The Pleasure of Sea Life Jewelry

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I love the quote “if you’ve got it flaunt it,” and that holds true for those of us who live here in paradise either full or part time. Besides being truly fortunate, I think we also are smarter than the average bear; I still have lots of friends who tell me over and over […]

Arts Alliance Accepted

GOODLAND LIFE Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com The date was September 30, 2012. Twelve Goodland residents met at a picnic table under the pavilion at MarGood Harbor Park. Their goal: to promote the arts, music and history that make Goodland what it is today. On that day, just over one year ago, the “darling dozen” formed the Goodland Arts Alliance, and now the […]

What A Year!

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Lisa Honig Exactly one year ago, I embarked on a new role as the Unit Executive Director for the Marco Island Unit of the American Cancer Society, and what a year it has been. I knew when my husband and I chose Marco Island as our new home in 2007 it was full of friendly people […]

It’s Christmas, after all!

Body, Mind And Spirit Dianne Saywell yogadi77@aol.com I was getting off an airplane recently. The double “bing bong” was heard, signaling the passengers it was safe to unbuckle and stand up. It is a process — always slower than we would like — for everyone to collect their belongings and file out with some semblance of order. In my area, mid-plane, […]

New Year, New You!

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres Crystal@PinkIslandFitness.com Now that the holidays are behind us, many of us are waking up to the New Year feeling sluggish, bloated, hungover and/or exhausted. Not exactly putting your best foot forward for 2014, are we? Whether the aforementioned describes you or not, chances are you want to feel your best each and every day — regardless of […]

Top 10 For 2013

BOOK REMARKS Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com It is the end of another year already, and the inevitable “lists” are popping up everywhere. Here is my own Top 10 list for this final 2013 edition of “Book Remarks.” The parentheses after the author’s name include the date of the edition of Coastal Breeze News referencing that article. (www.coastalbreezenews.com/category/entertainment/book-remarks/) 10. Six Years by Harlan […]

The Marco Players present A Christmas Story

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com “You’ll shoot your eye out!” It’s a phrase that has become synonymous with Christmas for many folks between the ages of 30 and 50. It’s a phrase that has come to symbolize the depth of yearning that comes with wanting that one special, perfect Christmas gift. It’s a phrase that when said in mixed company […]

2013’s Excellent Environmental Endeavors

PROTECTING &PRESERVING Nancy Richie NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com This past year, Marco Island’s environment had exciting conservation efforts and thrived despite increased construction and tourism and limited funding. It’s a precarious balance of people and the environment on this small barrier island in the Ten Thousand Islands, but with the community’s awareness and support, the wildlife and its habitat is holding its own. Looking […]