‘Bargain’ Fashion Show at United Church

Thursday, March 7th, 200 happy ladies gathered at the United Church of Marco Island to enjoy a luncheon and a delightful fashion show featuring the merchandise at the church’s resale shop, the Bargain Basket; proving that one woman’s “closet shrink” is another woman’s treasure. Ensembles bearing labels such as J Crew, Chico’s, Hagar, Tommy Bahama, Jos. A. Banks and Bill […]

CaterMasters and The Catch

By Natalie Strom – natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The culinary creativity of Jon Phillips seems endless. With a resume that reaches multiple continents, Phillips has continued to refine his talents, reaching all of Southwest Florida with his catering company, CaterMasters and new restaurant, The Catch. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Phillips moved to England when he was four; he picked up the brilliant (as they […]

The Virgo Supercluster of Galaxies

By Mike P. Usher – usher34105@earthlink.net In the gap between Virgo and Leo lies one of the showpieces of the sky and all it takes is a pair of binoculars to glimpse it. In this area, mostly devoid of naked eye stars, lie a countless number of galaxies of which about a dozen are visible in 9×50 binoculars. In a […]

Watch Spring Cleaning

By Richard Alan – harborgoldsmith@comcast.net It’s April already, things are nearing the crescendo in my shop, lots of last minute “I’ll take that” and “Can you repair this today, I’m leaving early tomorrow morning?” These throngs of folks have been on the island since January and wait ‘til the last moment to get complicated repairs or restoration performed which I […]

Ask the CFP®

“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it you’ve got to start young.” Fred Astaire By Darcie Guerin – darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com Question: What financial planning and career advice would you give our “twenty-something” year-old children? Answer: Parents’ attitudes and behaviors influence children enormously. First, strive to be a powerful and positive example when it comes to your […]

Is It Possible to Win Without Talent?

Without a doubt, talent is a necessity on the professional tennis tour. There are so many different examples of junior tennis stars that are unable to make a living at the next level. The primary reason: Lack of weapons or, in other words, a talent deficiency. However, as we delve into the real world, the typical tennis player took up […]

NCEF Supports Marco YMCA

On Monday, March 18th, the Naples Childrens Education Foundation held an awards ceremony at the Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples to distribute grants raised through the Naples Winter Wine Festival, ranging from $31,000 to more than $2.4 million. Tiffany D. Homuth, YMCA’s Chief Volunteer Officer/Board President accepted a check for $265,000 on behalf of the Greater Marco Family YMCA’s […]

Recognizes 3 Local Authors

By Elinor Stanton The Marco Island Writers (MIW) met for their spring meeting on March 13th at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Three local authors and members of MIW presented their books and their experiences in getting published. Robert Messier reported his first book has been published; One Hundred Years of Thrillers and Chillers, a review of 1,600 […]

Hello Marco! Big Announcement!

Crystal Manjarres – Crystal@PinkIslandFitness.com Wow! It truly feels like forever since I have penned an article! The time has raced by at an alarming speed as we are plowing through March already. I wanted to let all you faithful readers know that my husband and I are PREGNANT! We are super excited and have been wanting to share the great […]

Naomi’s Pantry Raid

By Naomi & Karina Paape – chestergun@comcast.net Dear Fellow Felines: I am so proud of my stealthy self! I managed to execute a discrete raid on the shelter’s pantry and pigged out on a bunch of food I’m allergic to before our co-founder, Jan Rich, caught me in the act. “She ate herself silly,” is how Jan describes my “crime.”  […]