Tag Archives: Goodland

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children launches the “Holiday Drive 2012” to ensure a safe and happy holiday for the children, men and women, as well as their pets, served by Collier County’s only certified domestic violence center. Help make the holidays merry and bright by providing new, non-violent, unwrapped gifts items for babies, children, teens, adults, seniors and their pets: Gift ... Read More »

Special Olympics Collier County needs assistant coaches

Special Olympics Collier County needs assistant coaches for cycling, tennis, track & field and soccer for the 2013 season DATES: 5 January 2013 to 19 May 2013 DAYS OF PRACTICE AND TIMES: Every Saturday 9:30–11:00 am (There will be some Saturdays where there will be no practice due to holidays and other school commitments). LOCATION: Golden Gate High School, 2925 Titan Lane, Naples 34116. ... Read More »

Street Lighting Service Restored on All Major Roadways

Streetlights that were turned off along major roadway corridors to assist with saving county tax dollars have now been turned on in preparation for the end of Daylight Savings Time. The Transportation Engineering Department of the Growth Management Division anticipates a savings of approximately $96,000 in electrical energy costs for the approximately six months when designated streetlights were turned off. ... Read More »

Presentations at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium

There will be a variety of thought-provoking presentations throughout the day, December 1, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center Auditorium, 33000 Tamiami Trail East in Ochopee. 10:00-11:00 The Making of the “Big Cypress Swamp: the Western Everglades” Elam Stoltzfus, Film Producer Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will share a collection of stories, behind the scenes illustrations, a few tall tales and ... Read More »

Impaired Driving Checkpoint

The Marco Island Police Department is committed to the prevention of impaired driving, removing impaired drivers from our roadways and educating the public on the critical subject of impaired driving. To facilitate success in these mission areas, the Marco Island Police Department will be conducting an Impaired Driving Checkpoint November 17, 2012 commencing at 9:00pm. The checkpoint will be located at ... Read More »

“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

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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

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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 »