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Get Ready For Hurricane Season

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The public is invited to attend a neighborhood information meeting being held on Thursday, June 29th at 5:30 PM at the Rookery Bay National Research Reserve in the Auditorium, 300 Tower Road off Collier Boulevard. The developer is seeking a small scale growth management plan amendment to allow for intermediate commercial uses, limited to those allowed ... Read More »

Commissioners Continue Discussions on Sports Complex

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Over the last almost two years the Board of Collier County Commissioners has been moving forward on evaluating the need and details surrounding the construction of a major sports facility within Collier County. On June 13 they met in a joint meeting with the Tourist Development Council to discuss issues such as funding and how to ... Read More »

Raiford Starke Kicks off Florida Songwriter Showcase

By Scott H. Shook Florida Fiddler JRobert opened his ambitious Florida Songwriter Showcase Monday night, June 5, at the Marco Players’ theatre, when he presented Raiford Starke, the singer-songwriter whose stage name represents the name and location of two of Florida’s most notorious prisons; the Florida State Prison in Raiford and the Bradford Correctional Facility in Starke. Starke’s performance is fittingly stark…and ... Read More »

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Summer is the peak season in Florida for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena – lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors. On average, lightning accounts for more deaths per year than tornados.  Remember, the safest place to be during lightning activity is a large enclosed building.  The second safest location is an enclosed vehicle (car, van, etc.), but not a convertible ... 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 »

Anchors Aweigh!

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  Did you know that an anchor is NOT a required piece of safety equipment for boats in the state of Florida? They are “recommended” safety equipment, along with bilge pumps and an oar or paddle. Personally, I would never want to be on a boat without one. I actually have two on my boat. Apart ... 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 »

Blue Chip Fire

By Charlie Gentry, JN Fire on board a boat is every mariner’s nightmare. Far from shore, with no fire-fighting help available, and plenty of flammable fiberglass or wood, volatile fuel, and with nowhere to run except over the side, any fire can become a disaster in a hurry. If you have the slight doubt about whether you can contain the ... Read More »

Helping Sea Turtles, One Nest at a Time

COASTAL CONNECTIONS Renee Wilson renee.wilson@dep.state.fl.us An early-morning walk on the beach is routine for some Floridians and a treat for many visitors, but it is also part of an important summer job for a handful of volunteers, interns, and staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Just south of Marco Island, the Cape Romano complex is an active nesting beach ... Read More »

Artificial Reef Update

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Last fall I had the pleasure ... 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 »

Our US Capitol Building Outside and In

Rumination From the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry One of my goals while visiting Washington, D.C. recently was to tour our nation’s United States Capitol Building. The Capitol’s dome could be the most recognized manmade landmark in America and the Statue of Freedom that tops the dome is impressive; no wonder, it stands 19 feet 6 inches tall. The location ... Read More »

A Goldsmith? What’s a Goldsmith do?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I recently traded in an old toy for a brand new 2017 toy to add my garage collection. During the purchasing process the young woman at Harley–Davidson asked me my profession. “I’m a goldsmith.” A goldsmith? What does a goldsmith do? I could not help but notice that she was more than just slightly adorned ... Read More »

Collier County & Marco Island Team Up for Owls

 By Chadd Chustz  On Friday, April 14, Nancy Olson and I created four starter burrows near the public boat access in Caxambas Park. A male owl had been digging in a precarious spot, and the barrier meant to protect him was getting knocked down by cars trying to squeeze into a parking place. There was ample open space near some ... 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 »

Float Plans Save Lives

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  It was 9:30 PM and Jim’s wife was getting worried. Her husband and three friends had gone off fishing earlier that day and should have been home by now. Jim never mentioned that they might be later than his normal return home time of 5:30 PM. In fact, Jim really hadn’t mentioned much about this ... 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 »

A VIEW ON STILTS

By Jesus Calo  Come for the view and stay for a delicious meal, Stilts Beachside Bar & Grill at Marriott’s Crystal Shores is the sunniest beachside restaurant location featuring stunning views of the Gulf. Stilts has been frequented by seasonal visitors and locals looking to clock out and check into island time. No matter where you sit, you have a ... Read More »

Savor the Sensations: William’s at Royal Wood Golf & Country Club

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Ever wanted to experience fine dining at a country club without being a member? Chef Bill Springer and his wife Lynne own William’s inside the Royal Wood Golf and Country Club that is open to the public. Springer is a CIA originally from Poughkeepsie, New York. His philosophy is that food is the hero, not ... Read More »