Holiday Season in Goodland

By Natalie Strom The holidays are here! And Goodland is preparing for the season in many ways. Thanksgiving was celebrated in usual fashion: traditional turkey dinners were shared all over town. With Christmas now just around the corner, locals are looking forward to getting crafty, feeling jolly and decorating their Christmas trees. On December 3rd and 4th, Goodland will host […]


By Frances Diebler We had been gone for two and a half months and we were out of many staples. Fortunately, we had friends, Wally and Linda, who were living aboard their boat, TIRE SWING, long term and had their van shipped to Puerto Rico from Texas. It would have been cheaper for them to have bought an old […]

Is Sportsmanship Dead?

By Doug Browne On Thanksgiving Day, of all things, Detroit Lions defensive star Ndamkong Suh lost his cool and stomped on his opponent’s leg well after the whistle had blown the play over. It was bad enough that this young player affected his team’s ability to win the game but during an interview hours later, he tried to justify his […]


By Coastal Breeze News Staff  It’s old fashioned, but it’s new fashioned. A couple of entrepreneurs, Chris Quinton and Glenn Walton have brought a hot dog cart – specifically Beach Dogs – to town. You may see front man Chris around Marco Island behind his shiny new hot dog stand, a terrific mobile all-in-one device featuring a grill, refrigerator, sink […]


By Tara O’Neill I am so excited today, I’m grinning from ear to ear and my heart’s skipping like a 10 year old with a jump rope. Picture jump-roping. Now picture jump-roping and typing at the same time  – this could get messy. The Highwaymen are coming. Well, their paintings are. Against All Odds: The Art of the Florida Highwaymen […]

Mindy and Matt find love through Mackle Park

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  If you have spent any time at Mackle Park or the Farmer’s Market, chances are you have met Mindy Matusiak, Recreation Manager for the City of Marco Island. Islanders and snowbirders alike are familiar with Mindy. She’s vivacious and energetic with a contagious smile. That smile got a bit bigger since Matt Gordon, a Marine […]

Exciting faculty additions at Marco Island Charter High School

By Jane A. Marlowe  Marco Island Academy has announced the addition of two new faculty members with impressive credentials who began teaching this week at the Charter high school. Dr. Michael H. Doherty and Mr. Robert A. Eder bring fine educational backgrounds, strong teaching credentials and unique, diverse practical experience in their respective fields to Marco Island Academy. Michael […]

…and Grandfather makes three

PEDAL IN PARADISE By Matt Walthour At the beginning of November, I had the distinct honor of representing my dad’s side of the family as his father, Bobby Walthour Jr., was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, class of 2011. My grandfather’s induction marks three Walthours currently in the Hall of Fame along with his father, Bobby […]

Christmas Marco Island style

By Chef Anne Feinman The Christmas Boat Parade is just around the corner and the Holidays are upon us. Put together some fun and delicious refreshments and invite friends and family to your home. Favorites of mine include this Christmas Cosmopolitan: • 1 1/2 oz Green Apple Vodka. • 1/2 oz Triple Sec. • 1 tsp grenadine. • 3 […]

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. JOSEPH LANG: Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit for Women’s Health

By Danielle Dodder Dr. Joseph Lang is used to defending himself for thinking outside the conventional medical box. From his OB/GYN residency days at the University of Arizona, he bucked the one-pill-fits all approach for menopausal women long before the landmark NIH study that raised safety flags about blanket use of hormone replacement therapy. Today, Dr. Lang is a board-certified OB/GYN […]