Everglades City Celebrates Stone Crab Season

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Stone crab season has finally begun! Restaurants and fish markets will be serving up the tasty delicatessen that is the stone crab claw beginning October 15. Many of those claws may very well come from Everglades City where a slew of commercial stone crabbers work and live. What has now become a tradition, the Annual Blessing […]

What to do with the road to Goodland?

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Residents of Goodland may have gained some ground in their decade-long debate with the City of Marco Island about the drainage problems on Goodland Road (SR-92A) — drainage problems that lead to flooding along and over the “at-grade” roadway on a regular basis. Although no money was appropriated or plans approved, it was clear at […]

Polanco Accepts Interim City Manager Role

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com It’s official. Marco Island Finance Director Guillermo “Gil” Polanco will be pulling double-duty for the next four months, also acting as the city’s interim City Manager. He officially accepted the temporary post Monday, September 30, which was former City Manager Jim Riviere’s last day on the job. City council unanimously voted to appoint Polanco interim […]

Wanted: ALS Ambulances

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The fire departments on Marco Island and Isles of Capri are in emergency mode. Both have concerns about the advanced-life support ambulance services stationed in their fire-rescue districts by Collier County Emergency Management Services. Marco Island wants a second ALS ambulance, and Isles of Capri wants to keep the one it has. Questions about the […]

The Bald Eagles are back!

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Paleo and Calusa, the Bald Eagle couple who have called the Marco Eagle Sanctuary home for many years, have been seen back at their nesting site. This is exciting news for members of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation (MESF). “Actually, thse Eagles don’t leave the property. For the entire year they’re here, they just leave the […]