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Ad Hoc Committees Formed

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island City Council has established two separate ad-hoc advisory committees to examine issues that have perplexed the city over the last decade or so. The hope of council is that a focused effort will bring about possible solutions to these long time concerns. Ad-Hoc Parking Solutions Committee  At the suggestion of Councilor Charlette Roman ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Update | What’s happening with the moratorium?

By Samantha Husted County commissioners recently voted 4-1 to shorten the yearlong moratorium that had been placed on the distribution of medical marijuana in Collier County. The new deadline has been set for October 10. The motion came a day after Florida legislators failed to pass a body of law necessary for implementing the amendment. The Florida Department of Health ... Read More »

Veterans Monument 2.0

By Jesus Calo  Over a decade ago, a veteran’s monument was erected in a memorial park at the Marco Island Cemetery. Recently, the monument underwent renovations, right in time for Memorial Day. The monument began as an Eagle Scout project by two members who worked hard to raise $20,000. Since veterans assemble at the Marco Island Cemetery for Veterans Day ... Read More »

Save the Monarch Butterflies

By Maria Lamb Monarch butterflies feed primarily on milkweed plants (asclepias species). But if you are not careful, you could accidentally be poisoning the insects you are trying attract to your yard. According to Donna Kay, a Master Gardener and member of the Calusa Garden Club, “If you are into butterflies, do not buy any butterfly host plants from big ... Read More »

Goodland to Get Million Dollar Water Line | Construction to start May 30th

By Barry Gwinn At a public meeting at the Goodland Boat Park on May 18, Collier County (CC) officials announced that construction would begin on the replacement of Goodland’s main water line, beginning, on May 30th with an anticipated completion date of October 1st. Originally scheduled to begin in November 2016, that date was scrubbed, after objections by Goodland merchants ... 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 »

10,000 Islands Fishing Forecast for June

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com This month we typically see water temperatures get up into the mid to high 80s. Along with the increased Gulf water temperatures, June will be our first month of summer to bring us almost daily afternoon rain. Because of this, we typically get out a little earlier in the morning and plan to fish ... Read More »

Mae’s May Visit With Newcomers

By Jodi Pree On May 10th, the Newcomers of Marco Island celebrated in style at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The ladies showed up decked out in their best hats and fashions for the special “May/Mae” themed luncheon. After enjoying a deliciously prepared lunch by Chef Bob, Bonnie Bozzo wowed the crowd as Mae West. Following the fabulous performance, prizes ... Read More »

What’s Old is Not Forgotten

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Museum is pleased to present “What’s Old is Not Forgotten” by the Naples Digital Photography Club (DPI-SIG), on display from June 6 to August 26. The exhibit is comprised completely of images captured within Collier County by local photographers. A free opening reception sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society will be held from on ... Read More »

Spend an Evening with Mermaids

Submitted In the late ‘40s, long before the Magic Kingdom, stunt swimmer and attraction promoter Newt Perry spearheaded the development of one of Florida’s oldest and most beloved roadside attractions: Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Mermaids. Take a trip to the park with award-winning author and historian Dr. Lucinda Vickers on June 6 at 7 PM in Rose History ... Read More »

Conservancy Volunteers Worth Millions

Submitted The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (the “Conservancy”) have donated more than 436,916 hours in the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. “From the day-to-day professionalism – a ... Read More »

Grand Chess Champions

By Wade Keller In the past two Saturdays at CHESS K-12, Marco Library, the top eight students have qualified for the Round Robin tournament on May 27. The grand champions are: Hassan Ali, 4th grade, Tommie Barfield Dylan Blazier, 12th grade, Naples High Cameron Cook, 12th grade, Naples High Michael Distel, 5th grade, Tommie Barfield Michael Gurgenidze, 5th grade, Home School Herlan Henriquez, ... Read More »

Is Your Vessel Safe?

Submitted The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron has a team of certified Vessel Safety Inspectors who perform free and valuable vessel inspections meant to make your time boating as safe as possible. This season the Squadron did over 215 free boat inspections. Once a vessel has passed it receives a safety decal, which may be displayed onboard to show ... Read More »

Working Together

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala It’s no secret that we have been hit by the largest concentration of salt marsh mosquitoes   that we can remember in recent years, and as for me, I cannot ever remember them this bad in 43 years! The Collier County Mosquito Control District (the “District”) is monitoring this large population of salt marsh mosquitoes through ... Read More »

Mosquito Control Update

Submitted Efforts to control the prolific onset of salt marsh mosquitoes through aerial spraying will take place this evening, Sunday May 14th, after 10:30 PM, when Skyvan airplanes will treat areas of Marco Island with Anvil. The Henderson Creek area will also be treated after 10:30 PM tonight, with Dibrom. Collier Mosquito Control District has reassured the public that although ... Read More »

LaCavas Honored

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On May 4, the Marco Police Foundation held a Lunch With the Chief at the Hideaway Beach Club. The LaCava family, who owns the Marco Island Brewery, was honored by the Police Foundation. The Brewery recently hosted the 6th Annual Rib Cook-Off. The Rib Cook-Off is a well-attended, annual fundraiser that benefits the Marco Police ... Read More »

Book Launch Raises Money for Kiwanis

Submitted Naples Event Divas, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Simeris Alliance, hosted the dedication and reveal of the new book “The People’s Commissioner: Donna Fiala.” In just two short hours, readers who supported the commissioner, the mission of the event, and the book, helped raise over $1,000 for the East Naples Kiwanis Foundation. “The People’s Commissioner: ... Read More »

Emergencies on the Water Are You Prepared

Submitted In conjunction with and in support of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) campaign, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, will present an “On the Water Emergency Safety Seminar.” Three sessions will be held on May 20th, at the Marco Island Historical Society’s Rose Auditorium located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The different ... Read More »

Know Your ATONs

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  We live on an island. While that may not be news, it does create a bit of an issue if you pilot your boat on the Marco River. In order to understand this issue, you need to know how to safely navigate the waters around Marco. But how do we know when we are in ... Read More »

Conservancy Educates & Celebrates on Earth Day

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On April 22 hundreds enjoyed an all day celebration of Earth Day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Nature Center in Naples. The annual celebration offered visitors a variety of fun and educational eco-friendly activities, including guided nature trail walks, boat tours and animal shows. Live music, puppet shows, book readings, arts and crafts, and ... Read More »