MIPD Update

By Maureen Chodaba As we enter the month of April, I think that all of us on this beautiful island are looking back at a season that has been filled with fun, festivities, and busy traffic of all kinds – cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, and pedestrians. Our Marco Island Police Department (MIPD) has been working very hard to keep us […]

A FAST Bridge Run

By Maureen Chodaba On Sunday, March 20, 650 runners converged at the Shops of Marco for the 2016 Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, also known as the Bridge Run. The event actually consists of two different races. The half marathon runs its 13.1-mile USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned course from the Shops of Marco through the rolling […]

Fun Fundraiser to Shoot Down Kids Cancer

By Don Manley Nolan Leboeuf summed up the attitude of the participants in the 6th Annual Shoot Down Kids Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – Marco Island. “It feels great,” said Leboeuf, who was part of a team representing the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa. “Anything you can do to give back to cancer […]

Marco Beaches Need More Sand

Submitted Marco Island Central Beach Re-Grading Project Collier County Coastal Zone Management Director, Gary McAlpin recently provided the Marco Island City Council an update on the upcoming regrading of the Marco Island Central Beach. Marco Island is blessed with beautiful wide beaches, but the width and flatness of the beach present its own unique set of problems. The flatness and […]

Course Certifies Sailing Instructors

Submitted From March 17-20, 2016, the Marco Island Community Sailing Center (MICSC) had the privilege of hosting a U.S. Sailing Association (USSA) Level I Instructor Certification course. The purpose of this course is to teach prospective instructors how to properly teach individuals to sail safely, effectively and creatively, with a goal of producing highly qualified instructors. USSA is the governing […]

Vietnam Veteran Shares Experience With DAR

Submitted Most Vietnam veterans decline to tell their stories because the home front reception was extremely antagonistic during and after the war. So, it was an interesting experience for the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at its March 17th meeting to hear the firsthand experiences of a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran. Dan Walden and […]

Marco’s New Psychologist

Submitted Dr. Georgann Norton has been a licensed psychologist for 20 years. Last year, she opened a practice in Naples. Now she is excited to announce the opening of her office on Marco Island. Georgann works with adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, grief and divorce, among other issues. “I love what I do and I knew […]

Rib Cook- Off Returns

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Rib lovers rejoice! The Marco Island Brewery is hosting the 5th Annual Rib Cook-Off on Saturday, April 16 and it is expected to be even better than last year’s incredible event. From 12-6 PM enjoy live music and try your luck in the raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. The ribs will be judged at 5 […]

Men of Rushmore Brings History “Live”

By Coastal Breeze News Staff “The Men of Rushmore…and Their Wives,” written and directed by Gina Sisbarro, opens April 15 at the Rose History Auditorium. This original play is the first of what will become an annual performance of “History Live” with the Marco Island Historical Society. The mission: Teach history through live theater in a way that will entertain […]

Purim Fun Holds Important Messages

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On March 23 Rabbi Mark Gross led the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) in a “Midweek Madness” Purim celebration like never before. Masterfully woven through the joyous singing, dancing and even a kazoo contest, were deeper messages, such as our personal responsibility to act against injustice. Costumed guests filled the JCMI social hall. For […]