Feature Stories

NEW Violations for Madeira


Greenscapes Landscaping and Madeira Condo were issued a Notice of Violation for the following ordinance violations: Dune Protection, Vehicle on the Beach and Landscape Certification (Greenscapes only).

In Memory of Roy Eaton – Author, Teacher, Coach…and Friend


Naples writer Roy Eaton passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Roy was a beloved teacher and coach for over 25 years. A talented writer and author, Roy was a valued contributor and dear friend to Coastal Breeze News and its staff. During Roy’s “retirement” he wrote and published over 34 short stories, essays and editorials, and seven books. […]

Sunflower Power at Pepper Ranch


Each year, during the first week of October, Pepper Ranch is blanketed with the spectacular Southeastern Sunflower (Helianthus agrestis).

Junior Gardeners Program A Popular Activity at TBE


The Junior Gardeners Program at Tommie Barfield Elementary School teaches kids about plants, how to grow them, and how to eat healthier.

Newcomers SPOOKtacular!

It was a Halloween SPOOKtacular Celebration at the Marco Island Yacht Club for the Newcomers. For months each A & E group secretly worked on their Halloween costume. As a first-time attendee of the Halloween event, I was amazed at the creativity. We laughed at some and were in awe of others as each group unveiled their costumes and marched […]

SAMI to Celebrate 50 Years


For many individuals who live on Marco Island, the time spent on the water is probably some of the most enjoyable time of their lives. But when you speak of boating, there is a segment of that group that has a special place in their hearts for the art of sailing, and the time they spend aboard their vessels. A […]

Muttster Mash                           


It was a howling good time at the Muttster Mash Halloween event at Pet Supermarket on 951/41 on Saturday. Assistant Manager Kasey Johnson emceed the activities while Jennifer Najera, Sales Lead Manager, assisted. A costume contest attracted all the party-goers. Charlie, a small dog dressed as a frog, took first place. Medusa won first place in the children’s category while […]

Recent Sea Turtle Strandings Caused by Red Tide


On October 18, 2019, Audubon Florida issued a press release stating that their staff and volunteers have documented a red tidal algal bloom in the immediate proximity of Marco Island, Naples and Ft. Myers. Six dead sea turtles were found in one 24-hour period alone, and Collier County has documented 20 dead sea turtles on the beaches since October 4th. […]

Chloe Agnew Performs at Center for the Arts


Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present Chloe Agnew a singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland. From the age of 14 she became one of the original and youngest members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman. Her singing debut was on Irish National Television at the age of 6. In 1999, her first appearance […]

Cross Country Invitational Comes a Long Way

Hundreds of runners descended on Marco Island thanks to the Marco Island Academy’s Cross Country Invitational held at Mackle Park last weekend. The annual race is organized under head coach Bruce Kretschmer. Bruce envisioned bringing the race to new levels and with the support of MIA, coaches, parents, athletes, and the Parks and Recreation Department, he has accomplished just that. […]


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