Tag Archives: Florida

‘Crossing for a Cure’ MIPD Officer to Paddleboard from Bahamas to Florida

By Samantha Husted On June 17th, Father’s Day weekend, Marco Island police officer Josh Ferris will embark on a 50-mile, open-water, paddleboard adventure from Bimini in the Bahamas to Dania Beach, Florida. Ferris, an active paddle boarder, is making the journey in order to raise money on behalf of the Piper’s Angels Foundation. Piper, of whom the foundation is named ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

By Samantha Husted  The Calusa Garden Club met recently to discuss the “Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling” in Collier County. Margie Hapke, Collier County recycling coordinator, led the presentation, offering her knowledge and advice on all things garbage. Hapke has been with the Department of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management since 2002. Part of her job as recycling coordinator is ... Read More »

National Cancer Prevention Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The month of February is dedicated to National Cancer Prevention, and it was fitting that the American Cancer Society of Marco Island held their annual Imagination Ball on February 4th, which was World Cancer Day. On the topic of prevention, early detection and screening are among the top preventatives you may ... Read More »

5 Questions to Ask When Your Broker Changes Firms

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Clarity affords focus.” ~ Thomas Leonard, American businessman  Question: My financial advisor called to let me know that he changed firms again and sent paperwork to move my accounts. Why would he be moving and what should I do? Answer: There are a number of reasons why advisors would change firms. In fact, I’ve ... Read More »

Club Face Alignment

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Making contact with the golf ball, and making the golf ball fly in the air at the target are golfer’s instinctual foundations. Even the least athletic golfer has these two instincts. I believe my job as an instructor is to provide students guidance that enables their instincts to succeed more consistently. It’s what I ... Read More »

Member’s Talent on Exhibit

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts February exhibition is a Members Only Show, showcasing the work of member-artists. The exhibit is currently open, and runs through February 28, 2017. The Center’s Main Gallery will feature work in a variety of medium available for viewing enjoyment and purchase. The exhibit will be judged by Barbara Anderson Hill. Hill has ... Read More »

Holston and Breusch Promoted 

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced today the promotions among its management leaders, also positively affecting their divisions of The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company.  Craig J. Holston has been named Chief Operations Officer and Ian N. Breusch, CFA has been named Chief Investment Officer. “Our company has experienced significant growth over the last few years ... Read More »

CAT OFFERS BEACH SHUTTLE 

Collier Area Transit (CAT),  Collier County Parks and Recreation, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Collier County Tourist Development Council are partnering to offer a beach trolley for those who would like to get to the beach without the hassle. The trolley will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, through Friday, June 2. You can catch the trolley at the ... Read More »

COUNCIL ACCEPTS MANAGER’S RESIGNATION 5-2

At the outset of the meeting on Monday night the Marco Island City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Roger Hernstadt.  Hernstadt has served the Marco community for 3 years, and has been a highly visible member of the community in addition to his wife Jessica who volunteered for numerous charitable organizations. Hernstadt came to the community after many ... Read More »

The Challenge of Service

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com About two weeks ago, the Marco Island City Council undertook some pretty important business, whose significance is unfortunately overlooked for the most part. On January 23rd the newly elected four councilors selected their choices for service on a number of advisory committees to coincide with their 4-year terms on council. Those individuals are ... Read More »

Marco Islanders On The Road For Fun

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Each day offers up a wide variety of activities and opportunities for islanders to take advantage of, whether they are here fulltime or just for the season. Some enjoy golf, while others enjoy tennis, or just a day at the beach.  Bocce ball, fishing, senior softball, and even pickleball are just some of the sports and ... Read More »

Our Oyster is Your World

Submitted The Carvelli Family has created a little slice of their homeland in the quaint atmosphere of Marco Island. The family shared a cherished memory from their childhoods in Mesoraca, Italy, when the entire family and friends sat at the table to share meals and conversations. Brothers Luigi, Sal and Francesco Carvelli with cousins Adamo and Francesco Serravalle opened the ... Read More »

Fate, Love and Choice

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com When I was 16, I worked as a clerk in a grocery store in my Iowa hometown. I earned about $2.35 an hour, and over the course of a week, I might clear twenty bucks. I liked the independence of having money in my pocket and in my bank account. But mostly I ... Read More »

Andrew Guidry, D.O.: The Marco physician who went to war

By Barry Gwinn On October 23, 1983, the U.S. Marine Corps suffered its biggest single day death toll since the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. On that day, a group calling itself Islamic Jihad drove a 19-ton stake bed truck, packed with the equivalent of 21,000 pounds of TNT, into a barracks at the Beirut, Lebanon International Airport. Three ... Read More »

Specialty Olive Oils at Farmers Market

By Maria Lamb Every Wednesday, Executive Chef Rasheed Shihada of Olive Oil of the World is at his tent at the Marco Island Farmers Market showcasing a variety of olive oils from all over the world. A good selection of 12-year aged balsamic vinegars are also featured. This is Chef Rasheed’s eighth season at Marco’s Farmers Market. Chef Rasheed also ... Read More »

Learn Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

Submitted Calusa Garden Club will meet on Monday, February 13 at 1:15 PM to learn about “Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling” from Margie Hapke, Collier County recycling coordinator. Hapke has been with the Department of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management of the Public Utilities Department of Collier County since 2002. As recycling coordinator, one of Ms. Hapke’s goals is to ... Read More »

The Naples Trust Company: CURRENT OUTLOOK

Andrew Vanderhorst, CFA, CFP, CLU  Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, The Naples Trust Company Naples/Marco, FL – – (January 23, 2017) – – In retrospect, the theme for 2016 was ‘expect the unexpected.’  The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) was greatly discounted by the ‘smart money.’ The surprise election of Donald Trump to the US presidency ... Read More »

Coleman Book Signing

Submitted “Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Playground” author Michael Coleman will be hosting a book signing and presentation, “Marco Island Inc.: Building a Paradise One Era at a Time,’’ on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 PM at the Marco Island Historical Museum, Rose History Auditorium. The time of the presentation coincides with modern Marco Island’s 52nd anniversary. The number one ... Read More »

Marco Tennis Team Competes at State Championships

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island YMCA Women’s 18 and over 7.5 combination tennis team recently competed at the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando, Florida. The women competed against other teams from throughout the state of Florida for the state championship title. There were a total of 18 teams present that weekend. The ladies fought hard, eventually coming in ... Read More »