Tag Archives: information

Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Shows Begin

Submitted The first Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show for this season, sponsored by the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. This unique art show is the only show in the county that highlights painters from ... Read More »

Two Speakers, Two Stories

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) has planned two upcoming lectures that are not-to-be-missed. Each speaker will engage the audience with a fascinating story that offers a glimpse into a unique piece of history. January 24: Florida’s Fleet, A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast  Maritime archaeologist Brendan Burke, who works for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & ... Read More »

Bargain Basket Fashion Show

Submitted  Mark your calendars for the annual Bargain Basket Fashion Show on February 16, 2017. Preparations are underway to bring a unique fashion show to the United Church of Marco, with all clothing selected from the Bargain Basket thrift shop. This fun event is a seasonal favorite among locals and visitors. This year attendees will enjoy a French themed runway ... Read More »

Meals of Hope Kicks Off 2017

By Maureen Chodaba  Back in 2007, when Naples resident Stephen Popper was asked to help ship food to a poor school in Haiti, he willingly and enthusiastically accepted the endeavor. But Popper felt a strong urge to help those in his own backyard. In August 2007, a food packing event was held where Popper and a team of volunteers packed ... Read More »

Garrett Richter Promoted

Submitted First Florida Integrity Bank has promoted President Garrett S. Richter to Chief Executive Officer – President. With his term as Florida state senator complete, Mr. Richter will now lead the day-to-day operations of First Florida Integrity Bank. His promotion to Chief Executive Officer will provide consistency in the leadership direction of the bank. Mr. Richter is one of the ... Read More »

Souper Bowl 2017: A Peek Inside the Bowl

By Don Manley  The time is rapidly approaching for the pouring of succulent piping hot soups from local restaurants to be poured into one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls to raise money for the Leadership Marco Scholarship Fund. Now in its fifth year, the Souper Bowl raised a record $16,000 last year, up from the previous record of $12,000 in 2015. The event’s ... Read More »

Breakfast and Birds

Submitted Friends of Tigertail (FOT) will host the 12th “Breakfast and Birds” on January 28 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Tigertail Beach. Bring your own breakfast and meet other interested birders to learn how to identify the beautiful wading birds and shorebirds that forage in the Tigertail lagoon during the winter. Binoculars are recommended. The program is free ... Read More »

Marco Bay Yacht Club Celebrates Commodore Ball

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  The Marco Bay Yacht Club is an organization rich in history on Marco Island and is the oldest and one of the most active boating organizations on Marco Island. Its roots date back to 1968 when it organized by the Marco Island Development Corporation and called the Marco Island Yacht Club. It was reorganized in 1972 ... Read More »

MIFRD Update

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Island Fire Rescue Department (MIFRD) responded to 246 emergency incidents during the month of November 2016. These numbers continue to reflect an overall call volume increase over the prior year. During November, the department experienced 53 overlapping emergency incidents greater than two at the same time. The part-time 12-hour seasonal ambulance (Medic-803) responded ... Read More »

A New Beginning…

Editorials and Opinions: BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun tayasun@taray.com Without a doubt, the most important event in a democracy is holding free elections. In democracies all around the world and in our country, leaders and representatives are elected by the votes of the citizens. This basic democratic principle does not apply in places like North Korea, Cuba and some African countries ... Read More »

Who You Gonna Call?

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System As this column runs throughout the year, I often find myself writing for an audience of full-time residents. However, we are blessed with a seasonal influx of visitors from around the globe. As a community, we need to care for our part-time residents and guests just as they take ... Read More »

Networking After Five

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce held its first Monthly After Five networking event for 2017 on January 18. Hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society, the event was well attended by old and new faces.  Pinchers, the newest addition to the Marco restaurant scene, served up a delicious buffet for guests. Dianna Dohm, a ... Read More »

Recycling, Not to be Confused with Bicycling

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Let’s admit that we all have pet peeves; some of mine are irksome and some bring out downright ire. Take, for example, on one of my trips to the mainland on a recycling day, I noted that about 90% of the residents have their recycling carts out. That’s not an official number, ... Read More »

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix. Gradually, those cells start to develop pre-cancerous changes, but only in some women will this develop into cancer. Having regular Pap tests will detect changes in these cells, and if any changes occur, a doctor will be able to closely monitor the ... Read More »

Marco Island Florist Reaches Milestone

Submitted WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, has announced that Marco Island Florist Home and Gifts has reached the prestigious WeddingWire Rated™ Black Level, by earning more than 100 wedding reviews for wedding and events in Naples and Marco Island. The WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on WeddingWire. Within ... Read More »

Goodland Arts Alliance Arts & Crafts Fair Returns

Submitted The Goodland Arts Alliance (GAA), along with Collier County Parks and Recreation, is sponsoring its fourth annual outdoor Members’ Arts & Crafts Fair on Sunday, January 29, 10 AM to 4 PM, at MarGood Harbor Park in Goodland. The event coincides with Goodland’s world famous Mullet Festival – a cultural extravaganza unto itself. Talented members of the GAA gather ... Read More »

Budding Enthusiasts Learn About Orchids

Submitted Recently, over sixty Calusa Garden Club members and guests came out to hear Marcie and Bill Gorski, Marco Island residents and officers of Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance, give an educational presentation on “Orchid Varieties – Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie and Bill brought over 12 specimens of their own 167 orchid varieties to show the crowd. The Gorskis’ enthusiasm ... Read More »

Aquamarine…Soft to Vibrant Caribbean Sea Blue

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I have always had a fondness for the natural gemstone aquamarine. It also happens to be my birthstone, but there is much more to it than that. Often times a customer will claim to own a really fine “Aqua” they may have purchased cheap on a cruise ship or abroad. Eight out of ten times ... Read More »

Shrink Your Water Bill

The Beautification Advisory Committee of Marco Island will hold its annual presentation entitled, “Shrink Your Water Bill.” Discover ways to limit your irrigation while still having an attractive landscape. Nic Nikolich of Collier County’s free Urban Mobile Irrigation Lab service and Master Gardener Maria Schoenfelder will enlighten you with new information. Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping, pick up some landscaping tips ... Read More »

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Identity theft in the United States has reached epic proportions. In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission received over 490,000 consumer complaints about identity theft, an increase by 47 percent from the year before. The Department of Justice has estimated that in 2014, 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. So what can we do ... Read More »