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Acclaimed Artists Share Their Vision

Submitted If you have a passion for art and an appreciation for nature, drop by the gift shop at the Marco Island Historical Museum and see the paintings of DeVere Burt and John Agnew, two acclaimed artists from the Naples area. Longtime friends and colleagues, Agnew and Burt have much in common. Both share a similar vision of the natural ... Read More »

Coleman Book Signing

Submitted “Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Playground” author Michael Coleman will be hosting a book signing and presentation, “Marco Island Inc.: Building a Paradise One Era at a Time,’’ on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 PM at the Marco Island Historical Museum, Rose History Auditorium. The time of the presentation coincides with modern Marco Island’s 52nd anniversary. The number one ... Read More »

Garrett Richter Promoted

Submitted First Florida Integrity Bank has promoted President Garrett S. Richter to Chief Executive Officer – President. With his term as Florida state senator complete, Mr. Richter will now lead the day-to-day operations of First Florida Integrity Bank. His promotion to Chief Executive Officer will provide consistency in the leadership direction of the bank. Mr. Richter is one of the ... Read More »

Marco Cruise Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Cruise Club (MICC) celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with a Commodores Ball. The event was held at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island. Members dressed to impress for the symbolical ceremony, which included saying goodbye to the old bridge and welcoming the new. The event also included the time-honored tradition of the Changing ... Read More »

Young Dolphins of Marco Island It’s All About the Babes

By Maureen Chodaba The Rose History Auditorium was the place to be for the recent Marco Island Historical Society presentation of “Young Dolphins of Marco Island,” by certified Florida Master Naturalist Bob McConville. This renowned speaker is always known to draw a packed crowd, so it was indeed imperative to arrive early. But the audience did not wait idly as ... Read More »

Marco Tennis Team Competes at State Championships

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island YMCA Women’s 18 and over 7.5 combination tennis team recently competed at the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando, Florida. The women competed against other teams from throughout the state of Florida for the state championship title. There were a total of 18 teams present that weekend. The ladies fought hard, eventually coming in ... Read More »

Sports Were a Small Part of Roger Lalonde, the Man

By Don Manley  Roger LaLonde was known for his love of sports, but that passion was far exceeded by the late journalist and realtor’s desire to lift up his fellow man. The 72-year-old Lely Resort resident passed away on December 16 following a brief illness and after years of covering the sports teams of Marco Island schools and Lely High ... Read More »

MIFRD Update

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Marco Island Fire Rescue Department (MIFRD) responded to 246 emergency incidents during the month of November 2016. These numbers continue to reflect an overall call volume increase over the prior year. During November, the department experienced 53 overlapping emergency incidents greater than two at the same time. The part-time 12-hour seasonal ambulance (Medic-803) responded ... Read More »

A New Beginning…

Editorials and Opinions: BEYOND THE COAST Tarik Ayasun tayasun@taray.com Without a doubt, the most important event in a democracy is holding free elections. In democracies all around the world and in our country, leaders and representatives are elected by the votes of the citizens. This basic democratic principle does not apply in places like North Korea, Cuba and some African countries ... Read More »

Inauguration Day: Maybe We Should All Take An Oath

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com January 20th will mark the “peaceful” transition of power here in our nation as Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The world will be focused on not only the events of the day, but on the actions to be undertaken by this new administration and ... Read More »

Projects in the Works

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Our Kiwanis Club is looking for people who can knit or crochet hats for children who have cancer. We’ll do a fundraiser to pay for the hats if we can find the people who can knit them. Who knows? Maybe someone will even want to donate yarn for a knitting group or church group to knit ... Read More »

1990s Condos – More Luxury & Space

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 80 of the 382 condos listed for sale on Marco Island were built in the 1990s. This decade saw a big increase in condo square footage and luxury. The vibrant community at Hideaway Beach grew dramatically during this time with the construction of the Villas, 2000, 3000 and 6000 buildings along ... Read More »

Strategies Beat Predictions and Hunches

Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ~ Earl Weaver (1930-1993), Baseball Hall of Famer and “the sorest loser who ever lived.”  Question: What will happen to the markets during 2017? Answer: Strategists, economists, and even Certified Financial Planners™ are notorious for trying to predict markets. Over my career, it’s ... Read More »

Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada.” ~ Voltaire (1694-1778) This is the time of year when we are inundated with book lists. After the holiday “Must Buy/Read/Give” lists, the “Cozy Up This Winter” lists appear. Generally those books are mysteries. On those frigid winter days here ... Read More »

Gulfshore Opera Gala to Feature Patricia Racette

By Randall Kenneth Jones While there may not be a resident opera company on Marco Island, thanks to Gulfshore Opera’s General Director Steffanie Pearce, top-notch performances are available to all the communities alongside Southwest Florida’s gulf shore. In fact, the company has brought their personal brand of musical magic to the Marco Island Center for the Arts for the past ... Read More »

One Million Gallons in a Month? Marco man faced with $10,700 water bill.

By Barry Gwinn Don Mills fought the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. As a high school principal, he presided over a Long Island high school riven by racial animosity, at one point, facing down a group of students who were attempting to burn down the school. Retiring in 1980, Mills and his wife, Genevieve, moved to Marco ... Read More »

Shoo Fly!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff If you have been to the beach recently you likely encountered some pesky black flies on the visit. Many beachgoers in Marco and Naples have noticed the insects, and have questions about the black flies. Why are the flies here, and for how long? What exactly are they? Staff at the City of Marco Island ... Read More »

Rays End Regular Season With Heartbreaker: Second half rally falls short

By Barry Gwinn The Marco Island Academy (MIA) girls soccer team came tantalizingly close to their first regular season winning record since they fielded their first team four years ago. Facing two of the division’s toughest teams in their final two games, they needed to win only one to get into the winning column for the year. Facing First Baptist ... Read More »

Steve Gober Part Two – Trained by the Master

Goodland Life By Barry Gwinn By the late ‘70s, Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant was doing OK, but it was Stan’s sons, plus Fletcher Addison, who were doing the cooking. Steve, 16, (a Naples High School freshman) and Russ, 26, were in the kitchen at night, and Jay, 21, was the daytime cook. “We were open for breakfast, lunch and dinner ... Read More »

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Coach Wayneís Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com We all know the song, and I feel we need to apply this song title to our attitudes when playing recreational tennis and pickleball. I too often see players get upset and stressed out during recreational competition. While I am a very competitive player and I like to win, when I am on the ... Read More »