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Planning Board Update

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides After a protracted discussion on a conditional use permit to allow a nautical boat garage, and the subsequent discussion for the provision for a passive dock along the seawall on that property, the Planning Board finally approved the petitioner’s request. This was the second such request in the last two years for a similar layout for ... Read More »

Keeping You Safe: Is Your Home Poison Proof?

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Chris Bowden Firefighter/Paramedic cbowden@cityofmarcoisland.com With poisoning now being listed as one of the leading causes of death in the State of Florida, the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department strongly encourages you to poison proof your home. Preventing these tragic incidents before they occur should be everyone’s top priority. As many of us know, children are very curious and will get ... Read More »

MIA Girls Soccer – Mid-Season Team at 5 & 3 after strong first half

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Above: Olivia Watt gets set to launch one of the four goals she scored during the Seacrest game.

By Barry Gwinn After winning three of the five straight road games to begin the season, the Lady Rays finally got to play in front of the home crowd at Winterberry Park, where they won two out of three. On November 28, the Rays overpowered a talented St. John Neumann team, 4-1. The Rays defense was all but impenetrable, with ... Read More »

The Sand Comes Trucking In

Trucks staging on South Collier Boulevard.

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides   Earth Tech Enterprises of Naples took to the South Beach area of Marco Island like a small, but finely tuned platoon of “combat engineers” as they prepared the way for the delivery of over 900 truckloads of newly mined high quality beach sand from the quarries owned by Stewart Mines in Immokalee last week. The ... Read More »

Free Dental Screenings For Local Children

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The traveling team that services schools and daycare centers throughout Collier County is (from left) Angelica Galindo, Yuni Diaz-Pratz, Yohana Hernandez and Susan Gorman.

Submitted Some were a little nervous about having their mouths checked, but in the end, a group of Y Early Learning Program children all benefited from dental screenings. The youngsters received a dental screening, and in some cases fluoride varnish on their teeth during a recent session conducted by hygienist Susan Gorman, fellow hygienist Angelica Galindo and dental assistants Yuni ... Read More »

New Camera for Marco CAP

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Submitted Taking advantage of the newest camera technology popularized by brands like GoPro and Garmin for sports and extreme action videos, as well as the experience gained by California and Colorado Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Wings in using the Garmin cameras in real-life disaster situations, over their summer fires, the Florida CAP Wing launched a program to test a few ... Read More »

Public Comment Period Announced

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The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is announcing a public comment 45-Day Public Comment Period for revisions to the Public Involvement Plan (PIP).  The PIP identifies the process by which the public will have full access and participation in the MPO’s planning activities. The public comment period will end on December 8, 2016.  The MPO Board will consider adoption of the ... Read More »

Trojans Raise Money with Think Pink Event

Lely seniors (from left) Irmice Charelus, McKenna Lampos, Kira Chiaradonna, Katie Moss,
Kayla Pieri and Kalani Siler after their final home volleyball game.

By Scott Shook It’s true that the Lely volleyball team lost in three games to Community School of Naples on October 13 at the Trojans’ gym. But the ladies of Lely High still came away winners as they raised money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign in their annual Think Pink event. This year’s Think ... Read More »

Business Networking With ENMA

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Submitted The October East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) business networking meeting was hosted by the Lely High School business INCubator class, in their state-of-the-art lab classroom. Class instructor Adam Peterson briefed the ENMA business owner members on the business INCubator program, and thanked them for their support of the program. Business owners were given a short introduction to each of ... Read More »

Exercise to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

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DIMENSIONS OF DEMENTIA Shirley Woolaway My 17-year-old granddaughter ran two half-marathons this summer, each 13.6 miles. Back in school she’s running three to five miles daily with her cross country team. She’s getting plenty of exercise. By contrast, this summer I walked up to two miles four or five times weekly and also swam occasionally. Because of traveling I seldom found ... Read More »

The Contradiction in My Yard

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MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com I’m not sure when I heard a quote from Buddha for the first time, but for as long as I can remember, the image of Buddha has been associated with peace in my mind. This association gained solidity when I did my 200-hour yoga teacher training. Of course, the ancient sage, Gautama Buddha was ... Read More »

A Goldsmith Shop vs A Jewelry Store

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan Often times I am asked to do services that relate to the jewelry business that I am unable to perform or I simply refuse to do. I know you are saying, that’s the wrong attitude, service and pleasing the customer is top priority when running a “service” business…horse hockey! As many of you baby boomers know ... Read More »

Local “Lost And Found” Author Heads to TV

From left: Philippe Cousteau, Capt. Tom Williams, Les Bowen (owner of the two cannons), and Ashlan Cousteau.

Stepping Stones Bob McConville What do you get when you combine high-tech satellite positioning with a search for pirate treasure off the coast of Marco Island? How about a great book with heroes and villains and more twists than a winding staircase. “Lost And Found” is a fictional story by local author and captain, Tom Williams, that was published in ... Read More »

Marco Voters Are Smarter

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More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com This is an interesting year for elections in every segment of the political scene around the country. Voters can’t help but shake their heads at the negative nature of the campaigns and some of the outrageous claims and comments being made. Here on the island we are about to elect four individuals to ... Read More »

Thanking Soldiers With a Day of Fishing

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For its sixth year, the annual Naples Take a Soldier Fishing event took place at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. This year 62 boat owners donated the use of their boats and their time captaining to bring soldiers and their families on a memorable fishing trip. The soldiers, mostly Air Force and some Marines, were all ... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: REPUTATION IS STRONGER THAN SPIN

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Councilor Larry Sacher refers to many accomplishments of the current city council, and said that I am “typically on the losing end of 5-2 votes that helped to accomplish all of these positives.” The voting records can easily be checked on the city’s website. I am proud to have been on the “winning end” of votes establishing the bucket plan ... Read More »

Collier’s Artificial Reefs: The End of the Beginning

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From left: Katie Laakkonen, Kathleen Rooney and Bob McConville.

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Over the past few months I’ve addressed issues regarding the reef structures here in South Florida on several occasions. Recent visits by my wife, Cathy, and me have resulted in viewing the natural reef formations in the Florida Keys. The unfortunate “bleaching” of these once beautiful structures is caused by numerous factors, and has increased worldwide ... Read More »

One Bedroom Beachfront Condos

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CONDO REPORT Gary Elliott & Sandy Elliott Recently 13 one-bedroom beachfront condos were for sale, ranging in price from $289,000 to $489,900, at five condo buildings. These condos are located at the north and south ends of the beach in Sunset House North, Emerald Beach, Tradewinds, Admiralty House and Apollo. They range in size from 504 to 750 square feet. ... Read More »