Facts, Fiction About Lightning

By Coastal Breeze News Staff It’s that time of year again — peak time for thunderstorms and lightning strikes — and living in the lightning strike capital of the United States, it is important for Floridians to know fact from fiction when it comes lightning. Recently, Coastal Breeze News sat down with Mark Huber, head of safety for J2 Engineering […]

Students Take Center Stage

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Student artists — young and old — took over the galleries at the Marco Island Center for the Arts during the month of April. Works from adult students who have taken classes at the Center as well as some completed by students of the Marco Island Academy are on display now throughout the Center and […]

Island Theater Co. Presents ‘Always A Bridesmaid’

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Wedding bells are in the air at Island Theater Co., as the troupe prepares for its April-May production of “Always A Bridesmaid.” Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Pattie Ziesig and John Moulton, it is a story of love, friendship, life and marriage framed by the lifelong friendship of […]

Bud Light Competitors Enjoy A Great Weekend of Sailing

By Jeff Johnson Sailing Association of Marco Island Light afternoon winds on Saturday and Sunday made for challenging racing in the annual Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) Bud Light Regatta, April 12-13. Boats of various categories and experience raced under mostly sunny skies enjoying a great weekend on the water. A total of three races were completed each day […]

Surge Heads to Venice for 3v3 Tourney

Submitted The Marco Island Soccer Club fielded six SURGE teams under head coaches Jim Watt, Mario Guzman and Patrick Baldwin at the Venice Shark Tooth 3v3 Challenge Tournament. Coach Guzman’s U10 Boys Surge won first place in their division with a 3-2 win over the Spartans. Coach Watt’s U7 and U11 Boys, as well as Baldwin’s U12 Girls won second […]

MIA Rays Make History

By Roger Lalonde The Marco Island Academy boys baseball team made history on April 22 by playing in its first district playoff game at Seacrest Country Day School. The Manta Rays faced off against the 1-16 Everglades City Gators in Class 2A-District 10. It too was the first playoff game for the Gators in its 23 years of baseball. During […]