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Marco Presbyterian Church Welcomes Carol Kent to Marco Island

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Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off their Winter Women’s Bible Study with “Going Deeper with Carol Kent.” This is the first time Kent, a frequent Women of Faith speaker, best-selling author and a popular international public speaker, has given a presentation on Marco Island. “Carol is authentic, personable and what she teaches she lives,” said Karen Hollenbeck, MPC women’s Bible study planning team member. Hollenbeck has known Kent since she was a college student. “Carol has walked where no parent ever plans or wants to go,” said Hollenbeck who watched as Kent lived through the experience of having a son with an ... Read More »

Upgrades to Veterans Park

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff The journey to a completed Veterans’ Park has been seven years in the making so far, from the initial proposal by the local VFW Post to completion of the first phase: a series of flags, benches and paving stones. An ambitious plan for a new Veterans’ Memorial Fountain and Flag Plaza for Veteran’s Park got the green light at the December 20 city council meeting. Phase II of the Veterans’ Park Memorial will include the installation of a fountain and flag plaza. The committee’s goal is to dedicate these enhancements next Veteran’s Day; November 11, ... Read More »

Will & Anthony!

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Submitted Back by popular demand for three shows only are New York City entertainers, Will & Anthony! Performing their ‘BROADWAY, OUR WAY’ Concert. Sunday, January 13 thru Tuesday, January 15 at 6 PM. This dinner and concert event will be held at Marco Island’s House of Mozart. Hear Broadway, classic standards and Italian music! Acclaimed as “displaying an engagingly brassy professionalism” by The New York Times, NYC performers Will & Anthony return to the Naples Waterside Shops’ Barnes & Noble for a CD signing and short performance on Sunday January 13 at 2pm and then on to Marco Island’s House ... Read More »

FARMER’S MARKET FOCUS Inyoni Farms

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By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Typically, when visiting a farmer’s market, patrons are looking for the freshest fruits and vegetables they can find. The Marco Island Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Wednesday at Veterans Park from 7:30 AM until 2 PM, is no different. With a wide array of fruit and veggie stands to choose from, shoppers can find exactly what they are looking for. Inyoni Farms of North Golden Gate Estates sets up a stand every Wednesday at Veterans Park. Specializing in offering the freshest produce, owner Nick Batty is very particular when it comes to his product. “Everything ... Read More »

Bring Up The Bodies

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BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2012 To begin, I would like to note that I was given credit in the last issue of Coastal Breeze for the article on “Killing Kennedy.” In fact, my partner in crime, Diane Bostick, is the author and deserves your accolades for sharing her excellent reflections on the book as well as her reminiscences of the JFK era. No doubt, many of you are familiar with Hilary Mantel and may have read “Wolf Hall,” her novel published three years ago, which won the prestigious ... Read More »

Signs they are a changin’

Denise Santos of Goodland painted the post office window to help the village get into the holiday spirit. Photo by Joanie Fuller

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The signs are all around us. Season is here and a change is in the air. Not only can we feel it, but we can see it too. Especially in Goodland. Take a trip down our long and winding road and see for yourself what I’m talking about. Many have noticed that the sign at the entrance of Goodland has gone missing. The hand-carved and hand-painted piece or art was taken down as a part of a restoration effort between the Goodland Civic Association and the newly formed Goodland Arts Alliance. The sign was in desperate ... Read More »

Tennis Showdown at Hideaway Beach

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READ MY TIPS Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com Mark down this date and time: Thursday, December 27, at 4 PM on centre court at the beautiful Hideaway Beach Club. Matt Browne’s opponent is the highly-acclaimed Port Royal Head tennis professional Franco Matta. Matta is the former number one collegiate star from Florida Gulf Coast University and Naples City singles champion who is a proud member of the 5.0 USTA champions from our area. Just a few months ago, Matta and his southwest Florida teammates competed in the Nationals and finished in second place. With Franco’s immense experience, he will be a heavy favorite ... Read More »

Inquiring Minds

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Over the course of a single day, I can be asked lots and lots of questions pertaining to my profession. The questions can begin with: Why? How come? Or my favorite… How do you know? For those of you reading my column for the first time, let me catch you up to speed. I make my living as a goldsmith. In a nut shell, the following is what many goldsmiths do… He or she is a technical professional who works with gold and other precious metals and gemstones. A goldsmith can design, create and fabricate original ... Read More »

Small Trees but Big Show

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PLANT TALK Mike Malloy mikemalloy@naplesbutterfly.com For all of us who want to have one of the showiest trees in town in our gardens (Royal Poinciana) and just don’t have the room because of their size, here are some of my favorite small trees that can be grown in courtyards, containers and small yards here in southwest Florida that can also be as special as the big boys. Dwarf Poinciana (Caesalpinina pulcherrima) is the little brother to the Royal Poinciana but a much smaller size. This evergreen shrub that can be pruned and trained into a specimen small tree, usually about 10 ... Read More »