Christmas Home Tour

Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island and Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary are collaborating on a Christmas Home Tour to be held Friday, December 1, 2017. The Christmas Home Tour will feature several Marco Island homes that are lavishly decorated for Christmas. Proceeds of the Christmas Home Tour will benefit both nonprofit organizations. Volunteers met recently at one […]

Pig Roast to Benefit Local Boxing Club

Marco Island Moose Lodge #1990 will be holding a pig roast fundraiser to benefit the Marco Island Boxing Club, an organization dedicated to the island’s youth. On Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 12-4 PM, enjoy barbeque pig, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, salads and chips. Beverages will be available for purchase. The event is $10, which will be donated to […]

Bullying Now and Then


There’s probably not one person who’s reading this column that wasn’t teased or bullied at one time or another in his/her life. And some of you have terrible memories of the cruelty. Teasing and bullying is not a new phenomenon, but it’s one that has taken a more serious turn in the last few years. Why? In a word – […]

Fruits & Veggies the perfect healthy drink!

Photos by Maria Lamb Drinking our fruits and veggies is a portable and easy way to add the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables to our diet. Making or buying healthy smoothies and freshly squeezed juices allows you to customize flavors to your individual taste. You can also reduce the amount of sugar by controlling what is added – perfectly […]

Newcomers Step up Their Moves

On Wednesday, August 9th, the Newcomers met for their monthly luncheon at Hideaway Beach Club. Spectacular views, beautiful surroundings, and impeccable service added to the event. The luncheon began with a social hour followed by a delicious Chicken Cobb Salad lunch at noon with a refreshing pineapple sorbet for dessert. Following the dessert, the ladies were treated to a dance […]

Boating Safety Starts Early

On a recent Saturday morning, six children, ages 8 to 14, attended Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s (MISP) firstever class for young children, taught by current Commander Rhonda Gloodt and past Commanders Peggy and Ted Reiss. Junior member Joey Puell was also a presenter with a real life experience to convey. Fourteen-year-old Joey had his leg severely cut by […]

Houses of Worship

Capri Christian Church 111 E Hilo St, Isles of Capri 239-642-6233 Chokoloskee Church of God Demere Ln, 239-695-3735 Copeland Baptist Church 900 Church St, Copeland 239-695-2900 Everglades Community Church 101 S Copeland Ave, Everglades City 239-695-4787 First Baptist Church 416 School Dr, Everglades City 239-695-3871 The Family Church 1450 Winterberry Dr 239-394-1646 Goodland Baptist Church 412 Mango […]


City of Marco Island All meetings at City Hall 1st Conference Room, 51 Bald Eagle Dr., unless noted. AUGUST 18 Planning Board Meeting – 9am. AUGUST 21 Regular City Council Meeting – 5:30pm. AUGUST 23 Ad Hoc Parking Solutions Committee – 3pm. AUGUST 29 Code Enforcement Magistrate Meeting – 11:30am. SEPTEMBER 1 Planning Board Meeting – 9am. Collier County All […]


CHECK OUT OUR NEW INTERACTIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS SECTION AT WWW. COASTALBREEZENEWS. COM. AUGUST 18 National Honey Bee Day BOGO – 9am-4pm. In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot combine with other offers. Must pay at door. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 […]