Festival and fun in the Everglades

Patricia Huff  Lots of things to do this weekend in the Everglades area! On Saturday, November 19, two events will keep you busy. The traditional Fall Festival will be held at the Chokoloskee Church of God beginning at 9:00AM until 4:00PM. A fish fry plate lunch will be served and this year the festival will feature pony rides, plant sales, […]

Kiwanis reading is fun!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Kiwanis Club has diligently worked the Reading is Fun (RIF) program three times per year. Many area parents learn about the program when their child comes home, proudly holding out a book and announcing, “Look what I got today!” The students choose their own book from a wide array of age appropriate titles and […]

Interactive Health Program

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Julie Cruikshank from Lee Memorial Health Systems led second and third grade Tommie Barfield students on a safari. Instead of looking for animals, their maps had clues leading them to different parts of the body. A body system safari! A treasure chest was filled with lifelike examples such as the hipbone Julie is shown holding. […]

Call for Knitters!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Sandy Boy collects hats! Lots and lots of hats! She knits them. She crochets them. She gathers them from others who, like Sandy, want to use their talents and hobbies for a good cause. This year, Sandy’s goal is 2,400 hats for Bedtime Bundles. At this time, she has 800 and that doesn’t include the […]

NEWS FROM SAN MARCO CATHOLIC CHURCH: Changes to the common prayer of the Mass

By Jane A. Marlowe In 2000, the late Pope John Paul II approved a Third Edition of the Roman Missal. Following two years of work, the Vatican Office of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments completed the revision. The Missal is the book of the Mass which contains all the prayers for the liturgical year. International […]

Everglades City Election Time

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Voting takes place at the Community Center, behind the fire station, on Tuesday, November 22, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Bring a picture ID. Two Council members are being elected for a four-year term period. Candidates are McBeth Collins, Parker Oglesby and Jim Tanksley. Mayor Hamilton, whose term expires is running unopposed. He will […]

Business Brief: Dry Clean and More

Mustafa Aslan, his lovely wife, Hitay, are originally from Turkey. Their family business, Dry Clean and More on Marco Island, is celebrating its 24th year of service to this community. What is the key to a long-standing success for a business such as Dry Clean and More? According to Mustafa, “If you’re going to do a job, do it well!” […]

2011 Holiday Décor

By Xiomara Martinez Home Decor When it comes to decorating our homes for the holidays, it is much easier to follow traditional décor like using ornaments for Christmas with red and green color schemes, or orange, yellow or brown themes for Thanksgiving. Some homemakers prefer tradition and others want to create a new look. If you go by current trends, […]

236 years old and still kicking… Semper Fidelis

Tarik Ayasun  The United States Marine Corps turned 236 on November 10, 2011, and my wife and I had the honor and privilege of attending the Commandant’s Birthday Ball at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center on the historic Potomac River in Washington, DC. We were the invited guests of our daughter Major Suzan Thompson and our son-in-law Major […]

2011 Salvation Army Canned Food Drive

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Tommie Barfield Elementary School’s Student Council, along with its sponsors, Kathy O’Brien and Jennifer Jewette, worked hard all month long promoting, assembling boxes, and counting cans for the Salvation Army Canned Food Drive. “The students are very eager and willing to help others,” said Kathy O’Brien. “The excitement is school wide.” TBE Morning Show provided […]