Hodges Center closes summer term with free lecture on Marco Island history

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will conclude its summer term by hosting a free lecture on the Olds Family of Marco Island. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, August 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
Instructors Kathy and Edward Mirocco will take on the characters of Drs. Charles and Mary Olds during this two hour presentation. The Olds’ and their three daughters traveled from Philadelphia to Marco Island in 1901 for the adventure, and their desire to live in an unspoiled environment. Participants will learn how these pioneers practiced medicine, including Homeopathy, and lived off the land. The presentation will also explore the many hardships they faced, while enlightening the audience about the history of the times.

Edward and Kathleen Mirocco both spent 34 years with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Edward first worked as a field investigator in the New York office while his wife served as a Supervisory Investigator.  In 1988 they transferred to FDA headquarters, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in Rockville, MD. There Mr. Mirocco worked as a Compliance Special Assistant responsible for directing field offices in their pursuit of violators. At the same time, Mrs. Mirocco served as a Deputy Division Director responsible for post-market surveillance of approved drugs.  Currently they both are actively involved with the Historical Society of Marco Island.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Sarah Eldridge at (239) 598-6210.

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