Tag Archives: Volunteers

Champions For Learning Give Grants

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Champions For Learning awarded almost $65,000 in classroom grants to Collier County teachers. Volunteers, supporters, and board members of Champions For Learning, surprised local teachers when they delivered 126 grant checks to 41 Collier County schools, to support innovative experiences for students. Collier County teachers requested funding through the classroom grant portal on the Champions For Learning website. This online ... Read More »

Beach Steward Program Needs Coordinator

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Submitted Volunteers across the globe help local governments by offering their time and talent on committees, boards and councils. So it is here too. Through the Volunteer Beach Steward Program, Marco Island’s citizens offer to be stewards of the beach, providing education and information for beachgoers and making our greatest asset, the beach, the best it can be. The City ... Read More »

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More »