Tag Archives: information

Apps Revolutionize Aging

By Jesus Calo “For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives? The equally simple answer: technology.” ~ Dr. Joe Coughlin Director, MIT AgeLab As the 10th anniversary of the iPhone approaches in September, the latest revolutionary version of the smartphone is highly ... Read More »

Burgers & Beer

By Jesus Calo The East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) gathered at BurgerFi on Thursday, July 13 for its first “Burgers and Beer” Business After Business networking event. What’s better than ending a busy week with a gourmet burger and an ice-cold beer? Members had the opportunity to chow down on a delicious burger of their choice with a side of ... Read More »

CAP Helps Expand ADS-B Coverage

Submitted Senior Member, Mike Webb, assistant communication officer for the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Squadron FL-376, the technical brain behind the effort announced on the Fourth of July: “Mission accomplished…you did it fellas…250-mile range…23,000 reports received…I hope we can see our aircraft all the time now, while on missions and the Coastal Patrol over the Everglades and the Ten ... Read More »

Sale e Pepe Earns Award of Excellence

Submitted Sale e Pepe, the gourmet Italian restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort, has earned its 12th consecutive Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. Sale e Pepe is the only restaurant on Marco Island to receive the prestigious award for its top-quality wine list and is among an elite group of ... Read More »

Tigertail Beach Clean-up

Submitted Bright and early on a recent Saturday morning, an enthusiastic group of 26 adult and youth volunteers met at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island for the quarterly beach clean-up sponsored by Friends of Tigertail. Jim Zimmerman from “Keep Collier Beautiful” participated with other volunteers. Usually the summer cleanup following July 4 is quite productive, and this was no exception. ... Read More »

Disappointing Expectations

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Disappointment is something every single one of us has experienced one time or another, sadly some more than others. It’s a fact of life, and the less disappointments one has, the richer one’s life is. There was a gentleman in the shop last season asking about what it would cost for a particular heavy gold ... Read More »

Camp Able Celebrates Christmas in July

Submitted On Thursday, July 13, members of the Marco Island Civitan Club brought the third Christmas in July party to special campers and their caretakers attending Camp Able at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Marco Island. The group enjoyed an hour of delicious snacks and good music, a fun addition to the great activities Camp Able offers them at camp. ... Read More »

Don’t Get Too Far Over Your Skis

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com Question: What could we expect from the economy and financial markets in the second-half of 2017? Answer: My crystal ball is a little cloudy, and making short-term predictions in this business is always dangerous. However, based on facts, trends and hard data it’s likely that the last six months of 2017 are expected to ... Read More »

Slow-Pitch Softball Keeps Seniors Active & Fit

By Maria Lamb Be careful, lots of new guys hurt themselves by doing too much too fast. It’s the advice given by the seasoned players to the newbies showing up at the pick-up games for the first time. Player safety is the number one concern, as injuries at this age take much longer to heal. A lot of the players ... Read More »

Locals Love Mini Season

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Mini season is upon us, and many of our local lobster enthusiasts are busy making plans for the best way to catch some “bugs.” Florida’s lobster sport season takes place on Wednesday July 26 and Thursday July 27, 2017. During mini season, recreational divers and snorkelers, with a Florida saltwater fishing license and a current ... Read More »

Joey D’s to Open Monday at 5 PM

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Islanders have been waiting patiently for a number of months now as the opening of the Joey D’s Italian Restaurant and Bar has been anticipated since the start of the year. On Monday evening, July 17 at 5 PM their long wait will finally be over, as Joe DiPascali will return to the island where ... Read More »

Civility, Compassion and Respect Forgotten Traits of an Admirable Nation

Written by Roy Eaton, August 2010 Updated by Jessica Hernstadt, June 2017  Some people may blame the current climate of disrespect and rudeness on the political antics of the day. But this problem predates the nastiness of the recent 2016 election. Formalities and customs that encourage a polite society are being forgotten, or are never learned. People have allowed the ... Read More »

Brown Paper Bags Make a Difference

By Samantha Husted  In early June, thousands of Marco Island residents received a brown paper grocery bag in the mail. The bags were sent on behalf of real estate team the Bartos Group of Premiere Plus Realty as part of their annual food drive. For the past three years the Bartos Group has taken a stand against hunger in Collier ... Read More »

First Art Reef Design Honors the Sea Turtle

By Jodi Pree  On Monday, June 26, 2017, final preparations for the Art Reef installation were being made as the McCulley barge was docked just north of the Jolley Bridge. World-renowned designer, Vito Di Bari, was selected to design the centerpiece of the Paradise Coast Artificial Reef Project honoring a local endangered species. The underwater habitat will become a destination ... Read More »

Flocks of Feathers

Submitted  From the earliest written accounts, the Everglades and its wet habitat has long been known as the place to be for birds. More than 360 different species have already been sighted, and the list continues to grow each year. On July 19, at 7 PM, Master Naturalist Bob McConville will focus his attention on the 16 different types of ... Read More »

Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

Cold Brew For a Hot Summer

By Maria Lamb “The coffee is what hooks you, Oscar is what keeps you coming back.” ~ Jessica Hadraba, customer For millions of coffee drinkers in the 1980s, the catchy jingle of “The best part of wakin’ up is Folgers in your cup,” started their day with the sound and smell of fresh brewed coffee. If you’re a coffee drinker, ... Read More »

Condominium Association Insurance

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com The condominium association insurance policy is usually one of the largest line items of the association budget and proper coverage is an important fiduciary responsibility of the board of directors. Florida’s condominium laws dictate who covers what for the property insurance perils of loss, other than flood insurance. Coverage for “paint in” is ... Read More »

Sarcoma Awareness Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island July represents sarcoma cancer awareness month, a cancer I believe to be less publicly known. There are several types of sarcoma, but Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is the dominant form. This cancer develops from the cells that line lymph or blood vessels, and typically appears as tumors on the skin or mouth. ... Read More »

Tips to Ease Travel Tensions

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Traveling with a loved one who has dementia can be stressful. Whether it’s by car, by ship, or plane, many pitfalls exist. Planning and preparation can help, say the experts. But despite preparation, crises can happen and I’ve experienced a few as a caregiver traveling with my husband. We were not in our home airport ... Read More »