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2014 Marketing Trends

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BUSINESS BASICS Camden Smith DREAMFly Marketing Keeping up with the Jones’ is a cliché to follow in business, but businesses should take it one step further and beat the Jones’ when it comes to business. In 2014, marketing success is based less on the basics of advertising and more on businesses finding unique ways to deliver goods and services. Technology and ... Read More »

Assisted Living: The Musical: Back by Popular Demand

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Submitted “Assisted Living: The Musical®” is returning to Marco Island for another three-show run, March 14-16. The Rose Auditorium welcomes back authors and performers Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett for 7:30 PM shows on Friday and Saturday and for a 2:30 PM Sunday matinee. Tickets are $20 for the evening shows and $15 for the matinee. Subtitled “Sex, Drugs and ... Read More »

Moon over Marco

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SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net We do not often talk about the Moon in this column as it usually wipes the stars from the sky when it is present – particularly when it is nearly full. However the Moon is an interesting object in its own right and provides endless hours of entertainment for small telescope owners. In ... Read More »

Ukraine….

BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasu tayasun@taray.com Due to various obligations and travel, I was not going to send in an article to the next issue. However, after spending a sleepless night watching the ongoing events, I wanted to at least inform the readers as to what is going on in Ukraine, and what all this means for us in America. As ... Read More »

Help! I’m submerged in e-mail!

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By Carol Glassman Every morning, I am reluctant to admit, if I don’t have an early appointment I rise, and instead of shining, head for the computer. One excuse is that perhaps someone has sent me a message to inform me of a meeting, an event, a cancellation or just to update me on family matters. Possibly a client or ... Read More »

COASTAL COMMENTS

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Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net A special thank you to Tony Voight. His business is always the first company to sponsor the Gulf Coast Little League each year! The coaches were kind enough to invite me to throw the first ball for this season. It was a wonderful ceremony with kids of all ages from 4 to 14! Families were everywhere, supporting ... Read More »

This is my hometown

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To Your Health Scott Lowe CEO, Physicians Regional-Collier Blvd With our hospital located in the heart of East Naples and our walk-in clinic on Marco Island, it is safe to say that Physicians Regional Healthcare System takes the needs of our local patient population very seriously. However, as the CEO of Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard, I take the responsibly of my role ... Read More »

Joe Irvin Says Goodbye to Marco Island

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By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Joe Irvin is headed home. Marco Island’s Interim Director of Community Affairs has accepted the position of special projects manager for the city of Sequim in his home state of Washington. Irvin worked for Sequim prior to coming to Marco. Irvin handed in his resignation on Feb. 27, and his last day will be Friday, ... Read More »

Open Enrollment at MICMS

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Marco Island Charter Middle School announces the open enrollment period for admission to the school for the 2014-15 school year. The period began March 3 and extends until 3:00 PM, Friday, March 14. Applications to enroll in next year’s sixth, seventh and eighth grades can be obtained from the school or by going on the school’s website at MICMS.org. Applications ... Read More »

City Councilor Communications

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By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com City Councilor Larry Honig is the second member of the Marco Island City Council to open up the lines of communication with the community. Back in January, he launched www.HonigForMarco.com, and now, he will hold his own town hall-style forum — “Coffee with the Other Larry” — with residents on Tuesday, March 11, at 9 ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Gears Up for Batfish Bash

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Calling all friends and patrons of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: Saturday, March 15, the Friends of Rookery Bay will hold the Fifth Annual Batfish Bash for the Bay to support youth science education, environmental research activities and community outreach programs at the reserve. Held at the Environmental Learning Center (300 Tower Road, Naples), ... Read More »

Swale, Sidewalk Parking?

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By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Everyone knows parking is dicey on Marco Island — especially during season — but there seems to be some confusion out in the community about just where a person can park in a residential area and in some cases for how long. In fact, parking has been a hot topic at recent City Council meetings. ... Read More »

Kirk’s New Start and Bright Future

By Melinda Gray You may have already noticed that a familiar friend is back in Goodland, and they were sorely missed. Damas and Pat Kirk, and their daughter, Kelly, have returned home to update and operate Kirk’s Fish Company. The market has been back under family operation since October 2013. Their priorities are to serve the public and educate their ... Read More »

New Seasonal Ambulance for Marco Island

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By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com In January, the Board of Collier County Commissioners voted to better response times for emergency services. First, as of Jan. 15, an operational change required the Advanced-Life Support Ambulance (Medic 90) stationed with the Isles of Capri Fire-Rescue Department to move to the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department when its ambulance is out on a call. ... Read More »

Chabad’s Historic Evening

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Chabad Center of Naples celebrated its 10th anniversary year at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon, featuring “An Historic Evening” as the theme. Dr. Arthur (President of Chabad) and Ellen Seigel planned and managed every detail of the event with a committee of 36 people, who assisted in helping things run smoothly for almost 1,000 guests, including ... Read More »

Bob Ray Bocce Tournament

By Coastal Breeze News Staff “The popularity of bocce has blossomed in recent years,” according to Marco Island Parks and Recreation Manager Mindy Gordon. “At Mackle Park, a group of residents play year round, every single day weather permitting. Groups such as the Italian-American Society of Marco Island have teams, and even some of the condo associations have formed teams ... Read More »

The 6th Annual ACS Fashion Show and Lunch at Bistro Soleil

By Melinda Gray Ladies and gentlemen dressed to impress came out to the Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn to socialize and enjoy the 6th Annual Fashion Show and Lunch Tuesday, March 4. Lisa Meurgue, cancer survivor and owner of the Bistro Soleil, and her friend Joyce McFarland, owner of Marco Island Clothing Company, started the event after Meurgue ... Read More »

Goodland Civic Association Does Good

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By Nancy Richie City of Marco Island Environmental Specialist When the Goodland Civic Association members volunteer, they come in a large, boisterous group; ready to go and ready for fun! For their generous volunteer efforts, they did not just include their own fishing village but the community at large. On Saturday, Feb. 8, a couple dozen Goodland Civic Association members ... Read More »

Celebrating the Eagles

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com On Sunday, March 16, the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation will celebrate Paleo and Calusa, the island’s resident nesting Bald Eagle couple, at its Fourth Annual Nest Fest. The event begins at 5:30 PM with a cocktail hour at the Island Country Club and dinner to follow at 6:30 PM. Valet parking will be available, and ... Read More »

Women of Marco Faith and Wine hear about Forgiveness

By Coastal Breeze News Staff A group of about 225 women came together one evening to see Marco Faith and Wine’s first presentation of 2014, Dr. Allen Hunt. Marco Faith and Wine was formed to offer women an opportunity for fellowship in a casual venue. Dr. Hunt is not only a best-selling author and a national radio talk-show host, he ... Read More »