Marco Island Writers Meet

Submitted by MIW Secretary, Elinor Stanton Eighteen people including five guests attended Marco Island Writers July meeting held at the ERA Flagship office. Introductions were made followed by accounts of the attendees’ experiences as writers. Many of the guests and first-time attendees reported impressive successes as published writers; more than a few have numerous publications. Use of the Lending Library […]

No Disabled Veteran Left Behind

Submitted Lt. Col. Gary Bryant, U.S. Army-Ret., President and CEO of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC), was the featured speaker at the Marco Island Rotary Club on August 1st at the Marco Island Yacht Club. DVIC was established in 2011 by Jim Pender and Gary Trippe. DVIC is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization. Bryant said that DVIC is committed to fully […]

New Life’s new children’s minister

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com There was new life at New Life Community Church last Sunday, when Pastor Nichole “Nicci” Moroney took the reins of the church’s children’s ministry. Head Pastor Thomas McCulley is elated: “I am a failure at reaching the whole family, and I supplement my reach with specialists who are gifted and spiritually called to particular groups […]

French Tea

By Vickie Kelber Marco Island Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn recently traveled to Frayssinet, France with an international group of painters led by Dreama Tolle Perry for a 10-day plein-aire excursion in the French Countryside. Wearing purple berets and armed with their best “Oui, Oui!” the seventeen artists were housed at Le Vieux Couvant, a place of retreat for artists and […]

Jellyfish 101

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com In the last few months, a new and unpleasant trend has developed along Marco beaches. Innocent vacationers and locals slip into the warm, bath-like water of the Gulf and suddenly it hits them. A sharp, stinging sensation arises and it’s clear; they’ve been stung by a jellyfish. The question that begs to be asked is why […]

Chamber Update

Submitted Once again the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor Leadership Marco 2013. We are beginning our 12th Leadership Marco class. Many of our graduates are very active members of our community in business, government and charitable occupations. The Mission Statement for Leadership Marco develops a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in […]

Local Author Joins MIHS Movie Series

Submitted Something new has been added to the Marco Island Historical Society Summer Movie Matinee Series. Robert Messier, author of “100 Years of Thrillers and Chillers 1912-2012,” will be offering a short preview/critique of every movie we have on tap for this summer. Prior to each show, Messier will be giving interesting insights that will enhance the wonders of movie […]

Two invited to Top Gun Camp

By Eddie Webb Last week two local football players had the chance to compete for a spot on the “Eastbay Youth All American Bowl” football team at the Football University Top Gun camp that was held in Dublin, OH. The camp is by invitation only to the top seven hundred fifty 6th, 7th and 8th graders in the nation according […]

Oil Drilling or Life: The Importance of Preserving Golden Gate Estates

By Roseann Lahey The Dan A. Hughes Company is waiting for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s decision as to whether or not they can have a permit to drill for oil and gas in the Golden Gate Estates area of Naples, Florida. The demand for these resources is always high, and our reliance on foreign countries is increasing. This […]

From Complacency to Passion: Fixing our Future

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” – Viktor Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning”   […]