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Coiro Comes to Coach Part II: And a lot besides

By Barry Gwinn and Danya Zarate In August 2015, Damon Coiro (pronounced Kor’-ee-oh) began what he hoped would be a long and rewarding association with Hall of Fame Coach, Johnny Roscoe at Northern Guilford High School (NGHS) in Greensboro, North Carolina. Roscoe had won four state championships at NGHS. He offered Coiro one of the coveted assistant coaching positions on ... Read More »

Get Ready For Hurricane Season

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The public is invited to attend a neighborhood information meeting being held on Thursday, June 29th at 5:30 PM at the Rookery Bay National Research Reserve in the Auditorium, 300 Tower Road off Collier Boulevard. The developer is seeking a small scale growth management plan amendment to allow for intermediate commercial uses, limited to those allowed ... Read More »

Keep Your Kids Safe on Their Bikes

By Scott H. Shook With summer break upon us, many of the island’s children will be bicycling, whether it be to the Y, racket center, or to a friend’s house. Here are some ways parents can help their kids bicycle safely. Kids need to make sure they obey the law when riding on the island’s bike lanes and shared use ... Read More »

Bonnie Hauke Makes a New Friend: A visit to Joe Douglas

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn I can’t remember a day quite like this since I became a reporter two years ago. Bonnie Hauke couldn’t either. Neither could Joe Douglas. Bonnie Hauke is an accomplished artist who also loves the village of Goodland. She was married here on a sailboat, fortuitously to a sign painter, Kevin Hauke, whom she helps with ... Read More »

Name Your Own Price Adoptions 

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) works hard to find loving homes for all of kinds of animals at the shelter, but this month we are focusing on our feline friends. June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, so we encourage you to make your house a home for one of our many four-legged friends. All adopters can name their own price for ... Read More »

MOOSE LODGE GRAND OPENING

By Jodi Pree On a recent Sunday afternoon, Moose Lodge 1990 kicked off their grand opening to a packed house full of Moose Lodge dignitaries, Moose Riders, and guests. The Moose Lodge has moved to new location at 30 Marco Lake Drive, Marco Island (formerly Marco Polo). The open house entertained nearly 400 guests with music from Nevada Smith. It ... Read More »

All Body Parts Accounted For? Check!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Such is the life of a tree trimmer, or in this case, a climber of coconut palms that stretch up to 50 feet into the air with nothing but the earth to cushion a fall. Rafael Barajas has been in the business of trimming palm fronds, cutting out pre-blooming coconut branches, the ... Read More »

‘A Texan’s Promise’ by Shelley Gray

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Maybe he wouldn’t leave her when he found out the truth. Maybe, just maybe, everything was going to be okay.” I should start out by admitting that I’m a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray and her Amish novels. I’ve even made the trek to Sarasota, Florida for one of her book talks and signings at The ... Read More »

Closer to Normal

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” ~ José N. Harris Three weeks ago my prosthetic knee was in a sterile package, sitting on a shelf somewhere, with my name on it. Twenty-four hours later, it was removed from its packaging, and carefully installed in the place ... 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 »

Stevens Landing: A Boater’s Dream

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 414 condos were listed for sale on Marco Island ranging from $118,000 for a 406 square foot studio at Southwinds to a $6,250,000 five bedroom penthouse at Belize. Four of the condos for sale last week were at Stevens Landing. One of the unique condo complexes on the island, Stevens Landing ... Read More »

On the Mend

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” – Chinese Proverb The worst is behind me. Or the worst is ahead. Possibly, I’m in the worst moment right now. I’ve been debating this with myself since my knee surgery five ... Read More »

Where Did All Those Kids Come From? Goodland Changes Gears

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn Monday morning March 13th dawned clear and cold in Goodland. The early morning temperatures were to be in the 50’s all week. At 9:00, as happens every Monday, the ladies of Joanie’s’ Juke Box popular exercise class began filing out of the Goodland Community Center into the chilly morning air to return to their homes. ... Read More »

Friends & Family Gather for HGTV Premier

By Jodi Pree On Sunday, April 23, Lauren and Don Ross were surrounded by friends and family at their HGTV “Island Life” viewing party held at Mango’s Dockside Bistro. The viewing party began at 8:30 PM. The crowd feasted on a beautiful Mango’s buffet hosted by Mary Bartos and the Premier Plus Realtors…that is everyone feasted except for the anxious ... Read More »

Heirloom Amaryllis a Florida Spring Bloomer

By Maria Lamb Amaryllis, which in Florida blooms in spring, is a favorite holiday gift. The bulbs sold in December are grown in greenhouses and forced to bloom just in time for holiday gift giving. The stunning amaryllis flowers make their way up the first week of March in a tubular stem one to two feet tall. It has a ... Read More »

A Performance and a Conversation

By Don Manley The audience received a rare treat once bows had been taken and the lights turned up after The Marco Players’ debut performance of the comedy “Heaven Help Me.” Sitting among them, but enjoying the production from a different perspective, was the play’s New York City-based author, Joseph Simonelli. At the play’s conclusion, he left his back-row seat ... Read More »

MARCO ISLAND BREWERY AND TAP HOUSE

Submitted  Hard to imagine that a small batch craft beer brewery is right here on our tiny island, but it’s a fact! Marco Island Brewery and Tap House can’t compare themselves to a full-scale brewery, but they sure have fun dreaming up new craft beer concoctions and serving them up to their customers. Down at the Marco Island Brewery things ... Read More »

Marco Island Computer Service

By Coastal Breeze News Staff You may have noticed some extra activity in the storefront right next door to the popular Sand Bar. Coastal Breeze News recently stopped by to meet the occupants, Marco Island Computer Service, owned by local resident Jason Penrod. The business was originally started by Pete Bailey in 1985, before being purchased by Jason Penrod. Jason, ... Read More »

Drones Are Coming! Are You Ready???

By Maureen Chodaba  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a drone! Well, in legal terminology, it’s a UAS, better described as an Unmanned Aircraft System. At present, UAS are one of the fastest growing areas of technology. Last year, 2.5 million drones were sold in the United States, with 1.6 utilized for recreational purposes and 900,000 for commercial ... Read More »

ARIO: AN UNFORGETTABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Submitted  Currently in the midst of a $320 Million renovation project, the JW Marriott Marco Island is well on its journey to becoming the premier luxury resort in Southwest Florida. As the jewel of Marco Island, visitors and locals alike can expect nothing but the best at this incredible resort ¬– especially when it comes to the culinary offerings. Home ... Read More »