Nero Continues To Fiddle While Rome Burns: Part VI

Final Summary By Roy Eaton America is the greatest nation, but we have temporarily lost our way, for we have strayed from the inherent qualities that have made us the envy of most other countries. We lack empathy for our fellow man, civility in our actions, restraint from entering conflict, and the will and resourcefulness to solve complex problems through […]

Wind Tide

If you’re a visitor to Marco Island and want to bring home a t-shirt or sweatshirt home from your stay in paradise, for yourself or a friend, stop by Wind Tide in Marco Town Center. The store, named after the owners’ two golden retrievers, Windy and Tide, is a quality resort apparel shop owned by Shannon and Bill Diller. The […]

Q & A with Steven Banks on Kayak Marco 24: Part II

It’s Party Time! As I prepare for my non-stop, 24-hour consecutive paddle of a kayak around Marco Island on the weekend of March 30th and 31st, I have received many questions and concerns about this attempt. Last edition’s Q & A in the Coastal Breeze answered questions of safety, where the money raised will go and sponsorship opportunities. Below, readers […]

Try a Taste of Marco

By Natalie Strom – The 23rd Annual Taste of Marco is just around the corner. Sunday, April 7th, from 10 AM until 5 PM, patrons will have the chance to try the delicious delicatessens made by Marco’s local restaurants. As has been for a number of years now, the Taste of Marco will be held at the Esplanade on North […]

Birds of a Feather Fundraise Together

By Julia Barnett Flock to the Island Country Club on Saturday, April 6th, for the 3rd Annual Nest Fest fundraising event. Hosted by the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, the event will feature live entertainment by the Hot Damn Duo, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle, adding up to night that’s sure to be a blast. Tickets are $70 per person […]

Let’s Go for a Ride

By Julia Barnett You’ve been training for it all year, hitting the gym and biking all over the island—the 3rd Annual Tour de Marco is almost here! Over a hundred bicyclists are expected to participate in the Sunday, April 14th, fund-raising ride. And this year, one can register either as an individual or as a family. Riders can pre-register online […]

City of Marco Island Volunteer Beach Stewards

The Volunteer Beach Stewards walk and monitor the beach to provide information about the City of Marco Island’s Beach Ordinance and assist beach goers with wildlife, directional and public inquiries. There are currently 27 volunteers who walk the beach different days and times who are identifiable by bright orange shirts. Picking up trash and assisting beach goers with information about […]

Voyage of the Moonbeam: Part II

By Fran Diebler Starting out on a voyage is always exciting as many thoughts run through your mind as what to expect in the days and nights ahead. Obviously, the captain and crew have their own thoughts and images as to what to expect. There are many superstitions pertaining to the sea that sailors all around the world believe to […]