Meals of Hope: Caring for Collier Kids

By Noelle H. Lowery Neil “Captain Hope” Snyder is counting down the days. The local attorney and chairman of the annual Marco Island Meals of Hope packaging event is gearing up for this year’s gathering, which will be held Saturday, November 16, at the Marco Island Charter Middle School gym from 9 to 11 AM. Last year, close to […]

Spooktacular Is Back!

By Hanalie Trieber Be afraid! Be very afraid! Especially if you are around Mackle Park on Saturday October 26th. The Coastal Breeze has been advised to warn the community that creepy and fun stuff will be happening between 4 and 6 PM! If you come in costume, (parents and kids) maybe the Vampire emcee will help you avoid the ghosts […]

Code enforcement volleys back to police department

By Noelle H. Lowery Prior to leaving his post as city manager on September 30, Jim Riviere made one last change to the operations of the City of Marco Island. As of October 1, Code Enforcement is part of the Police Department. The announcement was made at the October 7 City Council Meeting. “Prior to his leaving, he had […]

Striding Success

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Strideaway through Hideaway, the Kiwanis Club’s first ever Family 5K Run/Walk came a long way from inception to realization. Organizer George Sarantos was pleased with the 146 entrant turn out to this first of its kind event. The weather couldn’t have cooperated better; it was a gorgeous day and an extremely nice course. Kiwanis volunteers […]

Mystery at Hideaway Beach

COASTAL HISTORY Craig Woodward In September of 2010 the Marco Island Police Department received a concerned phone call saying that someone had discovered a number of large bones near the shore during a very low tide at Hideaway Beach. Sergeant Hector Diaz, who responded to the call, could see that the bones were projecting from what appeared to be an […]

Bob Brown, from Michigan to Marco

By Noelle H. Lowery Bob Brown is a quiet man with a warm handshake. His strength, intellect and integrity are palatable when he reminisces about his career as executive vice president of marketing operations of US Flow Corp. His honesty, humanity and spirit are visible in his sideway smile when he talks about growing up in Michigan, courting his […]

Long-term planning on horizon for public works?

By Noelle H. Lowery Larry Honig had one question for Tim Pinter during the October 7 City Council meeting. The Marco Island city councilor wanted to know if and when the city’s public works director and his staff are going to provide a comprehensive, long-term plan for the island’s 127 miles of roadway. The question came after a long […]

Thirty Years of Service

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Fire Chief Chris Byrne was presented with a 30 year service award recently at a small gathering at the Fire Station. Chief Schultz had the honor of hosting the presentation. He spoke about Chief Byrne protecting those he serves and those he works with. “He is a master of leadership; both tough and fair, and […]

Galahad Winner Chosen

By Natalie Strom Time sure flies when you’re busy saving lives. It has already been a year since the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and Coastal Breeze News announced the First Annual Galahad Award recipient, and now it’s time to name another. Many loyal readers sent in their nominations to Coastal Breeze for this year’s deserving winner. Working together, […]

Healthy Snacking

By Pam Filbin Now that school is well under way, many parents have reached the point of needing new ideas for what to offer their child in the way of healthy snacks. When your child comes home every day, it is better to have a healthier snack waiting for them to keep them from going for the potato chips or […]