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Choose Your Setting

By Don Manley  Ever had your picture taken with an iconic European scene in the background? If the answer is no, R. Clark Lindberg can make that happen for you without leaving the familiar setting of Marco Island. The well-known photographer on the island and throughout Collier County has set up operations on the second floor of the Marco Island ... Read More »

‘A Texan’s Promise’ by Shelley Gray

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Maybe he wouldn’t leave her when he found out the truth. Maybe, just maybe, everything was going to be okay.” I should start out by admitting that I’m a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray and her Amish novels. I’ve even made the trek to Sarasota, Florida for one of her book talks and signings at The ... Read More »

Cross Training

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Wikipedia defines cross training as “an athletic training in sports other than the athlete’s usual sport. The goal is improving overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another.” It has become a catch phrase in sports. Growing up, I played all sports. Back ... Read More »

Derby Day was in Full Bloom on Marco Island

By Jodi Pree On Saturday, May 6, over 250 festive islanders attended Talk Derby to Me at Sunset Grille to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby. More than $20,000 was raised for the Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS). For $500, V.I.P. guests enjoyed early V.I.P. seating, admission for 4, a pre-party with appetizers, two drinks per person, a Kentucky Derby-style ... Read More »

Marco Island Woman’s Club Gifting Dreams

By Jesus Calo The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) held its last big luncheon as season comes to an end. This is the highlight of the year for the woman in attendance as they coined “Our Reason for Being” as the appropriate theme for the May luncheon. In accordance with tradition, the event began with the club motto, which states, ... Read More »

MIA Students Get Crash Course in Robotics

By Barry Gwinn and Danya Zarate This winter, Frank Wood has gotten a second wind and hit his stride. His classroom is filling up with additional equipment and a lot more shelving to put it on. His engineering students never look at the clock during class, except to make sure they have enough time to complete what they are doing. ... Read More »

A Performance and a Conversation

By Don Manley The audience received a rare treat once bows had been taken and the lights turned up after The Marco Players’ debut performance of the comedy “Heaven Help Me.” Sitting among them, but enjoying the production from a different perspective, was the play’s New York City-based author, Joseph Simonelli. At the play’s conclusion, he left his back-row seat ... Read More »

Woman’s Club Donates to Children’s Hospital

By Debbie Roddy The Marco Island Woman’s Club is both a civic-minded organization and an active social network with a long, proud history of serving the community. It is well known for generous contributions, ranging from providing college scholarships for deserving Marco Island high school students to restoring the Marco Island Cemetery and maintaining the garden therein. The Club has ... 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 »

Art Extravaganza!

Submitted Award-winning artist and devout Floridian Tara O’Neill is hosting her 14th annual home-grown art extravaganza, Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, from 1-4 PM at Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Place in the delightfully unique historic fishing village of Goodland. A solo exhibition until 2013, O’Neill has since shared the spotlight with an assortment of respected area artists. ... Read More »

The Etiquette of Etiquette

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com After reading my fellow Coastal Breeze News contributing columnist Todd Elliott’s recent columns, titled “Golf Etiquette” and “What Makes Golfers Compatible?” it got me thinking about proper etiquette and players being compatible, in tennis and pickleball. Golf and tennis are traditionally very old school, proper games. However, these two sports are experiencing a transition, ... Read More »

It’s a Shoe-In: Mission Accomplished for Puss ‘n Boots Shoe Drive

Submitted For the Love of Cats has successfully collected over 2,500 pairs of shoes that will turn into a $1,000 donation from Funds2Orgs by purchasing all the shoes collected. The shoe collection drive, aptly named Puss ‘n Boots, was held every other Friday starting January 6, 2017 to raise funds for their TNR, spay/neuter, rescue and senior cat adoption programs. ... Read More »

MIA Senior Shoots for the Stars Grandparents Get Him Started

By Barry Gwinn Dylan Demkovich will be going to Brown University this year. Founded in 1764, this Ivy League school, of 6,200 undergraduates, is located in Providence, Rhode Island and is the seventh oldest college in the U.S. With a weighted GPA of 4.95 (out of 4.00) at Marco Island Academy (MIA), Dylan scored an early acceptance to Brown and ... Read More »

Book Club Does More Than Read Books Barbara Dines would be pleased

By Barry Gwinn Barbara Dines and her husband Tom moved to Marco Island in 2007. Barbara brought along her love of reading, which was nurtured as a college English major and as an elementary school teacher in Colorado. Upon arrival, the Dines joined the Newcomers Club on the island and soon made many friends. Among them were Cindy MacQuarrie and ... Read More »

Nautical Flea Market – More Than Just Bargains

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  Water sports are a huge part of the allure of Marco Island, and as such, anything that is related to getting out on the water has a certain mystique to it. In 2003, the then-commodore of the Marco Island Yacht Club, Dave Besuden had a vision for teaching children the ability to sail. He recognized the ... Read More »