Six Reasons To Go Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com Fishing is an activity that has been going on since man first met water. Fishing is a hobby for some people and a way to make a living for others. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to fish, or brushing up on your rusty fishing abilities, there’s never been a better time to […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Coach Wayneís Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com We all know the song, and I feel we need to apply this song title to our attitudes when playing recreational tennis and pickleball. I too often see players get upset and stressed out during recreational competition. While I am a very competitive player and I like to win, when I am on the […]

Steve Gober Part Two – Trained by the Master

Goodland Life By Barry Gwinn By the late ‘70s, Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant was doing OK, but it was Stan’s sons, plus Fletcher Addison, who were doing the cooking. Steve, 16, (a Naples High School freshman) and Russ, 26, were in the kitchen at night, and Jay, 21, was the daytime cook. “We were open for breakfast, lunch and dinner […]

Injured Heron Rescued & Recovering

Submitted Recently, the injured great blue heron, which was reported on in the prior issue of Coastal Breeze News, was finally rescued and is recovering nicely. The Rescue It was a rescue of opportunity. The Boros family from Manhattan, Illinois was enjoying their last day on the beach for fishing and shell collecting before heading back home. When the family […]

What is Your Golf Club Set Make-up?

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Many things have changed over the years in the game of golf and the golfers who play the game— club technology, golf-specific exercise, nutrition, course conditions, etc. However, one thing remains the same: the average Joe Golfer wants to hit the golf ball farther, and golf club and ball manufacturers have been listening. They […]

Rays End Regular Season With Heartbreaker: Second half rally falls short

By Barry Gwinn The Marco Island Academy (MIA) girls soccer team came tantalizingly close to their first regular season winning record since they fielded their first team four years ago. Facing two of the division’s toughest teams in their final two games, they needed to win only one to get into the winning column for the year. Facing First Baptist […]

Special Day for MIA Girls Soccer Team: The University of Virginia comes to town

By Barry Gwinn Krystina Iordanou and Morgan Stearns showed up at the Lady Rays practice on January 5th. They were two of the stars of 11th ranked University of Virginia (UVA), which had just completed a 15-5-2 season and went all the way to the quarter finals in the Division 1 NCAA soccer tournament. Both of these women have been […]

Y’s Over-50 Tennis Team Takes 6.5 State Title

Submitted Nice guys don’t always come last, despite the saying. Proof of that comes in the form of the Marco Y’s women’s over-50 tennis team, who recently returned from Daytona Beach with the 6.5 title under their belts. At the tournament, team captain Karen Lewis was told her team was probably the “nicest” of all the competing teams. The occasion […]

USCGA 50th Annual Change of Watch

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, District 7, Division 9 held their 50th annual Change of Watch on January 14 at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The event was a beautiful display of honor and tradition. Walter Jaskiewicz PDCO 7th District USCGA was a skilled master of ceremonies for the […]

Shoo Fly!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff If you have been to the beach recently you likely encountered some pesky black flies on the visit. Many beachgoers in Marco and Naples have noticed the insects, and have questions about the black flies. Why are the flies here, and for how long? What exactly are they? Staff at the City of Marco Island […]