Second Semester Honor Roll

The following students are on the Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2012/2013 school year. Listed are the honor roll students from schools which are in the Coastal Breeze News circulation area. Congratulations! EVERGLADES CITY SCHOOL—ELEMENTARY STRAIGHT A HONORS Brandy Bowen, Destany Vanleeuwen LELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL—ELEMENTARY ‘A’ HONOR ROLL Maria Almaraz, Halmer Castro-Davila, Rommel Cintron Santos, Jennifer Cruz, […]

Lunches with Randy

My mother has often told me: “Well Natalie, you know that you pick ‘weird’ people for friends.” Personally, I prefer the term “eccentric.” Whether the eccentricities are of an artistic, neurotic, self-deprecating or self-absorbed manner (not naming names), I like it—all of it. After all, variety is the spice of life and my weird/eccentric group of friends only makes my […]

Shred It and Pet It

IBERIABANK is ready and willing to shred! Shred documents, that is, at their upcoming Patriotic Pet Shred Party on Saturday, February 23, from 9 am to 1 pm at their Marco branch. Bring old bank statements, checks, contracts, junk mail, and other documents down to be shredded, for only a $2 donation per box. Proceeds benefit the Marco Island Big […]

In the Land of 5 and 10: Point/Counterpoint

By Danielle Dodder “You know, it’s typically advised (by mom), that when you go to a party, you don’t talk about religion or politics, but not us!” Wade Keller describes Point Counterpoint, the thought-provoking club he organized last season that is moving into a strong second year. “This club will take all topics.” Posting political propaganda and smart-aleck quips to […]

Rookery Bay Hosts Juried Photo Exhibit

Collaboration is a beautiful thing, especially when it gives people a chance to see beautiful things. The United Arts Council of Collier County has teamed up with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for the “Seventh Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit.” The exhibit runs through March 21st, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. “Close to 100 entries from 62 […]

Helping Harper

The granddaughter of Mike and Janet Stapleton, Harper Stapleton, is suffering from a rare disease. At a time in her life when she should be playing and giggling and exploring, the bright 15 month old Harper lies in a hospital bed sedated. Harper has been afflicted with seizures, is enduring a feeding tube and respirator, as doctors try to diagnose […]

Marco Lutheran Steward SHIP Ministry Fair

Marco Lutheran Church Ministry Fair followed the three services on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday the 9th. It was designed to inform members and friends about Steward SHIP, and encourage them to use their time and talents in some area of service at Marco Lutheran. The following weekend members brought in their “talent” enlistment and financial pledge during services. The […]