MIA Celebrates Homecoming

The Marco Island Academy Rays, recently filled the Winterberry Park stands with raving fans for their game against the Cape Coral Christian Academy. The game may have been a loss, but spirits were high especially during halftime when the cheerleaders shook their pom poms, the Marco Island Charter Middle School band played and the Homecoming Court was announced. Homecoming Court […]

St. Matthew’s House Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Each year, thanks to the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors food for Thanksgiving which is brought to St. Matthew’s House by volunteers including realtor Bill Filbin. It’s a great way to share your blessings this holiday season. The dishes must be pre-cooked and re-heatable and can include mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, baked […]


Harriet Kabat, 71, of Marco Island, FL and Coram, NY, passed away on October 8th. Daughter of the late Ann and Joseph Schneider of Long Island, NY she was born June 22, 1942. Harriet graduated from Herricks High School in 1960, and later attended Hofstra University. She married Leonard Kabat in 1964, and they lived together in Coram, before relocating […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Message of Appreciation

The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation would like to send a message of appreciation to our sponsors; Mutual Of Omaha Bank , Coastal Breeze News, Marco Island Florist, Sunshine Tours and Marco Eagle for their contribution to the success of our Inaugural Jerry Adam’s Chili Cook Off and for making the event a wonderful community day. We wish to also […]

Coastal Comments

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net Recently, someone suggested I mention the activity that will take place at the Collier Blvd/US-951 corridor and also on US-41 E. corridor. Now that we have folks coming back for season, this might be a good time to mention what you can look forward to in the coming months and years. *First and foremost, the […]

Terror Unleashed

By Monte Lazarus Bengoshi@comcast.net Recently my Most Excellent daughter and Most Excellent son-in-law acquired a brand new, never used puppy. This puppy is of a Most Excellent breed – a Yellow Labrador. He arrived amid great expectations and much fanfare, especially among the remaining household teenagers. Thus far the best thing about this particular puppy is his name…”Atticus”, after “Atticus […]

The 13th Avenue South Skim Jam

Add some sun and sand and a bit of water, grab a board and you’ve got a skim competition in the making. Top it off by giving the proceeds to a good cause, and you’ve of a great skim competition. This was the case at the 13th Avenue South Skim Jam. The Old Naples Surf Shop sponsored the competition recently, […]

Keeping our Parks and Lakes Healthy

By Nancy Richie Environmental projects were completed this year to improve water quality to support native wildlife populations and recreational uses of the Mackle Park Lake and Lee Plummer Park Lake. The project methods are to improve and stabilize water quality, to increase lake management, install a fountain (at Mackle Park only), stock fish and plant native plant species along […]

City Council to BCC: Don’t combine TDC, CAC

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island City Council is cracking down on absentee property owners, and during the October 21 regular meeting, city councilors took on three topics specific to the movement. First, they hired City Attorney Burt Saunders to lobby for proposed state legislation that would return the regulation of short-term and vacation home rentals to local […]

Double the Fun!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Double the service, double the fun! Not your typical United States Postal Service motto, but that is the idea behind an additional postal counter now installed at the Keep in Touch contract postal unit. “We were approved for the addition and handled the necessary remodeling just in time for the holiday shipping season,” said manager […]