Hideaway Wins Philanthropic Award

Submitted Recently, on a day known as “National Philanthropy Day,” the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Everglades Chapter named Hideaway Beach Club the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of 2015. A well-attended awards ceremony took place at Hodges University in Naples. Hideaway was honored for their work with Guadalupe Center’s After-school, Summer and Tutor Corps Programs and the American Cancer Society. This year the group […]

Victory Florida Kindness Tour

By Samantha Husted You may have seen him riding around Marco. He’s hard to miss. On the back of his bike is a large American flag and on the front there’s a sign that reads, “Riding Florida Perimeter for Veterans.” Sometimes the sign changes, depending on what he’s riding for. But he’s always riding for something. On November 10, Veteran’s […]

Home & Business Decorating Contest Winners

By Richard Niess The Marco Island House and Business Decorating Contest final judging for the 19th season took place on December 18th from 6:30 -10:30 PM. Judges traveled via trolley to visit the Top 10 House Finalists taken from the preliminary judging that traveled the Island on Wednesday, December 16. Plaques were presented to the Top 10 Home Contest Finalists. […]

Cooking With Long Time Marco Resident Marion Nicolay

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com Marion Nicolay has been living on Marco Island for the past twenty-seven years. She used to write a cooking column for another local newspaper titled, “Cuisine.” Recently, Marion took me into her kitchen and taught me how to make her simplified version of Beef Miroton, which is basically a red wine sauce over roast beef. Marion’s […]

Santa’s First Stop

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a visit to Manatee Elementary School on December 15, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island. That day, eight hundred pre-k through fifth grade children received Christmas gifts. Kiwanis had worked hard all year to fundraise and purchase the gifts for the kids, some of whom will not receive […]