Coastal Breeze Earns Seven National Awards

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) announced the winners of its annual Best of the Best competition at an industry conference held at Disney World in Orlando over the weekend of April 4. Publications from across the United States and Canada were represented. There were over 1,400 individual entries in 83 categories.   Coastal […]

Policeman of the year

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Sgt. Hector Diaz was named Policeman of the Year for 2013. It’s an honor more distinguished by the fact it is chosen by peers. Diaz is known on the island not only as a long-time policeman, but also as a family man, a coach and a professional fishing guide. Diaz is a graduate of the […]

MIPD Goes High-Tech with Twitter

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Want to know what is going on with the Marco Island Police Department? Have questions about code enforcement, traffic and marine safety or prescription medicine safety? Interested in the latest MIPD crime report? The MIPD is turning to technology to help keep its residents informed on all of these topics and more. At the suggestion […]

Darrell Loan: Thundering Through History

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com What do a pony and a faulty latch, greased pigs and a donkey have in common with Top-Secret Crypto security clearances, atomic bombs and modern-day ballistic missiles? Two words: Darrell Loan. Loan’s name maybe conspicuously absent from the history books, but he was instrumental in catapulting the United States to the front of the Space […]

Invigorating Relay for Life

By Melinda Gray melinbrya3@yahoo.com Mackle Park was a flurry of activity on Saturday, April 12, as the Relay for Life of Marco Island, presented by Robert J. Flugger, filled it with the sights, sounds and smells of a carnival, bringing people together to “finish the fight” and end cancer by working to find a cure. It seems everyone has been […]

26th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Easter Sunrise Service evokes a joyful sense of community for some and a sacred pilgrimage for others. “It was pure joy, something I wished I experienced sooner,” said Islander Rosemary Tolliver who was overwhelmed the first time she attended six years ago. Tolliver tries to gets there early to watch as the people stream […]