Daily Archives: January 24, 2013

Yet, More Questions…


ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net The most common question I am asked as a jeweler is “how much is it worth?” Sometimes, the answer is cut and dry. For instance, a mass produced, Italian-made 14-karat gold rope neck chain can be weighed and calculated at the current gold market price. Let’s say it weighs 20 grams; the retail price could ... Read More »

Gimme 3 feet… Gimme 3 feet Mister


PEDAL IN PARADISE By Matt Walthour Two articles in a row with some great musical references and I haven’t even mentioned “Bicycle Race” by Queen. Not sure how long I can keep this up. This reference, however, may be the most important I will refer to in any article because it pertains to safety and the law. When you think ... Read More »

The Convicts have arrived!


FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Pete@CaptainRapps.com Wintertime here in Southwest Florida is synonymous with the arrival of huge flocks of snowbirds, but did you know that convicts arrive here in big numbers too? Yes it’s true, but these are much welcomed convicts…AKA Sheepshead fish. These fish begin to arrive in big numbers about this time each year to spawn. They ... Read More »

Defunct Constellation Argo Rises


SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net Nearly due south tonight burns the second brightest star in the sky – Canopus. This star can only be seen in southerly latitudes of less than 38 degrees and really only shines with its full brilliance in latitudes under 30 degrees; in Florida for example! Canopus is the brightest star in the constellation ... Read More »

Come Jam in The Hammock!


MUSIC NOTES BY GATOR NATE Nate Augustus rubeejaw@aol.com Collier-Seminole State Park is a nice quiet spot, centrally located from Marco, Naples and Everglades City and a mere hop, skip and a jump away from any of them. The park is a wonderful place to enjoy the natural beauty of our area. The park offers visitors a number of year round activities, including ... Read More »

Wiener Dog Classics – a Classic!


By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Wiener dogs and wiener dog wannabes of all ages and attitudes came out in droves to the first Collier County Wiener Dog Classics on Saturday, January 19. A part of the I Luv Pets Fest, hosted by Naples Estates, proceeds from the day went to Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans, a non-profit organization that matches rescue dogs ... Read More »

Dogs Delight!


By Coastal Breeze News Staff Audiences were completely won over by the shaggy Muttville Comix performers and their trainer, Johnny Peers. Johnny knows his way around an audience, being raised near the circus and graduating from the Ringling Clown School. He began working with dogs in the early 1990’s. There were 16 dogs in the show he brought to Marco. ... Read More »

Gator Adventures Opens


By Coastal Breeze News Staff The official opening of Gator Adventures was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included friends, family and visitors. With more than 15 animal species and a petting zoo, Gator Adventures is a fun and educational stop for visitors and locals who are looking for something unique. Gator Adventures holds alligator shows for schools, clubs ... Read More »

Civil War Days


By Julia Barnett On Saturday, January 12 and Sunday January 13, the South Regional Public Library, located next to the Collier County campus of Edison State College, hosted the annual Civil War Days, full with period clothing and tools, historical information and a battle reenactment. The camp, as the participants called it, consisted of tents, each serving a different purpose ... Read More »

Chamber of Commerce Installation

Councilman Beatty swearing in the directors.

It was another gorgeous evening on Marco Island…absolutely fitting for a Chamber of Commerce event. A capacity crowd at the Marco Island Yacht Club enjoyed all the festivities, good food and outstanding entertainment at the 36th Annual Installation Dinner of the Chamber on January 13th. Part of the evening was bittersweet as members and guests bid farewell to outgoing Chamber ... Read More »

ROGG Pathway Workshop

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Do you want a multi-use pathway across the Everglades? The River of Grass Greenway Feasibility and Master Plan is holding a workshop January 29th through February 2nd, at Edison State College for the West portion of the pathway plan. This workshop features the ROGG corridor along US 41, west of Highway 29/ Everglades City. The ... Read More »