Tag Archives: Monday

New Season for “ART FLICKS” Film Program

Submitted  The Marco Island Center for the Arts has announced the launch of its fourth annual, highly successful “Art Flicks” program, featuring foreign, independent and “art” films. To be shown at Marco Movies, 599 S. Collier Blvd at 10 AM, the series features free theme-based films, refreshments and lively discussions for both residents and island visitors who are interested in ... Read More »

Coleman Book Signing

Submitted “Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Playground” author Michael Coleman will be hosting a book signing and presentation, “Marco Island Inc.: Building a Paradise One Era at a Time,’’ on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 PM at the Marco Island Historical Museum, Rose History Auditorium. The time of the presentation coincides with modern Marco Island’s 52nd anniversary. The number one ... Read More »

A New Beginning…

Editorials and Opinions: BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun tayasun@taray.com Without a doubt, the most important event in a democracy is holding free elections. In democracies all around the world and in our country, leaders and representatives are elected by the votes of the citizens. This basic democratic principle does not apply in places like North Korea, Cuba and some African countries ... Read More »

Discussion on Hotel to Come Before Council

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  If the representatives of Small Brothers, the corporation which is proposing a potential hotel at the corner of Park Avenue and West Elkcam Circle thought they would have the opportunity to change some minds by holding a Town Hall Forum to allay fears regarding their proposal, they were disappointed on January 10. Approximately 150 residents showed ... Read More »

Jazz Singer Jebry to Perform at Art Center

Submitted Jazz comes to the Marco Island Center for the Arts when well-known singer Jebry performs January 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM. This one-time Harry James Big Band singer was among the first to bring jazz to Naples and she will perform at the Center for one night bringing jazz to Marco Island. This show is a continuation of the ... Read More »

Budding Enthusiasts Learn About Orchids

Submitted Recently, over sixty Calusa Garden Club members and guests came out to hear Marcie and Bill Gorski, Marco Island residents and officers of Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance, give an educational presentation on “Orchid Varieties – Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie and Bill brought over 12 specimens of their own 167 orchid varieties to show the crowd. The Gorskis’ enthusiasm ... Read More »

CMI Bingo 

Linda Chamberlain is handed her winnings by Bingo Committee member Paul Kurtzman, and Marilyn Flynn of the Isles of Capri is handed her big money by Bingo Committee member Marvin Klein. Bingo is played at JCMI every Monday, a complimentary supper is served. Open to the public – doors open at 5:30 PM. Read More »

Fiala to Speak at ENMA Meeting

Submitted The Next Business After Business Networking Event will be on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Fuller Funeral Home (Community Social Room), 4735 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. Fabulous food and wine will be provided, and the building will not have any other events but ours going on. Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner, will give her annual update ... Read More »

A Full Plate for City Council in the Year Ahead

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island City Council has before it a number of challenges and opportunities as it enters 2017. Those members and city staff will have their plates full during the next several months. With the election behind us, the task of governing is now front and center, as a myriad of decisions face the newly constituted ... Read More »

Orchid Varieties Presentation

Submitted Calusa Garden Club will meet on Monday, January 9 at 1:15 PM to hear an educational presentation from Marcie Gorski on “Orchid Varieties — Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie will be assisted by her husband Bill Gorski. The Gorskis, who are officers of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance (GCOA), will bring six orchid varieties to show and additional descriptive ... Read More »

JCMI Bingo! 

Natalie Klein of the Bingo Committee gives prize money to our big winner at Monday Night Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, Mary Anne Murphy of Naples. Bingo is played every Monday night; including January 2nd. The doors are open at 5:30. Dinner is complimentary. The Public is Welcome!   Read More »

Marco Police Urge Caution

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Captain Nick Ojanovac of the Marco Island Police Department urged residents and visitors to be especially alert now that season has arrived and the roadways are much busier. “Our motorists and others riding bicycles, motorcycles and other recreational means of transport, in addition to pedestrians, need to be aware that the intensity of traffic and potential ... Read More »

An Island Jeweler for All Seasons

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There is something extra special about receiving a gift of jewelry. It means that someone stopped and took the time to think about what would be perfect for just me. It is something I may not treat myself to, but I definitely want. Electronics and housewares will not evoke the same emotional response as a ... Read More »

2017 Florida Master Gardener Training

Submitted Do you love gardening and sharing with others? Consider becoming a master gardener volunteer. The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will train volunteers for the Florida Master Gardener Program. This 13-week program includes indoor and outdoor classroom work, online modules and hands-on activities. The program provides an overview of horticulture subjects, environmentally sound gardening ... Read More »

The Art of Clay on Display

Submitted The December exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts will feature “The Art of Clay,” in its main galleries and the annual “Mini Masters Show” in La Petit Galerie. The Center’s Clay Guild will feature a variety of pottery in its 6th Annual Show from December 5 through December 28, 2016. The remarkable Clay Guild will put ... Read More »

Marco Island Center for the Arts Hosts Annual Tea

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host their Annual Holiday Tea with Jackie Pierce on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 3 PM. The tea will be in the center’s main gallery located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Jackie Pierce will tell the story of “The Christmas Rose.” Ms. Pierce is well known for her engaging presentations ... Read More »

Notice of South Beach Access Closure 

Submitted South Marco Beach Access, one of four public beach access points on Marco Island, will be undergoing parking lot, beach access walkway and landscape improvements. These enhancements will require closure of the beach access parking lot and beach access until Thursday, December 22, 2016. The parking lot and beach access will open for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23 ... Read More »

City Council Meeting Update

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Monday evening saw the four newly elected city council members sworn into office by 20th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ramiro Manalich, as wives and supporters looked on. Councilmen Larry Honig, along with Jared Grifoni, Howard Reed and Charlette Roman took the oath of office and assumed their seats on the dais, alongside Councilmen Joe Batte, Bob ... Read More »

Marco Votes For Change

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island voters chose to return one incumbent councilor to office and rejected the return of two others. Incumbent Councilor Larry Honig will join with newcomers Jared Grifoni, Charlette Roman and Howard Reed when the new council convenes on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 PM in city council chambers. The top vote getters easily out polled ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Unveils New Exhibit

COASTAL CONNECTIONS Renee Wilson Three new marine animals are now in residence at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center for the public to see. The new aquarium exhibit allows visitors to safely observe moon jellies that are commonly found in local waters. Dave Graff, an education specialist for Rookery Bay Research Reserve, introduced the exhibit to the Learning Center to help ... Read More »