Monday, January 26, 2015

Republican Club Meeting Feb 4 - posted by Bob Rommel

Caxambas Republican Club of SW Florida

                            February 4, 2015 Meeting

Featured Speakers:
Erika Donalds – Member of the Collier County School Board
Jane Watt – Founder & Chairperson for Marco Island Academy

ERIKA DONALDS  will speak on the specifics of Common Core & why it is
dangerous to the educational system.

JANE WATT will speak on how testing affects the instructional time & the logistics
of implementing Common Core requirements in the school system.

Erika Donalds is a member of the Collier County School Board.  She is also founder/President of Parents Rights of Choice for Kids (R.O.C.K.) a non profit focused on uniting parents on state & local educational issues.  Erika is also the weekly Education Correspondent for Daybreak on 92.5FM Fox News Radio and serves as an Advisory Board Member for Mason Classical Academy, a Hillsdale College public charter school.  She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Florida Atlantic University.  Erika & her husband Byron have 3 young sons & reside in Naples.

JANE WATT is the founder & Chairperson for Marco Island Academy, a public charter high school. She recently wrote a book, Fighting for Kids, that describes her struggles in starting a charter school.  Jane grew up in Greenville, Ohio and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she majored in Zoology.  Jane & her husband Jim, reside in Marco Island with their 3 children

DATE/TIME:       Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 5:30-7pm
LOCATION:         United Church of Marco Island, 320 N. Barfield, Marco Island

For information contact Bob Rommel  732 267 4770

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Homeowners Association Crisis - an interesting article

I came across this item via Ward Lucas' Neighbors At War Blog.

It's an article by Prof Gary Solomon "HOA Crisis in America" that speaks of a pandemic of abuse of homeowners by Homeowners Associations.

In the article he says,

"These organizations have no conscience for their evil harassing behavior against homeowners."

 Is he right?

Here's a link to Ward Lucas' Blog for more info on what HOAs get up to

Condo Soundproofing

Anyone else experiencing noise issues?  A very loud snorer lives next door.  His condo is the mirror image of ours, which means that our bedrooms share the same wall.  Sadly he snores very loudly all night, every night.  I bought a noise recorder and have clocked him at over 60 decibels through the wall. I guess I could sue the developer for faulty design ROFL.   I cannot sleep and prefer not to move.  Has anyone added soundproofing to their condo and if so, what did you do and who did it for you?

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Habitat for Humanity seeks Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity (just up on 41) is looking for volunteers Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5 PM to fold, stuff, stick and label mailers. It might be fun to get a group together to go and give a helping hand. You can stay for a few hours or stay for the day whatever works for you.

Habitat for Humanity
11145 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, Florida 34114

For more information contact Derek @ 239-775-0036 or  

Dr. Ann Megna

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Swivel patio chairs for sale

Two green and white stripped swivel patio chairs in good condition. Lightweight, sturdy and comfortable. Asking price is $50 each (if taken separately) or $85 for the pair. Contact me at 920-540-8265.  Susan Kirkham

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Celebration of Patrica Beeler's life

Patrica Beeler                                                            

A gathering is planned to celebrate the life of  Patty Beeler on Thursday, January 29, 2015  at  1:00 p m  in the Osprey Room at the club in Fiddler's Creek. An invitation is extended to those who knew Patty to come and share memories of her. Light refreshments will be served.
Sandra Rommel

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Je suis Jim Schutt!

Je suis Charlie; Je suis Ahmed; et .....

Je suis Jim Schutt

In the interests of Free Speech and the Freedom to Criticize.... 

...without fear of being attacked either physically or economically.

As America stands in solidarity with our allies in Paris and across France, let's also stand up for Jim Schutt's right to free speech.

February rental

I know this is highly unlikely, but my brother-in-law and his wife are looking for a February rental.  Maybe some one has had a last minute cancellation?

Thank you, mary ryan,

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Friday, January 09, 2015

Car Service to Airport

Any recommendations for an early morning car service from Fiddler's Creek to RSW? Balance between affordability and reliability, as will be a 4:15 am pickup.

Jeff Doyle

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Homeowners Insurance

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on Homeowners Insurance for property in Fiddlers Creek. I am not satisfied with our current carrier and the yearly costs have escalated greatly over the past few years. We own a condo in Hawks Nest. Any suggestions are appreciated so that we can request estimates from other companies.  Thanks Tom

Monday, January 05, 2015

REDUCED-Weber Natural Gas Grill For Sale $425

I am selling a like-new Weber Spirit 310 grill. Lightly used for 2 seasons at our Laguna condo. Includes Weber rotisserie. This unit cost about $800; selling for $425 ready to hook up to your natural gas line.

Call Jim at 518-852-2199 or email jpbpe at I can send photos if desired.

See current model here -