“Do You Remember Your Spirit?”

Review by Jane A. Marlowe A new book by local author, Dom Fiorda and Kendra Brady relates a story about someone who remembers his ‘Spirit Time.’ Ernest Spirit’s name was rather prophetic. When he was a boy, he didn’t realize that fact. He was named for his grandfather, Ernesto, who immigrated to America at the beginning of the 20th century. […]

Hearts, Flowers and Chocolate

By Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a holiday celebrated on February 14th. It is a day of tradition steeped in chocolates, flowers and cards. In the tradition of courtly love in the Middle Ages, the name was associated with romantic love among numerous early Christian martyrs of the name Valentine. Some love stories are […]

The Hyssongs

Submitted The Hyssongs travel full-time throughout the United States and Canada using the powerful medium of music. They will be performing at Wesley United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 17th 10 AM. Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong encourage and delight audiences wherever they appear with their family vocal harmony, lively energetic style, humor, and brass instruments. This award winning trio […]

Open Doubles Tournament Returns

By Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com The 3rd Annual Hideaway Beach Open will be played March 2nd and 3rd at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island. There are divisions for men’s and women’s 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 doubles. There is a limit of 16 teams in each division. Players must play at their USTA level or higher. Register early! Registration deadline […]

Hope Love Cure Fashion Show

Submitted Beat cancer with fashion and smiles this March at Bistro Soleil restaurant by attending the fifth annual Hope Love Cure Fashion Show benefiting the American Cancer Society. Marco Island Clothing Company and Bistro Soleil restaurant are co hosting the Hope Love Cure Fashion Show on Tuesday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bistro Soleil at 100 […]

Get Healthy at Mackle Park

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island community works diligently to provide its citizens with nothing but the best. We have the bravest and the finest of fire rescue and police service, we have the best restaurants, the best landscaping, the best water filtration system and of course, the best beaches. But the City of Marco Island is also interested […]

Florida’s Ornamental Grasses

By Mike Malloy mikemalloy@naplesbutterfly.com In Florida, Ornamental Grass is a category of grass that is very eye catching that does not have to be mowed. It is not turf grass. With its large number of species it’s easy to find ground covers, shrub plants and also tall plants to fit almost any landscape need. Grasses usually can make any landscape […]

Flares Over Marco

By Natalie Strom It’s not easy putting an event together when part of the process involves alerting Homeland Security. Carl Thieme of the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron quickly learned this lesson when he decided to bring a flare training and safety course to Marco Island. The venture, which began in May, was realized on January 22nd at the […]

Bunny Love

By Tony Wakefield-Jones Dear Tony: I’m the only bunny in my house. I really want to meet another bunny who will shred paper with me and scratch my ears, but the singles scene seems really weird. I snuck on my human’s computer once. She had all these messages from other human males: “I don’t do monogamy” and “that’s how I roll.” […]

Party in the Park

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Fun, food and excitement will be coming to Marco Island this weekend as the Sunrise Rotary Club presents the 2nd Annual “Party in the Park” at Veterans Community Park, beginning at 10:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday, February 9th and 10th. Craft vendors, non-profit information booths, great food and fun events for both young […]