Comments for Coastal Breeze News http://www.coastalbreezenews.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:17 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Deb http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61975 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:17 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61975 What a great article and the photos are amazing. Fiji just moved to the top of my bucket list!

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Comment on Marco Island Beach Cam by Anne Reilly http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2013/01/14/marco-island-beach-cam/comment-page-1/#comment-61880 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:44:00 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=28238#comment-61880 Interesting article points out that there are still places in the world that are unique. Beautiful photos, too!

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Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Bob Michael http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61841 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:58:58 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61841 This is a well crafted article containing equal parts of useful information and humorous dialogue. I’ve often told friends that I don’t vacation away from Southwest Florida as I feel the Naples/ Marco Island area is tough to beat. Well, the author has me re-thinking my logic. I look forward to more from Kay Dougherty to see if she can further expand my world! Additionally, I had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Dougherty on Marco last weekend and not surprisingly, she is just as intelligent and funny in person…….pretty good dancer, too!

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Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Roseanne Pawelec http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61808 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:44:29 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61808 Really makes Fiji come alive. I feel I got an “insider’s look.” Can’t wait to see where Kay lands next!

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Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Jim http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61640 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:46:41 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61640 Fiji had never been high on my bucket list, but this perspective bumped it to the top. Would love to hear about other locations that combine nature and culture.

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Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Michelle http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61395 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:59:31 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61395 I so want to visit Fiji after reading this post. It looks incredibly beautiful!

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Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Michelle http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61393 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:55:49 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61393 What an amazing adventure in paradise. I didn’t want to visit Fiji at all until I read Kay’s post!

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Comment on Fiji — Another Island Paradise by Austine Frawley http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/21/fiji-another-island-paradise/comment-page-1/#comment-61372 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:45:50 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40902#comment-61372 Fun, well written,l interesting article on an exotic part of the world. Great photos. Love the author’s sense of humor and her local references. Look forward to reading more from her!

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Comment on ‘What Happened to Ochopee?’ by Jeff+Whichello http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/07/what-happened-to-ochopee/comment-page-1/#comment-60310 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:30:37 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40792#comment-60310 :)

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Comment on ‘What Happened to Ochopee?’ by Lynn Madden http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/07/what-happened-to-ochopee/comment-page-1/#comment-59645 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:20:20 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40792#comment-59645 As a New England transplant that has lived in Florida for 20 years, this book made me realize what little I know about the interesting history of the state I now call home. Learning about the hardships and constant roadblocks these people faced while continuing to persevere, as well as knowing it was all based on fact, made this a quick read. The pictures and poetry add an extra special touch as you are getting a glimpse of the authors family history. I have shared this book with friends and colleagues who enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m looking forward to Jeff Whichello’s next release.

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Comment on Contact Us by Bill+Harris http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/contact-us/comment-page-1/#comment-59077 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:39:40 +0000 http://coastalbreezenews.com/index.php/?page_id=555#comment-59077 Smokehouse Bay Bridge on Marco Island. Well, the numbers, costs, and dates keep changing. What else did we expect? To address Councilor Honig’s comment in the May 19th meeting that “Mister Harris’s comments can not stand without comment”, and that “this IS not, and WILL not, be a $12Million bridge”, I offer the following figures: $7,625,328 contract with Quality Enterprises; between $530,157 and $650,000 CEI costs to TY Lin; $400,000 for landscaping; $1,881,338 interest on the loan; $2,000,000 paid to TY Lin for design work; $100,000 design charettes; $95,000 paid to Cardno TBE; that all adds up to well over 12 million dollars, for the Smokehouse Bay bridge. These figures are a matter of public record. Of course, Mr Honig doesn’t think we should add things like the 1.8 Million dollars for interest, even though we (the taxpayers) will have to pay that. And I partially agree with him – this is probably not a 12 Million dollar bridge, but that’s what we will have to pay for it. And then, the prime contractor (QE), along with our city’s management and oversight, cannot even put together a plan that would ensure all the prerequisites (like getting permission and permits to install utility poles on private property) are planned for and executed in sufficient time. Otherwise, Mr Medwedeff and the Marriott have wasted the million bucks they spent to buy the votes to have the Marriott’s expansion approved, and the bridge construction expedited. And now, two of our esteemed Councilors want to be reelected so they can continue in this fine fashion. Shameful!! … and I believe there’s a clause in our contract with QE that says if we, the city, are at fault for any delays, they (QE) will be absolved of any penalties when the project completion is delayed. Well, guess what? We’ve already caused delays. And the advertised 8 months project is false. Notice to proceed was July 1st, 2014. Advertised final completion is August 1, 2015. Maybe my math is rusty, but that sure sounds like 13 months – NOT 8 months. Perhaps the Council can inform me of the new math that they’re using.

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Comment on City Manager Hernstadt Aims to Fill City’s Bucket List by Bill+Harris http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/07/city-manager-hernstadt-aims-to-fill-citys-bucket-list/comment-page-1/#comment-58749 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:24:23 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40806#comment-58749 What “Roger” didn’t sufficiently get across is that all his figures and facts are based on data that is months old, and that it mandates NO NEW DEBT. That includes NO new debt for the smokehouse bay bridge, No new debt for the Community Center, No new debt for Veteran’s field, etc. Once the city accumulates new debt, this plan goes into the trash, and we’re saddled with Millions more in taxes every year. I also didn’t hear “Roger” say that there is an end date for this tax hike. So, these new taxes would continue forever.

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Comment on City Council Approves Lobbyist by Bill Harris http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/08/07/city-council-approves-lobbyist/comment-page-1/#comment-58748 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:17:40 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40727#comment-58748 Our City Manager and our City Council want to put us another $30 Million in debt? Are they crazy? Where do they think all that money is coming from? I’m tired of the Marco Island TASK group(the Tax And Spend Kids) that are members of the City Council. … and, why didn’t they hire a lobbyist on a contingency basis? So that he or she only gets paid a percentage of the money that they actually raise, and not a penny until we receive the monies. That would have been the smart thing to do. Instead we hire the City Manager’s friend and pay him a nice annual salary no matter whether he EVER raises any money for the city. **** Again, folks – vote out ALL the current Councilors and get a new batch in. They can’t be any worse!

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Comment on MISSING OUR SEAHORSE! by Aprill PARKER http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2012/04/19/missing-our-seahorse/comment-page-1/#comment-56943 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:48:02 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=20259#comment-56943 Hi. I saw your post about your seahorse mailbox being stolen, and although I never post on these sites-I don’t even have a facebook or twitter account-I felt I had to respond to your particular grievance. Coincidently, I came across your post because I was–yet again–scouring the internet in vain trying to find a pair of replacement concrete wall-mount seahorses for my precious pair that some greedy, insensitive jerk(s) brazenly stole right off the front of our house several years ago. We live in a small town, and the seahorses had been on the front of our home for the thirteen years since we had moved in–they came with the house, so I have no idea how long before that that they hung there. Believe it or not, they helped decide me on the house. First thing I verified with the sellers back in 1996, was that the seahorses were staying with the house. They remained hanging there as I said for thirteen years. Little did I know that we should have cemented them to the brick. One day I noticed that they were just gone. I can’t tell you how bare the house looks without them. I have always loved seahorses since spending the summers as a child with my grandmother in N.C., where we would take trips to the Outer Banks and collect shells on the beach and trinkets in the souvenir shops. And to add insult to injury, I can’t seem to find any comparable replacements. Mine were big–about 2–2 1/2 feet tall at a guess, with nicely shaped snouts and tails. I just can’t believe that someone took such lowdown, common advantage of someone else’s trusting nature. Call me naive, bu it never would have even occurred to me that someone would come right up to our house and steal them off their hooks. They had been there as long as we had. Anyway, I just want them back. I can’t seem to find anything on the internet, and as I have no idea where the original pair came from, I feel utterly helpless over it. The previous owners of the house were moving to Florida, so I’d have no idea even how to contact them for any information. I keep searching online periodically, hoping to get lucky.

All I can say is, I hope some appropriate punishment has befallen the thief who snuck up and helped himself to what he had zero right in the world to. Sound bitter? Damn right I am.

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