Tag Archives: women

Crime Rate Down on Marco Island

Submitted  On February 9, 2017, Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino announced a significant and continued reduction in crime, as measured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The FBI’s UCR program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies with a primary objective to generate reliable information for use in ... Read More »

Fashion of the Heart

By Samantha Husted  To walk the runway is art. A model needs just the right amount of attitude, confidence, and personal swag to conquer the catwalk. Marco Island is home to a variety of fashion shows—usually showcasing trending styles of resort wear and almost always benefitting a specific cause or charitable venture. Marco Island models are well practiced. On February ... Read More »

How to Handle Identity Theft

By Don Manley It’s important to be armed with knowledge about the scope of identity theft and the steps necessary to prevent it and correct the crime should it occur to you. Those topics were covered in a thorough presentation by Tina Nash of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Marco office at the identity theft seminar held recently at Wesley United ... Read More »

Cancer Death Rates Declining

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Between 1991 and 2014, the cancer death rate has decreased steadily by an astounding 25%, which equals about 2.1 million people whom did not die due to their diagnosis. These statistics are credited to the annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society, who also report that around 1.6 million new ... Read More »

Marco’s DAR Learns About the Draft

By Chris Curle  DAR stands for Daughters of the American Revolution, so it’s expected that America’s military history would be very much on the minds of Marco’s DAR chapter. And that was the theme of Michael Eckers’ presentation at the chapter’s January meeting at Hideaway Beach Club. Michael Eckers is the author of several books on American military history, including ... Read More »

Randall Kenneth Jones Empowers Newcomers

By Maureen Chodaba Writer and self-described “professional storyteller” Randall Kenneth Jones recently wowed the audience at the January luncheon of the Newcomers Club of Marco Island. This dynamic speaker, renowned journalist and author of the newly released bestseller, “Show Me,” inspired the Newcomers with messages of empowerment and positivity from many famous women. The book includes interviews and words of ... Read More »

AAUW Celebrates 10 Years

By Maureen Chodaba  The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national organization of 170,000 women throughout local communities and college campuses. The AAUW provides $4 million annually in grants, fellowships and awards for women pursuing degrees in higher education. The AAUW works diligently to improve the future for all. On February 3, the Marco Island branch of AAUW ... 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 »

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix. Gradually, those cells start to develop pre-cancerous changes, but only in some women will this develop into cancer. Having regular Pap tests will detect changes in these cells, and if any changes occur, a doctor will be able to closely monitor the ... Read More »

Y’s Over-50 Tennis Team Takes 6.5 State Title

Submitted Nice guys don’t always come last, despite the saying. Proof of that comes in the form of the Marco Y’s women’s over-50 tennis team, who recently returned from Daytona Beach with the 6.5 title under their belts. At the tournament, team captain Karen Lewis was told her team was probably the “nicest” of all the competing teams. The occasion ... Read More »

An Island Jeweler for All Seasons

By Coastal Breeze News Staff There is something extra special about receiving a gift of jewelry. It means that someone stopped and took the time to think about what would be perfect for just me. It is something I may not treat myself to, but I definitely want. Electronics and housewares will not evoke the same emotional response as a ... Read More »

Wishing Public Safety Personnel a Happy Holiday

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com As I write this week’s column, I am very aware of the wonderful celebrations that are ongoing across this great nation of ours. Families, neighbors and friends are celebrating this glorious holiday season. However, as many of you know, I have a background in both the fire service and law enforcement. I cannot ... Read More »

Women’s Events at Marco Presbyterian Church

Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off the Winter Season with a seminar and luncheon on Friday, Jan. 20. Registration begins at 9 AM; the seminar is from 9:30-11:30 AM with lunch immediately following. Keynote speaker Janet Custer will present her personal testimony on how God has led her to her current position as Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center ... Read More »

Holiday Donation

Submitted The Marco Island Police Department presented The Shelter for Abused Women and Children with over $1,000 in gift cards and toys today. “The Shelter is an integral part of our community and we consider them part of our family,” said Police Chief Al Schettino. “I’d like to thank everyone for generously donating during this holiday season to this worthy ... Read More »

Marco Island Woman’s Club 50th Annual Luncheon

By Jesus Calo No expense was spared for the 105 women attending the Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) 50th Annual Luncheon. Held at the Marco Island Yacht Club, this holiday party was more than a social gathering; it was an opportunity for philanthropy. In the spirit of their motto, “why you are born and why you are living depends on ... Read More »

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM THE SEA

Submitted The men and women of the Marco Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) went the extra mile to help light up the lives of many needy children in Collier County. They contacted members of Christmas Island Style to find out where 46 bicycles could find a needy home this Christmas. “Last year, we surprised the Christmas Island Style group with eight ... Read More »

Pure Florida Partners with St. Matthew’s

Pure Florida’s newest partner is St. Matthew’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the elements of poverty in the community at their base. Pure Florida’s partnership launches a new program to support employees of St. Matthew’s House and graduates of the organization’s Justin’s Place Recovery Program, a long-term program for men and women aimed to combat drug and alcohol abuse. ... Read More »

JCMI Presents Jewish Film Festival

Submitted The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, in cooperation with The Jewish Federation of Collier County, presents its 17th Annual Sidney R. Hoffman Memorial Film Festival, showing the newest best award-winning films on the Jewish circuit. All films will be presented at JCMI, located at 991 Winterberry Drive, starting at 2 PM, and followed by a reception and refreshments. Please ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve in Havana, Cuba A Personal Recollection

By Stan Saran It was almost New Year’s Eve and I was at the airport in Miami leaving for a short vacation. Destination: Havana, Cuba. Only a 45-minute flight away. The Pan Am plane was totally booked and I was lucky to get the very last seat. The plane was loaded with excited tourists, all looking forward to spending New ... Read More »

Baby Basics Moves Over 2,200 Cases of Diapers

With the help of more than 25 volunteers, Baby Basics of Collier County (www.BabyBasicsCollier.org)- a volunteer organization that provides free diapers and kindness to over 400 infants and toddlers from low-income, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs – moved over 2,200 cases of diapers to its 10 distribution sites on November 30. “As a 100% volunteer-driven organization, we ... Read More »