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Opera Talent to Perform at Art Center

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is proud to present an evening of established and emerging opera talent performing with Steffanie Pearce, the General Director and founder of Gulfshore Opera. You will hear Teddy Collins, tenor; D’Ariel Barnard, soprano; and Giana Di Pietro, soprano, perform favorite musical theater songs and famous arias. Steffanie Pearce is a producer, director, performer […]

15th Annual Arts Extravaganza!

Tara O’Neill, award-winning artist, community activist, and devout Floridian, is hosting her 15th annual home-grown art extravaganza, Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, from 1-4 PM, at Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Place, in the historic fishing village of Goodland. This year O’Neill will be joined by nationally-recognized guest artist Popo Flanigan. The two artists’ combined coastal interpretations explore […]

Appetizing American Cuisine at Verdi’s

Chef's Corner

The Coastal Breeze News is proud to present Chef’s Corner, a gastronomical column that offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Island’s favorite restaurants. Each month I visit a different local eatery to get the lowdown on signature dishes, recipes and the chefs who make it possible. For the second stop along my culinary “tour de Marco Island” I visited […]

Phantom Thread: A Well-Sewn Crew Fails to Hold the Plot Together


“Phantom Thread” follows the story of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker in 1950’s London. With the help of his sister, Cyril (Lesley Manville), Woodcock lives a fastidious life tuned to his art and schedule; and like his art, he prefers everything to be woven into place as he sees it. His life takes a turn, however, when he […]

Reflecting on What Really Matters

BOOK REMARKS Lynn Alexander lynngalexander@gmail.com Forty-one. That is the number of post-it markers I have sticking out of Ursula K. Le Guin’s “No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters,” a collection of blog posts/essays written between 2010-2016. And the reason I have forty-one post-it markers is because Le Guin had me thinking quite a bit about what mattered to her. […]

Goren On Bridge

Italian beauty

Today’s deal was played by a young Italian woman, Francesca Di Lembo, a few years ago. North’s redouble was made on slightly less than the expected 10 high card points. This caused Di Lembo to make a move toward game, getting her to a dangerous contract. Nothing, however, that she couldn’t handle. West found the best lead of a trump, […]


Low Flow

From the Mat to the Stage

Marc Ruby, Edward Salomon and John Moinius have exchanged grappling with opponents as members of the Lely High School wrestling team for grappling with a script and the other trappings of live theater. The threesome is part of the youthful cast of the upcoming production of “The Three Musketeers” by students of Sisbarro Acting School that will take the stage […]

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