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Stranded Manatee Rescued on Marco Island Beach

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | December 31, 2019

Audubon of the Western Everglades’ shorebird steward, Brittany Piersma was at Residents Beach at 6:30 Tuesday morning and noticed flashing lights at the entrance to Big Marco Pass.  Through her bird scope, she could see two MIPD vehicles. A beachgoer informed Brittany that there was a stranded manatee. Immediately, Brittany walked over to the manatee location to make sure the […]

Calusa Garden Club Presents “Container Gardening With Unusual Plants and Planters” and Hosts Plant Sale

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 05, 2019

Maria Schoenfelder, a Master Gardener, will present a slide show on Container Gardening with Unusual Plants and Planters on Monday, November 11, at 1:15 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church as part of Calusa Garden Club’s November meeting. The public is invited to attend Schoenfelder’s presentation and the Calusa Garden Club plant sale that will follow. Members will bring cuttings […]

2nd Annual Knights of Columbus Car Show

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 05, 2019

On November 2, 2019 the 2nd Knights of Columbus Car Show took place at San Marco Church parking lot on Marco Island. Among the many beautiful cars was a very special vehicle on display, a 2019 Ford GT Super Car, one of only 500 produced in the United States. The Celtic Spirit Irish dancers performed and Steve Reynolds was the guest […]

Missing Person Located, Investigation Ongoing

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 05, 2019

Police Captain/Public Information Officer David Baer has released the following statement on behalf of the Marco Island Police Department: On November 4th, 2019 at 10:09 PM the Marco Island Police Department was dispatched to 140 Seaview Court regarding a suspicious person. Collier County Dispatch notified Marco Island Police that two female children (16 & 4 years old) were on the […]

Marco Men’s Club Celebrates Halloween

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 04, 2019

Columbiettes Treasures in the Trunk Sale Fundraiser

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 03, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the San Marco Columbiettes will host a Treasures in the Trunk Sale Fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 8 AM – 12 noon. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your new, used or antique treasures from the trunk of your vehicle.  Vendors must be set up by 7:30 AM. […]

Spooktacular 2019 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 02, 2019

The City of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Spooktacular celebration at Mackle Park brought together islanders of all ages for some Halloween fun.

Marco Island Historical Society Kicks Off New Season

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 29, 2019

On November 7th and November 18th at 7 PM the Marco Island Historical Society will host fascinating speakers at Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.  MIHS members are admitted free and non-members are asked to pay $10. Doors open at 6:30 PM. In 1521, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon attempted to settle Florida at the mouth […]

Champions For Learning Announces Collier County Teachers of Distinction

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 29, 2019

Champions for Learning is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Teachers of Distinction for Collier County. As part of the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, each school in Collier County Public Schools has the opportunity to nominate a teacher and best practice to highlight on behalf of their school. From this group of 53 Teachers of Distinction, Champions For Learning’s community-based […]

Recognizing Merchant Mariners 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 23, 2019

Allow me first to express my gratitude to American Legion Post 404 of Marco Island for the decision to honor the U.S. Merchant Marine at the 2019 Veterans Day Ceremony to be held on 11/11/19 at 11 AM at Veterans Community Park. As a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I can attest that the entire maritime community […]