Texas Team Takes Sting out of Rays, Winning 41-28

By Roger LaLonde roger@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island Academy Rays stung Edgewood, Texas early, but the Bulldogs bounced back to take a lead it never relinquished in the Brook Hill Texas Football Classic in Bullard, Texas on Friday night, August 28. Both teams provided plenty of offense in a 41-28 Edgewood victory. The Rays rang up 348 total yards, while the […]

Mistakes Mar Game in Lely’s Loss to Gulf Coast

By Roger LaLonde roger@coastalbreezenews.com When you walk into the Trojan Stadium for a football game, blazing in red is “We are Lely.” If the football team can fulfill its potential they will more than fulfill the slogan. They are not there yet. There were two good football teams at Lely on Friday night. The Trojans were hosting Gulf Coast. However, […]

A Retirement Delayed Jim Lang has Left Marco’s Utility Department, but Still Assists When Needed

By Don Manley Jim Lang may have retired, but that hasn’t meant that he stopped working. The longtime customer service manager for the City of Marco Island’s Utility Department, Lang retired in January, without fanfare. But it may seem like he never left given the many hours he’s logged, since then, at city hall while serving as a consultant for […]

2016 Imagination Ball Date and Theme Set

Submitted The 2016 American Cancer Society’s Imagination Ball, Marco Island’s prestigious gala event, will be March 5, 2016 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Dick and Debra Shanahan will chair the gala for the fourth year. “Each year we try to present a new, fun and different theme to draw the community together to stop this deadly disease. This […]

Leadership Marco: Media Day

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com August 26 and class was in session once again. It was Media Day and the Leadership Marco Class of 2015 had a 7:15 AM breakfast (sponsored by Stepping Stone Ecotours) and then hopped aboard the bus and headed off-island for a trip to Naples. First stop was WINK studios and a behind-the-scenes look at the news […]

Marco Players Box Office Opens on September 8 for a Season of Love

Submitted The Marco Players Theater is raising the curtain for the 2015-16 season of love, which will bring romance, comedy and mystery to the stage. Join us opening night for “Champagne & Strawberries,” new this year to kick off the main productions. Visit www.TheMarcoPlayers.com to buy tickets, learn more about audition calls, or to volunteer with the oldest community theater […]

Fertilizer Ordinance Workshop

Submitted The Beach Advisory Committee of the City of Marco Island is sponsoring a Fertilizer Ordinance Workshop. The workshop is being held to draft an ordinance which will reduce fertilizer run-off into our waterways and preserve the unique ecology of our 10,000 islands, be enforceable by the city, and gain wide public support through education to ensure a legacy of […]

Civil Air Patrol Promotes Five Members

Submitted Several members of the Marco Island Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have recently advanced in rank, culminating with the advancement of Major Cindy Dohm to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at the August 17th Squadron meeting. A Promotion Ceremony honoring these advancements was conducted at the CAP hangar, located at the Marco Island Executive Airport on Mainsail Drive. […]

Elks Donate Uniforms

Submitted In August, the Elks Lodge #2010 of Naples, the Elks National Foundation Chairman, Frank Serrano, Exalted Ruler Tom Thomas, Leading Knight Paul Martella and P.E.R. Ray Honan were at the Manatee Elementary School in Naples donating 400 school uniforms for the second grade students. Manatee has a high rate of children whose family income is below the poverty line. […]

Integrity Insurance Receives Award

Submitted Wealth and Finance Magazine released the 2015 Wealth & Money Management Award winners recently. The award Integrity Insurance won is among prestigious awards which are all about the individuals, firms and departments whose dedication and commitment in all aspects of the role have seen them achieve stellar results for their clients, whether assisting with managing their wealth, planning for […]