Tag Archives: New York

A Bridge Over Troubled Water?

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Move fast with stable infrastructure.” ~Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook  Question: Our nation’s infrastructure problems are obvious. With the Trump Administration’s commitment to fixing the problems, what are your thoughts on this sector? Answer: It’s easy to agree that we need to maintain and upgrade our infrastructure. If these issues aren’t addressed, the American ... Read More »

Garden Club Visits Vizcaya

Submitted The Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island went on a field trip last month to visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens as well a stop at the Ancient Spanish Monastery.  There were forty-one who “got on the bus” for the drive to the Miami area. It was a beautiful day for the docent tour of the gardens and museum. Vizcaya ... Read More »

Duke’s Appliances Launches the Marco Design Center

By Maureen Chodaba As you step inside the newly opened Marco Design Center at 128 S. Barfield Drive, you realize that you are entering a world of new beginnings. The vast showroom, still in its opening phase, promises to be the center of one-stop shopping for every detail of design to make your island home a showcase of its own. ... Read More »

BINGO at JCMI

Maria Galton from Canastota, New York receives her big winnings from Marvin Klein, Bingo Committee member, at Monday’s Bingo held weekly at the JCMI, 991 Winterberry Drive. Bingo was closed April 10 for Passover but will resume on April 17 – doors will open at 5:30 PM and the first game is called at 7 PM. Call 239-642-0800 for more information. Shirley Posner, a member of the Bingo Committee, ... Read More »

Kong – Skull Island: Escape from the Island of Plot Devices

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “Kong: Skull Island,” is a film based on an old 1933 classic, “King Kong.” Before I begin, however, there is something all readers should be aware of. The film is NOT a remake, but a reboot. Some readers may be wondering what’s the difference? Well, allow me to explain. When it comes to remakes, any fan ... Read More »

Pasternak Earns Designation 

Kathryn Pasternak of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices|Florida Realty and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices|New England Properties has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 3,400 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries. The designation was awarded to her by the National Association of REALTORS© for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency ... Read More »

John Wick 2: The New James Bond?

By Matthew Mendisana Today’s film industry has been saturated with an array of action films that have gotten tedious. By now most viewers are aware of how the dance goes: meet the protagonist, something goes wrong because of the antagonist, the protagonist goes through a range of action scenes, protagonist either prevails or it ends on a cliffhanger to set ... Read More »

Deli Fest

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There is something that feels special about eating a good pastrami sandwich and a warm bowl of matzo ball soup. For some of us it makes us recall our childhoods, and our mother or grandmother’s cooking. For folks from New York or New Jersey, where Kosher delicatessens are commonplace, it feels like home. And still ... Read More »

Island Country Club Promotes and Hires

By Samantha Husted Island Country Club has seen extensive changes over the past year. The newest change comes in the form of both a promotion and a new hire. Dedicated employee and longtime Southwest Florida resident, Heather Hall, has been promoted to the Director of Membership and Marketing. New hire, Courtney Stevenson of Bonita Springs, has taken on the position ... Read More »

In Memory of Anna Marie Engler

Devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Anna Marie Engler, 82, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Naples, Florida, near her home in Marco Island, Florida, where she enjoyed many years of warm weather, made wonderful friendships and was able to enjoy life volunteering her time to the library, enjoying her passion of reading and traveling. Anna also lived in Old Tappan, ... Read More »

JCMI Deli Fest to Return!

Submitted The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) is proud to announce its fourth annual Jewish “Deli-Fest” on Sunday, January 29 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. This year we will offer the same luscious Jewish dishes from the old country, and because of major improvements, a smooth transition through the lines, with no ... Read More »

Florida Landscapes the Focus of Exhibit

Submitted The Museum of the Everglades is proud to present the wonderful photographic exhibit “Reflections of Florida” by John Brady. His artist exhibit will be showing in the Pauline Reeves Gallery of the museum during January and February 2017, with an Artist Reception hosted by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades on Saturday, January 14, from 1 to ... Read More »

BOOK REMARKS: The Wangs Vs The World

Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “J. Marshall Weymouth made Charles feel small, like he hadn’t made his first million by the time he was thirty-three years old, like he didn’t have a flaming redhead named Saoirse on call, like he hadn’t blown out of Taiwan with nothing but a urea pipeline and lucked himself into the most ideal wife-and-children combo possible. Made ... Read More »

A Somber Day

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Most adults know exactly what they were doing when they saw news of the first plane striking the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It was a horrific day for Americans. The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation honored the fifteenth anniversary of 9-11 with a program. Following a mass for all first responders at ... Read More »

MIA Principal Turns a School Into a Family

By Barry Gwinn On Friday, March 4, 2016, during a visit to Marco Island Academy (MIA), Governor Rick Scott presented Principal Melissa Scott with the coveted Governor’s Shine Award, given to outstanding educators who have been nominated by their peers. Governor Scott had found out what many already knew. Marco Island Academy had finally found the principal they were looking ... Read More »

Course Certifies Sailing Instructors

Submitted From March 17-20, 2016, the Marco Island Community Sailing Center (MICSC) had the privilege of hosting a U.S. Sailing Association (USSA) Level I Instructor Certification course. The purpose of this course is to teach prospective instructors how to properly teach individuals to sail safely, effectively and creatively, with a goal of producing highly qualified instructors. USSA is the governing ... Read More »

Gwinn v. Delta Airlines (Gwinn Wins!)

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn barry@coastalbreezenews.com I arrived in the Phoenix FBI field office from New York in 1969. One year later I was immersed in white collar crime and was running down a couple of con men from Tampa who were peddling worthless Control Metals Corporation stock. The stock was coming through Phoenix via a stock transfer agency, run ... Read More »

When Breath Becomes Air

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “When there’s no place for a scalpel, words are the surgeon’s only tool.” – Paul Kalanithi At age 36, in the last year of his neurosurgery residency, Paul Kalanithi discovered he had stage IV lung cancer. For the next 22 months, he and his wife Lucy, an internal medicine physician, awoke each day focused on living, ... Read More »

KIRK MCFEE’S UNUSUAL JOURNEY

By Barry Gwinn In March 1971, Kirk McFee was born. In August 2014, Kirk’s Coney Island opened its doors in Old Marco. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016, it had one of its best days ever. What happened between those dates is the subject of this story. Kirk McFee was born and bred in Detroit. In 1996, he received ... Read More »

Avow Groundbreaking for New Building

Submitted Avow held a celebratory groundbreaking event for its newest building, The Lyon Palliative Care and Hospice Center, on the Avow campus in Naples. During the public ceremony Avow leadership and special guest speakers Diane Meier, MD, FACP and R. Sean Morrison, MD, co-directors of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center at Mount Sinai in New York, ... Read More »