Medical Cannabis Treatment Center

I wanted to applaud the Marco Island City Council on being the first forward thinking government leaders in Collier County to allow a Medical Cannabis Treatment facility in their city. I hope this compassionate and forward thinking decision inspires the County Commissioners and the City of Naples City Council to rethink their backwards and discriminatory policies that are an outright […]

Big Belly Solar Powered “Smart bins” New at Marco Beaches

Collier County Parks & Recreation has installed 24 Big Belly Solar Powered trash compactors in all of its County parks and beaches. These Big Belly Solar Powered trash bins not only collect the trash, but it also….

Planning Became the Key to Success for JW Marriott

The JW Marriott Marco Island’s expert planning srategies have proven to be the key to their success.

United Church of Marco Honors Veterans

The congregation of the United Church of Marco Island chose to be the air under the wings of the angels who volunteer for that organization when they presented a check for $13,600 to help support the important work honoring our veterans

The Marco Memory Project

The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) needs your help with the Marco Memory Project. There are currently thousands of photographs in the MIHS collections with limited context, unidentified people, places, or events. Help the MIHS identify the people, places, dates, and happenings pictured and be recognized in the next issue of Coastal Breeze News. To see more photos, this project […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report May 2019 – Inventory Up 4% From Last Year


Inventory on Marco Island is up 4% from last year according to the Marco Island Real Estate Report

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

More Straight Talk

For the past thirty days, families have been celebrating the graduation of their children from various levels of our educational system in this country.  I’ve enjoyed watching the evidence of pride on the faces of the many parents and students who are participating in this annual right of passage for the most valuable asset our nation has, our children. We […]

In Memory of Theodorable Bradley “Ted” Forcht

Theodorable Bradley “Ted” Forcht, 59, of Marco Island, FL died June 3, 2019. Ted graduated from Corbin High School, Corbin, KY and Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN. He was the manager of Key Insurance Agency in Williamsburg, KY for many years, a Vice President and Director of The Forcht Group of Kentucky, and member of the Board of Directors of […]

Improvements to Washboard Row on SR 951 Have Begun


A nice gentleman stopped by our table at Ciao Bella on Marco Island to say something so nice, and I just wanted to thank him for being so kind.  My girlfriend Shirlee and I were having dinner and catching up on each other’s lives.  I couldn’t wait for their famous Pork Chop, and it never disappoints. They are just wonderful! […]

New and Improved Dolphin Explorer

The Dolphin Explorer cut the ribbon of their newest ship on June 11th at the Rose Marina