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Independence Day, Southwest Florida-Style

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There are a number of family-friendly Independence Day festivities taking place in Southwest Florida, making it the ideal place to celebrate the birth of our nation. Try one of the following local favorites for an unforgettable time. Sand Jam at Residents’ Beach, Marco Island  The Marco Island Civic Association will hold its annual July 4th ... Read More »

Trailering Your Boat Safely, Part II

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  In the last issue, we began this topic by looking at the hardware necessary to get your boat from home to the boat ramp. This week we will look at the launching process. I will give you some pointers and checklists to help you get your boat in the water successfully. As in any endeavor ... Read More »

Council Crafts Strategy on EMS Transport Debate

Photo by Steve Stefanides  The much debated and often discussed issue concerning whether the city should move forward in regards to obtaining its own COPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Need) to establish its own emergency medical transport service inched closer towards making a formal request to Collier County. The State of Florida actually issues those certificates, but the city ... Read More »

Ad Hoc Committees Formed

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island City Council has established two separate ad-hoc advisory committees to examine issues that have perplexed the city over the last decade or so. The hope of council is that a focused effort will bring about possible solutions to these long time concerns. Ad-Hoc Parking Solutions Committee  At the suggestion of Councilor Charlette Roman ... Read More »

A Class for Future Anglers

By Don Manley Kyla Prusha may have discovered a lifelong hobby before she’s reached first grade if her recent success in the waters off Goodland is any indication. The 5-year-old Naples resident’s skills as an angler were on display on that balmy morning at Coon Key Marina, site of Walker Marine’s third annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic. As always, members of ... Read More »

Summer’s Almost Here!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala My goodness the county is emptying out…and so is our volunteer corps! I’ve always marveled at the winter residents who arrive and immediately go to work helping our community, like the Fire Rescue Foundation, both hospitals, the sheriff’s office, the police department, the schools, The Shelter for Abused Women, the homeless shelter, the library, the museum, ... Read More »

Stevens Landing: A Boater’s Dream

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 414 condos were listed for sale on Marco Island ranging from $118,000 for a 406 square foot studio at Southwinds to a $6,250,000 five bedroom penthouse at Belize. Four of the condos for sale last week were at Stevens Landing. One of the unique condo complexes on the island, Stevens Landing ... Read More »

Enhancements to Island Plaza Begin

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Construction has begun on some of the improvements planned for the Island Plaza, which sits at the intersection of Bald Eagle and Collier Boulevard. Those improvements will involve an architectural embellishment, which is presently being erected with a pedestrian node for walkers and bikers who frequent the mid-town district. Island Plaza Investments, LLC, who is part ... Read More »

Collier County & Marco Island Team Up for Owls

 By Chadd Chustz  On Friday, April 14, Nancy Olson and I created four starter burrows near the public boat access in Caxambas Park. A male owl had been digging in a precarious spot, and the barrier meant to protect him was getting knocked down by cars trying to squeeze into a parking place. There was ample open space near some ... Read More »

‘No Stronger Bond Than Family’ Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant

By  Coastal Breeze News Staff Benvenuto, e mangia bene…When you arrive, you may battle for parking in the small lot, but a sigh of relief exits as you enter family-owned Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano’s beautiful three-room dining atmosphere. With an extensive wine selection, spanning from California through Europe, your meal will be paired with a sip that takes you on ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Lowest List Price Condos

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 402 condos were listed for sale on the island. Thirteen of them are studios. The lowest list price condo on the island last week is a 406 square foot studio at Southwinds for $118,000. Southwinds is close to Residents’ Beach. This first floor efficiency condo features tile floors, high-impact windows, oak ... Read More »

Ad Hoc Parking Committee to Form

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The age-old question of parking will once again be reviewed, as Marco Island City Council at its last meeting moved forward to establish an Ad-Hoc Parking Solutions Committee. The committee was proposed by Councilor Charlette Roman, who formerly had held a seat on the Planning Board, which had previously looked at a number of issues concerning ... Read More »

Worship Together at Easter Sunrise Service

Submitted The 29th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held Sunday, April 16, 7 AM on the beach at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Rev. Kirk Dreiser, Wesley United Methodist Church, will lead the opening prayer, Rev. Lucas Tanner, Reformed University Fellowship at Florida Gulf Coast University will lead ... Read More »

Not Our Finest Hour

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com For those that have followed the political landscape on Marco Island during the last six months, the events leading up to the resignation of City Manager Roger Hernstadt should not have come as a surprise. Hernstadt was not the favorite of the slate of four who swept to victory on November 8th, and ... Read More »

Town Hall Meeting

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Please mark your calendar for our Marco Town Hall Gathering, which will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 6 PM in the Rose Hall Auditorium on the Museum property. Come early so you can see the newest attraction: “The Pioneer Cabin,” the newest exhibit to be added to this wonderful museum. Each exhibit seems to ... Read More »

Finding Neverland…The Marsh Trails

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  “Second star to the right and ... Read More »

Condos Built After 2000 Superlative Living on Marco Island!

CONDO  REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 56 condos built between 2000 and 2008 were for sale. Altogether 397 condos were for sale on Marco Island last week. Prices for these recently built condos ranged from $210,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom 985 square foot condo built in 2001 that can be rented daily at the Olde Marco ... Read More »

Buyers & Sellers Get Ready! Treasures in the Trunk Returns

Submitted On Saturday, February 25, 2016, the San Marco Columbiettes will host a Treasures in the Trunk Sale Fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 8 AM – 12 PM. Enjoy a morning of fun and the opportunity to shop or sell. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your new, used or antique treasures from ... Read More »

Colorful Regatta Returns

Submitted On Saturday, February 11 residents and visitors will enjoy the colorful sights of the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Winter Regatta in the Gulf of Mexico directly off the Marco Island beach. Up to fifteen sailboats, along with their skippers and crews, will converge on Marco Island to compete for sailing awards. Racing will start at approximately 10:30 AM ... Read More »