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Meals of Hope Kicks Off 2017

By Maureen Chodaba  Back in 2007, when Naples resident Stephen Popper was asked to help ship food to a poor school in Haiti, he willingly and enthusiastically accepted the endeavor. But Popper felt a strong urge to help those in his own backyard. In August 2007, a food packing event was held where Popper and a team of volunteers packed ... Read More »

Young Dolphins of Marco Island It’s All About the Babes

By Maureen Chodaba The Rose History Auditorium was the place to be for the recent Marco Island Historical Society presentation of “Young Dolphins of Marco Island,” by certified Florida Master Naturalist Bob McConville. This renowned speaker is always known to draw a packed crowd, so it was indeed imperative to arrive early. But the audience did not wait idly as ... Read More »

Aquamarine…Soft to Vibrant Caribbean Sea Blue

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I have always had a fondness for the natural gemstone aquamarine. It also happens to be my birthstone, but there is much more to it than that. Often times a customer will claim to own a really fine “Aqua” they may have purchased cheap on a cruise ship or abroad. Eight out of ten times ... Read More »

Free nature talk series 

If you are looking for something to do that is fun, free and educational, the Naples Preserve is focusing its Spring Nature Talk Series on the natural habitats and ecosystems of Southwest Florida. Speakers will include rangers, researchers, foresters and other subject-area specialists from a variety of the region’s parks, nature organizations and educational institutions. The series will include photographs ... Read More »

A BIG YEAR 

Have you seen 50 or more bird species in 2016? Yes! Then, you qualify for our Wings Over Florida Big Year certificate! Follow these steps to apply: Go to our Wings Over Florida Birds webpage Click “APPLY” Our Checklist of Florida Birds will open in a fillable PDF file Click on the download arrow located in the top right corner next to ... Read More »

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.” ~ Agatha Christie This lovely collection of four short stories republished now, two years after the death of its author, P.D. James, by her estate, has a holiday flavor. If you are a mystery fan, doubtless you have read some of this prolific writer’s work in the past. Included ... Read More »

Give the Ultimate Gift – Your Brain

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway The giving of gifts is something many of us think about in December, whether we celebrate St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, or Christmas. We might make lists: jewelry for daughters, grand-daughters, wives, T-shirts or socks for our sons, grandsons, husbands, and books for parents, aunts, and uncles. For year-end giving to our favorite charity we might ... Read More »

Home For The Holidays

Over the weekend, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted a 33-hour Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon event and found homes for 74 homeless animals. That’s 41 cats, 32 dogs and one hamster. During the event, DAS waived all adoption fees. In an effort to find homes for the remainder of the pets at the shelter, DAS is asking adopters ... Read More »

Homes Needed for Shelter Animals

Submitted  Over the weekend, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted a 33-hour Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon event and found homes for 74 homeless animals. That’s 41 cats, 32 dogs and one hamster. During the event, DAS waived all adoption fees. In an effort to find homes for the remainder of the pets at the shelter, DAS is asking ... Read More »

MIND, BODY And Spirit: The Heart of the Matter

Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “I have found that it’s not WHAT I have in my life but WHO I have in my life that counts.” ~ Author Unknown We have reached that time of year when I feel as though I’m at the top of a roller coaster, the very highest peak, after a long, steady climb. As I peer over ... Read More »

Another Great Place to Dine on Isles of Capri? You Bet!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Thirty-five years ago, Grandpa Mikey Cooper moved his family “lock, stock and barrel” from the Tennessee hills to tropical Isles of Capri. Extended family from Oklahoma pitched in to help rehab “Poor Paul’s Fish Camp,” formerly an original 50s bait, tackle and grocery store, to create the remodeled Pelican Bend restaurant. There ... Read More »

Conservancy Hosts Wildlife Housewarming 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the public to celebrate the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassadors as they move into their new homes in the newly expanded outdoor wildlife rehabilitation area, now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The wildlife ambassadors are former patients, now permanent residents, unable to be released due to the extent of their injuries. On Saturday, Dec. 10 ... Read More »

America to Play Seminole 

Classic rock favorite America will perform at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee Tuesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day) at 8 PM. Tickets, which are on sale now, are $45 each and can be purchased from the Seminole Casino Hotel cashier or by calling 800-218-0007. America became a global household name starting in the early 1970s with the release of their signature #1 ... Read More »

EDITORIAL & OPINION: Gender Inequality in the Workplace, Home and Family

By Roy Eaton   Many forms of discrimination exist in today’s society. People are differentiated by color, sexual orientation, athleticism, appearance, age, intellect, social standing and gender, to name a few. One of the most common forms that appear in nearly every facet of our daily lives, and an embarrassment to a developed nation such as ours, is the latter ... Read More »

Ask The CFP®Practitioner: What’s Next?

Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”  ~Alan Alda  Question: What are your thoughts on how the Trump presidency will influence the economy and financial markets? Answer: Just when you think there aren’t any surprises left in ... Read More »

EDITORIAL & OPINION: Baseless Claims Cause Damage

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com In today’s world of instantaneous news and the digital matrix that winds through our lives without missing a beat, how does an individual restore his good name and reputation after allegations are brought that are found to be baseless, months, and even years, after they have been on the front page? Such was ... Read More »

Restaurant Scene Changes

By Don Manley Editors Note: This article was inspired by a Coastal Breeze News reader who suggested we inform returning Snowbirds of the many changes to Marco’s restaurant scene that took place in their absences. Have a great idea for a story? Send it to editor@coastalbreezenews.com.  As the Snowbirds return they’ll find that the island’s menu of dining options has ... Read More »

The Holidays Are Here, Already?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan It’s nuts. Last August I was searching for pool supplies at Walter Marte’s (Walmart) only to find Christmas decorations where pool stuff used to be, in August?! I used to be perturbed when stores start putting that stuff out before Halloween, now the summer is common practice. Funny thing though, years ago (more like decades ago) ... Read More »

South Beach Drowning

An update from Police Captain Dave Baer. Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments were dispatched to the South Beach access area at 2:40pm for a medical call.   Patrol and marine officers arrived on scene at 2:45pm and found a possible drowning. Bystanders had assisted the husband of a 68-year-old female in his efforts to pull her from the ... Read More »

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide U.S. Postal Service Recommended Mailing Dates Fort Myers/Naples/Port Charlotte FL – Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and ... Read More »