Marco Island Makes Top 10, Again

By Coastal Breeze News Staff TripAdvisor has released the winners of the 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Top 10 Islands- United States. Once again, Marco Island has made the list, this year in the number eight spot. The top locations are selected by millions of real travellers who submit their reviews. According to TripAdvisor travellers, the top Marco Island activities […]

Planning the Future of Veterans Park

By Coastal Breeze News Staff A meeting open to the public on the topic of further development of Veterans Community Park was held at Mackle Park on April 19th. The original venue at Iberiabank was cancelled, and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) felt it prudent to move the meeting to Mackle Park rather than cancel it. Gathering feedback […]

City Council Highlights

By Maureen Chodaba The Marco Island City Council held a regular meeting on April 18. In addition to two business-related resolutions, staying safe and healthy seemed to be the prevailing theme. Keith Wohltman, Flotilla Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95, and other members of the Flotilla, were presented with a proclamation from the city council, declaring May 21-27, […]

CPR Saves a Life at YMCA

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The importance of CPR training was tested at the Greater Marco Family YMCA on Tuesday April 19th. Personal trainer Kathy Kurtz was training her client Wendy Bullock in the back lobby of the Y. Debbie Hobbs, who happens to be another client of Kathy’s, rushed through the door and said, “I think there’s an emergency […]

The Harder Leo Worked, The Luckier He Got

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Leo Sutera is a lucky man. At the young age of 54, Leo Sutera sold his successful business and retired. In the years to follow, he travelled extensively with his family within the U.S. and internationally. Leo, now 83, lives at Hideaway Beach with Barbara, his wife of 58 years. The couple also enjoys time […]

NCH Rehab Hospital Recognized

CARF International announced this week that NCH Healthcare System’s Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation has been awarded accreditation for a period of three years as a comprehensive inpatient program with additional specialty accreditations in the Stroke Specialty Program and Case Management. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization by […]


More than 200 students, parents, mentors and other Guadalupe Center supporters honored this year’s 22 Tutor Corps seniors as they prepare to graduate from Immokalee High School and attend colleges and universities around the country. This special evening is a culminating step in Guadalupe’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. In addition […]

Supervisor of Elections Receives Awards

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office was honored with three awards by the Southwest Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association during their local Image Award Reception held on Tuesday, April 19. An Award of Distinction and Judges’ Award were presented to Supervisor Jennifer J. Edwards, Communications Coordinator, Trish Robertson and Voter Education Coordinator, Heather Wysocki for their submission […]

Stay in May Festival

The StayInMay Festival, a celebrated annual cultural arts festival formerly known as the ArtsNaples World Festival scheduled through May 8 in and around Naples, Florida – is thrilled to announce that festival favorite, the Nachito Herrera Latin Jazz Trio, will perform on Monday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church, located at 6000 Goodlette Frank Road in Naples during […]

Clerk to hold Special Saturday Passport Application Day in Collier County

Be sure to mark April 30th on your calendar if you would like to submit a U.S. Passport application to the U.S. Department of State through the Clerk of Court’s Office in Collier County. Dwight Brock, Clerk of Courts, announced a special Saturday Passport Application day will be held to accommodate citizens and their families who require U.S. Passports for upcoming summer […]