About TOM WILLIAMS
Mother Nature offers a special tribute for Marco on Memorial Day
Published 05/23/2013 at 2:37 p.m.
As our American History continues to unfurl there is an inspiring fact that must never be forgotten. It is a reality that should be remembered more than once a year, and it is a privilege to be honored every minute ...
Remembering Marco Island's Lady Christmas
Published 12/21/2012 at 1:24 p.m.
Lady Christmas was born in the land of Christmas trees and real silver tinsel. She came from the mountains and valleys where ornaments began and mistletoe and red holly berries where natural decorations
Veteran's Day It began as a fight for freedom in lands far away
Published 11/08/2012 at 4:44 p.m.
The official end of the first World War began on the 11th hour, of the 11 day, of the 11th month of 1918. When the Great War ended Western Europe was wrecked. It was the end of the horrible beginning ...
Superstition, St. Elmo's fire, and the haunted lighthouse of Cape Romano
Published 10/25/2012 at 1:37 p.m.
[No Paragraph Style]BC BodycopyWP BC Serif Drop Cap D arkness falls fast in the tropics, but as the shadows begin to lengthen, and the sunset begins to disappear earlier every day, even Marco Islanders can feel the effects of October ...
Home is where the heart is for Marco Island's burrowing owls
Published 10/22/2012 at 2:44 p.m. 1 Comment
There certainly is no place like home, and as humans living on Marco Island we share our particular brand of paradise with a feathered friend that for centuries has been known for wisdom, patience, and the ability to use forethought ...
Children's art graces cover of new Marco Island Marriott menus
Published 06/29/2012 at 8:44 a.m.
With summer almost upon us and school on Marco winding down until August, Marriott's Marco Island Beach Resort Director of Restaurants Yosseff Oualidi made a special welcome on Saturday morning to congratulate the winners of a very special artist competition.
ESSAY: Pelican population and growth alarms experts
Published 04/01/2012 at 2:38 p.m. 1 Comment
"The pelicans in the Marco area are getting bigger,” related Chief Ornithologist Derek Berger from the Everglades National Seashore Foundation. “The population of the native Brown Pelicans is increasing and so is the size of the individual birds.” The Brown ...
A Halloween story: Skeletons discovered under the Marco River
Published 10/27/2011 at 2:32 p.m. 2 Comments
An ancient burial chamber was found late last Wednesday under the southern end of the new Marco Island Bridge. A routine test piling was drilled and filled with concrete during the construction of the new causeway and after the six ...
PHOTOS: Islander Chris Quinton recounts dangerous nightly missions in Iraq
Published 11/11/2010 at 5:05 p.m. 2 Comments
When Chris Quinton arrived in Baghdad, it was an entirely different world than his home on Marco Island. The mercury was hovering around 110 degrees, and the air in the ancient city smelled like an equal mix of rotten garbage ...
Waterspouts: The weather witches of Marco
Published 07/17/2010 at 9:30 p.m.
It has been said that tornados are the finger of God. For many, the Wicked Witch of the West in the “Wizard of Oz” is not nearly as terrifying as the tornado that touched down in Kansas and swept away ...
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