MSocialStudies - Naples Daily News


MSocialStudies - Naples Daily News
The Marco Island Yacht Club hosted its annual
“Art-Sea” Art Show in late March. The weekend-long
event showcased the non-maritime talents of the club
members, all with a Polynesian theme. MIYC held an
artists’ reception and a luau in conjunction with the show.
Linda Hall and Leslie Shannon
Janice Linman
Nancy Traiser
Dorothy Landwaard
Photos by Lance Shearer
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"Crazy hat" winners,
Meg Holmes, left, Doris Wentland and Linda Walker
Nearly 50 members of the Calusa
Garden Club met for their annual
spring luncheon in April. Many of
the women wore "crazy hats" in
tribute to the luncheon's theme,
Afternoon English Tea, and a contest was held to determine who
wore the craziest hat of all. New
officers were installed at the annual event, which was held at the
Island Country Club.
Calusa Garden
Club officers:
Connie Lowery, left,
Linda Columbo,
Dale DeFeo,
Barbara Messner,
Judy Kouhi,
Cherry McCurn
and Dorrie Madonna
Connie Lowery and Peggy Grass
By Nancy Reynolds
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Marianne Foley, left, Kathy Lord, Peg Swink and Lindy Kowalczyk
“Talk Derby to Me,” the
annual fundraiser for the
Upon a Star Foundation,
was held in May at the
Marco Island Brewery, with
dozens of ladies attending
in extravagant hats.
Everybody had their bets
down when, just after the
Kentucky Derby started,
the iconic horse race that
“Talk Derby” is based
around froze on the big
screens surrounding the
party, due to a malfunction
of DirecTV. MIB owner
Frank LaCava donated
the restaurant’s
proceeds to the cause,
and the event raised
$30,000, said Upon a
Star co-founder
Howard Jordan.
and Howard Jordan
Joan Chustz
Suzanne Amon
Tatiana LaCruz
Jacki Strategos and Mary Zachrich-Schwindt
By Lance Shearer
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Marco has taste, Marco eateries
have tasty treats, and if your
taste in entertainment runs to
sampling a smorgasbord of
specialties, Taste of Marco was
for you. The Annual Taste of
Marco is the island’s signature
food-tasting event, which was
held in April at the Esplanade.
Benefiting the Greater Marco
Family YMCA, the 22nd annual
event gave restaurants the
chance to reach new customers
and lets the public try some of
those restaurants’ signature
dishes, all for a $5 admission
fee and a few dollars in food
Danielle Rodrigo
Dale Rod
Anna de Moya
and Micah Neely
George Vellis
Karla Ray, left, Steve Reynolds and Saundra Weathers
Photos by Lance Shearer
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The Marco Island
Founders Club of Ave
Maria University concluded its 2011-2012
Luncheon/Lecture season with a rousing presentation “On Being
Catholic” by Fr. Dennis
Cooney at the Marco Island Yacht Club in May.
According to director
Elizabeth “Betty” Sheridan, another great season is in store for 201213. “As we continue to
grow the Founders, the
community is always
invited to join us for
these informative programs,” Sheridan said.
Teresa DiFranco
and Anna Scharfenberger
Nancy and Bernie Fine
Eric and
Barbara Milledge
Maureen Weyrauch and Jan Rau
Catherine Dailey with Phil and Betty Sheridan
By Bernadette La Paglia
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The Marco Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution (DAR) chose a perfect
historic day to honor two citizens who
continue to make Marco Island proud. It was
on April 19, 1775, that the first battles of the
American Revolutionary War were fought at
Lexington and Concord, Mass.! The recipient
of the DAR Student Scholarship, Camille
Richie, received her award while proud
parents Nancy and Michael looked on. The
recipient of the DAR Community Service
Award, Keith Dameron, received his award
while wife Barbara beamed. DAR Regent
Barbara Messere
was especially
proud to
announce that
contributions to
our community
were so vast that
when submitted
to the state
DA review,
they won
second place.
Camille Richie with
parents Nancy and
Keith Dameron with wife
Barbara and DAR Regent
Barbara Messere
Kay Ziegler
and Faith Brown
Tom and Darol Traeger
Photos by Bernadette La Paglia
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Bald eagle enthusiasts put on a
show that was “for the birds” at Nest
Fest, held at Bistro Soleil in April.
In an evening of humor and
seriousness, 145 friends of Marco
Island’s Tract K eagle sanctuary
paraded feathered frocks for a grand
prize. Their efforts were rewarded as
a delighted audience hooted for their
favorites. Money raised will help
support a lease paid by the Marco
Eagle Sanctuary Foundation to keep
Tract K pristine for eagles.
The organization needs $30,000
annually to support the property.
Diane and Ken Honecker
Susan Parcelles and
Mike and Nancy Richie
Jerry Swiacki with Judy and Larry Sacher
Joanna Sliwka, Sue Carey and Linda Colombo
Judy Ries, Jody Taylor and Pat McPherson
Photos by Lance Shearer
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Wearing leathers, military
insignia and veterans’
patches or buttons on their
denim vests and jackets,
motorcycle riders took off
in support of military veterans and their families for
the Freedom Ride in May.
More than 200 motorcyclists rode from the Naples’
Harley-Davidson dealership to Stan’s Idle Hour in
Ride organizer
Alan Harris
Trish Priller
A line of motorcyclists cross over the Goodland
Bridge for the Freedom Ride.
Shirley Oedekerk and Fran Brown
JROTC master sergeant Katherine McCumber
Photos by Lance Shearer
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