Christmas on Marco – Island Style

The first sign of Christmas on Marco is when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived via fire truck with two elves to the Shops of Marco. Children couldn’t wait to greet them and to tell Santa about their Wish Lists and to say just how good they’ve behaved throughout the year. The annual Boat Parade drew thousands of onlookers to the […]

Nominate a family in need

Imagine, a family facing financial struggles on a daily basis. Holidays magnify these difficulties. They may endure financial hardship or debilitating health issues. Now imagine this needy family, heading through the gates of Walt Disney World to enjoy the holiday magic because they have received an all-expenses paid vacation from the Law offices of William G. Morris. This holiday, one […]

‘Santa Paws’ Leads Canine Christmas Parade

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The dog biscuits flowed like wine at the 2013 Christmas Island Style Canine Christmas Parade. Some 75 pampered pooches pranced about dressed to the nines at CJ’s on the Bay in The Esplanade, all vying for the top spot in the parade. The winner: Bali, a Golden Retriever/Labrador mix owned by Brenda Kennedy. Dressed as […]

Continuation of Mamie Street Public Hearing

By Patricia Huff In a previous article, I stated that on Thursday, October 10, Commissioner Tim Nance along with County Attorney Jeff Klatzkow and the attorney for the Smallwood Store met with Chokoloskee neighbors and the public to discuss Collier County “vacating” a portion of Mamie Street, thereby making it a private road for Florida-Georgia Grove LLP. This issue to […]

There’s Something in the Water

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Marco Island’s waters and beaches have seen a recent invasion by a number of algae species. Some bad, the others just fine. Sightings and monitored reports by FWC have found red drift alga, graceful red weed, Alexandrium monilatum and red tide to be present along Marco’s coastline as well as within Marco’s canals. Nancy Richie, Marco […]