Neale and Manchen Co-Presidents of NPC

Submitted Patrick Neale and Craig Manchen were elected to lead Naples Pathway Coalition as Co- Presidents by the NPC board of Directors. John Coffey was elected Vice President/ Secretary, and Sean Nolan was re-elected Treasurer. A longtime Collier County resident, Pat Neale practices law in the areas of business, contracting, real estate, and bankruptcy. He is also the president and owner […]

Hills No Problem for Marco 5 Mile Run Winners

By Roger LaLonde The Marco 5 mile Hill Run gave way to winners who experience running hilly traverses in their home states. Jesse Armbruster of Columbus, Ohio and Jennifer Rapaport of Medford, Massachusetts attacked the 17 hilly sections of the race, fighting chilly weather and a strong head wind to the finish line to win easily. Armbruster won in […]

Marco Cruise Club Christmas Celebration

Submitted by Donna Babb Marco Cruise Club celebrated the upcoming holidays with a party at the Hawthorne Club at Lely Resort on Saturday evening. Merriment, good cheer and gifts were exchanged. Great fun was had by all.  

A Cocktail and Culinary Crawl through the Marriott

By Samantha Husted The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa will be undergoing some major changes come 2017. The hotel, which has long been a staple on Marco Island, is transitioning into a JW-branded-property. Upon its completion, it will be the JW Marriott brand’s first oceanfront resort in the United States. Though the resort isn’t complete […]

Academy Receives Donation from the Marriott

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Rick Medwedeff, General Manager of the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa, presented the Marco Island Academy with a check for a portion of the proceeds raised from a golf tournament, a total of $38,000. The school founder, Jane Watt, accepted the donation. The Academy is a Charter High School whose mission […]

Historic Site #12: Church of God & Pioneer Cemetery 590 West Elkcam, Marco Island

By Coastal Breeze News Staff This early wooden church built of yellow pine was the first church on Marco. Caroline Robinson held Sunday school classes in her home and is credited with collecting money and supplies to construct the Church. This Cemetery is the burial place of pioneers significant to Marco Island history. It also has a form of early […]

MIAAOR Installs New Officers and Directors

By Don Manley Marco Island Area Association of Realtors introduced its slate of officers 2016 and recognized outstanding performance for 2015 by members and staff at its 40th annual installation dinner. As always and in keeping with the holiday season, the affair was an evening of festive elegance, with dining and dancing, held recently at the Hideaway Beach Club. The […]

Salute to Veterans: Robert Sargeant

By Maggie Gust Robert Sargeant served in the U.S. Army 925th Ordnance Battalion, achieving the rank of sergeant, March 1943 to April 1946, in the European Theater. Born on a farm in Ohio in 1924, Robert grew up during the Depression years with two brothers and one sister. Like most of the families in the area, they “didn’t go to […]

Golf Carts Galore at Goodland Christmas Gala

By Barry Gwinn On a balmy Thursday night, December 17th, Goodland golf cart owners showed up in droves to show case and parade their brightly lit and cleverly decorated golf carts. Goodland may be the only place in Southwest Florida where licensed golf carts with licensed drivers are given free rein on the village streets. The golf cart parade is […]

Equitable? Inequitable! Water and Wastewater Rates: Part Four

As you can see explaining the Marco Island Utility Rate Schedule is not a simple task. There are many inequities embedded in the rate schedule that are not apparent to the ratepayers. My goal to inform the ratepayers of those inequities and ultimately recommend to them a Rate Design that will level the playing field; where all ratepayers will be […]