If You Build It, They Will Come

Steve Gober keeps a promise

On September 12, 2017, two days after Hurricane Irma, amid the shambles and ruination of his restaurant, Steve Gober could only guarantee that Stan’s would be back in business by December 15th. Two weeks later, he went on record, with a promise to open on October 27th. (See “Stan’s Emerges from the Mud” at coastalbreeze news.com.) As always, he hoped […]

A Forgotten Story Becomes an Unforgettable Movie Victoria and Abdul


When it comes to films that begin with the words, “Based on a True Story,” nine times out of ten, it’s a story we’ve heard before. The Alamo, the Invasion of Normandy, the story of President Lincoln, all events from history we’ve heard at least once or twice in our lives, and stories that can easily be traced through extensive […]

Holiday Arts Festival Returns

Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island, will host their “Holiday Arts Festival” for the third year on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 AM- 4 PM. The festival brings professional artists with a wide variety of art and a free lunch for all visitors to enjoy. Music will be provided by the church choir […]


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Outside Shots

Goren On Bridge

German gem

Pony Nehmert has been a mainstay on the German Ladies Team for 25 years. She was South in today’s deal, from a team match some years ago. North didn’t have a good bid at his second turn, so he bid three no trump hoping his partner had both majors stopped. She did! That’s why she plays for her country. The […]


‘Can You Keep a Secret?’ by Sophie Kinsella


“But there’s a part of me that wants a huge, amazing romance.” If ever there was a book that kept me laughing from start to finish, it was this book. Told in the first person present tense of Emma Corrigan, this book has voice. By voice, I mean… personality. The way this story is told by this author far exceeds […]

The Samurai Of Puzzles

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk

Oehler Exhibition at Center for the Arts

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the work of internationally known Swiss artist Marianne Oehler from November 6 – November 28, 2017, Monday thru Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM and Saturday, 12– 4 PM, only until November 18th. The exhibition will be on display in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries. The opening reception called […]

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