Tag Archives: chance

Shell Show Celebrates 37th Anniversary

By Samantha Husted  For three days a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible covered in over 200 pounds of seashells sat outside of the United Church of Marco Island. Passersby stopped to ogle at the vehicle, many getting out to take pictures and ponder its intricacy. The Volkswagen, also known as the Shell Love Bug, was there as part of the Marco ... Read More »

Israel Fest Returns to Naples for Second Year

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 12-3 PM, come to Fleischmann Park in Naples for a community wide celebration of Israel. Enjoy a fun, exciting day as you learn more about Israel, a country with a rich cultural history, and America’s most valued ally in the Middle East. Israel is many things; A start-up nation, ... Read More »

Big Cypress Draws 1.1 Million Visits in 2016

Big Cypress National Preserve recorded 1,102,148 visits in 2016, the National Park Service’s centennial year. “For four decades, families and visitors have traversed the Tamiami Trail through the Big Cypress National Preserve for a chance to explore the swamp, catch a glimpse of abundant wildlife, or learn more about the region’s rich history and culture. We experienced steady visitation in ... Read More »

ENCA Luncheon – Lipman Farms ‘How About Them Fresh Tomatoes?’

By Jesus Calo  With the subtropical climate in our area, the topic of agriculture receives plenty of attention from our local community. The health food industry has been working diligently to provide the freshest produce to its consumers, but where are we really receiving our food from? It is thanks to family-owned farms that we can have peace of mind ... Read More »

Marco Museum Meets Family Member

By Jesus Calo  When visiting a museum, you cannot help but wonder what the history an item holds beyond the descriptions being displayed. It’s a treat when you get the opportunity to walk with a direct relative who contributed to Marco Island Historical Museum’s (MIHM) very own artifact collection, recently displayed in the Pioneer Era Exhibit. Will Smith and his ... Read More »

Under the Docks MIA Students Enrich Marco Canals

By Maria Lamb Ocean Habitats, Inc. of Ft. Myers has been hard at work in Marco Island installing artificial reef habitats underneath existing docks. To date, they have installed 108 habitats in Marco Island’s canals with an additional 20-plus scheduled for installation. This is great news for the health of our canals. According to David Wolff, Ocean Habitats’ president, this ... Read More »

National Cancer Prevention Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The month of February is dedicated to National Cancer Prevention, and it was fitting that the American Cancer Society of Marco Island held their annual Imagination Ball on February 4th, which was World Cancer Day. On the topic of prevention, early detection and screening are among the top preventatives you may ... Read More »

Fishing and Boating in the 10,000 Islands

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Looking at a map or marine chart, the 10,000 Islands area of Southwest Florida is essentially located from the south end of Naples, continuing south past Marco Island, Goodland, Everglades City, and several miles past Chokoloskee. The 10,000 Islands is home to many species of fish that can be found throughout the year. The ... Read More »

Honestly Abe? Glimpse into the personal lives of Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln

Submitted For the past several years, the Marco Island Historical Society has celebrated Presidents’ Day by presenting a series of remarkable reenactments, all centered around the lives of presidents as seen through the eyes of their wives. Then, last year, the ladies took a break and the men took on the roles of former presidents. This year’s presentation, “Honestly, Abe?” ... Read More »

Agricultural Tours in Collier 

Join the University of Florida/IFAS for a tour of farms and other agricultural operations in Collier County. The tour is Wednesday, March. 15, departing from Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples, Florida . Two tour times are available: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not only will this change give us a chance to showcase ... Read More »

Chalk Art for the Young at Heart

By Jesus Calo Who says there’s an age limit when it comes to chalk art? The Marco Island Center for the Arts (MICArts) held its third Annual Chalk Art for the Young at Heart event on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The event was free to the public and everyone was welcome. The community gathered on a beautiful sunny afternoon without ... Read More »

Buzzard Lope Queen Named at Mullet Fest

By Samantha Husted Mullet Fest has returned once again for it’s 33rd year and with it comes a new Buzzard Lope Queen and probably a hangover. Each year the festival brings thousands of people to Goodland, the small “drinking village with a fishing problem,” located on the outskirts of Marco Island. The three-day festival hosted by Stan’s Idle Hour includes ... Read More »

Deli Fest

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There is something that feels special about eating a good pastrami sandwich and a warm bowl of matzo ball soup. For some of us it makes us recall our childhoods, and our mother or grandmother’s cooking. For folks from New York or New Jersey, where Kosher delicatessens are commonplace, it feels like home. And still ... Read More »

‘Cookin’ with Gus’ is a Café of Comedy

Submitted The Marco Players’ production of “Cookin’ with Gus” tells the story of gourmet chef Gussie Richardson (Paula Keenan) and her chance of a lifetime: her very own cooking show. The play was written by actor and playwright Jim Brochu and is directed by Charles Kolmann. “Cookin’ with Gus” has a fun plot, and a hilarious twist—a food fight! The ... Read More »

Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Shows Begin

Submitted The first Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show for this season, sponsored by the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. This unique art show is the only show in the county that highlights painters from ... Read More »

Marco Tennis Team Competes at State Championships

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island YMCA Women’s 18 and over 7.5 combination tennis team recently competed at the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando, Florida. The women competed against other teams from throughout the state of Florida for the state championship title. There were a total of 18 teams present that weekend. The ladies fought hard, eventually coming in ... Read More »

Guarding Our Planet – Are We in Trouble?

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  I am worried, truly worried, about ... Read More »

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix. Gradually, those cells start to develop pre-cancerous changes, but only in some women will this develop into cancer. Having regular Pap tests will detect changes in these cells, and if any changes occur, a doctor will be able to closely monitor the ... Read More »

Art at the Marco Players Gallery

On display now until January 22, during the run of the current show, “Second Time Around,” the Marco Players Theater gallery will feature the works of the talented artist, Joanna Sunshine. Joanna Sunshine is an experienced and well-known fiber artist. She says, “More than 50 years ago I acquired my first loom, or rather pieces of a loom discovered in ... Read More »

Reflections on the Past

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com As I sit here and write this many of you are scurrying around to take down your Christmas decorations and pack them away carefully for next year’s celebration. Many have even done a little strategic shopping for next year’s home or business decorating contest, while taking advantage of the big discounts on those ... Read More »