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Enjoying Summer

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Summer! What a wonderful time of the year! It’s easy to get anywhere and easier to find specials and seats in restaurants, etc. The traffic is calmer even though the weather is quite humid. It seems though, that more people have stayed here this year than in the past. You have probably noticed all the construction ... Read More »

Making the Smart Choice

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com It is true that most of the population really doesn’t stay abreast of what is going on around them unless it directly affects their daily lives. That doesn’t mean that they don’t care, but in many cases they are absorbed into so many other issues that concern them or members of their family ... Read More »

GOP vs DEM | We’re just not getting along

IN MY VIEW By Judy Brenna Since this past year opened serious debates and divisions between Republicans and Democrats, as the Civil War did with North versus South, family versus family, friends versus friends, ideologies and philosophies were and are diametrically opposed to each other. Now, eight months since the presidential election with emotions still raging, it seemed a good idea ... Read More »

Apps Revolutionize Aging

By Jesus Calo “For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives? The equally simple answer: technology.” ~ Dr. Joe Coughlin Director, MIT AgeLab As the 10th anniversary of the iPhone approaches in September, the latest revolutionary version of the smartphone is highly ... Read More »

Goodland Road Finally Coming Home

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn On July 11, 2017, the Collier County (CC) Commissioners, unanimously approved an agreement with the City of Marco Island (MI) in which jurisdiction of Goodland Road would be returned to the county. It’s been a long slog (literally) for Goodland residents, visitors, and deliverymen who have been sloshing, grinding, and bumping over Goodland Road for ... Read More »

Man Overboard!

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  You and your fishing buddy have been anchored over the Kidd wreck for hours, endlessly pulling in 19, 1/2-inch red grouper and throwing them back. Your arms are tired and it is getting close to the time you need to leave for home. Suddenly, your friend’s line starts screaming. He has something really big on ... Read More »

A Lesson For Life

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com At some point in our lives, we all have made the statement, “When I retire, I’m going to…” We think about and plan on what we are going to do when that time comes; travel the world, buy that fancy sports car you have always dreamed of, spend the day on the golf course ... Read More »

Florida- The Fishing Capital of the World

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Florida is often considered the Fishing Capital of the World, and it continuously delivers on this promise due to the great resources available, as well as the management of these resources. Over the years, the Census Bureau has conducted several surveys asking anglers where they consider the best place to go fishing would be, ... Read More »

JW Marriott to be World-Class

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Simply put, it’s the largest project of this magnitude ever undertaken in South Florida, and it’s going on right here on Marco Island. The conversion of the Marco Island Marriott Beach and Golf Resort to a JW Marriott Branded Resort will have a long lasting and positive effect, as it brings the prestige of being the ... Read More »

Council Tackles Full Agenda

UPDATE: Marco Island City Council voted 4-3 on July 19 against hiring City Manager candidate Josh Gruber, at this time. Council will decide at the next council meeting August 7 how to proceed. By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island City Council on Monday evening, June 17, held a marathon session which saw a number of items postponed while others dominated ... Read More »

PRAC Update

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) met on June 20th to hear from city staff and discuss issues concerning Veterans Community Park. Lee Rubenstein, the commander of the local American Legion Post, came forward with a proposal for some upgrades to the area abutting the Veterans Memorial area, to enhance the appearance and the ... Read More »

Brown Paper Bags Make a Difference

By Samantha Husted  In early June, thousands of Marco Island residents received a brown paper grocery bag in the mail. The bags were sent on behalf of real estate team the Bartos Group of Premiere Plus Realty as part of their annual food drive. For the past three years the Bartos Group has taken a stand against hunger in Collier ... Read More »

Cold Brew For a Hot Summer

By Maria Lamb “The coffee is what hooks you, Oscar is what keeps you coming back.” ~ Jessica Hadraba, customer For millions of coffee drinkers in the 1980s, the catchy jingle of “The best part of wakin’ up is Folgers in your cup,” started their day with the sound and smell of fresh brewed coffee. If you’re a coffee drinker, ... Read More »

Peak Hatch for Black Skimmers at Sand Dollar Island

By Maria Lamb There are over 1,000 nesting pairs of threatened least terns and black skimmers at Marco’s colonies on Sand Dollar Island. The beach is covered in least tern and black skimmer chicks. It is also peak hatch for the black skimmer chicks. According to Brad Cornell of Audubon of Western Everglades, “The July 4th weekend is the last ... Read More »

Tips to Ease Travel Tensions

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Traveling with a loved one who has dementia can be stressful. Whether it’s by car, by ship, or plane, many pitfalls exist. Planning and preparation can help, say the experts. But despite preparation, crises can happen and I’ve experienced a few as a caregiver traveling with my husband. We were not in our home airport ... Read More »

New Association Estoppel Law Limits Charges

LAW MATTERS William G. Morris  One of the important aspects of sale of a property in a homeowners association or a condominium association is prorating the maintenance assessment account between buyer and seller. Florida’s Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act make seller and buyer equally responsible for assessments that come due up to the transfer of title. When closing on title ... Read More »

Christmas in July Karaoke Fundraiser

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The non-profit Christmas Island Style organization is made up entirely of volunteers who work hard all year long in order to bring the Marco Island community a variety of free special events each holiday season; events that have become cherished island traditions. This year the 34-foot Christmas tree that is displayed in Veterans Community Park ... Read More »

Memo at Marco Chiropractic

Submitted Marco Chiropractic announces that during Dr. Sarah Chester’s maternity leave, Anthony N. Memmo, DC, MS, will be caring for new and established patients. Dr. Anthony Memmo has a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic and a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Human Performance as well as numerous certifications in nutrition therapy. Recognizing the importance of the ... Read More »

Backpack Giveaway for Local Students

Submitted Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise offering exclusive Verizon products and services, is partnering with The Cellular Connection (TCC) and Culture of Good to donate backpacks full of school supplies to children in need in Marco Island through its fifth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. On Sunday, July 23 visit the Marco Island Wireless Zone store at ... Read More »