ARIES (March 21-April 19): During the week ahead you may realize who has truly been your friend during the past few weeks. Just because someone only sits on the sidelines does not mean they are not trustworthy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may want more than you get this week. Don’t be disappointed if a budding relationship doesn’t fulfill your […]

Word for Words

J.Robert Debuts Florida Fiddler Show 2

Building on the success of last year’s Florida Fiddler Show, local entertainer J.Robert Houghtaling debuted his Florida Fiddler Show 2 for an appreciative audience at the Marco Players Theatre on Saturday, February 24. He started out by explaining to the audience the difference between a fiddle and a violin. “The main difference is whether you’re buying or selling. If you’re […]

Goren On Bridge

Brilliant discard

Worried that East might have made a weak two-bid with only a five-card suit, South ducked the first two rounds of hearts before winning the third round. West had to make a discard on the third heart. Most would shed a low spade, we think, but this West player made the brilliant discard of the ace of diamonds! West’s discard […]

Harbor Arts & Music Festival

In case you need further proof that the Village of Goodland is open for business following the devastation from Hurricane Irma, look no farther than the upcoming Harbor Arts & Music Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, 10 AM-4 PM. You just can’t keep a good village down. The Goodland Arts Alliance, 501(c) 3, along with Collier County […]


‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett


“If someone loves you for what you can do then it’s flattering, but why do you love them? If someone loves you for who you are then they have to know you, which means you have to know them.” I have a confession to make. There are 957 books on my “Want to Read” list on Goodreads. If I read […]

The Shape of Water: A Modern Monster Movie that Melts the Heart


Every good director has a known genre and style that becomes affiliated and expected from their directing. There’s Steven Spielberg— who is known for making enriching and sometimes whimsical adventure and fantasy films for audiences of all ages. Quentin Tarantino—who’s earned acclaim for telling extremely violent but well-rounded narratives for adult audiences. And then there’s Guillermo del Toro—writer, director, and […]

The Samurai Of Puzzles

Enticing Stirrings at Mangos Dockside Bistro

Chef’s Corner

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 we’ll visit a different local eatery to get the lowdown on signature dishes, recipes and the chefs who make it possible. To kick off the inaugural column, we visited Executive Chef Salvador Gomez of Mangos […]

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