10th Annual Walkathon for PSP

Submitted On Saturday, April 5, the 10th annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk will take place at Mackle Park. This walk continues to benefit the programs and services of CurePSP in support of families affected by PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy), CBD (corticobasal degeneration) and MSA (multiple system atrophy). CurePSP Foundation for PSPICBD and Related Brain Diseases is a national non-profit […]

Isles of Capri March Madness

By Joan and Carl Kelly The Isles of Capri bocce season ended on March 14 with a celebration. Eighteen teams participated with the top eight teams battling it out this week for the championship. It all came down to last year’s winners: the Beach Bums vs. the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes came from fourth place to win the tournament. Division A […]

3rd Annual Festival on Marco

Submitted Three days of fun, excitement and literally something for everyone,” such was the description of the 3rd Annual Festival on Marco by Marco Island Charter School Principal George Abounader. The festival was held at Veterans Park. Festival attendees could do anything from riding a mechanical bull to enjoying the various midway amusements — including a huge ferris wheel — […]

Publix supports Bedtime Bundles

By Dianna Dohm Publix kicked off its “Culture of Caring” campaign by assisting Marco’s hometown organization, Bedtime Bundles, with its semi-annual Spring Food Drive. Together, Publix staff and Bedtime Bundle volunteers collected over $8,500 of bagged groceries for migrant children, their families and the underserved of Collier County. Publix manager Hugh Hackett and his assistant manager Melanie Cortes worked closely […]

Big Cypress Annual Poetry Contest

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Big Cypress National Preserve invites aspiring poets to submit their poetry for the Second Annual Big Cypress National Preserve poetry contest. Participants are encouraged to explore the national preserve, and write about their experiences. The preserve is accepting poetry submissions through April 14. Prizes […]

Sue Monk Kidd Comes to Marco Island

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Recently, the Marco Island Center for the Arts and Sunshine Booksellers joined forces to bring renowned author Sue Monk Kidd to Marco Island for a book signing event for Kidd’s latest release — “The Invention of Wings.” It was a natural partnership, after all. While Rosemary Wick, president of the Center’s board of directors, is […]

Marco Faith & Wine Presents Christina King

Submitted Author, national radio host, international speaker, featured guest of EWTN and mother of eight, Christina King’s highly dynamic and interactive style will inspire you to embrace the beauty of faith and God’s plan for your life. King will present “Treasure in Earthen Vessels” at San Marco Church, Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 PM. The Marco Faith and Wine event […]

Make World Water Day Every Day

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com News flash! Water is essential to our everyday lives! Oh, you already knew that? Good. Well, did you know that you can celebrate what keeps you alive on March 22 with the rest of the world. That’s right. It’s World Water Day, and the best way to celebrate the liquid locally is by taking a trip […]

MIA Art Show Set for April

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com April is a very important month for Rob Eder’s art history class at Marco Island Academy. His students will be showing roughly 30 original art works at the La Petite Galerie at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. These are not just any old paintings or sketches, and patrons definitely will not see any […]

Nest Fest Raises $11,000

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com On March 16, the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation raised more than $11,000 during its Fourth Annual Nest Fest — the most money raised at a single function by the organization to date. “It was a great success,” says Carl Way, the foundation’s chairman and founder. “We thank all those that supported our cause.” The event […]