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Meet Your Area Dolphins

By Staff | July 06, 2018

The Research Team on board the Dolphin Explorer is happy to share information about your area dolphins with the Coastal Breeze News readers. Each edition an individual will be profiled so that you, too, might get to know them. Dolphins can be identified by the nicks and marks on their dorsal fins. Meet Capri Capri was named after the Isles […]

2018-07-06 E-Edition

By Staff | July 06, 2018

Reconstruction of Villa de Marco Seawall Commences

By Staff | July 06, 2018

September 10, 2017, is a day many on the island have been happy to put behind them. However, for the residents of Villa de Marco West it has represented a long 9 months of work and negotiations. Those long hours have culminated with the commencement of work to restore their seawall and grounds to normal, while allowing some of their […]

Crossing For A Cure A Visit from Piper and Travis

By Staff | July 06, 2018

For the last year, the Coastal Breeze News has followed Marco Island Police Officer Josh Ferris as he prepared, fundraised, and eventually competed in the 2018 Crossing for a Cure, an endurance paddleboard event that raises money for families living with cystic fibrosis. This June, after completing the epic journey, from the Bahamas to Lake Worth, Florida, Josh took home […]

Time For a Serious Conversation and Action

By Staff | July 05, 2018

In our nation, as well as within the state of Florida and its individual counties, a major debate has been raging for some time now regarding the issue of medical marijuana usage. The issue sometimes is blurred as the discussions overlap between medical marijuana and the more controversial recreational use of the product. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive compound […]

ENCA Hosts Q & A | Meet the County Commissioner Candidates

By Staff | July 05, 2018

Join the East Naples Civic Association at its July luncheon, as the ENCA hosts a Board of County Commissioner Candidate Q & A. Meet & Greets lay the foundation for any candidate’s campaign, helping to establish trust, admiration and confidence among voters. The Board of County Commissioner Candidate Invitees are:   Gary Petit-Dor – District 4   Stephen Jaron – […]

County Approves COPCN With Stipulation

By Staff | July 05, 2018

The Collier County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to grant Marco Island a one year Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) at their June 26 meeting in Naples. The vote came after Ms. Janet Vasey, a member of the Collier County Emergency Medical Authority, quoted from a minority report from the abovementioned advisory board that found fault with the […]

Road to Change

By Staff | July 05, 2018

Elders often feel that today’s youth lack motivation and involvement. However, Monday’s press conference, voter registration drive, and rally regarding gun violence, led entirely by high school students and recent graduates, may change that opinion. Their road to change first began on a tragic day in February 2018. The lives of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were […]

Caxambas Boat Park to Close for Renovations

By Staff | July 05, 2018

The Caxambas Boat Park, 909 Collier Court, Marco Island, will be closed from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20, 2018 for parking lot renovations. The parking lot will be closed to all traffic. Boaters coming to the park by water will have access to fuel, bait, and the amenities provided by the ship store. Boaters are encouraged to use […]

Plasticity, Not Plastics, in Diet of Kemp’s Ridley Turtles

By Staff | July 05, 2018

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was recently awarded a research grant from the Sea Turtle Grants Program. Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid, Mr. Greg Curry of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Dr. Jeff Seminoff with NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center will continue their collaborative studies on the role of Kemp’s ridley turtles in the estuarine food web […]