Tag Archives: honor

Best of the Best

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Coastal Breeze News has been recognized as one of the “Best of the Best” by the Association of Free Community Papers during a conference held in Louisville, Kentucky this year. The prestigious national newspaper trade association holds the comprehensive competition annually, which is open to all member publications in good standing. Hard work and dedication ... Read More »

Veterans Monument 2.0

By Jesus Calo  Over a decade ago, a veteran’s monument was erected in a memorial park at the Marco Island Cemetery. Recently, the monument underwent renovations, right in time for Memorial Day. The monument began as an Eagle Scout project by two members who worked hard to raise $20,000. Since veterans assemble at the Marco Island Cemetery for Veterans Day ... Read More »

Berkshire Hathaway’s Top Professionals

Submitted Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty named their #1 Listing Sales Professionals for April. Kathryn Hunt has been recognized. Kathryn successfully closed $2,550,000 in volume sales for the month. Kathryn was named to the prestigious BHHS Honor Society, which represents the top ten-percent of sales professionals in the BHHS Network. Jon and Suzan Busch were also recognized as #1 ... Read More »

Scouts Earn Highest Honor

Submitted Boy Scout Troop 234 welcomed seven new scouts to its ranks on May 20, 2017 at a special Crossover Ceremony at the Marco Island Historical Museum. The Scouts earned the highest honor in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light, by completing a list of achievements, requirements and community service projects. Cub Master Randall Olsen presented each of the scouts ... Read More »

Burrowing Owls are Great Moms!

By Maria Lamb On Mother’s Day, we honor our moms with traditional gestures of love – preparing her favorite breakfast treats, a festive bouquet of flowers, or a box of yummy chocolates. This Mother’s Day, how about remembering your mom with something out-of-the-box – a gift of nature that also helps to preserve Marco Island’s amazing burrowing owls for future ... Read More »

Art on Marco Island

Submitted  The artists of The Local Color Art Gallery at the Shops of Olde Marco can not only create wonderful works of art for your home or condo, but can also put on a colorful and creative First Friday open house for their guests and patrons. This past May 5th was no exception. The theme was “Run For The Roses” ... Read More »

A Thank You 72 Years in the Making

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For 72 years one of Vernon “Bo” Sigo’s greatest hopes would be to have the opportunity to say thank you to one of the men he believed helped him to survive a combination of 32 sorties and 42 missions in B-17s during World War II. When he spoke of that desire to Rick Wobbe, one of ... Read More »

Correction to Letter to the Editor: The End of an Era

The letter to the editor titled The End of an Era and published in the last edition was printed in error. The misunderstanding for Memorial Day has been cleared up and the City will be providing much appreciated assistance. The letter was written prior to this being cleared up and I deeply apologize for it appearing. It was not to be printed and confused with our Memorial ... Read More »

Judy Kenney Named To President’s Circle & Receives Top 25 Award

Submitted  Judy Kenney, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty, has been named to the prestigious President’s Circle for 2016 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The award recognizes the network’s top three percent of residential sales professionals who in 2016 exemplified great sales achievement in closed residential GCI. Additionally, Judy was recognized as the #24 Top Producer in the BHHS Florida ... Read More »

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... Read More »

Relay’s Battle Against Cancer Continues

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For the last 30 years the American Cancer Society has brought cancer survivors, families and friends together to walk hand in hand to fight for awareness regarding the ravages of cancer and the toll it takes on families and those fighting the disease. This year will see over 5,200 communities, spread over 20 countries come together ... Read More »

Bob Ray Bocce Tournament

The Italian American Society and the City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department hosted 16 bocce teams for the annual Bob Ray Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament. In addition to the first place team (pictured), the other winning teams are: Second Place: Carol Forest, Bill Forest, Fran Kavcic and Zanka Grajazl. Third Place: Lilia and Gino Pasquinelli, Giovanna Pedrelli and ... Read More »

United Church of Marco Raises $200,000 for Habitat Collier

Submitted Each year, the United Church of Marco Island celebrates Habitat month in February. Throughout the month, they ask members of their congregation to come together and donate in an effort to help Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. This year, their goal was to raise $100,000. By timing the donations to Habitat just right, the church not only met ... Read More »

How We Give Back

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The most vital part of what we do as an organization is giving back to those touched by cancer. A large focus is placed on patient services, and how the funds raised are being distributed and used. As a community, this question comes up frequently, and for good reason. People want ... Read More »

Sale e Pepe Earns Four Diamond Rating, Again

Submitted Sale e Pepe, the gourmet Italian restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort, has received the AAA Four Diamond restaurant designation for the 13th consecutive year. Sale e Pepe was the only restaurant on Marco Island receiving the prestigious rating and one of just two restaurants in Southwest Florida included in the travel club’s ... Read More »

Islanders Visit Navy Seal Museum

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides When William “Ryan” Owens/Senior Chief Petty Officer and a Special Warfare Operative with the Navy’s elite SEAL Teams was lost in action in Yemen on January 29, 2017, interest spiked in what actions had taken place during the operation and in the SEALs in general. A group of motorcyclists from Marco Island decided it was time ... Read More »

Pitch Perfect Purduettes

By Jesus Calo It was once stated that music is the greatest communication in the world. In honor of music and the Purduettes 75th milestone anniversary, 60 collegiate performers took the stage at United Church of Marco Island. Who are the Purduettes, you ask? The ensemble was founded in 1942, when the original Purduettes fulfilled previously booked appearances of the ... Read More »

Avow Butterfly Release March 25, 2017 

The community is invited to join Avow at Cambier Park, Naples on Saturday, March 25, 2017 for its 12th annual Butterfly Release event. Festivities begin at 10 AM and will include children’s activities and a walk-through butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of live butterflies. Beginning at noon, a community memorial service will include inspirational readings, music, and a name-reading ceremony to honor the lives of ... Read More »

Golden Apple Recipients

Students in six Collier County classrooms received bushels of Golden Delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards, which highlight best practices in teaching. The 2016-17 Golden Apple recipients will each receive a grant (up to $5,000) from Suncoast Credit Union to allow the building of best practices. All Teachers of Distinction receive a $500 award, and ... Read More »

Realtors Announce Dick Shanahan Award

Submitted The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® announced a new annual award in memory of Dick Shanahan, 2016 President. Dick exemplified duty, commitment and service to the Realtor® Association and to the greater Marco Island community. The new award will be called the “Richard Shanahan Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Service Award” and will be presented annually at ... Read More »