Marco spends a night in Jersey

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Cafe de Marco celebrated the Garden State in style on the evening of “National Dine Out Day” to benefit ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey. Owner Sandy Franchino organized the event after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared January 19 National Dine Out Day; the idea being that restaurant owners would donate all proceeds […]

The Isle that is Capri

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber vickieonmarco@comcast.net I wish I could write with enthusiasm about Capri, I really do. It does have the most beautiful turquoise water, wonderful views, and some nice shops, and the approach to this mountainous island jutting up out of the water is impressive, but I just can’t bring myself to rave about it. Part of it […]

SUP? Tigertail and Tony

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Are you tired of hearing, “mom I’m bored?” Combine Tigertail Beach and Tony Smith and you have a recipe for fun that is unbeatable! Longtime owner and operator of Tigertail Beach Rentals and Café, Tony has put together a summer schedule to keep everyone physically active and having fun, all in a setting of natural […]

Chamber of Commerce Update

Courtesy of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Welcome to SUMMER! As the temperature rises and the roads seem less congested, the Chamber of Commerce continues to see steady traffic at our Visitor’s Center Many first time vacationers are discovering our piece of paradise. For the first time in history, our monthly numbers broke the 20,000 mark earlier this year! These […]

Marco’s New Community Events Coordinator

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Samantha Malloy is no stranger to life in a small coastal town. The native of Cape Cod, MA, grew up in Provincetown, a tiny village at the tip of the Massachusetts peninsula. It is a major vacation destination known for its beaches, artists, fishing and whale watching, and its population explodes from some 3,000 year-round […]

Knock, Knock! Who’s There? It’s the Pileated Woodpecker!

PROTECTING & PRESERVING Nancy Richie NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com The magnificent Pileated Woodpecker…Can anyone say Woody Woodpecker? Okay, the Pileated Woodpecker (Dyrocopus pileatus) does not wear a cute blue suit like Woody Woodpecker (Animated cartoon character), but they do share that snazzy red mohawk atop their heads and a big, noisy personality! Pileated Woodpeckers are the third largest woodpecker species in North America […]

Safe Routes to School Construction Notice

From the City of Marco Island Between June 20th and August 24, 2013, the City of Marco Island will be building a Sidewalk Widening Improvement project on Jamaica Road and Yellowbird Street. The existing four-foot sidewalks on the east side of Jamaica Road and the south side of Yellowbird Street will be removed and replaced with a new eight-foot wide […]