Winner Winner, Redfish Dinner!

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps One species of fish that we catch all year round here in the 10,000 islands is Redfish. Its true name is Red Drum, however most in our area refer to them as Redfish or just “Reds.” Their Latin name is Sciaenops Ocellatus, and they are closely related to the Black Drum or the Pogonias […]

The Band is Back Together

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom The foursome that took downtown Goodland by storm in the mid to late 2000’s is back! In 2005, I first saw Tripleshot grace the stage of The Little Bar (if I remember correctly, which isn’t often). For two to three years, they were regulars at many local establishments, entertaining and delighting audiences of all ages. And […]

Prevent Breast Cancer with Exercise!

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres You’ve heard time and time again that exercise is good for you, but did you know that it is so good for you that it could help ward off breast cancer? Studies have shown promising results. According to, “Exercising four or more hours a week may decrease hormone levels and help lower breast cancer risk. […]

Surviving The “C” Word

By Julia Barnett Sometimes life throws you a curveball, aimed straight at your head. You can’t avoid it; you can’t duck out of its way. Sometimes that curve ball is called breast cancer. In September of 2006, Marco Island local Marian Colli went in for a routine annual mammogram, thinking nothing of it—it was chore, a time consuming addition to […]

Go Gatsby for Cancer Awareness

Submitted Slip back to the time when flapper skirts and suits were popular at the first annual GirlTalkTV Roaring Gatsby Affair on Thursday, November 7. The ball will benefit the American Cancer Society Collier County Chapter to aide men and women battling cancer. “It is a fabulous way to look your best and help others recover and feel their best,” […]

ACS Grantee Awarded Nobel Prize

Submitted We have exciting news to share about the American Cancer Society’s research program. One of our former ACS-funded scientists has won the 2013 Nobel Prize. This makes 47 former grantees that have won the most prestigious award in medical science. Below is the nationwide news release that describes the researchers’ work and the potential against cancer. The American Cancer […]

Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust By Nancy G. Brinker with Joni Rodgers Crown Archetype, 343 pages The first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was observed in October 1986, and now it is a global event. Promise Me is the story of Susan Goodman, her younger sister Nancy, and how their sisterly devotion brought that about. Three-year-old Susan welcomed home baby sister […]

A Dream Fulfilled

Submitted Thirty-plus years ago Janelle Hail was 34 years old, married, and the mother of three young sons. Although it had been years since her junior high health class, Janelle still remembered her breast self-exam training—which is how she found the lump. The result was an early diagnosis of breast cancer, which led to a mastectomy. Janelle attributes her survival […]

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Lisa Honig The American Cancer Society appreciates the Coastal Breeze for highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of October. While we continue to look for causes, treatments and cures for breast cancer there is one thing that all women should do as a preventative measure – and that is to get a mammogram. As you can see […]

The Pink Plane

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber I first heard of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) a few years ago. A friend’s mother died of the disease and he wanted to find an “in lieu of flowers” cause whose administrative costs were low. As the only breast cancer organization to receive an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy (Charity […]