Local Residents Graduate from FGCU

The following local residents recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University: Michael Sanchez, Marco Island, with a Master of Science from the College of Arts and Sciences. Danielle D’Amato, Marco Island, with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business. Kailey Knudson, Marco Island, with a Bachelor of Art from the College of Education. Cristina Martinez, Marco Island, with […]

Compton, Bennett Are ‘FleaBitten’

Submitted Have you ever been to a flea market? Not those weekend, temporary things, but permanent ones that sell everything from home paternity tests to autographed pictures of Jesus? Where the wine doesn’t breathe…it gasps? Compton and Bennett, authors of “Assisted Living: The Musical,” are happy to bring their newest show “FleaBitten: Good Buys Gone Bad” to the Rose History […]

MIHS: Passing the Torch

Submitted At its annual meeting and holiday luncheon, the Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) said goodbye to retiring Board of Directors members and welcomed new members to their Board. There was also a change of MIHS leadership as current president Tom Wagor transferred the gavel to the incoming president Pat Rutledge. Retiring board members Dottie Henderson, Kathy Miracco, Heidi Moss […]

Marco Island Area Canadian Club to Meet

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The welcome back party for the Marco Island Area Canadian Club is set for Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-6 PM, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts at 1010 Winterberry Drive. The annual meet-and-greet event will feature street art, refreshments, gift drawings and good fun thanks to club sponsors the Marco Island Center for the […]

SWAMP Programs Begin at Big Cypress

Submitted A new season of environmental education programs for Collier County’s sixth-grade students has begun with student field trips to the Big Cypress National Preserve. Programs began in October and are scheduled through the end of March. They are supported this year by the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT), the official nonprofit partner of the Big Cypress National Preserve. […]

Calusa Garden Club Party

Submitted The Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island met on Monday, Dec. 8, for its annual Christmas party. Connie Lowery and Opi DeFalco presented a program entitled “Easy Christmas Decorations.” A grab bag raffle was held, lunch was served, and a short meeting followed. President Dale DeFeo gave the members an overview of the tea and floral design program that […]

Painting Southwest Florida History

By Coastal Breeze News Staff A unique art event is coming to the Marco Island Historical Museum in January. The focus: Paintings of area artists capturing the stories of Southwest Florida pioneers. The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts and MIHM have teamed up to create this art show which will bring such historic figures as Tommie Barfield, Captain Bill […]

Free Veteran’s Haircuts on Jan. 11

By Coastal Breeze News Staff If you served our country in the military, Joe’s Barber Shop has a treat for you! In honor of your dedication and sacrifice for our country, Joe’s Barber Shop is offering you a FREE HAIRCUT! On Jan. 11, with four barbers in the shop with scissors ready, Joe’s Barber Shop welcomes veterans to come in […]

New Networking Group Comes to Marco

By Don Manley Marc Creach thought a fresh approach to networking that stressed fun and community service might just work on Marco Island. It’s a concept that he discussed with some friends and colleagues earlier this year, a chat that led to the formation of the ConnectivityMe networking group. “The reason why we wanted to establish and create ConnectivityMe was […]

A Moment with Adam James

By Pat Newman Adam James is a man on a mission. As the new sports and aquatics manager of Marco Island’s YMCA, his immediate goal is to create more programs and offerings at the facility and more importantly, “to build excitement and create an atmosphere where people feel good about themselves.” James is 24 years old, a native of Pittsburgh, […]