Coastal Life

IT’S SPRING! Step on Those Cracks and Invite New Growth

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

I used to recite the old rhyme while walking down the sidewalk at my elementary school, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” and would superstitiously avoid the cracks because breaking her back would be heartless and cruel. Plus, I didn’t want to take even the tiniest chance that the rhyme might be true. On the way back from […]

Caxambas Republican Club’s Guest Speakers


The Caxambas Republican presented their March guest speakers at the Center the Arts on recently. Bob White is a candidate for Florida Governor and Chris Crowley, a candidate for State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit. Bob White is a 4th generation Floridian, he wants to do everything he can to make sure that Florida is the “best state in […]

Millionaire Choices: Getting Personal, It’s Your Health…



We Are the Custodians When all is considered, we don’t own much, no matter how much wealth we may have accumulated. We don’t own our health; we are the caretakers of it. We have freewill, thus some choose to abuse themselves with addictive substances or practices (including workaholics) and others prioritize a healthy lifestyle. Of course, there is no escape […]

Colon Cancer Awareness is a Year-Round Event

To Your Health


Well, I just made it! The publication date for this specific issue of Coastal Breeze News is March 30 so it is still technically National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s some background: President Clinton officially named March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month in February 2000. Since that time, this designation has led to an annual parade of patients, survivors, […]

Protecting Marco’s Gopher Tortoises



Gopher tortoises (gopherus polyphemus) are the oldest residents of Marco Island. There is a large population of gopher tortoises located in the Estates area on Inlet, Caxambas Drive, Watson, Ludlow Copeland and South Barfield. Tortoises have been around for millions of years. But here in Marco Island, gopher tortoises are no match for speeding cars, drastic loss of habitat due […]


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