Bond Refinancing for Water Utility

By Noelle H. Lowery – noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Marco Island Utilities officials may be singing “We’re in the Money” this fall. If the city’s efforts to refinance its 2003 utility system revenue bonds are successful, the island’s water utility will free up $6.7 million in cash this September. The funds currently are held in an escrow account as insurance on the 2003 bonds. […]

Cancer Prevention Study Starting

By Lisa Honig What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you […]

Amateur Wildlife Photo Contest Celebrates SW Florida & Earth Day

By Nancy Richie To celebrate the upcoming 43rd Earth Day (April 22, 2013), the 6th Annual City of Marco Island Amateur Native Wildlife Photo contest is open for entries. The Coastal Breeze News is again sponsoring this contest and will publish winning photos in its May 3rd, 2013 edition. There will be one winning photo in each of the four […]

Raising the Flag at Fiddler’s Creek

By Natalie Strom – natalie@coastalbreezenews.com It was an occasion for celebration as residents of the Fiddler’s Creek community, located off of US-41, gathered at the main entrance to witness its first Flag Raising Ceremony, held on March 22nd. The ceremony was as grand as the size of the flag. The Lely Trojans Marching Band was on hand, offering up patriotic tunes […]

Tradewinds Tracks Marco’s Past

By Natalie Strom – natalie@coastalbreezenews.com How old is Marco Island exactly? Currently celebrating its 15th Anniversary as an incorporated City, we all know our island home is much, much older. Thousands of years old, if not more. Thanks to Calusa Indian remnants we know this much. Settlers came in the late 1800‘s; fish camps, schools, general stores and even a hotel or […]