Salute to Veterans: Gordon Timmerman

  By Maggie Gust Gordon Timmerman served as a U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate Third Class on LCI-669 in the Pacific Theater 1944 to 1946. Gordon remembers the radio reports of the bombing of Pearl Harbor when he was a freshman. People were stunned because there was no indication of aggression from Japan, rather peace negotiations were ongoing between the two […]

New CWA Protects Nesting Birds

Submitted A Collier County sandbar known as “Second Chance” was designated a Critical Wildlife Area (CWA) by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The island, part of a larger shoal complex, is an important nesting site for Wilson’s plovers and state-listed least terns and black skimmers. From March 1 through August 31 the sandbar will be closed to public […]

Stop Identity Theft Forum

By Samantha Husted In front of a full room at the Marco Island Police Department on November 18, identity theft expert Carrie Kerskie, PI presented the “Stop Identity Theft Forum.” Kerskie is also the director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, as well as the president of the Kerskie Group, Inc. Police Chief Al Schettino introduced Kerskie. “Identity […]

Kiwanis Installation and Awards

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island recently installed their new board and officers and presented awards during an evening at Hideaway Beach, complete with dinner, music and dancing. Early in the evening, past president Dianna Dohm handed the reins to incoming president Tim Klune. Tim presented Dianna with a gavel for her service to the […]

50th Anniversary Celebration Concert in the Park

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department and First Florida Integrity Bank hosted a free Concert in the Park in honor of the City’s 50th Anniversary. The celebration was plagued by rain off and on throughout the day. Those that persevered were well rewarded with a great line-up of musical entertainment. First up […]

One Day Cruising the Danube

By Carl and Joan Kelly Our anniversary trip was a cruise on the eastern Danube River. Our ship, the River Aria, is run by Grand Circle Cruise Line. Most of the actual cruising, though, was at night while the passengers slept, and by the time we woke for breakfast, the boat would be docked. So, on most days our waking […]

Waterfront Yoga Comes to Marco

SUBMITTED A new waterfront yoga studio is coming to Marco Island! Kerri Lampos is opening Revival Yoga Fitness Studio in the Esplanade. Her inspiration was found in yoga studios all over the country: in California, Colorado, and her sister’s studio in the Chicago area. Revival Yoga Fitness Studio offers a serene environment to learn and practice yoga, empower, and connect […]