Mad Hatter Tea Party at Mackle Park

By Coastal Breeze News Staff It is that time of year again — to celebrate Marco Island mom’s with a spot of tea. The city of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department has extended its formal invitation to all Marco mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, nieces and friends to its annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at Mackle Park. The Mad Hatter […]

Eagle Scout Digs for Badge

By Noelle H. Lowery Marco Island Eagle Scout Andrew Smith likes history. In fact, one of the 16-year-old Lely High School student’s hobbies is collecting Civil War artifacts. It was this love of history that led him to archeology and Marco’s resident archeologist, Gene Erjavec, who has spent the last decade digging up artifacts all around Marco Island. “Throughout […]

Picnic in the Park

By Melinda Gray Food, friendship and fun were had by all those who attended this year’s Spring Fling, a free event for Goodland residents given by the Goodland Civic Association early last month. The GCA decided last year to do an island-wide, annual free picnic for all the residents of Goodland with the purpose of friendship and bringing people […]

Sea Turtle Season: Let’s All Do Our Part

PROTECTING & PRESERVING Nancy Richie Sunday, April 20, was the fourth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Though the oil and secondary impacts to this environmental disaster never reached the shores of Marco Island, it affected the sea turtles and shorebird populations throughout the Gulf. That summer, there was record number of volunteers willing […]

#1 on Trip Advisor T-shirts

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Are you interested in bringing home bragging rights from Marco Island? Shop owners Jiri and Mike at Keep In Touch Cards, Gifts and More offer the perfect Marco Island souvenir! T-shirts that Marco Island is #1 Island in the USA on Trip Advisor. The brainchild of two of the store’s personnel, co-owner Jiri Mikulinec and […]

Surprising Zagreb

SPEAKING OF TRAVEL Vickie Kelber After reading about Zagreb in various guidebooks, I wasn’t expecting much, especially after spending a week in charming Dubrovnik. What a surprise! Zagreb is a great city! It is a city where the “new” town which is not all that new but very modern is more “happening” than the classic old town. Its cafe […]

News from the Marco Island DAR

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The April meeting of the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was a busy one. Held at Hideaway Beach Club, the event was filled with awards and accolades. First, the DAR awarded its annual scholarship to Morgan Dulski of Marco Island. The award was presented by Sandra Archambault, DAR scholarship chair. […]

Tasting Marco

By Coastal Breeze News Staff A day of food, music and fun awaits at the 24th Annual Taste of Marco, Sunday, May 4, 11 AM-5 PM. Come stroll through The Esplanade to sample the flavors of some of Marco Island’s favorite culinary hot spots, including Beachdogs, CJ’s on the Bay, Gino’s Trattoria, Coldstone Creamery, Quinn’s on the Beach, Chop 239, […]


Submitted Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards presented the Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise with a check for $1,690 after speaking at their April 29 meeting. The morning Rotary club participates in the county’s “Adopt-a-Precinct” program, manning two precincts on election day. Poll workers pictured from left to right are: Harold “Bud” Palmer, Kathleen Beaufait, Bob Thomas, Wanda […]

Wellfit Girl Challenge

Submitted The Wellfit Institute, based in Naples, is partnering with Peaks Foundation, a non-profit, on a five-month health, wellness and empowerment program for at-risk teen girls. Wellfit Girls Challenge will conclude with a life-changing trip to Peru and a trek up Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. The eleven carefully selected teen girls from Lee […]