VBS at YMCA to begin

The Greater Marco Family YMCA is the place to be in August for the Community VBS (Vacation Bible School) 5 Day Club. The dates to attend are August 2-6 and the times are 4:30 to 6 p.m. The 5 Day Club is open to children from K- 6 grades. The Vacation Bible School includes dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, […]

Pedestrian dies from vehicle accident injuries

On July 23, Dolores Pogorzelski, age 84, residing in the Kendall Drive area of Marco Island succumbed to her injuries which were sustained in a vehicle v. pedestrian crash. The driver of the 2006 Jeep involved in the crash is Richard Delaney of Naples. It has been determined that alcohol was not a contributing factor in this crash. On Thursday […]

“I Thought I was Invincible!”

Coastal Breeze News salutes Gil Mueller in our ‘Salute to Veterans’ Series By Val Simon and John Patterson Gil Mueller started getting draft notices while he was still in high school in Park Ridge, Illinois. He was still too young to serve in the military. But as they say, the third time is a charm, at least for the government […]

Something out of Nothing: A Summer in Goodland

Like much of Southwest Florida, our little community of Goodland thrives on the tourism industry during the winter season. In the winter, the few businesses in town are booming and the population is at its peak. The fishermen are hard at work and the post office is always packed with cars. Many visitors cruise through the streets admiring the one-of-a-kind […]

Be prepared for danger

Prevent dangerous situations before they happen, but be prepared to protect yourself the right way when it’s absolutely necessary. Marco Island Parks and Recreation will offer a women’s only self defense workshop, which will be held at the Mackle Park facility, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, on Saturday, August 7th at 1 p.m. This two-hour session will be delivered by Jim Boxma, a […]

Curves – Free Workouts on Tuesdays

Non-members can work out at the Marco Island Curves for free on Tuesdays! Curves of Marco Island is challenging women in the local area to get strong by offering free workouts to non-members on “Try Us Tuesdays” throughout the summer. This special offer is part of Curves’ “Strong Woman” summer challenge. Non-members can come in and try Curves for free […]


Please bring your seats to a full, upright, locked position and fasten your seatbelts tightly. There’s turbulence ahead. Evelyn Salt, played by the enrapturing Angelina Jolie, is part Bond, part Bourne, part Knight, and a lot Superwoman. Faster than a speeding bullet? Nearly. Able to scale a Washington, D.C. building or descend an elevator shaft? Sure. Capable of taking on […]

Southwest Florida Wildlife’s “911”

Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity to spend the day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. It gave me a glimpse of the array of impacts to our community’s wildlife from fishing line, vehicles, habitat destruction to illness and diseases. As a few folks on the Island have done, I have brought wildlife to this center, […]

More fun programs from Optimists

The Optimist Club of Marco Island will be hosting their 8th season of flag and tackle football beginning this August. If you’re a boy or girl from 5-15 years of age,  like to have fun, learn about football and teamwork, OCMI has a division for you. OCMI will be at Mackle Park 3-5 p.m. on August 21st for registration and Dr. […]

Jewish Religion School proposed

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) is reaching out to Jewish families living on Marco Island or in the vicinity who have school age children and who would be interested in a program of Jewish Religious Education. Our initial program would depend on the ages and backgrounds of children entering our program.  Our initial thought is for children beginning […]

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