Tag Archives: Goodland

EPA to Lift Suspension and Debarment of BP

The Environmental Protection Agency and BP today executed an agreement resolving all suspension and debarment actions against BP that barred the company from doing business with the federal government following the company’s guilty plea in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010. The administrative agreement will be in place for five years. “This is a fair agreement that requires BP ... Read More »

2014 ORV Advisory Meetings

The 2014 Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee meetings for Big Cypress National Preserve will be held on Tuesdays, April 22 and October 7, from 3:30 pm to 8 pm. The meetings will be held at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center auditorium at 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141. For more details about the committee meeting agendas and minutes go ... Read More »

Marco Island Canadian Club

The last Marco Island Canadian Club event of the season is being held on Thursday March 27 from 3 to 5pm at the Marco Island Historical Society, 180 South Heathwood Dr. The evening starts with a tour of the museum’s exhibits, some refreshments and then some presentations. Six remarkable professional women have volunteered to explain everything Canadians need to know ... Read More »

DEP and Recreation and Parks Public Workshop

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7 p.m. (EDT) PLACE: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road, Naples, Florida 34113 GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Presentation of the proposed unit management plan update for Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. A COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING: Renee Rau, Park Manager, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve ... Read More »

Marco Players Present Art

Serge buys a modern painting for a relatively large sum of money. The painting is about five feet by four feet and is painted white with diagonal scars. Serge wants validation from his friends Marc and Yvan. They in turn question their relationship with a man willing to spend such a large amount of money on something that they find ... Read More »

Public Comments Sought on Copeland Prairie Mitigation

The National Park Service is seeking public comments on a Copeland Prairie Mitigation Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) for Big Cypress National Preserve. The purpose of the plan is to enhance wetlands in a 325-acre portion of Copeland Prairie in the Preserve that would reverse much of the adverse hydrologic and ecological impact caused by construction of road-related infrastructure in the ... Read More »

Dementia Discussed at Next Health Plus

IBERIABANK and Physicians Regional Healthcare System will continue the Health Plus Lecture series with the topic of “Normal Aging and Memory Loss” on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Marco Island branch of IBERIABANK at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. A welcome reception will begin at 6pm with the presentation starting at 6:30pm. Dr. Igor Levy-Reis, who is certified as a Diplomat by the American Board of Neurology and ... Read More »

Pearls and Purrs Trunk Show and Luncheon

Learn, dine and shop at the Pearls and Purrs Trunk Show and Luncheon, a For the Love of Cats fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Bistro Soleil, 100 Palm Street, Marco Island. Preview Pierre&Harry’s “The Pearl Experience” at 11 a.m. Enjoy quiche, salad and dessert during the pearl presentation, then shop the pearl trunk show. ... Read More »

Amateur Photo Contest Inspires Record Entries

The Seventh Annual City of Marco Island Wildlife Amateur Photo Contest was one for the record books. “This year had the most entries, 55 photographers, and number of photos entered, 188,” says Nancy Richie, the city’s environmental specialist. Sponsored by the city of Marco Island and Coastal Breeze News, the goal of the amateur photo contest “is to celebrate south ... Read More »

Bullies Beware of Butterflies

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Meet Lizzie Sider, a pretty, confident 15-year-old country music singing sensation. She co-wrote her 2012 debut single, “Butterfly,” and has opened for country music stars Gloriana, Jamie O’Neal and Aaron Tippin. She has paid visits to “The Queen Latifah Show,” “Access Hollywood” and Nashville’s “Crook & Chase.” One look at the South Florida native smiling, ... Read More »

Courage to Cross the Finish Line

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” John Bingham wrote that in his book “No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running.” It is sentiment that perfectly sums up the feeling of running a half-marathon, the Marco Island Half-Marathon Bridge Run, to ... Read More »

FaceTiming Firefighter of the Year

By Coastal Breeze News Staff In a sign of hi-tech times, Dan Stoller accepted the honor of being 2013’s Firefighter of the Year via FaceTime (a video cellphone call). During the annual general meeting of the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Foundation, MIFRD Chief Michael Murphy cited the award going to a ‘home-grown’ Marco Islander. This firefighter initiated an intensive educational track; ... Read More »

GAA Hopes for Historic Status

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com To preserve, promote, and advance the cultural presence in the Village of Goodland through art, history, and education.   This is the mission statement of the Goodland Arts Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed by residents of the historic village. The members aren’t messing around either. In just over a year’s time, the group formed, became a ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Marco Island’s Master Plan

I have been following the Marriott expansion plans intently for months now but a recent spike in Letters to the Editor opposing the plans based solely on Marco being a “residential retirement community” or “tranquil resort island” could not be further from the truth. For the record, I enjoyed five wonderful years employed in the mid 2000’s at the Marco Island Marriott, ... Read More »

John Dandola Talks Dead by Happenstance

By Holly Benedict In the past, author John Dandola has set one mystery novel on Marco Island (A Beckoning Wind) and soaked up atmosphere to write another (Dead in Small Doses). His latest, Dead by Happenstance, was written entirely during his last annual stay here. “My wife and I have had to put off relocating to Marco solely because of ... Read More »

Land More Fish

LADY ANGLERS Captain Mary A. Fink islandgirlscharters.com One of the most rewarding things about being a fishing guide is sharing the excitement and joy experienced through others when they hook and land fish. It has been my experience, however, that many less-experienced anglers lose a good number of fish through improper retrieval technique. Often, fish are lost due to over excitement ... Read More »

Bargain Basket Fashion Show Features Mock Wedding

Submitted Many “ohs” and “ahas” were heard Thursday, Feb. 27, as the “bride,” Margi Abercrombie, was escorted down-the-isle by her “father,” Bob Meyn. The bride wore a beautiful full-length, over-beaded lace gown with a cathedral train, and dad was elegantly attired in a black tux. Both outfits, as well as those worn by all the other members of the mock ... Read More »

New Workshops at Center for the Arts

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Two of Marco Island’s favorite senior artists — William Ward Moseley and Charles Gruppe — are back by popular demand this month at the Center for the Arts. Both are conducting workshops in their favorite mediums. Moseley will lead two sessions of “Fun with Pastels.” The first will be held Tuesday, March 11, 9:30 AM-4:00 ... Read More »

Shock to the System

GOODLAND LIFE Melinda Gray melinbrya3@yahoo.com In my 35 years, I’ve traveled all over the world. My mother and grandmother loved to see new places and experience different things. As a very young child, I was taken to various tourist destinations and third-world countries. I’ve known my fair share of culture shock. Yet, as well-traveled as I am, I never expected to ... Read More »