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Tiger and Sean Foley

Golf Tips Todd Elliott [email protected] Tiger Woods announced this week that he would be parting ways with swing coach, Sean Foley. Anytime Tiger hires or fires any one on his team, there is a serious amount of attention. The talking heads of The Golf Channel, NBC and other networks have all chimed in on this topic. They have compared his records during his time with the three teachers he has had as a professional, Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Foley. The talking heads and two of Tiger’s former instructors have stated that Tiger would be better off without a golf ... Read More »

Marco Island Charter Middle School

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The first day of school for Marco Island Charter Middle School students will be Monday, August 18. School will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Increased rigor in the new Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), which is replacing the former FCATs, is driving several changes at the charter middle school in order to provide students with the best possibility achieving success. Among the changes include, an emphasis on reading strategies in every subject area, 142 new computers and ancillary technological equipment throughout the school to accommodate the demands of the new state assessments, new Mathematic textbooks, new software, ... Read More »


~10-year management plan approved during public hearing and council meeting~ The Acquisition and Restoration Council today approved the 10-yearmanagement plan for Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve located in Lee County and encompassing 11,000 acres of exceptionally beautiful sovereign submerged lands. The Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Management Plan, which was last updated in 2004, characterizes each of its issues and delineates unique goals, objectives and strategies that set the framework for meeting the challenges presented by the issues. Objectives include the continuation of habitat management initiatives, such as the “No Internal Combustion Motor Zones” for passive seagrass bed restoration; “Critical Wildlife Area” designations ... Read More »

Yes, It Is All About You!


“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein, American Author and Businessman.   Question: I’m curious, what is the difference between a Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™? In addition, what should I expect when working with an advisor or planner? Answer: Anyone can call himself or herself a financial planner, yet only those meeting the requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. may display the CFP® certification. Earning a professional designation demonstrates a level of commitment by an advisor to obtain and keep the ... Read More »


~The Aquatic Preserve Society is the first statewide organization for Florida’s 41 aquatic preserves~ A new statewide citizen support organization (CSO), the Aquatic Preserve Society, has been formed to promote the protection of Florida’s 41 aquatic preserves. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Office has long made use of the volunteerism and fundraising capabilities of citizen support organizations from around the state. These CSOs work in conjunction with regional staff to hold events and provide operational support throughout the year. “We are very excited to see how the Aquatic Preserve Society develops,” said Kevin Claridge of the Florida ... Read More »

Teamwork Works at NCH


Straight Talk Allen S Weiss, M.D. President & CEO NCH Healthcare System NCH has three primary goals: (1) Improve the quality of care, (2) increase patient safety, and (3) enhance the patient experience. To accomplish these goals requires one thing in particular — shared decision-making from all of our 4,000 colleagues. With an “A” grade on safety for both campuses from Leapfrog, a well-respected national accreditation organization, we must be doing something right in terms of integrating the formidable resources of our entire caregiving team. This team-based model involves those who are closest to patients and families. By being involved ... Read More »

Katie Oakley, Marco Island Academy Teacher, Wins a Membership to Xcel Fitness Spa


On June 16, 2014, at 10 a.m.,  Eddy Hoyo, Owner and Operator of Xcel Fitness Spa on Marco Island and Rebecca Hodge Snyder, President of the Kiwanis Club, will present Katie Oakley with a free one year membership to the Fitness Spa.   Xcel Fitness Spa joined with the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island in choosing to honor a local educator by offering this free membership, valued at approximately $1100. The winner was chosen by the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee based upon written responses about personal health and fitness goals and future commitments to using the gym membership. Katie Oakley is the ... Read More »

Celebrate the Airport Authority’s anniversary on the Fourth of July


The public is invited to join the City of Naples Airport Authority in celebrating its 45th anniversary during an open house at Naples Municipal Airport Friday, July 4, from 1 until 3 p.m. The Museum of Military Memorabilia will host special World War II displays, refreshments will be served and mini-American flags will be given to those attending the celebration. The Commercial Airline Terminal is located at the south end of the airport off North Road. There is no charge for parking. Naples Municipal Airport began operation on Dec. 23, 1943, as the Naples Airdrome, built to support the nation’s ... Read More »

Suddenly Single


Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin [email protected] “Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J.K. Rowling, British Novelist, author of The Harry Potter series.   Question: My divorce is final, and I need to focus on my financial situation. Where do I start? Answer: Going through a divorce can be an emotionally trying time, but it is also an opportunity to start fresh. This is the time to make sure your finances are on the right track. Doing so will help you put the past behind you and assist you in assembling the foundation for ... Read More »

Students Attend Networking Reception


The Immokalee Foundation students gained valuable insight from local business leaders during the organization’s third annual networking reception at the Hilton Naples. The workshop provided 30 high school juniors and seniors in TIF’s Career Development Program the opportunity to interact with some of the area’s top business leaders, sharing their goals, ambitions and how they plan to achieve their life vision. The business executives offered valuable insight about their own experiences and provided real-life lessons important in helping students prepare for their own transition to college and beyond. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional ... Read More »

DEP Works to Reduce Pollutants in Caloosahatchee

The Department of Environmental Protection conducted a public workshop to discuss restoration goals for 12 tributaries that drain into the Caloosahatchee River. These restoration goals define the amount of identified pollutants that may be present for the water bodies to be considered healthy; the restoration goals are referred to as total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs. At the meeting, DEP presented information and engaged stakeholders about the Caloosahatchee tributaries’ nutrient loads and provided updates from the last workshop. The department also presented information concerning water-quality model simulation, calibration efforts and the overall approach. The Caloosahatchee River was originally a shallow, meandering ... Read More »

Patrick Neale Named Leadership Collier Distinguished Alum


Collier County attorney Patrick H. Neale today was named the 2014 recipient of the Leadership Collier Foundation LCF Alumni Association™ Distinguished Alumni Award at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Leadership Collier, held at Naples Airport and attended by over 400 people. The award is given annually to a graduate from one of the Foundation’s Leadership Programs who has: • displayed significant contributions to American society which have directly and positively affected Collier County’s entire community. • notable accomplishments considered as having a sustained positive impact on helping Collier County being among the best places in America to work, live and ... Read More »

FWC Launches New Gopher Tortoise App


By Coastal Breeze News Staff Springtime in Florida means the sight of gopher tortoises strolling across a road or through a backyard or field. They leave their burrows in search of green plants to eat and a tortoise to become their mate. From now through May, females will be laying eggs the size of ping-pong balls in the sandy apron outside their burrows. This activity, however, makes them vulnerable to being struck by vehicles and injured or killed. Now, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has launched a new smartphone app to report to the FWC when and ... Read More »

Patty Quinn Joins Sandlin Team

Patty Quinn has just joined the Sandlin Team at RE/MAX Affinity Plus as our new Closing Manager. Patti has over 10 years of Real Estate Closing experience on Marco Island. Patty’s exceptional communication skills and attention to detail help ensure a smooth and timely closing in addition to giving our clients the personal attention they deserve. “We are thrilled to have Patti on our Team. She provides our clients with superior expertise in their closings as well as a total commitment to protecting them and accomplishing their goals,” Alan & Linda Sandlin announced. Read More »

Marco Police Foundation

The Marco Police Foundation was established in October 2001 when Roger Reinke was the Police Chief. He saw a need to establish a support group for the department and met with several Marco Island civil leaders and shortly thereafter the organization was formed including The Marco Police Foundation Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under Federal and State laws and have been in operation ever since. The Foundation is a nonpolitical, civic minded, charitable organization. Open to all business, organizations and citizens of the Island. The organization encourages and promotes citizens participation in maintaining community safety, and sponsors programs under ... Read More »

Eleanor Taft wins CBIA President’s Award

Attorney Eleanor W. “Ellie” Taft of the law firm Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. was awarded the 2013 Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) President’s Award for Service at a recent ceremony. Ms. Taft, a two-decade-veteran of real estate and commercial law, is committed to the building and construction industry, volunteering her time as a Director for the CBIA. CBIA is a not-for-profit professional association of dedicated industry professionals who are inspired to make a difference in the community through advocacy, education, networking and philanthropy. This President’s Award is presented by the President of CBIA to an individual who, throughout the ... Read More »

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

By Jacquie Koon Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce That pretty much describes the first 30ish days as Chamber president. The Chamber has had a busy start to 2014, and I’d like to share with you some of the excitement. We had several meetings and workshops with our board members to reaffirm our commitment to the Chamber mission statement — “to promote a healthy business and tourism climate in order to protect the quality of life in the community.” In keeping with the mission statement, our board of directors set the following three goals for the year: 1. Maximize the ... Read More »

MICMS Girl’s Soccer Team CCAC South Division Champions


Submitted The Marco Island Charter Middle School Eagles girls soccer team played the Collier County Athletic Conference-South Division final on Saturday morning against Pine Ridge Middle School. The stakes were high as these two teams had tied 0-0 in their previous regular season match. Emily Hamilton scored the first goal of the game in the 20th minute off of a goal kick from goal keeper Andrea Castilo. In the second half, Hailey Carp scored the second goal in the 33rd minute on an assist from Miranda Webb and Emily Hamilton. With their victory over PRMS, MICMS Eagles won the South ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club Installs New 2014 Bridge (Officers)

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Saturday, January 25th, the Marco Island Yacht Club held its most prestigious annual event, the Change of Watch and Commodores Ball. New officers were installed at the formal and festive event that was held in the beautiful Harbor Dining Room. The time honored installation ceremony, Change of Watch, is a solemn naval tradition in which responsibility, authority and accountability are transferred from one person to a to another. At the Marco Island Yacht Club, it signifies the change of command as the outgoing Commodore hands over command to his successor. Outgoing Commodore Jim Marr ... Read More »

Capri says yes to fire consolidation


By Noelle H. Lowery [email protected] This time next year, the Isles of Capri Fire-Rescue District will be part of the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District. Capri property owners sealed the department’s fate when they recently voted nearly 2-to-1 in favor of the highly controversial merger of the two districts. This month, the Collier County Board of Commissioners instructed officials with East Naples to move forward with preparations for a November 2014 consolidation. “We have heard from the people,” said Commissioner Donna Fiala, whose district includes Isles of Capri, in the commission chambers. “We listened to what they said, ... Read More »