Tag Archives: Goodland

Civil Air Patrol to ring bell, open trading at New York Stock Exchange

A delegation from Civil Air Patrol will ring the opening bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange. Led by CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, a group of about 20 CAP representatives, including cadets, will be on the stock exchange podium at 9:30 a.m. EST to officially start trading. The opening bell ceremony provides a platform to generate ... Read More »

MIPO wishes good health, happiness and prosperity to ALL on Marco Island.

To start 2013 on a positive note, MIPO would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misconception about its mission and charter. Simply stated, our endeavor is to be ADVOCATES for ALL owners; condo, single family home and business alike. Come join us on January 17, 10 AM, at Mackle Park to hear how MIPO plans to accomplish this on your ... Read More »


— Target Dates of January 10-17 — Resource management staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have released plans for their firstprescribed burns in 2013. Weather permitting, prescribed fires will commence around 9:00 am Thursday, January 10 through January 16 along Shell Island Road and the Tower Road/Barefoot Williams area. For a map of the precise locations please clickhere. Residents of adjacent areas will ... Read More »

Explore Our Island History!

Join us for a really unique “Olde Florida” treat. The Friends of Fakahatchee are hosting Coastal Cruises through the mysterious mangroves of the Ten Thousands Island. On the way, you will probably see dolphins cavorting with the tour boat. When you arrive at Fakahatchee Island, a naturalist will point out unusual plants on the path up the ancient shell mound ... Read More »


What do homemade soup and handmade ceramic bowls have in common? They’re being featured at the Saturday, January 26 Empty Bowls event being held at Cambier Park, Naples. The Naples community is gearing up to participate in the sixth annual event, which will take place between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is an annual fund raiser for the ... Read More »

Raising Funds for Scrub-Jay Habitat Restoration

The Florida scrub-jay becomes more threatened each day as encroaching destroys its habitat. To create more awareness, AuthenticFlorida.com, has joined forces with Oscar Scherer State Park and Clyde Butcher, Jack Perkins and Jeff Klinkenberg to present “Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida.”This special event is January 18, 2013, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Girl Scout Event Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. ... Read More »

Clyde Butcher Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of his Big Cypress Gallery

“Twenty years! It seems like yesterday that we began the joyous hard work creating the dream of Big Cypress Gallery in a setting surrounded by the peace of over a million acres of wilderness. The public has been a big part of that dream, and we invite everyone to join with us as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of our Big Cypress ... Read More »


A yearlong celebration commemorating the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida begins on Jan. 8 when the Board of Collier County Commissioners present proclamations to the consuls general of Spain, France, and Great Britain in recognition of the three European powers that once claimed and governed Florida. Accepting proclamations will be Christina Barrios, consul general of Spain, Gael ... Read More »

Marco Presbyterian Church Welcomes Carol Kent to Marco Island


Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off their Winter Women’s Bible Study with “Going Deeper with Carol Kent.” This is the first time Kent, a frequent Women of Faith speaker, best-selling author and a popular international public speaker, has given a presentation on Marco Island. “Carol is authentic, personable and what she teaches she lives,” said Karen Hollenbeck, MPC women’s Bible study planning ... Read More »

Upgrades to Veterans Park


By Coastal Breeze News Staff The journey to a completed Veterans’ Park has been seven years in the making so far, from the initial proposal by the local VFW Post to completion of the first phase: a series of flags, benches and paving stones. An ambitious plan for a new Veterans’ Memorial Fountain and Flag Plaza for Veteran’s Park got ... Read More »

Will & Anthony!


Submitted Back by popular demand for three shows only are New York City entertainers, Will & Anthony! Performing their ‘BROADWAY, OUR WAY’ Concert. Sunday, January 13 thru Tuesday, January 15 at 6 PM. This dinner and concert event will be held at Marco Island’s House of Mozart. Hear Broadway, classic standards and Italian music! Acclaimed as “displaying an engagingly brassy ... Read More »



By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Typically, when visiting a farmer’s market, patrons are looking for the freshest fruits and vegetables they can find. The Marco Island Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Wednesday at Veterans Park from 7:30 AM until 2 PM, is no different. With a wide array of fruit and veggie stands to choose from, shoppers can find exactly ... Read More »

Signs they are a changin’

Denise Santos of Goodland painted the post office window to help the village get into the holiday spirit. Photo by Joanie Fuller

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The signs are all around us. Season is here and a change is in the air. Not only can we feel it, but we can see it too. Especially in Goodland. Take a trip down our long and winding road and see for yourself what I’m talking about. Many have noticed that the sign at the ... Read More »

Tennis Showdown at Hideaway Beach


READ MY TIPS Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com Mark down this date and time: Thursday, December 27, at 4 PM on centre court at the beautiful Hideaway Beach Club. Matt Browne’s opponent is the highly-acclaimed Port Royal Head tennis professional Franco Matta. Matta is the former number one collegiate star from Florida Gulf Coast University and Naples City singles champion who is a ... Read More »

Inquiring Minds


ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Over the course of a single day, I can be asked lots and lots of questions pertaining to my profession. The questions can begin with: Why? How come? Or my favorite… How do you know? For those of you reading my column for the first time, let me catch you up to speed. I make ... Read More »

Small Trees but Big Show


PLANT TALK Mike Malloy mikemalloy@naplesbutterfly.com For all of us who want to have one of the showiest trees in town in our gardens (Royal Poinciana) and just don’t have the room because of their size, here are some of my favorite small trees that can be grown in courtyards, containers and small yards here in southwest Florida that can also ... Read More »

City Committees: A Few Key Changes and A Special Magistrate


By Danielle Dodder “Another avenue for citizen input shut down.” The chair of the city’s Beach Advisory Committee found city management’s proposal to consolidate city committees into four bodies plus a magistrate, distressing at the December 20 meeting and workshop. From city inception, volunteer committees have been a cornerstone of citizen input and oversight in local government. City council members ... Read More »



Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net First, I hope everyone reading this column had a wonderful holiday! We are so blessed to be able to worship in any manner we want! We are so blessed to live in America! Being that most of my five kids and all of my grandchildren live right here, we celebrated together as a family for Christmas. And ... Read More »

River of Grass Greenway seen as top priority


By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com In an effort to develop a statewide trail and paddle system, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Division of Recreation and Parks recently updated the overall vision for the Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS). The new five-year plan lists the River of Grass Greenway as a priority. In early fall, the Division of ... Read More »

Philharmonic Coming to Marco!


The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island welcomes back the Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet for another fine concert on Saturday, January 5th at 7:30 PM. This performance is part of the Congregation’s Cultural Series, now in its’ 19th year of offering exceptional program to this area. Highlights of this concert will include the Fire Dance, Gershwin, “Duke” Ellington, Fats Waller and ... Read More »