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Relay Raffle For Disney Vacation!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 20, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is holding a raffle for the chance to win four Disney tickets and a two night stay at an Orlando hotel. Buy Raffle Tickets: Where? At the ACS office, from a team member, and at the Relay Event. How much?  Seven tickets for $10 and 21 tickets for $20. Rules: You must be present at the time […]

In Memory of James R. Ferry

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 19, 2019

Pittsburgh native James R. Ferry, age 80, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 17. He was the son of the late James J. and Edna Ferry. Jim was the former president of Ferry Electric Company, an electrical contracting firm founded in 1926 by his father, James J. Ferry, and currently managed by his son, James J. Ferry II, who joined the […]

Government Services at Your Fingertips 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 13, 2019

Reporting a pothole, flooded road, downed tree, graffiti, or scores of other issues is now as simple as pulling out a smartphone in Collier County. Using Collier 311, which integrates directly with the county’s new citizen request management software, residents and visitors can notify Collier County Government staff as soon as they discover an issue. Those submissions are then routed […]

Butterflies & Floral Design at Calusa Garden Club Meeting

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 13, 2019

Calusa Garden Club met on March 11, 2019 for a workshop at the Calusa Park Butterfly Garden. The tour of the Butterfly Garden, located at 1441 Winterberry Drive across from the baseball fields, began with Susan LaGrotta telling the members about the Butterfly Release to be held on April 16 at 11 AM at the Butterfly Garden to celebrate the […]

Niblock Receives Slap on the Wrist

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 12, 2019

On Tuesday March 12, at 2:15 PM in the Collier County Courthouse the case against Dr. Lee Niblock on charges of first degree misdemeanor battery was adjudicated in the courtroom of Judge Michael J. Provost of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court. The case was scheduled to be heard at 3 PM on March 13 in the same courtroom before the […]

Endangered Clouded Leopard Kittens Open Their Eyes

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 12, 2019

Naples Zoo is excited to share that the two-week-old endangered clouded leopard kittens have opened their eyes and they now have names. The adorable kittens are curious about the world around them and they have beautiful blue eyes. The kittens have been named Jean and Janet. The names were selected for an anonymous donor that supported the clouded leopard exhibit and […]

More Plastic Trash from Beach Clean-up

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 11, 2019

“Trash is trash, whether it is biodegradable or plastic.”~ Katie O’Hara Thanks to the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron for a strong showing at the March 9th “Love your Beach” Clean-up at South Beach. The monthly beach clean-up was sponsored by Marco’s Beach and Coastal Resources Advisory Committee (BACR). Thanks to all the 60+ volunteers who showed up to […]

Call For Nominations

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 10, 2019

Throughout history, women have always made a difference in the lives of those around them. Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ mission was to save the Everglades, Betty Mae Jumper tirelessly fought to uplift the Seminole Tribe, and surely there is a woman in each of our lives that has made an impact. In honor of Women’s History Month, Collier County Museums is […]

Food Pantry Benefits from United Church’s Generosity

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 10, 2019

It is often said that you lead by example in this world and the Marco Island community is a perfect illustration of that phrase. The United Church of Marco Island opened the doors to Disseler Hall to host the annual Bargain Basket Fashion Show as part of their fundraising efforts to assist the many charities that the church supports. The […]

Marco Firefighter Terminated

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | March 07, 2019

The City of Marco Island Fire Rescue Department has terminated the employment of Marco Island Firefighter/EMT Nicolas Macchiarolo following his February 28th no contest plea to charges of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony. Macchiarolo, who is on probation for three years, was arrested in May 2018 for sending sexual texts to a minor female. The following statement […]