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Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net Collier County and the City of Marco Island continue to work together for the benefit of their citizens. As of this writing, one of their goals is to encourage greater use of Tigertail Park to help alleviate congestion in the Island’s South Beach parking area (which gets pretty snarled up during Season), and also to prepare for additional residential and multi-family development coming on line in District One in the near future. Since Mainsail Drive, Isles of Capri, Goodland, and East Naples are closer to Tigertail Beach, it might be the perfect endeavor now to enlarge and ... Read More »

Manatees Recover from Red Tide

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By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Two Southwest Florida manatees are breathing easy thanks to a large team that recently recovered, revived and rehabilitated the sea cows during the recent red tide algae bloom that occurred between September 2012 and April 2013. On June 13, the two manatees – one male and one female – were released back into the wild around the Gasparilla Island/Boca Grande area in Lee County. A total of 16 manatees were actually rescued in Southwest Florida during the unusually large and long red tide event. Of that 16, 15 lived and are expected to make a full ... Read More »

FINDING LOST TREASURE

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenws.com Ron Lord is a familiar face on Marco’s beaches. He’s also a familiar face on the beaches of Naples, Bonita Springs and Sanibel. However, it’s probably not his face that you’ve noticed, but rather the large metal detector he carries, searching for lost treasure. Ron has been combing the beaches of Southwest Florida for 35 years. “I moved to Naples when Marco Island was just a swamp,” Ron explains. “When I got here, you still had to take the ferry to get onto the island.” The then-fishing guide was sent to Vietnam and upon return was ... Read More »

Wounded Warriors Softball comes to Marco

By Natalie Strom  They are a softball team like you’ve never seen. Nearly twenty veterans of the post-9/11 era have come together to form WWAST; the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. As their name suggests, everyone on the team was injured in the line of duty and wears a prosthesis of some sort. Their mission: “to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of our military, and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge.” And they are coming to Marco Island. This remarkable team, that has been featured on HBO, ESPN, CBS Evening ... Read More »