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Phoenix Award Winners

Photo by Theresa Morgan: Goodland residents Greg Bello and Kay Tabor (far right), two of the civilians honored with the Phoenix Award, pictured with some of Marco Island’s award-winning first responders.

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

Officers and volunteers entertain potential members on the ground floor patio.

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?

Photos by Don Manley:  Rick Gannon, Gannon’s Antiques and Art, discusses a Marc Chagall print.

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

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Steve Faskill (second from left) and Josh Ferris (second from right) with their awards

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

Owl Watch volunteers, (l-r), Fred Adams, Nancy Adams,
Karen Caster, Sharon Epple and Ed Caster

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

Photo by Bob McConville, Master Naturalist:
Clouds gather over the mangrove trees in Big Cypress Preserve. Will it rain? Come find out
on November 16th!

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.

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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

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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

Photo by Val Simon:
At the Fourth Annual Jerry Adams Chili Cook-off, Fire Chief Mike Murphy, along with wife Barbara (top left) and Dianna Dohm, Marco Island
Fire Rescue Foundation members and event organizers, took a moment to sit atop an antique fire engine. The engine was an ideal backdrop
for that special photo op, which grabbed the attention of anyone interested in fire engines! The event was a resounding success due to the
many chili chefs and Foundation members who volunteered to participate. Turn to page A24 for more photos.

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

Photo 2: The four-quadrant drill.

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

Physicians Regional-East Naples groundbreaking. Submitted Photos

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

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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?

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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 »

One Wheel

Photos by Val Simon

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Not often someone is driving and hears, “What’s THAT?!??”  To the young man riding around on a one-wheeled board, it must have been a little disconcerting to have a car start following close behind, but that is just what this writer did. We met a young man, originally from Jamaica, riding the board. His name ... Read More »

Getting to Know Marco Island’s City Council Candidates, Part 1

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By Steve “Stef” Stenfanides When voters go to the polls on November 8th this year they will be electing men and women that will hold offices ranging from the highest in the land to that of local school boards. On Marco Island, residents will also be voting to fill four city council seats. Those seats are either being vacated by ... Read More »

City Update

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Upcoming Planning Board and Council Meetings Both the Marco Island Planning Board and the City Council will have busy agendas starting on Friday, September 2 as the Planning Board undertakes a review of a proposal from Joe Oliverio regarding a remark of the three properties he presently owns and a request to redo the alleyway behind ... Read More »

Exploring by Land

Only six years ago, the dome home stood on land. Look carefully to find Rebecca’s husband Neil. Photos by Rebecca Burg

Coastal Breeze News Staff Coastal Breeze News would like to thank reader Rebecca Burg, who sent us these two photos, along with a video link of the Cape Romano dome home, from a time when the structures were still accessible by the beach. Rebecca, who describes the Marco Island dome houses as “enigmatic,” filmed her 2010 visit to Cape Romano ... Read More »

City Update: Upcoming Planning Board and Council Meetings

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Both the Marco Island Planning Board and the City Council will have busy agendas starting on Friday, September 2 as the Planning Board undertakes a review of a proposal from Joe Oliverio regarding a remark of the three properties he presently owns and a request to redo the alleyway behind those businesses. That meeting will convene ... Read More »