Tag Archives: Coastal Breeze News

Island Rocks Free Concert on Marco

Submitted Grab your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy an evening of amazing live music when the Island Rocks Free Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, January 14 from 4-9 PM. Expect to see your friends and neighbors at this community-wide musical celebration at Veterans Community Park. A variety of musical talent for all tastes has been planned. MC ... Read More »

In Memory of Roger LaLonde

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Roger LaLonde, 72, of Naples, passed away on December 15, 2016. Roger was well known throughout Naples and Marco Island for his love of sports. He was a respected journalist for local news sources and a licensed Florida real estate agent. Roger made many contributions to Coastal Breeze News, as a sports reporter and photographer. ... Read More »

Marco Treasures . . . Under the Sea

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  May I wish each and every ... Read More »

28 Years of Christmas Island Style

By Samantha Husted After three months of fun events and local celebrations, Christmas Island Style has once again come to a close. Marco Island has been celebrating Christmas Island Style since 1987. It’s a staple here on Marco and has become a part of our island culture. Each year the events grow bigger and better, bringing residents and visitors together ... Read More »

ACS Thanks and Honors

Coastal Breeze News Staff Recently, the Marco Island office of the American Cancer Society held an appreciation dinner for its Volunteer Leadership Board. Board members were treated to a wonderful dinner, and given the latest American Cancer Society cookbook, “Healthy Eating.” A collage placemat provided a creative momento of the year’s events and accomplishments. Board member and volunteer, Dr. Loan ... Read More »

Phoenix Award Winners

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Twenty-nine of Marco Island’s first responders were recently honored with Phoenix Awards from the Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department. The Phoenix Award is given to first responders who contributed to the successful resuscitation of a cardiac arrest victim. Some of Marco’s emergency response personnel received multiple awards for their life-saving measures. This year fifteen ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club Stages Packed Open House

By Quentin Roux Special to Coastal Breeze News  Gillian Hamer loves boating, socializing and fine dining. She doesn’t have a boat, but being a member of the Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) enables her to enjoy sunset cruises, day cruises and even extended cruises on a “host” boat. It’s one of the perks of MIYC membership and at a well-attended ... Read More »

What’s it Worth?

By Don Manley They came with prized heirlooms, objets d’art, paintings, baubles, bangles, beads and more, seeking knowledge from the possessor of the practiced eye. It was a scene that mirrored the popular PBS television show “Antiques Roadshow,” only this was the local version, which unfolded recently at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Entitled “What Have You Got? ... Read More »

Marco First Responders Awarded

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Twenty Marco Island first responders were recognized on November 8 with Phoenix Awards, in a special ceremony held by the Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department. The Phoenix Award is given to emergency response personnel who have responded and contributed to the successful resuscitation of a cardiac arrest victim. The award is given to first ... Read More »

Owl-mazing Partners

Submitted Life was not easy for the burrowing owls during the summer months. It was hot, humid and rainy and to escape the heat during day, they sought shelter under doorways or window ledges and tree branches. During the rainy season, the grass around the burrows rapidly grew tall. Owls were not happy as they prefer short grass or sparse ... Read More »

Talks, Thanks, Tributes and Tears

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist       What makes it rain on Marco Island? Does the Everglades ecosystem play a part in this? Which clouds are rain makers and which are not? These questions will be answered by my guest speaker on November 16th at Rose History Auditorium. A National Park Service Ranger, Luke Gommerman has traveled to ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Response to Tarik Ayasun’s article in the Nov. 10 edition of Coastal Breeze News.

Mr. Tarik Ayasun complaints in his opinion piece of November 10 that “those who live outside of the borders of this great county develop their opinions based on false and one sided information solely on ‘reporting’ done by probably the most biased and intellectually corrupt, deplorable press corps ever assembled in the history of this country.” (Have you done historical ... Read More »

Voting Begins in 2016 Election

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The 2016 elections are moving into one of the final stages of determining who will emerge victorious on the evening of November 8, hopefully. It will all come down to who has energized their base the most and insured they turn out during early voting, and then finally on Election Day, November 8. On the first ... Read More »

Fourth Annual Jerry Adams Chili Cook-Off

Submitted About 600 hungry guests came out to conquer chili in all forms.  Whether it was con carne or con pollo, hot or mild, with beans or without…each of the chili cooks provided plenty to sample.  The weather dialed in at ‘island-perfect’ and the Ben Allen Band provided a great backdrop of music. The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation organized ... Read More »

Thanking Soldiers With a Day of Fishing

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For its sixth year, the annual Naples Take a Soldier Fishing event took place at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. This year 62 boat owners donated the use of their boats and their time captaining to bring soldiers and their families on a memorable fishing trip. The soldiers, mostly Air Force and some Marines, were all ... Read More »

Skill Development, Part II: Solid Contact

All Things Golf Todd Elliott In the last issue of Coastal Breeze News, my column Skill Development Part I gave readers an overview of why developing skills should be the main focus of a golfer’s plan to improve. Working on skills, and discovering certain techniques that help accomplish each skill, are the overall goals. Many skills were listed in my ... Read More »

Growth in East Naples Leads to Growth at Physicians Regional

To Your Health Scott Lowe  The topic of “growth” seems to be all over the local news lately. In her most recent column in Coastal Breeze News, County Commissioner Donna Fiala provided additional detail on the large number of projects in the works and/or underway in East Naples. In short, we’re booming. As the Market CEO for Physicians Regional Healthcare ... Read More »

5K Fun Run Supports Shelter for Abused Women

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Register now for Marco Island’s Hands Are For Helping 5K Fun Run, which takes place on October 15 and benefits The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. This is a non-timed event that encourages participation from all ages and activity levels. There will be runners, walkers and spectators at the event. All kids under 18 are ... Read More »

What Does the Future Hold for the Dome Home?

By Coastal Breeze News Staff In previous issues Coastal Breeze News has shared readers’ photographs and stories about their experiences with the Cape Romano dome home. Through these photos we have seen the rapid progression of the deterioration. The dome home is being literally swept away into the sea. Universally our readers have expressed concern over the fate of these ... Read More »