Tag Archives: heart

Four Decades of Style: Kay’s on the Beach

By Jesus Calo  One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little Kay’s on the Beach fashion. The Marco Island woman’s boutique held its 41st fashion show at the scenic Hideaway Beach Club on February 9, 2017 with over 250 women attending. Even after four decades, this island fashion favorite event continues to host its style show. The colors were ... Read More »

Fashion of the Heart

By Samantha Husted  To walk the runway is art. A model needs just the right amount of attitude, confidence, and personal swag to conquer the catwalk. Marco Island is home to a variety of fashion shows—usually showcasing trending styles of resort wear and almost always benefitting a specific cause or charitable venture. Marco Island models are well practiced. On February ... Read More »

The Thrilling 2017 Isles of Capri Yard Sale – Treasures for All!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry It’s hard to believe that the first all-island yard sale was 30 years ago and they get bigger and better each year. 2017 was no exception judging by the numbers of golf carts, bicycles and cars that cruised the isles on January 28th looking for that “one in a million” find.” Each ... Read More »

Listen to Your Heart

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “It’s impossible.” Said Pride. “It’s risky.” Said Experience. “It’s pointless.” Said Reason. “Give it a try.” Whispered the Heart. There’s an inspirational book titled, “Waking” by Matthew Sanford. The book is based on the real-life events of Mr. Sanford’s life. When he was 13 years old, he and his family were traveling through ... Read More »

Listen Close

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System As the Market CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System, I talk to a lot of people. It’s a vital part of my job. I am also regularly tasked with not only listening to others, but hearing what they sometimes do not say as well. Not long ago I heard ... Read More »

Chalk Art for the Young at Heart

By Jesus Calo Who says there’s an age limit when it comes to chalk art? The Marco Island Center for the Arts (MICArts) held its third Annual Chalk Art for the Young at Heart event on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The event was free to the public and everyone was welcome. The community gathered on a beautiful sunny afternoon without ... Read More »

SOWFLO’S Tipping Point

By Coastal Breeze News Staff At the end of October, I had the opportunity to see an area band, SOWFLO. The performance SOWFLO put on for the rousing crowd was nothing short of great! Everyone around here has been mentioning SOWFLO for a few years. This was my first time attending their performance and I LOVED them. It has been ... Read More »

Kathein Jewelers’ Shop For a Cause Benefits ACS

By Maureen Chodaba The Kathein family loves life and loves Marco Island. Like so many of us, Annelie and Amir Kathein fell in love with the island from the moment they crossed the Jolley Bridge. The Katheins began their jewelry business in Fort Lauderdale over 30 years ago. Today, the Katheins are the proud owners of Kathein Jewelers (formerly called ... Read More »

Our Oyster is Your World

Submitted The Carvelli Family has created a little slice of their homeland in the quaint atmosphere of Marco Island. The family shared a cherished memory from their childhoods in Mesoraca, Italy, when the entire family and friends sat at the table to share meals and conversations. Brothers Luigi, Sal and Francesco Carvelli with cousins Adamo and Francesco Serravalle opened the ... Read More »

Finding Neverland…The Marsh Trails

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  “Second star to the right and ... Read More »

Fate, Love and Choice

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com When I was 16, I worked as a clerk in a grocery store in my Iowa hometown. I earned about $2.35 an hour, and over the course of a week, I might clear twenty bucks. I liked the independence of having money in my pocket and in my bank account. But mostly I ... Read More »

Lely Falls to Naples in Double OT

By Scott Shook Round three of the Naples-Lely basketball rivalry was not for the faint of heart. After splitting their first two meetings of the season with each team winning by just two points, the rubber game took two overtime periods to decide. Naples High left the Trojans heartbroken on their home court Friday night, January 27. The final score ... Read More »

Lely falls to Naples in Double OT

By Scott Shook Round three of the Naples-Lely basketball rivalry was not for the faint of heart. After splitting their first two meetings of the season with each team winning by just two points, the rubber game took two overtime periods to decide. Naples High left the Trojans heartbroken on their home court Friday night, January 27. The final score was ... Read More »

Celebrating Southwest Florida’s Natural Habitat

By Jesus Calo  Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted its 13th Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival on January 13-15. Guests had the opportunity to partake in over 30 guided field trips to wildlife hot spots around Southwest Florida and programs at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Guided field trips, birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours were ... Read More »

Steve Gober Part Two – Trained by the Master

Goodland Life By Barry Gwinn By the late ‘70s, Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant was doing OK, but it was Stan’s sons, plus Fletcher Addison, who were doing the cooking. Steve, 16, (a Naples High School freshman) and Russ, 26, were in the kitchen at night, and Jay, 21, was the daytime cook. “We were open for breakfast, lunch and dinner ... Read More »

Collier County Embraces Kindness Awareness

By Jory Westberry Having a conversation with Bob Latruba, the supporter of One Million Acts of Kindness and The Kindness Bus is like looking into a gentle heart, filled with compassion and dedication to his cause: Stop Bullying – Be Kind. His mission, ever since the shooting at Virginia Tech on April 17, 2007, is to touch as many lives ... Read More »

Injured Great Blue Heron

By Maria Lamb Since Thanksgiving, an injured great blue heron (GBH) has been walking around Tigertail Beach lagoon with a fishing lure three inches long dangling from its delicate, long neck. This heron is unable to swallow food naturally; it has lost weight, its feathers looking dull and matted and is weaker with each passing day. The heron was a ... Read More »

Marco Island Mattress Welcomes Baby Cash Home for the Holidays

Submitted Baby Cash Macchiarolo is finally home! That is the good news from Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation president, Dianna Dohm. Just over four months old, Cash is home from the hospital. Born prematurely, he has already endured two heart surgeries and experienced several feeding tube changes in his young life. He is the son of local fire fighter, Nicholas ... Read More »

Chamber Celebrates Christmas With Awards Gala

By Maureen Chodaba Marco Island’s Bistro Soleil was a shining star of the season as the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently held their Christmas Gala. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal at tables adorned with the creations of Marco Island Florist & Gifts, and danced to the sounds of the Wendy Renee Duo. Sandi Riedemann, executive director of the ... Read More »

Imagination Ball Remembers Dick Shanahan

By Maureen Chodaba  On World Cancer Day, February 4, 2017, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Pavilion will be aglow with the festivities of “Glitz, Glamour & Giving,” the 2017 American Cancer Society Imagination Ball, presented by BMO Wealth Management. Set against the backdrop of a spectacular Marco Island sunset, the guests will make their entrance along the red carpet for ... Read More »