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Candidate Forum

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Submitted The Caxambas Republican Club is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for U.S. District FL-19 on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The cost is $25, which will include hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, tax and gratuities. A happy hour cash bar will be available. The following candidates will be present: Dan Bongino, Chauncey Goss and Francis Rooney. For reservations, please contact Litha Berger by July 25th at 239-450-3369 or lithasberger@gmail.com. PUBLIC NOTICE Elections Office Announcement of Book Closing For Voter Registration In order to vote in the Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Primary Election, ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed

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Submitted Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking volunteers! Our learning center is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM (open Saturdays beginning October). Volunteers are an integral part of the reserve and there are many opportunities available. Currently we are filling volunteers positions in the following areas: Docents for our daily programs; teachers and assistants for our school programs; maintenance/handyman; visitor services (admissions and Nature Store); greeters; fish feeders; communications assistance; special events and administrative assistance. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and we welcome high school students. Training will be provided and ... Read More »

Marriott Construction – Collier Boulevard Closures

Photo by Val Simon

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Upcoming construction at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa, will cause three scheduled road closures in front of the hotel’s location at 400 South Collier Boulevard. Marco Island residents are advised that the southbound lanes of Collier Boulevard directly in front of the Marriott will be closed on the following targeted dates: • Thursday, June 16 • Monday, June 20 • Monday, June 27 On each of these days, weather permitting, starting at 4 AM the Marriott will begin staging for construction, and will shut down the southbound lane of Collier ... Read More »

Fun Time, Summer Time

Island Kids advanced level players, Andrew, Jaxson and Camdon, with their favorite hitting partner, “Beauregard,” the ball machine!

COACH WAYNE’S CORNER Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Summer is here and there are plenty of activities that are being offered for kids on Marco Island. As a coach, I believe that the more sports a young person can be exposed to, the better they will be at all sports! As a parent, I believe summer vacation is a time for kids to enjoy fun activities, like going to the beach, or the movies, or just hanging out at home and having a barbeque and swimming in the pool for the afternoon. So, as a coach and a parent, my advice is make sure ... Read More »

The House of Horrors – Part VI Aha! Is That a Tunnel I See Before Me?

A lovely new aqua glass and white tile backsplash sets off the quartzite counters. Photos by Carol Glassman

By Carol Glassman The day after the new kitchen cabinets arrived was Friday, March 18 and we all know how much work is usually accomplished at the end of a week: almost as if the Lord declared a day of rest in order to get ready for a few days of more rest. I was up and ready to admit workers at an early hour, and as usual sat around for three more hours until they actually arrived. I must admit I was a little dubious when two rather slight fellows, we’ll call them Joe and Moe because they looked ... Read More »

The House of Horrors- Part V Will It Ever End?

Photos by Carol Glassman
January 1 - All but one panel of the new metal roof is in place.

By Carol Glassman As I approached my House of Horrors the first week of January, after being away for 16 days, the first thing I noticed was the absence of most of the metal panels on the lawn and a lovely new, almost-finished green metal roof. That looked promising. The roofer had said he didn’t need access to the house so at first I was pleased he had gone ahead and used his ladders. However, once in the house I realized his zealous workers had not only pried open the upper sliding doors to the verandah, but had left them open ... Read More »

Marco Island Loves Essentrics!

Submitted In just a short period of time, Essentrics with Judy classes, which began on January 4, 2016, have grown from just eight students to almost 40 students per class. According to Tom Waltz, director of business development, “We are seeing a huge response to the Essentrics program here on Marco Island. Since our first class on January 4th we are seeing more students every week, and have a overwhelming retention rate due to Judy’s energetic instruction.” Essentrics combines strengthening and stretching to develop a strong, toned body and enhances the ability to move joints and muscles freely, and with a full range of ... Read More »

City Council Highlights

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By Maureen Chodaba The Marco Island City Council met on February 16, 2016. Here are some highlights of that meeting: Gary McAlpin spoke on the first step in the plans to regrade the beach just north of Resident’s Beach. The purpose of this regrade is to build up the area where there is ponding, puddling and algae growth from a lack of drainage. The Marco Marriott has gifted 7,500 cubic yards of high quality sand, which was scheduled to start being transported on February 22 via the Marriott‘s entrance to the beach. In close coordination with the Marco Island police ... Read More »

Collier County Manatee Zones Input

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a public meeting on Monday, March 7, to gather public input on the potential need for changes to the existing manatee protection zones in Collier County. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Collier County Growth Management Division (Room 609/610), 2800 North Horseshoe Drive in Naples. The FWC is working with Collier County and other local governments to determine whether updates are needed to manatee zones that were last reviewed and amended in 1997. The public meeting offers an opportunity for people to ask questions and provide information ... Read More »

Island Angels

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Two years ago, a group of friends began talking about different local charities and causes. They decided to try to do something together as a group, to raise funds in an effort to make a real impact. The group, founded by Paula Cummings, dubbed themselves the “Island Angels.” Some may have taken it lightly, but with their inaugural event, this energized group raised over $18,500, which they donated to the American Cancer Society. This year, for their third event, they have taken on another cause. The Island Angels are hosting a benefit for Nicole Cholka’s modified curriculum/special education ... Read More »

MEET YOUR MATCH AT COLLIER COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES ANIMAL ADOPTIONS DISCOUNTED FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

Call it puppy love. Or kitty love. Whatever you call it, Collier County Domestic Animal Services wants to help you meet you match this month by offering discounts on all dog and cat adoptions. For the month of February, all dog adoptions are $50 (regularly $85) and all cat adoptions are $25 (regularly $60). With every adoption, the county includes spay/neuter surgery, Collier County license, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, 30 days of free pet insurance and more, a value of more than $400. “Our animal friends give us nothing but unconditional love. Since February is the month most associated with love, ... Read More »

Big Changes to 701 Bistro & Lounge Menu

Another signature dish, 701 Bistro & Lounge’s Zuppa Di Pesce.

Submitted 701 Bistro & Lounge is making some big changes in the way of their cuisine. The restaurant, which originally served contemporary dishes with a Latin flare, is now getting back to its roots. The menu has been reworked and revamped and is now better than ever. Owner Davide, after careful consideration, has decided to add more authentic Italian dishes to the menu, his specialty. You may know Davide from his other eatery, Davide Italian Café & Deli located on Bald Eagle. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to dine there then you know that Davide knows a thing or ... Read More »

Art Flicks Schedule

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts Third Annual Art Flicks program, featuring foreign, independent and “art” films, has begun. All films are shown at 10 AM at Marco Movies, located at 599 South Collier Boulevard in Marco Island. Admission is free, and the program includes lively discussions concerning the films and the art of film. The theme for 2016 is “Food, Glorious Food.” Upcoming films are: February 16, 2016: “Kings of Pastry.” Contenders seek France’s highest honor in the sublime art of patisserie, employing vast amounts of sugar, butter and eggs- not to mention adrenaline- to create gorgeous, ... Read More »

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office Announces Love Your Country Voter Registration Drive

February 1, 2016: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will host various voter registration drives throughout Collier County in an effort to register voters in time to vote in the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary. Between February 1 and 16, the elections office will ask residents to show love for their country by registering and voting in the upcoming election. Diplomats from the Supervisor of Elections office will be stationed at various locations including the annual Everglades Seafood Festival on February 13 and 14, and the Marco Island Car Show on February 14. In order to vote in the ... Read More »

Museum of Military Memorabilia expands

The Naples Airport Authority has provided a new space for the Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport. In addition to the area the museum has occupied since 2011 near the ticket counters in the Commercial Airline Terminal, the museum has moved display cases from the terminal lobby and hallway into a new space opposite the rental car counters. The museum now has 1,300 square feet of space to display many of the 11,000 artifacts in its collection. More than 25,000 people a year visit the museum, which was founded in 2006 with the goals of honoring the veterans who have ... Read More »

FIDDLIN’ AROUND

PHOTO BY SUSAN KUBAT

By Kevin Kubat Conservancy Volunteer It’s a warm, sunny day. You decide to visit Tigertail Beach, and when you get there, it’s low tide. You look to the north, toward Hideaway Beach, and you see what appears to be a red carpet covering the sands. A special sort of carpet, as it’s constantly in motion. As you get closer, the carpet suddenly disappears, and you realize that the illusion of a carpet was created by the massing of hundreds of fiddler crabs which have scurried into their burrows as you approached. If you remain very still, the crabs will eventually ... Read More »

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Accepting Scholarship Applications

Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections, is currently accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). The FSASE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or university in Florida. Applicants must be Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication majors who have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work.  Students should also demonstrate a financial need. The scholarship applications and guidelines are available at www.CollierVotes.com, or can be obtained at the Collier County Supervisor ... Read More »

Domestic Animals Services Increase in Adoptions

Collier County Domestic Animals Services has seen a dramatic increase in the number of animals adopted from the shelter. Adoptions in 2015 have increased 24 percent over 2014 adoptions. This increase is partly due to some very important community partnerships. Our partnerships with rescue organizations helped us increase the number of animals sent to these organizations by 24 percent over 2014. More than 100 animals were placed into foster homes, cared for by Collier County residents who wanted to help us. This was a 39 percent increase over 2014. And we have volunteers who donated 16,865 hours in 2015 – ... Read More »

Fostering Change Luncheon to benefit Foster Children

The inaugural Fostering Change Luncheon will help support the work of the unsung heroes in the foster care community – the caregivers. The special luncheon will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kensington Country Club and is being organized by Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF). Starting at 11 a.m., guests will be treated to a champagne and jazz reception with unique boutique shopping.  The luncheon and ‘Style Show’ will begin at noon and feature models, each with their own caregiving story, who will model fashions presented by Chico’s from the Village on Venetian Bay.  Chico’s unique styles feature chic ... Read More »

Yoga Class Benefits Beach Advisory Committee

Marco Island Yoga meets in the morning Thurs thru Sun at 8:30 on South Beach.

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com On January 3rd yoga instructors Debby, Megan and Laurie of Marco Island Yoga held a special, all levels yoga class on South Beach. All proceeds from the event went to the Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee in their effort to educate Marco’s youth on the importance of beach stewardship. Though the weather was overcast and a little chilly, around 50 people of all different levels came out for the event. Megan led the session, instructing the group through a handful of different poses and positions, the Gulf of Mexico acting as a peaceful backdrop to their ... Read More »