Marco Island Center for the Arts

By Natalie Strom Artwork abounds at the Marco Island Farmers Market. Every Wednesday, from 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM, a mix of Florida’s finest artists set up booths amidst florists, food vendors, and vegetable stands at Veterans Park. A part of the cultural hub of Marco’s community, the Marco Island Center for the Arts sets up shop, showcasing multiple […]

Jupiter Near the Zenith

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher Tonight, Jupiter is very near the zenith (straight up); this is the best time to observe Jupiter with your binoculars. To be comfortable lie down in a pool chair, you can brace your elbows on the chair arms or chest to steady the binoculars. Through the binoculars you will be able to see […]

Dog & Style?

DOG & STYLE Tony Wakefield-Jones     Dear Tony, Why does my human insist on dressing me up all the time? She even had a professional photo shoot for me. It’s ridiculous! Help! B.B. Wrinkles, Goodland, FL   Dear B.B.: Sad. So sad and tragic. Essentially, your human NEEDS A LIFE! It’s one thing for every groomer on the planet […]

Room with a View… the Amalfi Coast

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber On the Amalfi Coast, Atrani, the second smallest commune in Italy, is just a blink of an eye bus ride from the much touristed town that gives the area its name; in many ways it is a world away and it is where we choose to rent an apartment for a couple of weeks. It […]

Questions and Answers

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan I hope to debunk wives tales and inform the misinformed in the next couple of issues about “all that glitters.” Also, always feel free to email any questions you may have about jewelry, diamonds or precious gems to Falsehood #1… You can take a bunch of little diamonds and melt them together to make […]

Love of Story Telling… Cooking Stories, That Is

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman I love telling stories about cooking food. It comes natural to me, as food is essential to our humanity and our well-being and it affects all aspects of our lives. Some people may question the seriousness of writing about food. Most of us can go weeks without reading a book, watching a movie, or playing […]

A Call To Artists!!

ARTFUL LIFE Tara O’Neill [In the spirit of full disclosure I tell you now that the following subject touches me personally as I am not only president of the GAA board of directors, but am also on its festival committee.] The Goodland Arts Alliance is spreading its wings. A fledgling – but a mighty fledging – this newly formed […]

Mangrove Snapper Fishing

LADY ANGLERS Captain Mary A. Fink The first three articles of the “Lady Anglers Corner” in Coastal Breeze addressed the many benefits sport fishing provides, tackle selection and what conditions and structure to look for when seeking fish. Now it’s time to start fishing using the skills mentioned in previous articles to your benefit! This author suggests testing your skills […]

Just Follow the Recipe

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS Darcie Guerin Welcome to “Investment Insights,” a new column designed to coordinate the pieces of your financial life and provide observations about financial markets. I hope that you will pick up a few actionable ideas intended to increase your financial well-being and provide peace of mind. As I entered college in 1978, my grandmother was certain that majoring […]

Lobster Guac Cocktail

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Looking for something different to do with your Florida Spiny Lobster tails this season? Yeah, it’s hard to beat grilled tails drenched in seasoned butter, but you are going to need an appetizer to wash down those cool bevies while the tails are cooking right? Let me show you a quick and easy way […]