2015 “Stamp Out Hunger” Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

Submitted Collier Harvest announces the 2015 Letter Carrier’s Food Drive is going on NOW through Saturday, May 9th. Collier Harvest, the non-profit agency that manages the “Stamp Out Hunger” event locally, asks residents of Naples and Marco Island to place their non-perishable food donations by their mail boxes anytime between now and Saturday, May 9th, to be picked up by […]

Shred Party

Submitted If you’ve been saving those documents for the next Shred Party, it’s now time for some Spring Cleaning! IBERIABANK’s Marco Island location will hold another Shred Party on Saturday, April 18th from 9AM until noon, or until the truck is full. There is a limit of ten boxes/bags documents to be shredded per vehicle. There will be a minimal […]

Marvelous Marva’s Memory Bears

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com One of the most difficult things we deal with in this life is losing a loved one. Marva Sutt has found a way to help people through that process and bring comfort to family members and friends. She does this by creating Memory Bears. Memory Bears are created to give family members something tangible they can […]

New 3-Day Format Proves to be a Hit

By Don Manley The first time was a good time for Claude and Sue Cousineau where the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival was concerned. “We love watching people,” said Sue Cousineau, who, like her husband, was attending the annual festival for the first time. “It’s a people watching event.” Residents of Ottawa, Ontario, the Cousineaus were on a one […]

Speaker Provides First-Hand Glimpse into The Monuments Men

By Don Manley Millions of viewers around the world were entertained and informed by the 2014 movie “Monuments Men.” But for Harry Ettlinger, the movie was more than the cinematic depiction of a little-know, but real-life event. What he saw on the screen represented the dramatization of real-life experiences because he was one of the original Monuments Men. Ettlinger recently […]

Collier-Seminole State Park

By Carl and Joan Kelly The ranger station for the Collier-Seminole State Park is a short distance east from Route 92 (San Marco Road) on Highway 41 (20200 E Tamiami Rd.) There are many options in this 4,760 acre wilderness preserve including hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, camping and viewing wild life. History and nature meet here with Indians and pioneers. […]

Surge Places in the South Florida 3V3 Super Challenge

Submitted Seven teams from Marco Island Surge and the Golden Gate Eagles traveled to the East Coast to represent Collier County in the South Florida 3v3 Super Challenge Soccer Tournament. The U12 Surge boys, which includes Miss Kirra Polley on the roster, finished in Second Place in the U13 boys competitive bracket after a gripping championship match. The U9 Surge […]

Brewery and Speakeasy – Senior Softball Divisional Tournament Winners

Submitted The Brewery and Speakeasy each won their respective Marco Island Men’s Senior Softball Divisional Tournament with both teams going undefeated in the tournament. The Brewery, as well as the Speakeasy, had to come from behind to win the championship. This concludes the 2015 season and we like to thank our fans and sponsors for their support this season. See […]

Double Play – Adult Softball League

Submitted For the second year in a row the Island Pizza/NeNe Kitchen team won the season ending tournament. Island Pizza along with its regular season crown “Doubled up” as champions of the City’s adult softball league for the second year in a row. On a beautiful night you could feel the electricity in the air as Island Pizza prepared to […]

Sami’s Kwik Stop

By Pat Newman Sami Rahman of Sami’s Kwik Stop is conquering the food world one country at a time. Nine years ago, he added a delectable selection of Mexican favorites to the store which also carries all the staples a Kwik Stop would be known for. The Mexican food has become a lunch time favorite among islanders ever since. Then, […]