Island Country Club Welcomes New GM

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Country Club (ICC) has welcomed Peter Cizdziel as their new general manager and chief operating officer. Peter has taken over for longtime GM, Rudiger (Roger) Loose. “Roger served as general manager for approximately 13 years and provided necessary leadership to guide the Club through the Great Recession from 2008 to 2013,” said Rene Champagne, […]

Local Couple’s 60-Mile Breast Cancer Walk

By Samantha Husted On September 17th, husband and wife duo Ana and Cary Cramer set out to walk 20 miles on Marco Island. Decked out in bright pink shirts, necklaces and a backpack with images of Ana’s sister and her mother attached to it, their mission was clear: to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. For the past four […]

Getting to Know Marco Island’s City Council Candidates, Part 2

By Steve “Stef” Stenfanides This is the second installment of the eight profiles of those men and women who have chosen to run for the four open council seats in the November 8th general election for the Marco Island City Council. Three of the four eligible councilors who could have run for re-election have chosen to do so. Councilor Larry […]

Thrills & Excitement At Watercross World Championship

Submitted  The Pro Watercross World Championship roared back to 60-acre Lake Avalon at Sugden Regional Park from September 21-25, 2016 for the second year in a row. This exciting event was sponsored by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. In attendance were the world’s best powersports athletes, as well as up-and-coming men and women in the highly […]

Artificial Reefs Deliver Real Impact

By Maureen Chodaba What is underwater and giving Collier County an economic boost? The Artificial Reef Project! Deployed in January 2015, this combined effort of the City of Naples, Collier County and Marco Island, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has placed a […]

MICMS Students ?Achieve Perfect Scores

Submitted Fourteen Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) students last year earned a perfect score on the state assessments.  Twelve of those students have moved on to high school, and two are now eighth graders: Kevin Barry, who achieved a perfect score on the Civics EOC and Joseph Krepel, who achieved a perfect score on the English/Language Arts FSA. MICMS’s […]

Lunch Bunch Cooks With Chef Laura

Submitted The September 13th  “Lunch Bunch” of the Marco Island Woman’s Club featured a cooking class with Chef Laura at CJ’s on the Bay. The menu consisted of spaghetti squash, green bean pesto, heirloom tomato and avocado salad, and ended with a honey peach sundae. Chef Laura shared with members how basic recipes and cooking skills can be built upon […]

Learn From the Best at Pickleball Academy

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The popularity of pickleball keeps growing in Southwest Florida. But although we may all love the sport, most of us can use some help with our game. Now players who want to improve their play have an opportunity to learn from top instructors at the U.S. Open Pickleball Academy in Naples. Two of the school’s […]

5K Fun Run Supports Shelter for Abused Women

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Register now for Marco Island’s Hands Are For Helping 5K Fun Run, which takes place on October 15 and benefits The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. This is a non-timed event that encourages participation from all ages and activity levels. There will be runners, walkers and spectators at the event. All kids under 18 are […]

Lion King Jr. Kicks Off Season

Submitted The Island Theater Company is kicking off its season with Disney’s The Lion King Jr., sponsored by APM Custom Homes. This not-to-be-missed, family-friendly show includes all your favorite songs. The story begins with the kind and wise Lion King of the Pridelands, Mufasa, and his queen Sarabi introducing their newborn son Simba to the animals of the Savanna. All […]