2013 Veterans Day Ceremony

Everyone is welcome to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at the Veterans Memorial Park on November 11th. The ceremony will kick off at 11:00 AM with Lee Henderson, VFW #6370 Commander and Commander of the Civil Air Patrol giving the opening remarks.  A fly-over by the Civil Air Patrol is planned for 11:15 AM and a recognition […]

Marco Movies readies for its close-up

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Marco Movies’ co-owners Nick Campo and Bill McMullan are looking forward to December 13, 2013. That is the day the nation’s first and oldest first-run, dine-in movie theater celebrates 20 years in business. Campo has been preparing for the day for the last year. In 2012, he completely revamped the sound and projection systems in […]

Marco Writers gearing up for season

Submitted Summer is over and the snowbirds are on their slow decent back to Marco. The slow summer has not slowed the activity of the many talented authors in our community. The September Marco Island Writers meeting included a lively discussion with two local authors, George Walmsley and Robert Bair about their roads to publication and their new releases. September […]

What have you done for safety?

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com “We all want our kids to be safe, but we don’t typically do a lot to enable that. Everyone knows safety is very important, but what have you done to enhance your safety lately? Usually people don’t have a strong answer. So where this program becomes important is because it puts those (safety) skills to work.” […]

“Day of Reflection” – November 14

Submitted San Marco Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the parish and community to come for a day of Mass, Prayer and Fellowship. Our speaker is Sister Nancy Murray, OP, of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Sister Nancy will portray Catherine of Siena, a “Woman for Our Times.” This is a one-woman performance inspiring people of all ages. Our […]

Bears are back; FWC warns stash your trash…

Submitted In fall, the world is an all-you-can-eat buffet for Florida black bears. Programmed to pack in extra calories before winter, bears can smell food a mile away and will eat almost anything. Bears may decide an overflowing trash can is easier pickings than searching for acorns and berries. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public […]

MIAAOR Donates to MIHS

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The rich history of Marco Island spans thousands of years, reaching as far back as the Calusa Indians. Then there were the early settlers such as the Barfields and the Colliers. As Marco continued to grow, much of the look of the land changed, providing developers and realtors the chance to create pieces of paradise for […]

Newcomers Start Fitness Group

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Newcomers Club of Marco Island has set a new goal: to create awareness regarding the importance of health and fitness. The Newcomers Fitness group began last year and is open to all other interested groups or participants on Marco Island. While the club consists of only women, the ladies have been working towards getting their […]

Mango’s Turns Two

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Mango’s Dockside Bistro celebrated its second birthday with a hog roast, bounce house and a dunk tank. At $10 a ticket, the price was right for the all-you-can-eat buffet, including a smoked pig, beautiful fruit tray, fresh, puffy and tasty homemade shrimp chips, strawberry shortcake and much, much more. Kids had a blast in the bounce […]

Hunt for Reds in October

By Howard Laskau Marco Sportfishing Club Marco Sportfishing Club’s “Hunt for Reds in October” got off to a great start early Saturday morning, October 12, as 40 anglers headed out to the Gulf and the 10,000 Islands in search of two prize-winning redfish. The “Hunt for Reds in October” is actually two separate fishing tournaments held during MSC’s “Redfish Week.” […]