Tag Archives: Everglades

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 »

Bravest vs. Finest… second time around!!

By Monte Lazarus  Bengoshi@comcast.net  It was April in March; a balmy day with temperature in the 80’s; an emerald green field awaiting kids and “The Bravest v. The Finest”. Marco Island’s second Community Fun Day was set to go. Thanks to very generous sponsors, the two hosts of the day – the Marco Island Fire- Rescue Foundation and the Marco ... Read More »

Why no becomes the only option

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net It’s a sad day for me anytime I have to refuse service to certain clients. No, I’m not a bartender, although I am often asked what my opinion is about jewelry and certain subjects about life in general. The major way I make a living is with my hands busy at my work bench and ... Read More »

Sugar lover, part II

Q&A WITH THE FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres  Crystal@PinkIslandFitness.com Q. Are you addicted to sugar? A. Do you ever find that eating makes you happy? Do you ever notice that certain foods make you feel super happy? Women usually reach for comfort foods like chocolate, cookies, cake, (basically anything sweet) or salty. Men usually opt for salty and crunchy. Whatever your ... Read More »

Hideaway Beach Open doubles tournament

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com The 2nd Annual Hideaway Beach Open Doubles tournament featured 94 tennis players from all over Collier County and beyond. The following tennis facilities were represented: Hideaway Beach, Fiddler’s Creek, Marco Island Racquet Center, Marco Island YMCA, Cape Marco, Eagle Creek, Player’s Club, Pelican Bay and the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota. This year, we added ... Read More »

MICMS routs Seacrest

By Ed D’Alessandro  In a hard fought series of matches at Seacrest Country Day School, some of the matches lasted over two hours. The Marco Island Charter Middle School Boys prevailed over Seacrest five matches to zero and the Girls won three matches tied one doubles match and lost the other. Read More »

Island Country Club tennis tournaments

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  The Mens’ 3.5 event was won by member Roger Boissie and his guest Paul Violette both from Dover NH 10-8 over Corky Trebilcock from the Island Club and his guest Kerry O’Brien . The Womens Open level Member/ Guest Tournament Championship went to the team of Island Club member Keely Miller and her guest Stacy ... Read More »

THE DIPPERS

SOUTHERN SKIES  By Mike P. Usher  eas-newsletter@earthlink.net  If you can drag your eyes away from the beautiful conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the west, look towards the north and find everyone’s favorite asterism – the Big Dipper. Besides being easy to find it’s also useful; in addition to its famous ability to point out the North Star if you ... Read More »