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WWII Veterans Take Flight

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By Samantha Husted On Nov. 9, five World War II Veterans met at the Marco Island Executive Airport. Some were good friends and others had just met for the first time. But they were gathered that day for one reason, to fly. At the airport was a 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplane, the same of which the veterans flew during World ... Read More »

Christianity in Palestine

Photo by Don Manley:  Rev. Mitri Raheb during his presentation at Marco Lutheran Church.

By Don Manley Christianity is alive and well in the land that was the religion’s birthplace: Palestine. An insightful glimpse into Christianity’s history, challenges, scope and current status in that strife-worn territory was provided recently at Marco Lutheran Church by someone with first-hand experience, Rev. Mitri Raheb. Rev. Raheb is pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church, located in his hometown and ... Read More »

Notice of South Beach Access Closure 

Marco Beach. FILE PHOTOS

Submitted South Marco Beach Access, one of four public beach access points on Marco Island, will be undergoing parking lot, beach access walkway and landscape improvements. These enhancements will require closure of the beach access parking lot and beach access until Thursday, December 22, 2016. The parking lot and beach access will open for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23 ... Read More »

Marco Island Woman’s Club Recognized

Top row, from left: County commissioners Penny Taylor, Tim Nance, Donna Fiala, Georgia
Hiller and Tom Henning. Bottom row: MIWC’s Mary Deetjen, Debbie Roddy, Jackie Pierce,
Shirley Thayer, Rosemary Wick and Hyla Crane.

By Debbie Roddy  Marco Island Woman’s Club, founded October 24, 1966, began its “Celebration of 50 Years of Giving Back” in January of this year. While members have been busy with a 50th Anniversary community project and celebratory events, the Club received well-deserved official recognition from both Collier County and the State of Florida for its service to the community. ... Read More »

Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 75 Years

Photo by Steve Stefanides

• By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Members of the “Black Sheep Squadron” of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), based here at the Marco Island Executive Airport, will join with members across the country on December 1st to celebrate the 75th birthday of the founding of the CAP. It was ironic that the organization came into existence only six day prior to ... Read More »

Adopt-A-Senior Pet 

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As November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is focusing on our senior pets. DAS will allow people to adopt a cat or dog for $5 in the month of November for those animals in our kennels over six years old. Typically, senior pets are more difficult to adopt because of certain misconceptions about older pets. ... Read More »

Restaurant Scene Changes

This space in the Marco Walk Plaza will be home to The Oyster Society, expected to open in December.

By Don Manley Editors Note: This article was inspired by a Coastal Breeze News reader who suggested we inform returning Snowbirds of the many changes to Marco’s restaurant scene that took place in their absences. Have a great idea for a story? Send it to editor@coastalbreezenews.com.  As the Snowbirds return they’ll find that the island’s menu of dining options has ... Read More »

Medicare Myths

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Ask The CFP® Practitioner Darcie Guerin “It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi  Question: The closer I get to age 65 the more questions I have about Medicare. Would you provide an overview of the enrollment process and the benefits? Answer: That’s great that you’re asking questions before enrolling. Too many ... Read More »

Tips to Survive?Thanksgiving With Family

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Thanksgiving is here, and the start to the holiday season has officially arrived. While the holidays are a special time to get together with family and share traditions, they are also a time of increased stress for many. Although we may love our family, inevitably when all members are in the same room for an ... Read More »

Books & Brews: Marco Gives a Hoot!

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Submitted The Friends of the Marco Island Library are sponsoring an exciting morning with our charming burrowing owls. On Saturday, November 12 at 10 AM, visit the Marco Island Branch Library to learn about the fascinating creatures. Jean Hall, project leader for the Audubon of the Western Everglades Owl Watch Program, will share her beautiful photographs of Marco’s burrowing owls. Two local ... Read More »

A Fresh Look at Pearls

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Pearl necklace by Linda Osika.

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host a Pearl Talk and Trunk Show with renowned jewelry artist, Linda Osika on November 17, 2016 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM. In addition to being a skilled artisan, Osika travels the world in search of unique, high quality elements to create beautiful jewelry. She recently returned from her annual ... Read More »

Fall Book Sale – Come Get a Bargain!

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THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 -5PM, 2016 The Collier County Public Library invites you to save money and help local library programs when you shop at the Fall Book Sale being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, Florida 34102. The sale offers adult and ... Read More »

Voting Begins in 2016 Election

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The 2016 elections are moving into one of the final stages of determining who will emerge victorious on the evening of November 8, hopefully. It will all come down to who has energized their base the most and insured they turn out during early voting, and then finally on Election Day, November 8. On the first ... Read More »

MIA Students to Monitor Artificial Habitats

Photo by Don Manley:
David Wolff, Ocean Habitats’ president
and executive director, and one of his company’s artificial dock habitats.

By Don Manley The artificial habitat pilot project designed to restore the cleanliness, health and aquatic diversity of the island’s canals will be aided by students from Marco Island Academy’s environmental science classes. As part of their classwork, the students will monitor the 25 habitats that were purchased earlier this year from Ocean Habitats, Inc., a small Fort Myers-based company ... Read More »

Marco Island Shell Club Seminar

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Submitted Thursday, November 3, 2016– Jeannine Windsor, Education Specialist at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, will demonstrate how she uses the microscopes and camera which were donated by the Marco Island Shell Club for her lessons with the middle school students who visit the RBNERR as part of their science curriculum. The seminar will begin at 6:00PM at the Dissler Hall ... 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 »

Kids Fishing Event

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Submitted Marco Island’s newest fishing club is making waves. The Ten Thousand Islands Kids Fishing Team (10KIK) will hold their first annual fishing event with the Freedom Waters Foundation (FWF). Freedom Waters provides opportunities for children and adults whose health and quality of life may be improved through boating and fishing. Several local charter captains have donated their services in ... Read More »

Hands Are For Helping 5K

Photos by Jessica Hernstadt
Marco Island Academy students were on hand to help.

By Maureen Chodaba October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. A group of over 120 runners, walkers and even baby strollers recently honored the month at the Hands Are For Helping 5K fun run on Marco Island. With the starting line at the Shops of Marco, the racers bound their way through the rolling hills of the Sheffield-Granada-Dogwood area of our ... Read More »

Knights of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser

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The opening night bingo crowd.

Submitted On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 hosted a bingo fundraiser at the San Marco Parish Center with the doors opening at 5:30 pm and Bingo starting at 7:00 pm. Bingo runs every Thursday from October 20, 2016 to November 17, 2016.  Bingo resumes on January 5, 2017.  This event was open to ... Read More »