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Celebrating Veterans

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 15, 2018

Two thousand people, including 700 Vietnam veterans, attended a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Jet Blue Park, hosted by Collier-Lee Honor Flight. Each veteran was introduced and congratulated before receiving an anniversary pin and certificate.

Hilton Marco Island Reopens Following $60 Million Transformation

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 14, 2018

Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and managers of commercial real estate today announced that the AAA Four Diamond Award winning, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will reopen its doors to guests in time for the Thanksgiving holiday following completion of an expansive $60 million interior and exterior transformation. The beloved 310-key resort enjoys […]

Marco Island City Council Meeting: Ceremonies and Surprises

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 14, 2018

For most who attended the Marco Island City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, they were prepared to watch family members and friends take the oath of office for the next four years to serve as councilors. They won that right by outpolling their competition in a hard-fought battle to carry out their agendas and keep promises made to voters […]

Response to John Arceri’s LTE

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 13, 2018

Mr. Arceri, I object to your characterization of Howard Reed, and would truly like to understand how you have determined that he is hurting our city.  You accuse him of a desire to make the council look dysfunctional.  Trust me, this council is plenty dysfunctional because of your 2 favored candidates, Grifoni and Honig.  I never imagined how 2 seemingly […]

Marines are 243 Years Old – Semper Fidelis!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 12, 2018

“First we fight for right and freedom; And to keep our honor clean;  We are proud to claim the title of UNITED STATES MARINE.” November 10th  is a special day for Marines around the world as they celebrated its 243rd birthday. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight […]

LTE: A Message from Rabbi Gross

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 07, 2018

George Washington in 1790 praised our young republic as an exemplary society which “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.”  Yet both bigotry and persecution have marked the recent action of some individuals, in the form of a shooting attack that killed eleven Jews at prayer in Pittsburgh on October 27– the most serious anti-Semitic act in American […]

City Council Election Results

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 06, 2018

Election results are in for the Marco Island City Council race. Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young and Victor Rios received the top votes. Out of the total votes reported (23,592), Erik Brechnitz received 24.86% of the vote (5,864 votes); Sam Young received 21.65% (5,108 votes) and Victor Rios 18.71% (4,414 votes). Jerry Swiacki received 17.67% of the votes (4,169 votes) and Jim […]

Back by Popular Demand!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 06, 2018

Based on rave reviews from last season, The Marco Players Theater is bringing you more of Bruce Kane’s one-act comedies! A gifted playwright with a special talent for comedy, Bruce Kane is known for his modern and contemporary one-act comedy plays as well as comical mysteries featuring Justin Thyme of the Fictional Bureau of Investigation. A special thanks to Annie […]

Traffic Fatality on Marco Island

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 06, 2018

According to a statement issued by Marco Island Police Captain David S. Baer, on November 5, 2018, at approximately 5:50 PM the Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments responded to 25 Front Street in reference to a single vehicle traffic crash with injuries. A male had crashed a scooter and was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. The male was […]

In My Opinion

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | November 05, 2018

From malicious lies to slanderous false accusations, Marco Island seems a magnet for dirty politics. This election has seen thousands of unsolicited spam emails even after repeated requests to be deleted, to venomous websites, and frivolous elections complaints. All timed to do the most damage possible. Dirty politics is the ONLY thing a particular “band of bullies” is good at! […]