Tag Archives: San Marco Road

Council Crafts Strategy on EMS Transport Debate

Photo by Steve Stefanides  The much debated and often discussed issue concerning whether the city should move forward in regards to obtaining its own COPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Need) to establish its own emergency medical transport service inched closer towards making a formal request to Collier County. The State of Florida actually issues those certificates, but the city ... Read More »

Bicycles Welcome on Marco

By Scott H. Shook Marco Island has quietly been building a bicycling infrastructure that can compare with any bicycling community in the U.S. With a combined 70 miles of in-road lanes and shared-use paths, cyclists on Marco Island can go virtually anywhere they wish—and do so safely—on the island’s bicycle facilities. That’s an incredible number when you consider the island ... Read More »

Goodland to Get Million Dollar Water Line | Construction to start May 30th

By Barry Gwinn At a public meeting at the Goodland Boat Park on May 18, Collier County (CC) officials announced that construction would begin on the replacement of Goodland’s main water line, beginning, on May 30th with an anticipated completion date of October 1st. Originally scheduled to begin in November 2016, that date was scrubbed, after objections by Goodland merchants ... 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 »

Reminiscing and Smiling

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com Sitting around for coffee the other morning we were talking about challenges facing the community and across the bridge just off the island. The conversation was wide ranging and involved a great many topics, some very serious and others a little more lighthearted. Having owned here for 30 years and living fulltime on ... Read More »

Love is in the Air

By Jodi Pree On Valentines Day, 24 players participated in the Marco Island Racquet Center’s Love is in the Air mixed doubles round robin. The 24 participants were divided into four fun themed teams: Hearts, Cupids, Arrows, and Valentines. Prizes and valentines were awarded after play concluded. Players enjoyed a morning of tennis, light refreshments, and a lot of fun. ... Read More »

Marco Fire Rescue Partners With Children’s Coalition

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Water is a major component of what makes Marco Island so special. With over 100 miles of canals, thousands of swimming pools and approximately five miles of beach, residents and visitors flock to the water on a regular basis to enjoy a number of recreational activities that include swimming, boating and a number of water sports ... Read More »

Dr. Guidry Resumes His Medical Practice And almost loses it: Part 2

By Barry Gwinn Dr. Guidry opened his medical practice in Marco Island in 1998, having bought an existing practice on Collier Boulevard. The practice took off, and in 2000 he was able to purchase the building at 1310 San Marco Road, next to the firehouse. He still has his office there today. In 2002, he brought in Mitchell Shaw, D.O. ... Read More »

Marco Half Marathon and 5K

Submitted Grab your sneakers and mark your calendars for the Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K run-walk, which will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The Half Marathon will begin at 7:30 AM and the 5K run-walk will begin at 7:45 AM. The event starts at the Shops of Marco Publix parking lot at the corner of San Marco ... Read More »

Buyers & Sellers Get Ready! Treasures in the Trunk Returns

Submitted On Saturday, February 25, 2016, the San Marco Columbiettes will host a Treasures in the Trunk Sale Fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 8 AM – 12 PM. Enjoy a morning of fun and the opportunity to shop or sell. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your new, used or antique treasures from ... Read More »

In Memory of Anna Marie Engler

Devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Anna Marie Engler, 82, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Naples, Florida, near her home in Marco Island, Florida, where she enjoyed many years of warm weather, made wonderful friendships and was able to enjoy life volunteering her time to the library, enjoying her passion of reading and traveling. Anna also lived in Old Tappan, ... Read More »

Who You Gonna Call?

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System As this column runs throughout the year, I often find myself writing for an audience of full-time residents. However, we are blessed with a seasonal influx of visitors from around the globe. As a community, we need to care for our part-time residents and guests just as they take ... 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 »

Mark Your Calendars Marco Half Marathon & 5K

Submitted The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K Run-Walk will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The Half Marathon begins at 7:30 AM and the 5K Run-Walk begins at 7:45 AM. The event will be held in the Shops of Marco Publix parking lot at the corner of San Marco Road and Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Money raised is ... Read More »

28 Years of Christmas Island Style

By Samantha Husted After three months of fun events and local celebrations, Christmas Island Style has once again come to a close. Marco Island has been celebrating Christmas Island Style since 1987. It’s a staple here on Marco and has become a part of our island culture. Each year the events grow bigger and better, bringing residents and visitors together ... Read More »

Festival of Trees Partnership Formed

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts, with support from Sunshine Ace Hardware, will bring beautiful and unique Christmas trees to the community this Christmas season. The Third Annual Festival of Trees will take place from November 29 to December 1, 2016, from 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. ... Read More »

Container Gardening Workshop

Submitted Island Garden Center owner Chris Burt hosted a workshop on container gardening for members of the Calusa Garden Club, as part of the club’s November program.  Members had fun getting helpful tips on potting mixes, watering, spacing and pairing of plants. Annuals are the mainstay of a blooming garden, providing instant color and variety. Some annuals grow upright, trail, ... Read More »

Goodland Road Primer Where Did County’s $13M go? And Why?

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn Seasonal residents returning to Goodland in mid-October were dismayed to find another monthly spring tide flooding substantial portions of the road. The author’s wife had to postpone a doctor’s appointment on account of it. “Why isn’t the county doing something about this?” one resident asked, “Driving through the salt water will ruin our cars. Are ... Read More »

What Does $500K Buy on Marco?

CONDO  REPORT Gary Elliott & Sandy Elliott Marco Island condo list prices last week ranged from $118,000 for a Seabreeze West studio to $9.9 million for a grand penthouse at the Belize. The median list price of the 346 condos for sale last week on Marco Island was just under $500,000. What does $500,000 buy? That depends on what you ... Read More »

Mystery Resident Posts Road Signs: Marco Island Not Amused

By Barry Gwinn At about 3 PM on September 14, about a dozen signs were posted along Goodland Road between San Marco Road and Angler Drive. No witnesses have come forward. The signs, tongue in cheek, and also apparently unpermitted, purported to give credit for the poor condition of the road to the City of Marco Island (CMI), which has ... Read More »