Tag Archives: Florida

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 »

In Memory of Anna Marie Engler

Devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Anna Marie Engler, 82, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Naples, Florida, near her home in Marco Island, Florida, where she enjoyed many years of warm weather, made wonderful friendships and was able to enjoy life volunteering her time to the library, enjoying her passion of reading and traveling. Anna also lived in Old Tappan, ... Read More »

Volunteer Boards Face Changes

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides During the upcoming council meeting scheduled for Monday, January 23 newly elected councilors will be making choices for appointments to various advisory boards that will look at tackling the thorny issues which eventually will come before the councilors themselves. In an unusual move, two of Councilor Victor Rios’ appointees, Rony Joel (Planning Board) and Gene Burson ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Recognizes Generosity, Professionalism

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island Police Foundation hosted its first Luncheon with the Chief of 2017, with newly installed President Dick Adams wielding the gavel presented to him by Curt Koon, outgoing president from 2016. The first order of business was to recognize the efforts of the Sunset Grill, who hosted a fall fundraiser for Sergeant Mark Haueter ... Read More »

Ticket to Ride

By Coastal Breeze News Staff She’s got a ticket to r-i-ide, but…we don’t care a ticket was not needed for excellent entertainment on a recent Saturday evening! In fact, there was great music, great weather, great food and entry into the event, the Island Rock’s Concert at Veterans Community Park was free! By the end of the evening it is ... Read More »

Y’s Over-50 Tennis Team Takes 6.5 State Title

Submitted Nice guys don’t always come last, despite the saying. Proof of that comes in the form of the Marco Y’s women’s over-50 tennis team, who recently returned from Daytona Beach with the 6.5 title under their belts. At the tournament, team captain Karen Lewis was told her team was probably the “nicest” of all the competing teams. The occasion ... Read More »

What is Your Golf Club Set Make-up?

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Many things have changed over the years in the game of golf and the golfers who play the game— club technology, golf-specific exercise, nutrition, course conditions, etc. However, one thing remains the same: the average Joe Golfer wants to hit the golf ball farther, and golf club and ball manufacturers have been listening. They ... Read More »

County Advisory Committee Vacancies 

To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, submit an application online at Advisory Committee Application. Residents may also receive a hard copy application by visiting colliergov.net or by calling Wanda Rodriguez at 239-252-8400. Please forward your completed hard copy application to the attention of Wanda Rodriguez, County Attorney’s Office, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 800, Naples, Florida 34112-5746. Read More »

First Anniversary for Moore Docks, Lifts and Seawalls

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Tom Moore came to Marco Island and immediately recognized a need. Having the proper experience and initiative, Tom started Moore Roofing to fulfill the roofing needs of area homeowners. That was more than twelve years ago. Since that time, Moore Roofing has installed hundreds and hundreds of roofs. Tom didn’t stop there however…. He discovered ... 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 »

Experience the Fakahatchee

Submitted The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced their 2017 schedule of four adventures to introduce visitors to Florida’s largest state park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. For the second consecutive year, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has named Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and its boardwalk a Certificate of Excellence winner. The award recognizes attractions that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Submitted  Applications are now being accepted by Calusa Garden Club for its summer camp scholarships and for its college scholarship. Calusa Garden Club, an association of people interested in horticulture, ecology, flower art, and the environment, awards two camperships for elementary school students and one scholarship of $500 to a high school senior residing on Marco Island. Students must apply ... 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 »

Meet Karma

On occasion, Nicki and the Joy of Giving come across a special case. Meet Karma, an effervescent little seven-year-old-girl who touched many hearts and who has had to endure a lot for her very young years. Karma’s mother passed away last Christmas due to a medical condition. She was in a hotel room in California with Karma when she died. ... Read More »

Marco Island Box Angel Service

By Jesus Calo About 100 Members of the Marco Island community gathered on a windy night on the Marco Island Cemetery grounds for the 17th ceremony in remembrance of young loved ones lost. It was an intimate memorial service that ran shorter than usual due to the unexpected downpour of rain. But rain and the loss of power was not ... Read More »

Post Shot Evaluation

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org How many times have you heard these well-meaning but generally useless tips on the golf course:  Keep your head down.  Keep your left arm straight. Keep your right hand out of it. Keep your eye on the ball.  It’s mental…etc., etc.  Either golfers repeat these admonitions to themselves, or other golfers are lending free ... Read More »

Naples As A Best Beach Town

 Coastal Living, the magazine established for those who live or vacation along the Gulf, West and East Coasts, lists Naples, Florida as one of “America’s 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas.” Selected by the magazine’s travel editors, the list recognizes 10 destinations that celebrate the Christmas season with extra sparkle. The magazine’s editors noted the “truly beautiful window displays” around ... Read More »

Stock Homes in Fiddler’s

Fiddler’s Creek announces that the village of Majorca by Stock Signature Homes has sold out. Stock Signature Homes also recently sold out two other single-family villages at Fiddler’s Creek: Majorca, an intimate enclave of 19 classic Mediterranean homes, and Isla del Sol, a village of 34 custom-estate residences. Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek ... Read More »

Home For The Holidays

Over the weekend, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted a 33-hour Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon event and found homes for 74 homeless animals. That’s 41 cats, 32 dogs and one hamster. During the event, DAS waived all adoption fees. In an effort to find homes for the remainder of the pets at the shelter, DAS is asking adopters ... Read More »