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Seminole Tribe Earth Day Celebration

Submitted On April 22nd, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosted Water Warriors—an Earth Celebration to showcase the ways in which water represents life to the Seminoles. Under the perfectly blue sky, Seminole artists and conservationist Samuel Tommie shared the importance of preserving water and resources for the Seminole Tribe. He ended his talk with a musical flute presentation. Museum Management Trainee Daniel ... Read More »

Animals on Wall Street

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “The markets are moved by animal spirits, and not by reason.” ~ John Maynard Keynes Question: I’ve heard the phrase “animal spirits” on several financial news networks. I’m curious as to what it means. Can you explain this? Answer: Animal spirits is a term first used by the economist, John Maynard Keynes in his ... Read More »

Duke’s Appliances Launches the Marco Design Center

By Maureen Chodaba As you step inside the newly opened Marco Design Center at 128 S. Barfield Drive, you realize that you are entering a world of new beginnings. The vast showroom, still in its opening phase, promises to be the center of one-stop shopping for every detail of design to make your island home a showcase of its own. ... Read More »

Fishing the 10,000 Islands in May

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Spring is one of the best seasons for fishing, especially if you decide to fish the 10,000 Islands in May. Summer is also fast approaching, and the water is beginning its steady climb to temperatures reaching into the eighties. May, the full moon falls on the 11th and new moon on the 25th. May ... Read More »

Keep Your Game Up When We Slow Down

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com For those of us residing here on a year-round basis, summertime, aka “off season,” is a time when we get our little slice of paradise back and things calm down. Traffic has thinned out. We now see more Florida license plates than out-of-state plates. No more long lines at the grocery store. We can ... Read More »

Tragedy Lingers From Picayune Fire

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides It’s hard to believe that about a month ago the scene along Benfield Road was one of an inferno, rather than the serene and quiet area that Todd and Monique Waldeck had fallen in love with close to 30 years ago. The only evidence one could see from the narrow single lane road was the charred ... Read More »

Local Airman Injured, Fund Established

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  For members of military families, thoughts of deployment always immediately run to praying for the safe return of their loved ones, no matter where their deployments might bring them. For longtime residents Tony and Teresa Dorris those thoughts have raced through their minds on numerous occasions, as their son Staff Sergeant Cory Vosburgh, a six year ... Read More »

‘The House on Mango Street’ by Sandra Cisneros

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “I wanted to will my blood to stop, my heart to quit its pumping.” Sometimes a book comes along that compels a reader to reread it. That happened to me, as I wandered around my local Barnes and Noble. It had a new cover, but in this instance, it wasn’t the cover that caught my attention. ... Read More »

Find the Perfect Life Jacket for Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com No matter what you might be doing out in the water, life jackets are a crucial part of boat safety. In fact, boating laws require that you have an approved life jacket for every passenger aboard and that children should have theirs on at all times. Fishing from kayaks and stand up paddle boards ... Read More »

Should the Tax Tail Wag the Dog?

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.” ~ Frederic Chopin, Composer Question: How much will the possibility of tax reform influence financial markets, and should I wait until this is completed before reviewing my estate planning documents? Answer: There’s an old adage on Wall Street; “Don’t’ let ... Read More »

Nominations for Marco in Bloom

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The deadline to submit your nominations for the 2017 Annual Marco In Bloom Awards is Wednesday, April 19. Through Marco in Bloom Awards, the Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) will recognize the individuals, businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods that beautify Marco Island. Further information and applications are available online at www.cityofmarcoisland.com. To nominate a property, complete an ... Read More »

The Etiquette of Etiquette

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com After reading my fellow Coastal Breeze News contributing columnist Todd Elliott’s recent columns, titled “Golf Etiquette” and “What Makes Golfers Compatible?” it got me thinking about proper etiquette and players being compatible, in tennis and pickleball. Golf and tennis are traditionally very old school, proper games. However, these two sports are experiencing a transition, ... Read More »

First Florida Integrity Promotes Butrum

First Florida Integrity Bank, a Naples-based, full-service community bank serving the local banking needs of individuals and business owners, announced today that Brad Butrum has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President – Credit Manager. Mr. Butrum has 14 years of experience in the banking industry. He began as a Vice President – Credit Manager when he joined ... Read More »

Breaking News: Local Airman Injured, Fund Established

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For members of military families, thoughts of deployment always immediately run to praying for the safe return of their loved ones, no matter where their deployments might bring them. For longtime residents Tony and Teresa Dorris those thoughts have raced through their minds on numerous occasions, as their son Staff Sergeant Cory Vosburgh, a six year ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club in Action

Submitted At its March business meeting, the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island inducted two new members. Making this meeting even more special was the garden tour at the home of Florida Master Gardener Donna Kay, which served as the horticulture workshop prior to the business meeting. Donna Kay’s yard is a prototypical tropical garden hammock, giving visitors a true ... Read More »

Endocrinologist Jasper Opens Offices

Submitted Josephine V. Jasper, M.D., a board certified endocrinologist with twenty-five years experience, has opened offices in Marco Island and Naples. Dr. Jasper specializes in diabetes, thyroid disorders, erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause and all other hormonal disorders. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Jasper was rated Top New Jersey Doctor 2015, and America’s Best Physicians 2016. The Naples office is ... Read More »

Art at the Marco Players Theater Gallery

Submitted  The art of local artist Carolyn Burger will be featured at the Marco Players Theater Gallery during the run of the current production of “Driving Miss Daisy” from now until April 2nd. Carolyn Burger is a professional artist who lives on Marco Island, Florida. She began taking painting classes 15 years ago after retiring as an Elementary Principal and ... Read More »

DAR Honors Everglades & Military Families

By Chris Curle The Marco Island Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) joins Americans across the country in celebrating the 2016 100th anniversary of the establishment of our national parks. The Everglades is unique in the world. And it is the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America, a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. While it often ... Read More »

Firefighting on Your Boat

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  “Four boaters were rescued from the waters near Surfside, Texas as their boat burned Sunday afternoon (February 19, 2017),” according to the US Coast Guard. You read headlines like this and wonder what you would do if a fire broke out on your boat. How would you handle the situation? The first line of defense ... Read More »

‘The Tipping Point’ by Malcolm Gladwell

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstance and context.” Dear Readers, If you read one nonfiction book in your lifetime, make it this one! I mean, wow. Just wow. When I first started Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point,” I had no ... Read More »