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YMCA to Offer Summer Theater Camp

By Samantha Husted Marco Island playwright Gina Sisbarro will once again be lending her directorial prowess in a new YMCA theater camp to take place July 17-21. “It is such a thrill to return to the Greater Marco Island YMCA to direct summer camp,” said Sisbarro. “This is where it all started with our first production of ‘Annie’ over 20 ... Read More »

The Flaw of Averages*

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.”  ~ Cicero, Roman politician (106 BC – 43 BC) Question: While I’m getting closer to retirement the markets keep making new highs. I’m concerned about what could happen to my retirement funds if there’s a big drop. What are your thoughts? Answer: You’ve ... Read More »

Keep Your Kids Safe on Their Bikes

By Scott H. Shook With summer break upon us, many of the island’s children will be bicycling, whether it be to the Y, racket center, or to a friend’s house. Here are some ways parents can help their kids bicycle safely. Kids need to make sure they obey the law when riding on the island’s bike lanes and shared use ... Read More »

‘Alien: Covenant’ – In Space No One Can Hear You Groan

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “Alien: Covenant” is the latest entry in the 38-year-old franchise simply known as “Alien,” a film series that blurs the line between Sci-Fi and Horror. The franchise was responsible for launching a number of careers, and becoming a source of inspiration for many stories in the sci-fi and horror genres. However, the latest movie is difficult ... Read More »

Celebrating the End of School With A Bash

The City of Marco Island Parks & Rec recently hosted an End of School Bash at Mackle Park. The free event provided lots of food, fun, and entertainment for the island’s 6th-12th graders. Although it was a steamy day, the kids kept busy playing football and basketball, and challenged each other with the ever-popular inflatable obstacle course and joust.  For ... Read More »

Anchors Aweigh!

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  Did you know that an anchor is NOT a required piece of safety equipment for boats in the state of Florida? They are “recommended” safety equipment, along with bilge pumps and an oar or paddle. Personally, I would never want to be on a boat without one. I actually have two on my boat. Apart ... Read More »

Crowd Management Saves Lives

By Samantha Husted  In 2003 a fire broke out in a Rhode Island nightclub after pyrotechnics were set off. The club was over its legal capacity and the flames moved quickly, engulfing the building and filling it with thick, black smoke. In the rush to escape the overcrowded club, over 200 people sustained injuries and 100 people perished, making it ... Read More »

Emergencies on the Water Are You Prepared

Submitted In conjunction with and in support of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) campaign, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, will present an “On the Water Emergency Safety Seminar.” Three sessions will be held on May 20th, at the Marco Island Historical Society’s Rose Auditorium located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The different ... Read More »

On the Mend

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” – Chinese Proverb The worst is behind me. Or the worst is ahead. Possibly, I’m in the worst moment right now. I’ve been debating this with myself since my knee surgery five ... Read More »

Say ‘Cheese,’ Meow Please…: It’s Glamour Puss Time!

Submitted For the Love of Cats invites all cat lovers to submit their photos for the 2017 Glamour Puss Photo Contest. The online contest is open to all cat photos submitted between April 1, 2017 and midnight June 10, 2017. Photos can be submitted at http://fortheloveofcatsfl.com/glamourpuss2018. The entry fee per photo is $25. Cat lovers entering their “picture purrfect” photos ... 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 »

Never Give In, Never Give Up

By Don Manley Don Camplese personifies the concept of resilience in the face of difficulty. Rather than quitting after cancer cost him the use of his left arm, the avid golfer has adapted and is again enjoying the game, only in a one-handed fashion now. In fact, the Hideaway Beach Club resident is displaying some of the same skill he’d ... Read More »

MICMS Provides Valuable CPR Certification

By Jesus Calo and Samantha Husted Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, is one of the main elements to survival in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart causes an ineffective-irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other vital organs. Once the heart stops beating and the ... Read More »

Pancake Breakfast brings Community Together

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The community came together Sunday morning at the Marco Island Firehouse for a delicious Pancake Breakfast put on by the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation (MIFRF). Volunteers from the community and the Fire Rescue Department personnel helped prepare and serve the meals to the steady stream of hungry guests. A complete breakfast was served including ... Read More »

All Things Golf

Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org In my experience there are three situations in a golfer’s life that result in the most anxiety about playing golf, particularly at private clubs. Hopefully this article will bring to light some of the most common concerns, which usually center on: Beginning to play golf with other golfers while learning the game; becoming good enough to contemplate ... Read More »

Half Marathoners Enjoy Great Day for Bridge Run

By Scott Shook Entrants in the 2017 Marco Island Bridge Run Half Marathon could not have asked for better running conditions, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s as 167 entrants raced toward the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge at 7:30 AM on Sunday, March 19. The overall winner, Greg Kaczka of Marco Island, a former track and cross ... Read More »

Strong Winds Create Challenges at Laser Regatta

By Samantha Radle On March 4-5, the Marco Island Model Yacht Club and the Marco Island Department of Parks and Recreation held its 14th annual RC Laser Midwinter Championship Regatta, attracting competitors from around the country to Mackle Park’s picturesque shores. The Model Yacht Club, in conjunction with the AMYA RC Laser Class, hosted skippers from as far as the ... Read More »

Patriot Golf Day

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org On Saturday, March 12th Hideaway Beach Club hosted their 3rd Annual Hideaway Beach Club Patriot Golf Day. Hideaway and many clubs around the nation raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation by running a Patriot Golf Day. Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a PGA of America member, ... Read More »

On the Chocolate Trail With Rabbi Deborah Prinz

By Samantha Husted  Chocoholics united at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island on March 4th for a presentation by author, Rabbi Deborah Prinz titled, “On The Chocolate Trail.” The presentation was part of the congregation’s Saul I. Stern Cultural Series, now in it’s 23rd year. “It’s an interesting subject. We look for interesting subjects for the [Saul I Stern Cultural] ... Read More »

Challenging Winds at MIYC Regatta

Submitted Recently, nine of Southwest Florida’s fastest sailboats gathered off the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort’s beach to compete in the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Winter Sailing Regatta. The Gulf of Mexico was enjoying light winds from the east so race officials could make the first turn mark right off the beach, providing great photo ops for the beach ... Read More »