Rotary Seeks Sponsors and Donors for Spirit Awards

Letter to the Editor

Dear Friends, On April 7, 2019, the Rotary Club of Marco Island will hold its Annual Spirit Awards Gala at the Bistro Soleil. This Gala is a celebration of those who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Community. The festivities include a lively social hour, a delicious dinner, spectacular Silent Auction and presentation of Spirit Awards. The proceeds from this […]

The Florida Bar

Letter to the Editor


After notification that the complaints referencing Attorneys Gabriel and Grifoni would be closed at this time, I forwarded all the documents with an e-mail to Council stating that fairness dictated this decision be acknowledged. Conscientiously my intent was to appear at the 2/19/19 Council Meeting to enter this outcome into the record. I was surprised to be told of the […]

Renter’s Dilemma

Letter to the Editor


The drive from Chicago to Marco was a long one.  A few days ago, my wife and I arrived in Marco to spend a few weeks in this beautiful island paradise. We both had visions of walks on the beach, an unobstructed view of the sunset and short walks to great restaurants. We looked forward to our HomeAway rental which […]

2019-03-01 E-Edition

Who’s Zooming Who?

All That Glitters

Wow! In the last Breeze column I mentioned the fact that some folks were under the impression that their supposed “diamonds” may not be real diamonds. That sparked an influx of curious folks who wanted to be sure of the fact. Let’s just say I looked at a lot of nice and not-so-nice diamonds these past two weeks. The results […]

What’s Next?

Ask the CFP

“Possibilities don’t add up, they multiply.” ~ Paul M. Romer, American Economist Question: I’m in my early sixties and considering retirement. During the 2008 recession I started a small business I hope to sell in the next few years. What suggestions do you have that may help me prepare for the sale? Answer: The 2018 Market Pulse Survey produced in […]

Getting Prepared For A Special Visit

Ask the Life Coach

Dear Coach, I found your column at the Coastal Breeze online as I was researching what to do on Marco Island when my partner and I visit my grandparents this winter. Although they know I’m gay, they have never seen me with another woman, much less the love of my life. I’ve let them know we are coming together. I’m […]

‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ is a Raw, Emotional Tale

Book Remarks

“Sorrow is food swallowed too quickly, caught in the throat, making it nearly impossible to breathe.” History can be harsh. Harsher when it forces you to confront a detestable chapter in American history. Harshest when it’s told in a manner that makes you feel as if you are living it. “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward, is a raw, authentic […]

Tournament Tough

Coach Wayne’s Corner

All of you who follow my column on a regular ongoing basis know that I have been focusing on goal setting, improving our strokes, along with increasing our consistency, and lowering our percentages of unforced errors. If you are a new reader, you can archive my columns at coastalbreezenews.com, and bring yourself up to speed in regards to where I am […]

Meet Payton

Meet Your Area Dolphins

This adult female is not always seen around the Marco waters. She is an occasional visitor from the Naples area, but we have been seeing her a lot lately because… she has a new calf! We anticipate that she will remain in the area with her new little one,  Marvel, for a while. Eventually Payton and Marvel may make the […]