SWFYFL Closes Spring Season

Submitted The Southwest Florida Youth Football League closed out its short but exciting spring season with the Marco Island Eagles playing against the South Naples Pirates at Eagles Lakes Park. The young U-6 Eagles landed on the ground ready for a tough match against the Pirates team. The U-6 Eagles team played hard against the Pirates and were able to […]

Flotilla 95’s Latest Feat

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The United States Coastguard Auxiliary of Marco Island, Flotilla 95, recently celebrated the addition of four new Coxswains to its roster. This is the largest group of current Flotilla 95 Crew members to pass the difficult exam at the same time. New Coxswain Thomas Dines explained the strenuous process. “Training involved the expected, but lengthy and […]

Fourteen Consecutive Four Diamond Ratings

By Coastal Breeze News Staff If you search for the Hilton Marco Island Resort and Spa on the internet, you’ll find hundreds of rave reviews on the property’s luxurious accommodations, pampering services and idyllic location on the heart of our pristine white sandy beach. These glowing reports are from trusted sources. In fact, one source is the AAA Travel Club’s […]

Marco Soccer Club surges forward

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island Soccer Club —The Surge — is making waves. Not only are the teams earning top finishes in 3v3 tournaments all over the state of Florida, but the organization itself is going through a changing of the guard. Longtime organizers Joe Bartos and Al Wagner have passed the proverbial baton to a new […]

MICMS Spring Band Concert a Joy

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Nearly 250 students performed to a full crowd at Marco Island Charter Middle School’s gymnasium on May 21st. The evening was full of surprises. Irish dancers and bumble bees made appearances to coincide with the evening’s song choices. Band Director Martie Miller mixed things up with songs like Queen’s “We Will Rock You” by Sweeney and […]

Third Graders get Water Wise

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com For more than 15 years, the Marco Island YMCA’s Miss Dottie has hosted the Waterwise Program for third grade students. What began with only Tommie Barfield Elementary students extended to Manatee Elementary school a number of years ago. The one-day program receives help from the Marco Island Fire Department and the Marco Island Coastguard Auxiliary Flotilla […]

Friends of Tigertail Award Scholarships

by Barbara Parisi The Friends of Tigertail Beach Organization (FOT) awarded its Second Annual Summer Camp Scholarships. Ten Tommie Barfield Elementary students submitted essays on Southwest Florida’s ecology and natural resources to the FOT’s Scholarship Committee. The Committee selected two fourth grade winners, Alyssa Kirstein and Tyler Shute. The winning essays were shared with the FOT Board of Directors who […]

SMCCW Awards Scholarships

Submitted Recently at the Hideaway Club, San Marco Council of Catholic Women held a luncheon to award two college scholarships. Rosalie Gates and Kyle Riddle both from Marco Island were the happy recipients. Rosalie will be attending Ave Maria University to study Nursing. Kyle will be attending Florida Atlantic University and will study Sports Management. We wish them much success […]

TBE showcases ‘Authors and Artists’

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Tommie Barfield Elementary held its annual celebration of the artistic and writing endeavors of its students last week at “Authors and Artists Night.” In addition to the displays of original student art throughout the school, this year’s event included a booking signing by sea life author and artist Janeen Mason, as well as lessons in […]

Marco Island Writers To Celebrate 2nd Anniversary

Submitted CJ’s on the Bay at the Esplanade will host the Second Annual Anniversary Party for Marco Island Writers on June 12th beginning at 6 PM. Members and guests are encouraged to contact Gwen DeCrow by June 5th to RSVP at decrowsnest@ gmail.com or 239-248-3219. Marco Island Writers has grown from just two members to forty members and over 100 […]