Monthly Archives: December 2010

Memories of a Cantankerous King

From the memoirs of Stan Saran I grew up on the southern end of Miami Beach in what is now the very popular and very trendy South Beach (SoBe) Art Deco area. My Art Deco style house, on beautiful Sunset Bay, was located only a few blocks from elegant Lincoln Road and the then not-so-elegant Ocean Drive area, now called ... Read More »

Community Safety Day Brings Multi-faceted Look at Public Safety

Coming to Veteran’s Park on January 8 will be a unique look at the entities responsible for keeping us all safe. When you put everyone from the military to local hospitals in one park, accompanied by the bells and whistles they use to get the job done, islanders of all ages will get a hands-on view, that’s what Marco Island ... Read More »

Phase two of Capri Water Project begins

A section of the new potable water line for Isles of Capri is first tapped for service then lowered into position. The first half of the project to replace the old Isles of Capri potable water lines with larger lines was completed recently and Phase two has begun. Phase two will be done in two parts. The first part runs ... Read More »

Marco Island has a new face in the online world

During the week of December 20th, 2010, the City proudly unveiled a new on-line face of Marco Island. This represents a major renovation to our Internet presence with an emphasis on customer service and friendliness for our residents. Visitors should find the new site intuitive, refreshing and easy to navigate. Use the new “How Do I…” menu to quickly locate ... Read More »

Who is teaching our children?

by Val Simon The second grade teaching team at TBE Second graders at Tommie Barfield Elementary are kept very busy by their teachers. In addition to learning ‘new math,’ which many students enjoy, the students carry out their typical lesson plans. But what is typical? For this busy group, the teachers spent part of the last quarter teaching the children ... Read More »

by Donna Fiala Would anyone be interested in taking some tours of different County departments? I have scheduled tours of the South Water Treatment Plant located on 951 near the landfill for January 5th from 10 am till noon, the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 10500 Goodlette Rd. N. for February 3rd from 2 pm to 4 pm, the Landfill and ... Read More »

Notice from the City of Marco Island

The City of Marco Island has been receiving calls from concerned citizens and businesses who have been receiving notices from collections companies regarding unpaid fines stemming from Marco Island code enforcement cases or municipal ordinance violations. The notices are being sent on behalf of the Collier County Clerk of Court’s Office due to a state statute change in 2010. The ... Read More »

Mimeo-Sandio: Technology in the classroom

The Public Relations and Media Communications Specialist, Ryan Schwartz, along with David Delene, Videographer, from Collier County School District, came to Tommie Barfield Elementary recently to film the newest technology in classrooms today, the mimeo, while in use. The film will be edited and used in a program which will air on The Education Channel. Filming took place in Michelle ... Read More »

2011 Kiwanis Car Show in the making

This year the annual Kiwanis car show will be held February 13, 2011, 10 am-3 pm, at the Marco Healthcare Center. This is the 6th year Kiwanis has run the show and it gets bigger and better with each year. All monies collected from the show go towards children’s programs and scholarships for high school seniors. This year the Lely ... Read More »

Marco Lutheran Church to hear Glenn Miller Band concert at Lely

By Joan Kelly Enjoy a night of big band music listening to the Glenn Miller Band live at Lely High School on January 30, 2011. Moonlight Serenade, String of Pearls, In the Mood, all the Miller classics and more. This is a trip down Memory Lane at its best. The concert is all about the students. The Lely students work ... Read More »

Men of Distinction

The Education Foundation of Collier County has just announced the 2011 Men of Distinction. After a month of open call for nominations, ten (10) men were selected for their extensive philanthropic service for the betterment of the Collier County community. The 2011 Men of Distinction are: Jeffrey Ahren, Rick Borman, Raymond E. Carroll, Don J. Gunther, Alan M. Horton, Edward ... Read More »

Get on the bus!

By Lisa Church On December 7th, The Education Foundation of Collier County hosted a Get On The Bus Roundtable and Reception hosted by the Naples Grande and supported by the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation and Pearson Digital. This event brought together teachers, administrators and parents from all across Collier County, along with high school students, and other ... Read More »

Three Wheelin’ TBE Plant Manager

The Plant Manager at Tommie Barfield Elementary, Gerardo Guzman, has handled the maintenance, repairs and any function related to keeping the school safe and neat for three years. Prior to that, he had 40 years business experience in the construction and real estate industry. His experience allows him to know a good idea when he sees one! So when Principal, ... Read More »

New Year resolutions from a few 5th graders at TBE

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and assess what changes we want to make in the coming year, formulating our New Year’s resolutions. What about children? What sort of resolutions do they make? A few Fifth Graders at TBE shared their resolutions with Coastal Breeze News. It is interesting to note what concern is on ... Read More »

MIFA Holiday Party

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts held its annual Holiday Party for members and guests at the office/gallery in the Esplanade on December 9th. Despite the cold, blustery weather, many friends turned out to enjoy tasty bites and share a cup of cheer – Board Secretary Allie Ellis’ wonderful champagne punch! Some of the revelers included (left to right): Nancy ... Read More »

Local look at lunar eclipse

These six shots were taken of the full eclipse of the moon, the night of 12/21/10. The moon in the center is in full eclipse and is surrounded by four shots starting from the bottom left where the faint showing of the beginning of the process to the earth shadow causing nearly full coverage by the fourth image. The fifth ... Read More »

An invitation to heal from grief

By Joan Kelly If you have lost a loved one in the past year this would be a great time to heal and be helped with healing. An invitation is offered to anyone who may have interest to attend the Grief Share program at Marco Lutheran Church. The sessions are offered on Thursdays starting January 6th. Come at 9:30 for ... Read More »

2011 Officers and Directors of the MIAAOR

The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors recently installed the new 2011 Officers and Directors during the 35th Annual Installation Banquet held at Hideaway Beach. It was a formal affair sponsored by the Law Offices of William G. Morris, The Kramer Law Firm and Hideaway Beach.  Dick Shanahan was master of ceremonies with installing officer, Arlene Carrozza, the 2011 Vice ... Read More »

Marco Bay Yacht Club Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Party

The Marco Bay Yacht Club held their 1st Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Holiday party at the Hideaway Beach Club with 75 members and guests attending. It was a special evening with Reserve Marines John Marsh, Joe Johnson and wife Susan attending. They spoke about the importance of remembering December 7, 1941 and gave a tribute to all the armed ... Read More »