Vote on COPCN Delayed

For several years now, the debate of whether to move forward to seek a COPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity) has been front and center on the minds of first responders within the Marco Island community. That debate centers around who should be responsible for providing pre-hospital emergency care and transport to the hospital. Three major factors have contributed […]

Letter to the Editor: August 28, 2018 – Remember This Date!

August 28 is the day when Marco Island registered voters will go to the polls and determine their desired level of emergency medical care. Specifically, the question is: Do you want to take control of your destiny by having your own Marco Island Fire Rescue Ambulance? Or, do you want to continue writing checks to Collier County and hope they […]

No Search Firm and No Confidence

Once again Marco Island City Council stumbled in their attempts to move forward on filling the position of city manager. They also voted their displeasure with one of their own in a heated exchange later in the evening. Fear of sliding down the slippery slope of failure once again, some Marco Island City Councilors questioned the suggestion by Council Chairman […]

Please Watch For Manatees On Memorial Day And Every Day: Free Boater Resources

Although Save the Manatee Club works in almost all areas of manatee protection, we focus on the prevention of manatee injuries and deaths from human activity. This includes manatee deaths from boat collisions, which have been record-setting in recent years. Even though no boater would want to intentionally harm a manatee, collisions with boats continue to be the single greatest […]


In my opinion, the administration of our City of Marco Island has now become something of a joke among other communities.  Beginning with the search and selection of a new City Manager last fall, right on down to last week’s City Council meeting, I think enough inappropriate actions have taken place to explain Marco’s standing as the laughing stock of […]

Letter to the Editor: Dark Days on Marco Island

The Dark Clouds of collusion, deception and corrupt politics promises to make the current council the most ineffective in Marco Island history. The hiring of Marco Administrator Niblock by Former Council President Honig and current President Grifoni without properly vetting him is not the first sign of amateur management. Their documented efforts to intimidate a sexual assault from pursuing charges […]

Buffalo Wild Wings: Your Game Day Destination

The sound was deafening, and thunderous screams could be heard from the parking lot. Some even had tears that streamed down their cheeks. The emotional outbursts from everyone shouting in unison seemed to rattle the floor and shake the windows. Everyone, win or lose, left anticipating their next visit. This is a typical game-day at Buffalo Wild Wings in East […]

Judge Julian R. Hanley Turns 105

With more than a century of life experience, Judge Julian R. Hanley in Naples, Florida recently celebrated 105 years of age. Hanley’s eldest daughter, Pauline Clark recently helped highlight some of her father’s achievements, from a lifetime of memories. The story behind all those years involves love, family, a career in the military, law, and a prominent seat as a […]


From: Larry Honig Date: May 7, 2018 at 11:15:45 PM EDT To: Frank Recker Subject: Huh? Hello Frank, What a surprise to see your piece of shit letter in the lying, fake news “Coastal Breeze.” I am amazed that you gulped the Kool-Aid, without even having the courtesy to call me to discuss the matter. I thought you were an actual attorney. An actual […]

Naples and Marco Island Named to Top “20 Best Places to Vacation in Florida” by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has released rankings of the “20 Best Places to Vacation in Florida” focusing on rental home vacation properties and Naples and Marco Island made the powerhouse list ahead of major cities like Orlando and Miami. The 20 destinations featured are among the highest rated cities in Florida based on rental reviews on the website. To qualify the cities needed […]

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