Tag Archives: Everglades

Marco Island Academy plans for its future

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com  In its first year, Marco Island Academy High School has made some pretty big strides. And it doesn’t stop here. Faculty, board members, students, parents and volunteers have been working hard all year towards bettering the school. For its second year alone, major plans are in the works which will feature some pretty exciting changes. One ... Read More »

Blue Mangrove Gallery donates Trollbead bracelet

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  As a fundraiser to benefit For the Love of Cats, Blue Mangrove Gallery has donated a custom special edition, Cat Lovers Trollbead bracelet valued at $777.00. The lucky winner won’t have to wait much longer, the winning raffle ticket will be drawn March 20 at a reception at the Gallery from 5:00-7:00 PM. For the ... Read More »


Donna Fiala  donnafiala@gmail.com If you enjoy history then you’ll enjoy a fashion show of wedding gowns from 1894 to present day at the Marco Island Historical Museum on Monday, March 12th at 2:00PM. $15 tickets are available at the gift shop. Wedding cake and punch will be served. Monday, March 19th from 1:30 to 3:00PM will be a portrayal of ... Read More »

Seafood Festival will entertain

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  The 2012 Marco Island Seafood Festival is gearing up to provide the island with some of the best seafood in Florida plus a fantastic selection of other all time favorite foods, arts and crafts, a kids fun zone and an incomparable entertainment schedule. The festival is the island’s single largest community event and is hosted ... Read More »

Stylish night of Hope

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  The glamorous Hope Ball, an unparalleled event on Marco Island, was held on Saturday, February 25, at Greystone Manor. This one of a kind event raises money for the Greater Marco Island Unit of The American Cancer Society. Over 250 people came to the gala for a fabulous mix of fashion and fundraising. The event ... Read More »


By Ralph Segall and Harvey Brenner  It was a night to remember. The weather was perfect; Cocktails on the veranda of the Marco Island Marriott Resort, watching the sunset, couldn’t have been choreographed more beautifully (even for those who are so spoiled when it comes to gulf views). For a fleeting moment we had the feeling that at any moment someone ... Read More »

Canine Cove – Your companion’s retreat

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com If only dogs could talk. They would probably say, “please take me to Canine Cove. I want to run, roll and romp around with my fellow furry friends.” One would assume that this is what they would say, as the joy of playing with other dogs is abundantly evident when observing their behavior at Mackle Park’s ... Read More »

RC Laser Regatta championship

Submitted  Once again the Marco Midwinters did not disappoint the skippers as one of the finest RC Laser events completed today in blustery conditions and sub 70 degree temps. A storm front came through early Sunday causing a small postponement but PRO Dave Brawner and his RC team created a terrific windward leeward 2-lap course and the day was early ... Read More »

Men will be Boys

By Peter Karl Boys will be boys. For three months every year the Marco Island’s Senior Softball League literally turns men into boys. This year 165 men are registered to play on one of 12 teams. It all started in 1998, when columnist Roy Sanders from the Eagle wrote a piece saying “wouldn’t it be nice to get together and ... Read More »

Dr. Loan Lam Podiatric Surgeon/ Wound Specialist

By Jane A. Marlowe janem@coastalbreezenews.com Dr. Loan Lam was completing her residency and serving as Chief Resident, Foot & Ankle Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus in New Haven, Connecticut in 2007. She received an invitation to begin a practice at Physicians Regional Center, Medical Arts Building before it was constructed. Her answer ... Read More »

Connected or Cavalier?

BUSINESS BASICS Camden Smith DREAMFly Marketing A new generation is born called Generation C, short for the “connected” generation. Assumptions may have business owners thinking this is a generation outside of the target audience traditionally 25 to 54-years-old, but according to Nielsen and NM Incite’s U.S. Digital Consumer Report released in February, Generation C is the primary digital consumer audience. ... Read More »

Marco Presbyterian Church hosts twenty-sixth annual Missions Conference “To Pray, to Go, to Send”

By Kathleen Tuttle Marco Presbyterian Church will hold their Twenty-sixth Annual Missions Conference, March 9th through 11th. This year’s conference features: the Rev. Jim Rosene, Kids Around the World; Gary Waldecker, Mission to the World-South America; and Stacy Ladenburger from Crossroad Bible Institute. The schedule is as follows: • 7:00 PM, March 9th, Rosene, Waldecker and Ladenburger will discuss their ... Read More »

Terrorist Cop to speak at Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

By Jane A. Marlowe  janem@coastalbreezenews.com  The Saul I. Stern Cultural Series will conclude this season with a very special event on Sunday evening, March 11, at 7:30PM at the Jewish Congregation, 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Mordecai Dzikansky, a retired New York City police officer, will talk about his work with the Israeli government in searching out terrorists who threaten ... Read More »

Victoria, the Royal

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL  Vickie Kelber  vickieonmarco@gmail.com With its mild climate, diverse First Nations, British and Asian influences, and proximity to Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Colombia (BC), Victoria, BC makes an enjoyable day excursion from either location. Stay longer to leisurely enjoy all the city has to offer. Situated on Vancouver Island, the best ways to reach Victoria from either location ... Read More »

THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENTS: Wild Bill! An evening with James Butler Hickok

Submitted by The Island Players  The Island Players is pleased to present Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok, to be performed March 22-25. Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok is actor/writer Walt Willey’s tribute to fellow Illinoisan and childhood hero, James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok. “I was traveling to Mendota, Illinois to pick my family up ... Read More »

Don’t forget to “Count Your Beans”

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Let’s face it. Most people who are fortunate enough to buy a second home on Marco Island have been pretty smart with their money. Dr. Richard J. Van Ness, a part-time Marco resident has shared his secret to success in his new book, “Count Your Beans!! A Pathway to Riches.” Through the knowledge provided in Van ... Read More »

Old Florida friendly Marker 8

GOODLAND LIFE  Joanie Fuller  joaniefuller@embarqmail.com Are you the friendly type? Do you like to meet old timers and hear stories? If so, you definitely need to go to Marker 8 Restaurant and sit at their Friendly Table like I did the other morning. Of course, you feel at home the minute you enter the place. It is like going to someone’s ... Read More »

Follow the TARPON!

FOLLOW THE FISH  Capt. Pete Rapps  Pete@CaptainRapps.com Each summer giant Tarpon gather in huge schools in different areas around the state of Florida, as they have done for centuries before we even started to fish for them. They are on their annual spawning migration and arrive hungry and ready to eat. Tarpon are considered by many as the most incredible and ... Read More »

Florida Native Americans, Artists of the Everglades

ART UNCOVERED Tara O’Neill I’ll start by telling you that it has been my great honor to chair the Gallery Committee at the Marco Island Center for the Arts these past two years. I work with exceptionally creative men and women dedicated to bringing interesting, enlightening, and energizing exhibits and events to ‘’The Center.‘’ In March, 2011, during a brain-storming session, ... Read More »

Smallwood Store update and more buzz…

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP  Patricia Huff  mulletrapper@gmail.com Smallwood Store & Museum had a very successful fundraiser on February 25, based on the number of people who came out to support this historic site. Visitors from all over the county and beyond attended and donated funds to help with the battle to restore Mamie Street. It is still very difficult to travel ... Read More »