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Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

Waterways Group Reviewing Water Quality

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For many islanders the rain events during the first week of June were their first exposure to the effects that tropical depressions can bring here to Southwest Florida. The temporary flooding of streets and the need to find alternate routes around the island during the 18” of rainfall we received was somewhat trying. That heavy rainfall ... Read More »

Challenges Face Our Nation on Its Birthday

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com Like the vast majority of Americans I am saddened and disillusioned by the continued ratcheting up of the hate filled speeches and rhetoric which fill the political discourse of the day. It was inevitable that violence would spill from the hate filled environment that has been created in our nation, and we unfortunately ... Read More »

The Dominican Republic A Journey of Discovery & Exploration

Global Traveler Dave Pattison A cruise to a remote and newly developed tourist area of the Dominican Republic provided a unique and unexpected visit to a largely undiscovered and unexplored area of this historic country. We stayed four days in the newly developed port of Amber Cove, which engaged us in the newly designed “impact” activities with local residents or visits ... Read More »

HO6 Unit Owner’s Policy

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com After the extensive rains a couple of weeks ago, and now that we have entered that time of year when tropical weather returns to Marco Island, it is a good time to review your various condo insurances. As a condo owner, Florida law states you are required to have at least $2,000 of ... Read More »

Liver Cancer Update

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Since the mid-1980s, liver cancer death rates have doubled in the U.S, making this the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. For 2017, it is estimated that there will be about 41,000 new cases and 29,000 deaths in the U.S. Liver cancer accounts for the fifth leading cause of cancer death ... Read More »

Help Save Christmas on Marco Island!

Submitted For over 30 years now the island has celebrated the Christmas holiday with programs and events brought by the hard work of a committee of volunteers known as Christmas Island Style. The events have grown, and include everything from Santa’s arrival in a helicopter to festive activities such as the Canine Holiday Pet Parade, holiday decorated boats cruising the ... Read More »

The Future is Bright

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com On a daily basis we seem to be barraged by story after story of what we can’t get accomplished or what is wrong within our nation and the world. Reports of violence, corruption and disappointment seem to sell better as the news of the day. Don’t get me wrong, not all is perfect, ... Read More »

Royal Poinciana Trees in Full Bloom

By Scott H. Shook One of the gifts of summer has arrived. The royal poinciana tree, with its beautiful red canopy, makes its presence known in Southwest Florida around this time every year. So why not hop in your car and enjoy a few hours discovering some of the beautiful trees that are within a half hour or so of ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Condo Market: A Quick Review

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com The Marco Island condo market has had some big swings over the last two decades. Over the last 20 years the median condo price rose from $200,000 in 1997 to a peak of $635,000 in 2005, then dropped to a low of $300,000 in 2011. Since then the median price has been growing ... Read More »

‘Alien: Covenant’ – In Space No One Can Hear You Groan

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “Alien: Covenant” is the latest entry in the 38-year-old franchise simply known as “Alien,” a film series that blurs the line between Sci-Fi and Horror. The franchise was responsible for launching a number of careers, and becoming a source of inspiration for many stories in the sci-fi and horror genres. However, the latest movie is difficult ... Read More »

Mango’s to Host Meals of Hope Happy Hour

Submitted Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold its next “Happy Hour for Hope” on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at Mango’s Dockside Bistro at the Esplanade, 760 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Mango’s is graciously hosting this event, and is offering drinks at happy hour prices and a delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres. Bill “Captain ... Read More »

Alarming Teen Crash Rates 

New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs ... Read More »

Operation Panther Relocation

Our biologists successfully captured and relocated an approximately 1½ -year-old male panther from an area in Lee County with very limited suitable habitat, thanks to citizens who contacted us. The panther was lingering in a neighborhood very close to a busy four-lane highway. The young, 75-pound panther had likely recently left its mother in search of new territory, a behavior ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Update | What’s happening with the moratorium?

By Samantha Husted County commissioners recently voted 4-1 to shorten the yearlong moratorium that had been placed on the distribution of medical marijuana in Collier County. The new deadline has been set for October 10. The motion came a day after Florida legislators failed to pass a body of law necessary for implementing the amendment. The Florida Department of Health ... Read More »

Bicycles Welcome on Marco

By Scott H. Shook Marco Island has quietly been building a bicycling infrastructure that can compare with any bicycling community in the U.S. With a combined 70 miles of in-road lanes and shared-use paths, cyclists on Marco Island can go virtually anywhere they wish—and do so safely—on the island’s bicycle facilities. That’s an incredible number when you consider the island ... Read More »

Project Lifesaver Now on Marco

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The realtors at Keller Williams on Marco Island donate time, talent and treasures in many ways. One such undertaking will assist local law enforcement to benefit all age groups and will help locate individuals who may have a habit of wandering away from home due to challenges beyond their control. On Tuesday, May 16th the realtors ... Read More »

Loss of a Friend

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com For those of you that know me best, you know I tend to keep my private emotions inside; not always a good thing, but for me it has worked. The last decade or so I’ve been more open with those feelings and haven’t been ashamed to show them outwardly. When my dad died ... Read More »

Activity for Florida Black Bears, Cubs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. June also marks the beginning of black bear mating season in Florida. This causes bears ... Read More »

Marco v. Maui . . . Green Sea Turtles

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  It’s Wednesday evening, May 17th just ... Read More »