Tag Archives: store

Open For Business!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff If you drive by Island Plaza on the corner of North Collier Boulevard and Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island, you will see a lot of scaffolding and other signs that renovations are in progress. But don’t let the outside appearance discourage you- every store in the shopping center is still open for business! The ... Read More »

‘The Ones We Trust’ by Kimberly Belle

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Because words can be just as deadly as warfare.” “The Ones We Trust” is the first novel I’ve read by Kimberly Belle, but it won’t be the last. I’m really glad someone recommended this book to me, and I thank all the readers who’ve reached out to me through my website with book recommendations. I’m really ... Read More »

Happy 4th, America! Our Democracy, Still Going Strong

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn The 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was celebrated this week. True to the predictions of Ben Franklin, it was celebrated nationwide with parades and illuminations, even in the tiny village of Goodland, where a summertime population of about 370 people managed to make a racket and briefly light up the skies. Most of ... Read More »

Righting an Environmental Wrong

By Don Manley Restoring the Kissimmee River’s natural pathway has proven to be a resounding success in reviving the waterway’s ecosystem. But more work is required if the river’s terminus, Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River and ultimately, the Everglades are to be fully revitalized. That message was a key element of a presentation on the Kissimmee River Basin presented by ... Read More »

Gobsmacked

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net As the season slowly comes to an end and I finally get to catch a breath, giving me the chance to reflect after a hectic five months. I came to the realization that no matter how much I preach about being careful with high end jewelry purchases on cruise line sanctioned establishments, folks will still ... Read More »

Activity for Florida Black Bears, Cubs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. June also marks the beginning of black bear mating season in Florida. This causes bears ... Read More »

A Goldsmith? What’s a Goldsmith do?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I recently traded in an old toy for a brand new 2017 toy to add my garage collection. During the purchasing process the young woman at Harley–Davidson asked me my profession. “I’m a goldsmith.” A goldsmith? What does a goldsmith do? I could not help but notice that she was more than just slightly adorned ... Read More »

Pickleball and More!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Have you heard that work is just about completed on the building of an ark like the one we read about in the Bible? It has been constructed in Kentucky, and is ready for a grand opening. The reason I know a little about this is because some of my Amish family have taken busses down ... Read More »

Republican Club Kicks Off 2018

By Maria Lamb You are invited to the Caxambas Republican Club’s Kick-Off Party for a Winning 2018 on Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 7 PM at the United Church of Marco Island, 320 N. Barfield Drive. Join us for an evening of free pizza and refreshments. Meet our new board members and hear what is in store for the ... Read More »

Claus Discoveries

By Don Manley William Marquardt asked his audience to engage in visualization at the outset of his lecture on Calusa Indians who once dominated southern Florida, from coast to coast. “Just imagine for a minute the villages that were here on Marco Island,” he said before asking them to conjure images of cooking fires, canoes and their occupants returning home ... Read More »

Furnish Your Home with Quality

By Jesus Calo  The good life starts with a good night’s sleep. Being the only mattress store on the island makes for good business, but that does not stop Marco Island Mattress (MI Mattress) from expanding its showroom with a full line of furniture. The best deal cannot be found online but inside the Marco Island store. After over a ... Read More »

Don’t miss Pickleball Championships!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala A while back I had asked for anyone who might know how to sew cancer caps for children, and I received a few very beautiful replies. I just wanted to thank those ladies who were so kind and caring to offer their assistance. I know our Marco Island Kiwanis Club was thrilled to receive their help! ... Read More »

Fire Extinguishers on Your Boat

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  The US Coast Guard has regulations for the minimum number of extinguishers the average boat needs to have onboard. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend you carry an additional extinguisher above the minimum. US Coast Guard-approved, marine-type fire extinguishers are required on boats where a fire ... Read More »

Pickleball is Coming!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Texas Roadhouse has opened and the word got around quickly! They opened on Monday and since then they have had 45-minute wait time to get in. I think every restaurant should see how eagerly new restaurants are received, and also realize we need some upscale restaurants to add to the mix. We have two restaurants between ... Read More »

Florida Fiddler Show Wows Marco Players’ Crowd

By Scott Shook It’s hard to say whether JRobert Houghtaling’s Florida Fiddler Show is storytelling interspersed with music or music interspersed with storytelling. But one thing is certain—JRobert totally entertained the sold-out crowd at the Marco Players’ theatre on Saturday, March 11. The show is part of the Marco Players’ Lunchbox Series that includes a box lunch and question and ... Read More »

Shell Show Celebrates 37th Anniversary

By Samantha Husted  For three days a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible covered in over 200 pounds of seashells sat outside of the United Church of Marco Island. Passersby stopped to ogle at the vehicle, many getting out to take pictures and ponder its intricacy. The Volkswagen, also known as the Shell Love Bug, was there as part of the Marco ... Read More »

Which Watch?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Someone asked me a simple question the other day regarding what would be the best watch for her to purchase, seeing that the present one she owned did not survive multiple swimming sessions in her pool. I did point out to her that it was clearly marked “Water-resistant” – not water-proof. A fact that any ... Read More »

Two Charities Join Forces For Food Drive

Submitted Our Daily Bread, the food pantry located at the Family Church on Marco Island and For the Love of Cats, the no-kill rescue on Marco Island, have collaborated on a food drive for low income families. Representatives of both organizations will be at the Publix grocery store, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. in the Town Center on Saturday, March 18, ... Read More »

The Amazing Story of the ‘Yachts That Went to War’

Submitted  On Tuesday, March 28th at 7 PM, award-winning author Robert N. Macomber will present “Yachts That Went To War,” followed by a book signing at the Marco Island Rose History Auditorium. Marvel at the story of elegant yachts which were turned into warships during the Spanish-American War. In 1898, the United States Navy needed more ships, and they needed ... Read More »

Snook to Reopen in Gulf Waters

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopened March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less than 28 inches or more than 33 inches total length, ... Read More »