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Letter to the Editor: Chamber Requests Removal of Rios From TDC

Our understanding of the mission of the City Council is to protect the interest, safety and reputation of the citizens, businesses and visitors of Marco Island. Each of you have a seat and represent the Island on our county boards. The words and actions of our City Council have a direct economic impact on our quality of life and your ... Read More »

Alan & Linda Sandlin Awarded

Submitted  Alan and Linda Sandlin recently returned from a weekend on campus at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where they were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award, “in recognition of outstanding and significant achievement.” Dr. Robert Clutter made the presentation at the Alumni Distinguished Awards Banquet, which included the following acknowledgement: “The Sandlin’s formed the Sandlin Team of Realtors in 1982. ... Read More »

Happy Hour for Hope on the Marco Island Princess

By Maureen Chodaba The Marco Island Princess was the place to be for the recent Happy Hour for Hope, benefitting the non-profit organization, Meals of Hope. The boat stayed in port, but the spirits of Marco Island seafarers and landlubbers alike set sail in the essence of generosity to feed the hungry children of Collier County. Marco Island’s shining star ... Read More »

ICC Prepares for Golf Course Renovations

By Samantha Husted The Island Country Club (ICC) recently held a “Demolition Day” themed golf tournament event and BBQ to celebrate its upcoming golf course renovations. The ICC golf course will be closed from now until December 1, 2017 as it undergoes a complete modernization and refurbishment initiative. Golf course architect Dave Wallace designed the original course over 50 years ... Read More »

Rib Cook-Off Showcases Talent

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Island Brewery is once again hosting the Annual Rib Cook-Off, offering Marco’s talented chefs the chance to show off their barbeque skills. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 12-6 PM. There will be music, raffles, and prizes. The judging will take place at 5 PM, and the competition promises ... Read More »

Fort Myers Beach Chooses Hernstadt

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Recognizing the magnitude of the decision regarding who to hire as the community’s next CEO, the Town of Fort Myers Beach has taken almost a year to carefully deliberate and search for a candidate to assist them in assuring the community would find the right person for the job. Earlier this week they offered that position ... Read More »

Find the Perfect Life Jacket for Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com No matter what you might be doing out in the water, life jackets are a crucial part of boat safety. In fact, boating laws require that you have an approved life jacket for every passenger aboard and that children should have theirs on at all times. Fishing from kayaks and stand up paddle boards ... Read More »

Stick and Move

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “The strength of a tree lies in its ability to bend.” ~ Zen Proverb One day, a couple of years ago, I backed out of my driveway to run a few errands. Seatbelt on. XM Radio tuned in. Sunglasses in place. I was headed down a main thoroughfare here on the island when ... Read More »

MICMS Boys First, Girls Second in Conference Championships

On April 4th, the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Middle School Track & Field Championship Meet was held at First Baptist Academy in Naples. The Marco Island Charter Middle School boys team came in first overall in a field of seven teams. Individually, the team had a first place finisher in nine of the 12 events. They were: Johnny Watt in ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS Fort Myers Beach Chooses Hernstadt

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Recognizing the magnitude of the decision regarding who to hire as the community’s next CEO, the Town of Fort Myers Beach has taken almost a year to carefully deliberate and search for a candidate to assist them in assuring the community would find the right person for the job. Earlier this week they offered that position ... Read More »

United Church of Marco Raises $200,000 for Habitat Collier

Submitted Each year, the United Church of Marco Island celebrates Habitat month in February. Throughout the month, they ask members of their congregation to come together and donate in an effort to help Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. This year, their goal was to raise $100,000. By timing the donations to Habitat just right, the church not only met ... Read More »

Art at the Marco Players Theater Gallery

Submitted  The art of local artist Carolyn Burger will be featured at the Marco Players Theater Gallery during the run of the current production of “Driving Miss Daisy” from now until April 2nd. Carolyn Burger is a professional artist who lives on Marco Island, Florida. She began taking painting classes 15 years ago after retiring as an Elementary Principal and ... Read More »

Former Bridge Trolls State Fundraiser to Help One of Their Own

By Scott H. Shook The massive 7,230 acre fire in Picayune Strand State Forest in early March hit particularly close to home for Marco Islanders Caroline Snyder and JRobert Houghtaling. Their longtime friend and fellow “Bridge Troll” Steve Thomas was fighting for his life—and for his home as the fire raged. Thomas survived, and he saved his home. But his ... Read More »

New Committee Will Review Utility

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The City of Marco Island Utility Department has been a focus of much debate and discussion over the years, as councils from the past have debated its future. Those same challenges still exist and now a new council has decided to take a look at the future of the utility. Council Chairman Larry Honig minced no ... Read More »

Kong – Skull Island: Escape from the Island of Plot Devices

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana “Kong: Skull Island,” is a film based on an old 1933 classic, “King Kong.” Before I begin, however, there is something all readers should be aware of. The film is NOT a remake, but a reboot. Some readers may be wondering what’s the difference? Well, allow me to explain. When it comes to remakes, any fan ... Read More »

CHESS K-12 Expands Mission

Submitted Local youth from kindergarten through 12th grade have a great opportunity with CHESS K-12 to play chess and compete with other young players. The mission of CHESS K-12 is to provide a purposeful, challenging and enlightening environment for students to enhance their abilities to play chess. It includes promoting chess clubs in all schools with chess intramural competition, and ... Read More »

Temporary Station 51 Up & Running

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Recognizing the need to deal with increasing demands for service, a rise in traffic in the mid-island area and the potential for delayed responses, Marco Island Fire Chief Mike Murphy put together a plan to reopen the formerly decommissioned fire station on West Elkcam Circle. With the assistance of on duty personnel and a volunteer effort, ... Read More »

ICC Chef Teaches ‘Less is More’ When Cooking

By Samantha Husted The Island Country Club (ICC) recently held a cooking class presentation for its members and their guests. Fifty participants gathered in the club’s dining area for a lesson on how to cook a palatable three-course meal. After each dish was demonstrated, it was served to members with a wine accompaniment. Executive Sous Chef to the ICC, Loren ... Read More »

Brew Crafters Club Brings Competition to Seafood Fest

By Samantha Husted For the first time ever the annual Marco Island Seafood Festival held an official home brewed beer-tasting competition. Members of the local organization Southwest Florida Brew Crafters brought with them ten of their finest ales for festivalgoers to sample. After trying the various beers participants were able to vote for their favorite. Cass Palmer, a local Florida ... Read More »