Tag Archives: Monday

Summer Reading Fun With Collier Libraries

Check out the Collier County Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is “Build a Better World,” and the Collier County Public Library has planned a variety of fun activities that emphasize the benefits of building upon reading. Programs and events are organized by age levels for kids, teens and adults. You can participate by reading a book or ... Read More »

Cross Training

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Wikipedia defines cross training as “an athletic training in sports other than the athlete’s usual sport. The goal is improving overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another.” It has become a catch phrase in sports. Growing up, I played all sports. Back ... Read More »

Landscaping Help for MIA

Submitted Marianne Foley, Scholarship Chairperson for the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island, was in discussions with Chris Zumstein, guidance counselor of Marco Island Academy, about applicants for the Calusa Garden Club scholarship, when Mr. Zumstein surprised her with a question: “Would Calusa Garden Club members be interested in helping Marco Island Academy with its landscape plans, and work with ... Read More »

Marco Island Computer Service

By Coastal Breeze News Staff You may have noticed some extra activity in the storefront right next door to the popular Sand Bar. Coastal Breeze News recently stopped by to meet the occupants, Marco Island Computer Service, owned by local resident Jason Penrod. The business was originally started by Pete Bailey in 1985, before being purchased by Jason Penrod. Jason, ... Read More »

Kretch’s: A 30-Year Family Tradition

Submitted Family owned and operated, Kretch’s Restaurant has been serving up fine cuisine and excellent service in a pleas- ant, island atmosphere for 30 years. Husband and wife team, Bruce and El- len Kretschmer, and now son, Bruce, Jr., have a long history of preparing fresh, made-to-order dishes of sautéed, broiled, baked or fried fish, steaks and chops, ribs, chicken ... Read More »

Cocomo’s Grill, Where the Food Speaks for Itself

Submitted Scott and Bonnie Gibbs were in the restaurant business for many years before they purchased Cocomo’s Grill in 2004. They had a passion for creating and serving the finest quality food, while offering a dynamic and diverse menu to their many customers. That passion translates today into a restaurant that offers a wide variety of dishes for the many ... Read More »

BINGO at JCMI

Maria Galton from Canastota, New York receives her big winnings from Marvin Klein, Bingo Committee member, at Monday’s Bingo held weekly at the JCMI, 991 Winterberry Drive. Bingo was closed April 10 for Passover but will resume on April 17 – doors will open at 5:30 PM and the first game is called at 7 PM. Call 239-642-0800 for more information. Shirley Posner, a member of the Bingo Committee, ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club in Action

Submitted At its March business meeting, the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island inducted two new members. Making this meeting even more special was the garden tour at the home of Florida Master Gardener Donna Kay, which served as the horticulture workshop prior to the business meeting. Donna Kay’s yard is a prototypical tropical garden hammock, giving visitors a true ... Read More »

JCMI Bingo

David Kastenholz, from Brookfield, Wisconsin was Monday night’s big winner. Sue Baum, Bingo Chair, hands him his winnings. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Doors open at 5:30 PM, complimentary supper, open to the public!       Read More »

Raymond James Financial to Join S&P 500

Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) announced today that it has been selected for the S&P 500® index effective at the open of trading on Monday, March 20, 2017, under the GICS Investment Banking and Brokerage Sub-Industry Index. “We are honored to be included with this prestigious group of companies,” said Chairman and CEO Paul Reilly. “This represents a significant ... Read More »

A Happy Hour With a Cause

Submitted Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold a “Happy Hour for Hope” on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Gino’s Trattoria from 5 PM to 7 PM. Gino’s Trattoria is located at 969 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145. Bill “Captain Hope” Morris said, “Gino’s always has great food and their staff is more than friendly. This will be ... Read More »

Buddy Day: A Hideaway Celebration for Guadalupe Center Kids

Submitted For the 25th year, second graders from Immokalee will spend an afternoon at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island with volunteer Big Buddies. These students have earned this special day after studying and working hard for up to three years to improve their reading and math skills in Guadalupe Center’s After-school Program. Buddy Day 2017 is Monday, March 20, from ... Read More »

Claus Garden Club Donates Floral Designs for ACS Fundraiser

Submitted The Ninth Annual Bistro Soleil-Marco Island Clothing Company luncheon and fashion show fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life featured floral designs donated by Calusa Garden Club members. At the March 7 event, the beautiful floral designs were displayed as table centerpieces and then raffled off to attendees at the luncheon. Calusa Garden Club meets the second ... Read More »

FDOT’S FIVE-YEAR PLAN $45.6 Billion 

The Florida Transportation Commission, at its meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Tallahassee, conducted its annual Statewide Public Hearing and statutorily mandated review of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Tentative Work Program for fiscal years 2017/18 through 2021/22. The commission reviewed and agreed the work program complies with applicable federal and state laws and policies. FDOT’S Tentative Work ... Read More »

JCMI

The big winner at Monday Night Bingo was William Hamilton, from Troy, Ohio. Marvin Klein, member of the Bingo Committee, hands him his winnings. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Doors open at 5:30 PM. A complimentary supper is served. For information call the Synagogue office at 239-642-0800. Read More »

Citizen-Scientist for Horseshoe Crabs

Spring is approaching and that means it is peak mating season for horseshoe crabs. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking the public to report horseshoe crab sightings. Horseshoe crabs mate year-round, and spring is the peak season to see them in groups along the shore. To identify mating pairs, look for a smaller male ... Read More »

Screening Drops Colorectal Cancer Deaths

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer, and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum, typically as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum called a polyp. Not all ... Read More »

Construction Projects Begin

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala It seems no matter where you go on Marco Island there are friends waiting! What a wonderful place to vacation, to spend the winter or just to socialize! There is always something happening and friends waiting to greet you. The “Islands Town Hall Meeting” went very well, but next year we will have to remember not ... Read More »

‘Fun With Flora and Fauna’ is Fun For Everyone

Submitted Marco Islanders are invited to a community family event “Fun with Flora and Fauna” presented by Calusa Garden Club on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at Marco Island Center for the Arts. The two-day community family event features something for everyone: in addition to displays of beautiful floral designs, Fun with Flora and Fauna features photography of ... Read More »

Fundraisers Embrace Art & Entertainment

Submitted The oldest non-profit community theater on Marco Island kicks off its 42nd season with its first-ever fundraisers celebrating the art of music and theater. Two fundraising events are planned this season: Donors are invited to join our “Cast of Caricatures” mural. Your caricature will come to life by fine artist Karen Swanker. “This is a unique and entertaining way ... Read More »