Tag Archives: Goodland

“20th Century Seminole Experience” Lecture

The Marco Island Historical Museum invites you to a free program presented by Muffy Clark Gill. Thursday November 15, 2:30 p.m. Local artist Muffy Clark will give a powerpoint presentation on her “20th Century Seminole Experience” batik exhibition that is now on display at the Marco Island Historical Museum through December 27, 2012. Muffy Clark Gill will discuss the extensive research she ... Read More »

Honoring our Veterans

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com As the 2012 election continues to divide our island and our nation, it is important to remember those who fought for our freedoms; including the right to vote. In honor of Veterans Day, Tommie Barfield Elementary, the City of Marco Island and VFW Post 6370 have organized events on Marco Island to celebrate the men and ... Read More »

UPDATED: Marco Walk Talk

Marco Walk Restaurant Expansion Approved for Public Hearing Venetian Investments’ plans to upgrade the restaurant space in the Marco Walk Plaza will move forward to a public hearing on January 7. The company plans to take the now defunct space formerly occupied by Konrad’s and Five Brothers Pizza and create Marco Prime Seafood and Grill. The Five Brother’s space will ... Read More »

Resurrecting the Red Baron

By Kathleen Zehler  WHAT IF….we could step back in time some 77 years ago to the year 1935? We would find that the NFL Champions were the Detroit Lions, the World Series Champions were the Detroit Tigers and the most popular Christmas gifts were Monopoly and the Fire Fly Sled. You would also find the gem that one local Marco ... Read More »

Jog over the Jolley

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Lace up your running shoes and sprint over to Veterans Park on on November 17. Make sure to be there bright and early to join in on the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/ Walk. The race returns for another year, taking participants up and over the Jolley Bridge and back again. The Jolley Be Good ... Read More »

Florida Panther Festival

Learn about the endangered Florida Panther at the second annual Florida Panther Festival on November 10, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. North Collier Regional Park in Naples will host the family-friendly event which offers interactive activities for all ages. “Our goal is to hold this free event every year for families and visitors to celebrate the Florida panther and ... Read More »

Great coaches for great lessons

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Vince Lombardi: “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”  ... Read More »

An unusual Bar Mitzvah

By Tarik Asayun  turk1949@comcast.net  In late August we received an invitation to attend a Bar Mitzvah in Cincinnati, Ohio. The invitation was printed on an exquisite stock in classical fashion. The cover page had a photograph of a certificate indicating that it was granted to: “Edward Saeks, who has successfully completed the course of studies of his Hebrew School and ... Read More »

Supermarket Follies


By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net It was raining and unusually chilly, so it was a great day for the supermarket (store names are omitted to protect the guilty). So off I went for a new adventure among the shoppers. “Ah”, I mused, “My thoughtful wife provided a list of goods and goodies and today will be fast and easy.” Wrong! My ... Read More »

Notice to congress


By Roy Eaton Time has come to address the concerns and interests of all Americans. Humorist and author Dr. Jim Boren once said, “Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.” Your behavior has done much to support this assessment, but your reign of indecisiveness, disagreement and gridlock is about to end. On November 6, the American people will either vote ... Read More »

Soap stars return to Marco

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com  The stars are back for the 14th Annual Southwest Florida Soapfest Charity Weekend. The popular event will be held November 9 – 11 and will feature a dozen of television’s daytime actors at local events all in the name of children’s charities. What began in 1998 as a fundraiser for the Marco Island Film Festival, Soapfest ... Read More »

The Dolphin Redux

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com  Where have all the dolphins gone? Ten years ago, the Marco Island YMCA and The Art League of Marco Island introduced 36 dolphin sculptures displayed throughout the city which were designed by local artists. The “Dolphin Debut,” as it was dubbed, raised $123,000 for the two organizations through an auction held on April 13, 2003. Ten ... Read More »

Welcome back to the nest celebration

By Linda J. Turner It is officially nesting season and the bald eagles are once again busy rebuilding their nest in the center of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary on Tigertail Court. Less than fifty years ago, there were many bald eagle nests on Marco Island. Today, there are only two remaining active nests on the island, one being at the ... Read More »

Goodland artist holds one man show

By Coastal Breeze News Staff David Fuller, an award winning artist who has lived in Goodland for over five years, opened his one man show in the West Wing Gallery of the Naples Regional Library on November 1. The show will hang all month in Old Naples at 650 Central Avenue. Hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through ... Read More »

Help end Holiday Hunger

Submitted Thanksgiving is fast approaching and turkeys are in very short supply in order to feed hungry Southwest Floridians. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has put out a plea for the 5,000 turkeys needed by its participating non-profit agencies. These agencies rely on donated turkeys to fill holiday food baskets for the ever-increasing numbers of hungry adults and children. Higher ... Read More »

Marco Island Writers

By Joanne Tailele The November 14th meeting of the Marco Island Writers has two guest speakers scheduled. For the first hour, southwest Florida resident, Tina Murray, Ph.D., will speak. Ms. Murray has degrees in art education, education, art and drama from the Florida State University and the University of Miami. Her debut novel, A Chance to Say Yes, will be ... Read More »

Summer Swing IV concludes season

Submitted  It was the beginning of a beautiful day. At 8:00 AM the sun was bright, the skies were clear ant the temperature was a cool 70 degrees. There was a slight breeze; it was a great day for tennis. The gathering of tennis players from all four tennis clubs on Marco Island showed this, as they gathered at the ... Read More »

Marco Sportfishing Club rides the bull

By Danielle Dodder The Marco Sportfishing Club kicked off its annual redfish tournament on Tuesday, October 23 at Walker’s Marine in Goodland. Two person teams went out in 16 boats on a mission to bring back the largest regulation size redfish. The winners, Bruce Robertson and Chuck Gainan, brought back two fish weighing in at 9.34 lbs. The event kicked ... Read More »

Employee engagement at Physicians Regional

TO YOUR HEALTH C. Scott Campbell  c.scottcampbell@hma.com Our people—physicians and staff—drive organizational performance. This is the reality for all health care organizations who provide services 24/7, 365 days a year. At Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard, performance at our hospital begins and ends with our people—our Associates in conjunction with our medical staff. Consider this, day in and day out it is “people” ... Read More »