1st Annual Marco Island Economic Summit

Submitted Curious about Marco Island’s real estate trends? Come hear the latest from the experts. The 1st Annual Marco Island Economic Summit, hosted by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® (MIAAOR), will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Rose Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Society. Attendees will hear the latest […]

50th Anniversary Concert in the Park

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The City of Marco Island and First Integrity Bank are pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary Concert in the Park on November 21st at Veterans Community Park, 4-9:00 PM. The concert is free to the public and offers a great line-up of entertainment. The first session will be provided by the Marco Island Charter Middle […]

Meet Marco: Jeff Poteet

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com Marco Island is a great community. This is a series that profiles some of those people that help make it that way. Meet Jeff Poteet. Jeff is the General Manager of the Water and Sewer Department of Marco Island. He started with the utility in June of 1992 as an operator trainee. A few licenses and […]

A Tribute to Our Heroes

By Samantha Husted On Friday, September 11, the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation (MIFRF) held their annual remembrance breakfast at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Hall. The event was meant to honor and remember the civilians and service people who lost their lives on that terrible day fourteen years ago. Dianna Dohm, president of MIFRF, began the ceremony by […]

A Skydiving Accident, Social Media & a Family’s Road to Recovery

By Samantha Husted On August 12, 21-year-old part-time Marco Island resident, Reno Landers was in an almost fatal skydiving accident. Reno is the son of Robin Gatto Turley and Al Landers, local restaurateur. The statistics of getting into a skydiving accident are profoundly improbable. According to the United States Parachute Association, in 2014 there were approximately 3.2 million jumps, of […]

On Education Day, Leadership Marco Goes Back to School

Submitted Wednesday, September 9 brought another day of learning to the Leadership Marco Class of 2015. The Leadership Marco (LM) students started their Education and Youth Day in Naples, with a breakfast and tour of Lorenzo Walker Technical High School, which offers programs of study from airplane mechanics to veterinary assisting. LM student Steven Purcell said he found it “amazing […]

Agreement with Collier County Schools Allows Marco Eagle Sanctuary to Plan for Future

By Don Manley Enhancement plans for the Marco Eagle Sanctuary are moving forward now that a lease-purchase agreement has been finalized between the property’s owner, the Collier County school district, and the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, which operates the Tigertail Court eco-park. The new agreement replaces a five-year lease the district and the foundation entered in 2011 that was to […]

Pure Florida Launches Pure Education

Submitted Pure Florida has launched Pure Education, a division that focuses on programming and outreach in order to teach students of all ages about the natural Southwest Florida environment in hopes of inspiring preservation efforts and future environmental scientists and marine biologists. Pure Education offers Marine Science Field Trips, which incorporates coordinated life science curriculum for Pre-K through 6th grade […]

Marco Island Area Association of Realtors Luncheon and Trade Show

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR) held their general membership luncheon at the Hideaway Beach Club recently. The event began with a tradeshow in which members of the Realtor Support Network (RSN) were invited to set up booths and hand out information on their company or business. This created an easy and fun networking experience […]

Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com The 9th Annual Punt, Pass and Kick Competition (PPK) got underway at Mackle Park just after some heavy rain hit Marco Island on Tuesday, September 15. The sun overpowered the low level clouds just in time for participants to get registered and do some warm-ups. NFL PPK is a nationwide competition, which allows boys and girls, […]