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Snook sends to troops

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Sending packages overseas for the holidays is a great way to help someone in need this season. For Brenda Truitt, it is especially meaningful as her son was an active Marine until December of 2011, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan. During his time overseas, Brenda would send him boxes once or twice a month to provide him with every day items he couldn’t get there. “He told me that there were many men and women in the armed forces who don’t receive any mail or boxes. He also told of how the mail was ... Read More »

TREES FOR CHARITY

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For the second year in a row, Heavenly Evergreens has set up its Christmas tree lot in Goodland. With trees ranging in size from table top to 12-feet tall, and a variety of wreaths and garland, there is something for everyone. Rich and Kathy Rasimowicz, owners of Heavenly Evergreens bring their trees down every year from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Trees will be for sale until they are gone. Located in the empty lot across from Stan’s, Heavenly Evergreens is hard to miss as one makes their way into Goodland. As you buy your ... Read More »

Glenn Miller at Lely High

Submitted Enjoy a night of big band music listening to the Glenn Miller Band live at Lely High School on January 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Moonlight Serenade, String of Pearls, In the Mood; all the Miller classics and more. This is memory lane at its best. But, the concert it is all about the students as they work on ticket sales, usher, direct parking and sell refreshments at intermission. And they alone benefit, as the performance is a fund-raiser for the Lely High School Band. Golf carts driven by band boosters will be available to shuttle from car to ... Read More »

MIFRD responds to garage fire

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Marco Island Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene of a garage fire at 32 Gulfport Court on Tuesday, December 4, at 10:45 PM. Reports upon arrival cited a well-involved fire in the garage that extended into the attic and a victim with severe burns. Immediately, rescue crews were alerted to the burn victim. Medic Rescue 50 initiated medical treatment. The victim was transported to Physicians Regional Hospital on Collier Boulevard by Collier County EMS. He was later transferred to the Miami Burn Unit. His condition at this time is unknown. In the meantime, ... Read More »

Wine tasting and food pairing soiree

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Submitted Wine lovers were treated to a fabulous evening last week at a Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Soiree. Doug and Angelica Andrews, members of a Wine Tasting group hosted and coordinated the magnificent event which took place at CJ’s on the Bay and showcased Award Winning Chef Laura Owens. The first event of this nature for the restaurant, gathered around 60 guests who enjoyed a nice selection of wines from California, Chile, Argentina, Australia and Italy. White wines were paired with Baby Scallops in Grapefruit Butter, Mini Baked Brie with Spiced Apple and Yukon Gold Potato Puffs. Red Wines ... Read More »

Milk and Cookies with Santa

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By Julia Barnett  Nothing says Christmas to a child more than iconic Santa Claus. And every child knows that Santa loves milk, cookies, and cocoa. So when Mackle Park puts on their annual “Milk and Cookies with Santa” party, it isn’t very surprising the amount of kids smiling and excited to be there. Mackle Park has been hosting its Santa party for eight years, and always for free. This year, the party was on Saturday, December 8, and from the moment the doors opened at ten, families and children swarmed in to celebrate the season with Santa Claus. Some were ... Read More »

Christmas in the Glades

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BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP  Patricia Huff  mulletrapper@gmail.com In the Everglades our annual Christmas Light Parade, sponsored by the School Booster Club, is a great way for the whole community to get together. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. Activities begin with food, fun and fellowship at 5:00 PM at McLeod Park on the Circle. Decorated floats with children singing Christmas carols tour the neighborhoods spreading good will to all. The boat parade was held last weekend On Tuesday, December 18, the Everglades City students will celebrate the holidays with a very special concert at 6:00 PM in ... Read More »

The Bethlehem Project

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By Julia Barnett The story behind the Christmas Holiday is well-known and often acted out. God chose the Virgin Mary to carry his child, she and her husband Joseph traveled to Bethlehem for the census, and the Messiah was born in the stables. That is, of course, the short version. And every reproduction of this story is the same—until C. Barny and Carter Robinson changed it. A Christmas Musical entitled “The Bethlehem Project” was presented from December 6 to December 9, at the Rose History Auditorium, and this version of that beloved tale was something altogether fun, entertaining, and a ... Read More »

Naomi’s debut

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FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi & Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear fellow felines. Welcome back to kitty paradise! Not much has changed since you left last spring. But be advised, there are still too many predators for us to be outdoor kitties. We have bobcats, coyotes, hawks, eagles, panthers, black bears, the occasional python, and at least one lynx. But who can complain? We get the run of the lanai where we can chase geckos, nap in the sun, shed all over our human’s nice, rattan furniture, and drink out of the pool. But too many geckos makes for an upset ... Read More »

GETTING STARTED: Expert tips on where and how to

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LADY ANGLER’S CORNER Capt. Mary Fink  islandgirls123@yahoo.com  In the mangrove maze of South Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, fish are plentiful. The key to productive fishing, however, often depends upon your ability to find the fish and to use the existing environmental conditions to your advantage. Among these conditions are factors like water temperature, depth, wind direction and strength, tidal exchange, moon phase and structure. This author believes that, of these factors, tidal exchange and the presence of structure are most important, as structure provides habitat and tidal movement provides forage or food for fish, especially during an incoming tide. Structure ... Read More »

Homemade Key West pink shrimp and Tripletail soup

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FOLLOW THE FISH  Capt. Pete Rapps  Pete@CaptainRapps.com What’s better than a warm fresh homemade pot of locally caught seafood soup on a cool winter’s day? Head on down to the local grocer or farmer’s market and pick up just about everything you need for this quick and easy recipe. You can substitute the Tripletail fish with and firm locally caught fish fillet like Redfish, Grouper, Cobia, Snapper, etc. It will take you just 30 minutes from start to finish. Serve with some warm fresh bread or biscuits and butter. INGREDIENTS:  • 1/2 lb Ditalini or any small pasta • 3 Cloves ... Read More »

Indians beat up on the Pilgrims

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By YMCA Staff History tells us that the Indians and the Pilgrims sat down peaceably to share their first thanksgiving. Not so at the Marco Y where the Indians beat up on the Pilgrims and the only Turkey around was the Pilgrim team of tennis players. Saturday November 24 was the day, 8:30 AM was the time and the Marco Y was the battleground. Thirty-two players signed up (this was a sellout) for this innovative contest invented by Raul Saad, the Y’s Tennis Director. The tourney was held only two days after Thanksgiving, hence the clever matchup of teams called ... Read More »

Who wants to be displaced? I have a solution!

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READ MY TIPS  Doug Browne  dbrowne912@aol.com  Do you remember when December used to be a great month as we were so excited for the holiday season? Now, December has a whole new meaning for thousands of USTA tennis players – – Did my rating change? To a certain degree, improving tennis players are excited to see their ranking or ratings improve; it’s exciting to move from 2.5 to 3.0 or 3.0 up to 3.5. However, if one moves up from 3.5 to 4.0 it can be a lonely place. Most of the tennis population plays at the 2.5 – 3.5 levels ... Read More »

THE PINES OF MARCO ISLAND, Not traditional christmas trees

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PROTECTING & PRESERVING  Nancy Richie  NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com  Did you attend the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting last weekend? Have you gone by Veterans’ Park to see this beautifully trimmed tree? If not yet, take a look and Merry Christmas! On our semi-tropical barrier island, there are predominantly three species of pine-like trees. None would make for a hearty Christmas tree, but all have a value in our community. So, put up your artificial tree or get one from a big tent; the pines on Marco Island are not your traditional Christmas trees. Southern Slash Pine  The Southern Slash Pine is a native tree ... Read More »

Where’s the love?

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I had an eye opening experience the other day, while serving a friend in my shop who was picking out a “no apparent reason gift” for the lady he was head over heels in love with. This was one of many baubles he had presented her in the past couple of months. While my Mom was gift wrapping the piece of jewelry he told me how much joy he experienced just seeing the look on her face when she opened the box and put the new piece of jewelry on. There was a mention of ... Read More »

It’s the Carol that you sing

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MUSIC NOTES BY GATOR NATE Nate Augustus rubeejaw@aol.com “ A pair of Hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots, is the wish of Barney & Ben, Dolls that will talk, and go for a walk, is the hope, of Janice and Jen. Mom and Dad, can hardly wait for school to start again… It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, soon the bells will start, and the thing that will make them ring, is the carol that you sing, right within your heart”… …or maybe a lil’ bit of “fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-laaa”. …or some, “Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell ... Read More »

Winter’s yellow gold

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PLANT TALK Mike Malloy mikemalloy@naplesbutterfly.com Summer heat is beginning to subside and we actually have temperatures in the mornings in the 50’s and 60’s. The first thing to do is open all the windows and doors. The next step is to start enjoying all the cassias, or sennas, that begin to bloom this time of the year. Cassias are generally known for their fast growth. Let me get this over with now before we all get confused: Cassias and sennas are the same group of plants, but some people with too much time on their hands decided to change the name ... Read More »

What’s in a Name?

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SOUTHERN SKIES  By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net  It’s been a couple of years since we have discussed star names. There are only about a couple of hundred stars that have actual proper names; the vast majority are only known by catalog numbers. Of the two hundred stars that do have names only about two dozen are in common use by astronomers. The charts attached to this article have a lot more names displayed than are in actual daily use; these names are only of historical interest and are useful mainly for amazing your friends with your intimate knowledge of the ... Read More »

Living locally does not mean local artist

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ARTFUL LIFE Tara O’Neill Although much of his work reflects the beauty of a rather small geographical area, I doubt if folks around Giverney ever labeled Claude Monet as a local artist. For that matter, do you think New Yorkers ever referred to local artist Jackson Pollack? Of course not. While the term is often used by well-meaning journalists, most would be surprised to find that professional artists consider it a derogative. It implies a degree of smallness, in scope and in audience, and it reveals nothing of the art created – except perhaps to tell a serious collector that it ... Read More »

Oh, how I LOVE Christmas… An abundance of deliciousness!

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CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com Christmas is the perfect time to show off your cooking skills to your family. Even novices can pull off an extraordinary masterpiece…just add LOVE! Love what you are preparing, love preparing it, love the presentation you place on your table, and then add your loved ones, for a family style Christmas dinner. Create your menu of favorites, or go traditional with foods steeped in tradition that have graced many holiday tables in seasons past. Our family menu always included the classic dishes of Roast Turkey – the centerpiece for the feast, with accompaniments of Honey ... Read More »