A Broadway Comedy Smash!

The Marco Players honor the memory of playwright Neil Simon, master of Broadway comedy, with the production of “Come Blow Your Horn” (1963). The tensions of Simon’s family life found their way into his early comedies and “Come Blow Your Horn” found the humor in those memories. Set in the early ‘60s in New York City, a set of aging […]

The Goodland Stars Tradition

Goodland Life

“And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.”        Matt. 2:9-10 The ride in to our Goodland community is a […]

An Eco Year For the Records

Stepping Stones

As 2018 comes to a close, it is traditional for folks to exclaim “Happy New Year!” and to wish each other a healthy and prosperous 2019. In the case of Southwest Florida’s environment and ecosystems, I am not only wishing for a healthy upcoming year, I am begging, on my knees praying, that things get better. This has been a […]

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 Nibbles This adult female has been seen […]

2018-12-21 E-Edition

Just Be Resolute

To Your Health

What happened to New Year’s Resolutions? What was once the ultimate year-end rite-of-passage seems to have faded with time. I understand that many of us have failed over the years in our attempts to improve. Not only does it seem that New Year’s resolutions have been on the decline but joking about failed resolutions seems to have increased. For some, […]

Becoming More Psychologically-Flexible Through Acceptance


In my last few columns I’ve been discussing the components of psychological flexibility. Research shows that being more psychologically flexible makes you more stress resistant. People who are more psychologically flexible cope better because they are more open to viewing stressors differently and trying different techniques to manage their stress. In this post I want to focus on Acceptance, the […]

‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather


“Isn’t it queer? There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they have never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes over for thousands of years.” I have read quite a few new releases and wanted to revisit my “classic reading […]

Ho! Ho! Holiday Must Haves


So what’s hot and what’s not this holiday season? Once again I have seen the ads for the two stone diamond rings and pendants for three straight holiday seasons in a row… resulting in a dismally lackluster response from the public, at least around these parts. I’ve had zero requests so far. Hugely popular once again (Even after close to […]

Hero House Raises Funds to Honor Our Servicemen/Women

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Once again, Brandi Tramazzo sponsored a fundraiser for her cause, BT Hero House, at the popular Speakeasy on Marco Island, with a crowd of lively supporters in attendance. Proceeds from the event enable BT Hero House to honor our military members who are in active service and dedicated to our country, but Brandi does this in a very unique way. […]