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Thomas C. Garrison Sept 1928-April 2014

Thomas C. Garrison, beloved by family, died on April 12, 2014. Tom was born in Marion, Illinois on September 28, 1928, to Harmon E. and Ola P. Garrison. He had two brothers, Herbert and Norbert, and a sister, Jo Ann Wall Trosper, all of whom preceded him in death. Tom served in the Navy for two years and graduated from the University of Illinois. He was a member of ATO fraternity and is a past president of his Chapter at Urbana. He met his wife, Mary Alice, while at the University and married in 1951. Tom and Mary Alice moved ... Read More »

Pilot Whales Lost

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Southwest Florida has seen of a number of beach strandings by short-finned pilot whales during the months of December 2013 and January 2014. From Lee County to the Everglades, an estimated 55 pilot whales perished due to these events. A somewhat rare event, beach strandings by marine mammals take place all over the world for reasons which are usually unknown. Yet, these pilot whales make for an interesting case as so many have landed on our shores as of late. Pilot whales are the second largest member of the dolphin group, just behind orca whales. They ... Read More »

Beached Pilot Whales Perish Near Marco

The reason for the recent strandings is unknown.

By CBN Staff On Monday, January 20, this pod of pilot whales was found stranded at Marco Pass at sunset. The pod was ushered out to sea and was last seen on that day about two miles offshore. These whales were initially spotted in Naples on Sunday, January 19 near Gordon Pass in Naples Bay. At the same time, another pod was stranded in Lee County. After a long, tireless effort, rescue attempts came to an end. Of those stranded, eight died over two days, four of which were euthanized by veterinarians. On Thursday, January 23, a total of 25 ... Read More »

Holiday Concert Tribute to Veterans

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A lovely evening was had by all in attendance at the Christmas Island Style Holiday Concert for veterans held at the Marco Island History Museum’s Rose Auditorium. Steve Stefanides, chair of Christmas Island Style welcomed veterans and guests. He thanked Coastal Breeze News for sponsoring the event and Classic Transportation for providing transportation to those unable to drive themselves. Keith Dameron introduced Malenda Trick and the portrait series she has done to commemorate the military careers of 20 local veterans. The series will be on exhibit at various locations, including Hodges University. Jim Lang, Commander of VFW Post 6370 called ... Read More »

Honoring our Veterans

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com As the 2012 election continues to divide our island and our nation, it is important to remember those who fought for our freedoms; including the right to vote. In honor of Veterans Day, Tommie Barfield Elementary, the City of Marco Island and VFW Post 6370 have organized events on Marco Island to celebrate the men and women of the United States Military. On November 9, Tommie Barfield Elementary’s Morning Musicians will host “A Salute to our Veterans” at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria. Under the direction of Lisa Braren, students will sing and speak to a ... Read More »

James “Bud” Kornse: A life of service

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Three wars and thirty years of service. This is the life of James “Bud” Kornse, Marco Island resident and military veteran. Born March 5, 1927, Bud spent 30 years in the Navy. After retiring, his contributions to his country still continued. From World War II, to the Korean War to Vietnam to the present day, Bud fought for freedom and veteran affairs on the battlefield and beyond. Born and raised just outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Bud was the oldest of four. At the age of five, he began boxing at the local YMCA, where ... Read More »