Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fishing the cooling trends

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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 ... Read More »

‘Family Medicine’ Puts Emphasis on ‘Family’

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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.” ... Read More »

“Anna Karenina”

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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 ... Read More »

The Devil in the Details

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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 ... Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions and Survivors

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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 ... Read More »

Finding Creative Freedom Where You’d Least Expect It

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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, ... Read More »

Blues, Music and Food!

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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… ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

The Dog Star

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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 ... Read More »

Holiday Concert Tribute to Veterans

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A lovely evening was had by all in attendance at the Christmas Island Style Holiday Concert for veterans held at the Marco Island History Museum’s Rose Auditorium. Steve Stefanides, chair of Christmas Island Style welcomed veterans and guests. He thanked Coastal Breeze News for sponsoring the event and Classic Transportation for providing transportation to those unable to drive themselves. Keith ... Read More »

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. ... Read More »

Swim Team brings home the Awards

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In a December 15 Swim Florida Swim Meet held at Deleon Aquatic Facility in Ft. Myers, 8 members of the Marco YMCA Swim Florida Team were awarded Top Honors Trophy’s for their individual performances. Read More »

Sunday Bingo Special

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Submitted The Bingo Committee of the Monday Night Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island announces that Bingo will not be played on Monday evenings, December 24 and December 31, in observance of the holidays. Due to the closings, the Committee announces a special Lunch Bingo, to take place on Sunday, December 30. Doors open at noon; the Bingo ... Read More »

Langlas shares with MIW

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By Elinor Stanton The Marco Island Writers (MIW) convened for their final meeting of 2012 on December 12, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The air was alive with enthusiastic conversation and sharing. After a brief update of business issues the speaker was introduced. This month’s speaker was Jim Langlas, a recently published author dedicated to the craft ... Read More »

NO LET UP IN THE STRENGTH OF THE MARCO ISLAND REAL ESTATE MARKET

MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® for Marco Island only properties, show a strong market according to Gerry Rosenblum, President.  Here is a recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market during November 2012. 85 Total properties closed for a total of $44 Million (including Time Shares and Commercial) 28 Single Family ... Read More »

YMCA Fall Volleyball Season

The Greater Marco Family YMCA Fall Volleyball Season is finished with Team Powerhouse Marriott Resort & Spa again taking First Place honors. Second Place went to Classic Transportation Other participants included: Stan’s Restaurant American Computer Solutions The Winter Season of Adult Co Ed Volleyball is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 14, 2013 Enter your team for only $350 and ... Read More »

Teachers of Distinction Announced with Surprise Classroom Presentations

The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program’s 2012-13 Teachers of Distinction were announced today in surprise classroom visits to their schools. These teachers will continue in the Golden Apple Selection process and from this group, six (6) teachers will be selected to receive a Golden Apple. The Golden Apple teachers along with the Teachers of Distinction will be honored at the ... Read More »

A.J. DeHanas Joins the Sandlin Team at RE/MAX Affinity Plus

April (A.J.) DeHanas, ABR, GRI, Realtor Partner; comes from a top producing family team of Realtors in Southern Maryland. Licensed in 1999, she was successful with RE/MAX and DeHanas Real Estate Services. The DeHanas Team was ranked among the Top 100 Realtors in the U.S. by Realtor Magazine and RE/MAX. She has attained designations as an Accredited Buyers Representative and ... Read More »

A Little Birdie Brings Big News

Marco Island Marriott announces Scott Lien as new Head Golf Professional Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa is pleased to announce Scott Lien as the Head Golf Professional at the resort’s award-winning Rookery at Marco Golf Club. Lien will be responsible for the supervision and direction of the day-to-day golf operations of The Rookery’s par-72 resort private ... Read More »

16TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST RESULTS

“AND THE WINNERS ARE” Home Decorating Winner – the Giannone family, 151 Channel Court Business Property Decorating Winner – Nacho Mama’s (Mission Plaza) The Decorating Contest Final judging took place on December 14 by the entire committee aboard a trolley supplied by the Naples Transportation and Tours Company. Plaques were presented to the 10 Home Contest Finalists before returning to the winning ... Read More »