A Kiwanis Christmas

The expression on the faces of the children says it all! All the hard-working and fund raising brought joy to the children and tears to the eyes of the teachers. Teacher, Joanna Sliwka said “The Kiwanis have given support to Manatee for many years. They support us in reading as well as at Christmas. What a wonderful group.” Logan Rhodes, […]

Scouts learn Sportfishing first hand

By Jeane Brennan Cub Scout Pack 234 enjoyed the time and talent the Marco Sportfishing Club offered them during their pack meeting December 16. Members of the Sportfishing Club set up 5 stations around a meeting room at the Marco Methodist Church where groups of scouts spent 10 minutes at each station learning about regulations, fish identification, how to be […]

Worst part of traveling

Packing for a trip gets my vote as the worst part of traveling. We prefer independent travel and “living like a local” which means there are times when we have to handle our own bags. For that reason, we usually limit ourselves to one large suitcase and a smaller carryon size bag and check both at the airport. The smaller […]

Business Profiles

Silvia Garcia MD PA Dr. Silvia Garcia began her Marco practice in 2000. Dr. Garcia treats all aspects of skin disease and readily admits, “I have a passion for dermatology”. She offers advanced skin rejuvenation treatments as well as complete dermatological evaluations and management, from skin cancer to diseases of nails and hair. Dr. Garcia obtained her Bachelor of Arts […]

Marco Bay Yacht Club Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Party

The Marco Bay Yacht Club held their 1st Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Holiday party at the Hideaway Beach Club with 75 members and guests attending. It was a special evening with Reserve Marines John Marsh, Joe Johnson and wife Susan attending. They spoke about the importance of remembering December 7, 1941 and gave a tribute to all the armed […]

2011 Officers and Directors of the MIAAOR

The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors recently installed the new 2011 Officers and Directors during the 35th Annual Installation Banquet held at Hideaway Beach. It was a formal affair sponsored by the Law Offices of William G. Morris, The Kramer Law Firm and Hideaway Beach.  Dick Shanahan was master of ceremonies with installing officer, Arlene Carrozza, the 2011 Vice […]

An invitation to heal from grief

By Joan Kelly If you have lost a loved one in the past year this would be a great time to heal and be helped with healing. An invitation is offered to anyone who may have interest to attend the Grief Share program at Marco Lutheran Church. The sessions are offered on Thursdays starting January 6th. Come at 9:30 for […]

Local look at lunar eclipse

These six shots were taken of the full eclipse of the moon, the night of 12/21/10. The moon in the center is in full eclipse and is surrounded by four shots starting from the bottom left where the faint showing of the beginning of the process to the earth shadow causing nearly full coverage by the fourth image. The fifth […]

MIFA Holiday Party

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts held its annual Holiday Party for members and guests at the office/gallery in the Esplanade on December 9th. Despite the cold, blustery weather, many friends turned out to enjoy tasty bites and share a cup of cheer – Board Secretary Allie Ellis’ wonderful champagne punch! Some of the revelers included (left to right): Nancy […]

New Year resolutions from a few 5th graders at TBE

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and assess what changes we want to make in the coming year, formulating our New Year’s resolutions. What about children? What sort of resolutions do they make? A few Fifth Graders at TBE shared their resolutions with Coastal Breeze News. It is interesting to note what concern is on […]