Oh, how I LOVE Christmas… An abundance of deliciousness!

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com hristmas is the perfect time to show off your cooking skills to your family. Even novices can pull off an extraordinary masterpiece…just add LOVE! Love what you are preparing, love preparing it, love the presentation you place on your table, and then add your loved ones, for a family style Christmas dinner. Create your menu […]

MIFRD responds to garage fire

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Marco Island Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene of a garage fire at 32 Gulfport Court on Tuesday, December 4, at 10:45 PM. Reports upon arrival cited a well-involved fire in the garage that extended into the attic and a victim with severe burns. Immediately, rescue crews were alerted to the burn victim. […]

Glenn Miller at Lely High

Submitted Enjoy a night of big band music listening to the Glenn Miller Band live at Lely High School on January 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Moonlight Serenade, String of Pearls, In the Mood; all the Miller classics and more. This is memory lane at its best. But, the concert it is all about the students as they work on […]

TREES FOR CHARITY

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For the second year in a row, Heavenly Evergreens has set up its Christmas tree lot in Goodland. With trees ranging in size from table top to 12-feet tall, and a variety of wreaths and garland, there is something for everyone. Rich and Kathy Rasimowicz, owners of Heavenly Evergreens bring their trees down every year […]

It’s better to give, especially to Santa!

By Danielle Dodder Kids usually obsess over what Santa will be leaving for them, but Olivia Waters paused to consider sharing some holiday cheer for the jolly red man while out on Black Friday shopping with her mom, Michele. The Waters family lives in Naples but came to Marco for dinner and Santa’s arrival at the Shops of Marco. Olivia […]

Blue Mangrove celebrates

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Happy Birthday to you! On December 6, Blue Mangrove Gallery appropriately celebrated its sixth year in business. The Golden Birthday was honored by a wine and cheese event at the gallery, featuring well known artist Tara O’Neill. Six years ago, Christie Marcoplos, owner of Blue Mangrove Gallery called on her friend and artist, Tara O’Neill to […]

Solidarity among the sisters

By Jane A. Marlowe janem@coastalbreezenews.com The “Early Birds”, a group of women who gather for exercise at 6:30 AM at Curves planned a special morning for one of their members, Friday, December 6th. Bonnie Kirkley had been absent from the group since her diagnosis of uterine cancer in October. Bonnie is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments almost daily following […]

Ugly Holiday Sweater

By Coastal Breeze News Staff What is Christmas with an ugly sweater? How about an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party? One such party took place recently at the Keller Williams office for Relay for Life teams of the American Cancer Society. In addition to pizza, cookies and refreshments, tickets were drawn for raffle prizes. Raul Medina, Chair for the 2013 Relay […]

Festival of Chanukah, when faith trumps fate

By Carol Glassman As Jewish families gathered to light the first candle of Chanukah on Saturday, December 8, it was mind-boggling to recall how far they have come in so many ways. More than twenty-one centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to adopt their religious ways. A […]

River of Grass Greenway update

By Patty Huff mulletrapper@gmail.com  The planned River of Grass Greenway will be a safe, non-motorized transportation and recreation corridor across the Everglades between Naples and Miami. It will provide opportunities for education, stewardship, and preservation of the environmental, historic, and cultural assets of this unique area. It will offer activities such as bicycling, walking, bird-watching, photography, fishing, etc. Addressing the […]


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