Tag Archives: women

Apps Revolutionize Aging

By Jesus Calo “For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives? The equally simple answer: technology.” ~ Dr. Joe Coughlin Director, MIT AgeLab As the 10th anniversary of the iPhone approaches in September, the latest revolutionary version of the smartphone is highly ... Read More »

Civility, Compassion and Respect Forgotten Traits of an Admirable Nation

Written by Roy Eaton, August 2010 Updated by Jessica Hernstadt, June 2017  Some people may blame the current climate of disrespect and rudeness on the political antics of the day. But this problem predates the nastiness of the recent 2016 election. Formalities and customs that encourage a polite society are being forgotten, or are never learned. People have allowed the ... Read More »

A Living Tribute to Our Veterans

By Maria Lamb The Blue Star Memorial Marker program is a tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services. The markers are a unique way for local garden clubs to show their support for the service men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our freedom. The Calusa Garden Club of ... Read More »

Sarcoma Awareness Month

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island July represents sarcoma cancer awareness month, a cancer I believe to be less publicly known. There are several types of sarcoma, but Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is the dominant form. This cancer develops from the cells that line lymph or blood vessels, and typically appears as tumors on the skin or mouth. ... Read More »

‘It’s Always the Husband’ by Michele Campbell

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Go ahead and jump. You know you want to.” This book opens with the best scene ever! It’s been too long since I’ve started a book, read the first pages, and literally cleared my calendar to finish the story. But this contemporary women’s suspense novel grabbed my attention and held on until the brilliant end. “It’s ... Read More »

‘The Whistler’ by John Grisham

BOOK REMARKS Marisa Cleveland www.marisacleveland.com “Moving on, though, was difficult, at least for Lacy. She was too emotionally involved in the case to simply close it and open another file.” A judge who collects rare first edition books…Love her! Being investigated for skimming money from a casino on Native American land? No! “The Whistler” opens in Florida with judicial misconduct investigator ... Read More »

On a Professional Level

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com As I have now had the opportunity to experience my second U.S. Open Championship Pickleball Tournament, and I have had the privilege of watching and interviewing the world’s top level championship players, I have come to the realization of the fact that pickleball is truly a legitimate, professional competitive sport. The level of dedication, ... Read More »

The Future is Bright

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com On a daily basis we seem to be barraged by story after story of what we can’t get accomplished or what is wrong within our nation and the world. Reports of violence, corruption and disappointment seem to sell better as the news of the day. Don’t get me wrong, not all is perfect, ... Read More »

Nursing Scholarship Awarded to Local Student

Submitted P.E.O. Chapter GT, Marco Island, established a memorial scholarship honoring Marg (Margaret) Mead. Her husband, Wayne, initiated this through a loving annual donation to Chapter GT, dedicated to a local woman studying in the nursing field. Marg Mead graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa ... Read More »

Again a Hit with Players and Fans

By Don Manley  This year’s event may be recently completed, but organizers are already considering what they’d like to see at the 2018 Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships. Adding courts at the tournament’s home, East Naples Community Park, to enable an additional 500 participants to take part in the one-week long event will be among the topics included in the ... Read More »

Police Foundation Rib Cook-Off Another Success

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides As soon as attendees exited their vehicles at the Marco Island Brewery on April 22 their senses were flooded with the wonderful aroma of ribs being cooked on five different cookers. Those five teams would all be taking part in the 6th Annual Marco Police Foundation Rib Cook-Off. “The community gets to come out and help ... Read More »

DPI-SIG? Strange Name for a Professional Local Group

By Jory Westberry  Avid or amateur photographers alike – attune to this information. DPI-SIG, founded on July 1, 2004 with less than 30 members, is the largest local Naples Digital Camera Club with 400 members and, is probably the largest camera club in Florida. The club hosts monthly, year-round meetings, informative classes, internationally-known speakers, small group workshops, critique sessions, competitions ... Read More »

Newcomers Club Honors Outgoing President

By Maureen Chodaba The Newcomers Club of Marco Island has been fostering friendships for Marco Island women since 1970. The club recently honored outgoing club President Jodi Pree with a luncheon at the elegant Hideaway Beach Club. Hosted by incoming club President Jaye Spencer, the event was attended by several past presidents of the club, board members, club volunteers and ... Read More »

Get to Know the Civil Air Patrol

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides On Saturday, May 6th the greater Marco community is invited to attend an open house at the Marco Island Executive Airport for the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol unit. The men and women of the local squadron will be showing off their newest aircraft with all of the high tech equipment that allows them ... Read More »

Supporting Lupus Awareness

Submitted The Marco Island/Naples Lupus Support Group held a Purple Party in the Park at Sugden Regional Park in Naples on March 11. The purpose of the gathering was to raise awareness and help raise funds for research of the cruel and unpredictable malady. Approximately 250 people turned out to offer support and walk the one and a half mile ... Read More »

Find the Perfect Life Jacket for Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com No matter what you might be doing out in the water, life jackets are a crucial part of boat safety. In fact, boating laws require that you have an approved life jacket for every passenger aboard and that children should have theirs on at all times. Fishing from kayaks and stand up paddle boards ... Read More »

‘Team of Five’ Humanitarians Honored by MICA

Submitted The Marco Island Civic Association’s Humanitarian of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious awards on Marco Island. This esteemed award was developed in 1998 to honor the unsung heroes of Marco Island, the people who do so much for so many; the wonderful, positive people you do not hear much about. Recent recipients have included Maria ... Read More »

Bargain Basket Thanks Volunteers

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  Since 1975 the” United Church’s Bargain Basket has been a source of support for the church, its ministries and the community itself. Today the “Basket” is a regular weekly stop for many residents and visitors to the island, as it provides a wonderful assortment of a variety of bargains, ranging from household goods, to jewelry and ... Read More »

Fun Competition at Shuffleboard Tournament

Submitted On March 22, a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the residents of Seabreeze South sat mesmerized as the two finalist teams duked it out for the championship in the Annual Shuffleboard Tournament. It all started at 9:30 AM, when 20 women and 20 men making up ten games began the competition. As teams were eliminated and other teams made it into ... Read More »

Elegant Home Tour

By Jesus Calo The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) held its 17th Annual Elegant Home Tour, which featured four residences around Marco Island. Each home incorporated a mix of architectural and interior designs from various decor influences. The event allows the MIWC to take a step into an elegant home and witness the beauty of this island through architecture. Following ... Read More »