Tag Archives: learn

Together We Can Make A Difference

Lighthouse of Collier is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Summer Camp for children who are blind/visually impaired.  The camp is made possible by the very generous donations of Naples Children & Education Foundation founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, The Kendel H. Kennedy Fund, The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, the Martin Foundation, The League Club, American Comfort Limousines, and the Girl Scouts of Gulf ... Read More »

DAS to Find Homes for ‘Pocket Pets’

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is Collier County’s only open-admission animal shelter. This means no domestic animal is turned away, whether a stray or an owner surrender. For every pet that comes into the shelter, a forever home must be found. DAS works hard to promote the adoption of homeless animals, including holding adoption events, monthly promotions and public. ... Read More »

Tuff on Noise Compatibility Committee

Russell Tuff, managing partner of Social-Impact Public Relations & Internet Marketing, has been appointed to the Naples Airport Authority Noise Compatibility Committee for a four-year term, filling the position that represents the geographic area northeast of the airport. The former publisher and executive editor of community publications and niche markets for the Naples News Media Group, Tuff has been a ... Read More »

Sunrise Rotary Donates To Teen Court

Submitted On May 30, 2017, Ms. Carol Fritsch, Collier County Teen Court Coordinator spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise about Teen Court. To her great surprise and delight, at the end of the presentation, the Sunrise Club President, Neil Snyder, presented Ms. Fritsch with a $1,000 donation. The donation will go toward scholarships as ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com There are so many health benefits that can be derived from fishing. So, while you are sitting at home and planning your next family vacation this summer, why not consider a week-long fishing trip in the 10,000 Islands area with your family. It is an enjoyable way to escape the hustle and bustle of ... Read More »

Scenic Trail Reopens after Cowbell Fire

A section of the Florida National Scenic Trail north of I-75 has reopened. Recent wildfire activity from the Cowbell Fire closed the trail to hikers. Firefighters have surveyed the area and determined that conditions were safe to reopen. The Florida National Scenic Trail stretches 1,400 miles through Florida extending from Gulf Islands National Seashore to Big Cypress National Preserve. The ... Read More »

Avow Receives Significant Donation 

Avow hosted an Armed Forces Appreciation Day breakfast program at the Ispiri community center on Avow’s Naples campus for over 150 veterans. During the event, the Raymond James Family Wealth Planning Group, led by Tom LaMacchio and Nadia Keric, facilitated a $90,011 donation to Avow’s new “We Honor Veterans” program on behalf of their clients, William and June Wigal. The ... Read More »

Eagle Summit

Alan and Linda Sandlin recently attended the Eagle Summit at the Hilton in Naples. In past years they have attended Summits from Alberta to New Brunswick Canada and Texas to Marco Island. This gathering of entrepreneurs and top business leaders from across North America is by-invitation-only. It is a three-day event focused on networking, better business practices, and humanitarian causes. ... Read More »

A Rising Star

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Coastal Breeze News is fortunate to have Samantha Husted on staff. Sam was born and raised in Southwest Florida, attending school on Marco Island and graduating from Florida State University. Once she started working at Coastal Breeze News, Sam jumped into her role as a photojournalist. “Her first assignment was to cover a young man ... Read More »

Best Summer Ever at the Y

Submitted The “best summer ever” is right around the corner and the Greater Marco Family is offering day and specialty camps to make sure kids and teens in East Naples and on Marco Island are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer ... Read More »

Tribute in Celebration of Phyllis P. Marco

Submitted County Commissioner Donna Fiala, guests, Marco Island Historical Society Board, Historical Museum staff and friends of Phyllis Marco gathered on the beautiful Marco Island Museum grounds to acknowledge Phyllis’ many contributions to Marco Island with the dedication of an outdoor bench in her honor. Phyllis  and her husband Eddie arrived on this island’s shores 35 years ago at a ... Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: An Insane Yet Fun Thrill Ride!

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana It’s no secret that comic book movies are the new hit theme for Hollywood. Comic books and movies are like peanut butter on bread. Delicious and tasty, but not for everyone, and it’s understandable. Most viewers are die-hard readers and fans familiar with the lore and history of the source material, there’s no shock there. It’s ... Read More »

An Artsy End to the Season

By Don Manley Another sign that another “Season” has reached an end is Tara O’Neill’s annual art show. The painter’s self-proclaimed “home-grown art extravaganza” has become a tradition in Goodland over the last 14 years, helping to herald summer’s approach. The Little Bar Restaurant’s dining rooms, screened-in porch, patio and sculpture garden again became gallery space, displaying the works of ... Read More »

First Annual Yoga Fest Empowers Marco

By Maureen Chodaba Kerri Lampos of RevivalYoga Fitness Studio believes in empowering men, women and children through yoga, an ancient practice of self-care and healing for both the body and mind. Yoga is a revival of one’s positive energy, uniting the physical and spiritual components of well-being. Embracing that divine intention, Lampos and Revival Yoga recently presented the First Annual ... Read More »

Charter a Boat on Your Next Vacation

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Summer is approaching fast, and with it we’ll see family trips, great fishing spots, and lots of fun in the sun. If you are a fishing enthusiast, or even new to the fishing experience, then chartering a boat on your next vacation offers many benefits that you are sure to appreciate. Chartering is a ... Read More »

‘Going in Style’ – Star Power: The Movie

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “Going in Style” is this year’s latest comedy, with a shocking amount of star casting behind it. The film features Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, and costars Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd. I think you can see where most of the budget went. I just wish it went to a more polished script. Normally during ... Read More »

‘Imagine Me Gone’ by Adam Haslett

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “It occurred to me that he might be less neurotic than I was. That he might know himself decently well.” My thoughts regarding this book are so chaotic that I’m not even sure how to structure this review. When the link to the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners scrolled through my Twitter feed, I clicked and immediately ... Read More »

Emergency Pet Care Program CPR With Shogi & So Much More!

By Maureen Chodaba They light up our lives with unconditional love. They touch our hearts and teach us valuable lessons about life itself. They are our pets and we love them dearly. Have you ever been faced with an emergency involving your beloved furry friend? Have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if you were suddenly not ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Chamber Requests Removal of Rios From TDC

Our understanding of the mission of the City Council is to protect the interest, safety and reputation of the citizens, businesses and visitors of Marco Island. Each of you have a seat and represent the Island on our county boards. The words and actions of our City Council have a direct economic impact on our quality of life and your ... Read More »

Treasure Hunter Captain Carl Fismer Brings Treasure to Isles of Capri

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry When you hear that world-renowned treasure hunter Captain Carl Fismer, with 47 years of treasure hunting experience, is going to be the honored speaker at the Isles of Capri Community Center, you can bet your doubloons you’re going to be there to hear him! Capt. Carl, also known as “Fizz” to his ... Read More »