Comments for Coastal Breeze News http://www.coastalbreezenews.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:30:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Follow Your Dreams — To Africa by Dean http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/06/27/follow-your-dreams-to-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-54633 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:30:12 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=39879#comment-54633 Great article Carol….I too am waiting for Part 2

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Comment on Happy ‘100’ Gretchen Hawes! by Avy+Schilling http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/06/13/happy-100-gretchen-hawes/comment-page-1/#comment-54177 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:43:47 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=39532#comment-54177 Dear Gretchen,

I think of you every day! I remember all the good times we had — you and Chick and Jack and I. Happy Birthday!
All my love,
Avy

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Comment on Happy ‘100’ Gretchen Hawes! by Avy Schilling http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/06/13/happy-100-gretchen-hawes/comment-page-1/#comment-54175 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:42:32 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=39532#comment-54175 Dear Gretchen, I think of you every day. I remember all of our good times–you and Chick and Jack and I. Happy Birthday!. Love, Avy

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Comment on City to Revamp Farmers’ Market Formula by Michael http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/07/10/city-to-revamp-farmers-market-formula/comment-page-1/#comment-54123 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:46:07 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40019#comment-54123 There may be local competition for some Marco businesses but it is only for 1 day a week for 5 hours. They have 6 days and 17 hours free of the farmer’s market business impact. Does the council limit the restaurants that sell pizza on the island? Why do they allow a Publix and a Winn Dixie? Use common business sense!

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Comment on City to Revamp Farmers’ Market Formula by Andrea+Cooper http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/07/10/city-to-revamp-farmers-market-formula/comment-page-1/#comment-54119 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:12:48 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40019#comment-54119 I am not sure the Council realizes what a major shopping and social weekly event and tradition this is! People come to the market to enjoy the ambiance, to take advantage of the variety and quality of the vendors, to visit with friends and family, and to shop for many different items made or grown by local artists.

If the prepared foods and arts and crafts are eliminated, will the Seafood Festival not be allowed? Will all fairs with prepared foods and arts and crafts be eliminated?

The farmers market is not an “eating out” destination and does not serve liquor. If people do not want to cook and therefore buy a lunch at the market, then I am sure they will continue to buy their lunches at local restaurants the rest of the week. The arts and craft vendors I see at the market do not sell the arts and crafts that I see at stores around the island. It’s very different.

I sure hope the Council reconsiders and allows this tradition to continue.

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Comment on City to Revamp Farmers’ Market Formula by Amy http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/07/10/city-to-revamp-farmers-market-formula/comment-page-1/#comment-54039 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:53:05 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40019#comment-54039 Great comments! Would you both be willing to write a letter to City Council explaining your views? We might need all the help we can get!

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Comment on City to Revamp Farmers’ Market Formula by Tom Jones http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/07/10/city-to-revamp-farmers-market-formula/comment-page-1/#comment-53915 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:22:41 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40019#comment-53915 My wife and I come to Marco Island six weeks in the fall and four weeks in the spring, and our time on the island meshes beautifully with the opening and closing of the Farmer’s Market. We look foreword to it every year, and shop and buy at the Market every week. And, farm products are not all we buy: orchid plants, bakery goods, occasionally some crafts, etc. The food and refreshment vendors also get our business. Any attempt to artificially limit or restrict the breadth of vendors there will surely backfire on the overall business. The only suggestion I can make is to limit restaurant vendors to Marco Island, Goodland, and the Isles of Capri.

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Comment on City to Revamp Farmers’ Market Formula by kay+Dougherty http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/07/10/city-to-revamp-farmers-market-formula/comment-page-1/#comment-53777 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:53:50 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=40019#comment-53777 So we have a very popular farmer’s market that draws a lot of people. And we want to change it because…? Because local businesses that cannot compete resent its success? Shouldn’t they see it as an opportunity to raise the quality and appeal of what they sell? Since the market ended it is very hard to find truly fresh produce on the island Many of the restaurants badly need to update their menus. Don’t blame your more successful competitors – raise your own game.

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Comment on Big Cypress Swamp Heritage Festival by Frank http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2013/12/04/big-cypress-swamp-heritage-festival/comment-page-1/#comment-53757 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:42:53 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=34887#comment-53757 Too bad that Bog DeGross has been forbidden by his NPS supervisor to make any reference to the Gladesmen Culture – the true cultural community besides Native Americans that are deeply associated with the Big Cypress Swamp.
Bureaucrats attempting to prevent the honest interpretation of local history is highly unethical but nothing new to our Federal government here in the good old USSR – oh excuse me USA?

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Comment on Litha Berger to Run for City Council by Jim Malerba http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/07/09/litha-berger-to-run-for-city-council/comment-page-1/#comment-53704 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:22:36 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=39993#comment-53704 I have know Litha for over 10 years as a neighbor and have never met anyone so devoted to a project in my life. She will be a huge asset to Marco and will see every endeavor followed through in an intelligent and resourceful manner, not the procrastination that takes place at most of the meetings. I sincerely hope that the residents of Marco look into her background to find that she will be the best candidate for the job and her personality is overwelhming to her accomplishments.

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Comment on Follow Your Dreams — To Africa by Lisa http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/06/27/follow-your-dreams-to-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-53440 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:42:13 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=39879#comment-53440 Wow, can close my eyes and actually visualize everything, well written. Looking forward to part 2.

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Comment on Go ahead, Jump! by Donna Pilat http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2014/06/01/go-ahead-jump/comment-page-1/#comment-52509 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:28:47 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=39287#comment-52509 Peter was absolutely awesome he fixed my hair color before my wedding and made me look perfect ….. Thank u sooo much peter!!!????????

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Comment on “Grocery Place” – the remote pioneer settlement located between Royal Palm Hammock and Goodland by joe kimball http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2010/09/23/%e2%80%9cgrocery-place%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-the-remote-pioneer-settlement-located-between-royal-palm-hammock-and-goodland/comment-page-1/#comment-50568 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:27:44 +0000 http://coastalbreezenews.com/index.php/?p=7190#comment-50568 I knew preston and his son carson I worked for carson at the fish house in goodland grady Johnson was his co owner I meet some nice old boys, brownie rawls,bum rigs,milton santini I fished with all these guys and I’m proud to say that they taught me a lot and I respected them guys, and that’s all

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Comment on Contact Us by Bill Harris http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/contact-us/comment-page-1/#comment-50460 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:57:41 +0000 http://coastalbreezenews.com/index.php/?page_id=555#comment-50460 Marriott Parking Already an Issue

Less than a week since our illustrious City Council approved the Marriott’s expansion amendment, and already we’re seeing parking issues. It was stated repeatedly that the Marriott has never had a parking issue on Marco, and most of our Council echoed that same story over and over. One Councilor, Amadeo Petricca, asked during the readings how many times the Marriott has used the Citizens-paid and supported Veteran’s field for their overflow parking. All of these same questions were answered with “the Marriott has NEVER, in 40 years, had a parking issue on Marco”. Yet this week, while another “convention” (even though supposedly “the Marriott doesn’t do conventions”) we’ve had Veteran’s field filled with the Marriott’s overflow parking. They’ve even taken over the parking lots at our schools. I watched cars being parked at Tommie Barfield school all day, and Marriott vans shuttling people from the school’s parking lots to the Marriott all day.
If they cannot facilitate the parking in their existing facility, how on earth do they plan to handle parking in their new, vastly expanded, facilities?
How can our current Councilors look at themselves in the mirror after selling us that pack of lies?
Remember those who voted in favor of the Marriott’s expansion this November (Kiester, Brown, and Batte), and SHOW THEM THE DOOR!

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Comment on Cape Romano Uncovered by Michael Klegin http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2012/09/07/cape-romano-uncovered/comment-page-1/#comment-47331 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:34:06 +0000 http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/?p=23986#comment-47331 Thank you for this information.
I am interested in finding out more about this early earthship/offgrid house in order to improve on earthship constructions. It sounds like it was a wonderful idea but seeing the current situation of the structure it might be interesting to do a post-mortem on the building. Who do I need to contact in order to get access to this building?

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