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Contrasting Thoughts

It’s disappointing to read comments of respected Marco Islanders imitating attitudes of losers in our recent presidential elections. When accusations are spewed against Marco’s new councilors, without a speck of supporting evidence, it’s reminiscent of the senseless actions taken against our new President for no proven reason other than that he was elected. Some Marcoites wail over City Manager Hernstadt’s ... Read More »

My Surreal Encounter With Angels

This is weird. I no longer trust boat trailers and I think of mangroves as angels. Actually I’ve never thought much about either one. After all, here in Southwest Florida, we see boat trailers all the time. And we take care of our mangroves but we take them for granted. Now my thinking is completely different. About eight o’clock one ... Read More »

PBS Documentary Features Score by JRobert

By Scott Shook Marco Island’s reigning Artist of the Year, JRobert Houghtaling, is excited for the debut of the PBS documentary, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles.” Houghtaling composed the score for the hour-long special—an honor the venerable musician considers the highlight of his outstanding musical career. “This is it, man. This is the one I’ve been waiting for,” ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

By Samantha Husted  The Calusa Garden Club met recently to discuss the “Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling” in Collier County. Margie Hapke, Collier County recycling coordinator, led the presentation, offering her knowledge and advice on all things garbage. Hapke has been with the Department of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management since 2002. Part of her job as recycling coordinator is ... Read More »

National Cancer Prevention Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island The month of February is dedicated to National Cancer Prevention, and it was fitting that the American Cancer Society of Marco Island held their annual Imagination Ball on February 4th, which was World Cancer Day. On the topic of prevention, early detection and screening are among the top preventatives you may ... Read More »

Everglades Update: Restorations

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Join Bob at the Marco Island ... Read More »

Listen Close

To Your Health Scott Lowe Market CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System As the Market CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System, I talk to a lot of people. It’s a vital part of my job. I am also regularly tasked with not only listening to others, but hearing what they sometimes do not say as well. Not long ago I heard ... Read More »

Experience the Everglades by Moonlight

By Jesus Calo We are fortunate to experience some of the most scenic sunsets in our country and the best view is right out in the Everglades. Occasionally, it is nice to step outside your comfort zone and do something adventurous. Everglades Area Tours is an excellent way to spend your evening with a small group and if you’re one ... Read More »

Service to His Community is Just Natural

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since his arrival on Marco Island as a vacationer in 1987, Jim Curran saw something special in the small island he would eventually call his fulltime home. In 1992 he would purchase a unit at Smokehouse Bay Condominiums. In 1999 he and his wife Lori relocated here on a permanent basis and never looked back. Jim ... Read More »

Busy Season in Progress

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala The last tour of this season is coming up on Wednesday, February 15th at 3 PM, and this will be an unusual tour. We will tour the medical examiner’s facility. I bet many of you didn’t even know we had a medical examiner in Collier County. It is located in the Industrial Park off Airport Road, ... Read More »

Marco Islanders On The Road For Fun

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Each day offers up a wide variety of activities and opportunities for islanders to take advantage of, whether they are here fulltime or just for the season. Some enjoy golf, while others enjoy tennis, or just a day at the beach.  Bocce ball, fishing, senior softball, and even pickleball are just some of the sports and ... Read More »

Deli Fest

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There is something that feels special about eating a good pastrami sandwich and a warm bowl of matzo ball soup. For some of us it makes us recall our childhoods, and our mother or grandmother’s cooking. For folks from New York or New Jersey, where Kosher delicatessens are commonplace, it feels like home. And still ... Read More »

A Study of Human Nature: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “The date I had in mind was December tenth, but would you prefer the ninth or the eleventh?” Hello and happy February! I’m super excited to be here, because even though I rarely make resolutions, this new year I’d already vowed to read one published book a week when this opportunity to share my book remarks ... Read More »

MIYC Celebrates Change of Watch

Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) held its 15th annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch ceremony on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The event featured a spectacular gala ball following the celebration of the Change of Watch. The formal program highlighted the swearing in of Mrs. Lois Dixon of Marco Island as the new commodore, taking over the leadership ... 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 »

Quarter Auction: Fun Way to Help Swim Team

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Want to try something different and fun while helping the Marco Island Swim Team raise needed funds? If you answered “Yes,” then check out the Quarter Auction on Saturday, February 18 at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, 101 Sandhill Street, Marco Island. You may be wondering, what exactly is a Quarter Auction? A Quarter Auction ... Read More »

Gulfshore Opera presents Speed Dating Tonight!

Gulfshore Opera is proud to present the Southwest Florida premiere of a new American music theatre piece, Speed Dating Tonight!. An immersive, interactive comedy in one act, this extraordinary work tells the story of ordinary people looking for love in a post-millennial world.  Set in a nightclub with jazz ensemble accompaniment, Speed Dating Tonight! provides a perfect fusion of opera, ... Read More »

From the Playing Field to the Ministry

By Don Manley Anticipation filled the air as Chip Minton chatted with the youths who’d flocked, along with a passel of adults, to the Greater Marco Family YMCA gym. All eyes were fixed upon Minton as he prepared to demonstrate a rare skill. In his hands he held a thick phone book that he quickly proceeded to rip in half. ... Read More »

Jazz Singer Jebry to Perform at Art Center

Submitted Jazz comes to the Marco Island Center for the Arts when well-known singer Jebry performs January 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM. This one-time Harry James Big Band singer was among the first to bring jazz to Naples and she will perform at the Center for one night bringing jazz to Marco Island. This show is a continuation of the ... Read More »