Marco’s Four-Year-Olds Embark on a Magical Year of Firsts

Proud parents recently snapped their very first “First Day of School” photos of their youngsters as they entered St. Mark’s Preschool. Donning new clothes and backpacks, 30 little islanders took their first steps into school to meet their very first teachers. The morning goodbyes caused a bit of anxiety for some…parents and kiddos. The magical wonder of Play Dough proved […]

Finding Your Life After Caregiving

Dimensions of Dementia

If you’ve had a long caregiving journey as I did, when your spouse or family member dies you may wonder what happened to your life, the one you had before caregiving became your life. It may seem impossible to find that old life. You may have dropped out of activities you enjoyed. Your friends may have abandoned you. How do […]

Keep Moving Forward

Ask The CFP® Practitioner

“It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.”              ~ Dale Earnhardt, professional auto racing driver (1951-2001) Question: What are your thoughts on self-driving cars? Answer: Autonomous vehicles, or AVs as they’re known, represent a growing subcategory for the automobile industry. AVs are the marriage of […]

DWCM Gets Informed!

Thirty-four people attended the recent meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island (DWCM). Jane Schlechtweg opened by reminding everyone about early voting (which began on August 18) for the Primary. She also announced a change of venue to the Community Center in Mackle Park for the September 11 and October 9 meetings. School Board candidate Dr. Kathy Ryan […]

Apocalypse Marco… What If?

Stepping Stones

Okay, I think we’ve endured enough information about the red tide problem along South Florida beaches. We’re fed up with reports of a blue-green algae caused by water releases from Lake Okeechobee. And now a new problem on coastal borders? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reporting a new phenomenon that must be dealt with. Trichodesmium, which is […]

Meet Your Area Dolphins

The Research Team on board the Dolphin Explorer is happy to share information about your area dolphins with the Coastal Breeze News readers. Each edition an individual will be profiled so that you, too, might get to know them. Dolphins can be identified by the nicks and marks on their dorsal fins. Meet Rocky This big guy is an adult […]

The Goodland Overlay, 12/13/00 | Why was it necessary?

The Goodland Civic Association (GCA) has recently experienced 10 solid years of growth and is enjoying a popularity not known since 2000-2001. It was in those two years that the GCA achieved the pinnacle of community service and accomplishments, successfully completing three major projects which were to have a lasting effect on our quality of life. In 1999, the GCA […]

Behind the Scenes in the Stone Crab Capital

Growing Up in Everglades City

If you ever come to Everglades City, make sure to check out the view of the stone crab boats along the Barron River and head to a local restaurant to try some fresh stone crab! Even though it isn’t season, I can still remember hearing the vibration sounds of stone crab boats heading down the river at 2 AM. If […]

One Great Way to Prepare for THE CAT – it’s Coming Back!

Rumination From the Rock and Beyond

You’re probably aware or should be aware that the Key Marco Cat is coming back to the Marco Island Historical Society Museum in January 2019 – it’s the most amazing event to happen to Marco Island since the discoveries unearthed by the Pepper-Hearst Expedition to Key Marco in 1895-1896. Since the discovery of these prec-ious artifacts, the Smithsonian in Washington, […]

Conquer Your Stress by Changing the Way You Think About It


As a line of defense against stress, Rethink works by helping you change the way you think about potential stressors and your ability to cope with them. Remember, stress is a combination of three things; (1) a potential stressor, (2) what your mind tells you about your ability to cope with it and (3) a stress response that kicks in […]