Smallwood Store update and more buzz…

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP  Patricia Huff  mulletrapper@gmail.com The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation will host its second “Movie Night” this Friday, March 23. The film will feature two of the 38 segments from the TV program “The Everglades” which ran for one season, 1961-62. Ron Hayes stars as Constable Lincoln Vail, an Everglades “county patrol officer”, who travels by airboat to […]

Ghost writer present at Marco Writers Group

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Suzanne Barr was told by a critique group that her first book was garbage. Then a bestselling author bought that very book and it made the New York best seller list for six weeks. If that doesn’t give the writers of this world encouragement, I don’t know what does. Thank you, Krista Santora, for inviting […]

MarGood Harbor Park ribbon cutting ceremony brings mixed emotions

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom  nstrom81@yahoo.com The MarGood Harbor Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, held March 15th at 10:00 AM, was much different than I had expected. Mostly because I’ve never been to a ribbon cutting ceremony before. But also because I didn’t realize how emotional it would be, on so many levels, for me and many others in attendance. As I arrived, […]

Burst into Spring

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  A festive fashion show and luncheon was held recently at the Island Country Club by the Marco Healthcare Auxiliary. Fashions were presented by Chloe’s boutique, Patchington’s and Richard’s Reef. The luncheon included a silent auction and door prizes which contributed to the festive nature of the event. All proceeds went to purchase medical equipment. The […]

A helping hand for Habitat for Humanity

By Natalie Strom  natalie@coastalbreezenews.com  The United Church of Marco Island formally donated money towards their 15th and 16th Collier County Habitat for Humanity homes during their regular 10:00 AM service on Sunday, March 11th. Executive Vice President of Development, Reverend Lisa Lefkow, was on hand to graciously accept the donation and also delivered the sermon for the day. Habitat for […]

Art comes to life with Arts Afire 2012

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Arts Afire committee took a new direction for its second annual event with A Walk with the Masters. The Walk showcased nine tableaus set up along the pathway at Mackle Park. A ‘tableau’ is a representation of a picture or scene, by one or more persons suitably costumed and posed. The Arts Afire committee […]

What’s new in Orlando?

By Orlando Attractions Magazine www.attractionsmagazine.com Universal Orlando Resort adds new ‘50s themed miniature golf courses If you’re headed to Orlando for spring break, you may want to check out Orlando’s newest miniature golf courses. Universal Orlando Resort has officially opened Hollywood Drive-In Golf, featuring two 18-hole courses based on classic drive-in era horror and sci-fi movies. To celebrate the grand […]

Shooting Down Kid’s Cancer

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The Port of the Islands Gun Club is hosting the second annual clay shoot to benefit the Greater Marco Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the March 31st event will go towards the ACS’s R.O.C.K. program, Reaching Out To Cancer Kids. So grab your rifle and head down […]

The Landsharks are coming!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Get ready! Marco Island is about to be ‘taken over’ by the biggest event of the year! Thousands will descend upon the center of the island, gathering in Veteran’s Community Park for a weekend of seafood, music and fun during the 2012 Seafood Festival. “We made a few changes this year which festival-goers wanted. First […]

THE TRADITION CONTINUES: 24th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

Submitted  For many Marco Islanders it just wouldn’t be Easter without the annual Easter Sunrise Service. The sky, the sand, the music and most importantly the story of the Resurrection. Thousands of worshippers stream to the beach in the still before dawn. Many walk from their homes and condominiums carrying their beach chairs and blankets. Others drive and double park […]