A Farewell to Smugness

By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net Being smug about my trip planning was entirely appropriate. After all, I had planned many a successful trip. This time I carefully scheduled our cruise so that the Atlantic was relatively calm; our group of four worthies had two Bingo winners; food was abundant and good, including a newly discovered pizza bar. Jumping ship at Dublin […]


Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net A message came to all the Commissioners last week from The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce that I’d like to share with you. It said the chamber was pleased to announce that the Miami Dolphins football team just joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and they plan on becoming very involved in our community. It said […]

An Embarrassment of Riches

SOUTHERN SKIES By Mike P. Usher usher34105@earthlink.net Tonight the two brightest constellations in the zodiac are rising high in the south. Sagittarius is associated with a centaur carrying a bow, while Scorpius is a scorpion of course. These two constellations lie in the direction of the center of our galaxy, and as a consequence this area is almost literally stuffed […]

Send us Your Photos!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff After an overwhelming response from our Earth Day Photo Contest and a number of photos sent in by Coastal Breeze readers, staff here has realized we have a lot of talented photographers in our area. We also have a ton of wildlife and wild activities that take place in our little corner of the world […]

Dr. Jim Loehr knows mental tennis!

READ MY TIPS Doug Browne dbrowne912@aol.com For most of my coaching career, many of my peers concentrated on the fine art of coaching tennis; the pursuit of the perfect tennis strokes. With so many talented coaches focusing on the same aspect of tennis, a new theory hit the market. As we approached the decade of the ‘90’s, new coaches spent […]

Chicken and Waffles… For Dinner?

CHEF’S TABLE Chef Anne Feinman thechefsexpress@aol.com Last week, as our Executive Chef and I were discussing summer specials, he showed me something I had never seen…Chicken and Waffles. Yes, on the same plate, with sides of warm maple syrup and gravy… and served for dinner. Chicken and waffles are one of those combo dishes that I had never thought of […]

Prepare Your Cat for the 4th of July

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi & Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear Fellow Felines: It has come to my razor-sharp attention that we are coming up on yet another human ritual of celebratory partying – the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day. So what, you ask, does this have to do with us regal felines? Are we planning a […]