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MIA Students Work Out at Marco Fitness Club

Submitted Photos:
Coach Greg Fowler with his 2014 MIA football team, in what became a successful, long-standing collaboration between MIA and the Marco
Fitness Club.

By Barry Gwinn Bob Cholka has done a lot of things in his life, but none has been more gratifying than his fitness club on Marco Island This guy has tried his hand at everything from deputy sheriff to an IT guy with large corporations. Bob grew up in Milwaukee, married his high school sweetheart, and had two children, both ... Read More »

MIA Girls Piling up Soccer Wins

Photo by Jane Watt
Lady Rays after win at
Moore Haven. From left,
top row: Asst. Coach Omar
Rodriguez, Asst. Coach
Darrin Palumbo, Marissa
Roath, Olivia Watt, Julia
Cartwright, Elizabeth
Schultheis, Julia Wagner,
Jenna Palumbo, Morgan
Jones, Teagan Havemeier,
Head Coach Jim Watt, Asst. Coach John Ball. Bottom row: Danya Zarate, Ellie Ball, Anna Chamberlin, Lexi Harrington, Lauren Faremouth. Not pictured: Kayla
Kladis.

By Barry Gwinn Trying to build on last year’s 4-10-2 season, the Marco Island Academy (MIA) Lady Rays took to the road for their first five games. With a solid core of sophomores, juniors, and one senior returning, the Rays were hoping that the incoming freshman would give them a boost. They weren’t disappointed. Their first game was at highly ... Read More »

MIA Gets New Boys Soccer Coach

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After the win at Moore Haven, boys soccer team (from left), top row: Marshall Daffner, Kodie Dean, Ron Linn, Josh Dacruz, Jack Babian,
Cameron Zook and Head Coach Fernando Higuera. Bottom row: Kaleb Acosta, Charlie Slonaker, Juan David Patino, Francisco Mendez, Jorge
Munoz and Marco Disbel. Not pictured: Asst. Coach Bryan Gambuzina.

By Barry Gwinn After the win at Moore Haven, boys soccer team (from left), top row: Marshall Daffner, Kodie Dean, Ron Linn, Josh Dacruz, Jack Babian, Cameron Zook and Head Coach Fernando Higuera. Bottom row: Kaleb Acosta, Charlie Slonaker, Juan David Patino, Francisco Mendez, Jorge Munoz and Marco Disbel. Not pictured: Asst. Coach Bryan Gambuzina.  Fernando Higuera, 39, took over ... Read More »

Susan Kubat Named Unsung Hero

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Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise presented its Unsung Hero Award for Third Quarter, 2016 to Susan Kubat. Susan was recognized for her services to the Marco Island community and placing “service above self” consistent with Rotary’s aspirations. Susan has worked endlessly to protect our environment. She has served as a volunteer board member and president of Friends ... Read More »

Marco Officer Injured

Photos by Steve Stefanides

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island Emergency Services personnel work together as a seamless team to assist island residents and visitors on a daily basis. However, when the alarm comes in for one of their own their adrenaline levels spike a little higher as they respond to a brother in need. Such was the case on late Tuesday morning, November ... Read More »

Flag Football a Hit The Philly Connection

Photos by Morgan Gastineau: The National Anthem starts things off.

By Barry Gwinn Bruni calls a play for his team, on which his son Jake plays quarterback (wearing do rag). The coaches call each play, remind players of their assignments, and make sure they are in the proper positions before the ball is snapped. On most fall Saturday mornings, you will find Mackle Park with end to end football games ... Read More »

Free Dental Screenings For Local Children

Submitted Photos:
The traveling team that services schools and daycare centers throughout Collier County is (from left) Angelica Galindo, Yuni Diaz-Pratz, Yohana Hernandez and Susan Gorman.

Submitted Some were a little nervous about having their mouths checked, but in the end, a group of Y Early Learning Program children all benefited from dental screenings. The youngsters received a dental screening, and in some cases fluoride varnish on their teeth during a recent session conducted by hygienist Susan Gorman, fellow hygienist Angelica Galindo and dental assistants Yuni ... Read More »

Let’s All Relay For Life!

Submitted Photo: Luminary help us honor and remember loved ones affected by cancer.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES  Nikkie Sardelli The American Cancer Society Marco Island Unit had their Relay Kickoff Party on November 7th at the Marco Island Marriott to celebrate the start of the 2017 Relay For Life season. For many on Marco Island, the spirit is in the air, and team fundraising plans are already in the making! Last year we had 26 ... Read More »

MIA Competes at State – Again

Photos by Nancy Chamberlin:
MIA girls team at cross country regionals. From left: Asst. Coach Jim Watt, Kayla Kladis, Danya
Zarate, Morgan Jones, Anna Chamberlin, Teagan Havemeier, Julia Wagner and Head Coach
Bruce Kretschmer.

By Barry Gwinn On Saturday, November 5, the best runners in the State of Florida competed on the storied permanent cross country course at Apalachee Regional Park in eastern Tallahassee. It is one of the few permanent cross country courses in the U.S. Its layout is considered so ideal that in addition to the Florida high school championships it has ... Read More »

The Marco Island Boxing Club Presents Live Boxing

DATE: Friday, November 11, 2016 LOCATION: Marco Island JW Marriott Hotel, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island (Palms Ballroom) TIME: Doors open 6 PM, first bout scheduled for 7 PM TICKETS: $20, available at the door NJ vs. Ireland This year, there will be five bouts between NJ and Ireland competing for the Frank Gervin Memorial Belt. Frank Gervin was ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Response to Tarik Ayasun’s article in the Nov. 10 edition of Coastal Breeze News.

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Mr. Tarik Ayasun complaints in his opinion piece of November 10 that “those who live outside of the borders of this great county develop their opinions based on false and one sided information solely on ‘reporting’ done by probably the most biased and intellectually corrupt, deplorable press corps ever assembled in the history of this country.” (Have you done historical ... Read More »

October Fire and Life Safety

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Keeping You Safe  Chris Bowden With Halloween fast approaching it’s extremely important to remember the significance of being safe during the fall festivities. Accidents happen everyday and are in fact, more likely to occur during the holidays. It’s statistically proven that children are twice as likely to be hit by a motor vehicle on Halloween night while trick-or-treating, than any ... Read More »

MIA Girls Team Makes Regionals: Three Records Broken

Submitted Photo: Marco Island Academy running team group photo

By Barry Gwinn On Thursday, October 20th, the Region 2 District 8 (Class 1A), cross country meet was held at the Hibiscus CC in Naples. District 8 is composed of 10 teams, drawn from Naples, Fort Myers, Everglades City, Marco Island, and Moore Haven. This meet would determine which teams and individuals would go on the regional meet at Lakeland, ... Read More »

Trojans Raise Money with Think Pink Event

Lely seniors (from left) Irmice Charelus, McKenna Lampos, Kira Chiaradonna, Katie Moss,
Kayla Pieri and Kalani Siler after their final home volleyball game.

By Scott Shook It’s true that the Lely volleyball team lost in three games to Community School of Naples on October 13 at the Trojans’ gym. But the ladies of Lely High still came away winners as they raised money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign in their annual Think Pink event. This year’s Think ... Read More »

Business Networking With ENMA

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Submitted The October East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) business networking meeting was hosted by the Lely High School business INCubator class, in their state-of-the-art lab classroom. Class instructor Adam Peterson briefed the ENMA business owner members on the business INCubator program, and thanked them for their support of the program. Business owners were given a short introduction to each of ... Read More »

Exercise to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

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DIMENSIONS OF DEMENTIA Shirley Woolaway My 17-year-old granddaughter ran two half-marathons this summer, each 13.6 miles. Back in school she’s running three to five miles daily with her cross country team. She’s getting plenty of exercise. By contrast, this summer I walked up to two miles four or five times weekly and also swam occasionally. Because of traveling I seldom found ... Read More »

Fashion Statement

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COACH WAYNE’S CORNER Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As the father of two daughters, I never seemed to have any success getting my girls to watch sports, like football, on television with me. I just had to accept the fact that they were not boys, and they did not like to watch football, and I had to learn to live with that! I always ... Read More »

MIA Girls Soccer Team Has High Hopes Most of Team’s Core Returning

Photo by Barry Gwinn

MIA’s 2016 girls soccer team. From left: Omar Rodriguez, assistant coach, Elizabeth Schulteis, junior, Teagan Havemeier, sophomore, Danya
Zarate, junior, Olivia Watt, junior, Julia Wagner, junior, Ellie Ball, freshman, Lauren Faremouth, freshman, Jenna Palumbo, freshman, Marisa
Roath, freshman, Anna Chamberlain, sophomore, Jim Watt, head coach, and John Ball, assistant coach. Not shown: Kayla Kladis, junior, Lexi
Harrington, sophomore, Morgan Jones, sophomore, Darrin Palumbo, assistant coach, and Camden Jones, manager.

By Barry Gwinn MIA’s 2016 girls soccer team. From left: Omar Rodriguez, assistant coach, Elizabeth Schulteis, junior, Teagan Havemeier, sophomore, Danya Zarate, junior, Olivia Watt, junior, Julia Wagner, junior, Ellie Ball, freshman, Lauren Faremouth, freshman, Jenna Palumbo, freshman, Marisa Roath, freshman, Anna Chamberlain, sophomore, Jim Watt, head coach, and John Ball, assistant coach. Not shown: Kayla Kladis, junior, Lexi Harrington, ... Read More »

MIA Golfers Make Good Showing at Districts and Regionals

Photo by Nancy Chamberlin

The MIA 2016 boys golf team at Bear’s Creek Country Club. From left: Hunter O,Neill,
Mike Hauer, Keaton Williams, Jonathan Kirstein, Garrett Chamberlin, and Coach Brian
Glamuzina. Missing from photo, Triston Arroyance.

By Barry Gwinn On October 11, the six-man Marco Island Academy’s boys golf team competed in the District 8 finals at the Bear’s Paw Country Club in Naples. Freshman, Mike Hauer (78), senior, Hunter O’Neill (82), and senior, Keaton Williams (88), advanced to the regionals, held on October 17 at the Verandah Golf Club in Ft. Myers. The regionals course ... Read More »

Experience Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing

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Submitted Internationally known holistic healing practitioner, Mark “Dr. DREAM” Peebler brings his Tibetan Healing Bowl Experience to Marco Island on October 17. Attendees will feel energized and inspired, as the bowls unlock stuck energies and connect the mind, body and spirit. The event, one of many being held nationwide, supports villages in Nepal devastated by earthquakes. The earthquakes destroyed all ... Read More »