Steve Stefanides

National Commander of American Legion Visits Marco Island


Earlier in February, American Legion Post 404 in Marco Island was honored when the National Commander of the American Legion paid a visit to the island to view in person the Veterans’ Memorial which is located at Veterans’ Community Park. The memorial, which was built primarily from donations made by Marco Island residents and visitors, had been a highlight of […]

Legislature Looking at Diminishing Home Rule


The battle by homeowners to retain some control over what has been seen by some as a negative impact on single family neighborhoods has taken a hit in the Florida Legislature. Get the full story here.

Council Approves New Fire Station Plans


At the recent meeting for the Marco Island City Council, they discussed a development plan for the new facility that will replace Fire/Rescue Station 50, and more. Get the full story here.

Aids to Navigation Key to Safe Boating


Coastal Breeze writer Steve Stefanides discusses the advances in boat safety and their importance.

When the Train Goes Off the Track

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides discusses some issues he has with the recent redevelopment plans, in his column, More Straight Talk.

Time to Get to Work

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides presents the next issue of his column, More Straight Talk.

Yacht’s Grounding A Symptom of The Real Problem


An incident which occurred early last week in the channel leading into the Marco River had mariners around the island speculating and discussing what may have happened early in those hours on February 9th.

Flags for Heroes A Huge Success


A spectacular demonstration of love and respect rose up out of the ground at the corner of Sand Hill Street and San Marco Road this week. It is part of a fund-raising effort made by the Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island in conjunction with the Greater Marco YMCA. Motorists, bikers and walkers saw row after row of Old Glory […]

Walker Marine Group Sold


  OneWater Marine, Inc., a publicly traded company on NASDAQ, announced last week the acquisition of Walker Marine Group, owned by James Walker here on Marco Island. They are acquiring all of the sales of new and used marine craft, as well as the entire service and parts operations which were part of the Walker Group. Walker will maintain ownership of the properties which are part of the locations […]

Former Councilor Arrested on Six Felony Counts


Breaking news as Marco Island Councilor Victor Rios has been charged with over six criminal charges.