Saving face, away from the knife

By Lisa Smith Wood Even in Florida, where cosmetic surgery procedures are as common as sunshine, people usually fall into one of two camps: those who would partake in cosmetic surgery procedures, and those who shy away from the idea of surgery, preferring to let nature take its unassisted course. Now, more than ever before, there are in-office alternatives that […]

OBITUARY: Grant C. Appel

Grant, age 84, passed away Tuesday, March 15th 2011. He was a graduate of Indiana’s Butler University, served as an officer in the Army from 1946-1948. He was retired from the General Motors Corporation. Most recently Grant worked as a realtor with Tropical Investment Group at their Santa Croce Model on Barfield. Grant is survived by his wife Judy, two […]

Are you a “Marco Old Timer”?

By Craig Woodward We want to thank everyone who has submitted their answers to the “Are you a Marco old-timer quiz” by the March 25th deadline. The Coastal Breeze staff is currently reviewing them and will be announcing the winners in our next issue – so be sure to look for that issue. Meanwhile, I know from all of your comments, […]

Juvenile Diabetes “Oh What A Night!” Part III

By Gina Sisbarro Marco Island resident Jere Fluno’s night to remember as honoree of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Center churns out over one half a million to raise money for the cure! The Hope Gala was held on February 19th at the Ritz Carlton in Naples. This red carpet affair sponsored by the Florida Suncoast Chapter with over 70 volunteers […]

Christopher Realty sales up on Capri

By Carl and Joan Kelly Christopher Realty is one of the oldest businesses on Isles of Capri, founded in 1979. Jeri Neuhaus started as an agent in 2003 and bought the business two years later. “Last year was our second highest volume year since I have owned the company. This season we have done more showings than any season since […]

Shooting starts!

By Tim Eiszner As you head out 41 East from Highway 92, San Marco Road, a morning or afternoon’s fun can be found at the LouLand Gun Club sometimes referred to as The Port of the Isles Gun Club. But make no mistake, the LouLand Gun Club is owned and operated by Lou Zalesnak. Now I’m not an advocate of […]

Barbara Rinella Performed

By Lisa Smith Wood The social committee of the Island Country Club recently invited Barbara Rinella to perform at their monthly luncheon. Rinella, a self-defined “academic entertainer”, captivated guests with her performance of Lisa See’s novel, Shanghai Girls. Beginning in Shanghai, 1937, the core characters of See’s novel are two devoted, inseparable sisters who both love and test each other […]

International Women’s Day luncheon

By Marilyn Honahan On March 8 the Marco Island Branch of AAUW (American Association Of University Women) celebrated the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. This is a global event and celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future. Annually on March 8, throughout the world, thousands of events are held to inspire women and […]

Men in Blue

By Val Simon Meet Officer Neil Giansanti Policing on Marco Island means sand in your boots instead of snow, says Marco PD patrol officer Neil Giansanti.  Giansanti is a former Connecticut State Trooper and fraud investigator for the Florida Department of Financial Services who has been with the Marco PD for a year and a half. In his relatively brief […]

What drives Jon Busch?

Many in and around Southwest Florida have at least heard of Jon Busch. Many know he is a Realtor with Prudential Florida Realty for over 12 years. Some know Jon was involved in the highest priced single family home sale on Marco Island. And, a few may be familiar with his generosity towards pets and his passion for the Humane […]