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DAR Monthly Meeting

Photo by Chris Curle:
Virginia Poffenberger (left) with Bill and Betsy Perdichizzi. Bill holds a replica of the Key Marco Cat.

Submitted The State Regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was a special guest at last month’s meeting of Marco’s DAR at Hideaway Beach Club. Virginia Poffenberger described one of the two schools the DAR established in remote mountain areas to give children an education and in many cases food, a bed and safety. Ms. Poffenberger outlined the ... Read More »

Play the Percentages

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Coach Wayne’s Corner  Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com The sports of tennis and pickleball have a lot in common. As an instructor, I feel the biggest common denominator of both sports is having proper understanding of and being able to execute high percentage play. If you are a regular reader of my column, you know I’ve said it before, “Unforced errors are ... Read More »

Christmas Magic, Island Style

Photo by Frank Steiger: These young dancers shined as they performed before thousands of holiday revelers at the annual Christmas Island Style Tree Lighting.
This, and other performances by our talented local youth, highlighted the community celebration.

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Christmastime on Marco Island is filled with holiday magic, thanks to Christmas Island Style, the non-profit organization that brings free, fun-filled seasonal events to the entire community. Recently, Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a visit at Salon and Spa Botanica at the Shops of Marco, arriving in a big red fire truck. They were greeted ... Read More »

Shell Art Sale

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Submitted It is time for one of Marco Island’s favorite holiday traditions- the Marco Island Shell Club Holiday Shell Art Sale. This fun event will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 AM to 2 PM at the United Church of Marco. The Holiday Shell Art Sale offers visitors the chance to see what the Shell Club has been ... Read More »

Festival of Trees Partnership Formed

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Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts, with support from Sunshine Ace Hardware, will bring beautiful and unique Christmas trees to the community this Christmas season. The Third Annual Festival of Trees will take place from November 29 to December 1, 2016, from 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. ... Read More »

‘Show Me’ Book Launch

Jennifer Kreidler (right) hands out copies of
“Show Me” to a line of attendees.

Submitted On November 18 Randall Kenneth Jones introduced his new book “Show Me” to a crowd of loyal readers, who had lined up outside the Marco Island Center for the Arts for the chance to meet him and have their books signed. Also in attendance was Peggy Post of the Emily Post Institute, who wrote the forward to “Show Me.” ... Read More »

A Christmas Cactus

Photo by Denise Wauters, Paradise Web:
Cast, from left: Kevin Kenneally (Neville Smedley), Erik Olson (Fred Booker), Marilyn Hilbert
(Adelaide Booker), Alex Costello (Stuart Windsor), and Shelley Gothard (Cactus O’Riley).

Submitted The Marco Players Theater opens the holiday season with “A Christmas Cactus,” a romantic comedy infused with mystery. This charming contemporary Christmas tale provides a good dose of “feel good” when goodwill and justice triumph. Christmas is about to get interesting for Cactus O’Riley, a sassy private eye with the holiday blues. With a lot going on, she is ... Read More »

Punt, Pass and Kick Results 2016

Photo by Tony Smith

Submitted Thanks to the support of the Marco Island Optimist flag football program, 45 participants took part in the nationwide NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition hosted by the City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department in late September at Mackle Park. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest of all the NFL youth football programs. ... Read More »

Let’s All Relay For Life!

Submitted Photo: Luminary help us honor and remember loved ones affected by cancer.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES  Nikkie Sardelli The American Cancer Society Marco Island Unit had their Relay Kickoff Party on November 7th at the Marco Island Marriott to celebrate the start of the 2017 Relay For Life season. For many on Marco Island, the spirit is in the air, and team fundraising plans are already in the making! Last year we had 26 ... Read More »

Catch a Florida Memory

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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 »

Walter Kroschel Promoted

Photos by Samantha Husted: Walter Kroschel with Director of Golf Paul Boland.

By Samantha Husted   The Marco Island Country Club (ICC) has promoted longtime employee Walter Kroschel from his position as First Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional. Walter’s golf career began as a caddy, working at the Point O’ Woods Country Club in his hometown of Coloma, Michigan. Over the years Walter honed his skills as a player and his ... Read More »

Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Aside from family history and aging, which cannot be controlled, there are certain healthy lifestyle habits that can potentially lower your risk and protect your breast health. Below is a list of five different factors that may be able to help you, courtesy of www.cancer.org: 1. Watch Your Weight  Being overweight ... Read More »

Punt, Pass and Kick Results 2016

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Submitted Thanks to the support of the Marco Island Optimist flag football program, 45 participants took part in the nationwide NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) competition hosted by the City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department recently at Mackle Park. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest of all the NFL youth football programs. This program ... Read More »

Why is Learning CPR so Important?

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Keeping You Safe  Chris Bowden Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, commonly called CPR, is one of the main elements to survival in cardiac arrest. To clear up a common misconception before going any further, the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest is very simple. A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygenated blood from reaching one or multiple ... Read More »

Wagner Running His Way to a Scholarship

Photo by Roger LaLonde
Cross country is a team event, but it is also individual. Where a runner finishes counts toward team points that decide the winning team. Often it is running alone, like Josh Wagner, over courses that can include running in woods, over a bridge and finishing on grassy surface or a straight-away on a high school track.

By Roger LaLonde Marco Island’s Josh Wagner has toed the line in just four cross country races and his poorest finish has been second! Even more unusual is that they are his initial forays into cross country. A Lely senior, Josh played cornerback for three years on the Lely football team, while running track in the spring. “It was a ... Read More »

Lely Homecoming Win over Dunbar

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By Roger LaLonde Lely fans were breathless at the end of the Lely Homecoming win over Dunbar, 27-24 on Sept.16. The noise card that was supposed to inspire the Trojans, was left laying on the ground that in the first half as Dunbar built a 16-0 lead. Only a miraculous pass-catch play of 53 yards from quarterback Jacquez Carter to ... Read More »

Baby Basics of Collier County

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Baby Basics of Collier County (www.BabyBasicsCollier.org) – a volunteer organization that provides free diapers and kindness to over 400 infants and toddlers from low-income, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs and is celebrating its six millionth diaper donated this year – will host its 9th annual Champagne Brunch & Fashion Show on Friday, November 4. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m The Baby ... Read More »

Sustainable Improvements/Skill Development, Part I

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All Things Golf Todd Elliott Based on experience, I’m confident that a student can improve with a 30-minute lesson from a qualified instructor. The improvement in such a session might result in a few more quality golf shots, which helps golfers enjoy the game more. While a 30-minute window might allow time to fix a visual fault in the golf ... Read More »

Welcome Ezgi! Rotary Exchange Student From Turkey Comes to Marco

After a 12-hour flight Ezgi (third from right) gets a big greeting at the airport. To her right are host parents Neil Snyder and Rebecca Hodge.

By Coastal Breeze News Staff At Southwest Florida International Airport on August 9, a group of local Rotarians eagerly waited with signs for the arrival of 18-year-old Ezgi Tacyildiz. Ezgi, an exchange student from Sakarya, Turkey, is part of the Rotary Youth Exchange, sponsored by Rotary International and Marco Island’s Noontime and Sunrise Rotary clubs. Sakarya, located close to the ... Read More »