Thanks by way of square meals

Marco Islander Bill Filbin reports another successful food drive for Thanksgiving, courtesy of the generosity of fellow islanders.

“We’d like to thank islanders, vacationers, and Realtors for stepping up again this year for a successful food drive of 72 large trays of side dishes and 27 pies,” Filbin said. “Without their help many people at St Mathew’s homeless shelter would have gone without.”

Each year on Thanksgiving Day, Filbin loads up volunteer vehicles and drives the trays of food through to the Naples charity.

Shopping alternative

A vast array of artisans will sell their wares at Art-in-the-Glades on Saturday, Dec. 12, under the pavilion in McLeod Park (near Everglades City’s City Hall building) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

They will offer everything from jewelry to soaps to decorated buoys, so have a fun day out and support local crafters in this laid-back little town. When you get hungry at lunchtime, hotdogs, burgers and drinks will be on sale, as well as baked goods from local charities. And, bring the kiddies who can play on the swings while you shop.

For information, call Marya at 695-2905 or see

Free trip for deserving family

Starting with its 30th anniversary two years ago The Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A. has been donating a family trip, all expenses paid vacation to Disney World to a local family.

The firm announced recently that it needs your help to find a local family who would benefit from its “For the Family” holiday give-away. This year the firm is donating three-day park passes, two nights at a hotel, and a gift card for incidentals such as food, gas or parking to a local family of four.

Attorney Morris said: “My staff and I really enjoy participating in this event and being able to make a difference for a family who otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to Disney World. Our hope is that this vacation will help the family that receives the award forget their worries and leave with wonderful memories of their time at Disney. If anyone knows a family, please help us in our mission by nominating them for the give-away.”

Nominate by visiting the law firm at: 247 North Collier Blvd., Suite 202 or through the firm’s website at: and clicking on “Holiday Giveaway”. Nominations must be submitted no later than Dec. 23, 2015 and the recipient will be selected shortly thereafter.

Creek appeal

Fiddler’s Creek announced availability of two Stock Signature Homes in the residential villages of Mahogany Bend and Majorca.

The Courtleigh features four bedrooms and four and one-half baths around a great room with an adjoining kitchen and family room, plus a private dining room and library/study just steps off the foyer. Price is $1,199,990.

Stock also offers the Scottsdale II – the only remaining move-in-ready home available in Majorca, a 19 single-family home village. It has three bedrooms, three full baths and a study around a spacious living room with adjoining dining room and kitchen. Price is $829,990.

Also available from Stock are residences in Isla del Sol, a village of 34 custom estate homes that offer three, four and five bedrooms at prices ranging from $1,149,990 to $1,599,990.

Call 732-9300, stop by the Fiddler’s Creek Information Center at 8152 Fiddler’s Creek Parkway, or visit

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