Relay For Life: Marco Island 2013

By Jane A. Marlowe Marco Island joined thousands of communities all around the country on April 13th in launching Relay For Life, one of the most successful and recognized events in American Cancer Society’s history. Ken Hobson, MC for the two-day Relay, welcomed survivors, volunteers and supporters to the opening ceremonies which began with Marva Sutt singing The Star Spangled […]

City Manager Jim Riviere Announces Retirement

James C. Riviere, PhD. announced today that he will  be retiring from serving  as the Marco Island City Manager at the end of the current fiscal year, September 30, 2013. Dr. Riviere was appointed as the interim city manager in April 2010, and became the permanent city manager in August 2010. Prior to serving as the city’s chief operating officer, […]

Marco’s Mahogany Masters

By Natalie Strom – natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Meet Sean and Nathan O’Donnell. Identical twins, living on Marco Island, each married with three young children. By trade, the brothers run a painting company, Ace Performance Plus, where they specialize in painting and power washing. But by passion, they mold mahogany into statuesque pieces of art. Every Wednesday, at the Marco Island Farmers Market the O’Donnell […]

Youth in Government State Assembly

Marco’s own Alessio Luna, a local seventh grade student at Manatee Middle School, successfully passed a bill through the House and Senate. “I loved the debate! It was realistic and you felt as though you were really in Congress.”  Alessio was among local students from Marco Island Charter Middle School, Manatee Middle School and St. John Neumann attending the 8th […]