Learn about Sanibel History!

Author Marya Repko will give an illustrated presentation at the 100th Birthday Celebration of Rutland House at the Sanibel Historical Village on Friday, March 22nd, at 10:30 AM. Repko has encapsulated Sanibel’s history in two books, “A Brief History of Sanibel Island” for adults and “The Story of Sanibel Island” for younger readers. Her lecture will give a brief overview […]

Support the VFW: Purchase a flag

Dave Gardner, the Flag supply Officer for VFW Post 6370 also handles the used flag receptacles. Recently, Dave received a call that the flag box at Veterans Park was overflowing. This, after only 16 days since the last trip made to empty it. He arrived to find the top door overflowing and jammed, and the bottom also filled. Dave filled […]

Liah of Left on Red Returns!

Liah Alonso, the lovable, sassy songstress from NYC and Mexico returns from musical adventures abroad for a special show for her friends at The Little Bar in Goodland! Liah will be performing solo on April 3rd, from 7 to 10 PM at The Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Place. To hear or see what Liah of LEFT ON RED has […]

Live-aboards, Anchoring, and Safe Boating Rules

Marco Island residents and visitors often ask whether live-aboard vessels are permitted in Marco Island waterways. Many boats moored for an extended period of time in the city’s bays and waterways. For example, in the Factory Bay or Smokehouse Bay in front of the Esplanade. Anchoring of live-aboards is not permitted in Marco Island waterways, except for within marinas and […]

“Ghost Rider” Runs Through April

After carrying more than 300 passengers last month, the new “Ghost Rider” tram operated by the Friends of Fakahatchee has extended its service into April. The tram service is named in honor of the famous ghost orchid found in the park. The 24-passenger tram frees visitors from having to concentrate on their driving rather than the features of the park. […]

An Artist’s Eye View of an Art Festival

So…. I was going to write all about the Goodland Art Alliance’s Inaugural Harbor Arts and Music Festival held on March 10th. But then I found out that the GAA’s President and Coastal Breeze Artful Life Columnist, Tara O’Neill had it in mind for her column. Fine, Tara, it’s all yours. Besides, my fingers are tired and blistered from typing […]

Inside The Festival

I’ve recently gained admittance into a secret world, a parallel universe, as it were. A world both frenzied and fabulous: a world that exists only deep inside… The Art Festival. The parallel reference is certainly true; participating in art festivals doesn’t mean you have any idea how to organize one. Sure, you know the pretty bits that apply to you: […]

Follow the Goat Star

Comet PanSTARRS almost exactly matched expectations earlier this month; binoculars were required to see it. Those of you who avoided the clouds were treated to a glimpse of the second magnitude comet with a tail about one degree long (twice the width of the full Moon). My club’s members beat the clouds by racing up and down the length of […]

South Florida: A Villager’s View

The Marco Island Historical Museum is thrilled to host South Florida: A Villager’s View, oil paintings from Tara O’Neill on display from April 3, 2013 to June 27, 2013. The opening wine and cheese reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday April 4, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Marco […]

Home Dog-cor

Believe it or not, one of the most common topics my inquisitive readers ask me to discuss is home décor. I suppose this should come as no huge surprise as my column is called “Dog & Style”—and when it comes to “style,” you simply can’t beat the Airedale. However, what shocks me the most is when a reader actually inquires […]