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 […]

COLLIER COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION NOW OFFERS GIFT CARDS

Collier County Parks & Recreation now has gift cards available for purchase. Gift cards make the perfect present for holidays, birthdays, graduations, or any special occasion. And for businesses, they’re great as employee awards and incentives, holiday bonuses, and client appreciation gifts. Parks & Recreation Gift Cards can be purchased in any denomination you choose, and may be used for […]

Hot Summer Nights and More

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s popular summer youth program kicks off Friday for the third year in a row. The fun gets under way with Hot Summer Nights from 6 to 9 p.m. at King Richard’s Family Fun Park, 6780 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. Admission to the park is free for everyone. Rides are free for kids and adults […]

ATV SAFETY COURSE

Summer is fast approaching and we predict there will be an increase in residents participating in the sport of ATV riding in Collier County.  In an effort to educate and prepare those individuals for taking part in this exciting sport, Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta will be sponsoring a voluntary ATV Safety Course which will provide […]

Healthy Foods: The Affordable Choice

By USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon Fresh fruits and vegetables? Key elements of a healthy diet, for sure. But many people of modest means, including those served by USDA’s nutrition assistance programs, wonder if they can afford to buy healthy foods like the wonderful fresh produce that can be found in summer abundance at America’s farmers’ markets. As USDA Undersecretary for […]

LCEC prepares for hurricane season

LCEC’s preparation begins long before a hurricane threatens to make landfall in Southwest Florida.  To ensure LCEC has the resources needed for restoration, the organization cultivates relationships with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies for back-up resources. In addition, LCEC’s 400+ employees play a critical role in the restoration plan. […]

Greater Marco Family YMCA Summer Day Camp extended to Middle School Students

Middle School Students at Marco Island Charter Middle School and Manatee Middle School now have the chance to get Math Support and Literacy help plus enjoy recreational activities and a free lunch at the Greater Marco Family YMCA Summer Day Camp. The program will be held at the Marco Island Charter Middle School for Grades 6-7-8 from June 11 to […]

Tree Identification Booklet from the Arbor Day Foundation Makes It Easier to Recognize Tree Species in Florida

The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers […]

Utility Bill Scam Alert

LCEC is notifying customers of a phony bill payment scam that has taken place nationwide over the last few weeks. Thieves are pulling out all the stops including using the president’s name to steal identities. Scammers are utilizing fliers, social media and texts to do their dirty work. Scammers are offering a fraudulent bill payment program that promises to pay […]

LCEC customers receive $5.7 in equity returns this week

North Fort Myers, Fla., May 30, 2012 – Earlier this year, LCEC Trustees approved an equity distribution of $5.7 million to current and inactive customers and checks and credits were distributed this week. LCEC has returned more than $191 million to customers over the years, which is among the best among the 800 cooperatives in the United States. Equity is the value of the […]


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