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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 […]

Marco Island Condominium Continues to Consider Breach of Environmental Regulations as Expedient

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 23, 2019

Dear Editor, The Madeira condominium on Marco island beach and its contractors have previously run roughshod over city and state regulations regarding coastal vegetation, as widely reported in the press including this paper. Despite these egregious breaches, the condominium is pursuing its application to use the beach as a staging area and site location for a crane to facilitate roofing […]

SAMI to Celebrate 50 Years

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 21, 2019

For many individuals who live on Marco Island, the time spent on the water is probably some of the most enjoyable time of their lives. But when you speak of boating, there is a segment of that group that has a special place in their hearts for the art of sailing, and the time they spend aboard their vessels. A […]

Muttster Mash                           

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 21, 2019

It was a howling good time at the Muttster Mash Halloween event at Pet Supermarket on 951/41 on Saturday. Assistant Manager Kasey Johnson emceed the activities while Jennifer Najera, Sales Lead Manager, assisted. A costume contest attracted all the party-goers. Charlie, a small dog dressed as a frog, took first place. Medusa won first place in the children’s category while […]

Recent Sea Turtle Strandings Caused by Red Tide

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 18, 2019

On October 18, 2019, Audubon Florida issued a press release stating that their staff and volunteers have documented a red tidal algal bloom in the immediate proximity of Marco Island, Naples and Ft. Myers. Six dead sea turtles were found in one 24-hour period alone, and Collier County has documented 20 dead sea turtles on the beaches since October 4th. […]

Chloe Agnew Performs at Center for the Arts

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 17, 2019

Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present Chloe Agnew a singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland. From the age of 14 she became one of the original and youngest members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman. Her singing debut was on Irish National Television at the age of 6. In 1999, her first appearance […]

Letter to the Editor: Free Educational Forum on Medical Cannabis

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 17, 2019

Green Balance Health and Wellness is excited to invite you to a free educational forum on medical cannabis that we are hosting on October 24th beginning at 5:30 PM. There has been a venue change, so the event will now be held at the Mackle Park Community Center in the Burrowing Owl room. The address is 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island. […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report – September 2019

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 15, 2019

The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled eight-hundred sixty (860), down 5% from a year ago. A total of sixty-one (61) properties sold in September, which was a decrease of 15% from September last year. Total dollar volume sold was $44.9 million, which was up 12% from September a year ago. One-hundred two (102) […]

Naples’ Favorite Holiday Spectacle is Back!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 08, 2019

What better way to celebrate winter in the tropics than with an annual lighted extravaganza awash in color? Stroll through the Garden, and marvel at the beauty of our collections illuminated in thousands of lights. Soak up the spirit of the season with family, friends, and loved ones as you sample specialty menu items from the Garden’s own Fogg Café […]

Letter to the Editor: Marco – Marijuana Marketplace?

By Coastal Breeze News Staff | October 08, 2019

At this week’s meeting, City Councilors discussed a proposed ordinance prohibiting the sale of recreational marijuana on Marco Island. Councilors Brechnitz, Reed and Roman supported exploring the ordinance. Unfortunately, the remaining four councilors, Grifoni, Honig, Young and Rios, opposed and prevailed. Grifoni and Honig tried to defend their opposition. Their logic was, in my opinion, well… illogical. Councilor Grifoni dramatically […]