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City Council Update

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For members of the Marco Island City Council the evening was somewhat uncomfortable as a number of residents came forward to question their decisions on circumstances surrounding the departure of City Manager Roger Hernstadt. At the February 6th meeting of council, Hernstadt’s letter of resignation was read into the record by City Attorney Alan Gabriel. That resignation ... Read More »

Open Letter to Mr. Roger Hernstadt

Dear Mr. Hernstadt: I am very sorry to hear of your resignation as Marco Island’s City Manager. It is regrettable that some of our councilors failed to set aside emotions and find a civil, constructive, businesslike manner in which to work with you on their issues of concern. It was the hope of many citizens that these issues would be ... Read More »

Club Face Alignment

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Making contact with the golf ball, and making the golf ball fly in the air at the target are golfer’s instinctual foundations. Even the least athletic golfer has these two instincts. I believe my job as an instructor is to provide students guidance that enables their instincts to succeed more consistently. It’s what I ... Read More »

Expect Fun at Shamrock Dinner Dance

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Get ready, Marco Island, for the Sons and Daughters of Erin’s annual Shamrock Dinner and Dance, one of the island’s most-loved events, and a guaranteed good time. The event will take place on Saturday night, February 25 at 6:30 PM at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center. The evening will include music by Moose ... Read More »

Quarter Auction: Fun Way to Help Swim Team

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Want to try something different and fun while helping the Marco Island Swim Team raise needed funds? If you answered “Yes,” then check out the Quarter Auction on Saturday, February 18 at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, 101 Sandhill Street, Marco Island. You may be wondering, what exactly is a Quarter Auction? A Quarter Auction ... Read More »

Irula Tribesmen and Detector Dogs Help UF/IFAS and FWC Remove Pythons in Florida

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are working together on unique projects to target Burmese pythons in Florida. Two projects include using detection dogs and Irula tribesmen to help remove pythons from environmentally sensitive areas. In their first eight days on the job, the Irula tribesmen ... Read More »

Imperiled Species Management Plan Rule Changes Are in Effect

The Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are now in effect, including changes in listing status for many species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the groundbreaking plan in an effort to achieve conservation success with dozens of imperiled species throughout the state. The plan outlines the steps to conserve 57 species along with the broader vision of restoring ... Read More »

Bargain Basket Fashion Show

Submitted  Mark your calendars for the annual Bargain Basket Fashion Show on February 16, 2017. Preparations are underway to bring a unique fashion show to the United Church of Marco, with all clothing selected from the Bargain Basket thrift shop. This fun event is a seasonal favorite among locals and visitors. This year attendees will enjoy a French themed runway ... Read More »

Breakfast and Birds

Submitted Friends of Tigertail (FOT) will host the 12th “Breakfast and Birds” on January 28 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Tigertail Beach. Bring your own breakfast and meet other interested birders to learn how to identify the beautiful wading birds and shorebirds that forage in the Tigertail lagoon during the winter. Binoculars are recommended. The program is free ... Read More »

Making This Year Even Better

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala 2017 is already here and I feel like I haven’t finished half of 2016! Gosh that year went by quickly. Now I’m sitting back and taking a look at the last year and planning on what I can do better in this coming year. There is always so much room for improvement, and I just have ... Read More »

What to Know Before Buying a Fishing Rod

Follow the Fish By Capt. Pete Rapps Use the wrong kind of rod and you might find yourself unable to cast as far or accurately as you need to. However, the right fishing rod can allow you to land a cast on a dime and work the bait in the way it was intended. Here are just a few things ... Read More »

Cheers for Charity Holiday

Over $15,000 was raised during Children’s Home Society of Florida’s inaugural holiday reception and silent auction on Wednesday December 7 at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Naples. Funds will benefit programs and services serving Southwest Florida’s most vulnerable children and families. Each year, Children’s Home Society of Florida helps more than 2,500 children and family members in the Southwest ... Read More »

Food & Fun Drive Helps Local Families

Submitted Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and the Marco Island Civitan Club will hold a Food and Fun Drive to benefit and encourage the more than 100 families, and more than 300 children, who visit Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Marco Island each month. On Sunday, December 11 from 10 AM to 2 PM please bring toys, food and hygiene ... Read More »

Support Group for the Blind

Submitted Lighthouse of Collier is hosting a Peer Support Group, held every Tuesday from 10 AM–12 PM, and facilitated by Rick Hart. Rick currently holds a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling degree from Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. He is a licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and a member of the American Counseling Association. If you are new ... 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 »

Free Dental Screenings For Local Children

Submitted Some were a little nervous about having their mouths checked, but in the end, a group of Y Early Learning Program children all benefited from dental screenings. The youngsters received a dental screening, and in some cases fluoride varnish on their teeth during a recent session conducted by hygienist Susan Gorman, fellow hygienist Angelica Galindo and dental assistants Yuni ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Grifoni

In our Marco Island City Council race this year, we can vote for four candidates. I hope you will join me in including Jared Grifoni as one of your four choices. He is an extremely bright attorney, an articulate speaker and has a solid grasp on the issues and solutions needed for Marco Island. Jared is the type of person who can ... Read More »

Goodland Holiday Bazaar Returns!

Submitted The 2015-2016 season was a busy one for Goodland with more people visiting our unique fishing village. In an effort to keep the ball rolling from one great season into the next, the Goodland Civic Association is actively planning the 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar. This one-day event will be held at Margood Harbor Park located at 321 Pear Tree ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Letter from City Council Candidate Grifoni

When I announced my campaign 5 months ago, I set out to be a positive voice, focusing on the issues that matter to our citizens. I pledged to fight for every vote, and not ignore anyone in the process. I said I was going to run the most active and involved campaign for City Council because the people of Marco ... Read More »

Can Pickleball Improve Your Tennis?

Coach Wayne’s Corner  Wayne Clark With the ever-growing popularity of the sport of pickleball, I have had many tennis players tell me that they don’t want to play pickleball, because they fear it will mess up their tennis game. However, due to the fact that the fundamental strategy of the sport of pickleball is to play and complete points at ... Read More »