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Thanks Paradise...advice well taken. I think I will head over the bridge to buy.
I'm a MI part timer but have been looking to buy a home and eventually retire there. Now that prices have come down to our price point we can finally afford to buy one but have been afraid to pull the trigger because of the expensive utilities we've been hearing about.Water is $40/1000gal...is that right? Can anybody give me a monthly guesstimate on the other utilities.
I think I know where this elusive "walkway" is. Correct if I'm wrong, but here are the directions to walk to HB. First and foremost, you need to be in good physical condition. This "walkway" is not for the faint of heart. Ok, so park your car at the Tigertail lot. Grab your beach bag, chairs, umbrella,cooler etc..oh and make sure you have a good pair of water proof walking shoes and a porta potty. Cross over the board walk and make a right. Do not walk thru the water to Tigertail beach. Keep walking for a good mile and a half. The terrain is a bit swamp like and there is thick vegetation at times. It's going to take about an hour so it's a good idea to head out early and at low tide. When you reach the multimillion dollar homes perced on the beach, you're there. Set your stuff up and have a good time. I don't think the homeowners will mind...after all, it is a public beach. Lastly, watch the time. It's imperitive to head back before the sun starts setting, otherwise you will not be able to see and will get eaten alive.
"There were turtles killed, no doubt. If you keep chipping away at the little bit of land they have left, soon they'll all be gone," he said.
Still wondering how Jane Watt was able to get away with killing the tortoises for her trailer park HS. Did I say kill?...I meant "relocate"...
They need boat parking.
Did I read that right...Bradenton?? That's about 200 miles round trip. Let me get this straight...a HS was sooo necessary on MI so the kids would not have to make the grueling bus ride to Lely because it takes away from study time. What a freakin joke...just like MIA.
Why is it that the only news we hear about the MIA is related to new sports programs. I never see anything in the news about developing innovations or improving the rigor of science and math curriculums at MIA?? BTW, how is the trailer HS campus coming along...there wasn't even a bulldozer there in June.
I bet keeping the handcuffs on him was a bit of a challenge...OK that was bad.
Perhaps the reason customers went elsewhere is because they knew they were being watched. Why would anyone drive all the way from naples to MI to get their narcotic prescriptions filled when there is a phamacy on every corner. I think Carr did the right thing.
in response to ratsnake:
Think of the poor people who live across the canal from it. Coming into the marina past the CCSO station really, really stinks.
in response to ratsnake:
Think of the poor people who live across the canal from it. Coming into the marina past the CCSO station really, really stinks.
I think about how bad it would be to live across the canal from it every time we pass it in our boat and yet a guzillion dollar home was just built on the east side of Rose Ct. Now I know why that little fixer has been on the market for almost 2 yrs.
Here's an idea...24/7 in season only.
Can anybody tell me why the sewage treatment plant smells sooo bad. Never noticed it until lately. That seems more of a health risk than septic tanks. Is it all the time? May have to move my boat to another marina.
Couldn't agree more Francis...may as well call it carnival island.
How bout this. First students, and then a program and then a building.
"Last report was near 1500 child residents here. That's substantial considering full time residents are around 13,000."
...hmmm...so let's say that half of those kids, or even a third or fourth of them are high school age. That means only 68 out of 500 or 375 attend the world class MIA. Jane better order extra trailers.
"Support our global interests. Paradise!" Right on Slackdaddy!!!!!!
Zookeeper, I am on your side and have always been on your side. I just thought it was brilliant how Wize put deltarome and captnimbo in their places. I was laughing at the fact that he shut them up. I sincerely apologize for the pain I have caused you.
WizeOlMarco,You certainly are wise and brilliant and funny! Thanks for the link to the past, it's a keeper.
MarcoDefender,Your passive-aggressive attitude is insulting as is your distortion of our words. If I, Mr. Way or Joe Schmo want to use the analogy "like losing a child" to express immense grief for the loss of something...anything, that is our right. It does not make us "harsh and inappropriate" people. It does not mean we put animals before people. Go eat your sour grapes. I'm done with you.
To Mr. Way,I'm so sorry for the loss of your child... or should I say everyones child. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I and many others are so saddened by the loss of this beautiful babe.
...and to you MarcoDefender, you are a callous, self rightous piece of dirt!!!!Why don't you practice what you preach and teach yourself a little about humilty,discretion, freedom and respect for ALL life. How dare you sit there with your holier than thou attitude and pretend to care about the conservation of nature. If I remember correctly, you and your buddy Jane had your bulldozers warmed up and ready to destroy this beautiful sanctuary for your own personal agenda. Why don't you go crawl in a turtle hole off of San Marco rd...there are plenty of vacant ones. Oh and by the way, I have 3 children, 2 dogs, a cat.
in response to Klaus
"who the fu......ck is deniseholymarie??????"
...a freakin wackadoodle!
George,I couldn't agree with you more. Mini golf does not belong on the island...nothing but an eye sore. Why can't we enhance mother nature here on the island instead of making it a carnival like atmosphere!!
DQ all the way!!
To Ruger, Klaus and Shadow,Here's a quote from th Suntimes just in case you all missed it,or more likely ignored it.
"Pellant said the school’s initial French, Spanish and physical education teachers all left after their jobs were made part-time because the Academy’s initial enrollment wasn’t large enough to provide funding for full-time positions." Four teachers and a principal gone! Doesn't sound like a HS that's coming together to me.
Perfect place for a convention center!
"It's difficult to say whether Mr. Anderson would be alive even if he had been promptly popped in a buggy ..... to what, then be on life-support somewhere? Tough issues.
MarcoBiker,Perhaps had Mr. Anderson been given the chance to get medical attention, we would know the answer to that! Many people including the ederly have survived strokes and have lived productive lives long after.
“Our leadership received a letter from the County last month expressing concerns related to intra-facility transports,” Taylor said in an email. “Since that time, we have spent many hours in productive conversations with the Collier County administrators and remain hopeful that a positive resolution is imminent.”
So how many more people will die while these "productive conversations" go on! Depending on the type of stroke, Mr. Anderson suffered (ischemic or hemorrhagic) he could have been a candidate for a clot busting agent that could have saved his life. Time is of the utmost importance, however. There is a 2-3hr window from the onset of symtoms for this drug to be administered for an ischemic stroke. I can't help but wonder why the doctor didn't do anything to get Mr. Anderson to the hospital ASAP?? And to you Mr. Rowe; you did ALL you could to help save your dear friend. You are the epitome of a true friend. My heart goes out to you and the Anderson family.
"During the past five years, fatalities have dropped every year from 2005 with 3,533 to 2010 with 2,444, which is a 30.8 percent reduction."
Geez, wasn't '05 the beginning of the real estate decline. People lost their jobs and houses and moved away. Snowbirds, vacationers and baby boomers decided to stay home save their money for necessities. So do the math...less people, less fatalities...dah!
Maybe Jane can have them relocated.
Ruger,I'm tired of the opponents being called "haters" of MIA. I have been reading these blogs from day one and never has there been any use of the word "hate" except by the proponents. Ocram has very valid points about MIA on every level and it seems no one can answer his/her valid questions. In the end it all comes down to concern for the children whose lives will be ruined by attending MIA. Call any college admission office and ask them what is the most important part of the college application and they will tell you it is academic transcript starting at grade 9.Colleges want to see high grades in challenging courses which MIA does not offer. An "A" in PE or art or basic math and science will not cut it. Would you let your child or grandchild be the guinea pig for MIA. Jane Watt doesn't seem to care. Her kid doesn't start HS for 3 more yrs. I don't know how she sleeps at night...really I don't.
Jwputnam,I challenge you to interview the math, chemistry, government and literature TEACHERS at MIA. Oh that's right there isn't any...awesome cafe though.
"The sixties generation (mine) has left a great scar upon this wonderful American experiment. I wish that it would finally come to an end!"
Putnam,I think your brain has finally come to an end. The sixties called, they want their LSD back.
SumBum,What a pretentious load of _____!You want facts, here's a few from directly the MIA website. "POSSIBLE Student Course selections MIGHT include: 1. English I Honors 1. English II Honors 2. World Lit 2. Contemporary Lit 3. Algebra II Honors 3. Pre-Calc 4. Liberal Arts Math 4. Liberal Arts Math 5. Biology I Honors 5. Chemistry I Honors 6. World History Honors 6. American History Honors 7. HOPE 7. Foreign Language 8. Elective 8. Elective 9th 10th 1. English I 1. English II 2. Algebra I 2. Geometry or Algebra I 3. Earth/Space Science 3. Biology I 4. HOPE 4. American History 5. World History 5. Foreign Language 6. Liberal Arts Math 6. Business Own/Marketing 7. Business Own/Marketing 7. Elective 8. Elective"
Really...a school that "possibly might" have courses. And as far as I can see on the website, the teaching staff consists of PE instructor, soc studies teacher, art instructor and a spanish teacher. I guess it's POSSIBLE they MIGHT get math, english and science teachers.
"(Biology will be particularly awkward...)". too funny MarcoTrojan. The truth of it is however,there will be no bio, physics, chemistry,geology,anatomy & physiology, AP classes and probably not even a lab. They will be lucky to have a basic earth/space science course. Academic rigor of HS courses is an important factor in the college admission process. Admin officers see a HS course schedule as a blueprint of of one's education; a solid foundation of learning that one can build on in college. Parents would be doing their children a huge disservice by sending them to MIA.
Ruger, no one will have to worry about this young lady being their nurse, because she won't make it a week in nursing school if she can't make it to class on time. Nursing school has very strict rules right down to the length of your finger nails. Tardiness is never tolerated, especially for clinicals. Hopefully this has taught her a valuable lesson.
Ray and Ladue, thanks for the encouraging words. I guess I over reacted based on one persons bad experience and MH's blog (usually never read them). Won't stop looking for a place there or Capri.
Wow, you don't have to tell me twice to stay off your island and spend my money elsewhere. Since '04 we have been renting out your homes 3 x yr, eat out everynight we are there, buy groceries, fish on charters, rent boats, pay to get on the beach etc...We have been looking to buy a house on MI but with the possibility of paying for an unecessary highschool and community center and now this, I think we'll head elsewhere to find our home. If it's ok with you antisnowbirders, we would still like to use your beach....I promise we won't bother you.
What Marco Island hospital??
Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda!
I think these "meteorologists" are in cahoots with the insurance companies so they can keep raising our homeowner premiums.
hahahahahaha...good stuff I-eye.
We first heard about MI through friends up north who have family in Naples. My husband and I decided to give it a try back in 04. Tired of staying in hotels we googled "homes for rent" and were very pleased with what we found. Needless to say we rented a house for a week with our own pool, dock, dolphins and manatee right out back. It truly is paradise and we are so greatful for people like "Jaguar" who rent out their homes on a weekly basis. We will never stay in a hotel again! We started out by going 1 wk a yr and now for the last 3yrs have been coming 2 x a yr for a week at a time because of work schedules. There is no need for us to leave the island when we visit...it has everything we need. We dine out every day, rent boats, go on fishing charters and shop, just to mention a few things.Oh and did I mention we got married on the beach using a local florist, pastor, photographer etc.. Right now we are looking to buy our own house on Marco to retire to someday. Moral of the story is: look what spending 1 week on Marco Island can turn into. The handful of bad owners needs to be held accountable. Why punish everyone.
My family and I have vacationed all over the country until we discovered Marco 5 yrs ago. We have not gone any where else since. The reason we keep coming back to Marco is because of the availability and variety of beautiful homes we rent for a week that started out as a 1 x a yr trip is now twice a yr. A hotel does not compare to these homes we rent with our own pool, a dock to fish from and our favorite is to watch the wildlife in the canals. You can't get this from a hotel room and renting these homes is what keeps us coming back. We spend thousands of dollars on fishing charters, boat rentals, eating out and shopping on Marco each time we visit. We have referred many friends also. If it's the same rental properties causing the problems, why does everyone have to suffer. Please do not punish all homeowners because of a hand full of negligent landlords. We want to keep coming back to the homes on Marco.
WoolyBully--My eyes are watering from laughing so hard...thanks for the laugh...needed that!
I agree with marcoislandres that the vacant homes and lots are not maintained. We have been vacationing on Marco for the past 5 yrs and love to jog through the beautiful streets of Marco. This past yr however we did notice how unkempt Marco looked. We would much rather see Fla style shell driveways than overgrown weeds.Tourism is Marco's bread and butter...time to re-focus guys, don't ya think?
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