Friday, December 7, 2018!
 
"News, Happenings & Opportunities"    
"Enjoy Our Paradise"
 BILL'S STUFF!!   NEVER FORGET!!!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK!   "
Y esterday, December 7th, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

  FDR Asks for a Declaration of War     More:    

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:    "Honours should go where death and danger go." 
      --- Winston Churchil
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NEVER FORGET!!      PEARL HARBOR DECEMBER 7,1941
The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged.

PEARL HARBOR DECEMBER 7,1941                      USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL
DON'T MISS OPPORTUNITIES!!
DON'T MISS OPPORTUNITIES!!       Let's Pass Our Blessings On!!!


1
. NOMINATE A LOCAL FAMILY IN NEED to receive a FREE DISNEY VACATION. For the 6th Year, The Morris Law Firm is looking for nominations. For all the details see Flyer.


2. TOY DRIVE-CHRISTMAS ISLAND STYLE.  Dedicated to Hurricane Michael's First Responders. Collection of "unwrapped toys" at all Christmas Island Style Events (see Link for list). OR drop off anytime to Marco Fire Rescue or MI Chamfer. Also, send checks to:  
Christmas Island Style  
PO Box 1216  
MI, Fl 34146.  

 

3. FOOD PANTRY NEEDS OUR HELP! As the holidays approach and the need for food increases, The Family Church Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, is a remarkable service to those who are having difficult times and often the decision is between eating and a roof over their head.  More info:  Link.
Bill's note: If more convenient or you are off Island  and want to help this worthwhile cause, send a check to: Family Church Our Daily Bread Food Pantry 1450 Winterberry Rd, Marco Island, FL 34145.
 MARCO MOVIES--PLAYING NOW!!!
Marco Movies
 NEW: SCHINDLER'S LIST & CREED II  also playing   INSTANT FAMILY & 
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. 
 
Show times:  Link. Tickets:  Link.


       FOOD, BEER, WINE, POPCORN, STEAKS AND LOTS MORE!!!!!  
      THUNDER STORMS, COLD, RAIN ----COME EARLY-BEST SEATS! 

NEW: OPERATING HOURS:    MATINEE'S ARE BACK !!
HURRICANE, RED TIDE & 10 DAY WEATHER FORECAST!!!
  
RED TIDE & 10 DAY WEATHER FORECAST!!!
    

1. NO 
RED TIDE: WATER CLEAR, NO DEAD FISH, NO RESPIRATORY
IRRITATION.  Info updated twice (2) a day!!  Visit: VISITBEACHES.ORG  Link.

2. 10  DAY WEATHER FORECAST.      
 

KEEP SMILING--LAUGH MORE!--ENJOY!
KEEP  SMILING--LAUGH M
ORE!!     TA
KES ALL KINDS!!!!
 
 


My dad was in General Patton's 3rd Army in Germany and after many years of silenced he shared his experiences  with  my daughter writing a paper on WWII.  He  confirmed   that  dry socks were one of the most sought after
commodities  of the war effort with the wet & cold winters in Germany!
FLY YOUR FLAG EVERY DAY!!
           FLY YOUR FLAG EVERY DAY!!
Buy American made Flags. Dave Gardner,   239-289-5862.  New #
The War Veterans of Marco Island (previously VFW meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Omaha Bank building.
           FOR FLAGS: Dave changed his number, call: 239-289-5862. 
HONOR OUR HEROES--NEVER FORGET!!
                      GOD BLESS OUR GREAT COUNTRY!!!
Flag "We live in the land of the free because of the brave!"   Powmia
              Pray for our military and their families!!
                             ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL!
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GEORGE H.W.  BUSH, 41st president of the United States, dead at 94. Link. 
President, Vice President, US Ambassador, CIA Director & US Representative. Doves

President Bush personified the expression 
      " SERVICE  ABOVE SELF"
 Video: LT Bush rescued by US submarine  during World War II.  Link.                 RIP Mr President.      
PRAY FOR OUR  HEROES   AND THEIR FAMILIES!  
LOCAL HEADLINES:
BREAKING NEWS: Naples City Council to discuss NCH Healthcare System admissions project.  Link.
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1. Crowd enjoys tree-lighting ceremony in Veterans Park.  Link.
2. Christmas home tour raises funds for garden club, eagle sanctuary. Link.
3. RECALL: More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears. Link.
4. Ocean Habitats systems filter millions of gallons island water/day. Link.
5. Who was Barron Collier?   Link.
WORLD HEADLINES!!!
1. Rome's Christmas tree causes controversy.  Link.  Only $57,000--yikes!!
2. Women sleep better next to dogs versus people or cats.  Link.
3.  RECALL: Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar. Link. 
4. Broadway's "King Kong" is a marvel of technology and stagecraft. Link.
  (Wifey & I went to see it in NY for Oct Anniversary--unbelievable!)
5. Brazil's abandoned Santa Claus theme park.    Link.
6. A Christmas miracle? Photographer spots rare white reindeer.  Link.
GARAGE, YARD, ESTATE SALES!
Garage Sale Gif
    NO GARAGE SALES POSTED FOR THIS  WEEKEND!!!

            ALSO CRUISE THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!
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CHRISTMAS HOUSE DECORATING JUDGING DATES ANNOUNCED!
CHRISTMAS HOUSE DECORATING JUDGING DATES ANNOUNCED!  More details.   Link.
Christmas House Decorating Judging Dates Announced
This year the Preliminary Judging will be done on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10, 11 and 12 from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM each night.  Property owners are instructed to have their lights on all 3 nights to insure that the judges view all properties. The Final Judging is scheduled for Friday, December 14 from 6:30 PM - 10:00.  The judges bus leaves the parking lot of Centennial Bank at 6:15 PM following the committees kickoff tailgate party that sets in motion a high energy of Christmas Spirit for the entire community.  Traditionally, a car caravan follows the bus to get a first hand view of the Top 10 Homes.
DECEMBER'S HAPPENINGS & OPPORTUNITIES!!
RECURRING EVENTS:

1. CITY OF MI TOP TEN THINGS TO KNOW FOR DECEMBER
.   Link.


2. November thru February 1. . "enGULFed" presented by MI Historical Museum. Mr. Robert Eder  
and his talented art class at the MI Academy inspire and foster appreciation of the Gulf of Mexico.  Opening reception is October 11  from 5-6PM with refreshments. Flyer. 
Extended by popular demand!
   
3. MONDAY'S  thru April 2019.       BINGO AT JCMI  
 
Doors open at 5:30, Bonanza posted at 6PM. First game starts at 7PM. FREE Kosher Hot Dog Supper with pickles, relish, sauerkraut, chips & baked goods. Coffee.  3 FREE Bonanzas.   Print coupon & present at door!      Flyer. 

4. MONDAY'S, 9AM-12PM.   CHESS CLUB.
  Casual chess.  FREE. Open to all players. Marco Lutheran
   
Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd.  Everyone's welcome.   Call Wade Keller 239-389-2525.


6. TUESDAY'S 1PM-starting Dec 18.  ACBL SANCTIONED BRIDGE  at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive - starting Dec. 18, 2018.  The game will be suspended for the holidays -December 25 and January 1 - and resumes Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  For further information and partnerships, contact Richard Perlman at (609)306-9732.

5. TUESDAY'S 6:30-8:30PM.  ENGLISH CLASSES  FREE!   Fellowship Hall at Marco Presbyterian Church until December 18, 2018.    Open enrollment - FREE  can begin classes on any Tuesday.  
   Childcare available upon request - call church office (239-394-8186) to request the week before.

6. WEDNESDAY'S. 7:30-1:30. November thru Apr. FARMERS MARKET.   (Thru April)

7. THURSDAY'S thru April 2019!  BINGO- KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  San Marco Council   #6344 will host
  a Bingo Night Fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center, doors opening at 5:30 pm and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.  Every Thursday from October 18, 2018 to November 15, 2018 and resumes on January 3, 2019.  Open to the public and everyone is invited.  Come join us for an evening of fun and games and celebrate the 41th anniversary of K of C Bingo.  For more information,   contact 239-389-5633 or visit our website at www.marcoknights.com.   Flyer.

8. AMERICA'S BOATING CLUB-MARCO ISLAND invites ALL to Join members   at the Captain's Meeting (social hour), at CJ's on the Bay, 5:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  No need to own a boat or be a Captain; just an interest in boating and enjoying the beautiful waters of Marco Island. Please introduce yourself to a member wearing a name tag and allow us to welcome you.  For more information: email JustUs8032@yahoo.com or call (239) 393-0150,   
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS!!
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1. December 8, Saturday, 6AM-11AM. TIGERTAIL BEACH CLEANUP sponsored by Friends of Tigertail.
Everyone invited.  Flyer.

2. December 8, Saturday, 6-8PM.  CHRISTMAS ISLAND STYLE BOAT PARADE. See parade route. Flyer.

3. December 9, Sunday, 10:30AM.  "THE CHRISTMAS STORY"  a carol cantata celebration presented by

The Marco Island Community Chorus written by  Tom Fettke  and  Thomas Grassi.  Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr.   Link.    


4. December 10, 11 & 12, Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayCHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST Property owners are instructed to have their lights on all 3 nights  from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM to insure that the judges view all properties.  Flyer.

5. December 13, Thursday, 4:30-6PM. Book signing: "MARCO ISLAND" in the "IMAGES OF MODERN AMERICA: This is the second new book presented by the MI Historical Society.   A great idea for a special holiday gift. See more.  Flyer.

6. December 20, Thursday, 11AM.   
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS, hosted by Family Church on Marco.   All the 
youngsters over 60 are invited!   Flyer   Join the Marco YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry for a free lunch the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Family Church on Winterberry.   Each monthly event includes a time for networking, lunch, a program, and door prizes.  We also offer rides to and from. Contact Nancy Kot if you can join us 706-566-8532.

7. December 21-22, Friday & Saturday. 7PM-7AM.  THE NIGHT BASH BEFORE CHRISTMAS hosted at Mackle Park.  Grades 6th-12th .  A wonderful night of Christmas food & fun. Call Mackle Park for more information at (239) 642-0575.

8. December 24, Monday, 6:15-7:45PM11TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE GOLF CART PARADE.   Flyer.


9. December 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Share your Blessings with others!!
MAXINE KNOWS BEST!!
  

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