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 […]

Mea Culpa


For those of you who don’t know Latin, the term Mea Culpa means through my fault or I apologize. I learned (or should I say, memorized) Latin as a young parochial student/altar boy, the latter as a career was short lived. Only one other time did my limited skill in Latin come in handy, when I translated the writing on […]

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. […]

Art, Music & Fun, Goodland-Style

Luanne Zarlengo was swept up in the festive spirit that is common to Goodland on a weekend during “season.” It was the Chicagoan’s first visit to the village and her Sunday afternoon tour included the usual hotspots as well as taking in the sights, sounds and ambiance of the sixth annual Harbor Arts and Music Festival. Held recently at MarGood […]

Good as Gold


Finally the demand for quality gold jewelry is back again and I’m rejoicing its return! No more jewelry made of wood, rocks, plastic, stainless steel, or titanium. So called “alternative metals” we in the industry were told, all disguised as nice jewelry. The thought of having it for sale in my jewelry shop irritated every fiber in this goldsmith’s anatomy. […]

Dogs Allowed at Four Disney World Hotels: Two Dog Limit, Permits and Fees Reguired

If you can’t imagine going on a Disney vacation without the furry, four-legged members of your family, you’ll be happy to know that select Walt Disney World hotels are welcoming dogs into their guest rooms. Walt Disney World Resort guests may bring their canine companions to four resort hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s […]


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Follow your intuitions to reach the best decision this week. Fun and relaxation might require some extra effort, but will be well worth it. Good advice will offer a refreshing perspective. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be lavish with praise when someone deserves it, but unyielding with the purse strings. Tighten the bonds of affection by being […]

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, […]


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