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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 »

Chef Partners With Culinary Accelerator

Three-Star Michelin rated Christian Le Squer will partner with Collier County’s Florida Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee to boost food entrepreneurship in the region and help put Immokalee on the map as a food-manufacturing destination for aspiring chefs. Le Squer, who is the chef at Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, has agreed to a one-year ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor: Entitlements

Entitlements The word, ENTITLEMENT, has been raised high on the flagpole as benefits of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. According to the new federal administration, these benefits spend too much money of the Government budget and must be reformed. Fewer benefits, the more money saved, so goes the theory. This took me to the dictionary to find a true meaning ... Read More »

The Etiquette of Etiquette

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com After reading my fellow Coastal Breeze News contributing columnist Todd Elliott’s recent columns, titled “Golf Etiquette” and “What Makes Golfers Compatible?” it got me thinking about proper etiquette and players being compatible, in tennis and pickleball. Golf and tennis are traditionally very old school, proper games. However, these two sports are experiencing a transition, ... Read More »

Wonders of Sand Dollar Island at Low Tide

By Maria Lamb Early one morning in March, at low tide, Alli Smith, intern biologist and Collier County anchor steward for Audubon, Florida was on Sand Dollar Island for a bird survey. She was hoping to catch Wilson’s plover in their courtship rituals. She started at Big Marco Pass (locally known as Sand Dollar Island) and walked the lagoon side ... Read More »

Advanced Technology

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Before moving to Marco, I grew up and lived in Houston, where I had the privilege, of witnessing many spectacular events held at the Astrodome, which back then was called, “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” I attended more Houston Astros and Oilers games than I can remember. I saw Billy Jean King defeat ... Read More »

Choose Happiness

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer  lkasperbauer@gmail.com “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” ~ Ralph Marston At a recent yoga class, I had a ... Read More »

Kaitlin Creedon – When Irish Feet Are Dancing

By Maureen Chodaba “I danced in the morning when the world was begun, and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun…Dance then, wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the Dance, said he. And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.” ~ From ... Read More »

What’s Your Ethical Threshold; Sustainable Investing

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” ~ Potter Stewart of “I know it when I see it” fame. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, 1915-1985. Question: I’ve been reading about sustainable investing. Is this the same as socially responsible investing? Answer: ... Read More »

Defining the ‘Good Old Days’

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com Over the years I’ve had the privilege of being involved in many organizations and activities on the island since moving here fulltime in 1990. Purchasing on Marco in 1986 was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my lifetime and I truly enjoy calling Marco my home. One of those organizations ... Read More »

Stacking in Pickleball

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com In my last column, titled “Proper Positioning is Paramount,” I discussed the importance of having ourselves properly set up in pickleball, to encourage and promote forehands on our groundstrokes. In that column, I recommended both members of the serving team set themselves up at the baseline area in a position to encourage a forehand ... Read More »

Not Our Finest Hour

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com For those that have followed the political landscape on Marco Island during the last six months, the events leading up to the resignation of City Manager Roger Hernstadt should not have come as a surprise. Hernstadt was not the favorite of the slate of four who swept to victory on November 8th, and ... Read More »

Everglades Update: Restorations

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Join Bob at the Marco Island ... Read More »

Grace Place: New Appointments

Grace Place for Children and Families in Golden Gate City announced that it has hired Barbara J. Wilson to lead its marketing and communications efforts and Chrissie Missal to manage the volunteer experience initiatives at the nonprofit organization. Ms. Wilson brings over 20 years of professional experience in marketing, business development, consulting, media relations, social marketing, development and public relations ... Read More »

Finding Neverland…The Marsh Trails

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  “Second star to the right and ... Read More »

Beach Clean-Ups Show Love for Our Beaches

Submitted Join the Beach Advisory Committee and volunteers at the upcoming February beach clean-ups, which will take place on February 4th and February 18th at 8 AM, at South Beach on Marco Island. For more information click the Boards & Committees tab on the City of Marco Island website (cityofmarcoisland.com), and select “Beach Advisory Committee.” 8 Ways to Love Our ... Read More »

MIA Athletes Excel in the Classroom, Rank High in the State

By Barry Gwinn Marco Island Academy (MIA), only six years old, has been recognized by the State of Florida as an “A” high performing school, and by the Washington Post as being in the top 2% of the nation’s most challenging high schools. “But how are our athletes doing?” wondered Kelly Monnot, MIA’s athletic director since August 2015 “How do ... Read More »