Tag Archives: community

Center for the Arts Announces Exciting Project

By Samantha Husted On March 10th the Marco Island Center for the Arts unveiled an upcoming project with Cornell University. Bruce Graev, a Cornell University alumnus and Center for the Arts board member, is spearheading the partnership. He announced that the Center for the Arts was selected by the Cornell University Department of Architecture to take part in a collaborative ... Read More »

Community Donates Corks for a Cause

By Coastal Breeze News Staff When the Rotary Clubs and Kiwanis Club joined forces to participate in the Meals of Hope, their desire was to bring a hands-on approach to ending hunger. Last year, over 500 volunteers joined forces at a Meals of Hope packaging event on island and in just under two hours, they packaged over 253,000 meals. The ... Read More »

Reminiscing and Smiling

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com Sitting around for coffee the other morning we were talking about challenges facing the community and across the bridge just off the island. The conversation was wide ranging and involved a great many topics, some very serious and others a little more lighthearted. Having owned here for 30 years and living fulltime on ... Read More »

Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation: A Year in Review

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation (MIFRF) recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary at a luncheon held at the Island Country Club. The annual event honored the accomplishments and successes of the foundation as well as the Marco Island Fire Department in 2016. MIFRF President, Dianna Dohm opened the ceremony with a reminder: the Marco Island Fire Rescue ... Read More »

Siegel Dental – Caring for People, Not Just Teeth

By Maureen Chodaba, RDH A visit to the dentist can be a warm and relaxing experience. A dental office can be a place of healing and rejuvenation. Now that I have your attention with those opening lines, please don’t think that I’m crazy! I promise you that I really do know what I’m talking about, and in this case, I’m ... Read More »

Island Pedaler – Let’s be a Friendly Bicycle Friendly Community

By Scott Shook In recent years, the City of Marco Island has gone to great lengths to become a bicycle community. It formed a Bike Pathways Committee—of which I’m proud to be a member—that is working hard to complete its master plan of a network of shared-use paths (wide sidewalks) and in-road bike lanes. The results have been impressive—thanks largely ... Read More »

Israel Fest Returns to Naples for Second Year

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 12-3 PM, come to Fleischmann Park in Naples for a community wide celebration of Israel. Enjoy a fun, exciting day as you learn more about Israel, a country with a rich cultural history, and America’s most valued ally in the Middle East. Israel is many things; A start-up nation, ... Read More »

PACE’s “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” 

Over 400 men, women, PACE girls and honored guests attended the Annual “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” luncheon and fundraiser at the Naples Grande Beach Resort on March 3, raising over $95,000 for PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. “Thank you to all of our supporters and to everyone who contributed to making this years ‘Throw a Girl a ... Read More »

Avow Butterfly Release March 25, 2017 

The community is invited to join Avow at Cambier Park, Naples on Saturday, March 25, 2017 for its 12th annual Butterfly Release event. Festivities begin at 10 AM and will include children’s activities and a walk-through butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of live butterflies. Beginning at noon, a community memorial service will include inspirational readings, music, and a name-reading ceremony to honor the lives of ... Read More »

Golden Apple Recipients

Students in six Collier County classrooms received bushels of Golden Delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards, which highlight best practices in teaching. The 2016-17 Golden Apple recipients will each receive a grant (up to $5,000) from Suncoast Credit Union to allow the building of best practices. All Teachers of Distinction receive a $500 award, and ... Read More »

Kaitlin Creedon – When Irish Feet Are Dancing

By Maureen Chodaba “I danced in the morning when the world was begun, and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun…Dance then, wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the Dance, said he. And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.” ~ From ... Read More »

Kiwanis Launches “Christmas in July” Backpack Campaign

By Maureen Chodaba  Close your eyes and remember the days of childhood. Go back in your mind’s eye to recapture the feeling of going to school. Do you remember the challenges of learning? How about the social goals of fitting in and making friends? Did any other kids ever make fun of you? Hopefully, most of you were as fortunate ... Read More »

You Can’t Stop the Beat

By Jesus Calo Island Theater Company (ITC) hosted its “Singin’ Broadway” show at the Marco Island Lutheran Church, sponsored by Centennial Bank, February 24-26. The cast was highly talented and the voices captivated the audience with renditions of songs from popular Broadway plays. With over 200 guests and a full house at every show, this was a widely successful event ... Read More »

What’s Your Ethical Threshold; Sustainable Investing

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” ~ Potter Stewart of “I know it when I see it” fame. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, 1915-1985. Question: I’ve been reading about sustainable investing. Is this the same as socially responsible investing? Answer: ... Read More »

Spirit of Marco Island Award Recipients Named

Submitted The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island has announced the names of three additional selections for the 2017 Spirit of Marco Island Awards. The honorees are Scott and Jayme Lowe and Gayle Thawley. They will be formally recognized at an Awards Dinner to be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Scott and Jayme Lowe were both caught by surprise ... Read More »

Still Time to Register for Half-Marathon & 5K

Submitted Runners of every level are invited to participate in the Marco Island Half-Marathon and 5K-Walk/Run on Sunday, March 19. In its ninth year, the Half-Marathon starts at 7:30 AM, while the 5K Walk/Run, celebrating its fifth event, starts at 7:45 AM. The events have grown from Collier and Lee County residents to include participants from all over the United ... Read More »

Condos in Olde Marco Historic Village

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Drive north on Bald Eagle towards the Snook Inn or Bistro Soleil restaurants and you will enter Olde Marco Historic Village. As the roadside welcoming sign says, this area of Marco Island was established in 1870. Last week 22 condos were listed for sale in Olde Marco. Ville de Marco East, a water ... Read More »

Lions Club Turkey Shoot

Join the Lions Club for two days of good food and good fun at the Everglades Turkey Shoot, hosted by the Altair Gun Club and sponsored by the Everglades Lions Club. This fundraising event takes place on Saturday, March 4, from 10 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday, March 5, from noon until 5 PM at the old Copeland ... Read More »

Prayer Breakfast Offers Message of Hope

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Marco Island churches, for more than three decades, have come together to hold a prayer breakfast, acknowledging the need for God’s blessing in our community’s affairs. The 34th Annual Marco Island Prayer Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7:30 to 9 AM at the JW Marriott Beach Resort, Palms Ballroom. Music ... Read More »

A Festival of Favorites: Art, Music and Food

Submitted The Goodland Arts Alliance (GAA), along with Collier County Parks and Recreation, is sponsoring the 5th annual outdoor Harbor Arts & Music Festival at picturesque MarGood Harbor Park in Goodland on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event supports the GAA mission to preserve, promote, and advance the cultural presence in ... Read More »