River of Grass Greenway seen as top priority

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com In an effort to develop a statewide trail and paddle system, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Division of Recreation and Parks recently updated the overall vision for the Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS). The new five-year plan lists the River of Grass Greenway as a priority. In early fall, the Division of […]

Santa Calls Marco Kids

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com “You better not pout, you better not cry, you better not shout, I’m telling you why… Santa Claus is coming to town!” For more than a decade, Santa and his sleigh have been making a regular stop at the Marco Island YMCA in mid-December to make phone calls to local children. This year, he stopped by […]

Joy of Giving wraps up 24th year

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Another 950 children were able to celebrate Christmas thanks to all those who contributed to the Joy of Giving. Year after year, this non-profit charity has provided the less fortunate families of Collier County with the means to provide a real holiday experience for their children. The children and their siblings are identified through teachers […]

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 […]

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. […]

‘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.” […]

Sunday Bingo Special

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 […]

Philharmonic Coming to Marco!

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island welcomes back the Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet for another fine concert on Saturday, January 5th at 7:30 PM. This performance is part of the Congregation’s Cultural Series, now in its’ 19th year of offering exceptional program to this area. Highlights of this concert will include the Fire Dance, Gershwin, “Duke” Ellington, Fats Waller and […]

Everglades Activities

By Marya Repko The month of January brings a slew of family-friendly activities in the Everglades. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the River of Grass as you head to these exciting events that give a glimpse of life in the glades. Historical Movie Night Relive your childhood memories! The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation is hosting an “Old-Fashioned Movie Night” […]

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 […]