Donna Fiala By the time you are holding this copy of the Coastal Breeze, we will be congratulating a most happy couple: Mr. & Mrs. Dick Shanahan! This marvelous occasion will take place and be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 21st, and we are just delighted to see the joy on their faces as they start a new life together! With […]

Farmer’s Market starts November 2nd

As their brand new logo says, “A fresh slice of paradise” can be had at the Marco Island Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market will fill Veteran’s Community Park to capacity when it starts back up for season Wednesday, November 2nd. The Market will be open each Wednesday until the end of April 2012. “It’s is a popular event with residents […]

Prevent Cancer

Crystal Manjarres  Q. What are some effective ways to prevent cancer?  A. One of the most preventable ways to avoid cancer is avoid cigarette smoke. Do not smoke, do not inhale the smoke of those who do, and if you currently smoke—stop immediately. Smoking easily tops the list of the most preventable cancers, and for good reason—you are literally signing your […]

Let’s talk TPMS

  Tim Gorman & Keith Pershing  In last month’s article we discussed (link) what to do to wake up your dead car! As we mentioned, it’s important to check your tire pressures and make sure they are in safe condition (tread depth aside.) One indicator for proper tire pressures is your TPMS sensor. Keith says, “Tire Post Mental Syndrome monitor.” Tim […]


Patricia Huff On Sunday morning, October 16, my husband and I bicycled to Chokoloskee and followed a rough sandy road to the Smallwood Store & Museum. Although it was just after ten in the morning, many visitors from outside Florida and from Europe were walking around taking photos and admiring the Museum artifacts indoors.  They were greeted by Alice Morrow […]

Terrific Kids

The 2011-2012 Kiwanis Club of Marco Island Terrific Kid program got off to a great start in October. Families of the children receiving the awards joined the club and Vice Principals of each school attended the Thursday morning meeting to watch the presentation. Manatee Elementary School 3rd grader, Madison Case, 4th grader, Cassandra Alonso and 5th grader, Jessica Reyes were […]

Marco Island featured in Where to Retire magazine

Marco Island, FL, has been selected by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, as a top retirement destination and will be profiled in the feature story “8 Treasured Islands for Serene Living.” The November/December issue will be available nationwide on October 18, 2011. Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott […]

Calusa Garden Club hosts district meeting

  On Friday, October 14, Marco Island’s Calusa Garden Club hosted the Fall District IX Meeting of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The event was held at the Hideaway Beach Club with approximately 120 attendees. A continental breakfast was served. The invocation was by Reverend Kevin Koenig of Marco Lutheran Church and the colors were presented by Lely High […]

PEE WEE’s blast past First Baptist in final game

The youngest Eagles football team won this past Saturday by scoring a victory over First Baptist. While each team member was important, several made this their game of the season. When the Eagles were already up by 12 points at half time, coaches reminded the team that they still had another half to play and they needed to stay focused […]


By Monte Lazarus I’ve now reached the Age of the Physician, where every move is monitored, and your waking hours are spent being poked, prodded and provoked by doctors desperately trying to pay off their medical school loans. According to my records I have seen every “ist” in Collier County and elsewhere, beginning with anesthesiologist and ending with zygapophysic (which […]