Calusa Garden Club Floral Design Workshop

Submitted Calusa Garden Club conducted a community flower arranging workshop in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Library on November 17. The event was sponsored by Friends of the Library. Eight garden club members worked together to provide instructional posters, plant materials, containers and oasis, plus guidance and enthusiastic encouragement as they led 25 would-be designers in creating their own […]

Jump: Innovation Plus Service

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Business partners and co-owners, Peter Galluzzo and Katie Schweighoefer met doing what they love: hair. Their collaboration brought the innovative Jump Hair & Nails to Marco Island. Although Jump has been open since August 2014, the energy in the salon still feels exciting and new. The salon recently expanded, adding a treatment room and an […]

Your Holiday Home

Submitted On November 12, the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Calusa Garden Club and Marco Island Florist co-hosted “Your Holiday Home,” an evening event that featured three kiosks where designers provided “how to” demonstrations of holiday decorating and designs. Over 50 attendees enjoyed wine and appetizers as they moved around the gallery from kiosk to kiosk, learning the tips […]

Civil Air Patrol Survival Training

Submitted With the recent announcement of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD’s Team Air Force posture, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is officially considered as an integral part of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), and its missions are changing. No longer restricted to search and rescue or disaster relief, CAP aircrews are finding themselves fulfilling federal requirements that take them well […]

Sunrise Rotary Makes Donations Submitted

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise made multiple charitable donations at its recent breakfast meeting. The meeting featured speaker Bob Thomas, who explained how the club’s contributions to Rotary International truly made a difference. Highlights of Bob’s presentation included Rotary’s top philanthropic priority of eradication of polio on a global basis. Rotary International’s goal is for a contribution […]

Chamber Gala & Awards

Submitted On December 6 the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce held their Christmas Gala at Bistro Soleil, and presented three annual awards. The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Monte Lazarus, posthumously, and accepted by his wife Sandi Riedemann. Monte, an attorney, civic leader and magistrate, made innumerable contributions to Marco Island and the community. Jane Watt, founder and board […]

Lady Rays Win Two More Merideth Scores 8 in Last 3 Games

By Barry Gwinn The MIA girls’ soccer team disappointed fans at the first home game on December 1, losing to St. John Neumann, 0-8. Abi Merideth, the team’s leading scorer, was held out by her doctor, and Lexi Harrington suffered an arm injury in the first minute. Down only three at half time, poor goalkeeping by Kayla Kladis sealed the […]

Freestyling With Chris Draper

By Meghan Bonos It is hard enough to spin a ball on your finger and balance on one foot at the same time. But to spin a ball on your head, flip it to your ear, bounce it to your foot and then jump over the ball in midair sounds almost impossible. These skills, or tricks as commonly called in […]

In-House Trip to Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

By Katrina Day Recently the students at Island Montessori Academy were lucky to have an “in-house” field trip to learn about Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The goal was to have students understand the benefits of prescribed fire, become familiar with different types of habitats found in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and the animals that live in them. […]

Flagship Real Estate Closing

Submitted After 42 years, Flagship Real Estate is closing its doors. While the company has obligations through December, the process began in early November. Flagship was formed in 1973 by Marv Needles, in a 430 square foot office in Old Marco Village. Within a few years a second location was established in Pelican Plaza, and soon thereafter a third office […]