Monthly Archives: October 2011

Changes in the season are for the (shore) birds

Nancy Richie  Have you noticed? There is a change in the way the morning and afternoon light hits Marco Island and in the way the air feels lighter on your skin. It must be fall in southwest Florida. To many, it means time for the first “snow birds” to arrive with the Island roads, restaurants and shops getting pleasantly busier. ... Read More »

The Mystery of an 1890 Envelope Postmarked “Malco”

Craig Woodward  It was like an episode from PBS’s popular TV show – History Detectives, a local historical item with a large mystery behind it. The item: a very rare envelope with a most unique cancellation showing it was postmarked at Malco Florida and mailed in 1890 to a St. Clair Whitman of Cedar Keys, Florida. “Malco” was the official ... Read More »

Marco Island Police Department Halloween Safety Tips

The Marco Island Police Department wants to work with you to make Halloween safe! We will have several extra Police Officers on duty during traditional trick or treat hours.  Additionally your Police Officers will be supported by Code Compliance Officers, Reserve & Auxiliary Police Officers, Police Volunteers as well as members of the Marco Police Foundation – Neighborhood Watch group. ... Read More »

An Historic Win!

Lely High School has a brand new title to add to their list of athletic achievements as the Varsity Girls Volleyball team is the new District Champion! Congratulations to Coach Selvey and each of the team members! The team will play for the Regional Championship next week.   Read More »

Surrendered Chihuahuas Up For Adoption at DAS

DAS is looking for forever homes for 11 lovable Chihuahuas that will be available for adoption on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The 11 Chihuahuas came to DAS earlier this month after being surrendered by their owner.  The dogs are healthy and happy, but will need patient and loving families to help them blossom.  “They’re ... Read More »

Marco Y hosts Summer Swing III

By Jim Curran Thursday, September 15th tennis players from all over the island gathered at the YMCA for phase III of the first ever summer season intra-island tennis club social. This was the third location visited in this program that involves four of Marco Island’s most popular tennis clubs. Those already visited were the Island Country Club and Hideaway Beach ... Read More »

Farmer’s Market starts November 2nd

As their brand new logo says, “A fresh slice of paradise” can be had at the Marco Island Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market will fill Veteran’s Community Park to capacity when it starts back up for season Wednesday, November 2nd. The Market will be open each Wednesday until the end of April 2012. “It’s is a popular event with residents ... Read More »

Veteran’s notes

Honor a Hero: Call for Photos Campaign If you have a photo of anyone who died in the Vietnam conflict or know someone who does, you can help honor a hero. The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall known as “The Wall That Heals” will be installed on Marco Island at Veterans Community Park from December 7 through 10. If you ... Read More »

COASTAL COMMENTS

Donna Fiala By the time you are holding this copy of the Coastal Breeze, we will be congratulating a most happy couple: Mr. & Mrs. Dick Shanahan! This marvelous occasion will take place and be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 21st, and we are just delighted to see the joy on their faces as they start a new life together! With ... Read More »

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

By Monte Lazarus I’ve now reached the Age of the Physician, where every move is monitored, and your waking hours are spent being poked, prodded and provoked by doctors desperately trying to pay off their medical school loans. According to my records I have seen every “ist” in Collier County and elsewhere, beginning with anesthesiologist and ending with zygapophysic (which ... Read More »

PEE WEE’s blast past First Baptist in final game

The youngest Eagles football team won this past Saturday by scoring a victory over First Baptist. While each team member was important, several made this their game of the season. When the Eagles were already up by 12 points at half time, coaches reminded the team that they still had another half to play and they needed to stay focused ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club hosts district meeting

  On Friday, October 14, Marco Island’s Calusa Garden Club hosted the Fall District IX Meeting of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The event was held at the Hideaway Beach Club with approximately 120 attendees. A continental breakfast was served. The invocation was by Reverend Kevin Koenig of Marco Lutheran Church and the colors were presented by Lely High ... Read More »

Marco Island featured in Where to Retire magazine

Marco Island, FL, has been selected by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, as a top retirement destination and will be profiled in the feature story “8 Treasured Islands for Serene Living.” The November/December issue will be available nationwide on October 18, 2011. Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott ... Read More »

Terrific Kids

The 2011-2012 Kiwanis Club of Marco Island Terrific Kid program got off to a great start in October. Families of the children receiving the awards joined the club and Vice Principals of each school attended the Thursday morning meeting to watch the presentation. Manatee Elementary School 3rd grader, Madison Case, 4th grader, Cassandra Alonso and 5th grader, Jessica Reyes were ... Read More »

SMALLWOOD STORE REOPENS

Patricia Huff On Sunday morning, October 16, my husband and I bicycled to Chokoloskee and followed a rough sandy road to the Smallwood Store & Museum. Although it was just after ten in the morning, many visitors from outside Florida and from Europe were walking around taking photos and admiring the Museum artifacts indoors.  They were greeted by Alice Morrow ... Read More »

Let’s talk TPMS

  Tim Gorman & Keith Pershing  In last month’s article we discussed (link) what to do to wake up your dead car! As we mentioned, it’s important to check your tire pressures and make sure they are in safe condition (tread depth aside.) One indicator for proper tire pressures is your TPMS sensor. Keith says, “Tire Post Mental Syndrome monitor.” Tim ... Read More »

Prevent Cancer

Crystal Manjarres  Q. What are some effective ways to prevent cancer?  A. One of the most preventable ways to avoid cancer is avoid cigarette smoke. Do not smoke, do not inhale the smoke of those who do, and if you currently smoke—stop immediately. Smoking easily tops the list of the most preventable cancers, and for good reason—you are literally signing your ... Read More »

PHILLY GRILLE, known for variety

Joan Kelly Philadelphia bred Guy and Lisa’s PHILLY GRILLE is making a statement. Here you can order authentic steak sandwiches (also called Philly Cheese Steak) “with or without.” In contrast the menu is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Chef Guy is continually creating, so there are always new menu items. A new kids’ menu is being offered. Fresh soups are made ... Read More »

GE Technology reduces energy use and increases productivity

GE and Marco Island city officials today announced that data from an ongoing, nearly two-year demonstration project in Marco Island proves the capability of GE’s new LEAPmbr membrane bioreactor(MBR) wastewater-treatment technology to reduce energy costs and increase productivity, among other key benefits. GE’s LEAPmbr system, introduced in July 2011, is the result of a multi-year development effort. It was driven ... Read More »