Daily Archives: June 16, 2011

Feral Cat Free Spay/Neuter Through August

Time is running out for FREE cat spay/neuter in Collier County. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is offering 400 free spay/neuter surgeries for cats available now through Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Trap-Neuter-Release Grant · June – Aug 2011 · Call (239) 514-7647 for information. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic (CSNC) has created a spay/neuter campaign called “Stop Littering.” The program ... Read More »

National Advisory Board

Kira Krumm has recently been named to the National Advisory Board of the Marco Island Academy. According to Jane Watt the schools founder, her role will be to assist and guide the school’s art program. As an accomplished designer, Ms. Krümm continues her dedication to the arts and her community. In addition to her affiliation with many national and international ... Read More »


Since 1970, Newcomers Club of Marco Island has welcomed over 5,000 women from all over the world to our tropical paradise. The objective of our club is to foster friendships for life through a wide range of enjoyable activities. President Rachel DeHanas was recently installed for the 2011-2012 year. You may be eligible for the Newcomers Club even if you ... Read More »

Financial Planning for a Healthy Future

A Fiscal Fitness Plan for Women. Join me every Thursday 10-11 a.m. at Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 401, Marco Island. A lively, informative, complimentary presentation that’s specifically created for women just like you. You’ll learn · Why women’s financial needs are different from men’s · How to organize your finances · Why you need ... Read More »

Civil Air Patrol honored with international award

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, will be awarded a World Peace Prize during a June 14 ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize and retired U.S. Rep. Lester Wolff announced CAP will be honored as the World Peace Corps Mission’s “Roving Ambassador for Peace” at the ... Read More »

Home Market Holds Steady on Marco Island

Statistics for Marco Island only properties, from the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service, continue to show high sales activity. Pending listings, all property types, are up in the year-to-year comparison (April 2010 to April 2011) by 22.03% and up in the month-to-month comparison (March 2011 to April 2011) by 7.46%. Total all property types closed (Marco ... Read More »

Book Club and Bible Studies

Marco Presbyterian Church is kicking off a Classic Summer Book Club for ladies; mothers and daughters are encouraged to participate. The group will explore how the main characters discover what it means to be a woman of God. The Book Club discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery, June ... Read More »

Pet Supply Drive

Collier County Public Library is pleased to be partnering with Collier County Domestic Animal Services by hosting a pet supply drive through Saturday, June 25. All 10 county libraries are participating. For your convenience, a poster and drop box are located near each library entrance. We will gladly accept any of the following items: Kitty Litter Leashes (please no retractable) ... Read More »

‘The Kings Speech’

The Headquarters Regional Library schedules encore presentation of the film ‘The Kings Speech’ winner of the 2010 Academy Award for best picture is being shown for a second time Wednesday, June 15, 2 p.m. at the Headquarters Regional Library, located at 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. “The film was originally shown this past week to a full house with others expressing ... Read More »

Are we running dry?

By Danielle Dodder A drought can feel deceptively non-urgent when you live on an island surrounded by water, until the smoky haze of wildfires to the east drifts downwind. Residents of South Florida are long used to being told not to overwater their lawns during dry season, so it’s easy to overlook the black and yellow ‘Severe Drought’ signs posted ... Read More »


By Donna Fiala As many Islanders have seen, there has been a huge pile of debris at the entrance to Isles of Capri on State land for almost 3 years. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, managed by the FDEP, has wanted to move forward with this project, but until now there has been one delay after another. Rookery Bay ... Read More »


By Monte Lazarus A while ago a newspaper report referred to someone as “elderly”. Since I find myself in the same age bracket I take umbrage at that characterization. I AM NOT ELDERLY. I am a geezer. That is different. Being a geezer means that I can buy discount tickets for movies and rides at amusement parks. Aha! Amusement parks. ... Read More »

Celebrating 100 Years!

William F. (Bill) Tiley, a native of Tamaqua, Pa. is observing his 100th Birthday on June 28th on Marco Island. Many relatives and friends will gather to celebrate the occasion. Bill went to Temple University where he played football under the coaching of the famous Glenn “Pop” Warner. He played on the winning team of the first Sugar Bowl game. ... Read More »

From Arab Spring to Persian Summer

By Tarik Ayasun What is correctly named “Arab Spring” is continuing to heat up the Middle East without an end in sight. As predicted earlier in this column, Muslim Brotherhood started to show its strength in Egypt; elections hoped for by all Tunisians have been delayed; President of Yemen has been injured in an assassination attempt and moved to Saudi ... Read More »

Bald Eagles named

The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation has chosen names submitted by Mrs. Hoffman’s Fifth Grade class at Tommie Barfield Elementary for two Bald Eagles inhabiting the Marco Eagle Sanctuary, an area commonly referred to as Tract K, now under the foundation’s direction through a long-term lease agreement with the Collier County School District. The eagles have been dubbed Paleo and Calusa. ... Read More »

New home for Marco Island Academy

By Jane Marlowe The closing of a door for Winterberry Christian Academy has opened a door for The Marco Island Academy. An article in this issue of Coastal Breeze News covers the beautiful Commencement Celebration held recently for the school’s graduating senior. This reporter heard many disappointed remarks from the guests about the closing of such a well appointed facility. ... Read More »

Men in Blue: Ed Stamm

By Danielle Dodder I’m sitting on a boat that used to read, ‘Fire the Police,’ watching another boat whip by in the middle distance at a speed that even to my untrained eye has left the concept of ‘no wake’ far behind. “Late on the rental,” observes marine patrol officer Ed Stamm. We are docked at the slip the city ... Read More »

Y’all come back now, ya hear!

By Tresa Nielsen Our local Girl Scout Troop #389, who worked very hard this year, spent this past Memorial week-end surrounded by 100,000 acres of protected wildlife. The girls raised enough money to go to The Westgate River Ranch Resort, a 1,700-acre ponderosa forest recalling an era when Florida was home to cowboys and cattle ranchers. The River Ranch was ... Read More »


By Pierre Guesnon Per-spic-u-ous Adjective: (Latin: perspicere, to see through) clear in a statement or expression; easily understood. Pro-trep-tic Adjective: intended as instructional. Noun: a book, speech, essay, etc., that is protreptic Aus-tral Adjective: southern, southerly; Austral: Australian. Mor-ga-na-tic Adjective: of a form of marriage between a royal or noble person on a person of inferior rank, with the provision ... Read More »