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What’s Next?

By Staff | February 28, 2019

“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

By Staff | February 28, 2019

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

By Staff | February 28, 2019

“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

By Staff | February 28, 2019

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

By Staff | February 28, 2019

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 […]

March Fishing Forecast in the 10,000 Islands

By Staff | February 28, 2019

With March, we will begin to see warmer days and calm waters in the 10,000 Islands area. It is also when the seasons begin to turn, and spring is on its way leaving the cold and harsh conditions of the previous two months in the past. Spring fishing season is finally here! While the weather definitely does get warmer in […]

Welcome Home, Tara O’Neill!

By Staff | February 28, 2019

Some say, “You can never go home again,” but that expression does not fly in our little town of Goodland. Goodland opens its arms for everyone, and opens its arms extra wide for our own Tara O’Neill, artist extraordinaire, who has decided to rebuild her home at 545 Coconut Avenue. Her yellow cottage was made famous as “Hurricane Irma’s Ground […]

Legislative Protection for Condo and HOA Buyers

By Staff | February 28, 2019

Buying a home or investment property is not without risk. Buyers should be working with experienced attorneys, Realtors and other professionals to avoid anticipated problems. But, buyers often move full speed ahead without professional advice. Many of these buyers feel that saving professional fees is more important than making sure their purchases is a good one and others do not […]

Birthdays

By Staff | February 28, 2019

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” ~ Author Unknown I just had a birthday. The number attached to my birthday did not end in a zero or even a five, so in terms of a milestone, it was not significant, however the importance of celebrating another year, or even another day, upright and breathing, […]

Lego Movie 2: Building Blocks For a Fun Film

By Staff | February 28, 2019

The original “Lego Movie” was released in 2014 where it received both commercial and critical acclaim for its heartwarming story and combination of stop-motion Lego pieces with computer animation. Five years later, after at least two spin-offs were produced, the original film has finally gotten its sequel. The only question now is can the new film capture the same credibility […]