Moving Into 2018

MORE STRAIGHT TALK


As the sun set last evening and disappeared behind the landscape of Collier Bay it was hard for me to believe that we’ve put another year into the history books. That same sun would rise again this morning, welcoming us into an entirely New Year, while beginning the countdown to the end of 2018 and the beginning of but another […]

TSA & Travel Safety-What You Should Know


Airline travel has become commonplace in recent years, but along with it comes serious concerns about safety. Created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security responsible for the security of the traveling public. The job of keeping travelers safe is an enormous one. In 2016 […]

Congratulations, Leadership Marco Class of 2017!


With dedication and commitment, they have worked diligently to learn all about Marco Island. They are the members of Leadership Marco Class of 2017 and they are about to graduate! Leadership Marco is a program of ten experience-based sessions that provide the participants with a behind the scenes look at various businesses, organizations and other services in the Marco Island […]

Marco Island Charter Middle School

A Vital Part of Our Community

Marco Island is a wonderful community with small town qualities and large town sophistication. It is an ideal place to live, to work and raise one’s children and grandchildren. Wherever you go on our six by four island for whatever reason, you are bound to run into someone you know, stand up for half an hour or more and talk […]

Berkshire Hathaway: Florida Realtors Recognized by National Association of Realtors

REAL ESTATE NEWS

Four veteran real estate professionals from Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty’s Marco Island Office were recognized by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for 40 years of dedicated service. NAR’s distinguished Emeritus Award was presented to Barbara Johnson, Tony Pinto, Victoria Josberger and Miriam Schmitt at the Marco Island Area Association of Realtor’s Installation Luncheon at the Hideaway Beach Club last […]

Season in Full Swing


It’s that time again, when our winter residents have returned and our social calendars are filled with fun events to welcome in a new season. We gathered a list of some of the popular events in the area. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early! For the complete calendar and information on community events and activities, visit coastalbreezenews.com. St. […]

Shake, Stir & Pour at ARTini on Marco Party

Submitted Marco Island Center for the Arts is introducing its new “fun”-raising event, ARTini on Marco. This artful evening is where martini tastings meet art in the galleries of the Art Center. These carefully crafted mini cocktails will be shaken, stirred, poured and served by guest “Martini-tenders” who in their work life are known for their cheerful, captivating and cool […]

A Year in Review: Marco Island in 2017


Marco Island just finished up a very busy year, with many changes and events that will certainly shape its future. Through the high and low points over the past twelve months, one thing became clear; we are at our best when we come together as a community. Some of the things that made big news on Marco Island in 2017: […]

Maverick Boat Group Assists Irma-Hit Recreational Fishing Industry


It’s been three months since Hurricane Irma funneled up the middle of Florida, coming ashore in the middle Keys and Gulf side of South Florida with a wall of water and mud. Though more has been reported from the Keys, Everglades City and Chokoloskee, on the northwest side of Everglades National Park, were among the hardest-hit communities. The recreational fishing […]

Tips From the Calusa Garden Club:

Colorful Winners for Your Winter Landscape

There is no reason to have a boring landscape when you live in Southwest Florida. Post Irma, here are some of the favorites that came back strong for the winter. They all took a beating from the wind and salt spray and are “musthaves” for easy salt/drought resistant winter enjoyment. Aloe has been cultivated as a medicinal plant for more […]