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Letter to the Editor: The End of an Era – Marco Island VFW

For over 30 years the members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Marco Island have conducted both Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies for those wishing to attend. The VFW members who have participated in these Ceremonies are veterans who served in World War II to the most recent foreign wars. For the past 15 years our ... Read More »

All Roads Lead to Resurfacing Programs

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com When Marco Island Public Works Director Tim Pinter recently briefed council on his plans to spend just over $600,000 in 2017 to continue with the planned repaving program for the island, Councilman Howard Reed made pointed inquires as to what it would take to make a more aggressive approach and spend about a ... Read More »

MIA Footballer to Play College Ball Shenandoah University Lands Vincent Moller

By Barry Gwinn This fall, Vincent Moller will be trading waving coconut palms for the brilliant autumn foliage of oak, chestnut, maple, and ash trees of the storied Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Shenandoah University (SU), an NCAA Division III school of about 4,000 students, wants Vinny to play football there. On April 4, in a ceremony at Marco Island Academy ... Read More »

Keep Your Game Up When We Slow Down

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com For those of us residing here on a year-round basis, summertime, aka “off season,” is a time when we get our little slice of paradise back and things calm down. Traffic has thinned out. We now see more Florida license plates than out-of-state plates. No more long lines at the grocery store. We can ... Read More »

Grand All Image Award 

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office was honored with the Grand All Image Award at the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter Image Awards ceremony last week. The Grand All Image Award is presented to the best public relations program in Southwest Florida and was awarded for the elections office’s “Election Ready” public information campaign which aimed ... Read More »

Council Wrestles With Roadways

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  At their last city council meeting members heard Public Works Director Tim Pinter speak to his plans to continue with the Annual Street and Roadway Repaving Program, which Pinter had budgeted just over $600,000. That program in 2017 would be able to pave approximately five miles of roadway in the area west of Collier Boulevard and ... Read More »

MICMS Provides Valuable CPR Certification

By Jesus Calo and Samantha Husted Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, is one of the main elements to survival in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart causes an ineffective-irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other vital organs. Once the heart stops beating and the ... Read More »

Explore the Arts With StayInMay Festival

Guest Commentary By Keith Dameron It has been my pleasure to get to know the StayInMay Festival and all of the wonderful cultural activities it brings to our County. For the past five years this Festival has brought talent from around the world to Southwest Florida; and it is with great pride that I tell you that this year’s Festival ... Read More »

The Healthcare Reform Debacle | Can President Trump turn defeat into a win for the American people and his presidency?

By Roy Eaton President Trump was correct when he initially thought that healthcare reform should be easy for it is not as complex at it may seem. What is challenging is reigning in the extremities of both parties and getting a general consensus among our current partisan legislators in Congress who are still influenced by lobbyists and special interest groups and ... Read More »

CEO Selected For Harvard Program

The Harvard Club of Naples awarded a scholarship to Dr. Tim Ferguson, chief executive officer at Grace Place for Children and Families (www.graceplacenaples.org) to participate in an upcoming Harvard Business School leadership program, “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.” This Executive Education program focuses nonprofit executive directors and CEOs on the core strategic management essentials needed to lead a nonprofit organization. Dr. Ferguson joined ... Read More »

John R. Wood’s Luxury Portfolio Summit

Local real estate professional Natalie Kirstein of John R. Wood Properties joined an accomplished group of real estate professionals from around the world at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was open exclusively to sales associates who specialize in the luxury market and whose firms are affiliated with Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of ... Read More »

Honor Flight Run – Kickstands Up!

By Maureen Chodaba They are the embodiment of courage and the voices of freedom. Today, because of them, most of Europe is free, most of the Pacific is free and America, the beautiful is free. They are our brave veterans. Collectively, they have saved the world. Mark your calendar for April 30, 2017 for the inaugural Honor Flight Run, a ... Read More »

Help Nesting Sea Turtles

Submitted March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches at night by leaving the beach as natural as possible. To do this, beachgoers should remove beach furniture and other obstacles ... Read More »

I’m Just Wild About Stars and Candy…

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry “Stars on the Water” and Candy Morgan, that is. Eleven years ago, Candy Morgan visited me (the principal of Tommie Barfield Elementary at the time) with a proposal for an after-school support program for second graders called “Stars on the Water.” The original inspiration came from Reverend Kyle Bennett at St. Mark’s ... Read More »

Cool Running – Keep Your Engine Cool

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  My neighbors were out fishing in the gulf one sunny afternoon and as the wind kicked up they decided to head back to the dock. The waves were beginning to build and their 21-foot Pursuit plowed through the waves smartly. Then they heard a beeping sound, obviously an alarm of some sort, but they did ... Read More »

FDOT’S FIVE-YEAR PLAN $45.6 Billion 

The Florida Transportation Commission, at its meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Tallahassee, conducted its annual Statewide Public Hearing and statutorily mandated review of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Tentative Work Program for fiscal years 2017/18 through 2021/22. The commission reviewed and agreed the work program complies with applicable federal and state laws and policies. FDOT’S Tentative Work ... Read More »

Charitable Business Sends Family to Disney

By Jesus Calo After mourning the death of a spouse, a single mother of four boys finds that keeping busy helps. It is acts of generosity like the one of a local law firm that made a dream, a reality, for this family. This will be the fourth annual “For the Family Award” gifted from the kindness of William G. ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Luncheon

Submitted To celebrate International Women’s Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Marco Island Branch invites everyone to join them for lunch at Hideaway Beach Club while enjoying a program presented by Janina Birtola on “Amelia’s View Through Pilot Eyes” – a view of the challenges faced by Amelia Earhart and other early female pilots. The program and lunch ... Read More »

Discover Tigertail – A Feel Good Event: Friends of Tigertail Beach team with TBE for a day of fun

By Scott Shook Overcast skies and pleasant temperatures welcomed visitors to Discover Tigertail, a program for attendees of all ages to become acquainted with Tigertail Beach. Organizers of the event, held Saturday, February 25, benefitted from the weather conditions that kept everyone comfortable as they took part in the various programs that awaited. The weather was also conducive to bird ... Read More »

Grace Place Launches West Side Challenge

By Maureen Chodaba Grace can be defined as a state of regeneration and betterment bestowed with divine assistance upon those in need. Grace Place for Children and Families is a place where this bestowal of blessings can be witnessed on a daily basis. Started in 2004, this non-profit education center in Golden Gate is dedicated to putting faith into action ... Read More »