Letter to the Editor: In Memory of Mike and JW….

City Manager Roger Hemstadt visited our Rotary Club lunch and gave a fine speech. In the Q&A a hot topic was the issue over the Marriott expansion. Frankly the sentiment seemed to be: Why is this even an issue? The Marriott plan would boost the local economy. So why pay attention to any spoilers? Over the past few days I’ve […]

Letter to the Editor: Al Diaz

I’ve been following with much interest the barrage of letters in the newspapers from residents against the Marriot expansion and I felt that it was time that I send a letter from the silent majority. I have been a resident of Marco Island now for 25 years and have previously been employed at the Hilton and Radisson Resorts prior to […]

FPA Awards Announced

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com CBN has done it again. The excellent staff at Coastal Breeze News has brought home four more awards for its work in 2013; this time from the Florida Press Association. Having already received seven national awards from the Association of Free Community Papers in April, Coastal Breeze is again being rewarded for the fruits of its […]

On the Docket: Marriott Ordinance

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com On Monday, June 2, at 5 PM, the Community Room at Marco Island City Complex is sure to be packed with folks anxious to hear the fallout from the first reading and public hearing of the ordinance amending the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort’s Planned Unit Development, or PUD. Be sure to check CBN’s web […]

City Council Notes

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island City Council got down to business during its May 19 regular meeting hashing out a number of issues, including the purchase of an emergency standy-by generator for its South Water Treatment Plant for $200,000, the award of the $7.625 million contract for the Smokehouse Bay Bridge project to Quality Enterprises USA and […]

MIA Sports Year in Review

By Roger Lalonde roger@coastalbreezenews.com As Marco Island Academy completes its third year, the grades are good for its sports program. The year marked the first time teams were eligible to earn Class 2A-District 10 appearances, and MIA’s student-athletes delivered. The boys basketball team won its district and a regional game before bowing out. The girls volleyball team came in second […]

Meet MIA’s Class of 2014