Millennial Mogul Offers Inspiration to Black Friday Shoppers

Back in October, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Jean Marie for an article which appeared in the October 26th edition of the Coastal Breeze News. Peter Jean Marie is the sharp-dressed Naples resident with his sights set on carving out a name for himself in the fashion world as he embarks on his Dream Big Campaign. To me, […]

American Jukebox Brings Hits to the Marriott

The “American Jukebox” musical revue lives up to its name with its genre-spanning mix of hits from the ‘50s through today blended with selections from recent Broadway and movie favorites. A recent four-performance run at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort marked the show’s world premiere. It also marked the second consecutive year that Paradise Production debuted one of […]

Washed Ashore: Plastic Trash Transformed into Art

Ocean trash is a huge problem. Symbolically, that is the message from the 11 giant sculptures now on display at the Naples Zoo. Most of the plastic used for these sculptures were collected from beaches in the Pacific Coast and each sculpture was designed by a lead artist and then created through the collaboration of many artists. Washed Ashore is […]

Bohemian Rhapsody: You’ll be Having a Good Time!


“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a dramatic chronicling of the famous British rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). From their beginnings as a small band, to the origins of their numerous popular songs, all the way to their famous performance at the 1985 Live Aid Concert. However, the story also delves into Mercury’s life—his marriage to Mary […]

Your Wildest Dreams


If you could suddenly have that ultimate and perfect piece of jewelry you have always wanted right this minute, what would it be? Many of the ladies I have asked that question to answered they would like a beautiful high quality diamond at least two carats in a ring or a pendant, some said a one carat stud in each […]

Elevation: A Feel-Good Novel by Stephen King


“Hands on a clock, numbers on a bathroom scale, weren’t they only ways of trying to measure invisible forces that had visible effects? A feeble effort to corral some greater reality beyond what mere humans thought of as reality?” “Elevation” by Stephen King doesn’t necessarily try to answer this weighty philosophical question but it is an interesting thought to consider […]

Add Local Artistic Flair to Your Gift Giving

Celebrate the artistry of our very own Marco Island artists with a visit to the gift galleries at the Marco Island Center for the Arts gift shop and The Marco Island Historical Museum. Both gift galleries showcase an amazing display of handmade, one-of-a-kind, crafted gifts for all occasions. Their artistry is reflected in their beaded links; timeless pearls and silver […]

Art Center Thanks Patrons for Early Support of Gala

Marco Island Center for the Arts Board Member and Gala Chairperson Kimberly Porter hosted a patron party for the early sponsors and supporters of The Gala “Celebrate Art by the Sea,” which will take place on February 16, 2019. This private thank you party was held at the Marco Island Yacht Club with Chef Robert Aylwin II preparing delectable hors […]

Martinis Upstairs Hosts Danksgiving VI

Danksgiving marks the annual kick-off of Martinis’ live music line-up for season. The day after Thanksgiving, islanders and music lovers headed to Martinis Upstairs, located at 695 Bald Eagle Drive, for an evening of reggae. Three popular acts (El Dub, Wilder Sons, and SOWFLO) performed at the annual Danksgiving concert. “It’s always a special time of year. A time to […]

Exciting Season of Shows at Marco Lutheran Church

Marco Lutheran Church has been in the play production business for 25 years! The first musical performed in the now Great Room Theatre, was “Godspell,” way back in 1994. The collaborative project with actors from all over the Naples and Marco community established a long running series of theatrical offerings for our island residents. Broadway favorites like “Man of La […]

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