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Locals Love Mini Season

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Mini season is upon us, and many of our local lobster enthusiasts are busy making plans for the best way to catch some “bugs.” Florida’s lobster sport season takes place on Wednesday July 26 and Thursday July 27, 2017. During mini season, recreational divers and snorkelers, with a Florida saltwater fishing license and a current ... Read More »

JW Marriott to be World-Class

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Simply put, it’s the largest project of this magnitude ever undertaken in South Florida, and it’s going on right here on Marco Island. The conversion of the Marco Island Marriott Beach and Golf Resort to a JW Marriott Branded Resort will have a long lasting and positive effect, as it brings the prestige of being the ... Read More »

Joey D’s to Open Monday at 5 PM

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Islanders have been waiting patiently for a number of months now as the opening of the Joey D’s Italian Restaurant and Bar has been anticipated since the start of the year. On Monday evening, July 17 at 5 PM their long wait will finally be over, as Joe DiPascali will return to the island where ... Read More »

Only One?

  Would you call only one contractor to remodel your kitchen? Would you get only one price from one car dealership for a new car? Would you look at only one home and buy it? Of course you would not. So, why is the new City Council interviewing only one candidate for City Manager? Could we have not found at ... Read More »

Civility, Compassion and Respect Forgotten Traits of an Admirable Nation

Written by Roy Eaton, August 2010 Updated by Jessica Hernstadt, June 2017  Some people may blame the current climate of disrespect and rudeness on the political antics of the day. But this problem predates the nastiness of the recent 2016 election. Formalities and customs that encourage a polite society are being forgotten, or are never learned. People have allowed the ... Read More »

Wolfe-Bell Wedding Celebrated Old Florida Style

Submitted  Erin Leigh Wolfe and Austin James Bell were married Saturday, May 6th, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the Church of God in Marco Island, Florida. Pastor Thomas McCulley officiated. The wedding was held in the historic church with 78 guests in attendance. Music was performed by the bride’s uncle, Fred Jodry. Michael Persson of Houston, Texas was ... Read More »

Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

Minto Communities Awarded ‘Best of the Best’

Submitted Minto Communities was recognized with six awards from ideal-LIVING magazine’s second annual 2017 “Best of the Best” awards showcased in their Summer 2017 edition. Nominations were submitted, and the magazine’s editorial committee then researched and chose those communities they felt best represented the spirit of each category. The 2017 “Best of the Best” honorees are organized into three broad ... Read More »

Trailering Your Boat Safely, Part III

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  Over the past two issues we have tackled the art of trailering your boat to a boat launch ramp and successfully getting the boat into the water. This week we will help you recover your boat and get it back on the trailer for the return trip home. One word of caution here, you have ... Read More »

DAS Rescues 51 Dogs 

Acting under the authority of Collier County’s Animal Control Ordinance, Collier County Judge Rob Crown on June 20 awarded the Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) Division custody of 51 dogs found in poor condition at a home in eastern Collier County last month. On May 26, a DAS staff responded to a call reporting several dogs in poor condition at ... Read More »

Care for the Elderly to Keep Them at Home

Collier County has a Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program that provides support services in the home to frail, functionally impaired residents age 60 and older, enabling them to remain in the community and “age in place,” rather than face nursing home placement. While the eligibility guidelines begin at 60, the average client we serve is in his or ... Read More »

Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

Fireworks Fund Still Needs Help

By Coastal Breeze News Recently a call to the community was made by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce to help fund Marco Island’s incredible July 4th fireworks display. The amount of $26,000 was needed in order to provide residents and visitors with the same quality fireworks that were enjoyed in past Independence Day celebrations. The Marco Island community has ... Read More »

Republicans Discuss Hot Potato Issues

By Maria Lamb The Caxambas Republican Club (“CRC”) hosted an evening of “Hot Potato Issues” on June 14. Guest speaker, Marco Island City Councilor Bob Brown, spoke on the critical emergency medical services (EMS) question, “Who will determine your destiny during a medical emergency?” It was a packed room of attendees, anxious to hear more about the direction of Marco ... Read More »

Mosquito Control Targeting Invasion 

The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District) is continuing to see high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes through its surveillance program and is scheduling missions to control the aggressive biters. The habitat which produces these mosquitoes is so abundant to the south and east of Naples, the pests are coming off the mangroves in broods easily numbering in the trillions ... Read More »

DAS to Find Homes for ‘Pocket Pets’

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is Collier County’s only open-admission animal shelter. This means no domestic animal is turned away, whether a stray or an owner surrender. For every pet that comes into the shelter, a forever home must be found. DAS works hard to promote the adoption of homeless animals, including holding adoption events, monthly promotions and public. ... Read More »

Don’t Leave Dogs in the Car

Many people think a dog is safe in a car with the windows cracked, but this is not the case. When temperatures hit 85 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can soar up to 102 degrees within 10 minutes. Within 30 minutes, temperatures may rise to 120 degrees. Even if you are making a quick trip to the grocery store, it ... Read More »

A Restoration Project to Honor All Veterans

By Jesus Calo Marco Island Cemetery is home to a veterans’ monument with a special past. A result of an Eagle Scout project by two boys a decade ago, it has been a gathering place for veterans and their loved ones each Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Harsh elements and time have caused the original monument to become worn and ... Read More »