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ICC Prepares for Golf Course Renovations

By Samantha Husted The Island Country Club (ICC) recently held a “Demolition Day” themed golf tournament event and BBQ to celebrate its upcoming golf course renovations. The ICC golf course will be closed from now until December 1, 2017 as it undergoes a complete modernization and refurbishment initiative. Golf course architect Dave Wallace designed the original course over 50 years ... Read More »

Adult Student Talent on Display

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view artwork in all mediums produced by the Center’s very own adult students, on display until April 18, weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM. The “Adult Student Show” was judged by artist, photographer and gallery manager Kelly Fisher. She said, “The artists of every medium put forth ... Read More »

Grant Helps Youth Dancers Perform at Disney

By Samantha Husted  On March 29th the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awarded the Island Dance Academy a grant for $2,500. The money went towards the dancers’ recent trip to Orlando, Florida, where they performed in the Walt Disney World’s Dance the Magic annual event. “The girls have been waiting until they were old enough to be able to ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club in Action

Submitted At its March business meeting, the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island inducted two new members. Making this meeting even more special was the garden tour at the home of Florida Master Gardener Donna Kay, which served as the horticulture workshop prior to the business meeting. Donna Kay’s yard is a prototypical tropical garden hammock, giving visitors a true ... Read More »

Talking Easter Eggs?

Imagine a child, blind or visually impaired, that cannot participate in an Easter egg hunt because they are unable to see the eggs. Not Lighthouse of Collier’s youth. On Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 10 AM to 1 PM, Lighthouse of Collier is teaming up with Royal Scoop at their 23rd Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt and Games. The ... Read More »

The Python Invasion

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There have been numerous reports of sightings of Burmese pythons, and the efforts to eradicate them from the Everglades has been fierce. Professional snake hunters have even been hired to join in the hunt. Last year the 2016 Python Challenge, presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, resulted in the removal of 106 Burmese ... Read More »

All Things Golf

Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org In my experience there are three situations in a golfer’s life that result in the most anxiety about playing golf, particularly at private clubs. Hopefully this article will bring to light some of the most common concerns, which usually center on: Beginning to play golf with other golfers while learning the game; becoming good enough to contemplate ... Read More »

Stone Sculptures on Display

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts announced today its annual Stone Sculpture Show April 3 through April 7, 2017. This one week show will feature works of instructors Jerry Leeman and Johanna Petropoulos, in addition to exhibiting artists Irene Finnegan, Judy Nolan, Adelaide Pence, Steve Roberts, Mary Ruggiero and Karen Sutton. “This exhibit is impressive,” said the Center’s ... Read More »

Strong Winds Create Challenges at Laser Regatta

By Samantha Radle On March 4-5, the Marco Island Model Yacht Club and the Marco Island Department of Parks and Recreation held its 14th annual RC Laser Midwinter Championship Regatta, attracting competitors from around the country to Mackle Park’s picturesque shores. The Model Yacht Club, in conjunction with the AMYA RC Laser Class, hosted skippers from as far as the ... Read More »

Goodland Arts Festival

By Jesus Calo It was a sunshiny weekend to take in the beautiful Goodland air and celebrate local art. The Fifth Annual Harbor Arts and Music Festival was sponsored by the Goodland Arts Alliance (GAA) in MarGood Harbor Park, March 11 – 12. The GAA and Collier County Parks and Recreation provided fine arts, crafts show with live music, great ... Read More »

Keller Williams Realtors’ Efforts Will Benefit Many

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The term “We Are Family” truly has meaning at the Keller Williams Realty firm. When the plight of little Jenny Sagan, whose mom and dad are realtors at the firm, became known to Sandy Sims and her team leader Cindy Griesse they sprang into action to assist the family. Together, with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, ... Read More »

Cool Running – Keep Your Engine Cool

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  My neighbors were out fishing in the gulf one sunny afternoon and as the wind kicked up they decided to head back to the dock. The waves were beginning to build and their 21-foot Pursuit plowed through the waves smartly. Then they heard a beeping sound, obviously an alarm of some sort, but they did ... Read More »

Buddy Day: A Hideaway Celebration for Guadalupe Center Kids

Submitted For the 25th year, second graders from Immokalee will spend an afternoon at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island with volunteer Big Buddies. These students have earned this special day after studying and working hard for up to three years to improve their reading and math skills in Guadalupe Center’s After-school Program. Buddy Day 2017 is Monday, March 20, from ... Read More »

Claus Garden Club Donates Floral Designs for ACS Fundraiser

Submitted The Ninth Annual Bistro Soleil-Marco Island Clothing Company luncheon and fashion show fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life featured floral designs donated by Calusa Garden Club members. At the March 7 event, the beautiful floral designs were displayed as table centerpieces and then raffled off to attendees at the luncheon. Calusa Garden Club meets the second ... Read More »

Come Experience the Everglades

Submitted The 10th Annual Everglades Bike Ride will be held on Sunday, April 2, and cyclists will once again have an opportunity of experiencing the ride of their choice, at their own pace. There is a 15-mile route winding through historic Everglades City built in the 1920s, a visit to the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitors Center, and then ... Read More »

Join Arbor Day Get 10 Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2017 and receive 10 free white pine trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. With planting instructions included, the trees will ... Read More »

PACE’s “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” 

Over 400 men, women, PACE girls and honored guests attended the Annual “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” luncheon and fundraiser at the Naples Grande Beach Resort on March 3, raising over $95,000 for PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. “Thank you to all of our supporters and to everyone who contributed to making this years ‘Throw a Girl a ... Read More »

Avow Butterfly Release March 25, 2017 

The community is invited to join Avow at Cambier Park, Naples on Saturday, March 25, 2017 for its 12th annual Butterfly Release event. Festivities begin at 10 AM and will include children’s activities and a walk-through butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of live butterflies. Beginning at noon, a community memorial service will include inspirational readings, music, and a name-reading ceremony to honor the lives of ... Read More »

Snook to Reopen in Gulf Waters

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopened March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less than 28 inches or more than 33 inches total length, ... Read More »

Florida Panther Population Estimate

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have updated the estimated number of endangered Florida panthers in their breeding range south of the Caloosahatchee River. The updated population estimate is 120 to 230 adult and subadult Florida panthers, according to a February 2017 report from the agencies collaborating on conservation and recovery ... Read More »