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Austin Bell Named 2017 Artist of the Year

Submitted Since the spring of 2014, the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, has been naming an Artist of the Year. This special honor recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of our community. Ten nominations were received by the deadline, March ... Read More »

Pickleball and More!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Have you heard that work is just about completed on the building of an ark like the one we read about in the Bible? It has been constructed in Kentucky, and is ready for a grand opening. The reason I know a little about this is because some of my Amish family have taken busses down ... Read More »

A Father-Son Bromance Nets Big Fish

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  “I’ve got a big one! ANOTHER ... Read More »

Saving One Brown Pelican at a Time

By Maria Lamb Brown Pelicans are always looking for an easy meal and often times they’ll swoop in on a catch just as an angler is reeling it in. According to Jonee Miller, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, “Pelicans are very adaptable birds and for this reason, they get themselves into big trouble as they ... Read More »

WHAT A CROC! Crocodile, That Is

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Ah, spring! Love is in the ... Read More »

Beach Yoga Gives Back

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Experienced yogis, novices and curious first-timers are all welcome to experience the many benefits of yoga at a community beach class. On Saturday, April 15, come to beautiful South Beach on Marco Island at 8:30 AM and enjoy an hour of community yoga on the beach. Yoga practice takes on new dimensions on the soft ... Read More »

United Church of Marco Raises $200,000 for Habitat Collier

Submitted Each year, the United Church of Marco Island celebrates Habitat month in February. Throughout the month, they ask members of their congregation to come together and donate in an effort to help Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. This year, their goal was to raise $100,000. By timing the donations to Habitat just right, the church not only met ... Read More »

Oil & Gas Exploration to Begin in Big Cypress

Submitted March 27 was the date set for the Burnett Oil Company to begin the process of surveying for oil and gas resources beneath Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, even as a federal judge had yet to rule whether the work could proceed. The National Park Service approved seismic surveys on 110 square miles of sensitive wetlands in Big ... Read More »

The Gift of Hearing

By Jesus Calo There are currently 48 million Americans that have a significant hearing loss. From that statistic, every two out of three people over the age of 75 suffer some form of hearing impairment. Luckily hearing aids can offer dramatic improvements in the quality of life for most people with hearing loss. Ninety-nine-year-old Marco Island resident, Harry Friedman, received ... Read More »

If I Had the Tools…

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Ah yes, the month of March in Southwest Florida… In like a lion, out like a lamb? I’d say it’s more in as a tyrannasaus rex and out like a rabid bull alligator. This March has been like no other I can remember in decades. The island is packed, and many folks have pushed impatience ... 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 »

Cuba Opens Its Door to Americans

GLOBAL TRAVELER Dave Pattison The mysteries of Cuba, its isolation and its oppressive heritage has long fascinated and intrigued Americans. Now that Cuba has left its doors slightly open I took the opportunity to see for myself what is happening there. I booked a people-to-people cruise on Fathom’s Adonia, a 904 passenger ship sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines, to gain ... Read More »

Help Nesting Sea Turtles

Submitted March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches at night by leaving the beach as natural as possible. To do this, beachgoers should remove beach furniture and other obstacles ... Read More »

Advanced Technology

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Before moving to Marco, I grew up and lived in Houston, where I had the privilege, of witnessing many spectacular events held at the Astrodome, which back then was called, “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” I attended more Houston Astros and Oilers games than I can remember. I saw Billy Jean King defeat ... Read More »

Fun Competition at Shuffleboard Tournament

Submitted On March 22, a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the residents of Seabreeze South sat mesmerized as the two finalist teams duked it out for the championship in the Annual Shuffleboard Tournament. It all started at 9:30 AM, when 20 women and 20 men making up ten games began the competition. As teams were eliminated and other teams made it into ... Read More »

The Wonderful World of Snyder

Submitted The latest exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) features several three-dimensional sculptures and canvases by the internationally acclaimed artist George Snyder. A visit to Snyder’s world is like a visit to a land of imagination, full of bold colors, oversized shapes and designs and the wild and wacky. Jennifer Perry, the Museum’s manager, describes Snyder’s work as ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement Collier County

Investigator White and Lieutenant Mahoney conducted plain-clothes foot patrol within the Big Cypress WMA with a primary focus on the feeding of alligators. Upon arrival, three subjects were fishing from a bridge which is posted as “No Fishing from Bridge.” They saw a juvenile catch a fish and dangle it over the water to entice the alligators located near the ... Read More »

Florida Fiddler Show Wows Marco Players’ Crowd

By Scott Shook It’s hard to say whether JRobert Houghtaling’s Florida Fiddler Show is storytelling interspersed with music or music interspersed with storytelling. But one thing is certain—JRobert totally entertained the sold-out crowd at the Marco Players’ theatre on Saturday, March 11. The show is part of the Marco Players’ Lunchbox Series that includes a box lunch and question and ... Read More »