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Fiala to Speak at ENMA Meeting

Submitted The Next Business After Business Networking Event will be on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Fuller Funeral Home (Community Social Room), 4735 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. Fabulous food and wine will be provided, and the building will not have any other events but ours going on. Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner, will give her annual update ... Read More »

Event of the Season!

Submitted The annual Winter Wonderland Dinner/Dance will be hosted by the San Marco Columbiettes on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM at the San Marco Parish Center, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. The dinner menu will include salad, prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, dessert and coffee with cash bar. Substitution for beef will be ... Read More »

Marco Loses Brave Son: Robert Dermot Wilkins, Jr. | June 5, 1967-October 29, 2016

By Samantha Husted Robert Dermot Wilkins, Jr. of Milton, Massachusetts and Marco Island, Florida died on October 29, 2016 following 17 operations from military related injuries. Robert was the beloved son of Maura O’Grady Wilkins, Robert D. Wilkins, Sr. and Maria Wilkins. He is survived by his brother Brian J. Wilkins and Brian’s wife Dawn Wilkins and their two children ... Read More »

That’s The Way It Is

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I hope everyone had a great holiday season. For me personally it was the best jewelry gift-giving Christmas season in ten years. The demand for really nice jewelry started on Black Friday and continued until I closed my doors to the shop at 4 PM Christmas Eve, which by the way was the exact moment ... 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 »

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 »

Marco Island Box Angel Service

By Jesus Calo About 100 Members of the Marco Island community gathered on a windy night on the Marco Island Cemetery grounds for the 17th ceremony in remembrance of young loved ones lost. It was an intimate memorial service that ran shorter than usual due to the unexpected downpour of rain. But rain and the loss of power was not ... Read More »

“The Best Gifts”

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com As a child, I remember the days of December being the slowest of the entire year. With so much anticipation for Santa and the packages he would bring, I’d go to bed early just to get to the next day faster. From the perspective of an adult, I now find the days before ... Read More »

Party Power with the Power Squadron

Submitted  Boaters have more fun! Join the annual Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron’s (MISPS) annual Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Party on Friday, January 27, 2017 to find out why. Held at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center, the fundraiser takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM. Everyone is invited for great food and fine wine while contributing to ... Read More »

First Friday Artwalk

Submitted Boaters have more fun! Join the annual Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron’s (MISPS) annual Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Party on Friday, January 27, 2017 to find out why. Held at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center, the fundraiser takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM. Everyone is invited for great food and fine wine while contributing to ... Read More »

MIPD Holiday Safety Tips

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For Marco Islanders the holiday season brings about some of the same activities that their relatives up north are involved in, but just in a little nicer climate. Festive Christmas trees, decorating of houses and businesses in the best of holiday traditions, the wonderful parties hosted for family and friends, and the sharing of the true ... Read More »

Ferringo Joins Skin Renewal

Skin Renewal Systems of Marco Island has welcomed naturopath and homeopath, Brad Ferringo to their wellness team. Brad has certifications in clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, detoxification, functional medicine, bioenergetics, homeopathy, lab and integrative medicine. His practice focuses primarily on holistic anti-aging to which he’s devised a variety of testing methods and individualized treatment plans including his “3-Steps to Slow Aging” ... Read More »

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES: Loss During the Holidays

Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island With the holidays upon us, it is an opportunity to gather your loved ones and celebrate the joyous occasions of the season. No matter your traditions or family being big or small, there are so many great memories being made at this time of year. With Thanksgiving somehow already behind us, and our ... Read More »

Sailing Toward Adventure

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com It sounds like the plot of a movie. A retired couple, tired of their life on land, packs up all their earthly belongings; sells their car, their house and sets sail for the open ocean. While this story may seem far-fetched or fantastical, it’s exactly what high school sweethearts Ray and Cherie Yager have done. The ... Read More »

ALL THAT GLITTERS: Shock and Awe-mour 

Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net So what is it? All can tell you is I am not the sole perpetrator of this emotional phenomenon. I have a great deal to do with the final result, which by the way is a joyful, positive, and most often, a romantic experience. The catalyst of creating this phenomenon is fine jewelry. Who knows? A pre-historic ... Read More »

MIA Students Scramble for Snazzy Shirts

By Barry Gwinn  Marco Island Academy’s 230 students eat lunch in two shifts, beginning at 11:30 AM. They bring their own lunches and congregate on the Champagne Pavilion, named for benefactors, Rene and Tish Champagne. With rock music, blaring from the PA system, it vaguely recalls the school cafeterias many of us were used to – only on steroids. After ... Read More »

Expect Humor and Wisdom at ‘Show Me’ Book Launch

Submitted On November 18 Randall Kenneth Jones will introduce Marco Island to his blend of humor, heart and wisdom at a Book Launch Party for his new book “Show Me.” From 5:30-7 PM at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Jones will read excerpts from his book, tell playful behind-the-scenes stories, and discuss his interviews with the likes of?Pat ... Read More »

Collier County Calling for Nominations for ‘Against All Odds’ Award Program

Know someone who has overcome great challenges, excelled and given back to our community? Think that person deserves to be recognized? The Board of Collier County Commissioners on Tuesday established procedures for its annual Against All Odds Award program. Beginning Nov. 1, the Collier County Communication and Customer Relations Office will accept public nominations for the award, which honors someone ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Grifoni

In our Marco Island City Council race this year, we can vote for four candidates. I hope you will join me in including Jared Grifoni as one of your four choices. He is an extremely bright attorney, an articulate speaker and has a solid grasp on the issues and solutions needed for Marco Island. Jared is the type of person who can ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: All Time Low for Local Politics

Dear Fellow Citizens, The state of local politics on this island has reached an all time low. We have self appointed judges who, based on their own criteria and unsolicited opinions, unfoundedly evaluate a citizen’s constitutional position and circulate their vicious self serving opinion to others. As a result, unquestioning citizens are emailing these negative opinions to others as if it ... Read More »