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Not Our Finest Hour

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com For those that have followed the political landscape on Marco Island during the last six months, the events leading up to the resignation of City Manager Roger Hernstadt should not have come as a surprise. Hernstadt was not the favorite of the slate of four who swept to victory on November 8th, and ... Read More »

Imagination Ball 2017: Unforgettable Evening of Glitz, Glamour & Giving

By Nikkie Sardelli Over 250 guests, dressed to the nines, attended the annual Imagination Ball supporting the American Cancer Society on the evening of Saturday, February 4. Aligned with the evening’s theme, “Glitz, Glamour & Giving,” there was no lack of effort made to ensure guests felt like they were entering an event fit for celebrities. Welcomed by a red ... Read More »

Four Decades of Style: Kay’s on the Beach

By Jesus Calo  One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little Kay’s on the Beach fashion. The Marco Island woman’s boutique held its 41st fashion show at the scenic Hideaway Beach Club on February 9, 2017 with over 250 women attending. Even after four decades, this island fashion favorite event continues to host its style show. The colors were ... Read More »

Five Days of Celebration Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival Returns

Submitted The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host its 13th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival from Tuesday, February 21, to Saturday, February 25. This festival celebrates the life and work of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) (1890-1998), who was an author, journalist and environmental activist. Her best-known work, “Everglades: River of Grass,” was published in 1947. It drew attention ... Read More »

A Mother’s Mission

Submitted Marco Island resident Lois Durso sat down with Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, to discuss how the simple addition of side guards on tractor trailers could have saved more than 3,000 lives in the past decade, including the life of her 26-year-old daughter. With a crew of four set up in her Marco Island home ... Read More »

St. Mark’s Opens Time Capsule at 50th Anniversary

By Jesus Calo In celebrating its 50th anniversary, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church unveiled its time capsule, marked to be opened on February 10, 2017. This was history in the making, as the time capsule was planted underneath the pulpit 25 years ago inside the Parish Hall. As guests celebrated the anniversary of the church building itself, it is known that ... Read More »

W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving

Submitted The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. In a related development, the W-2 scammers are coupling their efforts to steal employee W-2 ... Read More »

Listen Close

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System As the Market CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System, I talk to a lot of people. It’s a vital part of my job. I am also regularly tasked with not only listening to others, but hearing what they sometimes do not say as well. Not long ago I heard ... Read More »

Art at the Library

Submitted The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Library branch on Heathwood Drive. The months of February and March 2017 will feature the works of Marco Island artist Judy Chinski. “I think of painting as a journey. As I travel to places real or ... Read More »

Dr. Santiago-Coiro Joins Island Tower Dentistry

Submitted Island Tower Dentistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Victoria Santiago-Coiro has joined their practice. Dr. Santiago-Coiro has over ten years experience as a dentist, and provides thorough and meticulous care to her patients. Victoria had a lifelong dream of becoming a dentist. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Montclair State University in Molecular Biology. She was offered early ... Read More »

Cub Scouts Learn Boating Safety

Submitted United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Marco Island, Flotilla 95 Flotilla Commander (FC) Doug Bartlett presented several topics related to Recreational Boating Safety to the Cub Scouts of Pack 234, Marco Island, at their January meeting. Using several visual aids, Bartlett engaged the youngsters by having them try on life jackets, make emergency calls on a marine radio, and ... Read More »

CAT OFFERS BEACH SHUTTLE 

Collier Area Transit (CAT),  Collier County Parks and Recreation, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Collier County Tourist Development Council are partnering to offer a beach trolley for those who would like to get to the beach without the hassle. The trolley will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, through Friday, June 2. You can catch the trolley at the ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement Collier 

While performing dockside inspections at Marco River Marina, Officer Lugg observed a charter vessel returning to the dock. The captain began offloading fish onto a dockside cleaning table after his guests departed from his vessel. The officer approached the captain and performed a marine fisheries inspection. He found that the captain possessed two undersized spotted trout and an undersized pompano. The captain admitted to ... Read More »

Naples Humane Society’s Adoptee Selected for Puppy Bowl

Submitted The Humane Society Naples (www.HSNaples.org) is pleased to announce that Mocha, a puppy that was recently adopted from its shelter, was selected to participate in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIII at GEICO Stadium that will air on Sunday, February 5. “Tail”gating and the Puppy Bowl Pre-Game Show with sports correspondents including the infamous Rodt Weiler will begin at 2 ... Read More »

Cancer Death Rates Declining

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Between 1991 and 2014, the cancer death rate has decreased steadily by an astounding 25%, which equals about 2.1 million people whom did not die due to their diagnosis. These statistics are credited to the annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society, who also report that around 1.6 million new ... Read More »

Andrew Guidry, D.O.: The Marco physician who went to war

By Barry Gwinn On October 23, 1983, the U.S. Marine Corps suffered its biggest single day death toll since the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. On that day, a group calling itself Islamic Jihad drove a 19-ton stake bed truck, packed with the equivalent of 21,000 pounds of TNT, into a barracks at the Beirut, Lebanon International Airport. Three ... Read More »

Daytime Bingo a Game Changer

Submitted For dedicated players, Bingo is a special blend of convivial fun with the attraction of winning some loot. And for newcomers, it could be a revelation. A game changer, you might say. And, while plenty of perks come with being a member of the Greater Marco Family YMCA, many people may not be aware that non-member programs are plentiful ... Read More »

MIA Girls’ Disappointing Finale Follows Best Season Ever

By Barry Gwinn The MIA girls soccer team had a record breaking season this year – the best ever – capping it off with its first district playoff game at home. On January 17, the fourth seeded Rays hosted the fifth Community School Seahawks, with whom they had previously split close games. At stake was a trip to the district ... Read More »

Explore Everglades City

Submitted Everglades Seafood Festival The famous Everglades Seafood Festival will take place the weekend of February 10-12, 2017, in historic Everglades City. This is a popular traditional event. People come from all over South Florida to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the craft booths while the kiddies enjoy the carnival rides. The festival is organized ... Read More »