The Merchant of Venice


The community enjoyed a free performance of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice on Sunday, December 3rd at the Marco Lutheran Church. The very talented cast, from Marco Island Academy and Lely High School, were directed by Jacquielyn Wolff. See more photos and read more about the performance in the next issue of Coastal Breeze News.

Local Author Nominated for Reader’s Choice Award


Marco Island Writers member, Dolores Burton’s picture book for children, “Bully Billy is Back: The Burrowing Owls Are Worried” was nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. If you wish to vote for Bully Billy please follow the directions below: To vote, go to the 2017 Readers Choice Awards Voting Page, www.tckpublishing.com/readers-choice-voting. Click the right arrow to get to the Children’s Books Category (11/16). […]

Local First Responders Awarded


Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department’s Phoenix Award recognizes emergency personnel who successfully resuscitated a cardiac arrest victim from clinical death. These individuals were not breathing/had no heartbeat, and were literally brought back to life by first responders. The award is named after the Phoenix, a mythological bird that rose from the ashes after its death. In total, over 160 emergency […]

Need Help Finding the Perfect Gift?

Try the Center for the Arts Gift Gallery!

Tired of giving the same old gift every holiday season? Try something new this year and visit the Marco Island Center for the Arts Gift Gallery. The Marco Island Center for the Arts Gift Gallery is the perfect place to look for something unique, one-of-a-kind, fun, locally made, and beautiful. Visit the Center for the Arts Gift Gallery and browse […]

Marco River Holiday Boat Parade Planned

Enjoy the View From the Marco Island Yacht Club

Although the traditional Island Christmas boat parade was cancelled due to hazards on the route, a group of holiday-spirited boaters have planned a Marco River-only boat parade (safe route) on Saturday, December 9th. The best place on Marco Island to view the fun and watch Santa arrive by boat will be at the Marco Island Yacht Club. There will also be a raffle […]