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Gardening: Beware the flower eaters
It is nice to see that flower beds full of annuals like impatiens, begonias and petunias are beginning to appear in yards around the island.Outdoors
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Don’t deport immigrant vets, make them citizens
It’s hard to believe that we are deporting veterans. Support for those who fought for our country should not be contingent on their country of birth.
by Mark Takano, Juan Vargas and Raúl M. Grijalva | 6 days ago
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 8
I am writing about the recent article about the iconic dome home just off Cape Romano near Marco Island.
Why is Crist downfall so common in #MeToo era?
Politics and what’s happening in the White House aren't nearly as important as our individual actions and what we’re teaching our children at home.
by Dave Willis | 5 days ago
My parents’ World War II diary helped me heal
I saw a side of my parents I never knew, and a journal about a war that tore the world apart helped me piece myself back together again.
by Susan Packard | 3 days ago
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 5
I have noticed different after-effects from Hurricane Irma and am wondering if all the larvae were blown to sea and this was a two-year result.
Pharmacist: Need more phosphatidylcholine?
Fatigue is a challenging issue for people, and it’s hard to test for a root cause beyond standard adrenal and thyroid function tests.Life
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GOP 2020 trump card? Democratic Party: Our view
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders aren't the only presidential candidates who deserve consideration. Democrats, take your time: Our view
Judge Judy: America needs Michael Bloomberg
In 2020, voters need to pick the best possible candidate, not one offering pie-in-the-sky proposals. Michael Bloomberg is the realist we need.
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 25
These are the same sponsors that have supported marijuana legalization nationwide, together with those that control marijuana.
Human Rights Campaign neglected race. No more.
I know what it is like to be both black and gay in America. For too long, LGBTQ people of color have been marginalized in our fight for justice.
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 18
Anger, however, is a destructive emotion, which should be avoided. I hope Bernie gets good advice on that point.
Local news is dead? My readers haven’t heard.
When our weekly newspaper's delivery was delayed by a flat tire, readers noticed. Because we care more about local news than outside accolades.
Why you need to look for the gold star on your license now
In the upper right-hand corner of your driver license or ID card, you should see a gold star. I encourage you to take a moment to check.
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.
Batte: Do the right thing Marco City Council
Police Chief Al Schettino and his police officers were there for us during the disastrous hurricane Irma.
Bookworm: The latest conjuring from Burroughs
Halloween is over this year, but not for you. Your decorations are still up because the season is young.Entertainment
Gardening: Let the mulching begin!
This is the time of year when snow birds and tourists return to the island. Everyone is busy cleaning the last of the summer growth.Outdoors
Bookworm: First Lady expectations; guide to 2020
The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or 44th to hold the job but get ready.Entertainment
Pharmacist: Peppermint a cool solution for IBS
Many people have lost their joy in eating and that’s because they have irritable bowel syndrome ...Life
Gardening: Time to fertilize; here’s all you need to know
It is time to think about fertilizing your shrubs, trees and lawns. Our sandy soil allows nutrients to readily leach from the soil.Outdoors
Bookworm: A tale of segregation, war and racism
Like every child with some crayons and paper, Ashley Bryan loved to make art.Entertainment
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 15
As a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I can attest that the entire maritime community is thankful for this recognition.
Pharmacist: Bernie Sanders and the heart attack
Would you know right away if you were having a heart attack? Symptoms include a heartburn-like sensation, tightness in your chest/arms.Life
Bookworm: ‘Doctor Dogs’ and ‘Kid Activists’
Nobody smiles like your dog does. It’s the best thing: you run out for nine hours or for just a second, it’s all the same to him.Entertainment
Ask the Pharmacist: Berberine helps with brain-related disorders
Everyone understands that insulin levels play a role in blood sugar metabolism and that insufficient levels lead to hyperglycemia and then diabetes.Life
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 4
According to Lisa Conley’s Naples Daily News article dated Nov. 10, 2016, Marco Island residents voted overwhelmingly for now President Donald J. Trump.
Bookworm: Getting ahead in business and life
Some things don’t make sense. For Bonnell and Hansberger, though, dropping out of college just short of graduation did.Entertainment
Pharmacist: B deficiency apparent in the potty
When you think of B complex, you probably think of it as one B vitamin, but “B complex” refers to a group of B vitamins consisting of B1, B2, B3, B6 and others.Life
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 27
I viewed the video of the Sept. 3 City Council meeting and I read letters to the editor in the local papers every week.
Gardening: The spectacular century plant
The century plant (Agave Americana) is an agave that is native to Mexico but is now found worldwide.Outdoors
Bookworm: A dog’s love and tech challenges
You give good treats. Your dog knows that, and he’s happy to take them any time you offer.Entertainment
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 20
As November approaches most of us will begin to decide our Thanksgiving plans ...
Gardening: The proper way to mow your lawn
Proper mowing of your lawn can kill weeds and chinch bugs, cure disease, save water and provide fertilizer.Outdoors
Bookworm: Animals in your life; stuff stories
You live with a pack of wolves. There’s no other explanation: you hear growls coming from their bedrooms.Entertainment
Pharmacist: Why some drugs work, others don’t
Medication treatment should be based upon the neurotransmitters that are imbalanced.Life
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 13
The competent nursing care I received for a recent health challenge reminded me of a poignant event in a hospital where I had served as chaplain.