Nothing Could Dampen CJ’s Libation Celebration

Marco Island locals headed to The Esplanade recently to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of CJ’s on the Bay. The festivities, which began under clear skies, included door prizes, raffles, corn hole, an all-day happy hour, birthday bash drink specials, entertainment by Jeff Hilt and Jenny Woodman, and a complimentary picnic buffet. For some, the day was nostalgic. Conversations around the […]

One Dolphin, Three Dolphins, Then Twelve Dolphins, Oh My!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

If you haven’t had a chance to take the Dolphin Explorer Eco-Tour and Cruise on Marco Island, you’re missing a highlight of your life or bucket list. I was especially interested in experiencing the Number One National Geographic Guide recommendation in Florida of top adventures for family members of all ages. Hundreds of positive reviews were also incentive to take […]

Physicians Regional Hosts Seventh Annual PINK PARTY

To Your Health

Got any plans for Thursday, October 4th from 6 to 8 PM? Hopefully, you will embrace the worldwide “think pink” movement and join us at Physicians Regional Healthcare System’s annual Pink Party in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may already know Physicians Regional from our convenient Walk-In Clinic at the corner of Barfield and San Marco on Marco […]

Home on the Range? FBI Agents Fit Right In

Goodland Life

J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI excelled at fugitive apprehension. In my experience, nobody did it better. In the early ‘70s an intriguing fugitive case landed on my desk in the backwater Phoenix Field Office. The case bore the caveat “Armed and dangerous” and came in the form of a teletype, our most urgent form of communication. Bill Cox, a central Florida […]

A Simple Favor: Deceit, Doubt & Death


“A Simple Favor” follows the story of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a single mother who runs her own baking blog while trying to raise her son. Stephanie’s life soon changes when she meets Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), who happens to be the mother of her son’s best friend. Though Emily comes off as a jaded individual, the two become best […]

Wildlife Recovery… Not So Simple

Stepping Stones

When we last corresponded, topics of deep concern were red tide, brown tide and blue-green algae and their effects on land, waterways and tourism. It was noted that 2.7 tons of dead fish were removed from Lee County beaches alone, at least 170 manatee deaths occurred, 49 dolphins washed ashore and hundreds of sea turtles lost their lives, all attributed […]

ONE-YEAR POST IRMA | Looking Back & Looking Ahead

Growing Up in Everglades City

September 10, 2017 felt like the day the Earth stood still. It had been 57 years to the day since Hurricane Donna made landfall and devastated Florida, and Hurricane Irma was on the path to do the same. It’s now easy for me to talk about what happened on that day and the ones following, but I’ll admit when I […]

Days Like This


“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”     ~ Author Unknown I recently made the decision to fly to the Midwest on a last-minute whim. If everything fell into place, I […]

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 MT2 This adult female is an eligible […]

Positive Studies Offer Limited Hope

Dimensions of Dementia

My first Dimensions of Dementia column appeared in April 2016. Since then I’ve written monthly on numerous subjects including types of dementia, dementia-care experts, facilities and research. I thought about possible subjects for this month’s column, which is to be my last. It will be my last, not because I’ve lost my interest in advocacy for dementia caregivers and care […]