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Pour your ART out with Deb Reed

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 18, 2019

Members of the Sunshine Sisters of Marco Island gathered at Deb Reed’s studio and were ready to “Paint the Beach” in an abstract way. After a few moments of hesitation, Allyson, Lorraine, Marian, Betty, Sandy, Helen, Denise and Karen got started. Deb Reed made is so easy for everybody. She had the studio all ready, with a long working table […]

In Memory of Robert E. Nace

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 16, 2019

Robert “Bob” E. Nace, former resident and Mayor of Morris Township, New Jersey and most recently a resident of Marco Island, Florida, passed into external life on April 10, 2019. Well loved by family and friends, Bob was known for his strong faith, kind heart, compassion for others, and wonderful sense of humor. Passionate about preserving the township’s open spaces, […]

MIA Breaks Ground for Permanent Home

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 14, 2019

A historic milestone was achieved with this week’s groundbreaking ceremony for the construction project that will create permanent buildings at Marco Island Academy’s San Marco Road campus. Work will begin in June on Phase One, which will include a two-story building containing a multi-use gym with a stage and a school lobby at a cost of $4.5 million. Phase Two […]

Poetry in the Afternoon

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 14, 2019

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to a free poetry reading and reception on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2 PM. Naples poet Kyle Banta will read from his recently published first book of poetry “Intricate Illusions.” As a person with learning differences, Kyle Banta said he realized the need to “self-advocate …be true to myself… (and […]

In Memory of William Reeves Gaston, Sr.

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of William “Bill” Reeves Gaston, Sr announces his unexpected passing on May 11, 2019, while doing what he most enjoyed, flying his airplane. Bill was born on July 10, 1947, in Bryn Mawr, PA, the son of the late Benjamin M. Gaston, Jr and Margareta Gaston (Sloan). He was the youngest of […]

Happy Hour for Hope Fundraiser on the Marco Island Princess

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 13, 2019

On Monday , May 20 from 5-7 PM, Meals of Hope will hold a Happy Hour for Hope Fundraiser on the MARCO ISLAND PRINCESS themarcoislandprincess.com/rain or shine. THAT IS NEXT MONDAY! The PRINCESS is a terrific 85-foot yacht that cruises the waters around Marco for lunch, dinner and sightseeing.MARCO ISLAND PRINCESS is also available for private parties. Captained by RODGER PARCELLES […]

Governor DeSantis’ Veto Saves Marco’s Ban on Plastic Straws

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 12, 2019

Generally called “preempting” local control, HB 771 is a measure that would have prevented municipalities from imposing bans, including a ban on the use of single use plastic straws. On May 2nd, the Florida Senate passed an environmental bill in a 24-15 vote that prohibited local governments to “enforce any ordinance banning plastic straws until July 2024,” The bill, HB […]

Council Chooses Mike McNees as City’s Next Manager

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 07, 2019

The Marco Island City Council met in special session on Tuesday evening as they strove to finalize the almost two-and-a-half-year journey of attempting to fill the open position of City Manager. That vacancy was created in February of 2017 with the departure of former City Manager Roger Hernstadt and the ensuing odyssey. Chairman Erik Brechnitz thanked Ken Parker of the […]

‘I See You’ Exhibit on View at Marco Island Center for the Arts

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | May 07, 2019

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the invitational exhibit “I See You.” This show investigates the elements of portraiture by four participating artists that handle their respective subjects quite differently in content and medium. The artists are: Mila Bridger, Karen McEwen, Marjorie Pesek and Veronica Winters. These works are on display in the Lauritzen & […]

Taste of Marco is This Sunday, April 28!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | April 23, 2019

Feeding on the wing goes “cuisine classy” this Sunday at the Esplanade when the Greater Family Marco YMCA hosts the annual Taste of Marco. Chefs from more than a dozen local restaurants will offer portions from some of their finest food, while other attractions are the Ben Allen Band, two 50/50 raffles and a wine auction. The band is sponsored […]