Wet Paint Shows the Love

By Don Manley Wet Paint Live has been an annual fixture on the Marco Island art scene since 2008. But this year’s installment of the fundraiser is one that stands out for Sandi Riedemann, executive director of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. “It was beyond anybody’s expectations,” said Riedemann of the event, which blends plein (open) air painting with […]

Marco Island City Council

By Pat Newman There were plenty of waves Tuesday night at Marco Island’s City Council meeting when the resolution to approve a temporary use permit for construction staging at Rose Marina came up for discussion. Ultimately, the 50-year old family-owned marina, was approved for using lots zoned “residential” for boat storage while constructing a new storage facility in a vote […]

MIYC Winter Regatta Unfurls Sails and Hearts on Valentine’s Day

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com Members of the Marco Island Yacht Club got to spend Valentine’s Day at sea with loved ones – their boats. February 14 was the annual Marco Island Yacht Club Winter Regatta. Weather dictated a venue change for this year and the boats lined up off the Naples pier for the start of the first race at […]

Center for the Arts Hosts Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Submitted Marco Island Center for the Arts announced today that it will host an arts and crafts fair on March 6 and 7, 2015 from 10:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. The event was originally scheduled to start one day later, but has been moved to accommodate parking in the surrounding area. The Center is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive. The fair will […]


By Val Simon val@coastalbreezenews.com The 2015 Kiwanis Car Show did not disappoint classic car enthusiasts. Over 200 waxed, buffed and shined autos were on display at the Marco Healthcare Center grounds. It was a great day strolling under beautiful Marco Island skies and close to 3700 people took advantage of the opportunity to look under the hoods, check out interiors […]

CAMIG Welcomes the Boxcar Exhibit

Submitted The Cultural Alliance of Marco Island and Goodland (CAMIG)* partnering with the Naples Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Boxcar Exhibit, an authentic railway relic from World War II. This 10-ton artifact, which was built in 1919 and was in the German Railway Service until 1945, will be on display through February 28th in the parking lot at […]

Local History Authors at Fest

Submitted Local historians Betsy Perdichizzi and Marya Repko will be signing their books at the Author Fest held by the Marco Island Writers on Wednesday, March 4, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Marco Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Avenue. Betsy is well-known for her publication A Girl Called Tommie; Queen of Marco Island which tells how this amazing woman was ahead of her time in the progress of the island and fought […]

Walking Collier

By Carl and Joan Kelly Eagle Lakes Community Park is located on US 41 where Eagle Lakes Drive becomes Barefoot William Road (1 ½ miles west of SR 951 and US 41) there is an animal sanctuary that is part of a community park. The sanctuary is very busy with birds. It has multiple trails encircling three lakes and marshlands. […]

Remind Us Why We Love Marco….

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Last month, Marco Islanders Ewout and Jill de Vries of America Travel Arrangements took their family on a trip that would not appeal to most of their loyal travel clients to the Long Lake International Ice Fishing Derby on the Canadian border in northern Maine. For more than 30 years, they have organized unique deluxe […]

Civil Air Patrol SAREX training

By Col. Dave Gardner On 23-25 January 2015, the Civil Air Patrol’s Marco Island Senior Squadron conducted a three-day search and rescue exercise (SAREX) with a mission-base at the Marco Island Airport. 21 CAP members from the Marco Squadron and 1 from the Naples Senior Squadron participated in the sorties and managed the SAREX. Civil Air Patrol squadrons combined their […]