On the road again

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Marco Island’s “paradise pedaler,” Steve Zandy, is back to his regular cycling routine thanks to the help of the local community. Zandy, known around town for his big heart and custom-built bicycle, lost his sense of freedom when his bicycle was stolen right out of his driveway in mid-June. Members of the Marco community quickly […]

PRHS is Listening

TO YOUR HEALTH C. Scott Campbell Jan.Fernandez@hma.com At Physicians Regional Healthcare System, we are serious about Getting2Great for the people we serve. Getting2Great (G2G) refers to a very important company-wide cultural transformation effort to fulfill our mission of providing the best possible local health care. A critical component of G2G is taking the time to listen to our patients about […]

Sea Turtle Tidbits

By Coastal Breeze News Staff In order to learn more about endangered sea turtles of the Florida coast, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute hosts two sea turtle monitoring programs. Outlined at myfwc.com, the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey (SNBS) and the Index Nesting Beach Survey study and track nesting patterns of the five species […]

TECO expands Natural Gas utility into Marco

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Starting this month, former customers of Balgas, a propane supplier, are looking to see if they will reap the projected savings after TECO took over the propane utility and converted it to natural gas. “The equipment charge and conversion fee were $4,000 for us,” explains Curt Koon, co-owner of CJ’s on the Bay, a bar […]