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Marco Building Services Department

If you are a Marco Island contractor or have dealings with the Marco Island Building Services Department, you need to be aware of personnel changes proposed by the City Manager which may have a significant impact on your business. Our understanding is that the plan is to merge the Marco Island Building Services Department with that of Collier County. Our current inspectors will become Collier County employees, work out of the Collier County office, and cover Collier County inspections in addition to Marco Island. As the current Building Services Department works well, we feel it is imperative to become active ... Read More »

Meyer announces Council Campaign

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  At a gathering held recently at Stonewall’s restaurant, Paul Meyer announced he was throwing his hat in the ring as a candidate for City Council. In five short years Paul Meyer has become well known around the island. He is a businessman and a family man. He generously volunteers his time as the Chairman of the Parks and Rec Advisory committee; he’s the concessionaire for the Senior Men’s Softball League where he donates all of the proceeds back to Parks and Rec. He is also known to donate his time at the Racquet Center and ... Read More »

Condo Association Managers greet Rep. Passidomo

Submitted  State Representative Kathleen Passidomo took time from a busy schedule to speak to members of the Marco Island Association of Condominiums at a breakfast meeting in April. The Florida legislature has just wound up a session with several bills affecting condominiums offered by Rep. Passidomo getting through the House of Representatives, but running out of time in the Senate. She said that she intends to reintroduce all or part of those bills in the next legislative session. In summarizing the relevant bills, Rep. Passidomo emphasized the importance of a bill that would accelerate foreclosure procedures. She has worked for ... Read More »

The Heartbeat of Marco Island

By C. Scott Campbell Physicians Regional Healthcare System has the honor to actively support programs that facilitate the sustainability of our economic development. Though we collectively depend on those who visit each year, it is the permanent residents who ultimately share the responsibility to keep our community relevant for year-round and seasonal residents. With the close proximity of our Collier Boulevard Hospital to Marco, Goodland, Isles of Capri, and vicinity, I have had the opportunity to better understand the medical needs of these communities. As recently reported, we are proud to announce the formal extension of our medical services onto ... Read More »

Stand Up For Justice Award 2012

By Jane A. Marlowe The Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County presented its 2012 Stand Up For Justice Educator Award prior to the Annual Meeting of the Federation on Tuesday, May 8. Award presenter, Beth Povlow, of the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, was instrumental in establishing the award in 2011 along with Ann Jacobson, Chair of the Community Relations Committee of the Federation. Beth noted. “Considering that all of the high schools and middle schools in the district were eligible, this is the second consecutive year that the prize has been taken by work ... Read More »


By Coastal Breeze News Staff Marco Island Charter Middle School to put on the musical play ‘Cinderella’. The production featured a cast of over 100, including Starz and Starz II students, as well as the entire 6th grade chorus. Karen Raymond, teacher and production manager, created an updated adaptation of the play adding three new songs and picking a great cast. Rehearsals took place after school or on weekends. The behind the scenes effort that goes into each production is phenomenal and each performance at the school is a tribute to the patience and creativity of Mrs. Raymond. Coastal Breeze ... Read More »