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Felony Arrest & Charges

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 18, 2019

Acting Chief of Police, David Baer released the following statement: Cameron Foss, an 18 year old male from Everglades City, was arrested after Marco Island PD Officers observed a suspicious vehicle in Mackle Park at 1106pm on July 17. Foss has been charged with multiple felony drug offenses after being found in possession of $3,400, body armor, a loaded Glock […]

Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway Helps Kids Achieve Dreams

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 17, 2019

A child’s dreams shouldn’t be defined by their family’s financial circumstances. Lipman Family Farms opens doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through the Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway, an annual event now in its eighth year that provides free school supplies and other tools of success. Thanks to generous donations and community support, this year’s giveaway, set for August 3 […]

Letter to the Editor: Are Marco’s Beaches Receiving Their Fair Share?

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 17, 2019

Recently, you published my letter regarding water quality issues at the Tigertail lagoon. Since writing, I have done some follow-up work on County budgets and expenditures, and I believe these figures will be of interest to Marco residents. First, Collier County collects Tourist Development Tax (TDT) dollars from both Naples and Marco Island. In the last three fiscal years (FY […]

Summer Theater Camp at the YMCA

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 16, 2019

Long Day For City Council

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 16, 2019

Marco Island City Council met twice on Monday, July 15 regarding important city issues. They first assembled in council chambers 9 AM to continue their review of the operating portion of the proposed 2019-20 municipal budget. Council has held other budget reviews this spring which have included all aspects of revenue and spending proposals. This would be the last meeting […]

Seaweed Cleanup Scheduled for Tuesday

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 14, 2019

If you’ve been to the beach lately, you may have noticed a collection of grayish or dark blobs known as sea squirts. According to Adam DiNuovo, a biologist for Audubon, Florida, “Wind and waves have brought them to our tidal zones and they are harmless.” And when you step on them water squirts out! Sea squirts are live creatures that […]

Jacob Winge Announces Candidacy for Collier County Commission, District 1

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 13, 2019

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Jacob Winge, 4th generation Neapolitan filed to run for Collier County Commissioner in District 1, which encompasses East Naples, Marco Island, the Isles of Capri, Goodland and surrounding communities. Winge is a graduate of Barron Collier High School and Florida SouthWestern (previously Edison) State College. For over a decade Jacob has been a tested and […]

Rockabilly Hall of Fame Guitarist and His Trio to Perform at Center for the Arts

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 11, 2019

Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present the award winning guitarist from Bill Haley’s Comets, Denny Scott. For 10 years he toured with the group and played the guitar on the early rock and roll anthem“Rock Around the Clock” plus “See You Later Alligator” and “Shake Rattle and Roll.” Denny Scott assembled for the Art Center a […]

Marco Realtors Charged in Ponzi Scheme

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 05, 2019

For the last six months the State Attorney’s Office for the 20thJudicial Circuit has been involved in the investigation which resulted in the arrests and charges against two individuals.  Joseph Charde, broker/realtor of the Charde Group at Oneir Realty, Inc. of Marco Island was charged with six felonies and a RICO charge.  In addition to Charde, Allen Duquet was charged […]

Charde & Duquet Accused of $6M Scheme

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | July 03, 2019

Synopsis of Investigation On January 15, 2019, real estate agent Allen Roy Duquet was arrested at his home located in Naples, Collier County, Florida and charged with a Scheme to Defraud, Grandtheft, and a violation of the Florida Money Laundering Act. These charges involved stealing $300,000 from Kathleen Finnegan Aimino during a real estate transaction in Charlotte County, Florida. In […]