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Island Country Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Photos by Quentin Roux: 
From left: Harry Lamberson, Raymond Jean, Louise Jean, Susan Lamberson, Anna Lawton
and Greg Lawton.

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com The Island Country Club (ICC) has celebrated its 50th anniversary, an impressive landmark for the club and Southwest Florida. It was just last year that Marco Island celebrated its own half-century birthday. While 50 may not seem that old, in the Southwest Florida country club circuit it’s a distinction. The Island Country Club opened in 1966 ... Read More »

Meals of Hope Packaging Event

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Under the leadership of Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris, Meals of Hope volunteers successfully packaged 253,632 meals at this year’s packaging event. Volunteers filled the Marco Island Charter Middle School gym, where tables were set up for the assembly-line process of measuring, packaging, sealing and boxing meals for the hungry. Marco Island’s Sunrise Rotary Club, ... Read More »

Dimensions of Dementia: The Role of Art and Music

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Shirley Woolaway Thank goodness for music and art. Try to imagine a world without them and it is too difficult to contemplate, for they give us beauty and take us to places we’ve never been or send us back to experiences from the past. Important to most of us, music and art are especially so for those with dementia. Recently ... Read More »

Entertaining By Mother Nature

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• Submitted If you are looking for a unique and memorable Southwest Florida experience, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s eco cruise through Rookery Bay is all that and more. From December through April the Conservancy offers an exclusive eco cruise through Rookery Bay aboard the Good Fortune II. “The Good Fortune II eco cruise offers residents and visitors a very ... Read More »

Skill Development VI: Variables – Wind

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All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Anybody who has ever played golf is well aware of one of the game’s most troublesome variables – wind. There are many options on how to play golf in windy conditions. For example, Tom Watson, one of the greatest wind players ever, never changed his ball flight when playing in the wind. He simply ... Read More »

Hero House Fundraiser

Photos by Jessica:  Hernstadt Girl Scout Troop 331 led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

• Submitted The Brandi Tramazzo Hero House Foundation for Recovering Warriors held a fundraiser at the SpeakEasy. Hero House provides a Marco Island vacation for veterans who return home and need time to reconnect with their families and recover from deployment. For more information go to www.btherohouse.org Read More »

Big Cypress as Dark Sky Place

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The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Big Cypress National Preserve has been designated an International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) International Dark Sky Place. With the extent of urbanization in the eastern United States it is becoming nearly impossible to experience the night with little impact from artificial light pollution. Here in south Florida, away from the urban development ... Read More »

Written in the Clouds

Photo by Jennifer Brinkman

Submitted While we may not have the mountain vistas of other states, we do have an equivalent: clouds of magnificent proportions. On November 16 at 7 PM, Master Naturalist Bob McConville and his special guest Luke Gommermann, a ranger at the Big Cypress National Preserve, will be at Rose History Auditorium to discuss the atmospheric conditions, unique to this area, ... Read More »

Two Promoted at Island Country Club

Photos by Samantha Husted: Bid Bakkar has been working at the ICC for 16 years. Recently he was promoted to Club House Manager.

By Samantha Husted The Island Country Club (ICC) has promoted longtime employees, Bid Bakkar and Chobie Fekete to the positions of club house manager and dining room manager, respectively. Both Bid and Chobie have been dedicated members of the ICC team for over 10 years. Bid Bakkar began working at the Island Country Club in 2001 as the assistant food ... Read More »

Support Group for the Blind

Submitted Lighthouse of Collier is hosting a Peer Support Group, held every Tuesday from 10 AM–12 PM, and facilitated by Rick Hart. Rick currently holds a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling degree from Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. He is a licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and a member of the American Counseling Association. If you are new ... Read More »

Christianity in the Holy Land 

Submitted On Wednesday, November 16, Marco Lutheran Church, as part of the Visiting Scholar Program, will welcome Dr. Mitri Raheb, a theologian and pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a “Taste of Palestine,” light hors d’oeuvres of Palestinian cuisine. At 7:45 PM, Dr. Raheb will present, “Assuring that Christianity Survives ... Read More »

Mutual of Omaha Gives Back 

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Submitted For the second consecutive year, Mutual of Omaha Bank (mutualofomahabank.com) presented Habitat for Humanity of Collier County (habitatcollier.org) with a gift of $10,000. The gift will help support financial literacy education for Habitat for Humanity homeowners, including budgeting classes in which volunteers from the bank discuss with future homeowners the importance of a budget and how to manage a ... Read More »

Skill Development Part V: Variables – Lies

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All Things Golf Todd Elliott A wise old poet once wrote, “Variety is the spice of life, that which gives it all its flavor.” If it’s variety you’re looking for, come to a golf course for all the flavor you can handle. With the exception of shots off the tee, golf courses are places of nearly limitless variation in terrain, ... Read More »

Sunrise Rotary Distributes Dictionaries

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise recently completed its annual distribution of dictionaries to local third graders. Rotarians Wanda Day and Skip Merriam were joined by Gene Burson in delivering the dictionaries to students and classrooms. The three volunteers delivered dictionaries to third graders at local schools as part of this annual Rotary project. The dictionaries are purchased ... Read More »

Books & Brews: Marco Gives a Hoot!

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Submitted The Friends of the Marco Island Library are sponsoring an exciting morning with our charming burrowing owls. On Saturday, November 12 at 10 AM, visit the Marco Island Branch Library to learn about the fascinating creatures. Jean Hall, project leader for the Audubon of the Western Everglades Owl Watch Program, will share her beautiful photographs of Marco’s burrowing owls. Two local ... Read More »

Hermits in Our Islands

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Submitted Imagine setting out in a row boat equipped with only a tent to make your home on a remote island…and you don’t know anything about navigation or living in the wilderness! That’s what Al Seely did in 1960, and he survived to tell his story of making a home in the Ten Thousand Islands. His diaries were discovered by ... Read More »

A Fresh Look at Pearls

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Pearl necklace by Linda Osika.

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host a Pearl Talk and Trunk Show with renowned jewelry artist, Linda Osika on November 17, 2016 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM. In addition to being a skilled artisan, Osika travels the world in search of unique, high quality elements to create beautiful jewelry. She recently returned from her annual ... Read More »

The Leadership Coalition on Aging Fourth Annual Conference

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The Leadership Coalition On Aging Collier County will host their 4th annual Conference on Aging on Friday, November 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hodges University, located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. This year’s conference aims to provide insight to local health care and social service professionals on enriching the lives of seniors in Collier County. The Coalition’s first Senior Expo, free and open to the general public, will follow the ... Read More »

Fall Book Sale – Come Get a Bargain!

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THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 -5PM, 2016 The Collier County Public Library invites you to save money and help local library programs when you shop at the Fall Book Sale being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, Florida 34102. The sale offers adult and ... Read More »

Birds Matter on Marco’s Beaches

Please do not force birds to fly. The photo may look cool, but repeated flushing of birds is harmful to resting birds.

Submitted “Birds matter because they give us wings. And because if we save the birds, we will save the world.” ~ Peter Trail, USFWS forensic anthropologist. It was a very busy summer for the shorebird stewards. According to Jayne Johnston, coordinator of the Collier County Shorebird Stewards, the summer volunteers logged 312 volunteer hours. Sixteen active stewards interacted with 219 ... Read More »