Marco Island’s Lowest List Price Condos

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott Last week 402 condos were listed for sale on the island. Thirteen of them are studios. The lowest list price condo on the island last week is a 406 square foot studio at Southwinds for $118,000. Southwinds is close to Residents’ Beach. This first floor efficiency condo features tile floors, high-impact windows, oak […]

Spring Has Sprung, Your Diamonds Shouldn’t

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan Spring is in the air, and so is the humidity. The crowds are beginning to wane and traffic is becoming bearable. It’s also time to clean and check your fine jewelry. By fine jewelry, I mean your gold, platinum and gemstone jewelry. It’s time to check the important components that hold your gemstones in the […]

WHAT A CROC! Crocodile, That Is

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  Ah, spring! Love is in the […]

May Be Toughest Job in Goodland: Just another day at the office for Front Ellington, Part III

Goodland Life  By Barry Gwinn On September 11 of last year, Frog Ellington took me along for a trip to the mullet grounds. I wanted to see firsthand how he did it. What I saw was an extremely strenuous and backbreaking operation. I have never been in an active coal mine, but can’t imagine that a miner works any harder […]

Find the Perfect Life Jacket for Fishing

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps No matter what you might be doing out in the water, life jackets are a crucial part of boat safety. In fact, boating laws require that you have an approved life jacket for every passenger aboard and that children should have theirs on at all times. Fishing from kayaks and stand up paddle boards […]

What’s Going on in Room 201? Plenty – especially when MIA’s STEM Club meets

By Barry Gwinn and Danya Zarate The competition is keen in Marco Island Academy’s classroom #201. Every Tuesday during their lunch hour, some of MIA’s most ambitious and committed students meet to greet and compete here. They are members of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club and are unapologetic about how they wish to spend the fullness of […]

Beauty and the Beast: Be my guest, it’s the best

REEL REVIEWS By Matthew Mendisana When I sat down for “Beauty and the Beast” I found myself mulling over what kind of remake it was going to be. Was this going to be a remake of the famous animated movie, or more toward the original tale, the one published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont? Try saying that name five […]

Fire Extinguishers on Your Boat

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  The US Coast Guard has regulations for the minimum number of extinguishers the average boat needs to have onboard. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend you carry an additional extinguisher above the minimum. US Coast Guard-approved, marine-type fire extinguishers are required on boats where a fire […]

Cubs Dream Day Raffle

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Want the experience of a lifetime watching an action-packed Chicago Cubs game from the field box with three of your friends or family? Here is your chance! The Marco Island Woman’s Club is holding an exciting Chicago Cubs Dream Day Raffle. The 2017 Raffle Drawing will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 4 PM […]

Family’s Early Onset Alzheimer’s Helps Research

Dimensions of Dementia Shirley Woolaway Perhaps you are part of a large family with siblings. You keep in touch: phone calls, emails, Facebook pictures, and maybe get together for family vacations or reunions. You enjoy each other’s company most of the time. They’re family. They are there for you when you need someone to talk with. They have your back. […]