SURREAL SPOONBILL SIGHTING

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com On a sunny morning in mid-May, a few lucky onlookers witnessed a flock of at least thirty Roseate Spoonbills wading among the mangroves along State Road 92. The sighting was incredibly rare for a number of reasons. The bright pink birds were brazenly wading near the noisy, 45-mph roadside that connects Marco Island to the Goodland […]

COLLIER COUNTY Road watch report

I-75:   Recreational access area on Alligator Alley: Construction project — Crews are building a recreational access facility that includes a boat ramp and parking lot with fencing and lighting.  Work involves widening and resurfacing the facility’s roadway, making drainage improvements, and adding intelligent transportation system components and a high-tension cable barrier system on I-75 in this area. The job is estimated for completion […]

How to hold the line on energy costs as summer temperatures rise

Although LCEC Electric Rates have remained consistent this year, energy costs often go up during the summer months. In more extreme temperatures, home cooling systems must work that much harder to maintain temperatures. Home cooling costs can account for around 50 percent of the residential electric bill. In fact, air conditioning is often the average household’s largest annual power cost. […]

The Allstate Foundation donates $10,000 for YMCA’s Project Graduation

YMCA of the Palms is the recipient of a $10,000 donation from The Allstate Foundation for Project Graduation 2012. Project Graduation, an all-night drug- and alcohol-free celebration for graduating high school seniors in Collier County will be held at the Greater Naples YMCA Friday, June 1 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. “We’re thankful for the generous support of The […]

Special Olympics Collier County

Special Olympics Collier County took a delegation of Thirteen Special Olympics Athletes to the 2011 Summer State Games Competition in Walt Disney Wide World of Sports on May 18th & 19th  to compete against athletes from around the State.  Our athletes gave their all to their competition with the following results. Gold Medal                   Sodi […]

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction, According to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM Marco Island, FL (Grassroots Newswire) May 17, 2012 – For the sixth year out of the past eight, financial-services firm Edward Jones, which has locations in the Marco Island area, ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according […]

Collier County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications

The Collier County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. Deadline for application is June 5th. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has two vacancies for full members and one vacancy for an alternate. It is required that one of the applicants should reside in Immokalee. This is an 11-member committee created by Ordinance No.91?65, as amended, to […]

Click it or Ticket!

Deputies will be watching Collier County motorists to make sure everyone is properly buckled up in vehicles when Click It Or Ticket gets under way next week. All vehicles will be a target during the annual nationwide safety belt enforcement campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to increase safety belt use and reduce fatalities on Florida’s roadways. The fine […]

NAPPS Offers Summer Safety Tips to Help Pets Beat the Heat

Submitted by NAPPS As spring quickly blooms into summer; many families experience a change in their daily routine along with the change of seasons. The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals, encourages pet parents to prepare their four-legged friends for the summer months and help their furry companions beat […]

MARCO LUTHERAN CHURCH

MARCO LUTHERAN CHURCH invites all the local children WITH their parents or grandparents to join us at We’re ready for a “Vacation Bible School” your children will never forget,”         said Pastor Kevin Koenig of Marco Lutheran Church!   Our Vacation Bible School is called Family Bible Bash and you, along with your children or grandchildren will have fun in the Son […]