Shooting Down Kids Cancer 2014

By Noelle H. Lowery About five years ago, Don Henderson and Gary Landis were brainstorming ideas for fundraisers for the American Cancer Society-Marco Island. Henderson came up with the idea, and Landis agreed. Both men were survivors of prostate cancer, and Henderson’s family had a history with the dreaded disease. The result of their exchange was “Shoot Down Kids […]

Joe Dickman: the hermit of Kice Island?

COASTAL HISTORY Craig Woodward South of Marco Island is the well known Cape Romano with its famous, dilapidated dome house tilted on washed out pilings above the Gulf of Mexico. Kice Island, located north of Cape Romano and just south of Marco Island, received almost no attention until recently, when a number of pilot whales beached themselves there. Kice Island […]

Ready, Set, Reef!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff One of the largest, master-planned artificial reef projects in the Western Hemisphere is underway in the Gulf waters off of Naples/Marco Island/Collier County. Thirty-six reefs off the Southwest Florida coast will be a game changer for the ecology — and economy. When complete, conservative estimates anticipate an economic boost by some $30 million dollars through […]

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

By Coastal Breeze News Staff For the past five years, the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival ran over a weekend, Saturday and Sunday. This year, the schedule was changed to Friday and Saturday, and by all accounts, being open on Friday was a huge success! “We had a steady flow of guests on Friday with a spike early evening […]

A Tale of a Quest

By Noelle H. Lowery It is almost time for the big reveal. On Friday, April 11, at 3 PM, The Harbor Goldsmith will send the $10,000 “Marco Green Diamond” home with one lucky customer. It has been a long-time coming. According to Richard Alan, owner and resident goldsmith at The Harbor Goldsmith, he has had the 1.43-carat green diamond […]