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Best Summer Ever at the Y

Submitted The “best summer ever” is right around the corner and the Greater Marco Family is offering day and specialty camps to make sure kids and teens in East Naples and on Marco Island are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer ... Read More »

Save the Monarch Butterflies

By Maria Lamb Monarch butterflies feed primarily on milkweed plants (asclepias species). But if you are not careful, you could accidentally be poisoning the insects you are trying attract to your yard. According to Donna Kay, a Master Gardener and member of the Calusa Garden Club, “If you are into butterflies, do not buy any butterfly host plants from big ... Read More »


By Jodi Pree On a recent Sunday afternoon, Moose Lodge 1990 kicked off their grand opening to a packed house full of Moose Lodge dignitaries, Moose Riders, and guests. The Moose Lodge has moved to new location at 30 Marco Lake Drive, Marco Island (formerly Marco Polo). The open house entertained nearly 400 guests with music from Nevada Smith. It ... Read More »

Summer Reading Fun With Collier Libraries

Check out the Collier County Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is “Build a Better World,” and the Collier County Public Library has planned a variety of fun activities that emphasize the benefits of building upon reading. Programs and events are organized by age levels for kids, teens and adults. You can participate by reading a book or ... Read More »

Spend an Evening with Mermaids

Submitted In the late ‘40s, long before the Magic Kingdom, stunt swimmer and attraction promoter Newt Perry spearheaded the development of one of Florida’s oldest and most beloved roadside attractions: Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Mermaids. Take a trip to the park with award-winning author and historian Dr. Lucinda Vickers on June 6 at 7 PM in Rose History ... Read More »

Dress Code – A Cultural Change

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Rules are made by organizations, groups, clubs, and communities for various reasons. One reason rules are made is so one person does not affect another person in a negative way. These negative effects could be serious, or not so serious. As societal norms change on what is acceptable behavior, dress, etc., all organizations from ... Read More »

Is Your Vessel Safe?

Submitted The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron has a team of certified Vessel Safety Inspectors who perform free and valuable vessel inspections meant to make your time boating as safe as possible. This season the Squadron did over 215 free boat inspections. Once a vessel has passed it receives a safety decal, which may be displayed onboard to show ... Read More »

Cuban Tenor Heats up the Art Center!

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts introduces Cuban born tenor Anibal Cruz, a remarkable singer with perfect pitch and an easy smile, who performs salsa flavored songs, Latin favorites and even Frank Sinatra selections. Anibal Cruz worked for 14 years as a gynecologist in Cuba. He had loved music since he was a child. The economic situation in ... Read More »

Mosquito Control Update

Submitted Efforts to control the prolific onset of salt marsh mosquitoes through aerial spraying will take place this evening, Sunday May 14th, after 10:30 PM, when Skyvan airplanes will treat areas of Marco Island with Anvil. The Henderson Creek area will also be treated after 10:30 PM tonight, with Dibrom. Collier Mosquito Control District has reassured the public that although ... Read More »

LaCavas Honored

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On May 4, the Marco Police Foundation held a Lunch With the Chief at the Hideaway Beach Club. The LaCava family, who owns the Marco Island Brewery, was honored by the Police Foundation. The Brewery recently hosted the 6th Annual Rib Cook-Off. The Rib Cook-Off is a well-attended, annual fundraiser that benefits the Marco Police ... Read More »

Emergencies on the Water Are You Prepared

Submitted In conjunction with and in support of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) campaign, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, will present an “On the Water Emergency Safety Seminar.” Three sessions will be held on May 20th, at the Marco Island Historical Society’s Rose Auditorium located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The different ... Read More »

Artificial Reef Update

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Last fall I had the pleasure ... Read More »

The Problem of Denial

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Recently one of my friends stopped me in a parking lot. She needed advice about her mother’s memory loss and subsequent denial of the problem. “It’s so hard,” my friend said, “because my mother won’t go to day care or a support group, and her care is all on me.” I commiserated, sharing a similar ... Read More »


All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org  “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” ~ Molière Let us get right down to the nitty gritty of human performance. This message is specifically for those who complain about the progress of their golf games without analyzing their actions, and honestly ... Read More »

New Musical by MIA Teacher Heads to NYC

Submitted New York Musical Festival (Dan Markley – Executive Director & Producer) & Mill Creek Players present the world premiere of “Dorian Gray,” a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” written by Naples resident and Marco Island Academy Performing Arts teacher, Christopher Dayett (book, music, lyrics), and Kevin Mucchetti (music). “Dorian Gray” is an official ... Read More »

Emergency Pet Care Program CPR With Shogi & So Much More!

By Maureen Chodaba They light up our lives with unconditional love. They touch our hearts and teach us valuable lessons about life itself. They are our pets and we love them dearly. Have you ever been faced with an emergency involving your beloved furry friend? Have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if you were suddenly not ... Read More »

A Jazzy Night at the Center for the Arts!

Submitted Join us at the Marco Island Center for the Arts for trumpet legend Bob Zottola’s special return engagement. Enthusiasts of both traditional, swing, and classic jazz, as well as The Great American Song Book, are invited to attend this special event on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 5:30 to 7 PM. Have a glass of wine and listen to ... Read More »

Plaque Commemorates Club’s Adoption of Park

Submitted On April 24, Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island dedicated a plaque commemorating the Garden Club’s 1984 adoption of Leigh Plummer Park on Barfield Drive as a Garden Club community project. Guests of honor at the dedication were Eva Schliesser, Co-Founder of the Garden Club, Marco Island City Council member Charlette Roman, and Marco Island Parks and Recreation Committee ... Read More »

Float Plans Save Lives

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  It was 9:30 PM and Jim’s wife was getting worried. Her husband and three friends had gone off fishing earlier that day and should have been home by now. Jim never mentioned that they might be later than his normal return home time of 5:30 PM. In fact, Jim really hadn’t mentioned much about this ... Read More »

Remember…Look Up As You Swing!

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Those who have read my articles over the past two years understand how much I despise common misconceptions shared between playing partners. Advice like: You lifted your head; you took your eye off the ball; keep your left arm straight; follow through, etc., etc. As well-intentioned as they are, such pearls of wisdom have ... Read More »