“A Christmas Story” comes to Marco

By Linda Ickes Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit more than the production, A Christmas Story. You’re invited to celebrate the holiday with 30 school-aged children performing with The Marco Players Children’s Theater. A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy, set in the 1940s, about a boy who has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that […]

Hunger never takes a Holiday, neither does Bedtime Bundles

Submitted Last spring Bedtime Bundles was asked by Linda Garcia, office manager at 6L Farm in East Naples to consider providing their 280 workers with Thanksgivings food items. “Never in the past has any organization thought of our workers at this time of the year,” said Linda Garcia. Bedtime Bundles took that special request to heart. The Bedtime Bundles Brigade […]

Chabad celebrates Chanukah in a unique way – again

By Carol Glassman “Rabbi Zaklos never fails to amaze,” said Councilman Bill Barnett of Naples, as he welcomed the hundreds of people from Naples, Marco Island and the surrounding communities who had gathered at Chabad of Naples on the seventh night of Chanukah (Tuesday, December 3). Barnett met Rabbi Zaklos and his family when they arrived in Naples 10 years […]

Local couple release Christmas single on iTunes

Submitted Cleo Lazaridis and Brad Ferringo are very busy these days. First are their children — Nicola, 9, and Xander, 5 — and school, activities and play dates. Second, like most right now, the Canadian natives and Marco Island residents are preparing for the holidays — shopping, wrapping and decorating. Third is their music. After a year of contemplation and […]

One HUUUGE Experience: Part One

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Love him or hate him, you have to admit, his success in Cape Coral has been “HUUUUGE, Florida, HUUUUGE!” You know the man: Billy Fucillo of the Cape Coral Kia dealership. With his trusty sidekick, Caroline, Billy has turned his low-budget television and radio ads into a sensation in Southwest Florida. His dealership, boasting three lots […]

Morgan Stanley Triple Crown Tourney

By Victor Ordija Al Jennings won first place in the Morgan Stanley Triple Crown fishing tournament and a cash prize of $285 by catching a Tarpon, Snook and Redfish over a three month period beginning on the 1st of August and ending on October 31st. The tournament, which is run by the Marco Sportsfishing Club (MSC), requires all three species […]

Fundraiser for TBE Dolphin Study

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Since 2006, the crew of the Dolphin Explorer, a sightseeing vessel on Marco Island, has been studying the local dolphin population around the island and further south into the Ten Thousand Islands. The study, which monitors every dolphin seen while on the water, aims to provide a better look into the life of the porpoises that […]

City’s Annual Amateur Photo Contest Begins

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Sponsored by the City of Marco Island and Coastal Breeze News, the Annual City of Marco Island Wildlife Amateur Photo Contest is about to begin. Last year’s photographs were incredible, and this year’s judges are excited for a brand new batch. Winners will be published in the Coastal Breeze after being selected and announced at the […]

Marco Island’s Woman’s Club Cleans Beach

By Nancy Richie Despite an overcast, breezy November day, the Marco Island Woman’s Club turned out in large numbers to clean the Marco Island beach on Saturday, November 16. City of Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee chairperson and President of the Marco Island Woman’s Club, Debbie Roddy, led the group, in their matching custom t-shirts, to collect twenty bags of […]

Murder, mayhem and mystery! Oh my!

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Meet Martha Horror (aka Gina Sisbarro). She wants to take you on a tour through Marco Island’s history, but it is not the history of sunshine, sand and shells. Her’s is a “ghost tour” through the unsolved murders and mysteries of Marco’s last 150 years. “I love history,” says Sisbarro, decked out in her full […]