MIHS Brings in Curator

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Austin Bell is no stranger to the history and culture of the Calusa Indians that once inhabited Marco Island. This makes him the perfect fit as the new Curator of Collections at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Hired by the Marco Island Historical Society, Bell’s first project is no small task. “The Marco Island Historical Society […]

4th Festivities and Parking

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Every year, the Fourth of July celebration on Marco Island simply gets better and better. The community comes together throughout the year to raise money towards the spectacular fireworks display and the Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) puts on a grand celebration throughout the day. The following is a guide to the day’s events as well […]

Manatees Recover from Red Tide

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Two Southwest Florida manatees are breathing easy thanks to a large team that recently recovered, revived and rehabilitated the sea cows during the recent red tide algae bloom that occurred between September 2012 and April 2013. On June 13, the two manatees – one male and one female – were released back into the wild around […]

Spending Items Top City Council Agenda

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Amidst discussions of building department controversies and continued questions about the revised Mackle Park redevelopment project, the Marco Island City Council made three important spending decisions during its second meeting in June. Council unanimously approved the selection of the underwriting team for the refinancing of the city’s 2003 and 2008 water utility bond series set […]

Condee Celebrates Innovations

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The staff at Condee Cooling and Electric held an Open House to celebrate bringing the latest innovations by Lennox into their family of products. Representatives from Lennox were present to show off the newest technology in energy efficient air conditioning and answer questions from customers. The gathering was catered by Marco Polo restaurant with music […]