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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 […]

Our Most Valued Asset

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The members of the Marco Island City Council face some enormous challenges as they close out the first two quarters of 2018 and head into the next half of the year. The community is seen by many as somewhat dysfunctional, having faced a number of issues since the unfortunate incident which saw the latest city manager ejected from his position […]

Defining the Meaning of the Day

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This weekend many in our nation will lose sight of the importance of a special day of remembrance regarding the sacrifices we have made as a people. It is a day that has been called many things, unfortunately some only refer to it as a three-day holiday and that is regrettable. On Monday, May 28 we will be remembering the […]

The Vision for the Future

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The debate regarding charter schools as a choice that parents have for their children’s education is one which has continued to the point of contention within educational circles for many years now. The contentious nature of the debate and the lack of vision for the next 20 years in education could be a detriment to our abilities to compete in […]

Respecting Those Who Protect Us All

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When I was growing up in Penacook, New Hampshire, we’d walk every day to school. We didn’t have a bus to pick us up for the three quarters of a mile walk or our mothers to take us each day in the back of a big SUV or fancy automobile. Most families didn’t have the luxury of having two cars, […]


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