Locals Love Mini Season

Mini season is upon us, and many of our local lobster enthusiasts are busy making plans for the best way to catch some “bugs.” Florida’s lobster sport season takes place on Wednesday July 26 and Thursday July 27, 2017. During mini season, recreational divers and snorkelers, with a Florida saltwater fishing license and a current spiny lobster permit, can catch […]

JW Marriott to be World-Class

Simply put, it’s the largest project of this magnitude ever undertaken in South Florida, and it’s going on right here on Marco Island. The conversion of the Marco Island Marriott Beach and Golf Resort to a JW Marriott Branded Resort will have a long lasting and positive effect, as it brings the prestige of being the only waterfront JW Marriott […]

Celebrations Planned for City’s 20th Anniversary

Fun for all ages accented by a dash of local culture and history will be at the heart of the City of Marco Island 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Marco Family YMCA, the Marco Island Center for the Arts, the Marco Island Civic Association, the Marco Island History Museum, the community’s three public […]

Council Tackles Full Agenda

Marco Island City Council on Monday evening, June 17, held a marathon session which saw a number of items postponed while others dominated their discussions until 11 PM before adjourning for the evening. The evening’s discussions included an introduction of Joshua Gruber. Gruber is the only candidate for the vacant position of city manager and is in town for interviews […]

Making the Smart Choice


It is true that most of the population really doesn’t stay abreast of what is going on around them unless it directly affects their daily lives. That doesn’t mean that they don’t care, but in many cases they are absorbed into so many other issues that concern them or members of their family that they hardly pay attention to those […]

Burrowing Owls Meeting

Coastal Breeze really does a great job covering burrowing owl news. There is an upcoming stakeholders meeting which is open to the public, but I was told by Ricardo Zambrano of the FWC that property owners would not get much opportunity to provide input at this meeting. The FWC definition for stakeholders is realtors, builders and landscapers. Save the Date: […]

In Memory of Donna Popoff Owens

In loving memory of our beloved Mom, Grandma and Great-grandmother. Donna was a lady in the true sense of the word. She was sweet and kind, loving, caring and nurturing. She loved people, loved a good time, a good laugh and mostly loved her family and Marco life. Mom shared 53 years with our Dad, Victor, and achieved their goal […]

Enjoying Summer


Summer! What a wonderful time of the year! It’s easy to get anywhere and easier to find specials and seats in restaurants, etc. The traffic is calmer even though the weather is quite humid. It seems though, that more people have stayed here this year than in the past. • You have probably noticed all the construction activity going on […]

Apps Revolutionize Aging

“For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives? The equally simple answer: technology.” ~ Dr. Joe Coughlin Director, MIT AgeLab As the 10th anniversary of the iPhone approaches in September, the latest revolutionary version of the smartphone is highly anticipated. Since its […]

Caliphate Falls…


The so-called Caliphate, ISIS, Islamic State or DAESH has fallen. Iraqi troops, supported by U.S. advisors have finally captured the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the heart of Mosul. Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Jawad Kadhim Al-Abadi has declared the end of this self-styled caliphate’s end. The 850-yearold Grand al-Nuri mosque is in ruins, its brickwork, minaret and dome are […]