Tag Archives: heart

‘A Texan’s Promise’ by Shelley Gray

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Maybe he wouldn’t leave her when he found out the truth. Maybe, just maybe, everything was going to be okay.” I should start out by admitting that I’m a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray and her Amish novels. I’ve even made the trek to Sarasota, Florida for one of her book talks and signings at The ... Read More »

Book Launch Raises Money for Kiwanis

Submitted Naples Event Divas, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Simeris Alliance, hosted the dedication and reveal of the new book “The People’s Commissioner: Donna Fiala.” In just two short hours, readers who supported the commissioner, the mission of the event, and the book, helped raise over $1,000 for the East Naples Kiwanis Foundation. “The People’s Commissioner: ... Read More »

Godspeed, Pat and Roy

By Maureen Chodaba How do you say goodbye to someone who has been an inspiration to so many? How do you let go of a couple who were the faces of Marco Island’s social scene for many years? You don’t. You embrace the memories and thank God for the opportunity to have known them. Pat and Roy Birkeland are moving ... Read More »

First Annual Yoga Fest Empowers Marco

By Maureen Chodaba Kerri Lampos of RevivalYoga Fitness Studio believes in empowering men, women and children through yoga, an ancient practice of self-care and healing for both the body and mind. Yoga is a revival of one’s positive energy, uniting the physical and spiritual components of well-being. Embracing that divine intention, Lampos and Revival Yoga recently presented the First Annual ... Read More »

Take That First Step

Submitted  Step Smart Collier is a new program designed to aid seniors with prevention of accidents in the home. Such accidents account for far more visits to the emergency room or hospital than strokes or heart attacks each year, and many are preventable. Keith Dameron is chairman of this program for all of Collier County. You may remember Keith as ... Read More »

Our US Capitol Building Outside and In

Rumination From the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry One of my goals while visiting Washington, D.C. recently was to tour our nation’s United States Capitol Building. The Capitol’s dome could be the most recognized manmade landmark in America and the Statue of Freedom that tops the dome is impressive; no wonder, it stands 19 feet 6 inches tall. The location ... Read More »

An American Dream on Marco

By Jessica Hernstadt As a boy growing up in Italy, Luigi Carvelli never dreamed that by the age of thirty-five he would be the owner of four successful restaurants, with nearly three hundred people in his employ. Luigi, along with his brothers Sal, 44, and Francesco, 33, and cousins Adamo, 41, and Francesco Serravalle, 34, are the owners of three ... Read More »

Seminole Tribe Earth Day Celebration

Submitted On April 22nd, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosted Water Warriors—an Earth Celebration to showcase the ways in which water represents life to the Seminoles. Under the perfectly blue sky, Seminole artists and conservationist Samuel Tommie shared the importance of preserving water and resources for the Seminole Tribe. He ended his talk with a musical flute presentation. Museum Management Trainee Daniel ... Read More »

Emergency Pet Care Program CPR With Shogi & So Much More!

By Maureen Chodaba They light up our lives with unconditional love. They touch our hearts and teach us valuable lessons about life itself. They are our pets and we love them dearly. Have you ever been faced with an emergency involving your beloved furry friend? Have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if you were suddenly not ... Read More »

Anticipation and Dread

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock was a masterful movie producer and director in the mid 1900s, with a gift for creating suspense. Born in England, he became a U.S. citizen in 1955, and set the standard for both drama and horror ... Read More »

Treasure Hunter Captain Carl Fismer Brings Treasure to Isles of Capri

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry When you hear that world-renowned treasure hunter Captain Carl Fismer, with 47 years of treasure hunting experience, is going to be the honored speaker at the Isles of Capri Community Center, you can bet your doubloons you’re going to be there to hear him! Capt. Carl, also known as “Fizz” to his ... Read More »

The Heart of the Rock: CJ’s on the Bay

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  While the Esplanade isn’t exactly the dead center of this “rock” known as Marco Island, it is certainly the center for much of the activity that takes place here. And CJ’s on the Bay, with their busy outside bar and packed-to-the-gills restaurant is right at the center… or the “heart” of the Esplanade overlooking Smokehouse ... Read More »

Tragedy Lingers From Picayune Fire

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides It’s hard to believe that about a month ago the scene along Benfield Road was one of an inferno, rather than the serene and quiet area that Todd and Monique Waldeck had fallen in love with close to 30 years ago. The only evidence one could see from the narrow single lane road was the charred ... Read More »

Never Give In, Never Give Up

By Don Manley Don Camplese personifies the concept of resilience in the face of difficulty. Rather than quitting after cancer cost him the use of his left arm, the avid golfer has adapted and is again enjoying the game, only in a one-handed fashion now. In fact, the Hideaway Beach Club resident is displaying some of the same skill he’d ... Read More »

MICMS Provides Valuable CPR Certification

By Jesus Calo and Samantha Husted Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, is one of the main elements to survival in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart causes an ineffective-irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other vital organs. Once the heart stops beating and the ... Read More »

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good – Not Necessarily in That Order

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Let’s start with the Bad. The 30-foot Brazilian Pepper (BP) tree invasion is killing our native mangroves on Isles of Capri by crowding them from the sunlight they need to survive. Native to South America, they were introduced as an ornamental tree, but Avast, me hearties, they’ve changed the landscape and threaten ... Read More »

Marco’s Miracle Baby

By Jessica Hernstadt With his deep brown eyes and infectious smile, no one who meets 7½-month-old baby Cash is immune from his charms. But what many don’t know is that this beautiful child is nothing short of a miracle. Cash Carter Macchiarolo was born on August 24, 2016, five weeks early with a severe heart condition. Cash’s father Nick Macchiarolo, ... Read More »

Immigrants

As a girl, I went to Public School That is where I learned the “Golden Rule”. School, community, home all taught the same And I learned “Democracy” was the name. By which my country lived and thrived A place where hopeful immigrants arrived They worked hard to raise their families Survived many heart breaks and realities. They loved America “Land ... Read More »

Stone Sculptures on Display

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts announced today its annual Stone Sculpture Show April 3 through April 7, 2017. This one week show will feature works of instructors Jerry Leeman and Johanna Petropoulos, in addition to exhibiting artists Irene Finnegan, Judy Nolan, Adelaide Pence, Steve Roberts, Mary Ruggiero and Karen Sutton. “This exhibit is impressive,” said the Center’s ... Read More »

Jackie: An Alternative View or Lackluster to View?

Welcome Matthew Mendisana! Coastal Breeze News is happy to announce the addition of film enthusiast and critic, columnist Matthew Mendisana. Matthew will bring readers his insightful movie reviews in a regular column, “Reel Reviews.” REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a story that has been told countless times. Dozens of books and films have ... Read More »