MIFRD Rescues Stranded Kayakers


Fort Lauderdale residents Camilo Quintero and Erika Noda wanted to do something spontaneous. It was a Saturday and the young couple, both 21 years old, had their eyes set on the west coast of Florida. They had plans for an impromptu kayak trip. Camilo and Erika set off for Brush Island, a picturesque mangrove islet located off the coast of […]

Pro Watercross World Championship


For four full days, Sugden Park was the place to watch some of the most exciting, heart-pounding jet ski action in the world. The Pro Watercross World Championship drew the world’s best watercross racers to Naples. The competition of both professional and amateur athletes was televised nationally on CBS Sports.

Hydroflight World Championship


The recent Hydroflight World Championship at Sugden Regional Park in Naples offered spectators a thrilling aerial display. Competitors from around the world soared over the water at great speeds and heights. In this extreme sport, personal watercraft jet propulsion is used to shoot water through hoses attached to hydro-flyers by jetpack or flyboard. Hydro-flyers are propelled into the air, to […]

A Gallery of Gifts for Everyone


he word “gift” can mean a present, an offering, a flair or a talent; while a gallery is defined as a place to showcase great works of art for exhibition or sale. How appropriate it is that the artisan boutique in the Marco Island Center for the Arts is known as a “Gift Gallery,” as it presents an offering of […]

MEALS OF HOPE

Event Yields 250,000 Meals to Fight Local Hunger

On Saturday, November 4th, the Marco Island Charter Middle School gymnasium was filled with excitement as 528 enthusiastic volunteers participated in the 10th annual Meals of Hope event. The effort was spearheaded by three of Marco Island’s service organizations: the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Noontime Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club. Throughout the year the groups, led by Bill “Captain […]

Farmers Market is Back!


A favorite among locals and visitors, the Farmers Market earned high marks on Trip Advisor, where it was named number 17 of “things to do” in Marco Island. But anyone who has visited the bustling market knows firsthand how special it is. Coastal Breeze News spoke with Samantha Malloy, Manager of Parks, Culture & Recreation for the City of Marco […]

Council Has Busy Week


Marco Island City Council has been meeting non-stop since November 1st, when they hosted a meet and greet for the city manager candidates at council chambers. They would again spend all day on November 2nd interviewing the four finalists for the top job within city government. Council reconvened November 2nd and moved forward to choose a new city manager for […]

Planning Board Tackles Contrasting Issues


The Planning Board continued their work on amending the Land Development Code (LDC) as it relates to issues concerning Residential Single Family Home Districts. The majority of these items were relative to bringing the city’s codes into compliance with the Deed Restriction, which paralleled those dimensional requirements as outlined in the city’s codes of ordinances. Considerable discussions were had regarding […]

Pedestrian Crossing at Bayside Court Nearing Completion


For residents along Seaview, Bayside and Amazon Courts their long wait for an improved, and hopefully safer, environment for walking and bicycling on Collier Boulevard may be shortly coming to fruition. Residents in that area have requested relief for several years. In May of 2016 the Marco Island City Council approved a consultant’s recommendation that a signalized intersection be added […]

Tea Towel Treasures


What is a tea towel and what makes it so different from a regular dish towel? In 18th century England, a tea towel was a very special drying cloth specifically used by the mistress of the house to dry and polish fine china teaware. Over time, in America, the tea towel has been demoted to fall in the ranks with […]