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CMI Bingo 

Linda Chamberlain is handed her winnings by Bingo Committee member Paul Kurtzman, and Marilyn Flynn of the Isles of Capri is handed her big money by Bingo Committee member Marvin Klein. Bingo is played at JCMI every Monday, a complimentary supper is served. Open to the public – doors open at 5:30 PM. Read More »

Master Gardener Clinic Returns

The Master Gardener Walk–in Plant Clinic has returned to Lowe’s, ready again to offer advice and answer all of your gardening questions. Having difficulties with your shrubs? Don’t know what kind of insect is attacking your plants? It is time for you to pay a visit to the Master Gardener Walk–in Plant Clinic for help. Master Gardeners can provide you ... Read More »

Tapas and Live Tunes

By Don Manley Tapas anyone? For Marcoites, answering in the affirmative to that question likely meant a drive off-island to enjoy the Spanish dining style. That is until last September’s opening of Mermaid Blues, located in The Collection at Olde Marco. Tapas are the assortment of appetizers in traditional Spanish cuisine that has evolved into a sophisticated style of cuisine ... Read More »

JCMI Bingo! 

Natalie Klein of the Bingo Committee gives prize money to our big winner at Monday Night Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, Mary Anne Murphy of Naples. Bingo is played every Monday night; including January 2nd. The doors are open at 5:30. Dinner is complimentary. The Public is Welcome!   Read More »

A BIG YEAR 

Have you seen 50 or more bird species in 2016? Yes! Then, you qualify for our Wings Over Florida Big Year certificate! Follow these steps to apply: Go to our Wings Over Florida Birds webpage Click “APPLY” Our Checklist of Florida Birds will open in a fillable PDF file Click on the download arrow located in the top right corner next to ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Migratory Birds

By Maria Lamb  Just like our “snowbird” human friends, many of the real snowbirds have made their way onto our beaches and are enjoying Marco Island’s warm and sunny weather. Some birds have flown thousands of miles to get here. They are here to rest, eat and gain weight for the next leg of their journey. But, there are risks ... Read More »

New Walk to Run Program at the Y

Submitted Personal trainer Maddy Wyers brings enthusiasm and a ready smile to her new job at the Greater Marco Family YMCA (Y). She is spearheading a new program, the Marco Walking Club, which embraces walking, jogging and running. Wyers says the aim is to attract people of all levels and ability at the two sessions. On Fridays, the group meets ... Read More »

JCMI BINGO 

The big winner at Monday Night Bingo was Charlotte Miller of Naples. Dr. Herb Kern of the Bingo Committee is shown giving her the prize money. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Synagogue, 991 Winterberry Road. Supper is complimentary. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Bernie Seidman of the Bingo Committee gives winnings to Judy Pfister, a visitor to ... Read More »

Pure Florida Partners with St. Matthew’s

Pure Florida’s newest partner is St. Matthew’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the elements of poverty in the community at their base. Pure Florida’s partnership launches a new program to support employees of St. Matthew’s House and graduates of the organization’s Justin’s Place Recovery Program, a long-term program for men and women aimed to combat drug and alcohol abuse. ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve in Havana, Cuba A Personal Recollection

By Stan Saran It was almost New Year’s Eve and I was at the airport in Miami leaving for a short vacation. Destination: Havana, Cuba. Only a 45-minute flight away. The Pan Am plane was totally booked and I was lucky to get the very last seat. The plane was loaded with excited tourists, all looking forward to spending New ... Read More »

Marco Island Writers Update

Submitted The 2017 panel of officers for the Marco Island Writers, Inc. (MIWI) was installed at the November 9th meeting: Elisabeth Noyes, president; Michael Miguid, vice-president; Joanne Tailele, secretary; Connie Gaertner, treasurer; Robert Blair, member at large. Committee chairs are Richard Goldhaber for the Farmers Market and Pauline Hayton for the MIWI Anthology. Thanks to all for your service in ... Read More »

Conservancy Hosts Wildlife Housewarming 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the public to celebrate the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassadors as they move into their new homes in the newly expanded outdoor wildlife rehabilitation area, now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The wildlife ambassadors are former patients, now permanent residents, unable to be released due to the extent of their injuries. On Saturday, Dec. 10 ... Read More »

Cocktails in Style

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Friday night’s cocktail party was an event to remember.  As members pulled up to the Island Country Club entrance they were warmly greeted with mai tais and music by JRobert. Members delighted in the eight culinary stations that were set up in the dining room and adjacent rooms.  Favorites included a shellfish raw bar with ... Read More »

Marriott Renovations Right on Target 

By Don Manley The New Year promises to be memorable for the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa, and the nearby Marriott’s Crystal Shores. Both are in the midst of major construction projects that dramatically expand and improve facilities and offerings for guests. With work proceeding on schedule, everything is on target for completion dates in 2017, ... Read More »

Sailing Toward Adventure

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com It sounds like the plot of a movie. A retired couple, tired of their life on land, packs up all their earthly belongings; sells their car, their house and sets sail for the open ocean. While this story may seem far-fetched or fantastical, it’s exactly what high school sweethearts Ray and Cherie Yager have done. The ... Read More »

Arturo’s – Fine Italian Dining, With a Personal Touch

By Maureen Chodaba Arturo’s Restaurant has been a mainstay for fine Italian dining on Marco Island for almost 21 years with its vast menu of delicious food. The story behind Arturo’s is just as amazing as its succulent dishes. Sole proprietor Judy Barney reminisced about the restaurant’s background and its early days. Originally from Brooklyn, Judy was an in-house trader ... Read More »

Screwworm Endanger Key Deer

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On October 3, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam declared an agricultural state of emergency in Monroe County after New World screwworm were found in samples taken from three Key deer. At this time, the infestation seems limited to Big Pine Key, No Name Key, and surrounding areas in the Lower Keys. Although not ... Read More »

Notice of South Beach Access Closure 

Submitted South Marco Beach Access, one of four public beach access points on Marco Island, will be undergoing parking lot, beach access walkway and landscape improvements. These enhancements will require closure of the beach access parking lot and beach access until Thursday, December 22, 2016. The parking lot and beach access will open for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23 ... Read More »

WWII Veterans Take Flight

By Samantha Husted On Nov. 9, five World War II Veterans met at the Marco Island Executive Airport. Some were good friends and others had just met for the first time. But they were gathered that day for one reason, to fly. At the airport was a 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplane, the same of which the veterans flew during World ... Read More »