“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 […]

Ah! Tuscany

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber vickieonmarco@comcast.net The abundant art in the cities. The countryside dotted with dark green cyprus trees and golden fields. The vineyards. There are so many wonderful places to visit in Tuscany, it is difficult to know where to begin when writing about this region of Italy. Within the 10 provinces of Tuscany, there are the tourist draws […]

Change is Good

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Over the past four months, employees of the Marco Island Marriott Resort and Spa have been handing in their loose change to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. As a part of the Marriott’s Spirit to Serve effort, jars to collect change were handed out to each department. On December 19, all the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wheeling into 2013

PEDAL IN PARADISE By Matt Walthour If you are reading this, either the world didn’t end, or you snuck out of your bunker and hopefully pedaled your bike to the closest newsstand and grabbed this issue of Coastal Breeze. Whatever the reason, I am happy we are all still alive and you have found the time in your renewed life […]

An active Chamber of Commerce

By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net After Five Contributes To Christmas Island Style $1,210. That’s how much the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce turned over to Christmas Island Style on December 19th. The occasion was the Chamber’s monthly After Five event. This one, in keeping with recent tradition, was held at the Marco Island Hilton Hotel. Incoming Chamber President Nancy Carrington turned […]

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 […]

TEAR DOWN THOSE CARS!

By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net For the last few weeks the Police Department (at least it appears that way) has been stationing official cars at certain places with no drivers, or others, in the cars. Apparently someone in the P.D. believes that these “dummy” cars will encourage drivers to slow down and also obey all other traffic laws. I believe otherwise. […]


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