Balloons Over Paradise Festival 2012

By Coastal Breeze News Staff It is anticipated that over fifteen thousand festival enthusiasts will converge on the Immokalee Regional Airport April 13- 15th to see the hot air balloons participating in the first ever ‘Balloons Over Paradise Festival’. This event is sponsored by the Seminole Casino Immokalee. The festival will feature 30-40 hot air balloons in addition to a […]

Wild Harp & Winged Heart

By Jane A. Marlowe  On Monday evening, March 12, a talented musician presented a unique and inspiring evening of original music on a beautiful Celtic harp. Martha Gallagher charmed her audience with inspired melodies and lyrics offering glimpses into her childhood and family life. Her grandmother’s advice, very apropos in these financially straitened times, is blended with the wisdom […]

Beachgoers can help biologists monitor spawning horseshoe crabs

By Coastal Breeze News Staff As spring arrives, horseshoe crabs converge along sandy beaches throughout the state to mate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking the public for help pinpointing the sites where these horseshoe crabs spawn. Beachgoers are likely to have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, […]

Broadway on Marco Island

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Anthony and Will Nunziata were a smash hit in February, so Alfred and Manuela Schinagl brought them back to the House of Mozart on March 11-15 for an encore performance. If anything the brothers were in even better voice than previously. It was a handclapping evening from an appreciative crowd. The House of Mozart served […]


By Coastal Breeze News Staff  The Electronics Age took another step forward on Marco Island with a ribbon cutting on March 6th at the new Verizon office on North Collier Boulevard. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce furnished the ribbon and giant scissors for the ceremonial event. Bruce Catovianco, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of the establishment presided on […]

Newcomers Club

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Hat Day was the theme of a recent luncheon meeting held by the Newcomers Club of Marco Island. Members donned their finest, prettiest and/or silliest hats. Guest speaker was Nancy Richie, City of Marco Island Environmental Specialist. She gave a very informative presentation regarding the environmental services provided by the City of Marco Island. She […]

Guinness World Record Kayak attempt around Marco

By Natalie Strom  Many Coastal Breeze readers will remember the recent story of Steven and Kieu Banks, Marco Island business owners set on making a difference. The owners of Dreamlander Tours are putting together a fundraising effort, Kayak Marco 24, that will not only hopefully raise $20,000 towards three charities but will, in the process, also set a new […]