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2014 Christmas Island Style Ornament Design Competition

Reviewing the entrants. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The theme for this year’s Christmas Island Style Ornament Design Contest was the 50th Anniversary of Marco Island. Sixth and seventh graders at Marco Island Charter Middle School submitted 75 works of art to be considered by the judges. This year’s first place winner will have their design on the official 2015 Christmas ornament. The judging took place at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Distinguished judges made the rounds around the room to view each entry before voting for their favorites and tallying up the votes. The judging was done by State Representative ... Read More »

I Do Windows!


Sherri Medeiros has a knack for seeing things more clearly, especially when it comes to her business, See-Thru Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Scratch and Waterstain Removal Inc. For 15 years, See-Thru has offered professional cleaning and glass restoration services to homeowners and businesses on Marco Island and surrounding communities. “I especially enjoy providing superior service to a diverse and interesting clientele,” Sherri says. “I love when a client looks through the clean glass and is amazed at the difference we made. I employ a professional team of window cleaners and pressure washers, many of whom have worked for my company ... Read More »

John R. Wood Properties Holds Ribbon-Cutting, Adds Agents

Local real estate professionals, Managing Broker George Percel and Chamber supporters lined up to welcome the newest John R. Wood real estate office.

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Wednesday, July 16, was a good day for John R. Wood Properties. That was the day that the legendary John R. Wood cut the ribbon on the real estate firm’s new Marco Island office, located at 1000 N. Collier Blvd. As managing broker of John R. Wood-Marco Island, George A. Percel welcomed everyone to the ribbon-cutting, including founding owner John Wood, representatives from the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR). Wood toasted the opening, citing the positive impact the real estate industry has had on the Florida ... Read More »

Approved: 1st Reading of Marriott PUD Amendment

Marco Island city councilors listen to both sides of the Marriott project debate during the June 2 meeting.

By Noelle H. Lowery The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort’s $150 million renovation plan cleared its first hurdle Monday (June 2) night when City Council approved the amendment to the hotel’s planned unit development and master plan by a vote of 4-2. Councilors Amadeo Petricca and Chuck Kiester voted against the measure, and Councilor Joe Batte was not in attendance. The approval came after nearly six hours of presentations, impassioned community responses, in-depth discussion and a surprise promise from Marriott General Manager Rick Medwedeff. The hotel’s ownership group will kick in $1 million to expedite the renovation of the Smokehouse ... Read More »

Chamber Announces Scholarship Recipients


By Natalie Strom The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s May After Five event delivered a special surprise to seven lucky Lely High School seniors. Held at CJ’s on the Bay, this year’s Chamber of Commerce Scholarship winners were announced at the monthly gathering. In what has now become tradition, the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce was honored to announce the 2014 recipients. A chamber committee held the daunting task of choosing the scholarship winners. So many students were qualified that narrowing it down to seven was incredibly difficult. In the end, those chosen proved to be quality students and ... Read More »

Become a ‘Marco Island Specialist’

The Marco Island Specialist Designation class welcomes new agents and seasoned veterans. SUBMITTED PHOTO

By Noelle H. Lowery The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors is offering a new designation for local Realtors. Agents who complete the four-module course “to learn all things Marco Island” will receive a “Specialist Designation” through the MIAAOR. Currently, the local Realtor group is conducting its inaugural class now, and the course will be offered twice a year, May and October. “The ‘Marco Island Specialist Designation,’ like any other leadership development course, will help each Realtor member garner more knowledge about their surrounding area and those businesses who support our real estate community, ultimately benefitting the clients they ... Read More »

Terracina Grand Breaks Ground

(Left to right) John Schwaner, vice president of sales and marketing for The Goodman Group; Peter Hendrickson, executive director of Terracina Grand; Mark Fisher, vice president of JBG Design & Development; Donna Fiala, Collier County commissioner; Betty Becker, president of Resident Council for Terracina Grand; Dr. Ronald Garry, medical director and geriatrician; John Goodman, chairman of The Goodman Group; and David Slutzker, regional director of operations for The Goodman Group. PHOTOS BY RANDALL KENNETH JONES

By Randall Kenneth Jones As the shovels hit the dirt at the Jan. 15 groundbreaking of Terracina Grand’s new two-story memory care building near the corner of Davis Boulevard and County Barn Road, those in attendance were left to wonder. Is this construction project just another in a long list of new development projects popping up in Collier County — or was Terracina Grand literally breaking much more important ground in an effort to proactively plan for the future residential and medical needs of those requiring specialized memory care in our community? Afterwards, few would argue that the latter was ... Read More »

Marco Island Chamber Year in Review


Submitted What a year for the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Once again, in its 36th year, the Chamber devoted itself to helping the needy as well as representing the business community and fostering tourism and commerce. 2013 saw the Chamber build on the success of past programs and institute new ones for the benefit of the Marco Island community. President Nancy Carrington reflected on her year in office: “With a professional staff of only three people, supported by 35 superb non-paid volunteers, our Chamber produced outstanding results. Our ‘Souper Bowl’ brought out the imagination and talent of students from ... Read More »

Upland Adventures

White sand banks of the Blackwater River, a result of quartz  erosion from the Appalachian Mountains. PHOTO BY BOB MCCONVILLE

Stepping Stones Bob McConville I’m always telling my family and friends that the two best months of the year in Florida are November and April. So, when I woke up on November 13 and it was 30 degrees outside with a windchill of 24 degrees, I thought, “What!!! In Florida?? Mid November!?” You bet. Along with my wife Cathy (also a Master Naturalist and a full-time nurse at Physician Regional’s Marco Island Clinic), I took a trip to Florida’s panhandle to explore a few upland habitats. We experienced that cruel weather while staying in the Destin area. When we stepped out ... Read More »