Feature Stories

Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence 5K Walk/Run

Mark Your Calendars for October 13, 2018

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Take a Stand against DV 5K. Sponsorship Levels: $1,500- Title Sponsor Name on Race Shirt. Banner provided by Sponsor at Race Start, Water Station, Registration Table, Yard Sign, and in Press Releases. $500- Gold Sponsor Name on Race Shirt. Advertise at Water Station, Registration Table, Yard Sign, and in Press Releases. $250- Silver Sponsor Name on Race Shirt. Advertise at Registration table, […]

New & Improved Marco Island App


Now Marco Island has a new and improved smart phone app. Local weather warnings, Marco radar and lightning alarms are included along with a daily composite of local Marco news and a list of events on the island. The older version must be uninstalled and the new version uploaded to take advantage of the new design which was unveiled this week. […]

Council Narrows Search For Next Interim-City Manager


Marco Island City Council on Monday evening voted to push ahead with a process which may see up to five individuals invited to interview for filling the position of “Interim City Manager.”  That process will begin in earnest when deep background checks on five individuals are returned to the city and discussed at the September 4 council meeting. Council voted […]

Marco Artist’s Mural Beautifies Bonita


The City of Bonita Springs has unveiled it’s latest public art piece, a six-piece mural commissioned by local Marco Island artist Jarrett “J.J.” Stinchcomb. Since 2005 the City of Bonita Springs has implemented the Art in Public Places program, an ordinance that requires money to be set aside for public art any time there is new construction or renovation made […]

First Day of School at Tommie Barfield Elementary


What do you get when you mix new clothes and backpacks, nervousness, excitement, awe, jitters and smiles? The first day of school, of course!  There were more smiles than tears as the kids streamed into Tommie Barfield Elementary School for their first day back.

Treating Active Military to Paradise

Stepping Stones


Imagine returning from an active tour of duty overseas, anxious to spend some quality time with the ones you love, and then the phone rings. Without hesitation you explain to your family that your country needs you and you must leave… again. This is a lifestyle for active servicemen in the U.S. Army. For Sgt. Jhonnie Alvarado it became a […]

A Weekend at Sebastian Inlet


With the summer coming to an end, enjoying a weekend camping seemed like a great idea to have some family fun. Our choice for a quick, weekend getaway? Sebastian Inlet State Park. A search of floridastateparks.org introduced us to Sebastian Inlet and its amenities, such as beach access on the Treasure Coast and a dog-friendly campground; ingredients for an exciting […]

Leadership Marco Media Day With Coastal Breeze News


Ever wonder what it’s like to be a reporter? Curious about how a newspaper gets made? The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Marco 2018 class discovered the answers to these questions, and many more on Media Day. The class spent a busy day learning about local media outlets in Naples, Fort Myers and here on Marco Island. The group […]

Experience the Energy of Art

at the Marco Island Center for the Arts’ ‘Power It Up’ Exhibit

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the Marco Island Center for the Arts held their Second Tuesday Opening Reception. The theme for the exhibit this month is “Power It Up” The Energy of Art. Naples native, Juliana Meek, director-owner of Harmon-Meek Gallery, juried this month’s show. Betty Newman won first place with “Calypso.” Second place went to Karen Swanker’s “Remove at […]

For Jennifer Edwards, it’s all about the ‘Integrity of our Electoral Process’


At the August 10thluncheon for the Women’s Republican Club of Naples, Federated, Litha Berger of Marco Island introduced Jennifer Edwards referring to her strength. “She is tiny but don’t underestimate her strength.” Melissa Blazier, Jennifer’s Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections totally agreed. Jennifer Edwards has been in office for 18 years and is committed to the next election cycle in […]


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