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Title: Columnist – Marco Eagle

Recent Work

  • Eye on the Y: Annual Daddy Daughter Dance approaches Published 02/03/2010 at 5:10 p.m.

    The first week of February is now behind us and the next round of snowbirds has descended upon Marco Island

  • Eye on the Y: It's a great time to be on Marco Island Published 01/26/2010 at 4:19 p.m.

    It’s the end of January, and what a fun time to be on Marco Island; plenty of things to do and see and best of all, visiting the Greater Marco Family YMCA!

  • Eye on the Y: That was the week that was at the Greater Marco Family YMCA Published 01/22/2010 at 10:52 a.m.

    The sound of tiles clapping the board reverberates throughout portable B as the class of Mah-Jongg students learns this ancient Chinese game.

  • Tom Green performs this weekend: Comedian at Off The Hook Comedy Club Published 01/20/2010 at 5:23 p.m. 1 Comment

    Canadian rapper, actor, writer, media personality and comedian Tom Green will be soon be making the trek to Southwest Florida for a series of appearances at Capt. Brien’s “Off the Hook “Comedy Club starting on Thursday and running through Sunday.

  • Crystals perform tonight: Legendary girl group at Capt. Brien’s Published 01/20/2010 at 5:19 p.m.

    The year was 1961. The American music scene was in a limbo with the kings of rock and roll in a declining period of popularity.

  • Eye on the Y: Marco Island as winter wonderland Published 01/14/2010 at 3:26 p.m.

    Come to Marco Island, it’s a Winter Wonderland! Words I thought I would never utter or write in a sentence

  • Eye on the Y: Snowbirds return to the Greater Marco Family YMCA Published 01/07/2010 at 2:53 p.m.

    The first week of 2010 is under the bridge and the snowbirds continue to flock to the nest called the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

  • Jackie Mason comes to Marco Published 12/30/2009 at 2:29 p.m.

    I don’t know about you, but my earliest recollection of comedian Jackie Mason was his appearances on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” Of the many comic who appeared, I thought his comedic timing and material were hysterical, I recognized this even ...

  • Eye on the Y: Holiday Camp rolls on at the Y Published 12/28/2009 at 3:29 p.m.

    The first half of Holiday Camp was held this week at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, and what a fun time it was for the holiday campers.

  • The Eye on Y: There is something for everyone at the Y Published 11/25/2009 at 4:32 p.m.

    The Greater Marco Family YMCA is the place to see and be seen, especially this weekend, as Holiday Camp was held on Wednesday and Friday and the Black Friday Drop-in Camp was held for the first time.

  • At the Y, Christmas is in the air. Published 11/20/2009 at 1:28 p.m.

    Are you ready for some turkey? Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for the Black Friday bargains at area merchants?

  • Thanksgiving activities heating up Published 11/13/2009 at 3:21 p.m.

    The month of November is speeding by (as all the months seem to do these days) and everyone’s attention is on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

  • Black Friday services available at the Y Published 11/06/2009 at 4:43 p.m.

    Wow, what a week it has been at the Greater Marco Family YMCA! The Y membership rolls have increased by a good margin with the first wave of returning members to Marco Island.

  • Coed basketball fitness, skills and teamwork return to the Y Published 10/23/2009 at 3:35 p.m.

    Basketball is a game that was invented in 1891 by YMCA physical education instructor Dr. James Naismith, who taught at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

  • Learn basic Spanish at the Marco Family YMCA Published 10/08/2009 at 2:43 p.m.

    Last Thursday was a monumental day at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Why

  • Learn basic Spanish at the Marco Family YMCA Published 10/08/2009 at 2:43 p.m.

    Last Thursday was a monumental day at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Why

  • October brings a plethora of events Published 10/02/2009 at 2:42 p.m.

    A plethora of programs are available to all age groups at the Greater Marco Family YMCA during the month of October. (I just love to use the word “plethora” in a sentence).

  • Cheerleading classes beginning at Y Published 09/24/2009 at 4:56 p.m.

    Rah! Rah! Sis boom bah! Fall Cheerleading is back at the Y and you need to sign up now – the Greater Marco Family YMCA is beginning its fourth season.

  • Football season comes but once a year Published 09/18/2009 at 2:11 p.m.

    What happened to my Cleveland Browns? My Miami Dolphins? My Pittsburgh Steelers? Oh, that’s right, they won! Why am I concerned about these teams and this sport of football?

  • Tennis, anyone? Raise a racket at the Y Published 09/11/2009 at 3:51 p.m.

    The only racket being raised at the Greater Marco Family YMCA is that of tennis players on the eight clay courts there.

  • September is Member get a Member Month at the Y Published 09/04/2009 at 2:22 p.m.

    The Greater Marco Family YMCA, where we build strong kids, strong families and strong communities, has a fantastic offer for members and community members at the Y.

  • Stevie Goes to ASPIRE at the Greater Marco Family YMCA Published 08/28/2009 at 4:58 p.m.

    I want you to remember your first car that was a stick shift.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to YMCA camp – the final week – Published 08/20/2009 at 8:51 p.m.

    The summer of 2009 is almost over. There, I said it. School bells will soon be ringing and boys and girls will return to campus for yet another year of educational bliss.

  • Big-time comics headline at Off the Hook Published 08/14/2009 at 4:21 p.m.

    Capt. Brian’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, inside Capt. Brian’s Seafood and Raw Bar in Marco Walk, has attracted national attention as a venue for top performers, according to Iliza Shlesinger, winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” winning $250,000, a ...

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 11 Published 08/13/2009 at 8:28 p.m.

    I was very excited about this week. I can identify with the campers because my life is a reality show. Just mix “Survivor” with “Jeopardy” and add a dash of “Are you Smarter then a Fifth Grader” and there you ...

  • Thank you Marco police officers Published 08/10/2009 at 11:53 a.m. 1 Comment

    Marco Island police officers and their families enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of food, fun and entertainment at Gene Sarazan Park courtesy of the Marco Island Police Foundation.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 10 Published 08/06/2009 at 8:03 p.m.

    It was the Island Style week at camp, mon! I love the Caribbean style of talking, the vernacular as they say. It is a pleasant sounding mixture of French, Spanish and English. We also had a great time dressing up ...

  • A la Carte: Crazy Flamingo goes ‘Crazy’ with 20th anniversary celebration Published 08/04/2009 at 8:21 p.m.

    It was Aug. 1, 1989, that Rhode Island native Tony Rainone opened the doors to the public of a restaurant he called ‘The Crazy Flamingo”. Burgers and hot dogs were only a buck, draft beer was offered for $.050 cents ...

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 9 Published 07/30/2009 at 9:28 p.m.

    Week number 9 of summer camp, alias “Wild, Wild West” week, was a gosh darn, dag nap it, good ole’ time for all who attended.

  • Eagle i: ‘Supplies for Success’ Published 07/28/2009 at 8:46 p.m.

    Many of us remember going to the store with our parents and picking out brand new backpacks and supplies for the new school year.

  • Island stalwart Stakich dead at 88 Updated 07/28/2009 at 3:45 p.m. 2 Comments

    Marco Island community friend and activist Robert “Bob“ Stakich, 88, died early Tuesday morning after a brief illness.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 8 Published 07/23/2009 at 8:54 p.m.

    Week 8 of summer camp is drawing to a close and Weird Science week was just that, pretty weird. Boys and girls in the camp took part in activities and crafts base on the week’s theme.

  • Eagle i: Pre-school registration begins at Y Published 07/21/2009 at 7:28 p.m.

    The Greater Marco YMCA has three preschool classrooms. We cater to children ages 2-5 years old. Our goals are to maintain a fun learning and safe environment for your children by using the creative curriculum methods.

  • Eagle i: Register for ASPIRE at the Y Published 07/21/2009 at 7:23 p.m.

    Question: What does ASPIRE stand for? Answer: After School Program for Inspiration, Recreation and Education.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp – Week 7 Published 07/16/2009 at 9:18 p.m.

    British Challenger Soccer program was a success here at the Y and the feedback for the program and coaches were very positive. Guys and girls still can sign up for the five day British Challenge Soccer Camp to be held ...

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 6 Published 07/09/2009 at 7:15 p.m.

    Summer Camp Week 6 proved to be the best week yet as campers from all over the area and some from other countries such as France enjoyed a week of fun and games base on the theme of “It’s a ...

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp - Week 5 Published 07/02/2009 at 8:14 p.m.

    What a star spangled week it has been at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 4 Published 06/25/2009 at 8:25 p.m.

    Spaced Invaders was the theme for this week at the Greater Marco Family YMCA Summer Camp, and what a week it was!

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp — Week 3 Published 06/18/2009 at 7:51 p.m.

    Why is June going by so fast? It’s because of the rip roaring full schedule of things to do, places to go, and things to see as part of Summer Camp 2009 at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, Manatee Summer ...

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to Camp Published 06/11/2009 at 8:22 p.m.

    Holy cow! What a week at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Not only did Summer Camp week 2 start at the Y but two other camps had their start off-Island that the Y is supervising.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp: Week 1 Published 06/04/2009 at 8:19 p.m.

    Another exciting week has gone by at your Greater Marco YMCA.

  • Eye on the Y: Stevie goes to camp Published 05/28/2009 at 7:40 p.m.

    Get ready for a “Funtasatic” summer! Join the Greater Marco Family YMCA for another fun filled summer packed with games, sports, field trips, and exciting “Fun Fridays.”

  • Eye on the Y: Summer start means camp, kickers and a little rain Published 05/21/2009 at 8:21 p.m.

    Disappointment, heartache, gloom, etc. Words cannot describe my feelings in having to cancel the Greater Marco YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball Championship Game scheduled for the previous Monday night.

  • Eye on the Y: What’s on tap? Summer camp! Published 05/14/2009 at 7:42 p.m.

    The British are coming! The British are coming! British Challenger Soccer is coming back this summer at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

  • Eye on the Y: Make sure your 3rd grader is ‘Water Wise’ Published 05/07/2009 at 7:47 p.m.

    School children in the 3rd grade of Tommie Barfield were at the Y this week to take part in the “Waterwise” program.

  • Eye on the Y: Event leaves a good taste in our mouths Published 04/30/2009 at 8:37 p.m.

    The 19th Annual Taste of Marco is now in the history books and what a “funtastic” day it turned out to be.

  • Eye on the Y: Try the newest dance craze at the Y Published 04/23/2009 at 8:08 p.m.

    Zumba is coming! It’s not a wild animal! It’s not a new dessert! It’s the latest dance craze to hit this country since the twist! It’s a salsa, Latino-flavored aerobics class that combines natural dance rhythms with aerobic steps to ...

  • Eye on the Y: Summertime and the livin’ is easy Published 04/21/2009 at 8:58 p.m.

    I have been kept busy this week with the layout of the May issue of the “Eye on the Y” newsletter.

  • Eye on the Y: New youth programs starting now Published 04/02/2009 at 8:45 p.m.

    Holy cow! Stop the presses! I have exciting news for you from the Greater Marco Family YMCA. New youth programs have been announced and I have the information for you.

  • Eye on the Y: Coed volleyball action is at the Y Published 03/26/2009 at 8:50 p.m.

    Another week of exciting things to do at the Greater Marco Family YMCA!