Learn to Paint Alla Prima

Submitted Spend a day at the Marco Island Center for the Arts with well-known, local oil painter Inez Hudson, learning to paint Alla Prima (Italian for at first attempt) or wet-on-wet, in layers, quickly and in one session. Hudson’s workshops will be held on June 18, July 16 and September 18, from 10 AM-3:30 PM. The cost is $96 for […]

It’s only fair

ArtfuL Life Tara O’Neill taraogallery@marcocable.com I have been judged and juried; I have judged and juried. Both roles are difficult. But, in the name of fairness, both are required of an artful life and, by my tally, a civilized life. I have juried multiple art exhibits and never is it easy, mostly because there is so much good work… How, […]

MMC Installation Ball

Submitted The Marco Men’s Club held its annual “Installation Ball” at the Island Country Club on the evening of May 10. It was a festive evening with dinner and dancing as 230 MMC members and their spouses/friends welcomed the new Board and the start of a new year. The MMC is celebrating its 23rd year. In 1992, Paul Kurtz and […]

Have Fun Doing the Right Thing

Straight Talk Allen S Weiss, M.D. President & CEO NCH Healthcare System Last week, we celebrated National Hospital Week and the vital role that NCH has played for five decades in improving our community’s health. We are so proud to recognize the 4,000 men and women of NCH who serve Southwest Florida in so many ways. It is not an […]

Denise Santos, TBE Students Create Mural

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Art and education go hand-in-hand at Tommie Barfield Elementary School. A stroll through the school’s hallways proves it — student artwork is everywhere. The theme also shines through during the school’s annual Authors & Artists night, an evening in May when the entire school turns into a giant art gallery for students to display works […]

Chamber Announces Scholarship Recipients

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s May After Five event delivered a special surprise to seven lucky Lely High School seniors. Held at CJ’s on the Bay, this year’s Chamber of Commerce Scholarship winners were announced at the monthly gathering. In what has now become tradition, the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce was honored to announce […]

Marriott Honors Marco Island 1st Responders

Submitted The Marco Island Marriott employees celebrated “Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day” by volunteering time Wed., May 21, to prepare and serve lunch to all first responders and emergency personnel for the city of Marco Island. This effort is part of Marriott International’s worldwide initiative that enlists 325,000 employees at headquarters and from more than 3,800 managed and franchised […]

Go ahead, Jump!

By Melinda Gray melinbrya3@yahoo.com A visit to a great hair stylist or nail technician always makes me feel like a million bucks, and if you are anything like me, finding a unique gem like that is priceless. So without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Marco Island’s newest hair and nail salon: Jump! “Even the name is fun,” […]

Kiwanis Sponsors Summer Reading at Manatee

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Manatee Elementary School’s Summer Reading Program kicked off with the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island’s Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program this week. This first-time summer reading event fulfilled its promise for a fun time for the students. The school-wide summer theme is “A day without reading is like a day without sunshine.” Grades K-1 were […]

Hairspray Jr

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For the last show of the 2013-14 school year for Marco Island Charter Middle School, Karen Raymond brilliantly directed and choreographed the hit production “Hairspray.” The students responded by giving 100 percent towards becoming the characters they portrayed. Jolie Sukonik was Tracy Turnblad and Lauren DeHoogie played her mother, Edna, while Cody Webb portrayed her […]