IT’S SPRING! Step on Those Cracks and Invite New Growth

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

I used to recite the old rhyme while walking down the sidewalk at my elementary school, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” and would superstitiously avoid the cracks because breaking her back would be heartless and cruel. Plus, I didn’t want to take even the tiniest chance that the rhyme might be true. On the way back from […]

Caxambas Republican Club’s Guest Speakers

The Caxambas Republican presented their March guest speakers at the Center the Arts on recently. Bob White is a candidate for Florida Governor and Chris Crowley, a candidate for State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit. Bob White is a 4th generation Floridian, he wants to do everything he can to make sure that Florida is the “best state in […]

Last Call

Coach Wayne’s Corner

As a committed and dedicated lifelong tennis player, and a twenty-five year career instructor, I am sad to say that I am witnessing the demise of tennis. Somewhat like last call at your favorite watering hole, time appears to be running out on the sport of tennis. While there are several theories that could arguably be debated on the subject, […]

Millionaire Choices: Getting Personal, It’s Your Health…

We Are the Custodians When all is considered, we don’t own much, no matter how much wealth we may have accumulated. We don’t own our health; we are the caretakers of it. We have freewill, thus some choose to abuse themselves with addictive substances or practices (including workaholics) and others prioritize a healthy lifestyle. Of course, there is no escape […]

Appetizing American Cuisine at Verdi’s

Chef's Corner

The Coastal Breeze News is proud to present Chef’s Corner, a gastronomical column that offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Island’s favorite restaurants. Each month I visit a different local eatery to get the lowdown on signature dishes, recipes and the chefs who make it possible. For the second stop along my culinary “tour de Marco Island” I visited […]

Fishing Forecast for April


The end of March brings us quickly into April and with this new month we can see a definitive rise in the temperature. This rise will cause the water temperatures to again reach around the high 70s. During this month, spotted sea trout and pompano are popular and can be found out in the flats where you see grass on […]

A Taxing Ordeal

Ask The CFP® Practitioner

“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.”                     ~ Bill Murray, Comedian The last column mentioned that today we’d examine how online shopping and the internet are influencing retail space. Since that time I’ve received questions regarding income tax preparation. Today […]

Probate and Wills in Florida


In old England, the King owned everything. Land was leased from the King. Noblemen obtained rights to pass their leasehold to their oldest son. Commoners were granted more property rights over time, but one concept that remained was only through the grace of the sovereign could someone give assets at death. That concept of law was inherited from England. It […]

Colon Cancer Awareness is a Year-Round Event

To Your Health

Well, I just made it! The publication date for this specific issue of Coastal Breeze News is March 30 so it is still technically National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s some background: President Clinton officially named March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month in February 2000. Since that time, this designation has led to an annual parade of patients, survivors, […]

Phantom Thread: A Well-Sewn Crew Fails to Hold the Plot Together


“Phantom Thread” follows the story of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker in 1950’s London. With the help of his sister, Cyril (Lesley Manville), Woodcock lives a fastidious life tuned to his art and schedule; and like his art, he prefers everything to be woven into place as he sees it. His life takes a turn, however, when he […]