Earth Day 2012 photo contest

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The City of Marco Island is hosting a photo contest in honor of Earth Day 2012. The contest opens Wednesday, February 1st and runs through April 6th. The theme of the contest is Southwest Florida Native Flora and Fauna. The contest is open to any amateur photographer, 14 years or older, who resides in Collier […]

AARP Driver Safety Class Feb. 21

9:30am-4pm at Homewood Residences, 770 Goodlette Rd. N, Naples. Designed to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. The fee is $12 for AARP members ($14 for non-members). Reservations required by calling 239-732-5310.

Everglades Antique Air Aficionados Fly-In

The first commercial airline carried passengers from St Pete to Tampa in 1914, only 11 years after the Wright Brothers first flew! And, in 1923, the Ta-Miami Air Line started operations between Tampa and Miami, in the same year that construction of the road was begun across the Glades. Air history goes on. In 1930s Opa-Locka was opened as a […]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida receives $80,000 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to support education program

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support its educational program, “Learning Adventures,” during the 2011-2012 school year. This grant is the second year thatWalmart has supported education initiatives at the Conservancy, with support totaling more than $80,000. Through the “Learning Adventures” program, Conservancy of Southwest Florida environmental education naturalists visit Lee and Collier county schools […]

Fat Tuesday

It is Fat Tuesday Madness for the Marco Men’s Club on the last day of Mardi Gras. COME DRESSED TO PARTY, MASKS OPTIONAL! Mango’s Dockside Bistro at the Esplanade will offer Buffet style food. There will be special Creole/New Orleans style condiments for you to spice to your liking Grilled Pineapple Salad Fruit Mango Coleslaw Blackened catfish Blackened Chicken Breast […]

January 2012 MLS Statistics Good News for Marco Island

MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® for Marco Island only properties, continue to show a very active market. According to Gerry Rosenblum, President of the association, 2012 is off to a busy start. Sales continue to remain strong and are stimulated by the fact that the 30 Year Mortgage recently dipped below 4%. Overall, buyer […]

Health Plus Lecture Series Continues with Orthopaedic Surgeon, Frederick Buechel, Jr. M.D., Discussing Knee and Hip Replacement

IBERIABANK (, a 124-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, has partnered with Physicians Regional Healthcare System to host the second lecture in the Health Plus series. Frederick Buechel, Jr., M.D., a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and Director of MAKOplasty® International Destination, Training and Learning Center in Naples, FL, will speak on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Island branch […]

IBERIABANK Fans Show Support From Around the World

IBERIABANK (, a 124-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to announce three winners following a six-month-long ‘fan’ club contest. Similar to the widely-known “Flat Stanley” exercise conducted by schools around the country where students take photos with a paper cut out of a boy during their travels, IBERIABANK launched a similar program by asking people to take a photo of […]

Monday Night Bingo at JCMI

These winners and volunteers enjoyed food, fun and camaraderie while having a chance to win Big Money.

Marco Island Canadian Club Event, February 15

According to the National Association of Realtors, Canadians accounted for 23% of all international buyers in 2010, up from 7% in 2007. A recent survey by Bank of Montreal finds that one in five Canadians would consider buying a house or property in the US. Canadians bought a whopping $9.4 billion of US real estate in 2010. Driving the growth […]