Tag Archives: Everglades City

Meet the Marco Riders

The Marco Riders have been religiously meeting on Sunday mornings for over 20 years.  Age, style, color or size, every bike and everyone is accepted. The Marco Riders isn’t so much of a club, but a loosely organized group of motorcycle enthusiasts, explains Carmen Dasti. “We meet at CVS on Sundays at around 8:45 AM and we decide where we ... Read More »

Celebration, Cele-bra-tion, C’mon

Approximately 100 attendees were present as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar cut the ribbon during the formal dedication to open the new Tamiami Trail Bridge located in Miami-Dade County on March 19th. Eighty-five years ago, in April of 1928, the Tamiami Trail was completed, allowing motorists to travel by automobile from Tampa to Miami. At the time, it ... Read More »

Learn about Sanibel History!

Author Marya Repko will give an illustrated presentation at the 100th Birthday Celebration of Rutland House at the Sanibel Historical Village on Friday, March 22nd, at 10:30 AM. Repko has encapsulated Sanibel’s history in two books, “A Brief History of Sanibel Island” for adults and “The Story of Sanibel Island” for younger readers. Her lecture will give a brief overview ... Read More »

Everglades Museum shares Stoneman Douglas Legacy

“In the history of the American environmental movement, there have been few more remarkable figures than Marjory Stoneman Douglas.” – The Independent of London From February 19th through the 23rd, Collier County Museums and the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades honored this heroic woman with the annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. Guided swamp, marsh and canoe tours, orchid ... Read More »

AuthorFest: A Book Lover’s Delight

“After some months, Momma’s dream of living happily ever after with ‘Mr. Rodeo’ began to crumble… The dope did her in… Brief periods of calm were now overshadowed by long periods of fighting between Momma and Mr. Rodeo. Violent dramatic battles were followed by tearful reconciliations, and more than once, Momma woke us in the middle of the night and ... Read More »

Season Keeps On Buzzin’

The 9th Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is coming to a close this weekend. On Friday, February 22, there will be canoe trips, guided tours, an orchid presentation by the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, and a photography workshop. On Saturday, February 23, the day will be all about orchids. For more information on these events, call Martha at ... Read More »

Art, Music and Outdoor Events

By Patricia Huff Southwest Florida will be buzzing with lots of music this weekend. The 40th Annual Everglades Seafood Festival will begin with a pancake breakfast at the Everglades Community Church and a full schedule of great musicians, including two Nashville artists Jason Thomas on Saturday and Jerrod Niemann on Sunday. Wonderful seafood, arts & crafts, and children activities are planned ... Read More »

Laugh out Loud with Knights of Columbus

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com On Saturday, February 9, The Knights of Columbus will have you laughing all night long as they host an evening of entertainment featuring comedian Tim Walkoe. Sign up for this one-day event and chuckle in the name of children’s charities supported by The Knights of Columbus. If you haven’t heard of Tim Walkoe, you may as ... Read More »

Power Up Your Boating Skills This Season

By Danielle Dodder As part of the Ten Thousand Islands, the National Park Service aptly refers to this area as “a labyrinth of water and mangroves.” Add approximately 5,000 area boats out at any given time to enjoy this natural beauty, and it’s not a big surprise that Collier is one of the top ten counties in Florida for boating ... Read More »

Re/Max Affinity Plus Franchise Bridges Tradition and Innovation

By Danielle Dodder “Did you know that when you sell a house, you trigger a minimum of 18 other commercial transactions?” Debra Meredith-Peters is passionate about bringing home the point that her profession is a stronger engine for growth than it’s often given credit for in a post-real estate crash world. Peters is the broker/owner, who along with her partner, ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Monday, January 14, the Calusa Garden Club held its monthly meeting at 1:00 PM in Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church. An optional pre-meeting workshop,”All About Vines,” was conducted at 11 AM by Sue Oldershaw and Donna Kay. Donna listed a variety of vines, including pictures, that can be used in Southwest Florida. ... Read More »

Nelson joins Python Challenge

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Saturday, January 12th, marked the start of The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 2013 Python Challenge. The month long hunting competition aims to both educate the public and better understand the invasive Burmese python. Senator Bill Nelson joined the hunt alongside FWCC Commissioner Ron Bergeron on January 17th to bring awareness to the devastation of ... Read More »

Season for Sneezing: Flu Arrives on Marco

By Danielle Dodder The littlest members of the community are lining up for repeated hand washing throughout their school day and local pharmacies are running out of the flu vaccine. As visitors from all over arrive for warm beaches, so does the seasonal germ influx. Wash your hands and cover your nose; flu season is alive and well on Marco. ... Read More »

Voyage of Moonbeam

by Fran Diebler I will be following s/v Moonbeam and her crew as they sail from Marco Island and through the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand completing a Pacific Circuit. Moonbeam is a 52’ Island Packet Cutter. There will be updates from time to time as they push forward to achieve their objective which is from Marco Island to New ... Read More »

Marco Players LIVE!

By Julia Barnett Nestled in Marco Island’s Town Center Plaza, The Marco Players’ theater sits waiting to be filled for its next show; for laughter, for tears, for the next story to come alive inside its walls. Now in its 38th season, the Marco Players is a non-profit theater company that began putting on productions in hotels, churches and other ... Read More »

The Predator of the Sea: Marco’s Commercial Shark Fishing

By Craig Woodward The former Coconut Island was a traditional place to raft up your boat, along with your friends’ boats, on a lazy Sunday afternoon and have a cookout on the beach while everyone swam and simply relaxed. It was a beautiful location – just north of the future Hideaway Beach, due east of Isles of Capri, situated in ... Read More »

AMIKids Big Cypress: Turning Boys into Men

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Everyone deserves a second chance; a fresh start; a clean slate. At AMIKids Big Cypress, at-risk male youths are offered just that. Teens are sent to the program for anywhere from six months to a year depending on their juvenile criminal history. Rather than treating these boys as criminals, they are shown love and compassion and ... Read More »

Farmers Market Focus Arrowhead Beef: Florida raised & grass-fed

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Beef – it’s what’s for dinner. And now you can purchase it at the Marco Island Farmers Market. Newcomer to the Wednesday market at Veterans Park is Arrowhead Beef, offering farm-direct, hormone-free, pesticide-free, antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef from Florida. What a mouthful! And what a concept! Co-founded in 2010 by George Fisher and Tom Pellizzetti, Arrowhead Beef, ... Read More »

Music, Food and Fun

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP Patricia Huff mulletrapper@gmail.com If you’re coming to spend a day in the ‘Glades, start off your morning with a pancake breakfast hosted by Wings 10,000 Islands Tours at the Everglades Airpark on Saturday, January 26, from 10:00 AM to noon. Everyone is welcome. For information, phone Chuck at (239) 695-3296. The River of Grass Greenway project is ... Read More »

Bumper Crop

PROTECTING & PRESERVING Nancy Richie NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com It is common knowledge on Marco Island that Florida Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) are present, popular and so abundant that they are found in almost every neighborhood on the island. Not only do our residents enjoy these charismatic birds of prey, but people travel from all over the world to see them. Professional photographers charge ... Read More »