|Published:||Dec 24, 2010 5:19 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 24, 2010 12:33 AM EST|
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - WINK News revisits a Marco Island homeowner a year after his holiday lights caused neighbors to file complaints. So, this year has he changed anything, or is it the same problems?
"Every year you get a few less than joyful people that want to honk and curse a few things, other than that usually all good," Tim Smither says of the comments he's received so far this year on his 100,000 holiday lights timed to music on the radio.
When code enforcement deemed Smither's house free from any violations last year, he promised to go bigger and better this year, and he did. More lights and more music. However, one thing is noticeably different.
"I had a little boom box. I tried to kind of phase it out because everyone's familiar with it now, they know to look for the radio station, and that helps keep the natives happy."
The noise may be gone, but one thing isn't. Traffic can be a little dangerous when going around this corner of North Barfield Drive, because many stop and stare.
"We come by, turn the radio on, and watch the whole show," Marco Islander Ron Trebilcock and his wife tells us.
This stop and go can sometimes cause a few unhappy drivers trying to get through the maze of cars.
Smither says he plans to keep his lights up until the first week of January. Many other homes and businesses have received attention this year for their holiday decorations, as well. Check out some of the addresses below before they're gone.
1208 Fruitland Ave.
1232 Fruitland Ave.
91 Bermuda Rd.
464 Spinnaker Dr.
1769 N. Collier Blvd.
780 Copeland Dr.
975 Leo Ct.
1482 Leland Way
1591 Galleon Ave.
1821 Dogwood Dr.
870 Eubanks Ct.
450 Spinnaker Dr.
650 Solano Ct.
1285 Orange Ct.
336 Capistrano Ct.
151 Channel Ct.
1601 Windmill Ave
393 So. Barfield Dr.
1220 Marianna Ct.
Sanitasole, 218 South Barfield Dr.
Tradewinds Condo Floors 9 through 11
Arturo's, 844 Bald Eagle
1599 Winterberry Dr.
160 Bermuda Rd.
548 Barfield Dr.
1599 Winterberry Dr.
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