Optimist Club Breast Cancer Awareness Through Kids Sports

By Meghan Bonos Sometimes the game is not about winning or losing. The lessons of life are more important than what can be learned on the field. The Optimist Club of Marco Island (OCMI) continued its breast cancer awareness campaign to educate kids and families about the importance of this disease. Throughout the month, parents and kids were encouraged to […]

Marco Firefighters Honored for Distinguished Service

By Don Manley Marco Island Fire and Rescue Department’s Sergio Deleon and Munier Gattas are being recognized for their off-duty actions, which saved the life of Munier’s 55-year-old neighbor, Ron Krawczyk. Ron suffered from sudden cardiac death in his home on July 30, 2015. The firefighter paramedics were chosen to receive the 2015 Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Public […]

Busy First Year for Marco Civitan Club

By Don Manley The Marco Island Civitan Club has spent its first year of existence getting up and running and involved in some of the community’s charitable efforts. Formed last October, the Marco branch of the national volunteer service organization has been involved in raising funds and volunteering for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s Camp Able summer program for people with […]

Marco Y’s New Youth Development Center Dedicated in Grand Style

By Don Manley A dream has been realized with the opening of the new youth development center at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. The $1.2 million, 5,750 square-foot facility was dedicated recently in a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony that included remarks from Marco Y CEO Cindy Love, as well as several board members. The event also included a color guard from […]

Strideaway Through Hideaway Family 5K

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Kiwanis Third Annual Family 5K Fun Run/Walk went off successfully on Saturday morning, with one significant glitch. Due to a miscommunication, some runners were directed off of the “official” course, and they wound up walking or running a longer distance than originally planned. Tim Clune, Kiwanis President, apologized to the participants, and informed them […]

Erin’s Isle Hosts Chamber After Five

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On October 21 islanders left the rock to attend the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce After Five Networking Event at Erin’s Isle Restaurant and Irish Pub in Naples. The monthly networking event allows guests to mingle and hand out business cards while socializing at a local venue. Ninety-one guests were in attendance, according to Sandi […]

MIHS Hosts 50th Anniversary Party

Submitted Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for an evening filled with fun and nostalgia. The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) is throwing a party to celebrate Marco Island’s 50th anniversary. The “Party Like It’s 1965” shindig will be held Saturday, November 14, from 5:30-10:00 PM. Come dressed in your favorite 1965 (through ‘75) garb, whether floral prints, […]

Rookery Bay Volunteers Needed

Submitted Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a new VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION meeting on Monday, November 9th at 11 AM at the learning center on 300 Tower Road. Join us to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at the Reserve! There will also be a volunteer training for the 4th GRADE ESTUARY EXPLORERS program at 1 PM on […]

SHRED IT!

Submitted IBERIABANK will host their Marco Shred Party on November 14 from 9 AM-12 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring documents to be safely shredded at the bank, which is located at 605 Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island. Some Facts about identity theft: Florida is #1 in the U.S. in identity theft for the 7th consecutive year. Naples is […]

Stretton Returns to MIA

By Roger LaLonde Mums the word when it comes to Cole Stretton returning to Marco Island Academy (MIA) in time for basketball season. Stretton decided to transfer in the fall to play his senior year at Lely, with the hopes of greater exposure for scholarship opportunities by playing at the 5A level, rather than MIA’s 2A team. The reason for […]