Yacht Club Open House

Submitted When you enter Marco Island on the S.S. Jolley Bridge, the first thing you’ll see is the Marco Island Yacht Club to the right of the bridge. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on there, stop by the Open House on Saturday, February 27 from 1-4 PM and find out! The event is open to the public, and everyone […]

Local Pirates – Fact or Fiction?

Submitted We’ve heard of Gasparilla – it was the name of a supposedly famous pirate, and it is also the name of an island off the coast of Fort Myers. But, did he really exist? Was the island named in ancient maps long before he was reported to have marauded these coasts? And, there was our own Juan Gomez who […]

Mirthful Marauders of Marco Island: The Black Pearl

By Summer Headley I have always enjoyed summers on Long Beach Island, New Jersey (LBI). Being a Lawrenceville, New Jersey native, the place to go from Memorial Day to Labor Day was “down the shore,” which constitutes anywhere on the New Jersey coastline – ranging from Belmar, to Seaside Heights, to Atlantic City, to Wildwood, to LBI (these are just […]

Musical Spoof Saga of Roaring Gulch Returns

Submitted The box office is open and tickets are currently on sale for the Island Theater Company’s upcoming production of “Saga of Roaring Gulch,” written by Jack L. Canon and sponsored by Clausen Properties. The Island Theater Company (ITC) is delighted to bring back this musical spoof of the old Wild West, originally performed to sold-out Marco audiences twenty years […]

‘Crack’ the Mah Jongg Mystery

By Coastal Breeze News Staff How Mah Jongg became so popular is a mystery, unless you’ve actually played the game. Mah Jongg is unlike other common group games, like canasta and bridge- where even if you are not a player, you “know” the deck of cards. In Mah Jongg, the 144 exotic tiles are likely unfamiliar to you- unless you […]

New Club for Paddle Sport Lovers

Submitted Human powered craft, such as kayaks and paddleboards, play a significant role in Marco Island’s boating community, enabling people to simultaneously engage in boating while getting a lot of healthy exercise. Locally, we see the numerous ways islanders participate in boating – by human powered craft, many styles of paddling (including stand up paddleboarding), recreational kayaking, surf ski racing, […]

The House of Horrors – Part 1

By Carol Glassman This is not just one of those spooky fantasies about a haunted house where terrible things happen and you are afraid to walk around; it’s a true story about a rather nice house, where terrible things happened, enough to make you walk out, heartbroken. The story isn’t really unusual, nor is it unfortunately, unique. Almost everyone who […]

Standing Ovation for Father-Son Opera Duo

By Samantha Husted The Italian American Society of Marco Island is a lively group. On February 3rd the Society held, in conjuncture with their regular monthly meeting, a performance by opera singer Dino Valle and his son, guitarist Dino Valle II. The meeting, which also doubled as an open house, started pretty much as usual. After the reciting of the […]

Island Melodies Compose Unique Flower Show

Submitted “Island Melodies” is this year’s theme for the Standard Flower Show on March 5-6th at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The show, presented by the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island, will be bursting with colors and creative interpretation of your favorite “Island Melodies.” Take some lyrics from Sammy Hagar’s song, “All You Need is an Island,” […]

Poker Run/Pig Roast Fundraiser

Submitted Saturday, February 20th is Team BMO’s Poker Run/Pig Roast fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Come to the Twisted Spoke Saloon at 9 AM and enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy and coffee or juice for $5, or coffee and a Dunkin Donuts’ donut for $2. The Twisted Spoke Saloon is located at 5091 Tamiami […]