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The Holiday Season Starter

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Christmas Island Style will kick off the holiday season in grand fashion as Santa and Mrs. Claus drop by the Shops of Marco on Friday, Nov. 25th to greet the island’s children and their parents as Marco begins its month long celebration of the Christmas Holidays. The Christmas Island Style Committee pulls together everything, from ... Read More »

Festival of Trees Partnership Formed

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Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts, with support from Sunshine Ace Hardware, will bring beautiful and unique Christmas trees to the community this Christmas season. The Third Annual Festival of Trees will take place from November 29 to December 1, 2016, from 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. ... Read More »

WWII Veterans Take Flight

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By Samantha Husted On Nov. 9, five World War II Veterans met at the Marco Island Executive Airport. Some were good friends and others had just met for the first time. But they were gathered that day for one reason, to fly. At the airport was a 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplane, the same of which the veterans flew during World ... Read More »

Written in the Clouds

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Submitted While we may not have the mountain vistas of other states, we do have an equivalent: clouds of magnificent proportions. On November 16 at 7 PM, Master Naturalist Bob McConville and his special guest Luke Gommermann, a ranger at the Big Cypress National Preserve, will be at Rose History Auditorium to discuss the atmospheric conditions, unique to this area, ... Read More »

Christianity in the Holy Land 

Submitted On Wednesday, November 16, Marco Lutheran Church, as part of the Visiting Scholar Program, will welcome Dr. Mitri Raheb, a theologian and pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a “Taste of Palestine,” light hors d’oeuvres of Palestinian cuisine. At 7:45 PM, Dr. Raheb will present, “Assuring that Christianity Survives ... Read More »

Tips to Survive?Thanksgiving With Family

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Thanksgiving is here, and the start to the holiday season has officially arrived. While the holidays are a special time to get together with family and share traditions, they are also a time of increased stress for many. Although we may love our family, inevitably when all members are in the same room for an ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Unveils New Exhibit

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COASTAL CONNECTIONS Renee Wilson Three new marine animals are now in residence at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center for the public to see. The new aquarium exhibit allows visitors to safely observe moon jellies that are commonly found in local waters. Dave Graff, an education specialist for Rookery Bay Research Reserve, introduced the exhibit to the Learning Center to help ... Read More »

Books & Brews: Marco Gives a Hoot!

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Submitted The Friends of the Marco Island Library are sponsoring an exciting morning with our charming burrowing owls. On Saturday, November 12 at 10 AM, visit the Marco Island Branch Library to learn about the fascinating creatures. Jean Hall, project leader for the Audubon of the Western Everglades Owl Watch Program, will share her beautiful photographs of Marco’s burrowing owls. Two local ... Read More »

Hermits in Our Islands

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Submitted Imagine setting out in a row boat equipped with only a tent to make your home on a remote island…and you don’t know anything about navigation or living in the wilderness! That’s what Al Seely did in 1960, and he survived to tell his story of making a home in the Ten Thousand Islands. His diaries were discovered by ... Read More »

The Leadership Coalition on Aging Fourth Annual Conference

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The Leadership Coalition On Aging Collier County will host their 4th annual Conference on Aging on Friday, November 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hodges University, located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. This year’s conference aims to provide insight to local health care and social service professionals on enriching the lives of seniors in Collier County. The Coalition’s first Senior Expo, free and open to the general public, will follow the ... Read More »

Great Art, Food and Music at Holiday Arts Festival

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Submitted For the second year, Wesley United Methodist Church will host a unique and fun Holiday Arts Festival. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM, because this event should not be missed. The Holiday Arts Festival brings a wide variety of professional artists, in many different mediums, such as watercolor and oil painting, sculpture, ... Read More »

Books & Brews: Marco Gives a Hoot

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Submitted The Friends of the Marco Island Library are sponsoring an exciting morning with our charming burrowing owls. Join us at 10AM on Saturday, November 12th, at the Marco Island Branch Library, located at 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, to learn about the fascinating creatures. Jean Hall, project leader for the Audubon of the Western Everglades Owl Watch Program, will share ... Read More »

Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Aside from family history and aging, which cannot be controlled, there are certain healthy lifestyle habits that can potentially lower your risk and protect your breast health. Below is a list of five different factors that may be able to help you, courtesy of www.cancer.org: 1. Watch Your Weight  Being overweight ... Read More »

Fishing the 10,000 Islands in November

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FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com November is for sure one of the best months to go fishing in the 10,000 Islands! Around this time of year you can easily enjoy the wonderfully mild weather, with very little rainfall or winds to concern yourself with. You can expect daytime temperatures to stay comfortably from the high 70s to the low ... Read More »

Randy Wayne White Comes to Sunshine Books

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Submitted “Seduced” by Randy Wayne White will be released by Penguin Randomhouse on Tuesday, October 18. On Friday, October 21 at 3 PM, Randy will be at Sunshine Booksellers South store. He’ll be talking about his new book, telling a few stories and autographing copies for his many fans. Due to the fact that our event is three days after ... Read More »

Local Parkinson’s Services Added

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By Don Manley The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, Inc. (PASFI) is expanding the services it offers for people in the Marco Island area who are afflicted with the neurological disease and their families. “We’re definitely very interested and committed to bringing about an awareness of our programs and services and educational opportunities to the Marco Island population,” said Chris ... Read More »

Punt, Pass and Kick Results 2016

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Submitted Thanks to the support of the Marco Island Optimist flag football program, 45 participants took part in the nationwide NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) competition hosted by the City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department recently at Mackle Park. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest of all the NFL youth football programs. This program ... Read More »

Receive 10 Free Autumn Classics Trees or Five Crapemyrtle

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The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees or five free Crapemyrtle when you join the organization in October. Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in October will receive five free crapemyrtle trees or 10 free autumn classics selected for your area. The 10 autumn classics include: two sugar maples, two ... Read More »

Celebrating Our Schools

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More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides Every morning when I get out of bed I look around me and marvel at the wonderful place we live. The thought that went into designing and laying out this island was truly a stroke of genius. However, someone bigger than us all provided the Mackle Brothers with a wonderful canvas to create such ... Read More »

Free Veterans Job Fair

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Submitted  The Rotary Clubs of Marco Island will host a free Veterans resource and job fair Tuesday, October 11th from 9 AM to 3 PM at Rose History Auditorium in the Marco Island Historical Society, located at 180 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island. This event is free and open to all Collier County veterans, regardless of discharge status. Participating in ... Read More »