About QUENTIN ROUX
BiographyQuentin Roux is a writer, photographer and videographer with the Marco Eagle, covering features, business and real estate. He has been with the newspaper for the past 13 years, and says he enjoys what he does because each day offers new challenges. He has won 16 state press awards during his tenure, including first places for feature photography, criticism (movie) writing, feature story writing, business writing, humorous column writing and serious column writing. He is married with one daughter and lives on one of the very few hills on Marco (and indeed in Southwest Florida). He likes waveski (kayak) surfing, racquetball and golf ... and cooking
Are you Wii fit yet? Experts say video exercise shows benefits, but real thing should be goal
Published 07/05/2010 at 5 p.m.
While Wii fitness games are better for kids than doing no exercise at all, there’s still no substitute for the real thing. Naples physical therapist Bruce Meert says some of the more physical Wii games could indeed benefit otherwise sedentary ...
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Road median pilot projects preach hardy, Florida-friendly plants in future
Published 07/01/2010 at 5:02 p.m.
It’s a project that could save taxpayers loads of money by demonstrating the use of Florida friendly trees and shrubs in road medians. The enormous expenses associated with median beautification in Collier County cities and towns could be radically slashed ...
Divine taste: Southwest Florida utility boasts state's top-rated water
Published 06/26/2010 at 4:25 p.m.
Ave Maria residents and the 1,500 customers presently served by the Ave Maria Utility Co. can lay claim to having the most delicious drinking water in the state. This follows a win in a recent American Water Works Association best-tasting ...
Marco Island finally settles asbestos controversy
Published 06/25/2010 at 8:44 p.m.
A bitter, five-year controversy involving asbestos deposits on Marco Island has reached resolution.
Marco fireworks won't fizzle but could have less sizzle if money not raised
Published 06/25/2010 at noon
Marco Island’s July 4 fireworks show could be cut by a third if enough money isn’t raised to cover the $42,000 cost. The traditional 30-minute show might have to be knocked down to 20 minutes, Chamber President Vip Grover said, ...
PHOTOS: Shelter workers trained to spot people adopting dogs for wrong reason
Published 06/20/2010 at 1 p.m.
When seemingly decent people head for local agencies to adopt animals, shelter officials know only too well that ulterior motives occasionally come into play, so they’re always on the alert.
Some Everglades City residents take dim view of replacing old-style streetlights
Published 06/18/2010 at 7 a.m.
A simmering controversy about old and new street lights in Everglades City appears to be heading for resolution. While heritage-conscious residents are happy their old lights will be relocated to illuminate sidewalks in parts of the city, some remain disgruntled ...
WORLD CUP: Local reaction to the blaring vuvuzela horns
Published 06/15/2010 at 2:08 p.m.
Every country in the world has its sporting quirks — truncated blasts of music at American baseball and football games, Australian rugby fans matching total points in push-ups each time there’s a score, and Indian cricket fans performing rituals in ...
PHOTOS: Be smart about fertilizer this summer
Published 06/10/2010 at 5:02 p.m.
It’s the kind of ordinance that can easily be broken and go unpunished, but authorities believe plain sensibility and concern for the environment will prevail. Beginning June 1 and running through Sept. 30, the city of Naples has effectively outlawed ...
Congressional candidate Joe Garcia urges Crist to ban Gulf drilling for good
Updated 06/10/2010 at 2:59 p.m.
Just steps away from calm, bluegreen Gulf water lapping under the Naples Pier, congressional hopeful Joe Garcia today announced a petition urging Gov. Charlie Crist to ban offshore drilling in the Gulf outright.
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