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Gardening: Enjoy the colors of the tropics
In sub-tropical Florida we have shrubs and trees which can provide us with flowers all year.Outdoors
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Bookworm: Fast food dreams; neighbor nightmares
A hundred years ago, if you were hungry and in Wichita, you were in luck. Although Texas, Wisconsin, and Connecticut have laid claim to it.Entertainment
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Letters to the Editor, July 12
It’s important to remember that animals such as the iguanas and pythons “invading” Florida were once “pets,” dumped when the novelty wore off.
Ask the Pharmacist: Protect yourself with fruit
Some people eat nothing but fruit. They are called fruitarians. While I do not advocate this diet for everyone.Life
Letters to the Editor, July 9
Shame on Naples, and Collier County, and their powerful businesses for not providing a municipal park golf course
Commentary: Facts replace ‘reefer madness’
The amendment passed in a landslide, garnering over 71 percent of the vote statewide and over 60 percent supermajority of Marco Island voters.
Letters to the Editor, July 5
It is with great pleasure I welcome the first female police chief of Marco Island.
Does religious freedom include aiding migrants?
How do you define religious freedom? Prison for being a Good Samaritan to refugees? The hung jury in the Scott Warren trial leaves the question to us.
Editorial: Either way, taxpayers cover cost of deputies in Collier schools
Collier government and the school district derive their funding from the same source — county taxpayers.
Letters to the Editor, June 28
During a recent conversation with a resident of Hideaway Beach it came to my attention.
With hurricane season upon us, kindness counts
For those of us who stayed put, the week immediately following Hurricane Irma was especially humbling, as we scrambled for fresh water, ice, food and peace of mind.
Letters to the Editor, June 25
The June 17 City Council meeting approved having stand-alone medical marijuana dispensaries on Marco Island.
Guest Commentary: What ‘Keep the Chief’ means
There is no election, but Marco Island residents may be approached to place a “Keep the Chief” sign in their yard.
Gardening: Dealing with the hot and wet summer
Second only to August, July is one of the hottest months with high temperatures averaging 90 degrees and lows averaging 75 degrees.Life
Bookworm: Insects as a necessity; moon mission
You knew exactly where the mosquito was. It was right next to midnight, and he was next to your ear, where you couldn’t slap him dead.Entertainment
Pharmacist: Grill lettuce to make you sleepy
It wouldn’t be the first time a vegetable was grilled. Just think of zucchini, peppers and corn on the cob.Life
Pharmacist: Mullein has 5 medicinal benefits
Mullein is known botanically as Verbascum thapus. It has soft fuzzy leaves as well as gorgeous yellow flowers towering at the top.Life
Gardening: Bulbous plants for Southwest Florida
Daffodils and tulips are my favorite flowers because it was a sure sign of spring in Connecticut when they began popping up in the fields and yards.Outdoors
Bookworm: ‘Unexpected’ events
The position had already been filled. Some might say that there’s no sense going after a job that wasn’t available.Entertainment
Pharmacist: 5 ways to treat a diaper rash
A rash can be caused by a pathogen like yeast/fungus or bacterial organisms.Life
Bookworm: Weird laws and science for kids
The minute you woke up this morning, you knew today was going to be different. No business-as-usual for you this afternoon.Entertainment
Letters to the Editor, June 18
The era amendment simply states “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the US or any state on account of sex.”
Letters to the Editor, June 14
I am a Marco resident, a business owner, and I am in favor of dispensaries on Marco.
Pharmacist: Surprising uses for a diabetes drug
Introduced in 1995 when I was just 30 years old, metformin quickly gained traction in the medical arena as the drug of choice to use in diabetes.Entertainment
Letters to the Editor, June 11
Ed Issler dismissed the fact that 60 percent of voters approved medical marijuana on Marco Island.
Pharmacist: Hormone strategies for fatigue
Many times, when a woman is fatigued and experiencing post-menopausal symptoms ...Life
Letters to the Editor, June 7
I’m a security officer and building superintendent in Collier County. I’m finding dirty electricity everywhere I check with my meter in Collier.
Bookworm: Back to nature before doomsday
As a former army chaplain, he knew that the British had ceded land to the U.S. after the Revolutionary War.Entertainment
Letters to the Editor, May 31
During Trump’s first two years in office, three U.S. consumer-protection regulators completed 84 cases.
Gardening: The snakes of Florida
Snakes and alligators are two of the most feared species we live with on the edge of the Everglades.Outdoors
Letters to the Editor, May 28
A recent letter to the editor criticized the press for reporting "certain misdeeds ...
Pharmacist: Surprise! Eggs reduce stroke risk
For years, folks have been afraid of eggs, and how they are “bad” for cholesterol and LDL.Life
Gardening: Watering and rainy season
If you are one of the people who say it’s summer so I can turn off my sprinklers, this column is for you.Outdoors
Pharmacist: 5 reasons you should take selenium
The Greek word “selene” means moon, and that’s where the trace mineral selenium gets its name.Life
Letters to the Editor, May 17
Florida Veterans for Common Sense believes action on climate change is needed now.
Letters to the Editor, May 14
Car carriers have always been a safety concern, but this season they were completely out of control parking in traffic lanes.
Pharmacist: Reducing scary breathing problems
If your child must undergo a tonsillectomy, there is important research newly published in JAMA Pediatrics that I’d like to share with you today.Life