PHOTO GALLERY: Shamrock, and roll as Marco goes Irish
Published 03/18/2010 at 5:25 p.m.
Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the red, white and blue gives way to the emerald green as revelers scoff Irish nosh and down Guinnesses, however obscure their Irish roots
Marco West Point cadet uses spring break to motivate local students
Published 03/17/2010 at 1:35 p.m.
Studies are the most important things in your lives right now, Jordan Sorrenti tells youngsters
Gas leak prompts Marco road closure
Published 03/17/2010 at 11:51 a.m.
The leak occurred in an apartment complex off Tallwood Drive
Boost intentions: local West Point cadet motivates students
Published 03/16/2010 at 1:29 p.m.
Jordan Sorrenti uses his spring break to encourage students about their studies
PHOTO GALLERY: Plethora of plants
Published 03/16/2010 at 10:38 a.m.
The theme for the Calusa Garden Club’s annual show was the red, white and blue ... celebrating AmericaQ
Actress Tina Dame to visit Marco for fundraiser
Published 03/16/2010 at 10:33 a.m.
She will help swell the coffers of the Wishing Well Foundation
And so, to shred
Published 03/16/2010 at 10:30 a.m.
Donations of $1 per load at Saturday’s shred party at Iberia Bank will benefit the Art League’s financial recovery efforts
PHOTOS Quaint to quirky exhibits marked Marco Island shell show's three-day run
Published 03/13/2010 at 2:10 p.m.
With exhibits ranging from the quaint to the quirky, and from the scholarly to the scientific, Marco Island’s annual shell show attracted hordes of people during its three-day run that concluded Saturday.
PHOTO GALLERY: Shell Chic — annual Marco Island show attracts big crowds
Published 03/12/2010 at 10:17 a.m.
Some were rare, and some were for retail, but all the shells and shell creations at the show were fascinating
Realtor solidarity urged to help resolve barrier height issue of new bridge
Published 03/11/2010 at 10:08 a.m. 3 Comments
The legendary view from the Judge S.S. Jolley bridge was described by luncheon guest speakers Don Farmer and Chris Curle as a ‘great sales tool’ for Realtors
Weekend bonanza of activities set for Marco
Published 03/10/2010 at 2:21 p.m.
In the mix: A big shell show at the Marco Presbyterian Church, a yearly flower show and plant sale at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and also a two-day arts and crafts show at Veterans Community Park
VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: St. Patrick’s observance comes early for Marco
Published 03/07/2010 at 2:53 p.m.
Hundreds lined the parade route to take in the spirit of the Irish heritage.
Rousing St. Patrick’s Day festivities planned for this weekend
Published 03/05/2010 at 10:44 a.m.
Arts and crafts, food and drink are on tap, and the parade takes place 1 p.m. Sunday down Bald Eagle Drive
PHOTO GALLERY: Young Marco students grill the weatherman
Published 03/05/2010 at 9:28 a.m.
Meteorologist John Patrick spoke and fielded questions from a group of Tommie Barfield Elementary students as part of a science day that included collecting their own weather data
Former newspaper columnist Ginny Stewart dies at 93
Published 03/02/2010 at 4:17 p.m.
She was a popular columnist with a flair for description
Disgruntled timeshare owner seeks out
Published 02/26/2010 at 2:13 p.m. 4 Comments
Beach access brouhaha leads to timeshare owner demanding release from purchase contract
PHOTO GALLERY: Cool weather, hot bargains at flea market
Published 02/25/2010 at 11:55 a.m.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosted its biggest fund-raiser of the year Thursday, Feb. 25, drawing throngs of people looking for good deals
PHOTO GALLERY: Mixed winds for annual Marco regatta
Published 02/20/2010 at 6:03 p.m.
Saturday was slow going, but Sunday produced up to 13-knot winds for racing
VIDEO/PHOTOS UPDATE: Ailing manatee dies after being recovered in Marco canal
Published 02/19/2010 at 7:03 p.m.
The animal, of unidentified sex, was about six foot long, and was drifting aimlessly in a canal
PHOTOS: Designer’s choice: no cookie cutter
Published 02/19/2010 at 10:48 a.m.
Design consultant Susan Furek, with hundreds of residential and office projects behind her, allows a peek at her own personal preferences in home design and decor
Coffee and clicks of the mouse
Published 02/18/2010 at 5:56 p.m.
Young couple see niche on Marco for cafe that also offers Internet services and wi-fi
PHOTOS: After 5 at the vault
Published 02/18/2010 at 9:05 a.m.
M&I Bank on Marco and Avow Hospitce host big crowd at Chamber monthly function
GALLERY: Feast, finery & festivity at academy school fundraiser
Published 02/16/2010 at 4:07 p.m.
Marco Island’s Montessori Academy held a ‘Year of the Dragon’ function featuring fine food and an exotic Miami dance troupe
EXTENDED GALLERY: Boats brave stiff winds for annual Goodland Boat Parade
Published 02/13/2010 at 4:26 p.m.
This year’s theme was ‘advertising,’ so there were plenty of plugs, some humorous, some satirical
Authors due in town for book signings
Published 02/12/2010 at 4:38 p.m.
Mom-and-daughter writers Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor will be at Sunshine Book Sellers Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Local thriller writer Randy Wayne White has his turn March 10
Italian tenor to play Marco concert
Published 02/12/2010 at 11:48 a.m.
Moreno Fruzzetti has a worldwide following. He will perform March 7 at the San Marco Catholic Church
Buster Douglas trainer Russell to offer personal training on Marco
Published 02/12/2010 at 11:15 a.m.
His training techniques will be the same as for boxers, but not as intense
GALLERY: Trainer recalls Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas showdown 20 years later
Published 02/12/2010 at 10:31 a.m.
Douglas’ trainer and local resident John Russell reminisces
Pampering a priority at new spa
Published 02/11/2010 at 4:38 p.m.
La Miranda Nails & Spa joins the ranks of Marco salons
Valentine’s Day flower sales set to blossom
Published 02/11/2010 at 4:30 p.m.
Florists will open Sunday for last-minute orders; some restaurants offer special menus
Scam Alert: Hard cash, cold comfort
Published 02/11/2010 at 4:21 p.m.
Sophisticated ‘mystery shopper’ scam lures people into cashing fake checks and then sending most of the money back to a bogus company
PHOTOS: Islanders run virtual marathon
Published 02/10/2010 at 8:17 a.m.
Fitness club members take up challenge to ‘walk’ 104 miles to Miami and back ... on cardio machines
GALLERY: Frugal Fashion: Bargain Basket shows classy clothes
Published 02/07/2010 at 8:58 a.m.
Most of the outfits were under $20
Blossoms & Chocs: Florist nabs sweet distributorship
Published 02/05/2010 at 9:53 a.m.
High-end Norman Love chocolates eyed as a business booster
Business hub with a feminine touch
Published 02/05/2010 at 9:32 a.m.
Landlord Bill Koetting is about the only male in sight at 2 Marco Lake Drive, an old building that still has an entrepreneurial pulse
GALLERY: Fire Rescue Foundation honors achievers at annual luncheon
Published 02/04/2010 at 4:43 p.m.
The annual luncheon is also a means of informing contributing members about the foundation’s activities over the past 12 months
Reverence, music, humor infuse annual Marco prayer breakfast
Published 02/03/2010 at 11:41 a.m. 1 Comment
Close to 400 people were spellbound by the Mega Ministries choir and band, and keynote speaker Pastor Ken Smith
GALLERY: Hideaway Beach golfers turn out in force for cancer event
Published 02/02/2010 at 3:12 p.m.
It’s the community’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and planning for the 2011 event is already under way. Beneficiary is the American Cancer Society
Former Eagle Managing Editor Fran Stahl dies at 75
Published 02/02/2010 at 3:02 p.m.
She was acknowledged as an excellent all-round journalist with a flair for telling a story
PHOTOS: Thousands descend on Goodland for annual Mullet Festival
Published 01/31/2010 at 6:19 p.m. 1 Comment
Outflapping her opposition with the madcap gusto reserved for the Buzzard Lope dance, Beverly Verhusen of Naples claimed the colorful title of Buzzard Lope Queen 2010 at the annual Mullet Festival. It was held over the weekend at Stan’s Idle ...
GALLERY: The parks of Marco
Published 01/29/2010 at 3:16 p.m.
A pictorial look at our entire parks series, published over the past six weeks
New bridge, new landscaping
Published 01/29/2010 at 2:26 p.m.
Early landscaping plans for new Jolley Bridge announced
GALLERY: Wet Paint Live event nets $13,000
Published 01/29/2010 at 11:49 a.m.
Day-long outdoor painting session by 14 artists culminates in lively evening auction at the Art League
Begorrah, St. Paddy’s Day parade beckons
Published 01/29/2010 at 8:13 a.m.
Following last year’s successful inaugural parade and crafts show, organizers are planning a bigger and better follow-up March 6 and 7 event
GALLERY: Fashion with a sense of charity
Published 01/29/2010 at 7:47 a.m.
The annual charity fashion show put on by the San Marco Council of Catholic Women features local models representing local stores
Ready to buzzard lope: Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant gearing up for annual Mullet Festival
Published 01/23/2010 at 10:46 p.m.
The great leveler is that everybody gets together at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Goodland one week before the Super Bowl for two days of inspired lunacy at the annual Mullet Festival. Social class distinction takes a hike as revelers ...
GALLERY: Fair weather means art show time on Marco
Published 01/22/2010 at 1:24 p.m.
There's usually something for everyone at these eclectic fairs, and the crowds keep rolling in
GALLERY: Accent on teen activities
Published 01/21/2010 at 1:18 p.m. 1 Comment
City Parks and Recreation Teen Recreation Leader expands activities menu for Island teens
UPDATE: DEA, SWAT team, police raid Marco Home; arrest man on drug charges
Updated 01/20/2010 at 1:14 p.m. 2 Comments
Suspect Jeffery "Jeb" Baier is a white male, 44 years old, and of frail build
GALLERY: Enjoying elegant homes for a cause
Published 01/19/2010 at 5:22 p.m.
Money raised from the outing helps deserving students go to college