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Sierra Grande Community Partners with Humane Society Naples for Adoption Event

Sierra Grande, a brand-new 300-unit resort-style rental community located at 6975 Sierra Club Circle off Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake-Hammock Road, has partnered with the Humane Society Naples (www.hsnaples.org) to promote a summer ribbon-cutting and adoption event taking place at Sierra Grande on Saturday, August 23rd, from 10am to 2pm. The event is in celebration of the community’s newly-built Bark Park, which is located on community grounds, and provides a place for residents to play with and walk their dogs “As the area’s first new leasing community in over 10 years, this is really a special celebration for us,” states Property Manager Robin Schmitt. “Sierra Grande offers incomparable ... Read More »

MIHS Alley Proposal – Part II

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By Noelle H. Lowery and Craig Woodward During its Aug. 1 regular meeting, the city of Marco Island Planning Board approved a proposal from the Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) to name 11 currently unnamed alleys around the island after major players in Marco’s history. With a vote of 6-1, the proposal was passed onto City Council for review and approval. The proposal is the brainchild of Marco Island historian and attorney Craig Woodward, who worked with several members of the MIHS to come up with local historical figures who were not already recognized in some way around the island. ... Read More »

Fiddler’s Offers New Villas

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Fiddler’s Creek announces that Stock Signature Homes is offering a diverse selection of single-family residences at three distinctive villages within the luxury, master-planned community. Stock is currently building in the villages of Isla del Sol, Mahogany Bend and Majorca. The builder’s homes are renowned for the rich architectural details of their front elevations, lending them a unique air of distinction. Inside each residence, soaring ceilings produce a spaciousness that maximizes the living areas, while the finest appointments create a visual feast for the eyes. Located just off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning community. For membership details ... Read More »

Approved: 1st Reading of Marriott PUD Amendment

Marco Island city councilors listen to both sides of the Marriott project debate during the June 2 meeting.

By Noelle H. Lowery The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort’s $150 million renovation plan cleared its first hurdle Monday (June 2) night when City Council approved the amendment to the hotel’s planned unit development and master plan by a vote of 4-2. Councilors Amadeo Petricca and Chuck Kiester voted against the measure, and Councilor Joe Batte was not in attendance. The approval came after nearly six hours of presentations, impassioned community responses, in-depth discussion and a surprise promise from Marriott General Manager Rick Medwedeff. The hotel’s ownership group will kick in $1 million to expedite the renovation of the Smokehouse ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: The Marriott – Scott Shigley

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It might be time to take a deep breath and consider what can be done if the PUD amendment the Marriott is asking for is denied. From what I have read and heard if the amendment is turned down the following things can still take place without any further consideration from the city council: The Marriott can add the additional rooms they want The Marriott can add extra meeting space The Marriott can add extra parking The Marriott can add elevated stadium type lighting on the tennis courts The following things that the Marriott has offered to do if the ... Read More »

Fiddler’s Announces Emerson

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Fiddler’s Creek announces that construction is starting on the Emerson luxury home at Chiasso, a village of 59 single-family residences located within the luxury, master-planned community. The Emerson is a two-story floor plan, encompassing 3,522 air-conditioned square feet and 4,666 total square feet. The home has three bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath, plus a second floor loft with morning bar that could be utilized for a home entertainment theater. Located just off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning community. For membership details and more information on this gated golf course community in Naples, offering ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Jim Ciolino

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Referring to the article, “Parking problem,” dated 3/11/14 Marco Eagle page 6A, there are two reasons that Marco Island has a parking problem. One is over population; Deltona Development Corporation designed this island for only twenty thousand people, not fifty thousand that we have during the seasonal months. Marco does not have a parking problem during the other nine months of the year. The planning board should have recognized this problem thirty years ago. The high rises on the beach where not part of Deltona’s plan for Marco Island. The other reason is that MICA with the help of Collier ... Read More »

ENFD Mergers

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff While East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Chief Kingman Schuldt prepared to head to Tallahassee to testify about his district’s proposed mergers with Golden Gate and Isles of Capri fire districts, the Board of Collier County Commissioners voted expand ENFD’s boundaries to include Ochopee. During its March 25 regular meeting, the BCC unanimously approved the creation of a merger plan between the county-managed Ochopee Fire Control and Rescue District and ENFD. This merger could be easier than the others, though, as it may be possible to complete with a simple Interlocal Agreement. Currently, the ... Read More »

COASTAL COMMENTS

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Donna Fiala [email protected] Another veteran has passed on to a better place. He was our own Walter Tucker — whom I considered one of my very special friends. Sadly, I didn’t know of his funeral until after it had taken place, as I was in Tallahassee when the obit was in the paper, or at least I assume it was in the paper. Walter was one of the few survivors left from Pearl Harbor. Even in his 90s, he never forgot a thing. He was always willing to offer a helping hand to his friends, and was as feisty as ... Read More »

Sonoma Homes at Fiddler’s Creek

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Fiddler’s Creek announces that move-in-ready homes are now available for viewing in Sonoma, a Mediterranean-style village of just 44 coach homes in the luxury, master-planned community. Located just off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning community that has been selected by the readers of the Naples Daily News and Bonita Daily News as “Best Community” in the Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards. The community also received the 2013 CBIA Sand Dollar Award for “Community of the Year.” For membership details and more information on this gated golf course community in Naples, offering move-in-ready and ... Read More »

County Breaks Ground on Road Project

By Noelle H. Lowery [email protected] On Feb. 7, Collier County and the Florida Department of Transportation broke ground on a project nearly 20 years in the making — the U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvement Project. The two-year project is being completed in conjunction with the resurfacing of 951 from south of Fiddler’s Creek Parkway to south of 41. According to Connie Deane, Collier County’s community liaison, the projects are part of a Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT, which will be reimbursing Collier County for approximately $14 million of the approximately $20 million in construction costs. The combined ... Read More »

Jolley B Good 5K

The morning of Saturday, November 23rd was a beautiful one for the Jolley B Good 5K. The run grows in popularity each year with a course that takes runners down Collier Boulevard across the Jolley Bridge. The run is put on by the City of Marco Island Parks and Rec Department with assistance from Gulf Coast Runners. Hundreds of runners and walkers participate annually. Jacob Dorn was first through the finish line. Read More »

Coastal Comments

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COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala [email protected] Recently, someone suggested I mention the activity that will take place at the Collier Blvd/US-951 corridor and also on US-41 E. corridor. Now that we have folks coming back for season, this might be a good time to mention what you can look forward to in the coming months and years. *First and foremost, the big item is the construction/reconfiguration of the US-951/US-41 intersection, which will begin in November and last from 24 to 30 months. You might have noticed a decorative wall being built at the entrance to the Eagle Creek Community, with funds ... Read More »

Marriott proposes $150 million renovation project

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By Noelle H. Lowery [email protected] All in all, Rick Medwedeff was pleased with his recent presentation to the Marco Island Planning Board. The presentation was informative only, there was no vote sought, or made. The project is completely different from the proposal several years ago to build a convention center on the east side of Collier Boulevard. “You go into a presentation like this expecting the worst,” noted the general manager of the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Last week, Medwedeff unveiled a new $150 million renovation project for the Marriott, which would add 31,000 square feet of convention space, ... Read More »

Spending Items Top City Council Agenda

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By Noelle H. Lowery [email protected] Amidst discussions of building department controversies and continued questions about the revised Mackle Park redevelopment project, the Marco Island City Council made three important spending decisions during its second meeting in June. Council unanimously approved the selection of the underwriting team for the refinancing of the city’s 2003 and 2008 water utility bond series set to close later this summer. Bank of America will serve as the senior manager with Citi and RBC as co-managers. The price tag for the services: $75,000. According to City Finance Director Guillermo Polanco, 14 companies responded, and Bank of ... Read More »

Business Brief: WJ Bradley Mortgage comes to Marco

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff An independent mortgage lending firm, WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital, has expanded into this market with the opening of a new Marco Island branch headed by Kimberli Escarra. The firm was founded in 2003 in Denver, Colorado and has grown rapidly, now in 16 states. By 2012, in just nine short years, WJ Bradley (WJB) was 8th in the country in volume. WJB leverages the ‘flat organizational structure’ of its competitor’s, with fewer levels between staff and managers. As such, WJB empowers employees to be directly involved in the decision-making process, a winning concept with their ... Read More »

Henry the Rooster Update

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By Ben Wolfe Coastal Breeze News has received several requests for an update on Marco’s own rooster, Henry, who lived in the hedges and bushes along the former Calusa Gardens Plaza, now the new home of Chase Bank on North Collier Blvd. We turned to one of Henry’s best friends, Ben Wolfe, for current news about Henry. Here are Ben’s recollections of his friendship with Henry and his latest adventure. I was first introduced to Henry about three years ago by Diane Baker, office manager for Dr. Joe Vickaryous, whose offices were located at Calusa and Ann Rudolph, owner of ... Read More »

Free Shuttle to Festival

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A free shuttle service will be provided for those attending the Fifth Annual Marco Island Seafood AND MUSIC Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24th. The festival is a joint effort between the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Noontime Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club and supports the charitable giving of the three clubs. The shuttle service starts and ends at the entrance to the festival at Veterans Community Park on Park Avenue – close to Winn Dixie. The route runs from the Esplanade along Collier Boulevard until Swallow Avenue – just before Caxambas Park. The route continues on ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Herbert Jermanok

OPEN LETTER TO CONDO OWNERS TO QUESTIONS FOR CONDO OWNERS Don’t let scare tactics divert your attention from the important issues; Do we want a convention center that will bring a multitude of tractor trailers up and down Collier Boulevard disrupting our quality of life and disrupt traffic? Do we want a shuttle service from Veterans Park and Mackle Park which will bring thousands of day trippers to our beaches? Do we want a 40,000 square foot Mackle Park which will add to our Debt? Do we want CRA Midtown density which we thought was cancelled and is now back?  THE ... Read More »

Fiddler’s Creek Isla Del Sol

Stock Construction has commenced work on its first residences within the village of Isla Del Sol, an exclusive enclave of 34 Mediterranean-style estate homes within Fiddler’s Creek in Naples. The village of Isla Del Sol is situated along emerald golf fairways and sparkling sapphire lakes. The gated entrance provides enhanced privacy for residents and is distinguished with rich keystone paving and a grand fountain, recapturing the opulent lifestyle of the French Riviera. Residences within Isla Del Sol will offer four unique floor plans. The Chatelaine is the largest residence within Isla Del Sol, offering 4,246 air-conditioned square feet. The one-story home will feature ... Read More »