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Full Steam Ahead to the CCPS STEAM Conference


Lucky Seven! Seventh year, that is, of the science conference that Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) offers for all the students, parents and teachers of Collier County. This STEAM Conference was bigger, better and had more participants than any previous– about 1,600 was the count. For several years the acronym was STEM until it was changed to STEAM. STEM = […]

Art, Food, Music & Fun in Goodland

Most everyone knows about the Mullet Festival and Goodland Art Fest. “People in the Know” drive or walk over for great food, dancing, shopping for unique art, listening to the Stan’s bands and the players in the park and, oh yes, lifting a glass, can, bottle or two. Find more photos from Mullet Fest in this issue of Coastal Breeze […]

Danny Mootispaw Gets a Hand Up, Part 2

Lowe’s Comes on Board

In the winter and spring of 2017, Cleve Smith had done everything he could in Goodland to drum up some interest in getting some help for Danny to repair the porous and rotting roof of his boat. Lots of offers came in, but none could overcome the logistics problem of getting the materials out to Danny’s boat. And then in […]

Look Again – There Are Wonders Right Before Your Eyes!


If you haven’t heard of or visited the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center (aka Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Center) at 300 Tower Road, you’re missing not only an aesthetic experience, but growth in knowledge and appreciation of our local natural environment. It’s just north on Collier Boulevard, take a left before you get to Walmart. For several years, I’ve […]

Danny Mootispaw Gets a Hand Up, Part One

His Newest Best Friend

Like many of us in Goodland, I had watched but kept my distance from an unkempt, long haired, bearded, and rather melancholy looking (some would say wild eyed) man, riding a makeshift bike around town or along San Marco Road. Occasionally, he would walk the streets of Goodland to the post office or to the restrooms at Margood Park. He […]

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