Daily Archives: June 14, 2012

Seven years of SPAM

GOODLAND LIFE  Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Tired of the same old SPAM? Never! At least that’s what we say at The Little Bar. Mark your calendars for June 30th, as the annual Spammy Jammy event in downtown Goodland is fast approaching. Celebrating nearly twenty years of SPAM is no easy task. Yet, year after year, The Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland hosts ... Read More »

The Future Academy

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Faculty, board members, students, future students and advocates of Marco Island Academy Charter High School made history as they broke ground at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 5th at what will be the school’s new home. The new location lies along San Marco Road, just west of Key Marco. As the crowd grew, all involved expressed ... Read More »

Marco’s newest Sergeant

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Frank Steiger is Marco Island’s new sergeant in town. He’s actually not that new since he’s been in the Marco Island Police Department for six years! He’s part of the big change taking place in the department. Frank was promoted to sergeant on May 7, but the official ceremony took place on June 11. Before ... Read More »

Planning ahead for hurricanes

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  The only certainty about hurricanes is their uncertainty. Even the pundits and experts acknowledge the problems of knowing if, when and where they will strike. The only areas of common agreement are that residents and visitors should be prepared with necessary supplies such as water, canned or dry food, a full gasoline tank and drinking ... Read More »

Bigger isn’t always better Read more

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net One of the many hats I wear during any given day as goldsmith/jeweler, is the job of an appraiser, which involves the act of evaluating jewelry, diamonds or precious gemstones. The appraisals can be for estate or insurance purposes or for the simple reason of needing to know. With most things in life, there is ... Read More »

Bear on Marco

MIPD News Release  Evidence of the presence of a bear was found at a residence on the east end of the Island on Sheffield Drive. This is the first time in recent memory that the Marco Island Police Department has been advised of such an occurrence. While some people believe that seeing a black bear is a very exciting experience, ... Read More »


Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net Ooooo, it’s really getting hot, humid and very buggy. It seems there are more mosquitoes than normal for this time of year. Oh well, it only lasts for a few months and then we have our marvelous weather for the rest of the year. Tim Pinter advised the county recently that the Interlocal Agreement between the County ... Read More »


By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net For those who are masochists I strongly recommend taking an otherwise relaxing cruise, but then entering the daily – sometimes twice daily – trivia contests. They are not really contests; they are minor wars with teams bitterly fighting for the ultimate prize – a key chain, a lanyard for cruise credentials (or for hanging someone) or ... Read More »

James “Bud” Kornse: A life of service

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Three wars and thirty years of service. This is the life of James “Bud” Kornse, Marco Island resident and military veteran. Born March 5, 1927, Bud spent 30 years in the Navy. After retiring, his contributions to his country still continued. From World War II, to the Korean War to Vietnam to the present day, Bud ... Read More »


TO YOUR  HEALTH  C. Scott Campbell  Jan.Fernandez@hma.com    When a medical emergency occurs, it’s not always easy to think clearly. But a health crisis means you need to act quickly. Understanding your choices for care ahead of time will help you when an emergency does happen. As CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Collier Boulevard, I am well aware that confusion ... Read More »

Award recipients at MIA

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Marking the end of its first year, the Marco Island Academy celebrated with its first Athletic and Scholastic awards ceremony. Students, parents, faculty, staff, board members and guests filled the room. First up was Roger Raymond, Athletic Director for the school. Roger recognized athletes who participated in the school’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, cross country and ... Read More »

Chiropractor goes for gold

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Dr. Cade Copeland is not your average back-cracking chiropractor. The Naples-based Doctor of Chiropractic and his wife, nutritionist and personal trainer, Kristen Copeland, will be traveling to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to care for TeamUSA athletes. What truly sets his practice, LIFEStrength Family Chiropractic, apart is his dedication to Maximized Living, an international approach ... Read More »

Young pianists to perform

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Keith Dameron of Iberia Bank announce the next “In the Round” presentation will be held in conjunction with the Steinway Piano Society on June 27th. For those who have been to the local bank branch lately noted a concert piano in the lobby. The piano is a Steinway and Sons design, the Essex model. It ... Read More »

Veterans visit D.C.

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  On June 9th, 55 veterans and their guardians left Southwest Florida International Airport for a quick trip to Washington D.C. Sponsored by Rotary District 6960 and the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary, these veterans, many from World War II, had a chance to view both the WWII Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial The 55 veterans, all ... Read More »

Top Docs 2012

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  For the 7th year in a row, Patricia S. Poling, M.D. and Robert A. Poling, M.D. have both been selected by Castle Connolly as Top Doctors in Southwest Florida. Every year Castle Connolly Medical of NY partners with Gulfshore Life to recognize the top doctors in Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties. Castle Connolly uses a ... Read More »

Port of the Islands Gun Club

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Port of the Islands Gun Club’s “Shoot Down Kids Cancer” event raised $28,000. All of the money goes to the American Cancer Society’s R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) program. The funds pay for kids with cancer to go to Summer Camp for one week each summer. For one week the kids get to be ... Read More »

2012’s Super Teacher

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Each year Howard and Michelle Jordan look for candidates who have selflessly given to the community. Those chosen are then honored during the Talk Derby to Me event, benefitting the Upon a Star Foundation. The fundraising event is held in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby and gives residents a chance to show off their glamorous ... Read More »

Cultural flavors

By Heather Woodward Editor’s note: Heather Woodward is a graduate of Lely High school and the University of Florida, where she majored in philosophy. For the past four years Heather taught English to students in various grades in Xian, China, before moving to Vietnam where she is currently teaching. Heather is writing about her experiences in Asia. It is said ... Read More »

South Beach celebration

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Sunday, June 3rd was a day of celebration for the Family Church. Members of both the Marco Island Family Church and the Naples Family Church gathered together at South Beach for a Family Church Barbecue and Baptism. Under the Family Church umbrella is a fellowship on Marco Island as well as a location in Naples. The ... Read More »

Florida’s largest butterfly

PLANT TALK Mike Malloy mikemalloy@naplesbutterfly.com Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No –it’s a giant swallowtail, often mistaken for those popular Japanese film star icons, Ro-dan and/or Mothra. The giant swallowtail is the largest of all butterflies in the state of Florida and one of the largest in all of the United States. Its wing span ... Read More »