Tales from the Cape: the Lost Years

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Nearly one year ago, Coastal Breeze News introduced readers to Bob Lee, the man who built the dome home at Cape Romano. His story was told through the recollections of his daughter, Janet Maples and grandson, Mike Morgan. Janet recalled the time her father first sold the dome home. It was 1989. She didn’t know what […]

Flyboarding – like riding a bicycle

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Last fall Mauro Morello, owner of Splittin’ Waves jet-ski rental, watched a Youtube video on a brand new extreme sport called ‘flyboarding’. Looked like fun, so Mauro wanted to know more. He drove to Fort Lauderdale to try it out first hand and once he did, he was hooked! This new technology in water sports […]

Buyers taking long-term view in revived real estate market

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The numbers are in, and everything is coming up roses in the Naples-Marco Island real estate market. According to Gerry Rosenblum, president of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors, sales on Marco Island continued their strong upswing ending the first six months of 2013 11 percent higher than the same period last year. June […]

Marco Mini-Golf Course Battle Continues

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com A new wrinkle has appeared in the ongoing legal conflict over Marco Golf & Garden. The fate of the .25-acre miniature golf course on Winterberry Drive has been in question since January when the Marco Island Civic Association sued property owner, Donna Di Promessa LLC, for violating the property’s deed restrictions and for not submitting […]

CBN Nabs 8 Awards in 2012

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The results are in, and Coastal Breeze News is a winner! After winning four national awards from the Association of Free Community Papers in March, Coastal Breeze just received the announcement that it has won another four awards through the Florida Press Association’s Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. Newspapers of all sizes compete from across the state, […]

Lose Your Ego and Find Yourself

Body, Mind And Spirit Dianne Saywell yogadi77@aol.com EGO: What comes to mind when you see this word? Self concept. Character. Identity. Self image. Your innermost self evaluation based upon perception formed by various experiences over time. It is a very personal concept that can only be looked at by the owner. SACRED SELF: Free of ego and able to perceive life […]

Booty Barre Kicks Butt

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com I hate to sweat. It’s true. I don’t mind the type that comes from your typical Florida heat, but to work out, get my heart rate up and have sweat pouring down my forehead is just not my style. So when I was assigned to write about Margaret Lamp’s Booty Barre class – which included actually […]

The Library and the Arts

By Karen Swanker The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Island Library branch on Heathwood Drive. Each artist exhibits for two months. July and August 2013 will feature the work of Marco Island artist Rick Granneman. Before retiring and moving from Chicago to Marco […]

Tigertail Beach Clean-up

By Barbara Parisi Despite the morning rain, 22 intrepid volunteers helped with the Friends of Tigertail Beach Clean-up on Saturday, July 13, 2013. While Mary Ann Maniace, friend of FOT, helped with volunteer registration, Joe Parisi conducted a Membership Drive. Tony Smith from the Tigertail Beach Cafe supplied much appreciated, fresh, hot coffee for volunteers. There were four youth participants, […]

Sunshine Stitchers greet campers

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Campers at the YMCA Summer Day Camp take field trips each week to learn about various businesses and services around the island. This week, Janice Ayasun, owner of Sunshine Stitchers, along with her daughter-in-law Stephanie, and Sunshine Stitchers in-house designer and staff member Amber Bragenzer and employee Danielle Pippitone, welcomed 23 children from the YMCA […]