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A Plethora of Book Characters Were Identified at an Engaging Tommie Barfield Event

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Jory Westberry discusses the Literacy Night parade at Tommie Barfield Elementary School, in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

Women Golfers Stepped Up to Support Our Daily Bread Food Pantry

  January 27, 2021 was a very successful fundraising day for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. It was held by the Women’s Golf Association at the Members Club at Marco and the course at the JW Marriott’s Rookery at Marco was the perfect setting for the event.  The field was limited to 100 women with golf play staggered during the day due to COVID restrictions. It turned out to be the […]

Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox Promises Love and Harmony for 2021

Coastal Breeze News writer Maria Lamb discusses Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox.

Chef’s Choice

Le Indya Naples - Where Guests are Equivalent to God

In the next edition of “Chef’s Choice,” the Coastal Breeze News takes a look at Le Indya Naples and their head chef, Suman Chaniyil.

Microgravity Works Wonders with Plant Transplants

An early challenge turned into a surprise success on the International Space Station that could be a boon for the future of space crop production.


For owners within the Belize Condominium Association it has been a journey of almost two years, beginning  with what they believed to be illegal acts concerning a board of directors election within the association.  Several owners had never submitted ballots but found ballots had been received by the association for that election with  what they said were forged signatures. Condo […]

Suspension Dates for Chief Frazzano and Chief Byrne

The suspensions for Police Chief Tracy Frazzano and Fire Rescue Chief Chris Byrne will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021 and be in effect for 30 days.    

Letter from Chief of Police Tracy Frazzano

COVID-19 vaccination from Chief Tracy Frazzano

  I would like to offer my heartfelt apology to the citizens of Marco Island, City Council, and the city staff for a decision I made that has negatively impacted our community. I provided a registration link to my husband with the belief that it would go live at the same time for everyone. That was not the case. We […]

Letter to the Marco Island Community

Dear Citizens of the Marco Island Community,  I wish to extend my sincere apology for my serious lack of judgement regarding a local COVID–19 vaccination appointment. I let you all down and I am forever remorseful for the harm I have caused. I have failed in my ethical responsibility to this community. I make no excuses as I know many […]


It was a very somber Michael McNees, City Manager for Marco Island who made the relatively short walk from  his corner office at City Hall to the downstairs lobby of the Marco Police Headquarters.  He would be there  to answer a number of questions from various media outlets regarding the swirling rumors concerning recent suspensions of both Fire Chief Chris […]

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