They’re coming!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The hugely popular Kiwanis Club Car Show will be pulling in on Sunday, February 17th to the Marco Island Healthcare Center at 40 Heathwood Drive. Last year’s car show topped out at 180 vehicles! This year organizer John DeRosa is expecting 200 vehicles, “There is no charge to display your vehicle and we have trophies […]

Flotilla 95 Performs Search & Rescue

By Natalie Strom The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary serves many important functions. Flotilla 95, the Marco Island Auxiliary branch, is no exception. In fact, it’s more than that. It is exceptional. After a boater was called in missing on Sunday, January 6th, Flotilla 95 was alerted by the U.S. Coast Guard and asked to aid in the search and […]

Understanding Alzheimer’s

By Paula Camposano-Robinson, RN Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease, which is one of the most common forms, is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050. It also may be among the most costly diseases for society to treat. Anyone who is diagnosed with dementia suffers, but as painful as this is, the patient’s loved one(s), i.e. spouse, mate, […]

Talking Sunshine: The Law of Public Communication

By Danielle Dodder Four elected officials enter a café for lunch. What happens next can turn out to be a punch line or a prosecutable offense, depending on how they communicate with each other if they hold office in Florida, thanks to its Sunshine Laws. City Attorney Burt Saunders gave a presentation for committee volunteers and city council at the […]

Beauties in Bloom

If a neighbor’s garden moves you to pause and admire its beauty whenever you pass it, consider nominating it for the annual Marco in Bloom award. Each year, the city’s Beautification Advisory Committee searches out lovely examples among private residences, businesses, organizations and even entire neighborhoods who make the island a more beautiful place through their use of green space. […]

Goodland is a happening place!

By Donna Fiala On January 29th there was dedication ceremony to rename the Goodland Bridge to the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge. I don’t remember a more moving dedication in the years I have been doing this, nor one that had more people in attendance. There must have been at least 100 people under that tent while Stan’s favorite rendition of […]

The Cheapest Man in the World

By Monte Lazarus Many years ago I had the privilege of sharing an office with the Cheapest Man in the World. I confess that I did not know all the men in the world, but it matters not; it was impossible for anyone, of either gender, to be cheaper than him. Let’s call him “J” to protect his identity, and […]

Nero Continues To Fiddle While Rome Burns: Part III

Suggested Economic Reforms By Roy Eaton I can not, in good conscience, suggest modifications to Social Security without first addressing the reform recommendations announced by one of the most prestigious group of influential business men in America, The Business Roundtable. The roundtable, which consists of CEOs of the largest corporations in the United States, and represents roughly 33% of the […]

“Shell Chic” Artist Visits Marco

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts welcomes nationally known artist, photographer, teacher and author Marlene Marshall to their 2013 season educational lineup. Marshall will be teaching two workshops: Making Bits and Pieces Mosaics on February 16th and 17th from 10:30-3:30 pm and Shell Chic on February 18th, again from 10:30-3:30 pm. Shard art, pique assiette (French for “one […]

Hideaway Beach Holds Casino Night Fundraiser

By Danielle Dodder Members of Hideaway Beach have a long history of backing the efforts of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, but this year, they raised the stakes, literally, with a Vegas-style fundraiser on January 27th. “In the past, we’ve done traditional golf outings with a silent/live auction and a dinner, but we wanted to do something […]