Tag Archives: New York

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 »

Marco Island Writers Meet

By Maggie Gust We are excited about our second meeting of this new year. On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Marco Island Writers, Inc. will welcome Jennifer FitzGerald of Fort Myers-based Mother Spider Book Designs. She chose the name for her business based on the fact that she was pregnant at the time she founded the company and was working on ... Read More »

Gulfshore Playhouse’s “Informed Consent”

Gulfshore Playhouse Southwest Florida’s premier professional theatre – is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Informed Consent, New York Times Critics Pick for the New York production, scheduled now through January 31 at The Norris Center, located at 755 8th Avenue South in Naples.  Tickets range in price from $20 to $74 per person.  To purchase tickets, ... Read More »

Where Do Marco Island Condo Buyers Come From?

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com The Marco Island MLS shows 588 condos sold on Marco Island in 2015, representing $315 million in sales. Year after year, more than 550 condos are sold by realtors to people from all over the world. Where do all these condo buyers come from? Interestingly, the majority of condo buyers come from four ... Read More »

Father and Son Veterans Harold and Ray Rosenberg

By Margaret Gust Harold Rosenberg served in WWII, U.S. Army 99th Infantry, June 1944 to December 1945. Ray Rosenberg served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1986, rose from PFC to Lieutenant Colonel, with two tours of duty in Vietnam, 1968 and 1971. The son of a toolmaker, Harold was born in Providence, Rhode Island. The family moved to ... Read More »

Agents Join John R. Wood Properties

Submitted John R. Wood Properties is proud to announce the addition of the following new agents. Stacy Needles Witthoff as a broker associate in the Marco Island office and as a team leader of the Needles Group. She is originally from Marco Island and attended Florida State University, earning a B.S. Degree in Biology. She is the recipient of the ... Read More »

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Guests at the 16th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival will enjoy premiere wines poured by 17 of the world’s top wine professionals, all of whom earned the coveted Master Sommelier distinction, the ultimate professional credential that only 230 wine professionals have earned worldwide. More Master Sommeliers will participate in the 2016 Naples Winter Wine Festival than ever before, elevating the ... Read More »

Getting Ready for Souper Bowl Marco 2016!

By Coastal Breeze Staff While many folks were sleeping on Saturday morning, July 11, volunteers filled the Mackle Park Teen Center, painting bowls for the Fourth Annual Souper Bowl Marco 2016. The fundraising event is organized by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce to benefit the Leadership Marco scholarship fund. Hand painted ceramic bowls are sold to event attendees, who ... Read More »