Introducing… Gema Pearl

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Annual Marco Island Seafood Festival always features great seafood and great music. In its fourth year, the event continues to grow, featuring some of the best local entertainers in the area. While attending the two-day event, to be held Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, make sure to stop and listen to local music […]

10,000 ISLAND BOY:101

MUSIC NOTES BY GATOR NATE Nate Augustus rubeejaw@aol.com Listening to a favorite song or album can be like chatting with an old friend. It can bring back memories of when and where you were the time you first heard it. Somehow it helps you recall smells, sights and even feelings. Music can be a “pick-me-up”, like an anthem before a […]

Tommie Barfield Elementary School

Tommie Barfield Elementary students Briana and Kaliyah are shown here with their Reading is Fundamental books. Three times a year the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island distributed books to the children at Tommie Barfield Elementary and Manatee Elementary School. The Reading is Fun program had been federally funded. Kiwanis applied for grants and provided the required matching funds for many […]

2nd Annual Golf Classic To Benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank

Golfers in Southwest Florida are invited to participate in the second annual Harry Chapin Food Bank golf classic being held at Grandezza Golf and Country Club, Estero, on Wednesday, May 9.  The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Golfers, sponsors at all […]

Curves 14th Annual Food Drive Begins March 1

Event to benefit local food bank offers $0 joining fee to new members and provides existing members a way to give back to their community. Marco Island, FL (Grassroots Newswire) 02/29/2012 – Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicking off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on […]

Marco Island Half Marathon

The second annual Marco Island Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, March 18. The annual race was inaugurated in 2009 and last year it was expanded from a 10 mile race to a half marathon. The official website: marcoislandhalfmarathon. com contains further information on this year’s race, photographs from prior races, and a full schedule of the awards, including cash […]

Visit Everglades City in March 10

Historic Everglades City is buzzing on Saturday, March 10, with something for everyone. ART-IN-THE-GLADES opens at 10:00 a.m. in McLeod Park on the Circle where the playground is a diversion for the kiddies while adults browse among arts & crafts stalls. Live music will entertain all ages. For information, phone (239) 695-2905. Then at 1:00 p.m. the EVERGLADES HOMES TOUR […]

Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Squadron Scores Big At Florida Wing Conference

Pictured at top right are some of the local area attendees at the formal CAP Banquet. Front left to right: Lt Col Ray Rosenberg (USAF retired)-Former Marco Island Squadron Commander, now Group 5 Commander, Marco Squadron Lt Col Frank Damico (US Army Retired) Rear l to r: Lt Col Jim Kaletta (Commander Punta Gorda Squadron), Capt Steve Smith (Marco Deputy […]

Capt. Don McDonald

Capt. Don McDonald,well known Wildlife & local professional photographer will be exhibiting his photography at the Naples Artcrafter’s Art Show this Saturday ,March 10th at Cambier Park in downtown Naples the show runs from 10 am to 4 pm and is a one day show. the next show for the Naples Artcrafter’s and the last one for the Winter season […]

The Marco Island Historical Society

The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) provides programs for its members and the community throughout the year. These programs serve many purposes-they educate, they are a source of income to support the MIHS mission and they are entertaining. The upcoming MIHS program entitled, “Wedding Fashions Through the Ages” will be held at the Marco Island Historical Museum Rose History Auditorium […]