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Collier County Growth Presentation

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | January 18, 2019

County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Mark Strain, Chief Hearing Examiner and Chairman of the Planning Commission reviewed a power point presentation with the East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) members at a meeting held at Fuller Funeral Homes’ Social Room. The audience heard about the growth trajectory for Collier County, what plans are in the works,  complete with maps and overlays […]

Calusa Garden Club Learns About Orchid Care

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | January 15, 2019

Over 36 Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island members listened in fascination to Charlette Roman and Linda Shockley, who gave a workshop presentation on their orchid collection. Roman and Shockley brought more than ten specimens of four varieties of orchids to display and discuss, including Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Dendrobium and Vanda. Also at the Calusa Garden Club meeting, Linda Ariel was […]

Jazz Wizards Magically Reappear at Center for the Arts! 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | January 14, 2019

Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to announce, as part of the Musical Interludes series, the return of Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio!  Direct from NYC these Juilliard trained musicians will bring traditional jazz to the Art Center again. Joining them is amazingly talented guitarist, Alex Wintz.   The concert is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from […]

LTE: Letter to City Council

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | January 10, 2019

Dear City Council,  During the period 2005 though 2008 there was negative publicity and criticism about the City’s plans to eliminate some 5,000 aging septic systems and put these homes on a central sewer system – which was the original intent of the Marco Island waste water design.  Prior members of City Council took a terrible public beating for their […]

Robbery Suspects Apprehended Following Chase

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | January 09, 2019

Marco Island Police and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office were busy on Tuesday evening as officers from the Marco department were dispatched to the Crescent Beach Apartments for the report of a robbery and carjacking. Upon completion of their dinner, a couple proceeded back to their residence near the Residents’ Beach at approximately 7:30 PM.  After dropping his wife off […]

Celebrate Safely

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | December 31, 2018

Tonight is New Year’s Eve and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants you to ring in the year 2019 safely. To do that, they are recommending that you follow these basic tips as you celebrate: Use a ride service or taxi, or designate a sober driver if you plan to drink. If you plan to host a party, provide non-alcoholic […]

Need a Laugh? Visit ‘Comic Relief’ Exhibition at Art Center 

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | December 28, 2018

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the January “Comic Relief” exhibition. Using cartoons, graphics, illustrations, fanciful narratives, and images with text, the exhibit’s six artists explore how elements of comics are no longer disposable entertainment but have become their own visual language. From the most charming to the rock ‘em sock ‘em superheroes, they all tell a story, and some an opinion. The artists displaying in “Comic Relief” are: Kayleigh Castle, David Horton, Lee Horton, Betty Newman, Douglas Smith and […]

Runners Blaze Through the 17 Hills of Marco

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | December 26, 2018

For runners familiar with Florida topography, running a race is often expected to be a pancake-flat affair. The Caxambas neighborhood of Marco Island, however, offers elevation-deprived runners a new challenge. The five-mile race route is touted as the “toughest course in Southwest Florida” and features a whopping 17 hills. According to Race Director Mark McGarrity, this is one of the […]

Holiday Tragedy on the Water Averted

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | December 25, 2018

Our pets quickly become members of our extended families as soon as they enter our homes. So, when one is injured or becomes ill, we immediately become very concerned and do all we can to nurse them back to health. On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 18 a local family who desires to remain anonymous were enjoying a wonderful day […]

Package Theft Arrest Made

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | December 23, 2018

The Marco Island Police Department on Monday, December 17 arrested one 14-year-old male juvenile from Naples for petty theft in conjunction with an ongoing investigation stemming from the theft of items from a porch on Jamaica Road. That incident occurred on Wednesday, December 12 at approximately 2:38 PM. “This was a cooperative effort between the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and […]