Tag Archives: Everglades City

Everglades Activities

By Marya Repko The month of January brings a slew of family-friendly activities in the Everglades. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the River of Grass as you head to these exciting events that give a glimpse of life in the glades. Historical Movie Night Relive your childhood memories! The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation is hosting an “Old-Fashioned Movie Night” ... Read More »

Wheeling into 2013

PEDAL IN PARADISE By Matt Walthour If you are reading this, either the world didn’t end, or you snuck out of your bunker and hopefully pedaled your bike to the closest newsstand and grabbed this issue of Coastal Breeze. Whatever the reason, I am happy we are all still alive and you have found the time in your renewed life ... Read More »

Fishing the cooling trends

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Pete@CaptainRapps.com Our typical weather patterns are here as December rolls into January, and we are seeing some of our first 40 degree mornings here in the 10,000 Islands. It is certainly our coolest period of the year, however the days when the fronts are absent, the sun is shining, and the thermometer gets up into ... Read More »

‘Family Medicine’ Puts Emphasis on ‘Family’

TO YOUR HEALTH Dr. Michelle Becker The American Academy of Family Physicians defines Family Medicine as “the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.” ... Read More »

The Devil in the Details

from The Enthusiast Newsletter by local John Scott There is no question that one of the cardinal points of successful living is paying attention to the details of any undertaking; and no better lesson can be offered in the art and science of paying attention to those pesky little details than the story of our perfect evening on Keewaydin Island ... Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions and Survivors

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi & Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear fellow felines: It is imperative that I caution you about an upcoming human tradition that spells bad news for those of us who share “their” world: the dreaded New Year’s resolution. The number one resolution going into 2012 was to lose weight, or so states the website Statistic Brain. Adding ... Read More »

Finding Creative Freedom Where You’d Least Expect It

Artful Life Tara O’Neill taraogallery@marcocable.com Well, here we are at the end of an old [read: worn-out, done-in, used-up] year and ready to take on a shiny new one. (Mmmm, don’t you just love that new calendar smell?) I’m not one to make resolutions, but I do try to set new goals each New Year, and assess my previous ones. Oh, ... Read More »

Blues, Music and Food!

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com A “Blues Joint” in the south is a place where people go to enjoy food, drink, and music. The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans are coming to Marco Island. Live Blues and Jazz Bands are being introduced New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. A much needed venue of entertainment for the island… ... Read More »

The Dog Star

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net Stargazers can look at this section of the sky for hours. Monoceros, the unicorn in the center, is not much to look at of course, but the Milky Way does run through it and there are some fine clusters awaiting inspection by binocular users. In particular, try to find M47 near the border ... Read More »

Holiday Concert Tribute to Veterans

A lovely evening was had by all in attendance at the Christmas Island Style Holiday Concert for veterans held at the Marco Island History Museum’s Rose Auditorium. Steve Stefanides, chair of Christmas Island Style welcomed veterans and guests. He thanked Coastal Breeze News for sponsoring the event and Classic Transportation for providing transportation to those unable to drive themselves. Keith ... Read More »

Langlas shares with MIW

By Elinor Stanton The Marco Island Writers (MIW) convened for their final meeting of 2012 on December 12, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The air was alive with enthusiastic conversation and sharing. After a brief update of business issues the speaker was introduced. This month’s speaker was Jim Langlas, a recently published author dedicated to the craft ... Read More »

Teachers of Distinction Announced with Surprise Classroom Presentations

The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program’s 2012-13 Teachers of Distinction were announced today in surprise classroom visits to their schools. These teachers will continue in the Golden Apple Selection process and from this group, six (6) teachers will be selected to receive a Golden Apple. The Golden Apple teachers along with the Teachers of Distinction will be honored at the ... Read More »

A.J. DeHanas Joins the Sandlin Team at RE/MAX Affinity Plus

April (A.J.) DeHanas, ABR, GRI, Realtor Partner; comes from a top producing family team of Realtors in Southern Maryland. Licensed in 1999, she was successful with RE/MAX and DeHanas Real Estate Services. The DeHanas Team was ranked among the Top 100 Realtors in the U.S. by Realtor Magazine and RE/MAX. She has attained designations as an Accredited Buyers Representative and ... Read More »

16TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST RESULTS

“AND THE WINNERS ARE” Home Decorating Winner – the Giannone family, 151 Channel Court Business Property Decorating Winner – Nacho Mama’s (Mission Plaza) The Decorating Contest Final judging took place on December 14 by the entire committee aboard a trolley supplied by the Naples Transportation and Tours Company. Plaques were presented to the 10 Home Contest Finalists before returning to the winning ... Read More »

“Florida’s Got the Blues”

The Marco Island Historical Museum will open “Florida’s Got the Blues”, a traveling exhibition from the Museum of Florida History on January 2, 2013 with a wine and cheese reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Come celebrate “Florida’s Got the Blues” with live blues music from “Little Eddie” of “Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers”. Event is free and ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Big Flag Fly’s Again

  At the City Council meeting today, following Councils approval of Phase II construction plans to enhance Veteran’s Park, Big Flag Committee Chairman, Dave Rice announced to the audience that in honor of the veteran’s at today’s meeting that the Big Flag at the Jolley Bridge is again flying. A vehicle severely damaged the pole, requiring the purchase of a new ... Read More »

Give an Orchid Calendar for 2013

Looking for a unique gift for someone who has everything? There were only 300 copies printed of the new Fakahatchee Orchid Calendar and they are are going fast! This artistic work includes beautiful photographs of rare orchids only found in the pristine state park at our doorstep, such as the famous Ghost Orchid and the endangered Cigar Orchid which is ... Read More »

TREAT YOUR FRIENDS TO A NEW VIEW OF FLORIDA

Don’t know what to do with your energetic visitors? Send them on a Swamp Walk in the Fakahatchee. If they are relatively fit and don’t mind getting wet to the waist while wondering at the marvels of this primeval environment, they’ll have memories and photos to take home of a Florida far from concrete condos and shopping malls. The walk ... Read More »

COLLIER COUNTY LODGING & TOURISM ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS FOR 2013

The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance (CCLTA), an organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the local community, announced its 2013 Board of Directors. Darren Robertshaw, Vice President of Hospitality for the Trianon Hotel Company, has been elected as President. Robertshaw has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience. He has ... Read More »

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF THE GULF COAST NAMES ALIETTE PETTAY AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF RETAIL BANKING ADMINISTRATION

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, an independent community bank serving the needs of businesses and individuals in Collier County, is pleased to announce the promotion of Aliette Pettay to the position of Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Administration. Ms. Pettay is based out of the bank’s headquarters in Naples, FL. Ms. Pettay stated, “I’m grateful to work ... Read More »