Tag Archives: benefit

Book Launch Raises Money for Kiwanis

Submitted Naples Event Divas, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Simeris Alliance, hosted the dedication and reveal of the new book “The People’s Commissioner: Donna Fiala.” In just two short hours, readers who supported the commissioner, the mission of the event, and the book, helped raise over $1,000 for the East Naples Kiwanis Foundation. “The People’s Commissioner: ... Read More »

Who Let the DOGS OUT? | Mutts & Martinis at the Esplanade

By Maureen Chodaba  Who let the dogs out? Marco Island, that’s who, as dozens of gussied up canines and their well dressed owners recently took to the stage at the Esplanade! The event was a benefit for the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Awards were given to Lori Harris and Isabella for Best Dressed, Best in Show to Paige Wood of ... Read More »

Rib Cook-Off Showcases Talent

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Island Brewery is once again hosting the Annual Rib Cook-Off, offering Marco’s talented chefs the chance to show off their barbeque skills. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 12-6 PM. There will be music, raffles, and prizes. The judging will take place at 5 PM, and the competition promises ... Read More »

Optimist Club to Host Lokahi Luau

Submitted The Optimist Club of Marco Island will host its second annual awards benefit dinner on April 22nd at the JW Marriott on Marco Island. Building on the vision for the organization to unite the families on Marco Island around youth sports, the theme for the dinner is a “Lokahi Luau.” In Polynesian, Lokahi means to “unite families,” and that ... Read More »

Cubs Dream Day Raffle

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Want the experience of a lifetime watching an action-packed Chicago Cubs game from the field box with three of your friends or family? Here is your chance! The Marco Island Woman’s Club is holding an exciting Chicago Cubs Dream Day Raffle. The 2017 Raffle Drawing will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 4 PM ... Read More »

The Gift of Hearing

By Jesus Calo There are currently 48 million Americans that have a significant hearing loss. From that statistic, every two out of three people over the age of 75 suffer some form of hearing impairment. Luckily hearing aids can offer dramatic improvements in the quality of life for most people with hearing loss. Ninety-nine-year-old Marco Island resident, Harry Friedman, received ... Read More »

Challenging Winds at MIYC Regatta

Submitted Recently, nine of Southwest Florida’s fastest sailboats gathered off the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort’s beach to compete in the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Winter Sailing Regatta. The Gulf of Mexico was enjoying light winds from the east so race officials could make the first turn mark right off the beach, providing great photo ops for the beach ... Read More »

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 »