GOP vs DEM We’re just not getting along


Since this past year opened serious debates and divisions between Republicans and Democrats, as the Civil War did with North versus South, family versus family, friends versus friends, ideologies and philosophies were and are diametrically opposed to each other. Now, eight months since the presidential election with emotions still raging, it seemed a good idea to delve into the meanings […]

Meet & Greet for City Manager Candidate

By Coastal Breeze News Staff

Mango’s Dockside Bistro in the Esplanade recently hosted a public Meet and Greet for Josh Gruber of Beaufort, South Carolina, the candidate for the Marco Island City Manager position. The Meet & Greet was well attended by city council members, city staff and residents. Those in attendance enjoyed an opportunity to mingle with the candidate and his wife in the […]

Water Quality Front and Center

When you first question a resident about the quality of their water, their mind immediately goes to thinking about the water they drink. However, for many communities throughout Florida and especially those that abut the many waterways, lakes and beaches, the emphasis has been shifted to the quality of the water they swim, boat and fish in. That same transition […]

Long Awaited Joey D’s

If you were anywhere near 701 Bald Eagle Drive on Monday at 5 PM your thoughts had to reflect back on the 1989 hit movie “Field of Dreams” and the catch phrase, “Build it and they will come.” That certainly was the case when the doors opened at 5 PM and islanders poured into the newest Italian restaurant on Marco, […]


The East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) gathered at BurgerFi on Thursday, July 13 for its first “Burgers and Beer” Business After Business networking event. What’s better than ending a busy week with a gourmet burger and an ice-cold beer? Members had the opportunity to chow down on a delicious burger of their choice with a side of “cry or fry” […]

Bentley Village Celebrates Independence Day

Vi at Bentley Village celebrated the Fourth of July with a distinctly Southwest Florida-style show of patriotism and enthusiasm. Dozens of residents and employees of the senior living community participated in a golf cart and bicycle parade to commemorate the holiday. Executive Director Penny Smith led the procession of red, white, and blue as it traversed the 156-acre campus, passing […]

Rotary Club Donates to MICMS

Networking Luau

13th Anniversary

A special luncheon, complete with birthday cake, in honor of the 13th anniversary of Just Friends brought members out to enjoy the celebration.

Gator Nate Finds a New Hole on Marco

“Gator Nate” Martin captured the crowd the moment he bounded onto the Marco Players’ Theatre stage on Monday night, July 17—and he didn’t let go. Wearing sunglasses (the lights hurt his eyes), a black hat with Gator Head written across the brim, topped by the Florida state flag and Yosemite Sam, Gator Nate immediately had the receptive crowd clapping and […]