Fun & Funky Teapots

Submitted Fun and Funky Teapots take center stage in the main galleries of the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The juried exhibit, which runs through the 21st of November, attracted a number of highly imaginative two-dimensional entries, in all media, as well as clay submissions that bring new meaning to the song “I’m a little teapot.” “Who would imagine […]

Combining the Arts

By Karen Swanker Combining theater and art, The Marco Players Theater Gallery will be featuring the watercolors of Marco Island artist Judith Chinski. Her work will be featured during the run of “Absalom,” the first play of the season. Judy’s artwork will be available for immediate purchase directly from the theater gallery. “I think of painting as a journey. As […]

Art at the Marco Library

Submitted The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Library branch on Heathwood Drive. Each artist will exhibit for two months. November and December 2013 will feature a collection of original oils by award winning artist Tara O’Neill. Her artwork is for sale with a […]

Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show

Submitted Some of you may already have heard about the new “Brushes & Paint” art show coming to Marco Island this season sponsored by Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. Well, the first official Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show arrives at the Historical Museum on 180 S. Heathwood Drive on Friday, November 22 from 10 AM to 4 PM. […]

Christmas Island Style Ornament Design Winners

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Members of the Christmas Island Style committee have been working away behind the scenes to ensure everyone on Marco Island has an outstanding holiday season. For the past six years, Christmas Island Style has chosen art designed by a student attending Marco Island Charter Middle School to be the new Island Style ornament for the […]

What, Me Read?

By Monte Lazarus The other day at breakfast we had pancakes. Of course pancakes require syrup. In days of yore that meant maple syrup. Alas, genuine maple syrup scarcely exists these days. If you are lucky enough, say, to be in Vermont or parts of Canada, you can find the real stuff, and you can pay the equivalent of […]


Donna Fiala A delightful contest will be offered by the Marco Island Historical Society and the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. It is the Inaugural Annual Wreath Decorating Contest and Auction to be held at the Rose History Auditorium on Sunday, December 1 from 4 to 6 PM, and will include a Holiday Party. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will […]

Veteran’s Service Honors Soldiers

By Natalie Strom Marco Island’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony was an honorable tribute to the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Led by Lee Henderson, VFW Commander, the occasion, held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, was attended by many. Henderson, in his first year as commander, led […]

Fresh Produce and Local Style

By Ross Mantz On November 6, The Marco Island Farmer’s Market opened at Veterans Community Park. There was a strong turnout of pavilions and patrons. When first entering the ring of tents you are immediately graced with the aroma of barbecue, fresh flowers, and homemade bread. People everywhere smile as they select fat blue crabs, sample fresh coffee and haggle […]

Affordable Care Act Facts

By Natalie Strom “If you don’t wear your seat belt, please sit down. If you smoke, please sit down. If you’re not within five percent of your body weight, please sit down. If you don’t eat at least four servings of fruits or vegetables per day, please sit down. If you don’t exercise at least 20 minutes per day, […]