Keller Williams Awards Top Achievers

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com Each year since 2007, Keller Williams Realty of Marco Island has held an award ceremony for their many agents, celebrating different selling achievements as well as benchmarks they’ve reached. On March 9th the company held their 9th annual awards event at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco. The morning began with breakfast provided by the club. […]

Smalltooth Sawfish Studied

SUBMITTED Rookery Bay Reserve (RBR) regularly presents educational programs and lectures by local and visiting experts in various biological disciplines. On March 11 two lecturers shared the podium, Kelcee Smith from LSU who is studying the Smalltooth sawfish and Patrick O’Donnell of RBR who is studying sharks. The topic was sawfish, so Smith led off with a report of her […]

Treasures in the Trunk

The Columbiettes held another Treasures in the Trunk Sale in February at the San Marco Church. Both vendors and shoppers had a great day as the treasures were plentiful! The next sale will be held in November (tbd).

Time is Winding Down for Shells by Emily

By Don Manley After more than three decades of being immersed in all things seashell, Emily Savage is poised to close the door forever on her Marco Island gift and souvenir shop, Shells by Emily. She recently turned 87 and said she now knows that it’s time to move on from working six days a week, 52 weeks a year. […]

Mutts & Martinis Fund Y Programs

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com Dogs of all shapes, sizes and creeds showed up this year to the annual Mutts & Martinis event held at CJ’s on the Bay. For each martini purchased by a human, half of the cost went towards the Greater Marco Family YMCA’s summer camp program, the event’s beneficiary. There was also a silent auction with items […]

MIHS Designated Cultural Sponsoring Organization

Submitted On Friday, March 11, 2016, friends and patrons of the Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) gathered at Rose History Auditorium to hear some exciting news. The celebration was originally planned as a reunion of the people who have supported the Society and our award-winning Marco Island Historical Museum for over two decades. Just as the reception was being planned, […]

Marco’s Hilton Earns Four Diamond Rating, Again

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com Since 1999, the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa has received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating. That’s 17 consecutive years of quality resort management and hospitality. This year was no different. On March 2, AAA representative Douglas Harper presented the hotel staff with the coveted plaque, acknowledging their hard work and dedication to providing […]

Music Lovers Will Love Seafood Festival

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Although many are drawn to the Seafood Festival to savor local catch, a lineup of incredible music also stars in this beloved three-day community event. Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20 is the eighth annual Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival at Veterans Community Park. The festival attracts more visitors than any other single […]

Join Me On the Bridge

By Maureen Chodaba On Marco Island, it began as a simple email circulated among several women, an invitation to meet on a bridge. But its roots began in a world far away from our tropical paradise. In 2010, on a bridge connecting war torn Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, women crossed from the opposing sides and joined […]

We Love Lucille!

Submitted The Island Theater Company’s musical romp of the old Wild West, “Saga Of Roaring Gulch,” has reopened, featuring music director and piano player extraordinaire, Lucille Gaita. “We Love Lucille” is the mantra of the cast and crew of the Saga production. And Lucille “is thrilled to be working once again on the 20th year anniversary show.” Lucille has worked […]