A festive reception was held the evening of January 27th at The Local Color Art Gallery as host to the artists and sponsors of the 9th “Wet Paint Live” fundraiser sponsored by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Opening remarks were made by the Chamber’s executive director Sandi Riedemann who introduced the artists and sponsors. Wine and champagne greeted the […]

Spirited Winners of the 2016 Spirit Award

By Don Manley Exemplary commitment to public service is again being recognized and celebrated by the Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island’s annual Spirit of Marco Island Awards. This year, three couples and two individuals are being honored with spirit awards, which are presented to individuals and organizations that are civically involved in the community through their contribution of time, […]

Everyone a Winner at Power Squadron Party

By Coastal Breeze News Staff San Marco Catholic Church was overflowing on Friday, January 28 for the annual Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Party. From the moment guests stepped in the parish hall doors they had a chance to win, their ticket stub entering them in a prize drawing. The ultimate goal of this fun-filled […]

Big Changes to 701 Bistro & Lounge Menu

Submitted 701 Bistro & Lounge is making some big changes in the way of their cuisine. The restaurant, which originally served contemporary dishes with a Latin flare, is now getting back to its roots. The menu has been reworked and revamped and is now better than ever. Owner Davide, after careful consideration, has decided to add more authentic Italian dishes […]

February Events at Rose Auditorium

Submitted This month, the Marco Island Historical Society is bringing to Rose Auditorium first-class entertainment that islanders will not want to miss. February 8, 2 PM & 7 PM: Presidential Re-enactors, “Mr. President” For the past several years, Marco Island Historical Re-enactors, in cooperation with the Historical Society, has produced a series of remarkable productions, all centered on First Ladies […]

Gulfshore Opera Brings Opera to SW Florida Gala to feature Samuel Ramey and Michael Fabiano

By Randall Kenneth Jones Steffanie Pearce’s true passion goes on display when discussing the joy of the human voice: “Opera expresses the human condition in a visceral, emotional way. It moves and inspires people.” And opera certainly inspired Pearce. In an attempt to bring the art form to a larger local audience, Pearce launched Gulfshore Opera in 2014. It’s not […]