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Marco Republicans Enjoy Boehner Reception

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides In hockey they call it a “hat trick” when three goals are scored by a single player in one game. Last Friday evening the Caxambas Republican Club scored a “hat trick” of its own when they celebrated the contributions of former Republican Speaker of the House, and part time island resident John Boehner. In addition they ... 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 »

All Aboard for Meals of Hope

Submitted  Marco Island Meals of Hope’s next “Happy Hour for Hope” will be Monday, April 24, 2017 on the Marco Island Princess from 5 to 7 PM. The Marco Island Princess is docked at 951 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island and will not leave port during this event. Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris had lots of praise for this month’s ... Read More »

Marco Recognizes Gopher Tortoise Day

By Samantha Husted The gopher tortoise (or the gopherus polyphemus for all you science folk) is one of world’s oldest living species. The reptile is estimated to have roamed the earth anywhere from 500,000 to two million years ago. Gopher tortoises are native to the southeastern United States and can be found in all 67 counties of Florida. You may ... Read More »

First Florida Integrity Promotes Butrum

First Florida Integrity Bank, a Naples-based, full-service community bank serving the local banking needs of individuals and business owners, announced today that Brad Butrum has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President – Credit Manager. Mr. Butrum has 14 years of experience in the banking industry. He began as a Vice President – Credit Manager when he joined ... Read More »

Endocrinologist Jasper Opens Offices

Submitted Josephine V. Jasper, M.D., a board certified endocrinologist with twenty-five years experience, has opened offices in Marco Island and Naples. Dr. Jasper specializes in diabetes, thyroid disorders, erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause and all other hormonal disorders. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Jasper was rated Top New Jersey Doctor 2015, and America’s Best Physicians 2016. The Naples office is ... Read More »

Talking Easter Eggs?

Imagine a child, blind or visually impaired, that cannot participate in an Easter egg hunt because they are unable to see the eggs. Not Lighthouse of Collier’s youth. On Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 10 AM to 1 PM, Lighthouse of Collier is teaming up with Royal Scoop at their 23rd Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt and Games. The ... Read More »

Walking to Unlock a Cure

By Jesus Calo jesus@coastalbreezenews.com The CurePSP Support Group hosted its 14th annual CurePSP Walk at Mackle Park on Saturday, March 18, 2017. With a clear sunny sky, the event had a successful turnout of over 200 people and raised $35,000 for the cause. The community came together to raise awareness for this prime of life disease. The walk signifies the ... Read More »

Honor Flight Run – Kickstands Up!

By Maureen Chodaba They are the embodiment of courage and the voices of freedom. Today, because of them, most of Europe is free, most of the Pacific is free and America, the beautiful is free. They are our brave veterans. Collectively, they have saved the world. Mark your calendar for April 30, 2017 for the inaugural Honor Flight Run, a ... Read More »

Update on Parliament Wildfire in Big Cypress

Submitted The 26,371-acre Parliament Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve, as of press time, is 60% contained. With winds predicted to be calm and the likelihood of fire growth diminished, fire crews are strengthening containment lines and suppressing lingering hot spots. To date, “No injuries have been reported on this incident despite the fact that over a hundred personnel were ... Read More »

Ad Hoc Parking Committee to Form

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The age-old question of parking will once again be reviewed, as Marco Island City Council at its last meeting moved forward to establish an Ad-Hoc Parking Solutions Committee. The committee was proposed by Councilor Charlette Roman, who formerly had held a seat on the Planning Board, which had previously looked at a number of issues concerning ... Read More »

CHESS K-12 Expands Mission

Submitted Local youth from kindergarten through 12th grade have a great opportunity with CHESS K-12 to play chess and compete with other young players. The mission of CHESS K-12 is to provide a purposeful, challenging and enlightening environment for students to enhance their abilities to play chess. It includes promoting chess clubs in all schools with chess intramural competition, and ... Read More »

Here Come the Birds

Submitted Our fine feathered friends can often be seen pecking for food in Marco’s green spaces, nesting in empty lots and lining up like ancient Roman sentinels on building rooftops. They are a constant in our daily lives (even without a visit to the Everglades) but what do we really know about them? Master Naturalist Bob McConville is the man ... Read More »

Bacon Jam, Peanut Butter & Gourmet Dog Treats at the Farmers Market

By Maria Lamb Kat’s Southern Twang B-B-Q & Grilling Sauces       Kat Green of Kat’s Southern Twang B-B-Q & Grilling Sauces “has always been creative.” Even as a kid she could “look at something and would come up with something magical.” Her assorted jams and sauces are her current magical creations. This is Kat’s third season at the ... Read More »

Renowned Anthropologist Defines Calusa

Submitted What do we know about the indigenous tribe known as the Calusa? Get an update on April 4, at Rose History Auditorium, from acclaimed anthropologist, researcher and professor Dr. William Marquardt. His lecture, which begins at 7 PM, will briefly review what has been learned about the Calusa over the past 30 years and also cover the newest discoveries ... Read More »

Stone Sculptures on Display

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts announced today its annual Stone Sculpture Show April 3 through April 7, 2017. This one week show will feature works of instructors Jerry Leeman and Johanna Petropoulos, in addition to exhibiting artists Irene Finnegan, Judy Nolan, Adelaide Pence, Steve Roberts, Mary Ruggiero and Karen Sutton. “This exhibit is impressive,” said the Center’s ... Read More »

Collier Healthy Weight Community 

Collier County was recognized by the Florida Department of Health as a 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champion. The Board of County Commissioners received the recognition on Tuesday from members of the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. Between August and December 2016, local governments were invited to submit best practices they implemented in their communities to increase physical activity ... Read More »

Islanders Visit Navy Seal Museum

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides When William “Ryan” Owens/Senior Chief Petty Officer and a Special Warfare Operative with the Navy’s elite SEAL Teams was lost in action in Yemen on January 29, 2017, interest spiked in what actions had taken place during the operation and in the SEALs in general. A group of motorcyclists from Marco Island decided it was time ... Read More »

Presentation Focuses on Veterans’ Issues

Submitted There are over 30,000 veterans who honorably served our country who call Collier County home. These men and women deserve the best in terms of aid and benefits. The debt owed to our veterans can never be fully repaid, but the benefits earned for their service and sacrifice should be easily available when needed. On Wednesday, April 5, IBERIABANK ... Read More »

Keller Williams Realtors’ Efforts Will Benefit Many

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The term “We Are Family” truly has meaning at the Keller Williams Realty firm. When the plight of little Jenny Sagan, whose mom and dad are realtors at the firm, became known to Sandy Sims and her team leader Cindy Griesse they sprang into action to assist the family. Together, with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, ... Read More »