Marco Island has a new face in the online world

During the week of December 20th, 2010, the City proudly unveiled a new on-line face of Marco Island. This represents a major renovation to our Internet presence with an emphasis on customer service and friendliness for our residents. Visitors should find the new site intuitive, refreshing and easy to navigate. Use the new “How Do I…” menu to quickly locate […]

Notice from the City of Marco Island

The City of Marco Island has been receiving calls from concerned citizens and businesses who have been receiving notices from collections companies regarding unpaid fines stemming from Marco Island code enforcement cases or municipal ordinance violations. The notices are being sent on behalf of the Collier County Clerk of Court’s Office due to a state statute change in 2010. The […]

Men of Distinction

The Education Foundation of Collier County has just announced the 2011 Men of Distinction. After a month of open call for nominations, ten (10) men were selected for their extensive philanthropic service for the betterment of the Collier County community. The 2011 Men of Distinction are: Jeffrey Ahren, Rick Borman, Raymond E. Carroll, Don J. Gunther, Alan M. Horton, Edward […]

Record cold temperatures hit SW Florida

The recent record cold temperatures had residents and business owners scrambling to protect delicate plants, like Karen Anglin and Chris Burt of Island Garden Center.

Get on the bus!

By Lisa Church On December 7th, The Education Foundation of Collier County hosted a Get On The Bus Roundtable and Reception hosted by the Naples Grande and supported by the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation and Pearson Digital. This event brought together teachers, administrators and parents from all across Collier County, along with high school students, and other […]

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 […]

Mimeo-Sandio: Technology in the classroom

The Public Relations and Media Communications Specialist, Ryan Schwartz, along with David Delene, Videographer, from Collier County School District, came to Tommie Barfield Elementary recently to film the newest technology in classrooms today, the mimeo, while in use. The film will be edited and used in a program which will air on The Education Channel. Filming took place in Michelle […]

Who is teaching our children?

by Val Simon The second grade teaching team at TBE Second graders at Tommie Barfield Elementary are kept very busy by their teachers. In addition to learning ‘new math,’ which many students enjoy, the students carry out their typical lesson plans. But what is typical? For this busy group, the teachers spent part of the last quarter teaching the children […]

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 […]

Three Wheelin’ TBE Plant Manager

The Plant Manager at Tommie Barfield Elementary, Gerardo Guzman, has handled the maintenance, repairs and any function related to keeping the school safe and neat for three years. Prior to that, he had 40 years business experience in the construction and real estate industry. His experience allows him to know a good idea when he sees one! So when Principal, […]


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