim, so he pushed young Alden off the dock into Point Judith Pond in Rhode Island.
The "Panther" stalks Marco's streets
Published 01/23/2009 at 5:07 p.m.
It was during the opening scene of one of the early Peter Sellers “Pink Panther” movies — Bob Potter doesn’t remember exactly which one — where Inspector Clouseau jumps into a glitzy, exaggerated Stutz-Bearcat, replete with gleaming stainless-steel pipes emanating ...
Three new firefighters sworn in by Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation
Updated 01/21/2009 at 2:58 p.m.
Three new firefighters were inducted by the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Foundation Tuesday at the Marco Island Yacht Club before family, friends, and an enthusiastic gathering of 81 people.
Nicki Davis’s ‘Joy of Giving’ leads to joy of receiving humanitarian award
Published 01/14/2009 at 2:36 p.m.
Trying to pull a fast one on Nicki Davis is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster, but for the first time in 13 years, husband Doug and Nicki’s best friend, Misty Mixon, pulled it off Tuesday night.
Former New York Yankee player joins MICA annual meeting
Updated 01/14/2009 at 2:33 p.m.
With former New York Yankee great “Bullet” Bob Turley as its keynote speaker the Marco Island Civic Association held its Annual Meeting Tuesday evening at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Hall to go over this year’s business in addition ...
Key Marco named a safe place “fire wise”
Updated 01/12/2009 at 11:38 a.m.
Key Marco became the first and only community in the Marco Island area Saturday to be awarded the Firewise Community USA award for its efforts in reducing the wildfire threat to its environs.
Economic woes don’t snow Marco’s holiday
Published 12/30/2008 at 3:16 p.m.
Up North, the weather has been quite frightful. Add to that, the rumor has abounded that local hoteliers are bracing for a tough year in 2009 as a troubled economy appears to be getting worse by the day.
Marco to choose one of three plans for Veterans’ Community Park
Published 12/20/2008 at 3:49 p.m.
Another big step was taken to continue progress in the development of Marco Island’s Veterans’ Community Park on Elkcam Circle. The Veterans Community Park Master Plan Committee took a walking question-and-answer tour of the site Wednesday afternoon followed by a ...
Marco’s best decorated named
Published 12/16/2008 at 3:18 p.m. 1 Comment
Islanders who light up the holidays are awarded for being the best decorated residence and business.
Marco’s Stan Gober honored in roast
Published 03/25/2008 at 8:26 a.m. 1 Comment
Thirty-eight years ago an Alabaman named Stan Gober landed on Marco Island and the place hasn’t been the same since. Just ask the myriad of charitable foundations and organizations he has befriended through shows, fundraisers, and concerts along with the ...
Community honors Stan Gober
Published 03/06/2008 at 10:20 a.m. 1 Comment
It’s a long way by car from Mississippi’s Gulf Coast to Marco Island — 20 hours to be exact — which gives one plenty of time to think and talk along the way. Especially if that trip is a result ...
Spanky’s does just that to Bud 1 for championship
Published 03/04/2008 at 11:19 a.m.
When two evenly-matched volleyball teams such as Bud 1 and Spanky’s went head-to-head for the YMCA Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League championship, any little edge could spell the difference.
Fort Myers team wins city basketball tourney
Published 02/05/2008 at 3:28 p.m.
Saturday’s First Annual Tri-City Basketball Tournament turned into the Kaleb Darrett scoring clinic as the 12-year-old sharpshooter from Fort Myers led his PAL team to the champion’s trophy.
YMCA round ball ends with bash
Published 01/22/2008 at 11:37 a.m.
The Marco Island YMCA brought down the curtain on this year’s eight-week Youth Basketball League in handsome fashion with its annual Basketball Bash at the Airnasium on Saturday.
Naples tennis champs down Marco
Published 01/14/2008 at 11:51 p.m.
It was a long afternoon for the Marco Island city champion tennis players as they dropped an 11-4 verdict to the Naples champions at the Arthur Allen Tennis Center at Cambier Park in Naples on Saturday.
Marco, Lely students turn home builders
Published 12/19/2007 at 11:26 a.m.
A dream was realized when members of the Lely High School Construction Academy completed their third house, highlighted by a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Big things coming to Botanical Garden
Published 01/11/2006 at 2:34 p.m.
While King Kong dominates at the box office, giant insects are coming to the Naples Botanical Gardens during the Big Bugs exhibit, Jan. 21-Apr. 23. Thanks to funding from the Collier County Tourist Development Tax, the popular exhibit will be ...
Mat men travel to Hendry Invitational
Published 01/11/2006 at 2:30 p.m.
Juan Gomez applied a pair of pins against his first two opponents, toppled a third, and chalked up a win via default in his fourth match en route to capturing the Above-145 -pound Division of the Hendry County Invitation Wrestling ...
Hometown boy returns to his roots
Published 01/09/2006 at 7:59 a.m.
Four months on the job, East Naples Substation Commander Lt. Rich Gibbons is new to the position, but not the community. “It’s like a dream come true that I am back where I grew up,” says the hometown boy, “The ...