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New Season for “ART FLICKS” Film Program

Submitted  The Marco Island Center for the Arts has announced the launch of its fourth annual, highly successful “Art Flicks” program, featuring foreign, independent and “art” films. To be shown at Marco Movies, 599 S. Collier Blvd at 10 AM, the series features free theme-based films, refreshments and lively discussions for both residents and island visitors who are interested in ... Read More »

Garrett Richter Promoted

Submitted First Florida Integrity Bank has promoted President Garrett S. Richter to Chief Executive Officer – President. With his term as Florida state senator complete, Mr. Richter will now lead the day-to-day operations of First Florida Integrity Bank. His promotion to Chief Executive Officer will provide consistency in the leadership direction of the bank. Mr. Richter is one of the ... Read More »

Breakfast and Birds

Submitted Friends of Tigertail (FOT) will host the 12th “Breakfast and Birds” on January 28 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Tigertail Beach. Bring your own breakfast and meet other interested birders to learn how to identify the beautiful wading birds and shorebirds that forage in the Tigertail lagoon during the winter. Binoculars are recommended. The program is free ... Read More »

Projects in the Works

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Our Kiwanis Club is looking for people who can knit or crochet hats for children who have cancer. We’ll do a fundraiser to pay for the hats if we can find the people who can knit them. Who knows? Maybe someone will even want to donate yarn for a knitting group or church group to knit ... 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 »

Aquamarine…Soft to Vibrant Caribbean Sea Blue

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I have always had a fondness for the natural gemstone aquamarine. It also happens to be my birthstone, but there is much more to it than that. Often times a customer will claim to own a really fine “Aqua” they may have purchased cheap on a cruise ship or abroad. Eight out of ten times ... Read More »

Shrink Your Water Bill

The Beautification Advisory Committee of Marco Island will hold its annual presentation entitled, “Shrink Your Water Bill.” Discover ways to limit your irrigation while still having an attractive landscape. Nic Nikolich of Collier County’s free Urban Mobile Irrigation Lab service and Master Gardener Maria Schoenfelder will enlighten you with new information. Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping, pick up some landscaping tips ... Read More »

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Identity theft in the United States has reached epic proportions. In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission received over 490,000 consumer complaints about identity theft, an increase by 47 percent from the year before. The Department of Justice has estimated that in 2014, 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. So what can we do ... Read More »

Pirate Day Marco Island

Submitted Get ready for Pirate Day, taking place at the Marco Island Historical Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Marauding pirates were a constant headache for the Spanish sea captains during the 1600s, and tall tales of swashbucklers and buried treasure abound in Southwest Florida to this day. Pirate-themed arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts, a dunk tank and ... Read More »

75 Years of Conservation Success 

In 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the wildlife management area system, one of the state’s greatest natural treasures. The FWC oversees this statewide network of remote and scenic lands, managing them for conservation and recreation. To celebrate the milestone and help people discover the opportunities these public lands offer, the FWC is ... Read More »

10 Free Flowering Trees 

Residents in your state can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. “These beautiful trees will beautify your ... Read More »

Free Seminar on Traffic Citations

Submitted The Clerk of Courts Traffic Division is holding a free public seminar explaining everything you need to know about the traffic citation process. The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Collier County, Dwight E. Brock, is the speaker for the event. Seminar topics will include: Traffic citations and their classifications; Traffic Options: Pay, school or court hearing; Affidavit of ... Read More »

Honig Assumes Chairman

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides On a governmental board of seven individuals with strong personalities and varied backgrounds, the job of the man sitting in the middle can be a challenging, if not daunting task. In Marco elective politics the man sitting in the middle occupies the seat as the Chairman on the City Council, and for the next ten months ... Read More »

What to Know Before Buying a Fishing Rod

Follow the Fish By Capt. Pete Rapps Use the wrong kind of rod and you might find yourself unable to cast as far or accurately as you need to. However, the right fishing rod can allow you to land a cast on a dime and work the bait in the way it was intended. Here are just a few things ... Read More »

Journey Across The Greater Everglades

Sandee Harraden is a nationally recognized photographer, published in the National Audubon and the National Wildlife Federation literature. She has spent the last 26 years exploring the greater Everglades to photograph wildlife behavior, specifically birds in flight. She finds inspiration in the swamps and wetlands across Southern Florida to creatively capture exceptional moments through her lens highlighting nature’s astonishing beauty. ... Read More »

Party Power with the Power Squadron

Submitted  Boaters have more fun! Join the annual Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron’s (MISPS) annual Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Party on Friday, January 27, 2017 to find out why. Held at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center, the fundraiser takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM. Everyone is invited for great food and fine wine while contributing to ... Read More »

First Friday Artwalk

Submitted Boaters have more fun! Join the annual Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron’s (MISPS) annual Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Party on Friday, January 27, 2017 to find out why. Held at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center, the fundraiser takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM. Everyone is invited for great food and fine wine while contributing to ... 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 »

Conservancy Hosts Wildlife Housewarming 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the public to celebrate the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassadors as they move into their new homes in the newly expanded outdoor wildlife rehabilitation area, now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The wildlife ambassadors are former patients, now permanent residents, unable to be released due to the extent of their injuries. On Saturday, Dec. 10 ... Read More »

Baby Basics Moves Over 2,200 Cases of Diapers

With the help of more than 25 volunteers, Baby Basics of Collier County (www.BabyBasicsCollier.org)- a volunteer organization that provides free diapers and kindness to over 400 infants and toddlers from low-income, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs – moved over 2,200 cases of diapers to its 10 distribution sites on November 30. “As a 100% volunteer-driven organization, we ... Read More »