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Searching for a Searcher

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  A RFP (Request for Proposal) has been sent out by the city to acquire the services of an executive search firm to begin the process of hiring a new city manager for the community. Former City Manager Roger Hernstadt tended his letter of resignation on February 6 to be effective on July 7, 2017, however council ... Read More »

Author Kidd Speaks at Library

Submitted  Recently, local residents and visitors were treated to a rare opportunity when award-winning and bestselling author, Sue Monk Kidd gave a presentation on Marco Island. A full house greeted Ms. Kidd at Rose Hall at the Marco Island branch of the Collier County Library. Ms. Kidd shared memories of her childhood in Sylvester, Georgia. She recalled the importance of ... Read More »

Israel Fest Returns to Naples for Second Year

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 12-3 PM, come to Fleischmann Park in Naples for a community wide celebration of Israel. Enjoy a fun, exciting day as you learn more about Israel, a country with a rich cultural history, and America’s most valued ally in the Middle East. Israel is many things; A start-up nation, ... Read More »

Marco Shells Give Colorado Woman a Rocky Mountain High

By Scott Shook When Colorado native Sharon Phillips walks down the boardwalk of her vacation home on Marco Beach she is as thrilled as a child on Christmas morning. “I can’t wait until daylight comes to get down here,” Phillips said, while sitting on the hull of a Hobie Cat. “I’m not a morning person at all. But I’ll be ... Read More »

Magical Harp Ensemble Wows Marco

By Maria Lamb People often associate the harp with angels wearing halos, floating on clouds playing the harp – depicted on holiday greeting cards, sacred texts, and religious art. The angels and harps took on more earthly qualities when St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosted the Naples Harp Ensemble on a recent Sunday afternoon, to a full house. Dickie Fleisher, principal ... Read More »

Small Dog, Big Hero

Steve “Stef” Stefanides  The stories are countless throughout the nation of lives lost from residential fires as residents slept while smoke and heat filled kitchens and other rooms as it raced towards the unsuspecting victims who slept soundly until it was too late. We hear about these tragedies all the time and this year alone there have been 483 deaths ... Read More »

Agricultural Tours in Collier 

Join the University of Florida/IFAS for a tour of farms and other agricultural operations in Collier County. The tour is Wednesday, March. 15, departing from Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples, Florida . Two tour times are available: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not only will this change give us a chance to showcase ... Read More »

Marco Islanders On The Road For Fun

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Each day offers up a wide variety of activities and opportunities for islanders to take advantage of, whether they are here fulltime or just for the season. Some enjoy golf, while others enjoy tennis, or just a day at the beach.  Bocce ball, fishing, senior softball, and even pickleball are just some of the sports and ... Read More »

Jazz Singer Jebry to Perform at Art Center

Submitted Jazz comes to the Marco Island Center for the Arts when well-known singer Jebry performs January 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM. This one-time Harry James Big Band singer was among the first to bring jazz to Naples and she will perform at the Center for one night bringing jazz to Marco Island. This show is a continuation of the ... Read More »

Arts Gala Helps Define the Soul of Marco Island

By Joan Gerberding The great Roman philosopher, Cicero, was credited with saying: “I have put out my books and now my house has a soul.” Perhaps il signor Cicero won’t mind if I steal his words, his philosophy on life, and add that once we put out our books, our paintings, our sculptures, our photographs, our art, our homes have ... Read More »

One Million Gallons in a Month? Marco man faced with $10,700 water bill.

By Barry Gwinn Don Mills fought the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. As a high school principal, he presided over a Long Island high school riven by racial animosity, at one point, facing down a group of students who were attempting to burn down the school. Retiring in 1980, Mills and his wife, Genevieve, moved to Marco ... Read More »

First Anniversary for Moore Docks, Lifts and Seawalls

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Tom Moore came to Marco Island and immediately recognized a need. Having the proper experience and initiative, Tom started Moore Roofing to fulfill the roofing needs of area homeowners. That was more than twelve years ago. Since that time, Moore Roofing has installed hundreds and hundreds of roofs. Tom didn’t stop there however…. He discovered ... Read More »

Puss ‘N Boots Shoe Collection Drive

Submitted  For the Love of Cats is conducting a shoe collection drive, aptly name Puss ‘N Boots, every other Friday starting January 6, 2017 to raise funds for our TNR, spay/neuter, rescue and senior cat adoption programs. Shoes collected through the Puss ‘N Boots Shoe Drive will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase ... Read More »

Rose Marina Phase One Nears Completion

Submitted The Rose Marina is putting the final touches on the first phase of their project to update and modernize the only water direct marina on the island. Many on the island have marveled at the progress of the replacement of the old and outdated enclosed facilities that were formerly used for enclosed boat storage. The new facility, which replaces ... Read More »

Buche de Noel, the Perfect Holiday Dessert

By Samantha Husted  With the winter holidays fast approaching, many families are in a rush to go out and get things done.  Presents need to be bought, cards need to be sent out, and of course, that special holiday meal needs to be planned. And while the holidays bring cheer and good times, they can also be stressful and anxiety ... Read More »

BOOK REMARKS: The Wangs Vs The World

Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “J. Marshall Weymouth made Charles feel small, like he hadn’t made his first million by the time he was thirty-three years old, like he didn’t have a flaming redhead named Saoirse on call, like he hadn’t blown out of Taiwan with nothing but a urea pipeline and lucked himself into the most ideal wife-and-children combo possible. Made ... Read More »

Major Wildlife Assistance

Officers Araujo and Polly responded to a call about a panther/dog-related incident. When the officers arrived on the scene, they met with the complainant who explained that he had heard his two dogs barking aggressively outside of his house. He has several livestock animals on his property, including uncaged chickens. When he went outside to investigate, he saw a panther ... Read More »

Cocktails in Style

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Friday night’s cocktail party was an event to remember.  As members pulled up to the Island Country Club entrance they were warmly greeted with mai tais and music by JRobert. Members delighted in the eight culinary stations that were set up in the dining room and adjacent rooms.  Favorites included a shellfish raw bar with ... Read More »

Sailing Toward Adventure

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com It sounds like the plot of a movie. A retired couple, tired of their life on land, packs up all their earthly belongings; sells their car, their house and sets sail for the open ocean. While this story may seem far-fetched or fantastical, it’s exactly what high school sweethearts Ray and Cherie Yager have done. The ... Read More »