Bootlegging, Low-Bush Lightning and the Murder of Deputy Sheriff J. H. Cox & Family

COASTAL HISTORY  Craig Woodward For a young, lightly populated area with a long, unpatrolled coastline, also in close proximity to the major ports of the Caribbean, Prohibition was a financial boon to Collier County. The editor of Naples’ first newspaper “The Transcript,” Vernon Lamme reported that in Naples, in 1927, with a population of less than 800, there were […]

Crystal Shores Parking Clarification

In the April 20 – May 3 edition, Volume III, Issue 8, Coastal Breeze noted that there is free beach parking located at Marriott’s Crystal Shores. Unfortunately, this information is incorrect. Parking is available ONLY for guests staying at the resort and there are limited designated parking spaces to the Stilts Restaurant, which overlooks the beach and provides the perfect […]

Broaden your Horizons

The Marco Island Historical Society is pleased to announce a marvelous pair of events for the merry month of May. We invite you to broaden your horizons with a concentration on the history of Fort Myers. On May 1, our regular monthly meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the Rose History Auditorium with our featured speaker Matthew Johnson, Director […]

Letter to the Editor: From Wayne Waldack

Recently I received the following question in an email from a Citizen of Marco Island: “Please tell me how you justify a 6000 gallon cap or even the 4000 gallon cap on sewer outflow.”  I replied: “Justification is easy”. 1.  The Taxpayers of the City of Marco Island paid approximately $97,000 to Burton & Associates for a Cost of Service (COS) Study […]

Letter to the Editor: From James Timmerman & Family

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you! The intent of this letter is for both my family and I to express our sincere gratitude for all those involved in my recovery.  I will begin with a brief description of my experience. Monday, 06 February 2012 I was admitted to the Collier Blvd. Physicians Regional Medical Center.  ER diagnosis was […]