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November 6th Election is Important

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As we begin to close in on the November 6 election date we can all be thankful that our time being deluged by robo-calls, mailboxes full of junk mail, solicitations from various entities seeking financial support for political parties and yes, the unfortunate anonymous emails from unknown senders and venomous websites, will shortly come to an end. I can’t believe […]

An Educated Voter Won’t Be Fooled

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The discourse on the American political scene continues to spiral to depths not seen since the Joseph McCarthy Era of the ‘50s. A time in our history we should have all prayed would never return. These changes to the climate of civility and reasonable discourse within our society cannot be tolerated by those who believe in the principles that this […]

Using Fear for Elective Advantage

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Kind of amazing how quickly time has flown over the last year. Just this last Saturday, on September 22 we celebrated the official beginning of the fall season. Prior to moving here 30 years ago it signaled a time to prepare for the onslaught of winter, which was not my favorite time of year. The great thing about fall in […]

Lessons Learned From Irma 


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 […]

Dedicated to Service Above Self

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Like me, I’m sure many of you have been glued to the many programs and news reports regarding the passing of Senator John McCain of Arizona. Unfortunately the early positive response to the Senator’s service to his nation has been marred by the cheap political theatrics which our political system has become famous for, but it is my sincere hope […]

Editorial & Opinion: Cast Your Vote

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We live in paradise on Marco Island and everyone that drives across the Judge Jolley Bridge attests to that as soon as they arrive and speak to any of us locals. Therefore, it is surprising that as a community we become embroiled in so many controversies. Some we unfortunately bring upon ourselves, while others are a result of trying to […]

Our Journey

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It has been an interesting couple of weeks, as the long awaited move into a new home that has all the personal touches and vision of my friend Janet have been realized. This, after about a 9 month process since we began that project. Thank God it was her vision and not mine, otherwise we’d be living out of old […]

Editorial & Opinion | Danielle

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I’ve often spoken of what it takes to make a community great. It really has little or no connection with buildings, organizations or the overall monetary value of land it sits on. None of this really matters in the long run in life. I’ve known people that think their value as a member of a community or organization is directly […]

Time For a Serious Conversation and Action

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In our nation, as well as within the state of Florida and its individual counties, a major debate has been raging for some time now regarding the issue of medical marijuana usage. The issue sometimes is blurred as the discussions overlap between medical marijuana and the more controversial recreational use of the product. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive compound […]

The Ongoing Miracle of Independence Day

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As you read our latest edition of the Coastal Breeze News we are closing in on another July 4th holiday and the celebration of 242 years since we declared our independence from old King George. Now mind you, it wasn’t a universally embraced endeavor. Approximately 40 to 45% of the population within the original 13 colonies supported the Patriots, while […]


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