Tag Archives: award

Seeking Unsung Hero Nominations

Submitted The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island announced today it is accepting nominations for the quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition. Chairman ... Read More »

Best of the Best

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Coastal Breeze News has been recognized as one of the “Best of the Best” by the Association of Free Community Papers during a conference held in Louisville, Kentucky this year. The prestigious national newspaper trade association holds the comprehensive competition annually, which is open to all member publications in good standing. Hard work and dedication ... Read More »

Lely High School’s Top 100

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Each year Lely High School recognizes the top 100 scholars in the school, 25 per grade level. It is a celebration presented by the National Honor Society (NHS) and shared with parents and grandparents. An award ceremony took place at a dinner at the Naples Hilton in recognition of the student’s achievements. This year’s NHS ... Read More »

Berkshire Hathaway’s Top Professionals

Submitted Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty named their #1 Listing Sales Professionals for April. Kathryn Hunt has been recognized. Kathryn successfully closed $2,550,000 in volume sales for the month. Kathryn was named to the prestigious BHHS Honor Society, which represents the top ten-percent of sales professionals in the BHHS Network. Jon and Suzan Busch were also recognized as #1 ... Read More »

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... Read More »

Nominations for Marco in Bloom

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The deadline to submit your nominations for the 2017 Annual Marco In Bloom Awards is Wednesday, April 19. Through Marco in Bloom Awards, the Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) will recognize the individuals, businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods that beautify Marco Island. Further information and applications are available online at www.cityofmarcoisland.com. To nominate a property, complete an ... Read More »

2016 Golden Apple Celebration

Champions For Learning hosted the 27th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner. During this event the community honored and thanked the Golden Apple Recipients, Teachers of Distinction, and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year. Community members were treated to students introducing their teachers and teachers sharing their passion for the profession. Champions For Learning also honored Myra ... Read More »

Golden Apple Recipients

Students in six Collier County classrooms received bushels of Golden Delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards, which highlight best practices in teaching. The 2016-17 Golden Apple recipients will each receive a grant (up to $5,000) from Suncoast Credit Union to allow the building of best practices. All Teachers of Distinction receive a $500 award, and ... Read More »

Realtors Announce Dick Shanahan Award

Submitted The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® announced a new annual award in memory of Dick Shanahan, 2016 President. Dick exemplified duty, commitment and service to the Realtor® Association and to the greater Marco Island community. The new award will be called the “Richard Shanahan Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Service Award” and will be presented annually at ... Read More »

VFW Picks Essay Contest Winners

Submitted The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Marco Island Post 6370 recognized six local students for their entry and participation in the National Patriot’s Pen 2016 essay contest. Each year the VFW recognizes excellence among youth through this program. Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades submit their entries based on the appointed theme to their local post. Each ... Read More »

Experience the Fakahatchee

Submitted The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced their 2017 schedule of four adventures to introduce visitors to Florida’s largest state park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. For the second consecutive year, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has named Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and its boardwalk a Certificate of Excellence winner. The award recognizes attractions that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. ... Read More »

Night of Lights on Marco

By Jesus Calo ‘Twas the perfect dark sky for the final night of judging Marco Island’s 20th Annual House and Business Decorating Contest. The salty island breeze was crisp enough to wear a cozy sweater along the trolley ride traveling to each of the finalists’ homes. The Christmas House and Business Decorating Committee (CHBDC) was in a lively spirit to crown ... Read More »

Dashing Through the Hills

By Maureen Chodaba The Gulf Coast Runners (GCR) recently presented the annual Marco Island 5 Mile Hill Run. In its 39th year, it is historically the longest race in the 41-year lifetime of the GCR. Climbing through the Inlet Drive-Indian Hill area of Marco Island, it is known as the toughest course in Southwest Florida. For avid runners, it was ... Read More »

Morris Law Firm to Donate Disney Trip

Submitted For the last three years, the Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A. has donated a family trip, an all expenses paid vacation to Disney World, to a local family in need of a little holiday cheer. The firm needs your help to find a local family who would benefit from its For the Family holiday give-away for the ... Read More »

Catch a Florida Memory

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) challenges you to Catch a Florida Memory and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs, two of which are available for the first time starting today, Oct. 19. “Any angler knows saltwater fishing is a fun, challenging and rewarding sport, but these programs, which include the Saltwater ... Read More »

Collier County Calling for Nominations for ‘Against All Odds’ Award Program

Know someone who has overcome great challenges, excelled and given back to our community? Think that person deserves to be recognized? The Board of Collier County Commissioners on Tuesday established procedures for its annual Against All Odds Award program. Beginning Nov. 1, the Collier County Communication and Customer Relations Office will accept public nominations for the award, which honors someone ... Read More »

MI Sail and Power Squadron Awards Fernandes

Submitted How does it feel to be the very best at something across the entire United States? Very few of us will ever know that feeling, but our local neighbor Linda Fernandes does. Linda is a member of the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron, and part of her duties for the past year were to create what is known ... Read More »

Optimist Names Bowden Firefighter of the Year

By Samantha Husted Marco Island firefighter/paramedic Chris Bowden was named Firefighter of the Year by the South Florida District International Optimist. The award criteria places strong emphasis on educational outreach, something Chris is very passionate about. As Public Education Coordinator for the Marco Island Fire Department, Chris is dedicated to educating Marco’s youth on fire and life safety. As part ... Read More »

Nominate an Unsung Hero

Submitted  The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island is accepting nominations for its quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition. The Club’s Board of ... Read More »

FDOT Stormwater Study Receives Award for Enhancing Water Quality and Safety at Airports

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Statewide Airport Stormwater Study has received an environmental award from the Florida Airports Council (FAC) for its efforts to improve water quality and airport safety. Developed as a best management practice for stormwater runoff specific to airports, the study has been a multi-year effort to develop, build and test this new airport water management ... Read More »