Tag Archives: Everglades City

CCSO Names October “Do The Right Thing” Winners

Heroism and positive decision-making were recognized during the first “Do The Right Thing” awards ceremony of the 2012-13 school Monday at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office adopted the “Do the Right Thing” program in January of 1988, and has honored hundreds of children for acts that reinforce good behavior, positive acts, and outstanding accomplishments ... Read More »

Tarpon Club at Fiddler’s Creek Prepares for Busy Season

Beach and boating enthusiasts in The Tarpon Club at Fiddler’s Creek can anticipate an exciting schedule of special themed events and activities in which to participate this upcoming season. The Tarpon Club is a members-only organization featuring a full-service marina, beach pavilion with complimentary lounge chair and umbrella service, luxurious resort and spa privileges, and wine and dine rewards. There ... Read More »

Next Calusa Garden Club Meeting and Program Set for November 12

The first Calusa Garden Club meeting of the year was held on October 8. Dale DeFeo, president of the club, also presented a program entitled “The Secrets of Sansavarias.” Sansavarias are plants seen all-over Southwest Florida and are commonly called Snake Plant or Mother-in-law’s Tongue. Those in attendance left with new-found knowledge and respect for the plant seen daily in ... Read More »


JCMI Bingo Joe Varano was the big winner at Monday night’s BINGO game at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Vivian Mesner of Marco Island was the HOT BALL winner at Monday night’s BINGO at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island while Sharon Daley, a visitior from Illinois, was the BIG winner. Bingo is being played every Monday night at ... Read More »

Vocational and career exploration

Vocational and career exploration can take many forms, and students that pass the advanced swim test and that score out in the top ranked students at AMIkids Big Cypress can take scuba lessons at the residential boys program located deep in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The program has boys ages 14-18 that are completing their court ordered sanctions at the ... Read More »

SCORE of Naples and IBERIABANK Continue Small Business Seminar Series: You Built It, You Grew It, Now Is the Time to Pass the Torch or Sell It; What Is Your Business Succession Plan?

IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, and SCORE of Naples continue their Small Business Seminar Series with a session titled “You Built It, You Grew It, Now Is the Time to Pass the Torch or Sell It; What Is Your Business Succession Plan?” This seminar, scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at IBERIABANK’s headquarters located at 2150 Goodlette Road in Naples will ... Read More »

Make a Lasting, Positive Impact This Holiday Season: Give Family and Friends Gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. Returning for the fifth season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation offer a unique holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits that will endure for generations. For the first time this year, Give-A-Tree ... Read More »


This report is prepared by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects. Motorists are urged to drive with courtesy, caution, common sense, and patience as they travel through construction areas. Speeding fines are doubled in work zones. COLLIER COUNTY I-75: Recreational access ... Read More »

Emergency Beach Renourishment to Begin Early November

The Board of County Commissioners (Board) approved at its Tuesday, Oct. 23 meeting an emergency beach renourishment project for Vanderbilt and Naples beaches. The renourishment project is needed due to severe erosion in these areas. The Vanderbilt Beach renourishment project is expected to start in early November and take approximately one month to complete, weather permitting. Equipment will then move ... Read More »


Collier County Public Library received a $27,000 grant to teach computer skills to job-seeking individuals who have little or no experience with electronic resources. The grant was awarded under the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. Collier County Library is ... Read More »

Board Vacancies

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has four vacancies representing the following: Employers in Local Jurisdiction (Term expires on October 1, 2014); Resident within Local Governing Body (Term expires November 18, 2015); Labor Actively Engaged in Home Building (Term expires October 1, 2015); and Alternate Member. One ... Read More »

‘Amazing Adventures’ lecture on Nov. 9 at Rookery Bay Reserve

Randy McCormick, Rookery Bay Reserve Assistant Manager, will discuss how he explored several unique eco-regions in Ecuador this past summer during the reserve’s Amazing Adventures evening lecture series from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This presentation takes guests from the tropical rainforests of the Amazon Basin ... Read More »

Shipping Gets Easier for Postal Customers

Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Packaging Holiday shipping is now easier than ever with Prepaid Forever Priority Mail boxes or envelopes. Priority Mail packaging sold with pre-paid postage is available for purchase by credit card from usps.com or by calling 800-782-6724. The purchase made with a credit card enables you to take advantage of FREE carrier pickup at your home as ... Read More »


Arleen Harris announces the formation of a Pet Loss Support Group to be held every other Monday beginning November 5th. “For pet owners their pets are members of the family and their deaths create a huge void. When they pass away, our routines as well as our hearts are broken. I am pleased to sponsor this new group for people ... Read More »

Red Tide Present in Collier County

On the southwest coast of Florida, a bloom of the Florida Red Tide organism, Karenia brevis, continues alongshore in medium to low concentration levels. The bloom originated early last week off Tampa Bay. Now, the Red Tide organism has been found to be present in various concentrations along the Collier County beaches. Recent satellite imagery was partially obscured by cloud cover ... Read More »


By Danielle Dodder The Marco Island Police Department recently completed a study of accident trends from 2008 to 2011 and found incidents involving cars and bicycles, or pedestrians, has increased 50%. “We need to share the limited amount of space we have and do it properly so we don’t injure each other…when we see this increasing trend [of accidents] we ... Read More »

Fire Rescue Boat passes council

By Danielle Dodder Since 2006, Fire Captain Tom Bogan has been steadily pursuing the acquisition of a fire-rescue boat for the Marco department. With a price tag just under 400 thousand dollars, it’s been a long, slow asking process, but 2012 has arguably been the year to sadly justify his persistence. “We used to commandeer regular boats [to respond to ... Read More »

2012 General Election BALLOT GUIDE

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Within the 2012 General Election Ballot which is six pages, you’ll see the races most individuals are interested in casting their vote for: President, Vice-President, Senate, Congress, and County Commissioner. In addition to those races, numerous judges are included, as is the office of Sheriff. The nine candidates vying for four Marco Island City Council ... Read More »


Donna Fiala  donnafiala@colliergov.net   Not many of you know that I conduct tours every year of county facilities. We’ve seen places like the landfill, a waste water treatment plant, a water treatment plant, the Jail, Museums, Botanical Garden, the Emergency Operations Center, etc. Well, I’m beginning to plan for this year’s tours and wondered if anyone on Marco would be ... Read More »

Introducing Dr. Rashmi Sharma

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Forging a new path in the Naples/Marco Island, Everglades City area is Rashmi Sharma, M.D. She is an Endovascular/ Vascular Surgeon, the only female vascular surgeon in the area. Dr. Sharma joined Physicians Regional Medical Group and moved to this area in April. “I am a beach lover, and had vacationed here. I fell in ... Read More »