Tag Archives: non-profit organization

A Living Tribute to Our Veterans

By Maria Lamb The Blue Star Memorial Marker program is a tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services. The markers are a unique way for local garden clubs to show their support for the service men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our freedom. The Calusa Garden Club of ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club Supports Eagle Cam Fund Drive

Submitted  Carl H. Way, founder and chairman of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation and Marco Island Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, received a $1,000 donation to the Eagle Cam fund from Calusa Garden Club. The Foundation, the parent organization for the Nature Preserve project, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to establishing and preserving the Nature Preserve, protecting wildlife ... Read More »

Austin Bell Named 2017 Artist of the Year

Submitted Since the spring of 2014, the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, has been naming an Artist of the Year. This special honor recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of our community. Ten nominations were received by the deadline, March ... Read More »

A Taste of Marco: A Delicious Event!

By Maureen Chodaba The Espalanade was the place to be last Sunday for A Taste of Marco, an annual event of mouthwatering desires. Although weather predictions included the threat of thunderstorms, the day proved to be a bright and sunny one, as the crowd enjoyed this fundraiser for the Greater Marco Family YMCA. The non-profit organization offers services and initiatives ... Read More »

Happy Hour for Hope on the Marco Island Princess

By Maureen Chodaba The Marco Island Princess was the place to be for the recent Happy Hour for Hope, benefitting the non-profit organization, Meals of Hope. The boat stayed in port, but the spirits of Marco Island seafarers and landlubbers alike set sail in the essence of generosity to feed the hungry children of Collier County. Marco Island’s shining star ... Read More »

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... Read More »

Honor Flight Run – Kickstands Up!

By Maureen Chodaba They are the embodiment of courage and the voices of freedom. Today, because of them, most of Europe is free, most of the Pacific is free and America, the beautiful is free. They are our brave veterans. Collectively, they have saved the world. Mark your calendar for April 30, 2017 for the inaugural Honor Flight Run, a ... Read More »

Presentation Focuses on Veterans’ Issues

Submitted There are over 30,000 veterans who honorably served our country who call Collier County home. These men and women deserve the best in terms of aid and benefits. The debt owed to our veterans can never be fully repaid, but the benefits earned for their service and sacrifice should be easily available when needed. On Wednesday, April 5, IBERIABANK ... Read More »

Pinball for Therapy

By Jesus Calo  Think back to a fond memory playing at an arcade. The rush when first walking in, the fun experience of winning prizes, and reaching a high score after a game of pinball. Think of the sounds of pinballs clashing and lights flashing. Believe it or not, there are scientific findings that playing games, such as pinball, can ... Read More »

What’s Your Ethical Threshold; Sustainable Investing

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” ~ Potter Stewart of “I know it when I see it” fame. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, 1915-1985. Question: I’ve been reading about sustainable investing. Is this the same as socially responsible investing? Answer: ... Read More »

Nominate the Artist of the Year

Submitted  Since 2014, every spring the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) has recognized an Artist of the Year. The non-profit organization is requesting nominations for the Artist of the Year from the public. This special honor recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of our ... Read More »

Puss ‘N Boots Shoe Collection Drive

Submitted  For the Love of Cats is conducting a shoe collection drive, aptly name Puss ‘N Boots, every other Friday starting January 6, 2017 to raise funds for our TNR, spay/neuter, rescue and senior cat adoption programs. Shoes collected through the Puss ‘N Boots Shoe Drive will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase ... Read More »

Dillman’s Arts Festival Returns to Marco

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts brings Dillman’s annual Arts Festival to the island on January 22, from noon to 4 PM. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Attendees will experience demonstrations by artists and learn about Dillman’s creative arts program. They will also enjoy door prizes and refreshments. The Dillman’s Arts ... Read More »

I Dream of Africa

By Ewout Rijk de Vries Here I was, face to face with a cheetah. The magnificent animal looked relaxed and happy. Hard to imagine that out of view, but close behind this captivating scene, was a large parking lot, almost filled with cars. It was the first Saturday of the month when Collier County residents have free entry to the ... Read More »

Marco Island Shell Club Holiday Sale

By Maureen Chodaba Lindbergh was in awe of the vastness of the sea, a universe in itself, blessed with the abundance of life that it holds. The beautiful shells that we collect lay empty on the beach because their former inhabitants have perished. Each one holds its own unique mystery and allure. Seashells are a graceful reminder that every passing ... Read More »

Christmas Magic, Island Style

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Christmastime on Marco Island is filled with holiday magic, thanks to Christmas Island Style, the non-profit organization that brings free, fun-filled seasonal events to the entire community. Recently, Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a visit at Salon and Spa Botanica at the Shops of Marco, arriving in a big red fire truck. They were greeted ... Read More »

Ringside in Marco

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Boxing made its rounds back to the island in November thanks to the Marco Island Boxing Club. This year, not only did the club host teams from New Jersey and Ireland, it also featured local boxers. There were eleven bouts in all, starting out with the youngest local competitors. Although the team from Ireland led ... Read More »

The Marco Island Boxing Club Presents Live Boxing

DATE: Friday, November 11, 2016 LOCATION: Marco Island JW Marriott Hotel, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island (Palms Ballroom) TIME: Doors open 6 PM, first bout scheduled for 7 PM TICKETS: $20, available at the door NJ vs. Ireland This year, there will be five bouts between NJ and Ireland competing for the Frank Gervin Memorial Belt. Frank Gervin was ... Read More »

Engle Dentistry Named 5th Avenue South Avenue Elite Sponsor

The 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District or BID (www.FifthAvenueSouth.com) – whose mission is to brand promote and create awareness of 5th Avenue South, a world-renowned shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in Naples, Florida – is pleased to announce that Engle Dentistry will serve as an Avenue Elite Sponsor. “Engle Dentistry is happy to participate in 5th Avenue South and its programs every year. ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Celebrates National Estuaries Day

By Maureen Chodaba An estuary is a special place where two worlds collide and combine to create a unique habitat and environment. They are a brackish transition zone between the fresh water of a river and the salt water of the sea, serving as a coastal bay nursery for fish and other marine life. In 1972, Congress established the National ... Read More »