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In Memory of Donna Popoff Owners | May 4, 1928 to July 6, 2017

Submitted In loving memory of our beloved Mom, Grandma and Great-grandmother. Donna was a lady in the true sense of the word. She was sweet and kind, loving, caring and nurturing. She loved people, loved a good time, a good laugh and mostly loved her family and Marco life. Mom shared 53 years with our Dad, Victor, and achieved their ... Read More »

Burgers & Beer

By Jesus Calo The East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) gathered at BurgerFi on Thursday, July 13 for its first “Burgers and Beer” Business After Business networking event. What’s better than ending a busy week with a gourmet burger and an ice-cold beer? Members had the opportunity to chow down on a delicious burger of their choice with a side of ... Read More »

CAP Helps Expand ADS-B Coverage

Submitted Senior Member, Mike Webb, assistant communication officer for the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Squadron FL-376, the technical brain behind the effort announced on the Fourth of July: “Mission accomplished…you did it fellas…250-mile range…23,000 reports received…I hope we can see our aircraft all the time now, while on missions and the Coastal Patrol over the Everglades and the Ten ... Read More »

Hearts to Heart for Cash

By Maureen Chodaba A cloud rained its blessing over the grounds of La Tavola Restaurant early in the afternoon of July 9, but it left the premises just in time for an outpouring of love showered from the hearts of more than 350 people gathered together for Cash. Cash Macchiarolo, that is; our very own heart warrior and hero! Cash ... Read More »

Man Overboard!

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  You and your fishing buddy have been anchored over the Kidd wreck for hours, endlessly pulling in 19, 1/2-inch red grouper and throwing them back. Your arms are tired and it is getting close to the time you need to leave for home. Suddenly, your friend’s line starts screaming. He has something really big on ... Read More »

The American Dream Davood Kaheh – Part 2

By Barry Gwinn  Immigrants entering the U.S. have usually spent years and a relatively large amount of money trying to get here. It is normally a painstaking process and only the persistent and committed make it through. Davood (or David as he is known to us) Kaheh is nothing if not persistent and committed. From the time he left home ... Read More »

Disappointing Expectations

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Disappointment is something every single one of us has experienced one time or another, sadly some more than others. It’s a fact of life, and the less disappointments one has, the richer one’s life is. There was a gentleman in the shop last season asking about what it would cost for a particular heavy gold ... Read More »

A Lesson For Life

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com At some point in our lives, we all have made the statement, “When I retire, I’m going to…” We think about and plan on what we are going to do when that time comes; travel the world, buy that fancy sports car you have always dreamed of, spend the day on the golf course ... Read More »

Condo Flood Insurance

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Condo Associations purchase flood insurance through a policy called the Residential Condominium Building Association Policy or RCBAP. Flood insurance does not adhere to the Florida condominium insurance statute we reviewed in the last report so, for example, kitchen cabinets are covered in the association’s flood insurance policy, but unit owner contents are not. ... Read More »

Stumbling Blocks

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.”  ~ Zig Ziglar Our grandson Boone is 4 years old, and the middle of three children. I’m not sure how important it is that he’s a “middle child” except that my husband and I ... Read More »

Camp Able Celebrates Christmas in July

Submitted On Thursday, July 13, members of the Marco Island Civitan Club brought the third Christmas in July party to special campers and their caretakers attending Camp Able at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Marco Island. The group enjoyed an hour of delicious snacks and good music, a fun addition to the great activities Camp Able offers them at camp. ... Read More »

Legislature Frequently Tinkers With Child Custody

LAW MATTERS William G. Morris  The two biggest issues in most divorce cases are money and children. Who gets the kids and how often involves a variety of considerations for the parties, including which party “wins,” taking the kids to punish the other parent and even child support. In some cases, the parents actually focus on what is best for the ... Read More »

Civil Air Patrol Honors Henderson

Submitted Marco Island Senior Squadron (FL-376) held a ceremony honoring Lieutenant Colonel Lee Henderson for his many years of service to the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Florida Wing, Group 5 and the Black Sheep Squadron. “We had a great turnout for Colonel Henderson’s send-off,” remarked public affairs officer, Major Marian Motyl-Szary. Lee and his wife Dottie are moving to Mississippi ... Read More »

REAL Trends Awards America’s Best

Submitted Scott Needles and Stacy Witthoff with The Needles Group at John R. Wood Properties were named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. They are now a member of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” ... Read More »

Florida- The Fishing Capital of the World

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Florida is often considered the Fishing Capital of the World, and it continuously delivers on this promise due to the great resources available, as well as the management of these resources. Over the years, the Census Bureau has conducted several surveys asking anglers where they consider the best place to go fishing would be, ... Read More »

Locals Love Mini Season

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Mini season is upon us, and many of our local lobster enthusiasts are busy making plans for the best way to catch some “bugs.” Florida’s lobster sport season takes place on Wednesday July 26 and Thursday July 27, 2017. During mini season, recreational divers and snorkelers, with a Florida saltwater fishing license and a current ... Read More »

WAVES IN MOTION | Photos by Joey Waves

By Jessica Hernstadt Joey Waves is well known for his striking, artistic photographs. Now the local photographer has brought his still photos of Southwest Florida’s natural habitat to life through animation. Joey creates the “moving pictures” by manipulating the original shot and applying technology to make them appear to move. He can even animate a single photo of a boat ... Read More »

Camp Able Teaches Dignity Driven Love

By Samantha Husted Most people wait all year to take advantage of their hard-earned vacation days. For Chris Vignes of Gulfport, Mississippi, vacation means a week spent volunteering at Camp Able on Marco Island. Camp Able, now in its eleventh year, is a sleepaway camp for people with special needs or disabilities. People of all ages are welcome to attend ... Read More »

Impressive Performance Continues for Marco Real Estate

By Michael O’Rourke, President for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Recently the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) reported its best May passenger total in its 34-year history, having served 629,321 fliers for an increase of 3.7 percent over May 2016. Well a good number of those folks must be coming to Marco Island. During the month of May ... Read More »

Franklin D. Roosevelt – The Real Deal

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry I’m heading back to Washington, DC again to share a monument that is understated and yet one of the most powerful based on its content. Located in the Tidal Basin and surrounded by cherry trees is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt monument on sprawling acres that weave through strategically placed blocks of pink ... Read More »