Tag Archives: honor

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 »

Save the Date: Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk

By Jesus Calo Bring your walking shoes for a day of awareness. The 14th Annual Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk hosted by the SW Florida PSP Support Group. Day: Saturday March 18, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: Mackle Park, Marco Island Registration: $25 per person, $10 for students. This includes a t-shirt and lunch. PSP is a ... Read More »

Health Plus Lecture: Age-related Macular Degeneration

Submitted IBERIABANK has partnered with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) to host Jaclyn L. Kovach, M.D., who will review the clinical features, risk factors, and treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She will also discuss the AMD clinical trials conducted at BPEI Naples for which she is the principal investigator. The Health Plus Lecture will be held on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Nominate the Artist of the Year

Submitted  Since 2014, every spring the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) has recognized an Artist of the Year. The non-profit organization is requesting nominations for the Artist of the Year from the public. This special honor recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of our ... Read More »

Glitz, Glamour & Giving Imagination Ball 2017

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  On Saturday, February 4 the JW Marriott Beach Pavilion will be the scene of the elegant “Glitz, Glamour & Giving,” Marco Island American Cancer Society’s 2017 Imagination Ball. NBC’s Stacey Deffenbaugh will act as emcee for the evening. Guests will enjoy fine dining, music by the Stacey Allison Band, dancing and a silent and live ... Read More »

Buzzard Lope Queen Named at Mullet Fest

By Samantha Husted Mullet Fest has returned once again for it’s 33rd year and with it comes a new Buzzard Lope Queen and probably a hangover. Each year the festival brings thousands of people to Goodland, the small “drinking village with a fishing problem,” located on the outskirts of Marco Island. The three-day festival hosted by Stan’s Idle Hour includes ... Read More »

Marco Tennis Team Competes at State Championships

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island YMCA Women’s 18 and over 7.5 combination tennis team recently competed at the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando, Florida. The women competed against other teams from throughout the state of Florida for the state championship title. There were a total of 18 teams present that weekend. The ladies fought hard, eventually coming in ... Read More »

Young Activists Seek to Reinstate Reward Cards

By Coastal Breeze News Staff In the January newsletter for Tommie Barfield Elementary School (TBE), Principal Kary Stewart announced that the gold, silver and bronze honor cards that had been awarded to students for academic excellence would be discontinued. The cards rewarded students receiving A’s and B’s with movies tickets and discounts at local restaurants and businesses. The cards have ... Read More »

USCGA 50th Annual Change of Watch

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, District 7, Division 9 held their 50th annual Change of Watch on January 14 at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The event was a beautiful display of honor and tradition. Walter Jaskiewicz PDCO 7th District USCGA was a skilled master of ceremonies for the ... Read More »

Service Recognized

By Don Manley  The South Seas East Condominium Apartments chose to make the dedication of a new flagpole and flag at the highrise’s entrance a truly reverential affair. Held on the “day that shall live in infamy,” the ceremony was a solemn one that honored those who were killed and injured that Dec. 7, as well as the sacrifices of ... Read More »