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An Eco Cruise for Every Interest

Submitted From hidden history to endangered species of the estuaries – the Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers specialty-themed eco cruises of Rookery Bay on select Tuesdays. This relaxing and informative tour is led by a Conservancy-trained Naturalist. This is a perfect way to show your guests a piece of the real Southwest Florida. “The Good Fortune II eco cruise offers ... Read More »

St. Mark’s Opens Time Capsule at 50th Anniversary

By Jesus Calo In celebrating its 50th anniversary, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church unveiled its time capsule, marked to be opened on February 10, 2017. This was history in the making, as the time capsule was planted underneath the pulpit 25 years ago inside the Parish Hall. As guests celebrated the anniversary of the church building itself, it is known that ... Read More »

Local Knowledge Makes Boating Safer

Boating Safety Tips From Flotilla 95 Howard Laskau There are two types of boaters on Marco Island –those who have run aground and those that will! The waters around Marco Island are constantly changing. If you are either new to boating or new to Marco Island, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on Marco Island’s Boater’s Local Knowledge [Marco Island Area] ... Read More »

Club Face Alignment

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Making contact with the golf ball, and making the golf ball fly in the air at the target are golfer’s instinctual foundations. Even the least athletic golfer has these two instincts. I believe my job as an instructor is to provide students guidance that enables their instincts to succeed more consistently. It’s what I ... Read More »

Member’s Talent on Exhibit

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts February exhibition is a Members Only Show, showcasing the work of member-artists. The exhibit is currently open, and runs through February 28, 2017. The Center’s Main Gallery will feature work in a variety of medium available for viewing enjoyment and purchase. The exhibit will be judged by Barbara Anderson Hill. Hill has ... Read More »

Honestly Abe? Glimpse into the personal lives of Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln

Submitted For the past several years, the Marco Island Historical Society has celebrated Presidents’ Day by presenting a series of remarkable reenactments, all centered around the lives of presidents as seen through the eyes of their wives. Then, last year, the ladies took a break and the men took on the roles of former presidents. This year’s presentation, “Honestly, Abe?” ... Read More »

Project’s Final Legacy Reef Named

Submitted Recent residents to Marco Island, Chris Haunschild and his wife Jennifer, read an article about the Artificial Reef Project and wanted to provide a lasting gift for the people of Marco Island and Southwest Florida. “We moved our family here for the unique beauty and traditional values,” stated Chris Haunschild, “and wanted to provide a place for marine life ... Read More »

Cub Scouts Learn Boating Safety

Submitted United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Marco Island, Flotilla 95 Flotilla Commander (FC) Doug Bartlett presented several topics related to Recreational Boating Safety to the Cub Scouts of Pack 234, Marco Island, at their January meeting. Using several visual aids, Bartlett engaged the youngsters by having them try on life jackets, make emergency calls on a marine radio, and ... Read More »

Center for the Arts Gala – Elegance Meets Creativity

By Coastal Breeze News Staff During a season of formal events, the Marco Island Center for the Arts annual gala stands apart from the rest. The Gala takes place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6 PM at the Marco Island Country Club. The Gala is a fundraiser that supports the Center for the Arts’ mission to promote education and ... Read More »

Chalk Art for the Young at Heart

By Jesus Calo Who says there’s an age limit when it comes to chalk art? The Marco Island Center for the Arts (MICArts) held its third Annual Chalk Art for the Young at Heart event on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The event was free to the public and everyone was welcome. The community gathered on a beautiful sunny afternoon without ... Read More »

Learn Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

Submitted Calusa Garden Club will meet on Monday, February 13 at 1:15 PM to learn about “Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling” from Margie Hapke, Collier County recycling coordinator. Hapke has been with the Department of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management of the Public Utilities Department of Collier County since 2002. As recycling coordinator, one of Ms. Hapke’s goals is to ... Read More »

SAMI Welcomes New Bridge

Submitted The Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) recently held its 47th annual Change of Watch ceremony and dinner at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Forty-three members and guests participated in the ceremony and enjoyed a delicious dinner afterward. Seven SAMI past commodores in attendance were recognized: Don Mills (1983 and 1984), Russ Rainey (1991), Pat Rainey (1994), Tom Collins ... Read More »

Explore Everglades City

Submitted Everglades Seafood Festival The famous Everglades Seafood Festival will take place the weekend of February 10-12, 2017, in historic Everglades City. This is a popular traditional event. People come from all over South Florida to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the craft booths while the kiddies enjoy the carnival rides. The festival is organized ... Read More »

Gulfshore Opera presents Speed Dating Tonight!

Gulfshore Opera is proud to present the Southwest Florida premiere of a new American music theatre piece, Speed Dating Tonight!. An immersive, interactive comedy in one act, this extraordinary work tells the story of ordinary people looking for love in a post-millennial world.  Set in a nightclub with jazz ensemble accompaniment, Speed Dating Tonight! provides a perfect fusion of opera, ... Read More »

Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Shows Begin

Submitted The first Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show for this season, sponsored by the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. This unique art show is the only show in the county that highlights painters from ... Read More »

Networking After Five

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce held its first Monthly After Five networking event for 2017 on January 18. Hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society, the event was well attended by old and new faces.  Pinchers, the newest addition to the Marco restaurant scene, served up a delicious buffet for guests. Dianna Dohm, a ... Read More »

Budding Enthusiasts Learn About Orchids

Submitted Recently, over sixty Calusa Garden Club members and guests came out to hear Marcie and Bill Gorski, Marco Island residents and officers of Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance, give an educational presentation on “Orchid Varieties – Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie and Bill brought over 12 specimens of their own 167 orchid varieties to show the crowd. The Gorskis’ enthusiasm ... Read More »

What is Your Golf Club Set Make-up?

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Many things have changed over the years in the game of golf and the golfers who play the game— club technology, golf-specific exercise, nutrition, course conditions, etc. However, one thing remains the same: the average Joe Golfer wants to hit the golf ball farther, and golf club and ball manufacturers have been listening. They ... Read More »

Injured Heron Rescued & Recovering

Submitted Recently, the injured great blue heron, which was reported on in the prior issue of Coastal Breeze News, was finally rescued and is recovering nicely. The Rescue It was a rescue of opportunity. The Boros family from Manhattan, Illinois was enjoying their last day on the beach for fishing and shell collecting before heading back home. When the family ... Read More »

Discover Mentoring

The Guadalupe Center invites those interested in becoming a mentor to a college-bound Immokalee High School student enrolled in its Tutor Corps Program to Discover Mentoring on the Terrace at Caxambas in Fiddler’s Creek beginning at 5 PM on January 26. Each year, 20-30 promising new students are added to Tutor Corps. Each student works as a tutor to Kindergarten-2nd graders each day ... Read More »