Christmas Parade 2012

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The 25th Anniversary of Christmas Island Style brought us one of the best parades in Marco Island history. Santa could certainly sense the holiday spirit on the island! In true Marco style, the chairs and vehicles staked out their favorite viewing areas early in the day. By 6 PM, the streets were filled with holiday revelers. […]

Fishing the cooling trends

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Pete@CaptainRapps.com Our typical weather patterns are here as December rolls into January, and we are seeing some of our first 40 degree mornings here in the 10,000 Islands. It is certainly our coolest period of the year, however the days when the fronts are absent, the sun is shining, and the thermometer gets up into […]

‘Family Medicine’ Puts Emphasis on ‘Family’

TO YOUR HEALTH Dr. Michelle Becker The American Academy of Family Physicians defines Family Medicine as “the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.” […]

“Anna Karenina”

REEL REVIEWS By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” is generally considered one of the greatest novels ever written. It’s been made into movies 13 times, and the Greta Garbo/Fredric March version of 1935 is widely recognized at the best. This latest edition is a balletic show-within-a-show that dances back and forth from footlights to backstage to “reality”. Despite […]

The Devil in the Details

from The Enthusiast Newsletter by local John Scott There is no question that one of the cardinal points of successful living is paying attention to the details of any undertaking; and no better lesson can be offered in the art and science of paying attention to those pesky little details than the story of our perfect evening on Keewaydin Island […]

New Year’s Resolutions and Survivors

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi & Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear fellow felines: It is imperative that I caution you about an upcoming human tradition that spells bad news for those of us who share “their” world: the dreaded New Year’s resolution. The number one resolution going into 2012 was to lose weight, or so states the website Statistic Brain. Adding […]

Finding Creative Freedom Where You’d Least Expect It

Artful Life Tara O’Neill taraogallery@marcocable.com Well, here we are at the end of an old [read: worn-out, done-in, used-up] year and ready to take on a shiny new one. (Mmmm, don’t you just love that new calendar smell?) I’m not one to make resolutions, but I do try to set new goals each New Year, and assess my previous ones. Oh, […]

Blues, Music and Food!

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com A “Blues Joint” in the south is a place where people go to enjoy food, drink, and music. The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans are coming to Marco Island. Live Blues and Jazz Bands are being introduced New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. A much needed venue of entertainment for the island… […]

21st Century Oncology East Naples Reopens

By Coastal Breeze News Staff 21st Century Oncology, the nation’s premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider, announces the reopening of the East Naples Cancer Treatment Facility located at 8625 Collier Boulevard, Naples, Fla. 34114. Among other advanced treatments, this is the only practice in East Naples offering the state-of-the-art Calypso® 4-Dimensional Treatment Localization System to treat prostate […]

The Dog Star

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net Stargazers can look at this section of the sky for hours. Monoceros, the unicorn in the center, is not much to look at of course, but the Milky Way does run through it and there are some fine clusters awaiting inspection by binocular users. In particular, try to find M47 near the border […]


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