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Friends of Tigertail

Calling all Volunteers for the Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Tigertail BeachSaturday Sept. 20, 2014 8 am until noon Volunteers will meet at the Tigertail Beach Kiosk Garbage bags, water & plastic gloves provided. Wear Shoes that may get wet! Also sunscreen & hat ! All Youth Volunteers receive a Certificate for Participation Sign up early for Free T-shirts from Keep Collier Beautiful –Contact Susan LaGrotta 239-394-1470 Stewardship Chairperson Visit : www.FriendsofTigertail.com For all events and newsletters Read More »

NAPLES ORCHID SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Naples Orchid Society presented two scholarships for the Society’s six-week Orchid Culture Class to the Naples Botanical Garden. Two volunteers in the Garden’s Orchid House, Nina Iraggi and Mike Brewer, were recipients of the awards and are attending the 2013 classes. The Culture Classes prepare participants with the knowledge about growing and caring for the more popular orchid genera that are well suited for Southwest Florida. Iraggi and Brewer will also serve short internships at the NOS orchid house as well as the Botanical Garden’s new orchid house to gain more hands-on experience. Read More »

AMIKids Big Cypress: Turning Boys into Men

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By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Everyone deserves a second chance; a fresh start; a clean slate. At AMIKids Big Cypress, at-risk male youths are offered just that. Teens are sent to the program for anywhere from six months to a year depending on their juvenile criminal history. Rather than treating these boys as criminals, they are shown love and compassion and are given the chance to learn real world skills and how to be a part of a team. The program turns boys into young men. On January 10, two of these young men graduated from the program. The ceremony was ... Read More »

BEDTIME BUNDLES EXPANDS TO INCLUDE “THE FORGOTTEN POPULATION” AND ASK FOR COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE

Bedtime Bundles is working diligently to help not only the children of today’s migrant working but also the forgotten population of adults who live in the greater Naples area that includes the  Golden Gate Community.  This disadvantaged group earns well under $10, 000 annually and includes migrant and former migrant workers. Migrants/former migrants are scattered throughout all of Collier County. Naples is so spread out, making it virtually impossible for the migrant/former migrant population to get to any centrally located community center; of which there is none. There is very little to no assistance in the greater Naples/Golden Gate area ... Read More »

23nd Annual Love of the Y Tennis Tournament Greater Marco Family YMCA

The 23nd Annual Love of the Y Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 8-9-10 at the Greater Marco Family YMCA Tennis Facility. Tournament Director Raul Saad says that events scheduled are very accommodating to work schedules and the matches will be played throughout the weekend. The events scheduled include Women’s and Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles for 6.0-7.0 and 8.0 levels. Players must play at their USTA Level or higher. The entry fee is $30 per player, per event. Players may only participate in two events and on of the doubles partners must pay for both ... Read More »

A Visit with Marco Urgent Care

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By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Vacationers visit Marco Island to escape the cold weather, but often can’t escape the dreaded cold or flu. When this happens, where do they turn? Naples Community Healthcare Systems offers an Urgent Care Center on Marco Island to visitors, part-time and full-time residents of Marco in need of treatment of non-emergencies, illness and minor injuries. For over 20 years, NCH Healthcare Systems has provided Marco Island with quality urgent care services. Located centrally at 40 Heathwood Drive, NCH Urgent Care of Marco Island is “open 365 days per year – even holidays,” states Diann Chairge, Director ... Read More »

Marco’s Imagination Ball

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff It’s called the “Imagination Ball”. Here’s why. The Marco Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society set the theme to imagine a world without cancer. The Ball, Marco Island’s most annual productive annual fund-raiser, brings islanders together to help contribute to curing one of the world’s most dreaded diseases. For many years the Marco Island Chapter has raised significant sums of money at the Ball. According to co-chairs Debra and Dick Shanahan, this year’s target is $100,000. They say, “We know it’s an ambitious goal, but we are confident that notably charitable Marco Islanders will ... Read More »

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: Why We Care

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Lisa Honig Did you know that we have a local support group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers? This wonderful group was started in 1989 by Jan Whitebook and she remains the leader of the group today. Jan has a very personal connection to cancer having been the loving caregiver for her sister who lived with lymphoma for 11 years. Her sister was so thankful for the love and support of her local group that Jan started the Marco Island Support Group in her memory. The mission of the support group is to support the whole person through ... Read More »

Keeping Plastic’s Footprint Off Our Beaches

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By Danielle Dodder Major beachfront cities like Miami are banning them outright. The resort empire that is Walt Disney World in Orlando has replaced them with paper versions. The small bits of plastic straws and drinking cup lids discarded by people quickly accumulate into a giant toxic mess on beaches globally. The unsightly litter not only ruins the beauty of a pristine beach, but also strangles the birds, turtles and fish who mistake it for food. Straws and lids are the most widely and easily littered items along most beaches, but here on Marco cooperation will hopefully trump the need ... Read More »

Optimist Soccer Grows to 300 Thanks to Parent Volunteers

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By Danielle Dodder The Optimist Club of Marco Island was formed in 2008 to make organized sports accessible to a wide range of children’s ages and abilities. The fee to sign up a child is $40 and the uniforms and part of the equipment is sponsored. This season, the soccer team added 100 new kids to the program, bringing the number of participants to nearly 300 in the soccer program alone. The Optimist Club also provides football, cheerleading and basketball throughout the year. The secret behind the program’s success is a group of dedicated parents who roll up their sleeves ... Read More »

Reasons to live here

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GOODLAND LIFE Joanie Fuller joaniefuller@embarqmail.com I am always getting questions about Goodland. Folks are curious about this place and about how I got here. I have even been asked by some, “Why would anyone want to live in Goodland?” I have thought about that question and when one of my readers recently told me she always looked forward to what I say, this time I thought I would say, “I love living in Goodland!” I came from a big city – Atlanta – and then Naples, and although I loved my life in both those places, I have found that a ... Read More »

COMMUNITY GEARS UP FOR 6TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS

What do homemade soup and handmade ceramic bowls have in common? They’re being featured at the Saturday, January 26 Empty Bowls event being held at Cambier Park, Naples. The Naples community is gearing up to participate in the sixth annual event, which will take place between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is an annual fund raiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For a $10 donation, those attending can select a handmade ceramic bowl and sample from at least 38 tasty soups. Not only would the selected bowl be a wonderful, useful item in the home, but the ... Read More »

Raising Funds for Scrub-Jay Habitat Restoration

The Florida scrub-jay becomes more threatened each day as encroaching destroys its habitat. To create more awareness, AuthenticFlorida.com, has joined forces with Oscar Scherer State Park and Clyde Butcher, Jack Perkins and Jeff Klinkenberg to present “Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida.”This special event is January 18, 2013, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Girl Scout Event Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. Emmy Award-winner and author Jack Perkins will serve as master of ceremonies. Special guest speakers include the renown local photographer, Clyde Butcher, widely considered the “Ansel Adams” of Florida, and journalist and author Jeff Klinkenberg. Sponsored by AuthenticFlorida.com, tickets are $30 per person. ... Read More »

Marco Presbyterian Church Welcomes Carol Kent to Marco Island

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Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off their Winter Women’s Bible Study with “Going Deeper with Carol Kent.” This is the first time Kent, a frequent Women of Faith speaker, best-selling author and a popular international public speaker, has given a presentation on Marco Island. “Carol is authentic, personable and what she teaches she lives,” said Karen Hollenbeck, MPC women’s Bible study planning team member. Hollenbeck has known Kent since she was a college student. “Carol has walked where no parent ever plans or wants to go,” said Hollenbeck who watched as Kent lived through the experience of having a son with an ... Read More »

Upgrades to Veterans Park

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff The journey to a completed Veterans’ Park has been seven years in the making so far, from the initial proposal by the local VFW Post to completion of the first phase: a series of flags, benches and paving stones. An ambitious plan for a new Veterans’ Memorial Fountain and Flag Plaza for Veteran’s Park got the green light at the December 20 city council meeting. Phase II of the Veterans’ Park Memorial will include the installation of a fountain and flag plaza. The committee’s goal is to dedicate these enhancements next Veteran’s Day; November 11, ... Read More »

City Committees: A Few Key Changes and A Special Magistrate

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By Danielle Dodder “Another avenue for citizen input shut down.” The chair of the city’s Beach Advisory Committee found city management’s proposal to consolidate city committees into four bodies plus a magistrate, distressing at the December 20 meeting and workshop. From city inception, volunteer committees have been a cornerstone of citizen input and oversight in local government. City council members agreed, passing on the proposal that would have merged seven committees down to three: a cultural advisory committee, environmental advisory committee and a financial advisory committee. The Planning Board would have been renamed the Quasi-Judicial Board. The Beautification Committee has ... Read More »

Change is Good

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By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Over the past four months, employees of the Marco Island Marriott Resort and Spa have been handing in their loose change to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. As a part of the Marriott’s Spirit to Serve effort, jars to collect change were handed out to each department. On December 19, all the coins were counted and the results were remarkable. In total, the employees at the Marriott raised $1,811.66 just by donating their spare change. The challenge began on August 14, as the entire staff gathered in the Islands Ballroom for the ... Read More »

An active Chamber of Commerce

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By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net After Five Contributes To Christmas Island Style $1,210. That’s how much the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce turned over to Christmas Island Style on December 19th. The occasion was the Chamber’s monthly After Five event. This one, in keeping with recent tradition, was held at the Marco Island Hilton Hotel. Incoming Chamber President Nancy Carrington turned over all proceeds from 100 generous attendees to Christmas Island Style Chairman Steve Stephanides. Festivities began with Hilton General Manager Mac Chaudry welcoming guests and expressing his appreciation “for the opportunity of holding this particular After Five at the Hilton ... Read More »

Joy of Giving wraps up 24th year

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By Coastal Breeze News Staff Another 950 children were able to celebrate Christmas thanks to all those who contributed to the Joy of Giving. Year after year, this non-profit charity has provided the less fortunate families of Collier County with the means to provide a real holiday experience for their children. The children and their siblings are identified through teachers and after school youth organizations. “Major sponsors include Island Country Club and Walmart, but there are so many groups that contribute, I wish I could name them all,” said Nicki Davis, founder of the Joy of Giving. The Island Country ... Read More »

16TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST RESULTS

“AND THE WINNERS ARE” Home Decorating Winner – the Giannone family, 151 Channel Court Business Property Decorating Winner – Nacho Mama’s (Mission Plaza) The Decorating Contest Final judging took place on December 14 by the entire committee aboard a trolley supplied by the Naples Transportation and Tours Company. Plaques were presented to the 10 Home Contest Finalists before returning to the winning home at 151 Channel Court. The House Decorating winner received a Championship plaque, yard sign and check for  $250.00.  Funding for the program is supplied by premiere sponsor, LCEC.  Home owners, the Giannone family, generously donated the funds to “Toys for Tots”.  The announcement  was ... Read More »