Local Author Relays Childhood Ordeal in Book

Review by Jane A. Marlowe Far East Of The Sun Janina Stankiewicz Chung, Author/Speaker Janina Stankiewicz will speak about her family’s incredible story which she has told through the medium of an historical novel. Their odyssey began in pre World War II Russia where the author was born in Byelorussia, now Belarus.  Her family lived in north central Russia under […]

Acupuncture: East Meets West

By George Sarantos D.C.,CSCS Acupuncture is growing in popularity, becoming a widely accepted alternative treatment for conditions ranging from stress relief to chronic pain. This change in outlook can be traced to some of the top medical facilities in the country. Major medical facilities including Duke, Columbia, Mayo Clinic, Harvard and the University of Miami, to name a few, are […]

Summit House Ladies

Submitted The Ladies of the Summit House Condominium on Marco Island returned for another museum tour, this time at the Collier County Museum. Their docent Naomi Goren told them of the travels and travails of Ponce de Leon and they were proud to join in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida. Along with […]

Friends Clean Up Tigertail

By Linda Colombo Mother Nature cooperated for the beach clean-up sponsored by the Friends of Tigertail Beach on Saturday, April 13th. Over 40 people turned out to assist in picking up trash. Volunteers arrived at 8 AM to receive their trash bags, gloves and assignments. The areas to be picked up were: the parking lot, butterfly garden, the boardwalk areas, […]

Newcomers Celebrate 43 Years

The Newcomers Club of Marco Island held its 43rd Birthday Celebration on April 10th at the Marco Island Yacht Club. There were tears of joy and recollections of happy times as outgoing President Litha Berger welcomed Sharon Cook as President for the coming year. Many Past Presidents of Newcomers were in attendance along with an overwhelming crowd of members. As […]

Starting from Stone

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The 9th Annual Stone Sculpture Exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts showcased works by Marco residents who have been literally chipping away at their pieces of art all year long. A reception for the public was held on April 9th and the exhibit stayed in place until the last stone sculpting class of […]

Seafood Fest Success

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Fifth Annual Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival was an astounding success. With a weekend of windy but cooperative weather, thousands came to enjoy the variety of food, arts and crafts and music. The three local philanthropic clubs that organize Marco’s signature event everty year are the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Noontime Rotary Club […]

9/11 Friends Reunite on Marco

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com It was a one-hour car ride to the seven-hour journey across the Trans-Canada Highway to reach the eight-hour ferry ride from Newfoundland to the mainland of Canada, where another six hours of driving brought Myrtle and Harold Pelley to the airport. The Pelleys flew to Fort Myers where they were picked up by their friends Frank […]

Final Spirit of Marco Recipients Announced

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island presented the final 2013 Spirit of Marco Island Awards this past week to George Schroll of the Rotary Club of Marco Island and to C. Scott Campbell, CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems. George Schroll was caught by surprise by the Spirit Award Committee at a recent Rotary Club Meeting. He was presented […]

Updates on Island Mammal Life

Nancy Richie NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com The following are brief updates, “animal bites,” on the unique mammal populations that are monitored in and around Marco Island. All are locally, state and even federally protected. Please enjoy the wildlife life, but do not intrude in their space, feed, water, or harass them in any way – this is against the law. If wildlife acts […]