CurePSP Walk Raises Funds, and Awareness

By Don Manley Al and Heather Geraci have made a pilgrimage to Marco Island at about the same time for three years running to support a cause. The couple has made the trek from their Ft. Lauderdale home to participate in the annual CurePSP Awareness & Memorial Walk, a fundraiser benefitting CurePSP, a national nonprofit that helps fund research, educate […]

MIPO Educates Residents on Fire/EMS Issues

By Maureen Chodaba On March 10, the Marco Island Property Owners (MIPO) in their dedication to integrity, transparency, accountability, and efficiency in city government, held a public forum to address and educate the public of the present issues regarding emergency medical services for Marco Island. MIPO Chair Linda Turner welcomed the audience and was followed by opening remarks from physician, […]

Golfers Sizzle in ?K of C Tournament

By Roger LaLonde roger@coastalbreezenews.com The afternoon sun sizzled, and so did the scores in the 42nd Annual Marco Island Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament on March 13 at the Eagle Creek Country Club. Joe Fatony and Dick Shanahan chaired the event. “It was a great turnout,” Fatony said. “We had a number of entries sign up today, giving us a […]

MICMS Highest Impact Teachers Recognized

Submitted Five teachers at Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) have been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as the state’s “Highest Impact Teachers.” This recognition is a result of their students’ performance on one of the Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs). Teachers who have had an impact on student learning that is among the state’s most statistically-significantly positive are […]

Nesting Sea Turtles, Flashing Cell Phone Photos- A Bad Mix

Submitted Sea turtles digging their nests to lay eggs on Florida’s beaches face a new 21st century hazard: someone snapping a flash photo with a cell phone. March 1 is the official start of the sea turtle nesting season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people not to take cell phone flash photos of sea turtles on […]

Sunrise Rotary Essay Contest Winners

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise, Inc. recently sponsored an essay contest at Manatee Middle School. Students were asked to research and then compose an essay explaining Rotary’s 4-Way Test, the guiding principal for Rotarians worldwide. Specifically, students were asked to explain how the 4-Way Test could improve one’s life, despite differences in beliefs and opportunities. A six-member […]

Annual Shell Show Blends Science and Art

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Nature, science, art and philanthropy; The Shell Club’s annual Shell Show was that, and more. From March 10-12 visitors viewed more than 150 incredible exhibits that filled Disseler Hall at the United Church of Marco Island.  Exhibits were divided as to “Scientific” or “Artistic.” The scientific exhibits included everything from complex, multi-part displays down to […]

Half Marathon & 5K Basics

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The 2016 Marco Island Half Marathon Bridge Run and 5K will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The start location is The Shops of Marco, 1845 San Marco Road. Start time for the half marathon is 7:30 AM, and for the 5K it is 7:45 AM. Packet pickup is at the Shops of Marco […]