Florida Native Americans, Artists of the Everglades

ART UNCOVERED Tara O’Neill I’ll start by telling you that it has been my great honor to chair the Gallery Committee at the Marco Island Center for the Arts these past two years. I work with exceptionally creative men and women dedicated to bringing interesting, enlightening, and energizing exhibits and events to ‘’The Center.‘’ In March, 2011, during a brain-storming session, […]

Smallwood Store update and more buzz…

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP  Patricia Huff  mulletrapper@gmail.com Smallwood Store & Museum had a very successful fundraiser on February 25, based on the number of people who came out to support this historic site. Visitors from all over the county and beyond attended and donated funds to help with the battle to restore Mamie Street. It is still very difficult to travel […]

Business Brief

Business Brief MEET STEVE KNEEBONE By Coastal Breeze News Staff In the 1970’s Clarence Kneebone was a locksmith. He exemplified the American Dream. His locksmith experience led to him design an easy sliding glass door locking system, a deadbolt system for sliding glass doors. He believed in the idea so much he had a prototype made. Thus, the Deerfield Patio […]

Follow the TARPON!

FOLLOW THE FISH  Capt. Pete Rapps  Pete@CaptainRapps.com Each summer giant Tarpon gather in huge schools in different areas around the state of Florida, as they have done for centuries before we even started to fish for them. They are on their annual spawning migration and arrive hungry and ready to eat. Tarpon are considered by many as the most incredible and […]

Old Florida friendly Marker 8

GOODLAND LIFE  Joanie Fuller  joaniefuller@embarqmail.com Are you the friendly type? Do you like to meet old timers and hear stories? If so, you definitely need to go to Marker 8 Restaurant and sit at their Friendly Table like I did the other morning. Of course, you feel at home the minute you enter the place. It is like going to someone’s […]

Capri: Then and Now

By Joan Kelly THEN Among the first people to buy property on the Isles were George and Joanne Moore. Joanne made it clear that they bought in 1957, but had to work and did not build until 1976. (The assumption has been that they built right away.) George worked for a steel company in the international division living in Germany and […]

Don’t forget to “Count Your Beans”

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Let’s face it. Most people who are fortunate enough to buy a second home on Marco Island have been pretty smart with their money. Dr. Richard J. Van Ness, a part-time Marco resident has shared his secret to success in his new book, “Count Your Beans!! A Pathway to Riches.” Through the knowledge provided in Van […]

San Marco Catholic Church welcome international speaker Matthew Kelly

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Matthew Kelly, International acclaimed Catholic motivational speaker and New York Times bestselling author spoke to over 1,000 Catholics and people of faith who gathered for an evening of fellowship and inspiration at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Bonita Springs. Kelly, author of “Rediscovering Catholicism” has spoken to more than 3 million people in 50 […]

THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENTS: Wild Bill! An evening with James Butler Hickok

Submitted by The Island Players  The Island Players is pleased to present Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok, to be performed March 22-25. Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok is actor/writer Walt Willey’s tribute to fellow Illinoisan and childhood hero, James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok. “I was traveling to Mendota, Illinois to pick my family up […]

Victoria, the Royal

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL  Vickie Kelber  vickieonmarco@gmail.com With its mild climate, diverse First Nations, British and Asian influences, and proximity to Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Colombia (BC), Victoria, BC makes an enjoyable day excursion from either location. Stay longer to leisurely enjoy all the city has to offer. Situated on Vancouver Island, the best ways to reach Victoria from either location […]