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Ride for Joy 2014

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Toss out the old stereotype of motorcycle riders and their clubs. Reality is nothing like the Sons of Anarchy or even the real life Outlaws. In fact, here they are a group of soft hearted people who just happen to love to ride with the wind in their face and the freedom to hit the road. Almost a hundred bikers hit the road for fun and charity recently. The Joy of Giving is a local 501c3 which provides Christmas for more than 1000 children in need in Collier County. All proceeds from the bike run, ... Read More »

LIGHTHOUSE OF COLLIER APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Lighthouse of Collier’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Goldstone Garcia as its Executive Director. Robin has more than 20 years of successful business experience as Vice President in the Software Industry and as a Financial Advisor. She has been active in the Naples and Bonita Springs community and is currently involved in Leadership Bonita through the Bonita Chamber of Commerce. She graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego majoring in both Business Administration and Psychology. In addition, Robin has served as a volunteer for the Lighthouse of Collier. She currently ... Read More »

FINDING LOST TREASURE

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenws.com Ron Lord is a familiar face on Marco’s beaches. He’s also a familiar face on the beaches of Naples, Bonita Springs and Sanibel. However, it’s probably not his face that you’ve noticed, but rather the large metal detector he carries, searching for lost treasure. Ron has been combing the beaches of Southwest Florida for 35 years. “I moved to Naples when Marco Island was just a swamp,” Ron explains. “When I got here, you still had to take the ferry to get onto the island.” The then-fishing guide was sent to Vietnam and upon return was ... Read More »

Physicians Regional Healthcare System Redesigns Bonita Springs Site & Will Expand Primary and Specialty Medical Care Services

Physicians Regional Healthcare System (PRHS) has redesigned and remodeled its Walden Medical Center in Bonita Springs, Fla., and will expand Primary and Specialty Care services there in 2012. The 22,000 square-foot medical facility — known as Bonita II — has a redesigned 10,000 square-foot first floor that features new medical suites, procedure rooms and common areas. A 3,000 square-foot Imaging Suite offers high-quality diagnostic imaging.  PRHS installed a Siemens 1.5 MRI and a new Siemens digital x-ray system was installed. The site has added new MRI and x-ray staff with 45 years of combined diagnostic imaging experience. The diagnostic imaging cases at Bonita II are ... Read More »

San Marco Catholic Church welcome international speaker Matthew Kelly

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Matthew Kelly, International acclaimed Catholic motivational speaker and New York Times bestselling author spoke to over 1,000 Catholics and people of faith who gathered for an evening of fellowship and inspiration at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Bonita Springs. Kelly, author of “Rediscovering Catholicism” has spoken to more than 3 million people in 50 countries and parishioners of San Marco Catholic Church along with members of the Council of Catholic Women of the Parish were present at the event. CCW members also volunteered with the sale of books, cds and dvds. Read More »

Bosom Buddies links to life luncheon

By Marilyn Honahan marilyn@coastalbreezenews.com Breast Cancer and Lymphedema should be matters of concern for all women and the people who love them. The lifetime risk of developing Breast Cancer is one in eight. Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, Inc. (BBBCSI) is a 501(c) (3) Charity which raises funds for the diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer for residents of Collier County and Bonita Springs. In addition the group offers emotional and educational support for women with Breast Cancer and/or Lymphedema. BBBCSI is run solely by volunteers, all of whom are Breast Cancer Survivors. They have no paid employees or professional ... Read More »

HOT DOG!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  It’s old fashioned, but it’s new fashioned. A couple of entrepreneurs, Chris Quinton and Glenn Walton have brought a hot dog cart – specifically Beach Dogs – to town. You may see front man Chris around Marco Island behind his shiny new hot dog stand, a terrific mobile all-in-one device featuring a grill, refrigerator, sink and display case. He can pack it and tow it from place to place. He also has a tent and some seating for those who want to dine al fresco! Chris offers up regular hot dogs from world renowned Nathan’s, ... Read More »

A NATURAL COLLABORATION

Tara O’Neill  A different sort of beast was roaming in full display at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Tuesday, November 15. Rare and wonderful Florida Artists were out in numbers for the opening reception of the Rookery Bay Annual Painting Exhibition sponsored by the United Arts Council of Collier County and the Friends of Rookery Bay. (While the Florida Artist is not on the endangered list, it is often considered a threatened species, especially in these times of economic uncertainty.) Since 2004, the UAC (which I have told you to join about a million times) has teamed with ... Read More »