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Legislative leaders are closing in on a compromise to revise the massive Florida Retirement System, building on a failed measure from last year that scuttled a major overhaul of the pension plan covering nearly a million Floridians.
On any given day, Rian Meadows is up checking emails, texts, and grading assignments, and answering her “lifeline,” the phone, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meadows is a government and economics teacher at Florida Virtual School, where students work at their own pace and join her class through live lessons through Adobe Connect or Blackboard.
Hoping part-time residents would take the opportunity to discuss city issues, Marco Island City Councilor Larry Sacher held his second Town Hall meeting just two months after his first. However, the more than 30 participants that attended Thursday were mo
Our Marco Island City Council and Planning Board are freshly sitting on the “Golden Goose.” Now the question is: Will they kill it? First you allowed the golf course – against the will of MICA. Now the Marriott wants more exceptions and special treatment? Then the Rose Marina?
A loud “three cheers” for a job well done have been earned by Marco Island’s Planning Board at its recent March meetings. The board’s thorough and continuing analysis of Marriott’s petition to expand its original 2001 PUD has been admirable. According to official proceedings and the accounts of attendees as well as participants at two public March meetings, ‘We the People’ of Marco Island can be finally proud of our current Planning Board members and the majority of sitting City Council members who appointed them.
The week's gorgeous weather will continue Friday and right on through the weekend.
The Marco Island Center for the Arts' next Up Close and Personal evening event focuses on bonsai, a thousand-year old art form originating in Asia that has become popular in the Western world as well. The event takes place from 5:30 until 7 p.m., April 17
In the weeks leading up to her death Sunday night, Alda Maria Carter hadn’t been feeling well. She’d developed a cough, had trouble breathing and generally felt lousy, her son Robert Carter said. But on Sunday, while recovering in a Naples-area hospital, she looked good, felt at ease and ate the biggest lunch she’d had in a month.
Daily News Editor Ryan Mills gives readers an update on what's happening in the news in Southwest Florida including stories that can be found in Friday's Naples Daily News.
Several news outlets are reporting that late-night television legend David Letterman announced his plan to retire in 2015 this afternoon during a taping of "The Late Show."
The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island reported that it presented three 2014 Spirit of Marco Island Awards this past week to Allyson Richards, Ed & Kathy Miracco, Curt and Jacquie Koon owners of CJ's on the Bay.
Spring signals the budget season for Marco Island's City Council. On Wednesday, the Beautification Advisory Committee focused on a future list of projects it hopes to fund. Timing matched well with council's calendar. The first budget subcommittee meeting
There were no fatal crashes along Interstate 75 this past weekend, following implementation of a new initiative aimed at reducing deaths along the highway throughout Florida and five other states.
A considerable amount of space in the April 1 Eagle was devoted to the ongoing parking issues on our island. Immediate solutions did not pop out of the discussions at the latest meeting. I hope the goal is to not just solve the problem at today’s car volume but looking into the future.
Attendance was strong at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Monday afternoon. For this 14th annual event, the official clicker showed 393 visitors with 45 minutes still to go at 5:45. The function room at the Marriott was filled, a
CVB hosts Marco Island roundtable: Grand Slam season for tourism – summer business may break records, too
Nothing gets tourism gurus more psyched that a winning season. On Wednesday, 48 heavy hitting, high-powered tourism executives from Collier County met at the Rose Historical Auditorium on Marco Island to promote the best and discuss the rest. Marco Island
A beautiful day with plenty of sunshine is on the way Thursday for Southwest Florida.
Question: I have neuropathies all over my body, it feels like pins and needles. I take pain medications. Is there anything natural I can do or take? G.D. Seattle, Colorado
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In the summer of 2004 while I laid in an induced coma at a local hospital, my doctors gave my wife (who was eight months pregnant at the time) a difficult choice.