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NCH Auxiliary Awards

RIGHT: Volunteer of the Year Marion Bearden (left) with Amanda Smith.
LEFT: Dennis Pidherny holding the President’s
Award, with Amanda Smith.
Submitted Photos

Submitted The NCH Marco Healthcare Auxiliary was honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon at Hideaway Beach Club on April 5, 2016. The attendees were treated to a delicious luncheon, and NCH Director of Volunteers & Retail Amanda Smith presented the awards. The President’s Award was bestowed on Dennis Pidherny. Dennis has been a loyal and hard working volunteer and has held every office in the Auxiliary. He is involved in many other community organizations and devotes his time on Marco to helping others. Congratulations Dennis! The recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award was Marion Bearden. Marion works hard ... Read More »

Focus on Marco’s Health

Photo by Andrea McKinney
Firefighter Paramedic Chris Bowden attends DOH-Collier focus group.

By Maureen Chodaba Recently the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department hosted a focus group presented by the Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) in the development of a Community Health Assessment (CHA). By late summer, the CHA will be completed, released and then used to develop a new Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP is designed to address specific opportunities for improved health as identified by the community. Some of the attendees included Robert Ostbye, MPH, program manager of DOH-Collier; Andrea McKinney, operations analyst/public information officer of DOH; and Marco Island Firefighter Paramedic/Public Education Coordinator Chris Bowden. Based ... Read More »

Course Certifies Sailing Instructors

Sailboats on Marco, during the instructor certification course.

Submitted From March 17-20, 2016, the Marco Island Community Sailing Center (MICSC) had the privilege of hosting a U.S. Sailing Association (USSA) Level I Instructor Certification course. The purpose of this course is to teach prospective instructors how to properly teach individuals to sail safely, effectively and creatively, with a goal of producing highly qualified instructors. USSA is the governing body that provides the guidelines and oversees all organized sailing activities in the United States. Rocky Cale, MICSC president, arranged to have USSA hold the Level I Certification Course on Marco Island, in part to allow some of the MICSC’s ... Read More »

Young and Old Support ALS Odyssey Walk

Mary Jo O’Regan treated the walkers to an impassioned version of “The ALS Odyssey Anthem.”

By Don Manley Finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS – and supporting those afflicted with the disease and their families is a cause that drew both young and old to Marco Island recently. The reason was the first annual “Cindy’s ALS Odyssey Walk” fundraiser, which benefitted the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Held at Mackle Park, the event drew about 80 walkers and raised $5,500 for the organization. Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is an incurable and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As the disease progresses, voluntary ... Read More »

Bob Ray Memorial Bocce Tournament

Teams placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Bill Forrest, 1st place team member, is holding the trophy.

Submitted The Italian American Society and the City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department hosted 16 bocce teams for the Bob Ray Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament. Over 160 attendees were counted, at which point it was deemed a success and counting ceased! All who came enjoyed a gorgeous day, cheered for their favorite teams and took advantage of the opportunity to do a bit of socializing. An Italian American Society (IAS) member and bocce player, Jerry Leeman, designed and sculpted the trophy that is awarded to the winning team. The award is in honor of an IAS member, the ... Read More »

LAUNCH OF AUDUBON BURROWING OWL WATCH PROJECT ON MARCO ISLAND: Public Invited to Special Presentation and Training

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Audubon of the Western Everglades (AWE) announces a new project called Burrowing Owl Watch, to monitor and protect Marco Island’s imperiled, state-listed Burrowing Owl population. On Saturday, March 5, from 9:00 – 10:30am at Rookery Bay Reserve, 300 Tower Road, Naples, a special presentation on Burrowing Owl Natural History will be given by Nancy Richie, former Environmental Specialist for Marco Island and current owner of Island Environmental and Marine Services. That will be followed by a Burrowing Owl Photography Show and brief training for attendees interesting in becoming owl monitors, by Jean Hall, Audubon Florida Volunteer of the Year for ... Read More »

Fashions in Paradise

Models from left: Virginia Rooney, Sandra Monson, Susan Setter, Carlene Chin-Crouch, Dr. Roberto Macedo, Elizabeth Milito, Nancy Nycum, Savannah Smith, Dianna Dohm and Amanda Smith. Missing from photo, but also modeling were: Bill Rooney
and Leonard Messineo.  PHOTOS BY VAL SIMON

By Coastal Breeze News Staff It was a gorgeous day for a “Fashions in Paradise” fashion show and luncheon, presented at Hideaway Beach by the NCH Marco Island Auxiliary. It was a packed house with over 150 attendees. Fashions were provided by Beach Daisy, Patchington and Rose Marina’s Ships Store. In addition to lunch and a fashion show, a silent auction was held which brought beautiful baskets of all shapes and sizes. The baskets lined the lounge area, where shoppers could bid to their hearts delight while raising funds for a good cause at the same time. Proceeds from the ... Read More »

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

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Submitted For the eighth consecutive year, the two Rotary Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island are working together on this very successful joint venture: Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival, the Island’s single largest, all-volunteer, community event. Enjoy a weekend of festivities on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 from 11AM to 9 PM, and on Sunday, March 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM, at Veterans Community Park located in the center of Marco Island. “Little did we know when we started this festival it would continue to grow each year to over 9,000 visitors” said ... Read More »

Energy-Packed Naples Winter Wine Festival Raises More than $11 Million for Children in Need

– After a spirited weekend featuring the best wines produced worldwide and cuisine from the country’s top chefs, the Naples Winter Wine Festival generated $11.1 million during its thrilling live auction, bringing the total amount raised since the Festival’s inception in 2001 to more than $146 million. Guests from around world came together under the tent to bid on 64 live auction lots, including exclusive wine and travel experiences, dazzling art pieces, and limited-edition cars. These items were donated in support of the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), the Naples Winter Wine Festival’s founding organization, which has delivered grants ... Read More »

An Evening of Music at the JCMI

The Philharmonic’s Brass Quintet to perform on February 13th at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Submitted Thirty-three years ago two important events occurred on Marco Island: the founding of the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, and the organizing of the Philharmonic. Originally here on Marco Island, the Philharmonic later moved to Naples, and is now known as the Artis-Naples Philharmonic. For the 10th year, the Philharmonic’s Brass Quintet will perform at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI). The February 13th performance is part of the JCMI Cultural Series, now in its 22nd continuous year. The music is classical and modern, from Bach to Ellington and Fats Waller. The musicians are the number one players ... Read More »

Encore Bank to Hosts Event for CCCR

Encore Bank will sponsor an event for Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR), “The Resolution Solution: A Healthy and Prosperous New Year,” on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Encore Bank, 3003 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 100, in Naples.   The members of the “CCCR Business 100” will host the free networking event which will feature consultants from the financial and banking sectors, medical, cosmetic and fitness areas.  Encore Bank, Edward Jones, and Thrive Physical Therapy Wellness Solutions are a few of the companies represented.  The consultants will be on hand for those attendees who wish to discuss topics ... Read More »

Partner In Command Class

Submitted If you’re the captain of a boat, what is the outcome if something happens to you on the water? Can your partner get help? Are they able to drive the boat? To be prepared, captains and their first mates should attend the “Partner in Command” seminar. The seminar is presented by the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron and will instruct attendees on how to get emergency help and be able to drive the boat back to safety. It will be held at noon, January 23rd at the Squadron classroom located at 1114 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. For ... Read More »

Your Holiday Home

Calusa Garden Club members at Your Holiday Home event.

Submitted On November 12, the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Calusa Garden Club and Marco Island Florist co-hosted “Your Holiday Home,” an evening event that featured three kiosks where designers provided “how to” demonstrations of holiday decorating and designs. Over 50 attendees enjoyed wine and appetizers as they moved around the gallery from kiosk to kiosk, learning the tips and techniques of new holiday design themes. Two lucky winners won door prizes of a family membership to the Marco Island Center for the Arts and a floral design from Marco Island Florist. The club’s next community event will be ... Read More »

2016 Safe Boating Classes

Plotting a Navigation Course -  Boating Skills & Seamanship Class PHOTOS BY LAURIE HARRIS

By Laurie Harris USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla Staff Officer, Public Affairs As we enter another season, Flotilla 95 has introduced the 2016 schedule for the Safe Boating Classes. For over 40 years now, Flotilla 95 has been offering safe boating programs on Marco Island. The mission of the Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety program is to minimize loss of life, personal injury and property damage and to prevent negative environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats. Flotilla 95’s educational programs for 2016 will achieve their mission by making relevant programs available to the boating public. Boating Skills & Seamanship ... Read More »

Patriotism Abounds at Veterans Day Celebration

Color guards from the American Legion Post 404, Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, VFW Post 6370, Cub Scout Pack 234 and Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue presented the colors.

By Roger LaLonde With many moving moments, the Veterans Day celebration at Veterans Community Park sparked a huge display of patriotism from young and old on November 11. Retired Capt. Wayne Smith described his Vietnam captivity after his Air Force plane was struck by mortar fire and he had to eject. He spent 1,882 days in what was described as the heartbreak hotel, or Hanoi Hilton. “The plantation was an 8-by-10 foot cell with one air hole,” he said. “’Survival’ was keyed by his fellow captive in the next ‘room’ who taught him a code so that they could tap ... Read More »

BaconFest

Award winning author of the NY Times Best Selling ‘Dexter’ novels upon which the hit TV show ‘Dexter’ is based, Jeff Lindsay, has been announced as a late addition to the BaconFest Naples Celebrity Judges panel. He will join eight other television, culinary and media personalities who will help decide the Best of Bacon awards winners.  A voting booth will be available for attendees to cast their votes as well. BaconFest Naples, a fun-filled foodie fest celebrating bacon, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay, will feature dozens of food and beverage vendors, bacon-eating contests, raffles, the music of ... Read More »

“Your Holiday Home” November 12

Marco Island Florist will provide demonstrations of holiday design themes  at “Your Holiday Home” event. Learn how to creatively decorate your tree. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host the event “Your Holiday Home” on November 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in multiple galleries. “Your Holiday Home” is proudly sponsored by Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island, Marco Island Florist and the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Marco Island Florist will have three design kiosks with several designers at tables providing “how-to” demonstrations of new holiday design themes. Designs range from wreaths and swags to small trees. Calusa Garden Club will join. Attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge on how they can decorate their homes ... Read More »

The Greater Naples YMCA

The Greater Naples YMCA, in partnership with The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation and Lee Memorial Health System’s Golisano Children’s Hospital will host the Inaugural Naples Diabetes Conference on Sunday, November 15th  at the Greater Naples YMCA from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m.  The cost starts at just $10 per person and need-based scholarship is available courtesy of the Naples YMCA.  Prior to the conference kickoff, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place for the new Weny Trust Diabetes Education Center inside the Naples YMCA. The event includes a light brunch, and multiple sessions on ... Read More »

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Guests at the 16th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival will enjoy premiere wines poured by 17 of the world’s top wine professionals, all of whom earned the coveted Master Sommelier distinction, the ultimate professional credential that only 230 wine professionals have earned worldwide. More Master Sommeliers will participate in the 2016 Naples Winter Wine Festival than ever before, elevating the entire experience. These experts come to the Festival from some of the country’s most renowned wine programs.   “This group is at the top of their game, and it’s an amazing opportunity to be able to learn from them and ... Read More »

Christmas Island Style Golf Tournament a Success

Ninety sponsors helped make the  event a success. PHOTOS BY JESSICA HERNSTADT

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Saturday, October 3, Christmas Island Style held its annual golf tournament, their first fundraiser for the 2015 Christmas season. The tournament was hosted by the Marco Marriott’s Hammock Bay Golf Course. More than 90 hole sponsors and 100 golfers helped the group raise close to $14,000. The co-chairs of the event, Wayne and Sue Purvis, Wanda Day, Gene Burson and Barbara Dasti worked hard to make the event the success that it was. Although there were two hole-in-one prizes offered, neither one were won during the tournament. One prize consisted of $10,000 cash, sponsored ... Read More »