Business Brief

THE ART OF BUILDING FOR 35 YEARS  By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Panorama Custom Homes, Inc. celebrates 35 years of quality and excellence in custom design/building of single family homes on Marco Island. Credited as being the longest standing builder on the island, Panorama has enjoyed a history of exceptional success in home construction. What sets Panorama apart is their passion […]

One man’s unnatural fear of bunnies and Elizabeth Vargas

By Natalie Strom The Marco Player’s Theater is letting Randall Kenneth Jones’ mind run wild in their next Lunch Box Series. “Attack Bunnies Live,” which will run only once, at noon on March 10th, will be an experiment in theater, to say the least. The Lunch Box Series at The Marco Players Theater began four years ago and has […]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida christens Good Fortune II pontoon boat for Rookery Bay eco-cruises W. Brooks Fortune Foundation, Magic Under the Mangroves provide funding

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces the launch of its new Good Fortune II, a 45-passenger pontoon boat which offers enhanced eco-cruise experiences through Rookery Bay. Three narrated cruises are offered daily and the boat is available for private charters.  A ceremonial launch and christening of the Good Fortune II was held on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Good Fortune dock, located off of Shell Island Road in […]

Rotary Club’s Students of the Month

The Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club’s Students of the Month were:

The second Annual Seven Sisters Art Reception

The second Annual Seven Sisters Art Reception was held at Trudy LaBell’s Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, February 2. There were about 100 in attendance, all graduates of the Seven Sister Colleges: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley colleges. Attendees were greeted by Eve May, president of the Wellesley Club of Naples. Eve introduced Trudy LaBell, the […]

More than 500 Participants Expected to ‘Walk to Create a World Free of MS’ During the UAIC MS Walk Presented by Pollo Campero

More than 500 people are expected to walk and volunteer to create a world free of MS during this year’s UAIC MS Walk Presented by Pollo Campero in Naples. The 3.1 mile walk will take place on February 25th at Lowdermilk Park located at 1301 Gulfshore Boulevard. “The MS Walks brings the community together with passionate participants to raise awareness […]

MIFA Announces Scholarships Available

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) will award scholarships to deserving students who reside on Marco Island, have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary or performing arts, and intend to study (or continue study) one of the arts at the college level. Up to 3 scholarships will be awarded, each a maximum of $1000. Scholarships will be awarded to […]

Friendship Day

Friendship Day was held this morning, Tuesday, February 14, at Collier Child Care Resource’s NCEF Center for Early Childhood Education at Edison State College Collier Campus. Parents and children enjoyed a breakfast provided by the child care center. The breakfast was held to thank parents and supporters of the center.

Visit Everglades City on March 10

Historic Everglades City is buzzing on Saturday, March 10, with something for everyone. Art-in-the-Glades opens at 10:00 a.m. in McLeod Park (next to City Hall on the Circle) where the playground is a diversion for kiddies while adults browse among arts & craft stalls. Live music will entertain all ages. For information, phone 695-2905. Then, at 1:00 p.m. the Everglades Homes Tour starts. You can visit […]


Wine Tasters of Naples will host its third annual charity event, titled “Under the Napoli Moon”, April 28, 6 P.M. at The Players Club at Lely. The theme of the event will be Italian-inspired and include wine tasting, Italian themed buffet, live music featuring The Songs for All Seasons Band along with other local guest entertainers, and a live and […]