Tag Archives: level

On a Professional Level

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As I have now had the opportunity to experience my second U.S. Open Championship Pickleball Tournament, and I have had the privilege of watching and interviewing the world’s top level championship players, I have come to the realization of the fact that pickleball is truly a legitimate, professional competitive sport. The level of dedication, ... 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 »

Trailering Your Boat Safely, Part I

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  Getting your boat into the water can be an adventure in and of itself, if you launch it from a trailer. Bringing the boat to the launch ramp, launching and retrieving your boat and returning home safely are the focus of this series of articles. Boat owners who routinely trailer their boats know all too ... Read More »

Art Center as Artistic Installation

By Don Manley The Marco Island Center for the Arts is examining utilizing a cutting-edge building method for the organization’s proposed facilities expansion. Graduate and postgraduate architecture students at New York’s Cornell University are collaborating with the Center on the design of a “stressed membrane structure” constructed of fiberglass and Teflon. The technology creates strong, energy efficient buildings offering abundant ... Read More »

Council Crafts Strategy on EMS Transport Debate

Photo by Steve Stefanides  The much debated and often discussed issue concerning whether the city should move forward in regards to obtaining its own COPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Need) to establish its own emergency medical transport service inched closer towards making a formal request to Collier County. The State of Florida actually issues those certificates, but the city ... Read More »

Lely High School’s Top 100

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Each year Lely High School recognizes the top 100 scholars in the school, 25 per grade level. It is a celebration presented by the National Honor Society (NHS) and shared with parents and grandparents. An award ceremony took place at a dinner at the Naples Hilton in recognition of the student’s achievements. This year’s NHS ... Read More »

 Pollution Control Receives Accreditation 

Collier County Pollution Control’s water quality field sampling program was approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation as a Field Sampling Monitoring Organization. This makes Collier County one of two governmental agencies and one of five programs overall to achieve this accreditation statewide. The idea to seek accreditation as a Field Sampling Monitoring Organization began about two ... Read More »

A Coup Attempt in America

BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun tayasun@taray.com On November 8, 2016, we held elections in the United States of America. The results were truly stunning. Mr. Donald J. Trump, an unconventional candidate, an outsider to politics, a successful businessman, who is not a member of the so-called establishment won 306 electoral votes and solidly defeated the candidate of the Democrat party who ... Read More »

Kevin Williams Construction Takes the LEED With Sea Glass Marco

By Maureen Chodaba  Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an international standard of excellence in green construction. Based on adherence to prerequisites of required elements or green-building strategies, and credits of optional elements and strategies, LEED construction projects earn points toward certification. Based on credits that are developed through rounds of public comments and the collaboration of the ... Read More »

Meet Your Acting City Manager

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since the election of November 2016 it was apparent that a change in the corner office wasn’t something in question, only its timing. So at the first meeting in February council chose to exercise their right to accept the resignation of former City Manager Roger Hernstadt effective immediately and provide him with his severance package as ... Read More »

MIA Track Team Sends Three to Regionals, One to State

By Barry Gwinn Tiny Marco Island Academy (currently 205 students and counting) continues to develop standout athletes among the 17 teams they field for varsity sports. The latest are on the track and field team, coached by local chef, Bruce Kretschmer, and assisted by newly appointed MIA Athletic Director, Damon Coiro.  On Thursday April 20, the team traveled to the ... 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 »

MIA Students Get Crash Course in Robotics

By Barry Gwinn and Danya Zarate This winter, Frank Wood has gotten a second wind and hit his stride. His classroom is filling up with additional equipment and a lot more shelving to put it on. His engineering students never look at the clock during class, except to make sure they have enough time to complete what they are doing. ... Read More »

The Growth of Pickleball

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com The popularity of the sport of pickleball is growing in leaps and bounds. Last year’s inaugural US Open tournament, held at East Naples Park, had some 800 entries. This year they had over 1,200 entries! With the increased attendance of the tournament, East Naples Park has raised the bar and installed a permanent, state-of-the-art ... Read More »

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Submitted  Special Olympics Florida – Collier County extends sincere thanks to the San Marco Knights of Columbus #6344 for their generous donation of $8,346 to support our athletes and our programs. The generous donation was made possible due the fundraising efforts of the Knights of Columbus during their Tootsie Roll Drive, which supports programs, including Special Olympics, that improve the ... Read More »

DPI-SIG? Strange Name for a Professional Local Group

By Jory Westberry  Avid or amateur photographers alike – attune to this information. DPI-SIG, founded on July 1, 2004 with less than 30 members, is the largest local Naples Digital Camera Club with 400 members and, is probably the largest camera club in Florida. The club hosts monthly, year-round meetings, informative classes, internationally-known speakers, small group workshops, critique sessions, competitions ... Read More »

MIA Footballer to Play College Ball Shenandoah University Lands Vincent Moller

By Barry Gwinn This fall, Vincent Moller will be trading waving coconut palms for the brilliant autumn foliage of oak, chestnut, maple, and ash trees of the storied Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Shenandoah University (SU), an NCAA Division III school of about 4,000 students, wants Vinny to play football there. On April 4, in a ceremony at Marco Island Academy ... Read More »

Keep Your Game Up When We Slow Down

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com For those of us residing here on a year-round basis, summertime, aka “off season,” is a time when we get our little slice of paradise back and things calm down. Traffic has thinned out. We now see more Florida license plates than out-of-state plates. No more long lines at the grocery store. We can ... Read More »