Service to His Community is Just Natural

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since his arrival on Marco Island as a vacationer in 1987, Jim Curran saw something special in the small island he would eventually call his fulltime home. In 1992 he would purchase a unit at Smokehouse Bay Condominiums. In 1999 he and his wife Lori relocated here on a permanent basis and never looked back. Jim […]

Conservancy Welcomes New Board

Submitted The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently hosted its 53rd Annual Members’ Meeting at the Conservancy Nature Center. During the meeting, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida introduced new members to the board of directors, presented the 2017 Eagle Award to John and Donna Hall, and introduced its first Eaglet Award, presented to fourth grade student, Kea Shindle. The Conservancy of […]

Expect Fun at Shamrock Dinner Dance

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Get ready, Marco Island, for the Sons and Daughters of Erin’s annual Shamrock Dinner and Dance, one of the island’s most-loved events, and a guaranteed good time. The event will take place on Saturday night, February 25 at 6:30 PM at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center. The evening will include music by Moose […]

Scotto Curtain Call Returns to Naples

Submitted Opera Naples’ inaugural “Renata Scotto Opera Program” kicked off this past January at the Wang Opera Center providing singers multiple private voice lessons with Ms. Scotto, as well as vocal coachings from an expert staff on the repertoire of their choosing. In collaboration with Teatro de la Zarzuela’s “Zig Zag Project,” seven singers were chosen by Ms. Scotto to […]

Singing’ Broadway Comes to Town

Submitted And here they come! Singin’ Broadway, sponsored by Centennial Bank, is a special concert event featuring some of South Florida’s most talented singers performing songs from your favorite Broadway musicals. They will be singing their way into your hearts and you’re sure to be dancing along in your seats. The performers include: Carl Back is a seasonal Marco Island […]

Dr. Santiago-Coiro Joins Island Tower Dentistry

Submitted Island Tower Dentistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Victoria Santiago-Coiro has joined their practice. Dr. Santiago-Coiro has over ten years experience as a dentist, and provides thorough and meticulous care to her patients. Victoria had a lifelong dream of becoming a dentist. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Montclair State University in Molecular Biology. She was offered early […]

Art at the Library

Submitted The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Library branch on Heathwood Drive. The months of February and March 2017 will feature the works of Marco Island artist Judy Chinski. “I think of painting as a journey. As I travel to places real or […]

Windows & Doors to History Grand Opening

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) presents the public opening for a dramatic one-of-a-kind permanent outdoor gallery — Windows & Doors to History — at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM). The Windows & Doors to History gallery opens to the public on February 18 with an event from 1 to 3 PM. There is no admission charge. Windows […]

Honestly Abe? Glimpse into the personal lives of Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln

Submitted For the past several years, the Marco Island Historical Society has celebrated Presidents’ Day by presenting a series of remarkable reenactments, all centered around the lives of presidents as seen through the eyes of their wives. Then, last year, the ladies took a break and the men took on the roles of former presidents. This year’s presentation, “Honestly, Abe?” […]

Art and Authors Make Their Mark on Marco

Submitted What’s new at The Local Color Art Gallery? This month a new member has joined the gallery. Children’s book author Shirley DeLong has co-authored (with her daughter Lauren) an adorable series of three books titled “No Sniveling.” Book one features Floppidy Loppidy, a super-sweet bunny plagued with extra-long ears that result in endless teasing and many silly and dramatic […]