Marriott proposes $150 million renovation project

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com All in all, Rick Medwedeff was pleased with his recent presentation to the Marco Island Planning Board. The presentation was informative only, there was no vote sought, or made. The project is completely different from the proposal several years ago to build a convention center on the east side of Collier Boulevard. “You go into […]

New name for Tigertail Beach?

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The tide — and name — may be changing for Tigertail Beach and Sand Dollar Island.   At last week’s Marco Island Planning Board meeting, Collier County’s Director of Parks and Recreation, Barry Williams presented an outline of current and proposed improvement projects slated for county-owned Tigertail Beach Park. A part of the state-owned Big […]

A Lesson on Scams

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Scam artists are nothing new. Man has developed different ways to swindle money and belongings from others for as long as he’s walked the earth. In our fast paced, ever-changing world of new and improved electronics, scammers are popping up all over the internet, often without a person’s knowledge. “In Collier County, there are seven categories […]

What will it take to be Marco Island’s new city manager?

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The deadline has come and gone, and the resumes are in to fill the position of Marco Island city manager. As of D-day, Friday, Aug. 2, more than 100 interested parties had responded to ads posted by the city’s executive recruiting firm, Colin Baenziger & Associates, for the soon-to-be-vacant position of city manager. Current City […]

Fire Station 50 rehab

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The pressure is on for the Fire Rescue Department As the city’s Budget Sub-committee works through the fiscal year 2014 budget, MIFR Chief Michael Murphy and Deputy Chief Chris Byrne are working to convince city staff, officials and residents that Station 50 needs a major overhaul. The proposed project remains in the design stage, and […]