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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 »

10 Free Flowering Trees 

Residents in your state can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. “These beautiful trees will beautify your ... Read More »

Marine Scientist to Speak

Renowned marine scientist and author Dr. Ellen Prager will discuss the underwater adventures that have taken her around the world as part of the Tales from the Coast lecture series on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. A science advisor to Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos Islands, Dr. Prager was previously the chief scientist ... Read More »

Arbor Day

By Maria C. Tobin The beautification committee of Marco Island spearheads the Arbor Day Celebration every year.  On January 20, 2017, Marco Island city officials and citizens will gather at Leigh Plummer Park located at 400 N Barfield Drive at 10AM to celebrate Arbor Day.  A Tabebuia tree was selected this year.  This highly ornamental tree grows between 20 and 30 feet.  ... Read More »

Gulfshore Opera Comes to Marco Island

On January 11, 2017, Gulfshore Opera brings to Marco Island an opera scenes program with five nationally recognized soloists and piano/chamber ensemble. Due to the expected demand for seats and request for a chance to meet with the performers at the following reception, the performance and after performance reception for premium ticket holder will take place in two locations. “Great ... Read More »

Everglades Seafood Festival

Submitted Mark your calendars for the 2017 Seafood Festival in Everglades City, February 10 through 12. In addition to a variety of delicious seafood, visitors will enjoy music, arts and crafts, and a fun fair for all ages. Last year’s Seafood Festival saw an estimated 40,000 people visiting Everglades City, a historic rural town, and the first seat of Collier ... Read More »

Orchid Varieties Presentation

Submitted Calusa Garden Club will meet on Monday, January 9 at 1:15 PM to hear an educational presentation from Marcie Gorski on “Orchid Varieties — Their Similarities and Differences.” Marcie will be assisted by her husband Bill Gorski. The Gorskis, who are officers of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance (GCOA), will bring six orchid varieties to show and additional descriptive ... Read More »

Experience the Fakahatchee

Submitted The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced their 2017 schedule of four adventures to introduce visitors to Florida’s largest state park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. For the second consecutive year, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has named Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and its boardwalk a Certificate of Excellence winner. The award recognizes attractions that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. ... Read More »

Conference Addresses Water Challenges

Submitted Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference has announced the lineup of speakers for this year’s conference, held at Florida Gulf Coast University, Cohen Center Ballroom, Ft. Myers on January 13, 2017. This year’s theme “Cooperative Solutions: Working Together to Address Water Challenges” recognizes our region’s need for all elements of society to cooperate in the pursuit of actions that will ... Read More »

Golf Range Finders – The Technology Age

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org In 2005 I started my professional career in the world of golf at The Club Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida–a fresh, new face hired by John Carroll, a true golf professional legend. John is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, professionally and personally. John taught me how to be ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed

Submitted Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is looking for volunteers! At this time we are in need of more docents for our educational programs and school programs, as well as visitor services volunteers at our admissions desk, Nature Store and greeters. The next new volunteer orientation will take place at 11 AM on January 24th in the Environmental Learning Center, ... Read More »

Holiday Donation

Submitted The Marco Island Police Department presented The Shelter for Abused Women and Children with over $1,000 in gift cards and toys today. “The Shelter is an integral part of our community and we consider them part of our family,” said Police Chief Al Schettino. “I’d like to thank everyone for generously donating during this holiday season to this worthy ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Celebrates Nature

Submitted The 13th Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival comes to Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center January 13-15, 2017, with exciting activities for everyone. Explore the local environment through almost 40 guided field trips to wildlife hot spots around Southwest Florida and programs at Rookery Bay January 13 – 15. Field trips, including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours, are ... Read More »

Expanded von Arx Wildlife Hospital Opens

The new outdoor wildlife rehabilitation and guest education areas are now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples. The expansion includes state-of-the-art wildlife recovery areas and new structures that allow the Conservancy staff and volunteers to best serve the growing number of sick, injured and orphaned native animals brought to the Conservancy ... Read More »

Post Shot Evaluation

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org How many times have you heard these well-meaning but generally useless tips on the golf course:  Keep your head down.  Keep your left arm straight. Keep your right hand out of it. Keep your eye on the ball.  It’s mental…etc., etc.  Either golfers repeat these admonitions to themselves, or other golfers are lending free ... Read More »