Tag Archives: Collier Boulevard

Bicycles Welcome on Marco

By Scott H. Shook Marco Island has quietly been building a bicycling infrastructure that can compare with any bicycling community in the U.S. With a combined 70 miles of in-road lanes and shared-use paths, cyclists on Marco Island can go virtually anywhere they wish—and do so safely—on the island’s bicycle facilities. That’s an incredible number when you consider the island ... Read More »

Summer’s Almost Here!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala My goodness the county is emptying out…and so is our volunteer corps! I’ve always marveled at the winter residents who arrive and immediately go to work helping our community, like the Fire Rescue Foundation, both hospitals, the sheriff’s office, the police department, the schools, The Shelter for Abused Women, the homeless shelter, the library, the museum, ... Read More »

Enhancements to Island Plaza Begin

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Construction has begun on some of the improvements planned for the Island Plaza, which sits at the intersection of Bald Eagle and Collier Boulevard. Those improvements will involve an architectural embellishment, which is presently being erected with a pedestrian node for walkers and bikers who frequent the mid-town district. Island Plaza Investments, LLC, who is part ... Read More »

Council Wrestles With Roadways

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  At their last city council meeting members heard Public Works Director Tim Pinter speak to his plans to continue with the Annual Street and Roadway Repaving Program, which Pinter had budgeted just over $600,000. That program in 2017 would be able to pave approximately five miles of roadway in the area west of Collier Boulevard and ... Read More »

Don’t miss Pickleball Championships!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala A while back I had asked for anyone who might know how to sew cancer caps for children, and I received a few very beautiful replies. I just wanted to thank those ladies who were so kind and caring to offer their assistance. I know our Marco Island Kiwanis Club was thrilled to receive their help! ... Read More »

Cubs Dream Day Raffle

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Want the experience of a lifetime watching an action-packed Chicago Cubs game from the field box with three of your friends or family? Here is your chance! The Marco Island Woman’s Club is holding an exciting Chicago Cubs Dream Day Raffle. The 2017 Raffle Drawing will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 4 PM ... Read More »

Pickleball is Coming!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Texas Roadhouse has opened and the word got around quickly! They opened on Monday and since then they have had 45-minute wait time to get in. I think every restaurant should see how eagerly new restaurants are received, and also realize we need some upscale restaurants to add to the mix. We have two restaurants between ... Read More »

Worship Together at Easter Sunrise Service

Submitted The 29th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held Sunday, April 16, 7 AM on the beach at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Rev. Kirk Dreiser, Wesley United Methodist Church, will lead the opening prayer, Rev. Lucas Tanner, Reformed University Fellowship at Florida Gulf Coast University will lead ... Read More »

Fire Burns Collier Boulevard

UPDATE The fire is now 10% contained with over 6,000 acres affected. Road closure from Golden Gate Parkway to Rattlesnake Hammock. Mandatory evacuations are in place for the Naples Club RV, Panther Walk RV, Forest Glen and the horse stables in and along Newman Road. Collier Schools reported that Lely Elementary was closed due to smoke, and all students had been ... Read More »

Coffee with the Chiefs

Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino and Fire Chief Mike Murphy on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9 AM at Wake Up Marco, 912 N. Collier Boulevard. Coffee with the Chiefs is the perfect opportunity for Marco Island residents to personally meet with the Chiefs and to voice any questions ... Read More »

Foodie Friday is Back!

By Samantha Husted The Naples Outlet Center will once again be hosting their food centric event, Foodie Fridays. Two of Naples most sought after food trucks, The Sizzle Truck and Red Roc Cravings, will be on sight every Friday between 4-8p.m. to serve up their delicious fare. The Sizzle Truck is family owned and specializes in gourmet sandwiches. Chef Z’s ... Read More »

Colorful Regatta Returns

Submitted On Saturday, February 11 residents and visitors will enjoy the colorful sights of the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Winter Regatta in the Gulf of Mexico directly off the Marco Island beach. Up to fifteen sailboats, along with their skippers and crews, will converge on Marco Island to compete for sailing awards. Racing will start at approximately 10:30 AM ... Read More »

Master Gardener Clinic Returns

The Master Gardener Walk–in Plant Clinic has returned to Lowe’s, ready again to offer advice and answer all of your gardening questions. Having difficulties with your shrubs? Don’t know what kind of insect is attacking your plants? It is time for you to pay a visit to the Master Gardener Walk–in Plant Clinic for help. Master Gardeners can provide you ... Read More »

EDITORIAL & OPINION: The Holiday Season is Here!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala What a wonderful time of the year! There seems to be excitement in the air and happy greetings everywhere as people are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, and then Christmas or Hanukah. Of course, we are excited and happy because many of us will be with family and/or friends, but NOT in the snow! My Amish ... Read More »

Naples Trust Company Expands

Submitted The Naples Trust Company, a division of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has announced the opening of a boutique office on Marco Island to better serve their Marco Island clientele. Carol B. Boyd, President of The Naples Trust Company said, “Based upon our clients’ needs and the growing number of inquiries for personalized wealth management on Marco Island, we ... Read More »

Yacht Club Regatta to Set Sail

Submitted Island residents will be treated to a colorful sight in the Gulf of Mexico on November 12, when the Marco Island Yacht Club Annual Fall Regatta takes place directly off Marco Island’s beach. Competing for sailing awards in Marco waters will be South Florida skippers and crew, in as many as 24 sailboats. Proceeds from the regatta will go ... Read More »

Local Effort to Aid Haiti’s Hurricane Victims

By Don Manley Inaction was not a possibility for Amber Bragenzer when she learned of the death and destruction left in Hurricane Matthew’s wake after it pummeled the impoverished island nation of Haiti. The storm ripped across Haiti’s rugged landscape on October 4th with top sustained winds of 145 mph, killing more than 1,000 people and leaving survivors without food, ... Read More »

Coffee With the Chiefs

Submitted Marco Island’s Police Chief Al Schettino and Fire Chief Mike Murphy have extended an invitation to all Marco Island residents to participate in “Coffee with the Chiefs” at Starbucks on September 30 and October 27 from 7:30-9:30 AM. Starbucks is located at 1080 N. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island. Chiefs Schettino and Murphy believe that keeping the lines of communication ... Read More »

Big Changes Ahead on 951/Collier Boulevard

Coastal Comments By Donna Fiala What fun it will be to write this column! First and foremost, no matter where I go people ask me what is happening with the old “skeleton building” at the corner of Davis Boulevard and 951/Collier Boulevard, the old, almost decaying structure that has been sitting there as a greeting to all of us. Well, ... Read More »

Marco Dining Scene Gaining Well-Known Additions

By Don Manley  A pair of popular, multi-location restaurants are coming to Marco Island. Joey D’s Italian Restaurant and Pinchers Crab Shack both plan to open their eateries during the latter part of 2016, in spaces that formerly housed two recently closed restaurants. Pinchers will be located off S. Collier Boulevard in the Marco Walk Plaza, where it will occupy ... Read More »