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. […]

BUSINESS BRIEF: Simply Siblings

By Marilyn Honahan There are many local business partnerships made up of husbands and wives, fathers and sons and mothers and daughters. However, one of the latest businesses to open its doors on Marco Island is actually sibling-owned. Brother and sister, Nick and Kristina Lambros recently opened Simply Cupcakes located at 912 North Collier Blvd, next to Island Pizza. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bundles for Christmas

Bedtime Bundles joined forces with congregants from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday, December 9, 2013, to distribute 62 bundles to children at RCMA (Redlands Christian Migrant Association) located in East Naples, on 6L Farm Road. The children and their parents were treated to a Christmas party sponsored by St. Mark’s. We were able to enhance their day by giving each child […]

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 […]

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 […]