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Man Overboard!

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  You and your fishing buddy have been anchored over the Kidd wreck for hours, endlessly pulling in 19, 1/2-inch red grouper and throwing them back. Your arms are tired and it is getting close to the time you need to leave for home. Suddenly, your friend’s line starts screaming. He has something really big on ... Read More »

‘The Ones We Trust’ by Kimberly Belle

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Because words can be just as deadly as warfare.” “The Ones We Trust” is the first novel I’ve read by Kimberly Belle, but it won’t be the last. I’m really glad someone recommended this book to me, and I thank all the readers who’ve reached out to me through my website with book recommendations. I’m really ... Read More »

A Lesson For Life

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com At some point in our lives, we all have made the statement, “When I retire, I’m going to…” We think about and plan on what we are going to do when that time comes; travel the world, buy that fancy sports car you have always dreamed of, spend the day on the golf course ... Read More »

Locals Love Mini Season

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Mini season is upon us, and many of our local lobster enthusiasts are busy making plans for the best way to catch some “bugs.” Florida’s lobster sport season takes place on Wednesday July 26 and Thursday July 27, 2017. During mini season, recreational divers and snorkelers, with a Florida saltwater fishing license and a current ... Read More »

Open Letter to City Councilors

Open Letter to City Councilors: If and when this Letter to the Editor, (LTE), is accepted and appears in our local community newspapers, City Council will have done one of two things, one of them commendable and the other, well, not so much. I refer to the process of selecting Marco’s next City Manager. Let’s examine the commendable action first: ... Read More »

Only One?

  Would you call only one contractor to remodel your kitchen? Would you get only one price from one car dealership for a new car? Would you look at only one home and buy it? Of course you would not. So, why is the new City Council interviewing only one candidate for City Manager? Could we have not found at ... Read More »

Civility, Compassion and Respect Forgotten Traits of an Admirable Nation

Written by Roy Eaton, August 2010 Updated by Jessica Hernstadt, June 2017  Some people may blame the current climate of disrespect and rudeness on the political antics of the day. But this problem predates the nastiness of the recent 2016 election. Formalities and customs that encourage a polite society are being forgotten, or are never learned. People have allowed the ... Read More »

Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

New Association Estoppel Law Limits Charges

LAW MATTERS William G. Morris  One of the important aspects of sale of a property in a homeowners association or a condominium association is prorating the maintenance assessment account between buyer and seller. Florida’s Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act make seller and buyer equally responsible for assessments that come due up to the transfer of title. When closing on title ... Read More »

Backpack Giveaway for Local Students

Submitted Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise offering exclusive Verizon products and services, is partnering with The Cellular Connection (TCC) and Culture of Good to donate backpacks full of school supplies to children in need in Marco Island through its fifth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. On Sunday, July 23 visit the Marco Island Wireless Zone store at ... Read More »

DAS Rescues 51 Dogs 

Acting under the authority of Collier County’s Animal Control Ordinance, Collier County Judge Rob Crown on June 20 awarded the Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) Division custody of 51 dogs found in poor condition at a home in eastern Collier County last month. On May 26, a DAS staff responded to a call reporting several dogs in poor condition at ... Read More »

Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

Beating the Odds

By Don Manley  Kristina Woodman Hodgdon was leading a full life when the unexpected radically altered her circumstances on July 19, 2015. Until that day, she was a wife and mother, employed fulltime by Marco Island’s utilities department who played tennis twice a week and had just completed an associate’s degree. She was also known for volunteering for an assortment ... Read More »

Seeking Unsung Hero Nominations

Submitted The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island announced today it is accepting nominations for the quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition. Chairman ... Read More »

Challenges Face Our Nation on Its Birthday

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com Like the vast majority of Americans I am saddened and disillusioned by the continued ratcheting up of the hate filled speeches and rhetoric which fill the political discourse of the day. It was inevitable that violence would spill from the hate filled environment that has been created in our nation, and we unfortunately ... Read More »

Get Ready For Hurricane Season

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The public is invited to attend a neighborhood information meeting being held on Thursday, June 29th at 5:30 PM at the Rookery Bay National Research Reserve in the Auditorium, 300 Tower Road off Collier Boulevard. The developer is seeking a small scale growth management plan amendment to allow for intermediate commercial uses, limited to those allowed ... Read More »

‘The Whistler’ by John Grisham

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Moving on, though, was difficult, at least for Lacy. She was too emotionally involved in the case to simply close it and open another file.” A judge who collects rare first edition books…Love her! Being investigated for skimming money from a casino on Native American land? No! “The Whistler” opens in Florida with judicial misconduct investigator ... Read More »

FOF name Stevens to new post

The Friends of Fakahatchee have named Francine Stevens to the new position of Executive Director for the group.  The Friends of Fakahatchee is a 400-member citizen support organization that contributes almost $80,000 and 10,000 volunteer hours annually to support Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. In announcing the appointment, Patrick Higgins, president of the FOF, said: “With the growth of our ... Read More »

The First 72 Are Up to You! Stay Safe This Hurricane Season

Submitted The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is underway now through November 30. Over the last 50 years, our coastal community has enjoyed many hurricane-free seasons. But in 1960 Hurricane Donna, a strong Category 3 hurricane, swept up the county’s coast from Everglades City to Bonita Beach causing substantial storm surge flooding along the entire coastline. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricane ... Read More »

‘Dear Teen Me’

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “He knows you love him, but he’s just not into you like that.” This book slayed me! I mean…wow! On a scale of stars, with five being the best rating, I would trade a bottle of my favorite champagne for five more stars just to give this book two five star reviews! This book is a ... Read More »