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Letters to the Editor Welcomed, But Please Follow Our Rules!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 19, 2018

Interested in voicing your opinion with a Letter to the Editor? Coastal Breeze News loves hearing from our readers, but please comply with our rules. Rules on Letters to the Editor: Coastal Breeze News will accept only one letter to the editor per letter writer, per 30-day period. All letters must be 250 words or less. Letters must include first […]

MIPD Officer Fired Following Investigation

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 18, 2018

The following statement was issued today by Police Captain David S. Baer of the Marco Island Police Department: After completing an Internal Affairs Investigation started on 3/29/2018, the Marco Island Police Department has terminated Police Officer Kevin Hennings effective 9/18/18. The Marco Island Police Department investigated former Officer Hennings for violations of Departmental General Orders stemming from on-duty inappropriate conduct with an adult […]

Hurricane Season – Are You Prepared? 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month, and while many communities in the Southeast are still recovering from last year’s historic natural disasters, FEMA encourages residents to take the time now to choose disaster preparedness as a personal priority this year.  “Last year was especially difficult for communities across our region,” said Region IV Administrator Gracia Szczech. “The Southeast endured severe storms […]

Marco’s New Emergency Radio Station 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

The City of Marco Island’s Emergency Information radio station is on the air! This system was deployed on September 10, 2018, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma making landfall on Marco Island.  During Hurricane Irma, citizens lost electrical power, internet, cell phones lost voice and data signals making it difficult to receive emergency information.   The city recognized it needed a […]

NCH Bloodmobile Visits Marco

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

When we think about emergencies and how they impact us we tend to concentrate on many of the issues that are usually front and center regarding how to respond to them. When it comes to hurricanes, we think about boarding up our homes and putting a plan in place for where to go. If the incident involves a fire in […]

Today’s Modern Family 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

This article marks the first in a series on Today’s Modern Family, where we will celebrate the uniqueness and similarities of how couples have chosen to expand their families. Today, we will take a glimpse into foster parenting and explore their overwhelming capacity to provide shelter, care, consistency, and love to children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected…while at […]

Lessons Learned From Irma 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

Whether it was in a coffee shop, at a local restaurant, in the grocery store or at the pharmacy you would inevitably run into a friend or a neighbor and the conversation would eventually turn to a discussion of where you were last year.  On Sunday, September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma roared ashore here on Marco Island and left a […]

A Scavenger Hunt to Romance

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

I’d like to bring you into our private home life for a sweet story about my granddaughter, Samantha, and her boyfriend Jeff (who works at CJ’s on the Bay, by the way).  It all started when Samantha got up and Jeff had a light breakfast ready for her before he left. As she finished, she found a picture of him […]

First Florida Integrity Bank Breaks Ground 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

First Florida Integrity Bank executives, along with representatives from the Marco Island city government and Chamber of Commerce participated in the ground breaking for the new 3,000 square foot single-story building located between Paradise Seafood and Walker’s Marine on Bald Eagle Drive.  “For years, First Florida Integrity Bank has had a storefront here on the island. We are very excited […]

Rough Season for Sea Turtles  

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | September 14, 2018

As of August 2018, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported more than 95 sea turtles have washed ashore on Collier County beaches. On average the FWC reports approximately 30 sea turtle “strandings” annually. According to Allen Foley of the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, this is about “double the average number of sea turtle deaths in […]