Letter to the Editor: Michael McNaboe

I hope city council follows the planning board recommendation and approves the Marriott expansion with no further delays, we are lucky to have 2 first Class hotels  (Marriott & Hilton) on Marco Island, they have always been very generous with all pf our different fund raisers and are considered Great Neighbors.  If it wasn’t for an  invitation to the Hilton […]

2014 Marco Island Wildlife Photo Competition

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Seventh Annual City of Marco Island Wildlife Amateur Photo Contest showcased incredible talent from residents and visitors. Overall, 55 photographers entered 188 photographs. Those who sent in digital copies can now view their entries online along with the rest of Coastal Breeze’s readers. Watch the new video featuring the winning photos and many other excellent […]

MIPS Conducts Vessel Safety Checks

Submitted Moe Bishop smiled as both his sail and power boats received a free Vessel Safety Check conducted by United States Power Squadron Certified Vessel safety Examiner Jim Fahrbach. Ted Reiss also of the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron accompanied Jim during the free safety check. Bishop received the 2014 US Coast Guard safety stickers which can only be […]

Boater’s Local Knowledge: Backwater Edition

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com My husband is a blue water kind of guy, but since we moved to this area two years ago, he has been itching to explore the backwater passes complete with their mangrove forests, shallow depths and shifting sands. So, when I heard the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95 was offering a new Local Boater’s […]

Life in the Burrow

By Noelle H. Lowery (with help from Seneca Lowery)

FWC Launches New Gopher Tortoise App

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Springtime in Florida means the sight of gopher tortoises strolling across a road or through a backyard or field. They leave their burrows in search of green plants to eat and a tortoise to become their mate. From now through May, females will be laying eggs the size of ping-pong balls in the sandy apron […]

Area Financial Advisor Recognized

Submitted Roger A. Hubley has been named in Conquest Press LLC’s “2014 America’s Select Financial Advisors Book.” The nation’s top financial advisors were invited to apply for acceptance in this book, and had to meet strict criteria to be included in the book. The process included an extensive personal interview and a rigorous regulatory background check. Applicants were screened against […]

Iberia Bank Donates to the Police Foundation Scholarship Fund

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Deemed a shredding success, Iberia Bank recently held its 14th Shred Party. “This was our best to date,” said Keith Dameron, manager of Iberia Bank. “Over 6.6 tons were shredded. Over 740 boxes or bags of documents were shredded. We had nearly 200 vehicles come through to drop off documents to be shredded.” The Marco […]

Why I love Marco Island

Marco Island Writers and the Marco Island Library Branch of Collier County collaborated on a writing contest for non-published writers. The topic: “Why I love Marco Island.” In no particular order, the finalists are Shirley Woolaway, Elaine Lancaster, E.J. Noyes, Maureen Chadaba and Anna Marie Smith.  Their entries can be viewed online at www.coastalbreezenews.com The April meeting of Marco Island Writers was held at Mango’s in the Esplanade to celebrate the […]

FOT Nabs 240 lbs of Debris at Clean Up

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Friends of Tigertaill Beach are wrapping up season with a flurry of activity. On March 24, FOT hosted its annual Membership Appreciation Dinner, with more than 50 attendees, including three of the founding members. Then on Saturday, April 12, FOT held the Annual Bay Days Beach Clean Up. A whopping 240 lbs. of trash and […]