One Million Acts of Kindness

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy where six school teachers and administrators and 20 young students lost their lives, Ann Curry of NBC News came up with the concept #26Acts of Kindness. Encouraging people through her Twitter account to commit one act for each of the 26 lives lost, she wrote on […]

Lobster Guac Cocktail

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Pete@CaptainRapps.com Looking for something different to do with your Florida Spiny Lobster tails this season? Yeah, it’s hard to beat grilled tails drenched in seasoned butter, but you are going to need an appetizer to wash down those cool bevies while the tails are cooking right? Let me show you a quick and easy way […]

Just Follow the Recipe

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com Welcome to “Investment Insights,” a new column designed to coordinate the pieces of your financial life and provide observations about financial markets. I hope that you will pick up a few actionable ideas intended to increase your financial well-being and provide peace of mind. As I entered college in 1978, my grandmother was certain that majoring […]

Mangrove Snapper Fishing

LADY ANGLERS Captain Mary A. Fink islandgirlscharters.com The first three articles of the “Lady Anglers Corner” in Coastal Breeze addressed the many benefits sport fishing provides, tackle selection and what conditions and structure to look for when seeking fish. Now it’s time to start fishing using the skills mentioned in previous articles to your benefit! This author suggests testing your skills […]

A Call To Artists!!

ARTFUL LIFE Tara O’Neill taraogallery@marcocable.com [In the spirit of full disclosure I tell you now that the following subject touches me personally as I am not only president of the GAA board of directors, but am also on its festival committee.] The Goodland Arts Alliance is spreading its wings. A fledgling – but a mighty fledging – this newly formed […]

Love of Story Telling… Cooking Stories, That Is

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com I love telling stories about cooking food. It comes natural to me, as food is essential to our humanity and our well-being and it affects all aspects of our lives. Some people may question the seriousness of writing about food. Most of us can go weeks without reading a book, watching a movie, or playing […]

Questions and Answers

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I hope to debunk wives tales and inform the misinformed in the next couple of issues about “all that glitters.” Also, always feel free to email any questions you may have about jewelry, diamonds or precious gems to harborgoldsmith@comcast.net. Falsehood #1… You can take a bunch of little diamonds and melt them together to make […]

Room with a View… the Amalfi Coast

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber vickieonmarco@comcast.net On the Amalfi Coast, Atrani, the second smallest commune in Italy, is just a blink of an eye bus ride from the much touristed town that gives the area its name; in many ways it is a world away and it is where we choose to rent an apartment for a couple of weeks. It […]

Dog & Style?

DOG & STYLE Tony Wakefield-Jones Tony@mindzoo.com     Dear Tony, Why does my human insist on dressing me up all the time? She even had a professional photo shoot for me. It’s ridiculous! Help! B.B. Wrinkles, Goodland, FL   Dear B.B.: Sad. So sad and tragic. Essentially, your human NEEDS A LIFE! It’s one thing for every groomer on the planet […]

Jupiter Near the Zenith

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net Tonight, Jupiter is very near the zenith (straight up); this is the best time to observe Jupiter with your binoculars. To be comfortable lie down in a pool chair, you can brace your elbows on the chair arms or chest to steady the binoculars. Through the binoculars you will be able to see […]


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