Tag Archives: family

Marco’s Pioneer Era on Exhibit

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) announces that “The Pioneer Era: A Tale of Two Villages” opens to the public on Thursday, January 26, from 5-7 PM, at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM). Reservations are not required, and there is no admission charge. According to Museum Curator of Collections Austin Bell, “The museum is going high-tech to engage ... Read More »

Tapas and Live Tunes

By Don Manley Tapas anyone? For Marcoites, answering in the affirmative to that question likely meant a drive off-island to enjoy the Spanish dining style. That is until last September’s opening of Mermaid Blues, located in The Collection at Olde Marco. Tapas are the assortment of appetizers in traditional Spanish cuisine that has evolved into a sophisticated style of cuisine ... Read More »

Mark Your Calendars Marco Half Marathon & 5K

Submitted The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K Run-Walk will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The Half Marathon begins at 7:30 AM and the 5K Run-Walk begins at 7:45 AM. The event will be held in the Shops of Marco Publix parking lot at the corner of San Marco Road and Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Money raised is ... Read More »

Making This Year Even Better

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala 2017 is already here and I feel like I haven’t finished half of 2016! Gosh that year went by quickly. Now I’m sitting back and taking a look at the last year and planning on what I can do better in this coming year. There is always so much room for improvement, and I just have ... Read More »

A Hometown Visit

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com I’m from a small town in west central Iowa. My husband and I both grew up there. We were born in the same hospital where our four children were also born. For 50 years, Carroll was our home. We grew a business there. We established friendships in grade school that have lasted through ... Read More »

Steve Gober Remembers: Part One – The Early Days

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn Steve Gober is carrying on the family business in Goodland, and, by all reports, is doing a capital job of it. For any success he has had, he is quick to deflect credit to his dad, Stan Gober, whom Steve says has served as his role model in life. Steve still idolizes Stan to this ... Read More »

In Memory of Roger LaLonde

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Roger LaLonde, 72, of Naples, passed away on December 15, 2016. Roger was well known throughout Naples and Marco Island for his love of sports. He was a respected journalist for local news sources and a licensed Florida real estate agent. Roger made many contributions to Coastal Breeze News, as a sports reporter and photographer. ... Read More »

An Island Jeweler for All Seasons

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There is something extra special about receiving a gift of jewelry. It means that someone stopped and took the time to think about what would be perfect for just me. It is something I may not treat myself to, but I definitely want. Electronics and housewares will not evoke the same emotional response as a ... Read More »

Joy of Giving 2016

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The 2016 Joy of Giving shopping event was a huge success. Nicki Davis works with Misty Sayah creating a “list and checking it twice.” They speak with teachers, camp counselors and coaches to gather names of children who might be able to use a bit of help over Christmas. These families are invited to a ... Read More »

Holiday Donation

Submitted The Marco Island Police Department presented The Shelter for Abused Women and Children with over $1,000 in gift cards and toys today. “The Shelter is an integral part of our community and we consider them part of our family,” said Police Chief Al Schettino. “I’d like to thank everyone for generously donating during this holiday season to this worthy ... Read More »

I Dream of Africa

By Ewout Rijk de Vries Here I was, face to face with a cheetah. The magnificent animal looked relaxed and happy. Hard to imagine that out of view, but close behind this captivating scene, was a large parking lot, almost filled with cars. It was the first Saturday of the month when Collier County residents have free entry to the ... Read More »

Healthy Wish List

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Ever get stuck on what to buy a friend or family member? How about a gift that can help their health and fitness goals? The American Cancer Society has some great ideas for any budget that will make great little gifts for the holidays. Happy Holidays and New Year from your ... Read More »

MIPD Holiday Safety Tips

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For Marco Islanders the holiday season brings about some of the same activities that their relatives up north are involved in, but just in a little nicer climate. Festive Christmas trees, decorating of houses and businesses in the best of holiday traditions, the wonderful parties hosted for family and friends, and the sharing of the true ... Read More »

Ride for Joy

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Speakeasy opened a bit early one day last week to serve breakfast to a crowd of bikers. The mission of this “gang” wasn’t mayhem however, it was to see their wheels rolling convoy-style for the Joy of Giving charity. The event, the Ride for Joy Poker Run met for breakfast at Speakeasy. After breakfast, ... Read More »

Community Chanukah Celebration

The eighth annual outdoor Marco Island Community Chanukah Celebration will take place starting at 5:45 PM, on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, located at 991 Winterberry Drive. Chanukah commemorates the great victory of an outnumbered band of Jews led by Judah Maccabee, as well as the miracle of one day’s supply of oil lasting eight ... Read More »

BOOK REMARKS: The Wangs Vs The World

Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “J. Marshall Weymouth made Charles feel small, like he hadn’t made his first million by the time he was thirty-three years old, like he didn’t have a flaming redhead named Saoirse on call, like he hadn’t blown out of Taiwan with nothing but a urea pipeline and lucked himself into the most ideal wife-and-children combo possible. Made ... Read More »

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES: Loss During the Holidays

Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island With the holidays upon us, it is an opportunity to gather your loved ones and celebrate the joyous occasions of the season. No matter your traditions or family being big or small, there are so many great memories being made at this time of year. With Thanksgiving somehow already behind us, and our ... Read More »

MIND, BODY And Spirit: The Heart of the Matter

Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “I have found that it’s not WHAT I have in my life but WHO I have in my life that counts.” ~ Author Unknown We have reached that time of year when I feel as though I’m at the top of a roller coaster, the very highest peak, after a long, steady climb. As I peer over ... Read More »

Planning to Give

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” ~William Wordsworth Question: What are the best ways to make gifts to charitable organizations? Answer: That’s a common question that comes up each year around the holidays. For that reason, let’s review how to best fulfill your charitable inclinations and make a difference ... Read More »

Another Great Place to Dine on Isles of Capri? You Bet!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Thirty-five years ago, Grandpa Mikey Cooper moved his family “lock, stock and barrel” from the Tennessee hills to tropical Isles of Capri. Extended family from Oklahoma pitched in to help rehab “Poor Paul’s Fish Camp,” formerly an original 50s bait, tackle and grocery store, to create the remodeled Pelican Bend restaurant. There ... Read More »