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LTE: Jim Richards for City Council

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 20, 2018

I am excited and proud to officially announce my candidacy for Marco Island City Council. I look forward to representing all residents of Marco Island. I will run a positive campaign, one in which I will display integrity and honesty in all my interactions and treat all that I encounter with the utmost dignity. It is time for a fresh look […]

Former Everglades City Mayor Arrested

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 18, 2018

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sammy Hamilton, 84, on July 16, 2018, for one count of grand theft and 16 counts of official misconduct. Sammy Hamilton is a former mayor of Everglades City. He was elected mayor in November 1995 and served until his resignation from office in September 2017. Reports […]

East Naples Civic Association Hosts Candidates Forum

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 18, 2018

Notice is hereby given that two or more members of the Collier County Board of County Commissioners will attend and participate in a Candidates Forum hosted by the East Naples Civic Association at noon, Thursday, July 19, at the Players Club and Spa, 8060 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113. Subjects discussed at this forum may be up for discussion and action at future meetings of the Board of County Commissioners.  […]

“Big, Bold & Beautiful” Creations Adorn the Center for the Arts

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 17, 2018

At the July Second Tuesday Opening Reception, art lovers enjoyed a free buffet compliments of Joey’s Pizza & Pasta as they perused the new “Big, Bold & Beautiful” exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the arts. Featured artists of the month included: Alyssa Baladad, Betty Newman, Timothy M. Parker, and Eric Walton. The work of Gail Coppock is featured […]

Celebrate Christmas in July with Karaoke at The SpeakEasy

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 16, 2018

Camp Able Welcomes Campers

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 12, 2018

Camp Able welcomed the arrival of this year’s campers at the transformed Space-themed Marco Island campus. Check back to coastalbreezenews.com for more coverage and photos from Camp Able 2018.

Sea Turtle Update

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 10, 2018


Emergency Order Halts Discharge from Lake Okeechobee

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 10, 2018

  Governor Rick Scott has issued an emergency order in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers. This emergency declaration allows the Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District to waive various restrictions and regulations […]

City Employee Charged with DUI

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 09, 2018

Lina Upham, Purchasing and Risk Manager/Deputy City Clerk for the City of Marco Island, was arrested Saturday, July 7 and charged with a first offense DUI. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Report, one witness claimed that Upham was driving northbound on Collier Boulevard when she “crossed over the median into oncoming traffic and struck the mangroves” on […]

Music in the Garden

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 08, 2018

The Naples Botanical Garden was alive with music when The Woodwork brought their unique sound, a blend of Indie, Folk and Jazz, to the gardens. Visit coastalbreezenews.com and see our next issue for more photos and to read about their performance.