Tag Archives: dance

‘No Stronger Bond Than Family’ Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant

By  Coastal Breeze News Staff Benvenuto, e mangia bene…When you arrive, you may battle for parking in the small lot, but a sigh of relief exits as you enter family-owned Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano’s beautiful three-room dining atmosphere. With an extensive wine selection, spanning from California through Europe, your meal will be paired with a sip that takes you on ... Read More »

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... 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 »

John Wick 2: The New James Bond?

By Matthew Mendisana Today’s film industry has been saturated with an array of action films that have gotten tedious. By now most viewers are aware of how the dance goes: meet the protagonist, something goes wrong because of the antagonist, the protagonist goes through a range of action scenes, protagonist either prevails or it ends on a cliffhanger to set ... Read More »

Kicking Off St. Patrick’s Day

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The recent Sons and Daughters of Erin’s annual Shamrock Dinner and Dance at the San Marco Church social hall was a fun and festive way to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone was Irish that night, and the room was filled with folks dressed in every shade of green. Guests enjoyed a traditional, hearty ... Read More »

Marco Cruise Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Cruise Club (MICC) celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with a Commodores Ball. The event was held at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island. Members dressed to impress for the symbolical ceremony, which included saying goodbye to the old bridge and welcoming the new. The event also included the time-honored tradition of the Changing ... Read More »

Purposeful Fun At Tour de Taverns

By Don Manley The question, “What brings you out today?” prompted a quick and succinct response from Ronald Drake. “My girlfriend does,” Drake chuckled as he relaxed atop a bicycle recently. His girlfriend, Tina Carano, was next to him astride a bike of her own. “She’s talked about this for years and now I’m going to do it.” He was ... Read More »

‘Beyond the Mangrove Trees’ A pictorial look at South Florida

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Dolphins and gators and birds, oh my! Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to take many pictures of various wildlife in our area. Some of the photos are a matter of being in the right place at the right time and others, believe me, are just luck! I’ve looked for an avenue ... Read More »

Love to Learn? Listen Up!

RUMINATION FROM THE ROCK AND BEYOND Jory Westberry Marco Island, Isles of Capri and nearby environs are full of intelligent, inquiring minds that search out opportunities to be more informed and inspired. Let’s face it, we could be watching past seasons of “Game of Thrones” On Demand to make sense of it before the new series starts, but what would that ... Read More »

Keep Safe During Summer Storms

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The summer of 2016 may be seen by many to be the summer of storms. Islanders who have made Marco Island their homes for a number of years now seem to agree that the storms of this summer have been more frequent than past years. “Mother Nature has certainly provided us with some awesome fireworks this ... Read More »

Caring Enough To Take Care

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer  As the Summer Olympic Games in Rio get closer, there is increasing media attention to the American athletes who will be participating. I recently saw Kerri Walsh Jennings interviewed and I was truly impressed. Ms. Jennings is an American professional beach volleyball player, a three time Olympic gold medal winner, a wife, and mother ... Read More »

Let’s Grow Disco Night

By Samantha Husted On July 1st the Marco Island Center for the Arts and ConnectivityME presented, “Let’s Grow Disco Night.” Participants for the event were encouraged to whip out their old bell-bottom jeans, sequenced tops and chunky heels for a night of dancing and fun. Entertainment for the disco party was provided by Ken Hodsdon and Rex De Jaager of ... Read More »

Stay in May Festival

The StayInMay Festival, a celebrated annual cultural arts festival formerly known as the ArtsNaples World Festival scheduled through May 8 in and around Naples, Florida – is thrilled to announce that festival favorite, the Nachito Herrera Latin Jazz Trio, will perform on Monday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church, located at 6000 Goodlette Frank Road in Naples during ... Read More »

MIHS Musical March Entertainment

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) brings world-class entertainment to Rose History Auditorium that will delight island music lovers. Oldies but goodies take the stage in two unique, one night only performances. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss this special opportunity to walk down memory lane. March 23 –  Liza and Judy, Together Again  Judy Garland and ... Read More »

George’s Web

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com   “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde Kevin Bacon is a well-known Hollywood actor. His career began in the early 80s and he’s been in scores of films including “Footloose,” “Apollo 13,” “Mystic River” and “A Few Good Men.” He once commented that he ... Read More »

MIFA Scholarships Help Young Artists

Submitted Encouraging the next generation of artists, the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) awards student scholarships each spring. MIFA scholarships up to $1,000 are available to local students who major in an area of the arts. Both graduating high school seniors and college students living on Marco Island, Goodland or the Isles of Capri, are eligible to apply. ... Read More »

Local Spotlight Cars, Celtic Spirit and Canvases

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com The Spirited Painter is Marco Island’s one and only guided paint studio that allows guests to bring their own wine, beer, soda, water and munchies. The studio follows the philosophy that painting is just a little more fun, and definitely less stressful, when it’s accompanied by a glass of wine. Each night a local artist leads ... Read More »

Musical Spoof Saga of Roaring Gulch Returns

Submitted The box office is open and tickets are currently on sale for the Island Theater Company’s upcoming production of “Saga of Roaring Gulch,” written by Jack L. Canon and sponsored by Clausen Properties. The Island Theater Company (ITC) is delighted to bring back this musical spoof of the old Wild West, originally performed to sold-out Marco audiences twenty years ... Read More »

Goodland Celebrates 32nd Mullet Fest

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com Another year and another Buzzard Lope Queen (and princess) has been crowned. That’s right, Mullet Fest was back at Stan’s Idle Hour in Goodland for the 32nd year in a row. The three-day long event was comprised of live music, dancing, drinking—lots of drinking, fried mullet, Stan’s famous Buzzard Punch cocktail, and of course, the crowning ... Read More »

Marco’s First Firefighters Ball

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com On November 15, the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation held it’s first ever Firefighters Ball in honor of the island’s 50th anniversary. Firefighters, first responders, EMTs, retirees and their families were invited to an evening of dancing and fun at the Island Country Club. Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation (MIFRF) president Dianna Dohm commenced the evening ... Read More »