Tag Archives: life

Guarding Our Planet – Are We in Trouble?

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  I am worried, truly worried, about ... Read More »

Arts Gala Helps Define the Soul of Marco Island

By Joan Gerberding The great Roman philosopher, Cicero, was credited with saying: “I have put out my books and now my house has a soul.” Perhaps il signor Cicero won’t mind if I steal his words, his philosophy on life, and add that once we put out our books, our paintings, our sculptures, our photographs, our art, our homes have ... Read More »

Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Have you ever read a really interesting book on Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving that is also a couple’s love story? I’ve just finished one, “Before I Forget,” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby, a 2016 publication. They tell us what frustrates them, why they get angry and where they find joy. It feels as though ... Read More »

First Anniversary for Moore Docks, Lifts and Seawalls

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Tom Moore came to Marco Island and immediately recognized a need. Having the proper experience and initiative, Tom started Moore Roofing to fulfill the roofing needs of area homeowners. That was more than twelve years ago. Since that time, Moore Roofing has installed hundreds and hundreds of roofs. Tom didn’t stop there however…. He discovered ... Read More »

Marco’s Pioneer Era on Exhibit

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) announces that “The Pioneer Era: A Tale of Two Villages” opens to the public on Thursday, January 26, from 5-7 PM, at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM). Reservations are not required, and there is no admission charge. According to Museum Curator of Collections Austin Bell, “The museum is going high-tech to engage ... Read More »

Collier County Embraces Kindness Awareness

By Jory Westberry Having a conversation with Bob Latruba, the supporter of One Million Acts of Kindness and The Kindness Bus is like looking into a gentle heart, filled with compassion and dedication to his cause: Stop Bullying – Be Kind. His mission, ever since the shooting at Virginia Tech on April 17, 2007, is to touch as many lives ... Read More »

JCMI Film Festival Presents ‘To Life!’

Submitted The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) will present the second film of the season of its Sidney R. Hoffman Memorial Jewish Film Festival. The movie, “To Life!” will be shown at the JCMI on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2 PM. The movie, in German with English subtitles, takes place in post WWII Germany and tells a touching ... Read More »

Humbug to New Year’s Resolutions? Not so fast!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry My friends and I were comparing our struggles with New Year’s Resolutions, and okay, resolutions in general, because they seem to fizzle out over time…like February. We decided that it could be our wavering memories, lack of progress or real commitment, or the insane insanity of our lives that makes it difficult. ... Read More »

It’s a Work in Progress

Ask The CFP®  Practitioner Question: During the holiday break we took the advice offered in your last column and held a holiday huddle to review family finances. Although awkward at first, I think everyone was a bit relieved now that we’ve discussed the “what ifs.” What’s next? Answer: Now it’s “go time!” If you have a plan in place, be sure ... Read More »

Steve Gober Remembers: Part One – The Early Days

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn Steve Gober is carrying on the family business in Goodland, and, by all reports, is doing a capital job of it. For any success he has had, he is quick to deflect credit to his dad, Stan Gober, whom Steve says has served as his role model in life. Steve still idolizes Stan to this ... Read More »

Marco Island Mattress Welcomes Baby Cash Home for the Holidays

Submitted Baby Cash Macchiarolo is finally home! That is the good news from Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation president, Dianna Dohm. Just over four months old, Cash is home from the hospital. Born prematurely, he has already endured two heart surgeries and experienced several feeding tube changes in his young life. He is the son of local fire fighter, Nicholas ... Read More »

In Memory of Roger LaLonde

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Roger LaLonde, 72, of Naples, passed away on December 15, 2016. Roger was well known throughout Naples and Marco Island for his love of sports. He was a respected journalist for local news sources and a licensed Florida real estate agent. Roger made many contributions to Coastal Breeze News, as a sports reporter and photographer. ... Read More »

Meet Karma

On occasion, Nicki and the Joy of Giving come across a special case. Meet Karma, an effervescent little seven-year-old-girl who touched many hearts and who has had to endure a lot for her very young years. Karma’s mother passed away last Christmas due to a medical condition. She was in a hotel room in California with Karma when she died. ... Read More »

Women’s Events at Marco Presbyterian Church

Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off the Winter Season with a seminar and luncheon on Friday, Jan. 20. Registration begins at 9 AM; the seminar is from 9:30-11:30 AM with lunch immediately following. Keynote speaker Janet Custer will present her personal testimony on how God has led her to her current position as Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center ... Read More »

Blue Mangrove Gallery Celebrates Decade of Success

By Maureen Chodaba As you step into the Blue Mangrove Gallery in Town Center Mall, you enter a world of artistic craftsmanship, elegance and style. The gallery recently celebrated ten years of sharing its unique artisan jewelry, art and gifts. Blue Mangrove Gallery owner Christie Marcoplos shared her secrets of success, “To succeed, you need to have a vision combined ... Read More »

The Island Country Club Introduces New Sous Chefs

By Samantha Husted The Island Country Club (ICC) has two new sous chefs on their culinary team. Los Angeles native Loren Cogswell earned the title of executive sous chef and Fanny Bustamante, originally from Lima, Peru, is now the club’s Double Eagle sous chef. Cogswell has a degree in aquatic biology. During his college years, Loren cooked for friends and ... Read More »

“The Best Gifts”

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com As a child, I remember the days of December being the slowest of the entire year. With so much anticipation for Santa and the packages he would bring, I’d go to bed early just to get to the next day faster. From the perspective of an adult, I now find the days before ... Read More »

Make it Count in SO MANY WAYS

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something…” Take a moment to ponder which American president made this statement and, true to his beliefs, followed through. He not only served his country, he was ethical, looked for the positive in people and situations and sought ways to ... Read More »

Ferringo Joins Skin Renewal

Skin Renewal Systems of Marco Island has welcomed naturopath and homeopath, Brad Ferringo to their wellness team. Brad has certifications in clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, detoxification, functional medicine, bioenergetics, homeopathy, lab and integrative medicine. His practice focuses primarily on holistic anti-aging to which he’s devised a variety of testing methods and individualized treatment plans including his “3-Steps to Slow Aging” ... Read More »

Marco Island Shell Club Holiday Sale

By Maureen Chodaba Lindbergh was in awe of the vastness of the sea, a universe in itself, blessed with the abundance of life that it holds. The beautiful shells that we collect lay empty on the beach because their former inhabitants have perished. Each one holds its own unique mystery and allure. Seashells are a graceful reminder that every passing ... Read More »