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Live Entertainment at La Tavola – Michael D’Amore and so much more!

By Maureen Chodaba La Tavola Restaurant and Bar, located at 961 Winterberry Drive, is well known for fine food in an atmosphere of casual elegance. But did you know that they offer live entertainment six nights a week in the lounge? On Mondays and Saturdays, you can hear the magical sounds of Greg Miller’s Motown. Check out Tuesdays for a ... Read More »

The Power of Dividends

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “The beauty of dividends is that you get paid, whether or not the market is up.” ~ Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst with Standard & Poors  Question: What are your thoughts on how interest rate increases, regulatory reforms and tax changes may influence dividend paying stocks? Answer: Gradually increasing interest rates and the implementation ... Read More »

‘Purity’ By Jonathan Franzen

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Don’t you like me?” she whispered. “Actually, I love you.” When I pick up a Jonathan Franzen novel, I have a certain expectation for a fluidity of writing and meandering narrative. I expect the author to use family and journeys, deep introspective thinking and humor. “Purity” is missing something of that thoughtful, heavy edge, but truthfully, ... Read More »

What Should Be in Your Boat’s Emergency Kit?

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Going out on the boat can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared. Besides having lifejackets for everyone, you should always have an emergency kit handy and available at a moment’s notice. First Aid Kit If a serious injury happens on the boat, you could be ... Read More »

Tournament Tough

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As the sport of pickleball grows and becomes more popular, many new players to the game are expanding the horizons of their participation in the sport and are thinking of competing in tournaments. First off, I want to emphasize the difference between competing in recreational/rotational play and competing in tournament play competition. The reason ... Read More »

Claus Garden Club Donates Floral Designs for ACS Fundraiser

Submitted The Ninth Annual Bistro Soleil-Marco Island Clothing Company luncheon and fashion show fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life featured floral designs donated by Calusa Garden Club members. At the March 7 event, the beautiful floral designs were displayed as table centerpieces and then raffled off to attendees at the luncheon. Calusa Garden Club meets the second ... Read More »

Ode to Hippie Bread & Sassy Tarts at the Farmers Market

By Maria Lamb Our sense of smell and taste contribute a great deal to our enjoyment of life, and a visit to Marco’s Farmers Market is an experience filled with mouthwatering loaves of bread, pastries, croissants and sweet tarts. JC’s Daily Bread Jon-Claude (JC) Stevens is the master baker at JC’s Daily Bread and he wants folks to know that ... Read More »

The Amazing Story of the ‘Yachts That Went to War’

Submitted  On Tuesday, March 28th at 7 PM, award-winning author Robert N. Macomber will present “Yachts That Went To War,” followed by a book signing at the Marco Island Rose History Auditorium. Marvel at the story of elegant yachts which were turned into warships during the Spanish-American War. In 1898, the United States Navy needed more ships, and they needed ... 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 »

Photo Contest – 75 Years of Florida’s WMAs!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today is launching its 75 Years Wild photo contest encouraging people to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s Wildlife Management Area system. The photo contest has four themes, based on the seasons. To enter, visit the FWC’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MyFWC, look for a photo contest Facebook post and then post your photo in the Comments section. ... Read More »

RED TIDE UPDATE

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Many people have questions about red tide. To learn more, attend Collier County Pollution Control’s Florida red tide presentation on March 7 in Naples. More information can be found on page A-42. To keep up-to-date with status reports and for further information, visit the websites listed below or call the Collier County Red Tide Hotline. ... Read More »

RC Laser Championship Regatta Competition Returns to Marco

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th, the Marco Island Model Yacht Club (MIMYC) in conjunction with the City of Marco Island Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold the 14th Annual RC Laser Midwinter Championship Regatta at Mackle Park in Marco Island. This popular competition draws people to Mackle Park from far and ... Read More »

‘How It Ends’ – Best friends can make the worst enemies

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com If you have a teenager, will have a teenager, are a teenager, have ever been a teenager, or know a teenager, then “How It Ends” by Catherine Lo is a completely relevant read for you. This novel tackles the tough coming-of-age themes while delivering insight on girl friendships, why they end, and how they overcome complex ... Read More »

Chess Competitions Continue

By Wade Keller The second Chess K-12 tournament had 12 competitors on Saturday, February 25. After four rounds there was a tie between Lely High School tenth grader Michael Curiale and Alex Sousa, a fifth grader at Tommie Barfield Elementary (TBE). In round two their game was a draw, while they each won the other three. So, their score was ... Read More »

Fishing in the 10,000 Islands in March

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com March is typically a pivotal month where the weather begins to change from winter cold fronts and strong winds, trending to calmer and warmer water temperatures and warmer daytime air temperatures as spring approaches. The State of Florida is easily considered the Fishing Capital of the World, and our Ten Thousand Islands area here ... Read More »

The Marco Players Presents ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Submitted  When Daisy Werthan (Marilyn Hilbert), an elderly Jewish widow, nearly wrecks her brand-new 1948 Packard backing it out of the driveway, her wealthy son Boolie (Jay Terzis) hires Hoke (Don Manley), a kind black man, to serve as her chauffeur. A Pulitzer prize-winner written by Alfred Uhry, the play is set just prior to the civil rights movement and ... Read More »

Conservancy Camperships

The Friends of Tigertail Beach will be presenting three one-week summer camperships to the SWFL Conservancy this year. They will be awarded to three Tommie Barfield Elementary School fourth graders who choose to submit an essay.  All essays will be judged by the Friends of Tigertail Beach’s board. Check out the Friends of Tigertail website at friendsoftigertail.com and the Facebook ... Read More »

Magical Harp Ensemble Wows Marco

By Maria Lamb People often associate the harp with angels wearing halos, floating on clouds playing the harp – depicted on holiday greeting cards, sacred texts, and religious art. The angels and harps took on more earthly qualities when St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosted the Naples Harp Ensemble on a recent Sunday afternoon, to a full house. Dickie Fleisher, principal ... Read More »

Man-O-Manatee

Submitted That gentle, slow moving giant of the sea, the Florida manatee, is the subject of Master Naturalist Robert McConville’s next lecture at Rose History Auditorium. The lecture, which is sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society, will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, March 22, and is open to the public. McConville will share the stage with Captain ... Read More »

Sascha’s Salon Offers Brazilian Blowouts

Submitted What in the world is a Brazilian Blowout and why do I need it? This is the kind of comment you hear often at Sascha’s Salon on Marco Island. Salon owner and hair designer, Maria Elena Pujol, says it’s easier to show clients than to tell them. “It’s the perfect application for our high humidity lifestyle here in Southwest ... Read More »