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COVERING MARCO ISLAND, GOODLAND, ISLES OF CAPRI TO EVERGLADES CITY, NAPLES AND SURROUNDING AREAS FREE! For several years now, numerous organizations have been wrestling with the issue of parking on Marco Island. Most of that discussion has centered on restaurants, swales and overnight parking. Following her election to the Marco Island City Council in 2016, Charlette Roman pushed for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Parking Advisory Committee. That ve-person committee was established shortly afterwards, and it was to report to council at their November 6, 2017 meeting. That long-awaited report was postponed until the December 4th meeting due to scheduling issues when Robert Cholka, the committee’s chairman made his report to council. The committee is comprised of Cholka, Joseph Oliverio, Jason Bailey, Amadeo Petricca and Maria Schilke. Pattie Ziesig has served as an alternate on the committee and has been a regular attendee at the meetings. The charge of the committee consisted of the following: review island-wide parking issues, identify solutions to address future capacity and remedy deciencies, and to develop a multi-phased plan for the next three to ve years to facilitate budgeting solutions. The committee split the island into zones and each member analyzed that zone and reported back to fellow members. The committee formulated recommendations, which were then prioritized. They relied on staff to estimate costs for those capital improvements. Some of those items would have little or no cost, but others depend on city council action to provide the capital needed to move forward. Some discussions revolved around seasonal trolley routes, publicizing the free taxi services offered by restaurants, the addition of bike racks, the use of resident stickers, and the need to have alleyways cleaned up so they do not impede trafc ow. Other solutions may involve the city oating a bond to make improvements to specic areas that the committee has identied. That bond would be in the area of $2.4 million dollars and be paid back over a 10-year period. This plan would involve adding spaces, please see the chart on the continued to page noted below: Costs vary due to construction requirements and the extent of proposed work, such as noise barriers, lighting, and specic types of materials to be used. Averaging the costs for the 211 spaces would work out to $11,374.41 per space. The mechanism used to service those costs would have to be identied by city council. Some of those discussions have revolved around parking meters, special taxing districts, or higher property taxes. Already , some residents are questioning the practicality of adding parking to areas such as Bayside Court. A new crosswalk connecting that area with the east side of Collier Boulevard has been established. Some question the safety aspect of adding more parking to that area, which they say is already heavily congested. INSIDE COASTAL BREEZE COMPLEX A/40 PARKING COST A/5 Photo by Frank SteigerThese adorable minions are children from the Greater Marco Family YMCA, who won “Most Original by Children’s Organization” at the Christmas Street Parade on Marco Island. This year’s parade, more than ever, was a celebration of community spirit. For more photos from the parade, turn to page A/38 SANTA ARRIVES ON MARCO ISLANDWho needs reindeers when you can travel by helicopter? Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived A/38HOLIDAY SAFETY FOR YOUR PETSWhile the holidays may be the most joyous time for us humans, they are wrought with risks A/39 Collier County is stepping up its game in the lucrative amateur sports tourism market with the construction of a roughly $75 million multi-sport complex in East Naples. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held recently near the future site of the Collier County amateur sports complex, located off City Gate Drive, near State Route 951 and the I-75 interchange. The facility will contain a 135,000 square-foot eld house that can be used for community events, a covered stadium with expandable seating for 3,500 to 7,000 spectators, eight multipurpose playing elds and another eight elds that will either be multipurpose or softball elds that can be converted for baseball, said Nick Casa -The Cost of Parking By Don Manley By Steve “Stef” StefanidesFile Photo Photo by Don Manley Doug Berman speaks at the press confer ence preceding the ground breaking for Collier County’s new amateur sports complex, as County Manager Leo Ochs looks on.

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Page A2 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018They uphold a mission to provide for the security and safety of all persons within the City of Marco Island. They pledge a mission to bake the “freshest, most delectable” bagels made with the highest quality ingredients and a “sprinkling of love.” They are, respec tively, the Marco Island Police Department and the Empire Bagel Factory. It was a great combination and fabulous community event when the two recently joined forces for “Cof fee and a Bagel With a Cop” at Empire Bagel F actory, 277 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island Chief of Police Al Schet tino enthusiastically welcomed several Marco Island residents and visitors. “W e like to do these events periodically at different establishments around the is land to interact with our community and businesses,” said Schettino. He went on to elaborate, “Many years ago, let’s say back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, law enforcement was done basically in the way of foot patrol. A connection with the community was more face to face and one on one. Today people spend much of their time driving in cars. That means both the police officers and the citizens. It makes the relationship between the police and the people more like a rela tionship between vehicles on the road. Events like this improve the face to face relationships among all of us as people.” On this unusually crisp, cool Marco Island morning, guests enjoyed Empire Bagel Factory’s piping hot coffee and tea, Good Morning, Marco Island! By Maureen Chodaba Ofcers and Residents Meet Over Coffee and BagelsOfficers and residents enjoy coffee and conversation. Photos By Maureen ChodabaRetired Miami Beach Officer Tom Lederman and wife Diana. Officer Zachary Kirsch and Captain Nick Ojanovac Marco Island City Councilor Bob Brown, Police Chief Al Schettino, Detective Brian Granneman, Detective Rich Stoltenborg and Detective Steven Gaskill 239-394-1887 Mon. Fri. 8-5 • 801 E. Elkcam Circle • Marco Island AND C O U P O N C O U P O N SINCE 1979 $ 29 95*5W-30 Up to 5Qts. QUICK LUBE QUICK LUBE QUICK LUBE QUICK LUBE QUICK LUBE QUICK LUBE CALL FOR APPOINTMENTFL REG # MV-08348 Casagrande Electric, Inc. Casagrande Casagrande Casagrande We would like to inform all our customers that Rich & Glenna, owners of Rich Jones Electric, Inc. have at last found a truly affable, enthusiastic young man to take the helm of our company... Joseph Casagrande of Casagrande Electric, Inc.will now take over. We know that Joe can and will continue our tradition of unparalleled, conscientious service. 761 East Elkcam Circle 394-5985 825-4905 www.casagrandeelectric.com services@casagrandeelectric.com Call for FREE Estimate! ER13015134 • Docks & Landscape • Lift for High Work • Home/Condo Renovation • 7 Days/24 Hours (239)-784-1963 (office) (941) 803-2848 (fax) dennis@888getlots.comrfnftbWell maintained 2BR/2BA Unit with screened lanai overlooking pool. Laminated wood and tile flooring. Walking distance to Esplanade, Restaurants & shopping. Washer & Dryer included. With approval, an owner may have a pet. Great investment property or personal use. Owner has installed new granite kitchen counter top, newer appliances, one year old, and new tile floor in bathroom. $215,900 Paradise Village #107 www.MarcoNaplesForeclosures.com 824 Giralda CourtGood things come in 3’s. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths & 3 car garage. Fully storm protected, updated, pool & quick direct access. $925,000 Nancy MeyersRE/MAX Hall of Fame, GRI, ABR, FIVE STAR Best in Client Service239-777-4889 NancyMeyers47@gmail.com of Fame, GRI, ABR, Anglers Cove H-505View of pool and bay from this top oor end unit. Redesigned updated kitchen & baths with granite. Great rental property.$239,500670 Club Marco #202Gated community with private garage. Updated kitchen and baths with granite, newer A/C and hot water heater. Close to shopping, restaurants and beach. $550,000 PENDING Wishing you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS NancyMeyers47@gmail.com PENDING

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A3 popping fresh bagels, donuts, and other fine breakfast treats all to warm the cock les of their hearts. Marco Island resident Debbie Waidanz jokingly remarked that the coffee get-together was a great way to meet the police officers under positive friendly circumstances. Retired Miami Beach police officer Tom Lederman and his wife, Diana decided to stop by the event as they were in town for a weekend wedding at the JW Marriott. The Marco Island Police Department proudly serves this community. The force of 34 ofcers and eight reserve auxiliary volunteers work diligently to protect and serve the residents and visitors of this is land. The ofcers work 12-hour shifts, of ten spending time away from their family and loved ones throughout holidays and other special occasions. They particularly enjoy the opportunity to interact with the community at joyous events like the pa rade and other festivities of the holiday season. But there are many times when the job is much more challenging. Chief Schettino looked back on some of the more difficult days of 2017 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. “We were fortunate to be able to call upon mutual aid. We received tremendous help from the Florida Highway Patrol and the po lice department of Jupiter, Florida,” he said. Stressing the importance of com munity presence and interaction, Schettino added “Community connection will get you through the difficult times. Dur ing and after Hurricane Irma, the busi nesses and people of Marco Island came together to support the Marco Island Police Department as we worked hard to support them.” Perhaps it is this special bond and community interaction that make Marco Island such a wonderful place to live, to work and to play. You won’t want to miss the next coffee klatch with the cops! Read Coastal Breeze News online and check our calendar at coastalbreezenews. com to learn more about upcoming events.Marco residents Tom and Debbie Waidanz enjoy bagels with visitors Mike and Bonnie Ring.Marco Island real estate activity continues to grow in units sold and in sales volume. Inventory is down and prices of homes, condos and lots are as varied as ever. Year-to-date (YTD) trends: Total number of property sales up 5% YTD, and total market sales volume up 8% YTD 2017 YTD sold homes 352/$334m; 2016 YTD sold homes 333/$318m 2017 YTD sold condos 434/$237m; 2016 YTD sold condos 429/$220m 2017 YTD sold lots 125/$70m; 2016 YTD sold lots 102/$54m 2017 YTD total sold 911/$641m; 2016 YTD total sold 864/$592 million November Inventory is down 17% from last November Active listings for single family homes are 291 compared to 366 last year or 20% less. Condo listings are 324 compared to last year’s 392 or 17% less. Lot listings are 279 compared to 316 last year, or a decline of 12%. November Prices Median sales price of a single-fam ily home rose to $840,000 compared to $792,000 last November. Median sales price of a condo is $359,000 compared to $377,500 last year. Median sales price of a lot is $115,000 versus $334,000 last year. Marco Island has a wide range of prices for homes, condos and lots sold as indicated by these stats for November: Home sold prices ranged from $295,000 to $8.5 million. Condo sold prices ranged from $112,500 to $3.5 million. Lot sold prices ranged from $80,000 to $3,625,000. Home list prices ranged from $330,000 to $8,950,000. Condo list prices ranged from $110,000 to $8,500,000. Lot list prices ranged from $49,900 to $4,995,000. Data courtesy of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Please contact your local Realtor to nd your best buy on the island. 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e A5 Council agreed to adopt the commit tee’s suggestion to continue the mora torium during the holiday period, which normally prevents parking on residential swales from 2 AM and 6 PM, and eased restrictions on parking across sidewalks from 8 PM and 6 AM. From 6 AM to 8 PM parking across residential sidewalks is strictly prohibited. More discussions on the committee’s proposals will be considered, and the com mittee’s work will continue, rather than sunsetted as originally proposed.Parking Costs from A/1 During the last several months, the Marco Island Planning Board has strug gled with issues concerning updating the Land Development Code (LDC). Discus sions have centered on bringing the old code into conformance today by updating language and dening terms. The Plan ning Board is also attempting to simplify some of the setback requirements to bring conformance to the Deltona Deed Restric tions, which would eliminate discrepan cies and possible future issues. Some of those issues and fixes have been relatively simple in nature, while others have required considerable dis cussion and lengthy review. One such area deals with two separate issues that are on the minds of many islanders, and are somewhat linked. The issue of lot coverage by impervious materials, such as buildings, driveways, pools and walkways, is directly linked to both runoff into waterways and the avail able green space on a residential lot. Discussions on this item were front and center when the Planning Board met early this month. Board member Ed Issler insti gated the discussion on how to protect the “character” of the island, while also pro viding additional protection to waterways from runoff into canals and bays. Daniel Smith, Marco Island’s Director of Community Affairs noted that the types of buildings and accessory structures have changed considerably over the last 30 years, and that lot coverage is now being maximized. “The accessory structures are increasing so as to pretty much building out the lots. Those are things which prob ably should be looked into to see what we want as a community ,” said Smith. “I think we have the opportunity to bring back the character of our island,” said board member Issler . “I think we have too much asphalt and concrete and we should consider the appearance of the island, just not the permeability of the sur face structures,” Issler continued. Groups such as the Marco Island Fish ing Club are pushing for a more focused effort to deal with runoff from both com mercial and residential areas. One of those methods involves more percolation into the ground by runoff water . This is in opposi tion to direct discharge into the waterways due to increased pollution from fertilizers and other contaminates, which they con tend would be better ltered in that manner . At the present time, 67% of a residential lot may be covered by impervious ma terials, such as buildings, driveways, pools and walkways. The remaining 33% must be of pervious materials, with 20% of that number allowed to be “non-organic” mate rials. The 20% non-organic materials may be pervious, permeable or porous, such as pavers that are certied by the manufactur er to allow water to pass through. The goal in using these types of pavers for stormwa ter control is to limit runoff at the source, reduce erosion, and improve water quality by ltering pollutants below ground level. N ew commercial development initially allows 76% impervious covering of the us able lot size. That can be increased up to 95% coverage if the development utilizes bike racks, interconnectivity of parking lots, pedestrian enhancements, and other allowed credits. Environmental advocates have also questioned the direct runoff into waterways by collection points along Collier Boule vard. At present, those collection points merely collect large debris such as clipping, trash and other yard waste. They do not deal with contaminates such as oils, fertilizer and other chemicals which can work their way into the waters around the island. Intended and unintended consequences were also on the minds of board members, and some of the public. “You won’t prevent someone from building; they’ll be building up, not out,” said Jason Bailey, a local con tractor who has been an active participant in the discussions regarding the LDC changes. The city presently limits the height of residential construction to 35 feet, un -How Much is Too Much? 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Page A6 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018The holidays arrived early at Manatee Elementary School, courtesy of East Naples Merchants Association’s shoe delivery to fth grade students. Instead of a big red sleigh guided by rein deer, Fuller Funeral Home lent their ower van to help deliver the boxes of shoes. East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) President Sandra Simmons, Vice President Tom Drummond, along with members Tim Miller, Maribel Slabaugh and Jim Oliver, came through to facilitate the delivery. ENMA also provided lunch, from asso ciation member Baci Pizza & Ristorante; enough six-foot-long Italian and American sandwiches, garlic knots and tossed salad to feed 110 students, faculty, and administrative staff. Principal, Dr. Laurie Mearsheimer, who just marked her rst year at the school, was appreciative of the efforts of the East Naples community for her students. “It is during the holiday season when we see the students light up from the generosity of our commu nity members,” Dr. Mearsheimer stated. ENMA purchased new tennis shoes for 94 fth-grade students. Manatee Elementary teachers and administration worked closely with ENMA to get the kids’ shoe sizes coordinated in the months prior. While the project was executed perfectly, there were unforeseen problems before the big day. One issue presented by the distributor was that the shoes were pre-packed in boxes without guaranteeing the shoe size. ENMA could not order a case that consisted of only one size in the quantity needed. To add to the mix, the distributor advised that some sizes would vary by style. This risked guaranteeing all students would receive a pair of shoes that t. “For example, a case could contain a range of one pair size 13, one pair 12, two pairs of 12, and so on down to size 10,” ENMA President Simmons recounted. “We would have to order 35 cases of that size range to try and fit every stu -Shoes for Every Child By Jesus Calo Photos by Jesus CaloHappy faces on the big day, when every fifth grade student at Manatee Elementary received new shoes. Front row: Dr. Laurie Mearsheimer, Maribel Slabaugh and Jim Oliver. Back row: Tim Miller, Tom Drummond and Sandra Simmons. County Commissioner Donna Fiala greets students. CAXAMBAS SOUTH BEACH TERRACESpacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo. Southern exposure. Great location close to South Beach and the boat launch at Caxambas Park. Electric storm shutters. Just Reduced to $675,000 MLS# 2164195ESSEX 304 Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Western exposure. Short walk to South Beach access Weekly rentals. Offered furnished at $399,000 MLS# 2170911 Martha Erickson, GRI, CRSCell: 239-272-0912 www.TheEricksonTeam.com Martha@TheEricksonTeam.net COPPER COVEBeautiful Single Family Home in Copper Cove Preserve. The Popular Trevi Model has 3 Bedrooms, Den and 3 Baths. 2 Car Garage. Spacious lanai with pool has a lovely view over the lake. Unfurnished Minutes to the beaches of Marco Island and Naples. Close to dining, shopping and entertainment. $449,900. Martha Erickson, GRI, CRS Dr. Josephine Jasper has twenty-ve years experience specializing in diabetes, thyroid disorders, erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause and all other hormonal disorders. She was rated the top New Jersey doctor in 2015, and America’s Best Physicians in 2017.Josephine V. Jasper, M.D.Board Certied Endocrinologist40 S. Heathwood, Suite E., Marco Island, FL 34145 (Monday and ursday) 400 8th St N, Naples, FL 34102 (First Floor) (Tuesday and Friday)Phone 239-302-3297 • Fax 239-302-3298 2015, and America’s Best Physicians in 2017. ONLY ENDOCRINOLOGISTON MARCO ISLAND DR JASPER LIVING WELL WITH DIABETESWednesday, January 24th 2PM-3PMMarco Island Rose Hall • 180 S Heathwood DriveJoin Dr. Josephine Jasper to learn how to lead a healthy life with diabetes. She will explain what to do aer being diagnosed, treatment options and how to get the most out of your one on one with your physician. Dr. Jasper will welcome questions aer the presentation. Dr. Josephine Jasper is on sta at NCH Healthcare SystemWISHING EVERYONE HAPPY HOLIDAYSand a

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A7dent, which would be costly. So we came up with a solution that was within our budget for this project.” Volunteers sourced available inventory from a Miami distributor through the Rotary Club of Naples Bay and purchased additional shoes locally. Through the club, ENMA was able to buy the shoes at wholesale prices, and stay within budget. The shoes were delivered in unwrapped boxes, allowing the kids try them on for a proper t. Manatee Elementary received an abundant number of shoes, extras will be stocked in a “shoe closet.” When teachers recognize a child in need from any grade, a pair can be provided. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala was present to wish the fth graders a happy holiday season. This project was almost a yearlong process in planning. Fiala helped ENMA’s fundraising efforts and will be giving an annual update on East Naples in January. This is an ongoing project. During the school year, Manatee Elementary School can notify ENMA if they are running low on shoes, and the association will work to restock the needed sizes. For more information about how you can contribute or become an ENMA member, visit www.eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com. Everyone pitched in to unload the boxes of shoes. ENMA purchased new tennis shoes for 94 fifth-grade students. Coastal Breeze News has received reports of unscrupulous contractors misleading homeowners into making unnecessary, and costly home repairs. During Hurricane Irma’s torrential rains, many homeowners had wind driven rain come in through windows and sliding glass doors. Some contractors are claiming that it was contaminated water that came in from the windowsills during and after Hurricane Irma. One local inspector sampled over 100 loca tions that a contractor claimed was contaminat ed, and found no contamination in any of them. The unscrupulous contractor used claims of con tamination to justify removing more sheet rock than was necessary , thus creating more work, and a higher payment to himself. There have been other reports of contractors claiming the pres ence of dangerous mold, requiring remediation. Inated estimates following a storm are, un fortunately, quite common. A property manager for one of Marco Island’s condominiums told us that following Hurricane Irma he had received estimates for water extraction from the build ing’s common areas. The estimates ranged wild lyfrom $75,000 up to $150,000. After careful consideration the condo board decided the best course of action was to remove the carpet (which was already old and could use replacement) at a cost of $40,000. The experience, he explained, shows the importance of giving pause, and not making decisions too quickly out of panic. We consulted Erik Condee, Operations Co ordinator and Vice President of Condee Cooling, who holds both a Mold Assessor and Remediator license. Condee stated that there is usually some evidence of mold spores in the home, but that needs to be compared with an outdoor sample. He advised, “Don’t let an assessor try to conduct an air sample test after it has recently rained or when it is raining, as the control sample will have the spores washed out of the air by the rain, and the test should not be valid.” Condee recommended researching the con tractor, including verifying the license informa tion with DBPR at myoridalicense.com. Add ing, “When it comes to mold there is an assessor license and a remediator license; when demo needs to be done to the dwelling they need to have the correct type of building contractor license as well as a permit from the City of Marco.” Impor tantly, he noted, “It may be recommended to have an independent mold assessor do testing, (rather) than the same contractor that is going to prot the most from the possibility of needed work.” Local law enforcement has been hard at work to protect homeowners. According to the Marco Island Police Department Twitter, in mid-Novem ber the MIPD Code Enforcement Unit teamed up with Florida’s Bureau of Compliance/Division of Worker’s Compensation, Florida’s Fraud & Consumer Protection Investigators and Collier County Contractor Licensing for a two-day sweep of Marco Island. Thirty-four sites were visited and over fty individuals interviewed. Between the agencies presented, fourteen enforcement actions were taken, which included unlicensed con tracting and construction site violations.Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino advised that the MIPD has also been sending out messages through the city’s website and Twitter account to educate the public on using a li censed contractor and checking with the Better Business Bureau before hiring a contractor. He says, “It is important for the homeowner to in vestigate the business, especially out of state contractors.” Schettino also recommended that a homeowner ask for references from jobs done in the past. Schettino stated that there have been no reports to the MIPD of contractor scams, like the ones described above. He did state, however, that there have been thefts reported from condos when contractors were given keys to work inside the units. 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Gourmet kitchen, granite builder upgrades. Pool, spa & lanai. Trek dock & lift. 3 car garage. 460 MAUNDER COURT $1,424,000 COLLIER Across the street from the beach! Updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo (1002 AC) with private screened lanai. Tastefully furnished, washer & dryer in unit, new windows and sliding doors. Covered parking, pool & tennis. Weekly rental complex. ESSEX #S-103 $319,000 BEACH AREAEnjoy long converging waterway views from expansive screened lanai and pool. Volume ceilings,most rooms open to lanai, light and airy concept,New paint throughout,Spacious 4 bdrm home, Ideal for families and guests. Furnished. 51 HICKORY $825,000 WATERFRONT Amazing Views!One of a kind residence!4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths+2 dens(9,279 AC) 12,837 total. Spectacular Gulf, Caxambas Pass & Island views from multiple private balconies featuring dual gazebos, outdoor grill, kitchen & wet bar! Private master suite wing has “his & her“ kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counters, upscale appliances w/ separate butlers pantry. Designer furnishing. 2 car enclosed garage, private elevator access. 24 hr. lobby concierge. Enjoy all the amenities of the prestigious Cape Marco, gated, beachfront complex! $5,950,000 Ted Busch, Keller Williams Realty (239) 248-8177

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Page A8 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 CoasWhat a wonderful Christmas Island Style parade it was! The floats were especially joyful, the music was great, and the crowds were larger than we ever remember! Everyone in the parade was talking about it – including noting we’ve never seen so many children. There were rows and rows of entries lining many streets as they staged for the event. From our vantage point, it looked like no one missed this parade. Now THAT is community spirit! But then, that’s Marco Island! And a special thanks to the lady with the cute, lighted head ornament hat that she had on, and then ran out to the parade to give to us. I don’t even know her name, but she was just darling. Thank you from all of us! • Did you notice that people seemed to be decorat ing earlier this year? It is my opinion that we all needed a happy, cheerful atmosphere after having to overcome the destruction of Irma; and the decorations seemed to bring that spirit to the holidays. On my street, there were more decorations than I ever remember. And did you see that house close to the Marco Island Historical Museum? Wow it was spectacular, but then many were! • The East Naples Merchants Association bought, delivered, and handed out tennis shoes to the fifth graders at Manatee Elementary School. The children looked delighted with their new shoes. That was a gift that will keep on giving for months. • The Marco Island Kiwanis Club pur chased hundreds of dollars of gifts for the children at Manatee Elementary School. Every December since 2004, this club has provided a gift to every child at Manatee Elementary School, personally presented by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Additionally, they provide gift cards to certain children from Tommie Barfield Elementary School and Marco Island Charter Middle School. This year the distribution took place on Monday, December 18th, with many members participating in the shopping, delivery and distribution. • Speaking of Christmas gifts – the Goodland people were delighted with the gift of an upgraded road -92A. It looks smooth, beautiful, and the stripes on the road during this dark winter are just what the island needed for safety in getting home at night. The county wants to remind the residents that this is only a temporary fix, although it looks so great. It will take a couple years for all the per mits to be received so that we can build a new, improved, elevated road to Good land, which will provide room for the tidal waters (after many studies are approved, and permits received) to flow to each side of the road to the mangroves at the proper level so as not to drown one side or the other, yet not starve any of the mangroves either. It will be a very care fully designed road to benefit everyone, but it takes time. Until then though folks, it’s a great, smooth, well-marked road for you to enjoy. Merry Christmas from all of us at Collier County and Marco Island to all the users who live, visit and celebrate in Goodland. • You might have read about the new charitable agency that Myra Daniels created to help the underserved children in East Naples called Latchkey League. (Yes, I’ve joined them as well.) I went to their luncheon this past week and was delighted to see Myra and all of her charm. The president of Latchkey League is Betty Bailey, and lo and behold, I knew Betty years ago when I worked for NCH in the community outreach position. Latchkey League parties are dedicated to individuals in our community who believe in helping children. All proceeds from these events go to serve children through after-school programs in Collier County. All attendees receive a tax deduction for their contributions to support these special parties. Their website is latchkeyleague.org. One event that was held was “All That Glitters,” sponsored by Bigham Jewelers with “Diamonds, Wine and Hors d’oeuvres” and another was “Delicate Designs in Flowers” hosted by Steven Bowles Creative, from Blooms Naples and Bloom Flower Bar. Some events coming up are: “Roaring Twenties Affair” sponsored by Arthex, Naples Illustrated, and Tamiami Ford, Hyundai & Genesis. Myra Daniels and Lynette Merillat will be co-chairing this event (if you haven’t seen Myra in a while, you’ll want to attend for sure, but the tickets sell out quickly) on Tuesday, January 16th at the Vineyards Country Club. There’s a “MahJongg Madness” coming up, as well as “Some Like It Hot,” “Dealing Those Cards”(Bridge), “Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses,” and so much more. The names of supporters and chairmen will truly impress you. One thing that impresses me is their devotion to helping children. Right now, for the kids in this area of town, it’s the social service organizations that help these kids, like Kiwanis and Rotary, thankfully, but it will be nice to have someone else come on board to help that is devoted to helping those children from a rather deprived situation in life. The Latchkey League mission states: It is the mission of the Latchkey League, Inc., to support and provide educational, cultural and recreational services to the children in the greater Naples area who are in need of after-school supervision and activities, and to promote educational development for their future. Did you remember that Myra started on Marco Island? • The Friends of the Fakahatchee held a “Welcome Back Luncheon” for the folks coming back to Collier County for the winter. These people are the friends and volunteers that help the park staff with all the things that need to be done in a 100 square mile preserve. Did you know that the Fakahatchee Strand State Park has more native varieties of orchids than any other place in the United States? Right now the park is in the design and permit ting phase for a parking area and a turn lane into the park’s famous boardwalk that plunges into North America’s only remaining jungle, where panthers and al ligators can sometimes be seen. Thanks to the help of Rep. Bob Rommel and Sena tor Kathleen Passidomo, they were able to obtain a $3.1 million grant to move forward with this long-awaited and wellplanned improvement. So many people have no idea of all the wildlife and flora and fauna that awaits them when they leave the inhabited area of Collier County. It’s right around the corner on U.S. 41 E. from where we all live, and for us to see in all of its glory. • And for the last Christmas cheerful story, the Annual Santa Run was held on December 16th and sponsored by the East Naples Civic Association, the East Naples Kiwanis Club, the East Naples Sheriff’s Substation, the Greater Naples Fire De partment, Parkside Elementary School teachers and students, and the beautiful Lely High School K-Club members, while Santa and Mrs. Claus came riding in their sleigh to distribute candy to all of the children in Naples Manor. The kids were squealing with delight, laughing and dancing, some still in their pajamas, some on their bikes, with parents and families all smiling and happy. I believe this is the 29th year this parade has been held, and it is still ever so popular. EDITORIAL & OPINION Per-spic-u-ousAdjective: (Latin: perspicere, to see through) clear in a statement or expression; easily understood.Pro-trep-ticAdjective: intended as instructional. Noun: a book, speech, essay, etc., that is protreptic. PIERRE’SPERSPICUOUS PROTREPTICPierre Guesnon Pierre Guesnon is a retired engineer who founded and ran an engineering company in Boston for many years, until he retired fteen years ago. Since then, he has lived most of each year on Marco Island. He is married to an Australian, Margaret Guesnon, whom he met in London and married in Sydney. They have two daughters. Pierre has had a lifelong interest in words and language. COASTAL COMMENTSDonna FialaA Season of Giving el-e-gi-ac Adjective: of, like, or t for an elegy; sad, mournful, plaintive.Horn of Africa Noun phrase: the easternmost part of northeast Africa, consisting of parts of Ethiopia and Somalia, on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. dil-a-tory Adjective: causing or tending to cause delay; meant to gain time, defer action, etc.; inclined to delay, slow or late in doing things. VOLUME VIII ISSUE 261857 San Marco Road #C-216 Marco Island, Florida 34145 239-393-4991 ofce 239-393-4993 239-393-4992 faxHonorary Editor-In-ChiefMonte LazarusPublisherValerie Simonval@coastalbreezenews.comProductionDon Haberkorn Follow us on Copyright 2017, Coastal Breeze Publishing Company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the publisher. One copy per person allowed. Removal of copies in bulk, news racks or boxes is strictly forbidden and punishable by law.Visit us at CoastalBreezeNews.comA special thank you to the following contributors:Richard Alan, Tarik Ayasun, Chris Bowden, Judy Brenna, Maureen Chodaba, Jesus Calo, Wayne Clark, Marissa Cleveland, Ewout DeVries, Susan Donolo, Roy Eaton, Gary and Sandy Elliott, Todd Elliott, Donna Fiala, Darcie Guerin, Pierre Guesnon, Barry Gwinn, Jean Hall, Jessica Hernstadt, Samantha Husted, Randall Kenneth Jones, Jacentia Kinsey, Laurie Kasperbauer, Maria Lamb, Cherie Logan, Don Manley, Mathew Mendisana, Bob McConville, Tara O’Neill, D.J. Pattison, Jodi Pree Capt. Pete Rapps, Nikkie Sardelli, Scott Shook, Steve Stefanides, Frank Steiger, Jory Westberry, Renee Wilson, Keith Wohltman, Craig Woodward, Shirley WoolawayWe appreciate sharing your special expertise with our readers! Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in Coastal Breeze News columns are those of our contributors. We realize that there are many points of view and we invite you to write to us and share your opinions Donna Fiala, Betty Bailey and Myra Daniels Submitted Photo

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A9 EDITORIAL & OPINIONAs the year 2017 begins to fade in our windshields, the beginning of the opportu nities to be found in 2018 will begin to take shape in the horizon. We all need to take stock in our lives, as we learn from our errors and look forward to doing better in the future. We should also take some time to look back and recognize those that have served us so well over the last year. We all make the mistake of forgetting this at times, as our lives seem to travel only in the fast lanes, and we sometimes forget those that have done so much for so many, while failing to receive the appropriate recognition or thanks from those they have served so graciously. As I sit and write this column on Sun day evening I can’t help but to reect on the wonderful efforts made by our city employ ees over the last year. They worked during this time to continue to provide residents and visitors alike with outstanding services under some very trying circumstances. We probably don’t think too much about those things we take for granted each day. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy a hot shower rst thing in the morning as I start my day. Couple that with a good hot cup of coffee and I can’t help but be thankful for those men and women who work in our Utility Enterprise, insuring when I reach over and turn on that faucet that I’m not disappointed for the most part.Ever take your children or grandkids over to Mackle Park for an event? You can’t help but be impressed with the quality of the young men and women who meet you there and attend to your every need. This last Satur day they made sure your children had a won derful time meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus. Earlier in the week when they welcomed the public into the new Mackle Park Community Center with smiles and enthusiasm they did so with great enthusiasm and pride. I can’t help but also think about the work ers that keep those great parks, ballelds and courts in such wonderful condition for young and old alike to enjoy themselves. Ever walk into the police station or to city hall and are impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities? You need to thank a facilities management person for taking such good care of your investment. They go about their duties quietly and without much notice for the most part. The men and women who work within the Public Works Department are also out there on a day to day basis, making sure your daily commute is as uneventful as possible. Those same individuals insured you were able to get back to your homes after Irma had passed by us, leaving her mark on our island paradise. They did so under the most difcult of circumstances, but did it with pride and professionalism. Walk into city hall and you’ll nd some of the most accommodating and efcient personnel you’ll nd anywhere. They will work with you to accommodate your needs or send you in the right direction to have your questions answered. Can I guarantee you’ll get the answer you want? Of course I can’t, but I do know that those employees will do their level best to try to assist you in a polite and professional manner. We also need to think about the men and women who serve you as First Responders, professionals whom I hold in the highest re gard. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without fail. Their professions expose them to some of the best and worst of human nature, but their calm and reasoned approach to your crisis provides you and your family with the very best service found anywhere in this nation. I would also be remiss not to point out the wonderful service we receive from the professionals at LCEC (Lee County Electric Cooperative). Although not city employees, they are there when the lights go out and work without delay to insure they come on in a prompt and efcient fashion, many times side by side with city employees. These folks work hard for you every day and 2017 was an especially challenging time for them. They performed awlessly while quietly going about the business of servicing the residents of our community. They did so with great professionalism and pride and I thought I’d share those thoughts with you as we close out the year. I want to wish you all, and especially our city employees, a wonderful Christmas Holiday with best wishes for a great 2018.Steve Stefanides, well-known by his nick name “Stef,” is an experienced award-winning r eporter of local civic and public interest news. Stef’sMore Straight Talk column (and its prede cessor, Straight Talk), on a variety of subjects, is a favorite of readers who trust him to bring them the facts.A Marco Island resident, Stef contrib utes to the community in many ways, having s erved on a number of city committees, charitable groups, boards and local organizations.Contact him by email atStef@coastalbreezenews.comRecognizing Our City Employees MORE STRAIGHT TALK Steve “Stef” Stefanidesstef@coastalbreezenews.comless special consideration is given for a home built in what FEMA refers to as the “velocity zones” on the island. Some feel a possible, but unintended consequence of reducing allowable lot coverage by structures on residential lots may be the reduction in property values. Marco Island resident David Milner was one of the people who voiced this concern when he spoke at the Planning Board meeting. “You’ve got lot values and home values to consider,” said Milner, who add ed, “This not going to get by council.” Balancing the discussion on this issue was one of the topics of Planning Board Chairman Erik Brechnitz’s presentation to the Marco Island City Council at their last meeting. Brechnitz reported on this subject as part of his comprehensive report to council on issues that are currently under consideration by the Planning Board. During the council discussion regard ing future agenda items, Councilor Larry Honig stated his belief that the Planning Board was moving too quickly, and ex pressed concern that the item was becoming a polarizing issue. Honig urged an expedited joint workshop with the Planning Board, instead of allowing the board to continue independent discus sions and making a recommendation on the matter. This differed from Vice Chair Charlette Roman’s desire to allow the board to proceed with their deliberations.“By the time we get to be involved it is too political, it’s too hot,” said Honig, explaining his rationale for wanting to intervene with the board’s discussions. “Builders are getting riled up, I think they’re riled up,” said Honig, who also suggested that a workshop be held. Council made no decision on that issue, which awaits further discussion at a future meeting. Planning from A/5 Sandi Sims-Ramage Realtor, GRI Keller Williams Realty 830 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, Fl 34145 Cell: 239-404-2448 • Oce: 239-393-1350 1631 Copeland Drive Room to build your dream home in the prestigious Estates section of beautiful Marco Island. Approximately 125’ x 175’ inland lot Surrounded by beautiful homes, just across from Robert’s Bay. 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Page A10 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018During the last four months our is land has seen some substantial challenges thrust upon its residents, both here and in the greater Marco area. A number of or ganizations have stepped up to deal with those in need and the Marco Island P olice F oundation was one of those groups. The Foundation itself was established to assist the ofcers and their families that serve the island residents. They have provided nancial assistance for injured personnel, established a scholarship fund, and have helped with other unplanned ex penses for those that work for the agency. They also assist the department with crowd and traffic control at special events and provided educational pro grams for residents. This year , due to the impact of Hurri cane Irma the directors of the Marco Island P olice F oundation have also seen t to make two donations to local organizations that have been assisting victims of the storm. The organizations that each received a monetary grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Foundation were the Saint Vin cent de Paul Society and the Our Daily Bread F ood P antry, which is managed from the Family Church of Marco Island, as part of a collaborative effort with other church es on the island. “Both these organizations do so much good for those that need a helping hand,” said Board P resident Dick Adams, who was joined by former Board P resident Joe Granda and Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino, as they presented checks in support of the work both groups do. “W e sometimes lose sight of the fact that there are families and individuals in great need within our area and we have a respon sibility to assist where we can,” said Granda. Our Daily Bread F ood P antry also receives donations at the Bargain Basket and the YMC A , in addition to nine other church es on the island, in a collaborative effort to feed those in need. F or more information on their needs and ways you can help, email them at ourdailybread@fbcmarco.com. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society also runs a food pantry operation, in addition to a Meals on Wheels Program and two thrift stores to meet the demands of the needy. They will also do individual casework with those they help and provide assistance to. You can learn more about their operations by visiting www.svdpnamples.org or call ing 239-775-1667. If you are interested in joining the Mar co Police Foundation, visit www.marcopo licefoundation.org to learn more about the work they do and for an application. Police Foundation Makes Donations By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Our Daily Bread receives a $1,500 donation from the Marco Police Foundation.Photos by Steve StefanidesFrom left: Police Chief Al Schettino, Joe Granda, President of the San Marco Parish Chapter of Saint Vincent de Paul SocietyMickey Flynn, and Dick Adams.

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Page A12 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give It’s Christmas!” ~ Dale Evans Rogers Christmas is a magical time of joy and wonder. For the Kiwanis Club of Marco Is land, it is a time of giving. The club is dedi cated to improving our community by nur turing the lives of our youngest members – our children. The club recently celebrated the miracle of Christmas with over 700 students at Manatee Elementary School. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand with a full force of very spirited elves to make the day truly special. Santa personally presented each student with a gift that was carefully chosen just for them. But as hard working and energetic as he is, Santa conded to the Coastal Breeze News that he would not have been able to do all of this on his own without the help of the Kiwanis Club. “The members of the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island worked with the staff at Manatee Elementary School to see that every one of the 758 students received a Christ mas gift,” said Santa Claus. “Planning, under the direction of former Kiwanis Presi dent John Coff, started early in the year. Approximately $8,000 needed to be raised. Some funding came from large events such as the Seafood Festival, done in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs, and the annual Kiwanis Car Show , but a large part of the funds came from 50/50’s held at CJ’s and Stan’s. I thank the management of those establishments and the people of this com munity for their help as well,” Santa added. Kiwanis Gives – It’s Christmas! By Maureen Chodaba The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island Photos by Maureen ChodabaKIWANIS GIVES A/17 A fee-based Registered Investment Advisory rm specializing in Retirement Income Planning and Portfolio ManagementFi-du-ci-ar-yDEFINITION: A person legally appointed and authorized to manage the assets for the benet of the other person, rather than for his or her own prot. A Registered Investment Advisor is, by denition, legally bound and committed to act honestly and responsibly in their clients’ best interest. is includes disclosure of how the nancial advisor is compensated and any corresponding conicts of interest.Mr. Lynn H. OrrIs an independent Investment Advisor that is legally held to a Fiduciary standard Is your advisor?? Doctors, lawyers, and CPA’s in the United States are legally required to act in the best interest of the people they serve– but not all nancial advisors are. Less than 10% are. Here are two questions to ask your nancial advisor to help you determine if they are held to Fiduciary standards: 1. Are you a Registered Investment Advisor that is not aliated with a Broker-Dealer and will you put it in writing? is question is important because it denes whether the advisor can be compensated on a commission basis, which can lead to a conict of interest, or if the advisor is compensated on a fee basis which avoids those conicts. 2. Do you or your rm receive any third-party compensation for recommending particular invest ments or oer proprietary funds or separately managed accounts and will you put that in writing? e answer to this will let you know if the advisor is clear of any incentives to recommend products that pay a commission, kickbacks, consulting fees, trips, etc At Lynn H. Orr Capital Management Group, Inc. we answer both of these questions very clearly and provide those answers in writing – Yes and No respectively. Please visit our webpage LHOCMG.com or call us today to discuss any additional questions you may have about our Registered Investment Advisory rm. We wish you and your family a very happy Holiday Season!

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Page A14 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 he Joy of Giving has been around for a few years. “Each year we get better and better. We learn something new with each event. This year was marvelous because everything was like clockwork thanks to the volunteers,” said Joy founder, Nicki Davis. In fact, many of the individuals, organizations and teachers have worked the Joy of Giving for several years. People like Misty Sayeh play a pivotal role in the organi zation. Or, behind-the-scene volunteers like Debbie Shade and Val Simon. Ernie Borden not only volunteers, but is known for being a fundraiser extraordinaire. Al Diaz, with daughter Alexandra, and Linda Keutmann, Melissa Scott and Amber Prange-Richardson, too. “It’s hard to name everyone, there are so many people that step up each year and this could not be what it is without the help of many people! I don’t want to leave anyone out, but a huge thank you to everyone for all they do to make this a success.” Island Country Club Charitable Foundation is also instrumental to the Joy of Giving and has been for a long time. “The Joy would not be what it is today without them. Not only are they a major sponsor of the Joy of Giving, making all of this possible, but they come en force on the day of the Joy. The ladies come willing and able to man the registers while the men hand out frozen turkeys to each family as they leave Walmart. Their contribution to the Joy of Giving has been immeasurable!” Other companies and organizations, such as Skin Renewal or the Community Association Managers, donate sub stantially. It is necessary to meet demand, this year the Joy identied nearly 1,000 children in Collier County in need. A specic dollar amount is allocated for each child based on the total contribution raised with 100% going directly to the pro gram. The family checks in and is told what they can spend on their children. Once a family is identied, every child in the family under the age of 18 is accounted for. They shop as any parent would, items in their cart are pre-scanned to be sure they’re close to their amount allocated. Then they check out at a register and when they leave they’re given a free frozen turkey, also compliments of Island Country Club. No money changes hands. As a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, the totals are tallied at the registers and paid from the Joy of Giving directly to Walmart. “Gone are the days of one hour waits at the register! Walmart and its employees have streamlined this en tire process. Everyone does a great job working together,” Nicki commented. According to one long-time volun teer, “There is nothing like a little child looking up at you and wishing YOU a Merry Christmas or saying Feliz Navi dad.” Children and parents alike are grateful for the assistance. “We want each family to be treated with dignity. It is a key part of the process. We have no idea the struggles these families may have. One such parent was in tears as she left the store. We make a connection with many people and that is afrmed each year through the smiles of the children and on occasion, the tears of joy from parents.” By Coastal Breeze News Staff specic dollar amount is allocated for each child based on the total contribution raised with 100% going directly to the pro gram. The family checks in and is told what they can spend on their children. Once a family is identied, every child in the family under the age of 18 is accounted for. They shop as any parent would, items in their cart are pre-scanned to be sure they’re close to their amount allocated. Then they check out at a register and when they leave they’re given a free frozen turkey, also No money changes hands. As a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, the totals are tallied at the registers and Walmart. “Gone are the days of one hour waits at the register! Walmart and tire process. Everyone does a great job teer, “There is nothing like a little child looking up at you and wishing YOU a Merry Christmas or saying Feliz Navi dad.” Children and parents alike are grate ful for the assistance. “We want each family . It is a key part of the pro cess. We have no idea the struggles these families may have. One such parent was in tears as she left the store. We make a connection with many people and that is afrmed each year through the smiles of the children and on occasion, the tears of joy from parents.” Photos by Val SimonConnor Bowen, wildlife firefighter, shares a job-related video with a future fireman.

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Page A16 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Vivial offers an array of colorful, crys talline diamonds. Using their patented color-revealing technology, the company has unlocked the secrets of white dia monds. According to Vivial all diamonds contain a range of color that is hidden to the naked eye. So how does a white diamond trans form into a beautiful blue, green, yellow, or even red crystal? At Vivial each diamond is examined for the presence of trace elements such as Boron and Nitrogen. Once the diamond expert has discovered the trace particles within the diamond, they are able to predict the particles “movement within the crystal line structure over the millennia.” They then determine how the diamond would react after being exposed to elements of extreme pressure and temperature. Once the color has revealed itself within the diamond, Vivial’s Operation Manager performs a final assessment. The diamond is entered into Vivial’s Col or Matrix, which is a software program that determines the exact guidelines for recreating the conditions necessary to create that specific color. Vivial has unlocked some of nature’s best-kept secrets. They have discovered how to simulate the conditions that bring forth a white diamond’s natural color. Their collection is beautiful, unique, and showcases every color in the rainbow. Recently Shay Barak, CEO of Vivial, was on Marco Island representing the brand. Shay traveled all the way from Israel for the debut of the collection at Kathein Jewelers. Experience the collection of rare dia monds in beautiful shades of pinks and blues that are sure to leave a little sparkle wherever you go. Kathein Jewelers is located at 133 S Bareld Dr. Contact them at 239-259-8937 or visit their website www.ggjmarco.com.Kathein Jewelers Debuts Vivial Diamond Collection By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Kathein Jewelers team with Vivial CEO Shay Barak, second from the left Submitted Photos Residents of all ages, city officials, employees and guests gathered at the new Mackle Park Community Center for an official ribbon cutting and open house on December 14. Building a new community cen ter was a phased project, which had been in the works for several years. It began with the playing field rede sign, filling in a finger on the lake, enhancements to the path around the lake, a splash park, and a canine cove. Plans went through several rounds of redesign. Marco Island City Council deferred the community center to the voters of the island, who approved up to a $3.5 million expenditure. Michael Levine, a member of the By Coastal Breeze News Staff Photos by Steve Stefanides and Val Simon rf Cynthia Ann Corogin, P.A.239-963-5561cynthia.corogin@sothebysrealty.com Renovated beautifully near 2000 square feet. Please call for your private showing and prepare to be delighted.Sensational Top Floor of Marbelle Most Amazing Sunset Views!

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A17 Santa was especially grateful for an additional fundraiser that was held at Stonewalls. He said “Mrs. Claus and I arrived by retruck at the Kiwanis SingAlong Brunch. Tim and Kim Burke of Stonewalls put out a great spread, while we all enjoyed a cookie decorating contest and Christmas carols led by musical diva Rosetta Stone.” Kiwanis President Kathleen Reynolds spoke of the club’s dedication to the children of this community. “Kiwanians know that Manatee Elementary has a poverty rate of above 90%. They know that this gift giving day brings joy, even for a short while, to families, many of whom are still suffering from Hurricane Irma’s punch. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to do this.” Reynolds added, “We also thank the Sail and Power Squadron for their decision over the past few years to forego a holiday gift exchange among themselves, and instead, to help us by purchasing some gifts for the students at Manatee.” From Santa and Mrs. Claus, the elves, and all the Kiwanis volunteers, one message rang as clear as a Christmas bell. That is the sentiment that they will always remember the smiles and hugs from the students as each received his or her present. That is the greatest Christmas gift of all! T o learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island, please visit www.kiwanisclubofmarcoisland.org. KIWANIS GIVES from A/12 Parks and Recreation Advisory Com mittee, gave the opening remarks at the ribbon cutting celebration, followed by words from Marco Island City Council Chair, Jared Grifoni. Council Chair Grifoni cut the ceremo nial ribbon. Guests were invited inside to tour the facility, and had the oppor tunity to meet staff and some of the program facilitators. Entertainment was provided by Michael Nardi and Carlo Fusaro. The new building features a large game room, as well as a new expanded teen center area, which will be used for general programming during school hours. Smaller rooms to accommodate groups of varying sizes are located adja cent to the kitchen area. A welcome addition is an expanded registration-front desk. A new software system will allow participants to register for a program one time; registrants will have their information retained in the systemkeeping tedious forms to a minimum. The building was completed on time and under budget. “Looking to the future, there is work to be done. We have Kids Cove that will require updating soon, trees we lost during Hurricane Irma should be replaced, besides a few things we are still look ing forward to getting for the new community center,” said Samantha Malloy, Manager of Parks, Culture and Recreation for the city. “We are so happy to be in the center, it is an es sential part of this community. We’re here and we welcome everyone to stop in and see what we have to offer!” Gerry RosenblumBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, Broker Associate Cell: 239-450-4770 Nancy EhlenBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, Sales Associate Cell: 239-494-0455 Nancy Ehlen Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, Sales Associate Cell: 239-494-0455 View the entire Marco MLS atViewmarco.com 3767 Treasure Cove Cir Naples • Asking $439,9004 Bedrooms/3 Bath/3 Car Garage Turnkey A perfect home Veracruz 402 • Asking $2,200,0004 bed/4 bath. Life can be better if you love where you live! 150 Peach Court • Asking $1,250,000 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Direct Access home Royal Marco Point 6000 #456 • Asking $949,000 Outstanding Views and Living Area Belize 1404 • Asking $1,850,000 Spectacular everything 3 bed/3.5 baths 1645 Ludlow Road • Asking $1,299,000Knock down or Remodel Southern Exposure Rialto Bldg 13 Unit 202 • Asking $394,0003 Bedroom Den 2 Car Garage 950 Royal Marco Way • Asking $300,000Enjoy the amenities or build your dream 674 Cameo Court • Asking $995,000 Direct Access Lot with 119’ of New Seawall. 1435 Honeysuckle Ave • Asking $744,0003 bed/2 bath. Excellent condition. Huge pool. rfn ftbt r ftb rn bf r Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, Broker Associate Florida Realty, Broker Associate Cell: 239-450-4770 Cell: 239-450-4770 brr

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Page A18 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 Beautiful weather and light breezes make this the perfect time to explore Rookery Bay from the water on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Good Fortune II. Rookery Bay is part of the 10,000 Islands that consist almost entirely of mangroves. This is the largest growth of mangroves in the western hemisphere! During Irma, many lost some leaves but they are growing back in a lovely “new” green color. The mangroves that grow closest to the water are the red mangroves with the characteristic prop roots and air roots hanging down. They are the real storm barriers because they are so resilient to waves and wind. Behind the red mangroves are the black mangroves and white mangroves. Their names are derived from the color of their bark. In the late spring, they release propagules that can oat in the salt water for up to a year before taking root. The Good Fortune II, a 35-passenger pontoon boat with a captain and naturalist makes its way from the dock out into rookery bay. Throughout the bay there are wading birds including great white egrets, snowy egrets, tri-color herons and little blue egrets. The great grey egrets are the largest, standing about four feet tall with a six-foot wingspan. This year visitors have had a special treat of roseate spoonbills and reddish egrets. Both of these species are relatively rare but magnicent to see! Our bald eagle pair in Hall Bay are in evidence and may be shoring up their The View from Rookery BayConservancy’s Good Fortune II Sailing for Season By Dr. Judith Hushon Rosiette spoonbill Photos by Judy HushonHerons are a familiar sight at Rookery Bay. A pair of bald eagles Black mangroves: The name is derived from the color of the bark.Last week on the way back to the dock after a luncheon cruise a dolphin was spied and chasing it. He had probably had enough to eat that morning and was just playing, but the passengers really enjoyed watching him. SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY AND THE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOGO ARE REGISTERED SERVICE MARKS USED WITH PERMISSION. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. 1470 CAXAMBAS COURTGreat investment/call for rental income. Water indirect Gulf access. Walking distance to beach $749,000 SOUTH SEAS TOWER 2 #905Direct view of beach, Gulf and pool. Updated, turnkey. 2BR/2Bth, great complex and ammenities $499,000 577 SEAGRAPE DRIVEFantastic wide water view, direct access in the Estates, minutes to Gulf. Many updates $2,795,000 1806 MENORCA COURTBeautifully updated home, built in 2004, water direct access to Gulf, River area. Must see $995,000Helga Wetzold CIPS, TRC, CNECertied International Property Specialist (CIPS) Certied Negotiation Specialist (CNS) 239 821-6905 MarcoIslandFlRealty.com My Goal is to Surpass your Expectations and make your Real Estate Transaction a Success! 1767 San Marco RoadCorner of San Marco & Bar eld 239-389-2029 Stop in for TACO TUESDAY!SUBS to Order Call Ahead Ordering AvailableMARATHON NEW FOOD ITEMSDAILY!

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A19Islanders saw progress made on two important issues that will have a major impact on residents in 2018; the issues concerning navigability in the water way at the mouth of Collier Creek and the ongoing dispute between the City of Marco Island and Collier County over emergency medical services and trans port of patients. Both issues had some movement in past weeks. Emergency Dredging in Collier Creek Director of Coastal Zone Manage ment for Collier County, Gary McAlpin went before the Board of County Com missioners to explain the challenges boaters have faced following Hurricane Irma. The hurricane impacted the vital waterway connecting approximately one third of the island to the Marco Riv er and the Gulf of Mexico. McAlpin requested that the issue be declared an emergency, and that an ex pedited dredging project be fast tracked to remove debris within the mouth of the channel, in order to insure safe passage for the boating community. Shifting sands along the shores of Hideaway Beach have also been an issue impacting the area, and one that McAl pin’s department had been addressing. The after-effects of Hurricane Irma increased those challenges. The commissioners supported the $1.3 million project as requested by McAlpin, and permit applications are being made to the State of Florida and the Army Corps of Engineers. The monies for that project will come from the T ourist Development Council (TDC) and the tourist tax, which is used for beach re-nourishment. COPCN Application to Move Forward The application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) will finally be sent along to Collier County officials, as the City of Marco Island continues its quest to op erate its own EMS system with trans port capability. Early this year, a consultant had issued a report to council with preliminary data and information which would have allowed the council to move forward. Efforts to negotiate for a second fulltime emergency transport unit for the island have continued to be unsuccessful. Collier County places a second trans port unit on Marco Island from December to May, 9 AM to 9 PM, to deal with increased demands for services, but local ofcials have been seeking its presence on a permanent basis. Marco Island City Council has also gone to the local state legislative del egation to have them sponsor a bill in the upcoming legislative session to cir cumvent the normal procedure, which would require the city to first obtain the approval of Collier County prior to be ing licensed by the State of Florida. Although moving the application for ward to the county received a unanimous vote from city council members, several members were cautious to note that they were still seeking more denitive data and information as to the potential nancial im pact to taxpayers and operational details. The special called meeting of council was required in order to meet the time sensitive nature of the ling of legislative bills being proposed by the local delega tion in Tallahassee. City council will next meet at 5:30 PM on January 8, for the rst meeting of 2018, in Council Chambers at 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco’s application for a COPCN moves forward. Photo by Steve “Stef” Stefanides nest after the storm as well as adding new lining and extra sticks to replace any that were lost. They usually raise a pair of chicks and typically lay their eggs in early December with the chicks hatching about a month later. We also see brown pelicans, willets, terns and seagulls. One of our naturalists reported last week that the beautiful oyster catchers are back with their orange bills. Depending on whether it is a lunch cruise or a sunset cruise the itinerary shifts slightly. The lunch cruise makes its way south to Isles of Capri for a lunch at Pelican Bend then back to the dock. The sunset cruise goes out to the Rookery Islands and waits for the thousands of birds that nest on these tiny islands to come in to roost just before sunset. Last week on the way back to the dock after a luncheon cruise a dolphin was spied tossing a sh in the air and chasing it. He had probably had enough to eat that morn ing and was just playing, but the passengers really enjoyed watching him. We regularly see dolphins and occasionally a manatee. Book your cruise on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Good Fortune II at www.conservancy.org/goodfortune. All proceeds benet the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Dr. Judith Hushon is a Conservancy of Southwest Florida Board Member and Volunteer.Red mangroves with the characteristic prop and air roots. Kaydee NantzHair Artist & ColoristSparkle this holiday season and schedule your holiday New Years Eve hair appointment. 239.394.1083 • SkinRenewalMarco.com1000 N Collier Blvd • Suites 11 & 13 • Marco Island Mon-Sat 8am-5pm 10% OFF All color services & hair services with KaydeeExpires January 5th 2018 Must present coupon. Skin Renewal Systems Medical Spa & Salon Kaydee Nantz Medical Spa & Salon Medical Spa & Salon Event Details Join the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department on January 17th at 9:00 AM at the Mackle Park’s Canine Cove dog park for their Emergency Pet Care program & Pet CPR demonstrations. This is a highly regarded program available to all residents and visitors of Marco Island. There will be presentations, guest speakers, snacks and more! Help us prepare to facilitate the best care for your pets in the event of a medical how to become a pet foster guardian for this program and care for the pet(s) of a transported patient. This event is sponsored by Coastal Breeze NewsJanuary 17th, 2018 EMERGENCY PET CARE PROGRAM Join us January 17th, 20189:00 am Marco Island Dog Park, Mackle Park All are welcome Pet CPR and much more!Frank E. Mackle Community Park 1361 Andalusia Terrace Marco Island, FL 34145Phone: (239) 642-0575 This event is sponsored by Coastal

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Page A20 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Owl Watch Marco volunteers gath ered for a holiday thank you luncheon at the community room of the Donna Fiala Fitness Center in East Naples. Jean Hall, Manager of Audubon of Western Everglades’ (AWE) Owl Watch Marco program thanked all the volun teers for their hard work for a very suc cessful 2017 nesting season. Hall also reported on the overwhelming response to the first launch of the Starter Bur row Program. AWE received many calls and to date has dug 17 starter burrows. These are mostly in residential yards. A big shout-out to the Angler’s Cove Homeowners Association (HOA) who voted unanimously to add a starter bur row to their newly re-landscaped green space. They were very excited to be part of the program. Westview Condominium is also part of the Starter Burrow Program. During Irma they had a tree fall and a burrowing owl made a home underneath the root ball. Westview HOA voted to keep the owl and remove the stump. A starter bur row was dug for the owl to relocate prior to the removal of the stump. AWE, with Owl Watch Marco is moving on to the next step by conduct ing their own research on the burrowing owls in Marco Island using the starter burrows. AWE is funding a biologist, Alli Smith, who is a graduate student at the University of Florida. Alli will monitor the owls using the starter bur row program and observe how they can adapt in urban settings. Habitat loss is the biggest threat to the burrowing owls in Marco Island. According to Alli Smith, there have been few studies of the burrowing owls in Florida. The only other research done was on the Cape Coral burrowing owls about 20 years ago. Any studies on the burrowing owls of Marco Island will be new to science. With the burrowing owls being up-listed as “threatened” there is a big push to start the research now. The Starter Burrow Program is a big step in the right direction to protect them. Along with the Starter Burrow Pro gram, AWE is also going to start band ing the burrowing owls. There are many unanswered questions; are they coming back to the same location each year? Are they flying to Cape Coral only to return to Marco for the nesting season? Is there a lot of interbreeding with the Marco owls? We don’t have the answers, yet. Hope fully the data gathered from the banding program can help AWE learn more about the burrowing owls of Marco Island. AWE and Owl Watch Marco are en -Thanks For Giving a HOOT By Maria Lamb Photos by Jean HallAWE’s Allison Smith with Laura Scelfo and Judy Hattendorf of Anglers Cove, whose HOA voted unanimously to re-landscape for owls. AWE Owl Watch Marco volunteers holiday photo. Volunteers (many not pictured) contributed 517 hours of service and provided 3,400 observations. In 2001 the Owl Prowl group started monitoring owls. Original members, from left: Nancy Richie, Karol Tenace, Eva Schliesser and Carol Patterson (Not pictured: Lori Fredericks). 1. Follow @coastalbreeze_news on Instagram 2. Post your best SWFL photo. This category is broad so post anything that you find interesting or appreciate about SWFL! 3. Tag your photos with #coastalbreezenewsEnter for a chance to have your photo featured in the next edition of the Coastal Breeze News AND on the Instagram! Coastal Breeze News PHOTO CONTEST Search the app store for: Classic Luxury Limo App 239-394-1888 800-553-8294ClassicLuxuryTransportation.com 10% “Freedom” Discountwith active VA or Military ID Recommended transportation for private &corporate customers, including passenger vans and coaches. #1Since 1993

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e A21 couraging Marco Island residents to par ticipate in its Starter Burrow Program. This is a big step in protecting the char ismatic burrowing owls of Marco Island. T o add a starter burrow to your landscape, please send an e-mail of interest to: owlwatchmarco@gmail.com. Staff from A WE’s Owl Watch Marco will schedule a visit to assess the best location for your starter burrow. Cindy and Andre Figueroa Ed Grzybowski Marge Klasa, George Gallagher and Monica Pierce, Westview Condominium. Inge Atkins Marco Island residents with their starter burrows. The JW Marriott Marco Island recently received the Hero of Research Award from the American Cancer Soci ety in recognition of their Relay F or Life team fundraising efforts in 2017. Over the calendar year , the resort team raised more than $162,000 and nished eighth in the nation out of 101,260 Relay For Life teams. Only 11 teams nationwide qualied for this particular award. As a recipient of this award, the resort will secure naming rights for a fully funded research grant for three years. The project awarded to the resort is titled, “Investigating the Inuence of Copper on Autophagy in Pancreatic Cancer,” conducted by researcher Jessica M. Posimo, PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will be funded from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. The Hero of Research Award grant is designed to challenge fundraisers to engage in the ght against cancer in a new and dynamic way that focuses attention on the society’s award-win ning research programs. Submitted Submitted PhotoFrom left: Sue Olszak, Senior Development Manager, Distinguished Events, American Cancer Society; Sherill Kiely, Members Club of Marco JW Marriott, currently under going cancer treatment; Rick Medwedeff, General Manager, JW Marriott; Sue Ellen Hardley, Member Chair & Cancer Survivor, Members Club of Marco JW Marriott; Chris Major, General Manager of Golf, JW Marriott; Ashley Gervasio, JW Marriott Relay for Life Team Captain; Cathy Nelson, JW Marriott Spirit to Serve Committee Chair.

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Page A22 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e A23 rffntb nrrrnrnnrnr Veracruz At Cape Marco #402 • $2,200,000Gerry Rosenblum & Nancy Ehlen 239-450-4770 / 239-494-0455BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172538 880 Scott Dr • $2,200,000Judy Appel Meagher 239-293-2332 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172582 Belize At Cape Marco #607 • $2,100,000Michelle & Wright Taylor 239-860-6623 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170359 Cozumel A Condominum #2102 • $1,695,000Judy Kenney 239-860-3141 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171798 1050 Bond Ct • $1,500,000Lee Rubenstein 239-564-9894 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171140 150 Peach Ct • $1,250,000Gerry Rosenblum & Nancy Ehlen 239-494-0455 / 239-494-0455BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171517 1824 Bahama Ave • $1,125,000Jon Busch 239-269-9515 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171042 Royal Marco Point III #456 • $949,000Gerry Rosenblum & Nancy Ehlen 239-450-4770 / 239-494-0455BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170171 1050 Coronado Ct • $949,000Maureen Roberts 239-571-3189 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172658 Pier 81 #N-803 • $915,000Robert Camposano 239-289-0295 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/217070554 Crescent Beach #403 • $799,000Kathryn Hunt 239-250-0797 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171588 9359 Vadala Bend Ct • $790,000Sandra James 239-784-7000 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170077 Bayfront Place #3003 • $785,000Judy Kenney 239-860-3141 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171052 815 Willow Ct • $699,000Tony Bernosky 239-404-4870 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170238 580 Tigertail Ct • $695,000Susan LaGrotta 239-438-7776 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172712 1755 Wavecrest Ct • $680,000Charley Johnson 239-290-0800 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172518 Caxambas S Beach Terr 303 • $675,000Martha Erickson 239-272-0912 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2164195 6586 Caldecott Dr • $599,000Lisa Grear 239-404-8282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172524 1250 Mimosa Ct. • $595,000Susie Hauze 239-370-1497 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172689 South Seas Tower 3 #312 • $575,000Jon Busch 239-269-9515 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172471 1753 N Bahama Ave • $537,000Eileen Capriotti 609-457-1761 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172236 South Seas Tower 1 #211 • $529,000Susie Hauze 239-370-1497 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2164397 Bayside Club #309 • $485,900Sandra James 239-784-7000 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172099 148 Bermuda Rd • $439,000Susan LaGrotta 239-438-7776 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/217058441 14650 Fern Lake Ct • $425,000Tony Bernosky 239-404-4870 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172589 Sunset House #404 • $399,900Kay Bensman 239-784-9282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171227 Essex #N 304 • $399,000Martha Erickson 239-272-0912 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170911 Ole At Lely Resort #6109 • $389,000Lisa Grear 239-404-8282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171493 Ole At Lely Resort #11001 • $389,000Lisa Grear 239-404-8282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171535 Essex #N-403 • $385,000The Josbergers 239-641-2489 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171283 Serano At Hammock Bay #1602 • $375,000Dean Shipley 239-227-9178 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172057 South Seas East #B-410 • $375,000Charley Johnson 239-290-0800 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172298 CAPE MARCO rffntb nrrrnrnnrnr Falling Waters Beach Resort Ii #1407 • $259,900Kathleen Limyansky 239-571-9239 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172564 San Marco Villas I #G-2 • $249,700Brian & Nancy Stolliker 239-207-1187 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171918 Verandas At Tiger Island #1304 • $239,000Susie Hauze 239-370-1497 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172335 San Marco Villas II #C-6 • $234,700Brian & Nancy Stolliker 239-207-1187 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172097 Falling Waters Beach Resort I #708-8 • $229,500Kathleen Limyansky 239-571-9239 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171572 Marco Towers #202 • $224,700Brian & Nancy Stolliker 239-207-1187 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171770 Mainsail III #712 • $199,900Dean Shipley 239-227-9178 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172345 Tropic Schooner #36-1 • $175,000Tony Bernosky 239-404-4870 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172263 PENDING SALE REDUCED LELY RESORT LELY RESORT LELY RESORT LELY RESORT ISLES OF CAPRI REDUCED

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Page A22 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e A23 rffntb nrrrnrnnrnr Veracruz At Cape Marco #402 • $2,200,000Gerry Rosenblum & Nancy Ehlen 239-450-4770 / 239-494-0455BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172538 880 Scott Dr • $2,200,000Judy Appel Meagher 239-293-2332 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172582 Belize At Cape Marco #607 • $2,100,000Michelle & Wright Taylor 239-860-6623 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170359 Cozumel A Condominum #2102 • $1,695,000Judy Kenney 239-860-3141 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171798 1050 Bond Ct • $1,500,000Lee Rubenstein 239-564-9894 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171140 150 Peach Ct • $1,250,000Gerry Rosenblum & Nancy Ehlen 239-494-0455 / 239-494-0455BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171517 1824 Bahama Ave • $1,125,000Jon Busch 239-269-9515 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171042 Royal Marco Point III #456 • $949,000Gerry Rosenblum & Nancy Ehlen 239-450-4770 / 239-494-0455BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170171 1050 Coronado Ct • $949,000Maureen Roberts 239-571-3189 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172658 Pier 81 #N-803 • $915,000Robert Camposano 239-289-0295 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/217070554 Crescent Beach #403 • $799,000Kathryn Hunt 239-250-0797 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171588 9359 Vadala Bend Ct • $790,000Sandra James 239-784-7000 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170077 Bayfront Place #3003 • $785,000Judy Kenney 239-860-3141 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171052 815 Willow Ct • $699,000Tony Bernosky 239-404-4870 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170238 580 Tigertail Ct • $695,000Susan LaGrotta 239-438-7776 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172712 1755 Wavecrest Ct • $680,000Charley Johnson 239-290-0800 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172518 Caxambas S Beach Terr 303 • $675,000Martha Erickson 239-272-0912 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2164195 6586 Caldecott Dr • $599,000Lisa Grear 239-404-8282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172524 1250 Mimosa Ct. • $595,000Susie Hauze 239-370-1497 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172689 South Seas Tower 3 #312 • $575,000Jon Busch 239-269-9515 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172471 1753 N Bahama Ave • $537,000Eileen Capriotti 609-457-1761 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172236 South Seas Tower 1 #211 • $529,000Susie Hauze 239-370-1497 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2164397 Bayside Club #309 • $485,900Sandra James 239-784-7000 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172099 148 Bermuda Rd • $439,000Susan LaGrotta 239-438-7776 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/217058441 14650 Fern Lake Ct • $425,000Tony Bernosky 239-404-4870 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172589 Sunset House #404 • $399,900Kay Bensman 239-784-9282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171227 Essex #N 304 • $399,000Martha Erickson 239-272-0912 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2170911 Ole At Lely Resort #6109 • $389,000Lisa Grear 239-404-8282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171493 Ole At Lely Resort #11001 • $389,000Lisa Grear 239-404-8282 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171535 Essex #N-403 • $385,000The Josbergers 239-641-2489 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171283 Serano At Hammock Bay #1602 • $375,000Dean Shipley 239-227-9178 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172057 South Seas East #B-410 • $375,000Charley Johnson 239-290-0800 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172298 CAPE MARCO rffntb nrrrnrnnrnr Falling Waters Beach Resort Ii #1407 • $259,900Kathleen Limyansky 239-571-9239 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172564 San Marco Villas I #G-2 • $249,700Brian & Nancy Stolliker 239-207-1187 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171918 Verandas At Tiger Island #1304 • $239,000Susie Hauze 239-370-1497 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172335 San Marco Villas II #C-6 • $234,700Brian & Nancy Stolliker 239-207-1187 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172097 Falling Waters Beach Resort I #708-8 • $229,500Kathleen Limyansky 239-571-9239 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171572 Marco Towers #202 • $224,700Brian & Nancy Stolliker 239-207-1187 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2171770 Mainsail III #712 • $199,900Dean Shipley 239-227-9178 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172345 Tropic Schooner #36-1 • $175,000Tony Bernosky 239-404-4870 BHHSFloridaRealty.com/2172263 PENDING SALE REDUCED LELY RESORT LELY RESORT LELY RESORT LELY RESORT ISLES OF CAPRI REDUCED

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Page A24 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Anthony Nieto has had persistent health problems throughout much of his young life. According to his mother, Elva, the 12-year-old Bonita Springs resident has overcome both leukemia and meningitis. Today he suffers from seizures, a residual effect of his prior illnesses. “He had meningitis in his brain, so he stopped walking, moving,” Elva Nieto said. “He had to start all over again. Then after that he got the seizures.” Elva cares for Anthony as well as her two other children Daniel, 15, and Mia, 4. She says his seizures are a daily occurrence. They usually strike in the morning. When Hurricane Irma made its sec ond landfall in Florida last September, it hit hard. Many Southwest Florida homes were devastated, including the Nieto’s. As of right now, the family is homeless. For the past few months they’ve been living with relatives. Over the weekend 256 bicyclists took to the streets of Marco Island to participate in the ninth annual Tour de Taverns event. The Island Bike Shop donated bicycles to those without, free of charge. Philanthropy, Bicycles, and Beer By By Samantha Husted The Annual Tour de Taverns Returns for Ninth YearPhotos by Samantha Husted Friends Dylan Rudolph (from left), Jennifer Sabatino, Sharon Sunnies and Kyle Riddle make a stop at the Snook Inn. Elva Nieto with her son Anthony, 12. This year the annual Tour de Taverns event is benefitting the Nieto family, who lost their Bonita Springs home during Hurricane Irma. Reservations Please 239-394-6262 • 244 Palm St, Marco Island www.CAFEDEMARCO.com Reservations Please 239-394-6262 • 244 Palm St, Marco Island Celebrating over 34 Years of Culinary Excellence by owner/operator Sandy S. Franchino OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 4:30PM Regular Menu + Santa’s Favorite Specials! Call for details! OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE 4:30PM CHOICE OF: Regular Menu or Gourmet Dinner Pkg. Call for details! LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE RESERVE EARLY!! Open 7 Nights Beginning Sunday Dec. 24 Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateis owned by a subsidiaryof NRT LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. REALTOR239-290-2910 Mobile 239-394Offered at $579,000 Own your own piece of paradise! Build your dream home, enjoying quick boating access to open Gulf waters. Easy walking distance to South beach, dining and entertainment. Located in much sought after Unit 10, water direct lot with Southwest exposure. wwwFloridaMoves.com 762 ORCHID CT, MARCO ISLAND Perfect Water Direct Location to Build Your Dream Home Near South Beach!! Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateis owned by a subsidiaryof NRT LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. REALTOR239-290-2910 Mobile 239-394Offered at $579,000 Own your own piece of paradise! Build your dream home, enjoying quick boating access to open Gulf waters. Easy walking distance to South beach, dining and entertainment. Located in much sought after Unit 10, water direct lot with Southwest exposure. wwwFloridaMoves.com 762 ORCHID CT, MARCO ISLAND Perfect Water Direct Location to Build Your Dream Home Near South Beach!! 762 Orchid Court Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateis owned by a subsidiaryof NRT LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Lisa PenzoREALTOR239-290-2910 Mobile 239-394Offered at $299,000 Build your dream home and enjoy Marco Island's magical sunsets! This Oversized lot is located on the south end of Marco Island. A short walking distance to the public access at the South Beach entrance, restaurants, shops, movie theater, mini golf and entertainment. wwwFloridaMoves.com 700 AMBER DR, MARCO ISLAND Oversized Lot in Great Location to Build Your Dream Home in South End!! 700 Amber Drive

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A25Despite weather that dipped into the low 60s and a bout of rain, participants were energetic. They arrived ready for a day of drinking, biking, and fundraising. Many came decked out in holiday-inspired outts, while others were bundled up in raincoats and sweaters. This year, all proceeds are set to benet the Nieto family. SpeakEasy co-owner, Jimmy Boylan, founded the pub-crawl back in 2008. The inaugural event had just 60 participants. Over the years the Tour de Taverns has transformed. What began as a lighthearted drinking event “just for fun,” quickly turned into a philanthropic tour de force. This year over $12,980 was raised, with more donations expected to come in. Jimmy Boylan says he discovered the Nieto family after reaching out to the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort My ers. After her hearing their unique story, he decided that the people of Marco Is land could lend a helping hand. “I reach out to [Golisano Children’s Hospital] every year and see if they have anyone that’s in trouble, that’s sick, or needs our help,” Jimmy Boylan said. The Tour de Taverns ofcially kickedoff at Mario’s Bar and Grill. There, par ticipants were served Bloody Marys and mimosas, alongside a breakfast buffet. Bikers were encouraged to go at their own pace, so long as they made it back to the SpeakEasy by 3 PM. Many traveled in large groups with family and friends. The next stop along the way was the Crazy Flamingo. The bicyclists then made their way across town to the Salty Dog of Marco Island, which opened just for the occasion. Following the Salty Dog they biked over to CJ’s on the Bay, then down to Olde Marco where they visited the Snook Inn and the Old Marco Pub. Finally, the 256 bicyclists ended their tour at The SpeakEasy, where tons of prizes were rafed off and more money was raised for the cause. Present that day was the Nieto family. Anthony is small in stature. He wears big eyeglasses and an even bigger smile. He spent a majority of the afternoon hanging out near performer Johnny Fusco, dancing and having fun. “He was having a blast,” Jimmy Boylan said. “That was my favorite part.” Ray Neil, brothers Kyle and Conner Riddle, Sharon Sunnies, and Jennifer Sabatino share celebratory mimosas at the Snook Inn, the fifth stop of the tour. The last stop on the tour was The SpeakEasy. Bike riders celebrated by dancing to the music of performer Johnny Fusco. Entertainer Johnny Fusco provided the tunes for the afternoon. Kyle Foster shows off her Christmas spirit with holiday inspired leggings, socks, and an antler accouterment.SpeakEasy co-owner, Jimmy Boylan, founded the pub-crawl back in 2008. The inaugural event had just 60 participants. 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Page A26 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 J.Robert’s Florida Songwriter Showcase is performing a 2018 Winter Series at the Southwest Florida Event Center after an in tensive 13-week 2017 Summer Series at The Players Theater on Marco Island. The show is a music presentation featuring songwriters who have composed and recorded original Florida music. Every rst Monday evening of the month, songwriters will take the stage to share tales and original music ranging in style from southern rock, blues and country to folk and rock ‘n roll. The evening includes a performance, Q & A with the musicians, as well as a Nashville style songwriter jam. Dur ing the shows, musicians will share personal stories about Florida heritage that inspired their songwriting and musical talents. After over 35 years of attending and performing music, J.Robert has developed friendships with many song artists residing in Florida. “It is my deep desire to present a showcase of my favorite Florida singers and writers. Everyone who likes ‘hit songs’ will love our new ‘heart songs!’” The Florida Songwriters Showcase be gins January 8 and is on stage every rst Monday of the month through April 2. The full line-up, evening schedule and links to more information about the songwriters are available on www.FloridaFiddlerShow.com website. Here’s a brief description of the con tributing songwriters: Submitted Florida Songwriter Showcase: J.Robert (left) and Tim McGeary Submitted Photos January 8 Tim McGeary – Nashville hit songwriter and former Collier County EMS Roy Schneider & Kim Mayeld “Reckless Saints” Kim and Roy are national Americana favorites! February 5 Ray Cerbone – Lead singer for The Apocalypse Blues Revue Gator Nate Martin The Pscyclebilly Gladzeman singer from Devil’s Garden! Rita Youngman Seminole woman sings of Marshtackie horses and warrior heroes March 5 Michael Oakland – Tropic Gypsy meets Django Reinhardt a quiet gift to SW Florida! Captn Jac Trop Rock Beach Party sailor, songster, and RadioA1A mainstay Terry Lynn Melody Fresh from the songwriter’s kitchen, Terry’s songs own eclectic! April 2 Taylor Freydberg – “The Woodwork” writer sings songs of youth, strength and vision. Marie Nofsinger – Award winning songs take you on a journey into the soul of America. Frank Thomas – Florida Hall of Fame songwriter and “cowman poet.” J.Robert’s Florida Songwriter Showcase is on stage at Southwest Florida Event Center, located at 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. Advance tickets are $25. Contact 239-2459910 or info@SWFLeventCenter.com.J.Robert performs. The San Marco Columbiettes are busy planning their annual event that many say is “the event of the season” on Marco Island. The Columbiettes will host the Winter Wonderland Dinner/Dance at the San Marco Parish Center on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 6:30 to 10 PM. Get ready to have a fun evening of ne food and dancing with all your Marco friends! The delicious dinner will include a fresh green salad, prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, dessert and coffee, with a cash bar. (Note: Sub stitution for beef will be available upon request at the time of ticket purchase.) Entertainment for your listening and dancing pleasure will be provided by the fantastic musical duo, “Cahlua & Cream.” There will also be a 50/50 drawing, fabulous rafe prizes and beautiful baskets of cheer for auction. The San Marco Parish Center is located at 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. Tickets are on sale at the Parish Ofce for $55 per person. 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DAILY DAILY Taste what the Islanders are talking about We’re casual, we’re fun & our food speaks for itself! HAPPY HOUR 3-6pm Rose Hall, Marco Island Library 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 The Collier County Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this program. Topics of Discussion: Establishing Florida Domicile -A Step by Step Guide Friday, January 5 , 201 8 10:00 11:00 am Hosted by: Mike Alvarez, Financial Advisor & Vince Magee, Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley 928 N. Collier Blvd., 3rd Floor Marco Island, FL 34145 Speaker: Jennifer Tenney, Attorney Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, PA. 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Suite 500 Marco Island, FL 34145 The guest speaker(s) is neither an employee nor affiliated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Opinions expressed by the guest speaker(s) are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Morgan Stanley. Individuals should consult with th eir tax/legal advisors before making any tax/legal-related investment decisions as Morgan Stanley and its Financial Advisors do not provide tax/legal advice. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC For more information or to RSVP call Mike Alvarez at 239 393 29 09 by the day prior to the event. Morgan Stanley

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e A27Although the traditional Marco Island Christmas boat parade was cancelled due to hazards on the route, a group of holiday-spir ited boaters joined together to stage a Marco River -only boat parade recently . The group was headed by Peggy and Pete Frazier, longtime participants in the annual boat parade with their trawler the Grand Pelican. The festively decorated boats gathered at the Jolley Bridge at 6 PM and the Marco Prin cess led the parade as it passed by the Marco Island Y acht Club, proceeded west through Factory Bay, past Pier 81 and then the Snook Inn to Hideaway Beach. The parade then crossed over to the Isles of Capri along the river and then returned to the Yacht Club at 7:30 PM. Among the boats participating were the Marco Princess, Bodacious, Lady B, James Blonde 001, R. Wellington, Grand Pelican and the Marco Island Fire Rescue boat and the Police Department marine unit. Santa Claus rode on the Grand Pelican and shouted “Ho-Ho-Ho” to the hundreds of spectators along the route. He then went ashore and greeted the over 200 people that had assembled at the Marco Island Yacht Club to dine and view the boat parade. The Yacht Club also held a rafe to win a Yacht Club Membership and the $3,200 in pro ceeds was donated to the Marco Patriots. Submitted Submitted PhotosThe Marco Island Princess leads the Christmas Boat Parade as it passes by the Marco Island Yacht Club. Among the colorfully decorated boats par ticipating in the Marco River Christmas Boat Parade were (front to back): Bodacious (skippered by Billy Glenda); R. Wellington (Rich Granville); and Lady B (Jeff Comeaux). The holiday-spirited couple who organized the Marco River Christmas Boat Parade is Peggy and Pete Frazier, aboard the Grand Pelican. Santa Claus was a special guest on the Grand Pelican as it participated in the Marco River Christmas Boat Parade. As part of its Christmas Boat Parade viewing party, the Marco Island Yacht Club raffled off a club membership that raised $3,200 for the Marco Patriots. With Santa are, from left: Angela Holt, event chair; Dave Everitt, Yacht Club Chairman; Erin Mia Milchman and Matthew Melican of the Marco Patriots; and, Kathy Caruso, membership co-chair for the Yacht Club.

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Page A28 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Some people believe in leaving things a little better than they found them. Muralist Asul Gutierrez, who recently visited Goodland with her boyfriend, certainly lives up to that theory. Gutierrez transformed a blank wall on the side of the Margood History and Community Center in Goodland into a beautiful mural during her two week stay on the island. “This is my second time to Goodland,” Gutierrez said. “We came from San Di ego to visit my boyfriend’s parents. I love painting murals. It’s my biggest passion as an artist. I think that muralism is a re ally powerful tool to give people inspirational messages. To give a community roots. I know that Goodland is a really unique place. I feel really blessed to be giv ing back to this community. I know that after the hurricane a lot of people are just trying to get things back together. Some people were affected more than others.” Gutierrez was moved to give something back to the community of Goodland and was thrilled when the western wall of the community center was offered up to her. The location of the wall was special to her, next to the bay and adja cent to a playground. “The mural’s inspired by the culture of this land,” Gutierrez said. “The native people who lived in this land for thou sands of years. Their way of life was water. W ater is symbolic of all humanity—not just the Calusa. Water is a very delicate resource that is taken for granted. It’s life. Without water we don’t have anything. The theme for this mural is this native woman is a representation of earth. Her hair is water owing. The idea is that wa ter is life. And there’s going to be cypress trees and the blue heron. Just a few sym bols that are part of the ecosystem of this part of the world. Another thing I love is that the wall is facing a park for children. I think it’s important that the future gener ations are inspired to create change in this world. I’m just following my life’s purpose as an artist, using muralism as a tool for giving messages to people through art, through color, through inspiration. To create change in a positive way. Gutierrez worked diligently to complete the mural during her two week vacation. Her mural, Water is Life, will inspire others for years and years. By Scott H. Shook Photos by Scott H. ShookThis beautiful mural on the west side of the community center in Goodland was the gift of San Diego muralist Asul Gutierrez, who was visiting with her boyfriend. Muralist Asul Gutierrez spent much of her two week vacation on Goodland painting a mural on the wall of the community center. The Naples Trust Company re cently held their first program of the season entitled, “The Evolving Character of Collier County” to over 125 guests at The Naples Yacht Club. Dr. Aysegul Timur, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Johnson School of Business at Hodges University served as the featured speaker. Dr. Timur covered the growth trend of Collier County, as well as future cultural and economic trends. “Our guests were very in terested in this topic,” said Naples T rust Company president, Carol Boyd. “This is the kind of informa tion that provides us with an out look not only for our own future, Submitted Submitted PhotoNaples Trust Company CEO, Terence M. Igo with Dr. Aysegul Timur of Hodges University and Naples Trust Company President, Carol B. Boyd. AVERSANA 1405 MARCO ISLAND Mari-Jo Koval Broker Associate, GRI 239-253-4704 • www.MariJoKoval.com “From Condos to Castles” Globally connected, Locally Respected $484,500 Just bring your toothbrush! Beautifully furnished all tile 14th oor sky home with the most fabulous sweeping views of mcilivane bay, golf course, airport, marco island and miles beyond. 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A29On Wednesday, December 13th, the Newcomers met for their monthly lun cheon at Hideaway Beach Club. After the social, the luncheon began with announcements and welcoming three new members followed by a delicious, plated lunch. Following the dessert, private chef Valerie Maillard entertained the ladies sharing her holiday tips, tradi tions, and a wonderful recipe; giving the ladies a colorful, culinary visual of the traditional holiday in France spent with family. She graciously answered several questions from the audience. The lun cheon concluded with the traditional sponsors’ prizes, making several ladies extremely happy. For more information about joining Newcomers of Marco Island contact Kecia Chronowski at 920-265-3544. Interested in attending a future luncheon? Contact Su san Wolfe at 812-499-7301. By Jodi Pree Photos by Jodi PreeFollowing the presentation, Lenore Yale presented Chef Valerie Maillard with a bouquet of flowers. From left: Patricia Bungert, Ellen Demirs, Kathryn Schulte, Maureen Gold, Sharon Colburn, and Liz Knapp Membership Chairs and President pose with new members. From left: Kathie Richel, Mary Mastrogiacomo, Kathy McNabb, Jaye Spencer, Marcy Marinelli, and Kecia Chronowski Lael Kilpatrick with Susy Osborne Nancy Adams poses with her prize from Georgie’s. “This is the kind of information that provides us with an outlook not only for our own future, but the generations to follow.”~ Carol Boyd but the generations to follow.” Between 2020 and 2040, Col lier’s population is expected to grow from 396,895 people to just under 600,000; and then again to just over 700,000 by 2050. Latino is the fast est growing ethnicity in the county currently at 27% of the population and expected to be at 45% by 2050. The economic wealth index shows that Collier County is at least 45% higher than that of Florida as a whole and this trend will continue through 2025. Collier’s aggregate household incomes are primarily from wage and salary at 47%, however, a healthy 24% is derived from interest, dividends or net rental in come. The predominant age groups currently show 65 years as the largest segment at 26.70%, 45 years at 24.90% followed by 26-44 years at 19.60%. Dr. Timur went on to highlight wages and primary industries, as well as housing costs and home ownership. She also dis cussed poverty levels and access to medical care. This is the first of several pro grams The Naples Trust Company has planned through April 2018. For more information go to www. naplestrustcompany.com. STANISLAUS ENTERPRISE, INC. • Since 1992 • Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateis owned by a subsidiaryof NRT LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. REALTOR239-290-2910 Mobile 239-394Offered at $579,000 Own your own piece of paradise! Build your dream home, enjoying quick boating access to open Gulf waters. Easy walking distance to South beach, dining and entertainment. Located in much sought after Unit 10, water direct lot with Southwest exposure. wwwFloridaMoves.com 762 ORCHID CT, MARCO ISLAND Perfect Water Direct Location to Build Your Dream Home Near South Beach!! Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateis owned by a subsidiaryof NRT LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. REALTOR239-290-2910 Mobile 239-394Offered at $579,000 Own your own piece of paradise! Build your dream home, enjoying quick boating access to open Gulf waters. Easy walking distance to South beach, dining and entertainment. Located in much sought after Unit 10, water direct lot with Southwest exposure. wwwFloridaMoves.com 762 ORCHID CT, MARCO ISLAND Perfect Water Direct Location to Build Your Dream Home Near South Beach!! Luxury furnished home just minutes to open gulf waters, dining and beaches. Enjoy entertaining watching Marco Islands spectacular sunsets. Large master, 3 bedroom 830 Partridge Court Offered at $2,470,000 Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateis owned by a subsidiaryof NRT LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Lisa PenzoREALTOR 239-290-2910 Mobile IslandProperties@icloud.com www.FloridaMoves.com Offered at $2,500,000 Luxury home located in the Mini Estates. Just minutes to Open Gulf Waters, Dining and Beaches. Enjoy Entertaining watching Marco I ces could be converted to bedrooms, 3 car garage with vaulted ceilings and plenty of storage. 830 PARTRIDGE CT, MARCO ISLAND

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Page A30 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018The Local Color Art Gallery held a festive First Friday this month. The holiday season got a welcome start from the eight resident artists at the gallery. Wine, champagne and a colorful gourmet buffet greeted the many guests that stopped in to see what new cre ations awaited. Early holiday shoppers went home with unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. The next First Friday will be January 5th with a theme of “Happy New Year!” New to the gallery is Marco Island artist Judy Chinski whose ink and alcohol paintings are both colorful and subtly abstract. Her subjects range from local island scenes to a mix of ora and fauna. Also new is a “Pop Up” art gallery that is now open on the lower level of The Shops of Olde Marco. When an empty store space pops-up and is available for a time, manage ment often offers it to artists to ll. Each of the eight Local Color Art Gallery artists have work in the space ranging from abstracts, framed watercolors, shell art, found objects, photography to jewelry. Ever want to try you hand at painting? A list of classes is available for beginners and novice artists. Malenda Trick makes it all easy and fun, and even includes dinner! The gallery also offers tea parties and a free tour of the gallery to groups looking for an afternoon of art and food delights. The Local Color Art Gallery is open every day except Sunday. It is located next to Caf de Marco on Royal Palm Drive, Marco Island.Art on Marco Submitted Bill and Arlene Harris pose with Ken the Manniquin. Submitted PhotosBonnie Hauke gives a thumbs up for a shell creation by Marsha Crawford. Judy Chinski next to her artwork. The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island recognized six sensational fourth graders from Manatee Elementary School as Terric Kids at their recent breakfast meeting at Stonewalls. For information about the club, visit kiwanisclubofmarcoisland.org.From left: Nathalie Garcia, Corina Dorvil Cenozier, Emily Duron, Yuridia Trejo, Ginger Rojas Castilla, and Shana Tudor.Photos by Janice BaptisteTerric Kids By Coastal Breeze News Staff Bargain Basket ri Shop 750 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL Visit our website, www.ucmarco.org e Bargain Basket is a Mission of United Church of Marco IslandWhen you shop, you serve! New selections added daily!We Gladly Accept Donations of Slightly Used Merchandise. Volunteer Opportunities Available.Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 10am-4pm e LARGEST Charity ri Shop on Marco Island!rough the 23rdall Christmas merchandise is 50% OFF Bring in any non-perishable food items and receive $3 OFF Gi card promotion continues! Bonita Springs Promenade 239-949-5551 Naples 606 5th Ave S 802 Neapolitan Way 14700 Tamiami Trail N Marco Island 1089 Bald Eagle Dr 239-394-1033 Exp. Jan 4th, 2018 HAPPY www.GaraAnn.com 830 Bald Eagle Dr. Marco Island, FL 34145 Cell 239.860.8023 ga@GaraAnn.com Building Careers Worth Having, Businesses Worth Owning and Lives Worth Living 258 CAPISTRANO $1,749,000Fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful NEW DIVCO home. Wonderful wide & long converging water views & sought after Western exposure. 4 BR + capistrano-ct-marco-island-luxury-home-sale 258 CAPISTRANO $1,749,000 NEW WITH A VIEW1751 LUDLOW $2,500,000 & 1761 LUDLOW$2,395,000Purchase two lots or one more expansive lot both with beautiful and exciting expansive water views of Frederic Bay. These homesites offer very desirable Estate area neighborhood and southern exposure in addition to immediate boating access to Caxambas Pass & the Gulf of Mexico. New Seawall 2017. capistrano-ct-marco-island-luxury-home-sale 1751 LUDLOW $2,500,000 & 1761 LUDLOW$2,395,000 295 SHADOWRIDGE $562,500Fantastic wide and long views of the golf course. Updated kitchen, baths, tile & wood plumbed in 2014. New A/C 2016.www.paradym.com #04057809

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A31 Submitted PhotoThe heritage of Italian Americans has always centered on family and friends. With the Christmas season here, the Ital ian American Society was determined to do something for their fellow Marco area families who were impacted by Hurricane Irma. President Carol Marrella Lindstrom asked the membership for suggestions and a decision was made to go through their closets and make a donation of clothing for men, women and children. Next was the task of transporting the donations to the hurricane victims. President Carol Marrella Lindstrom didn’t take long to call on ErinMia Milchman, from the Marco Patriots. Erin was quick to respond, “If you get the clothes, we’ll provide the truck and get the clothes to the most needy.” At the monthly club meeting, members brought bags of clothing and placed them in large boxes outside Rose Hall Auditorium. Excitement ran high and the Christmas spirit was everywhere. The Marco Patriot’s truck with ErinMia and her Patriot helpers came, and with the Society’s members loaded the truck with much enthusiasm. It was a very special night for all, and the spirit of Christmas was aglow in their faces. The Italian American Society wants to thank Matthew and Raymond Melican, David Copelin, Briana Ogden, and Kerrianne Greganto, along with ErinMia from the Marco Patriots for their help in taking our donations to the needy. Together anything is possible. Submitted The Marco Players embrace the emotions, the humor and the lifestyle of what it’s like to grow older while condo living in South Florida. After retiring to Florida, Luigi Creatore wrote “Flamingo Court” for the local community theater in Boca Raton. When it was produced in New York, it was a hit with seniors; they loved it! “Flamingo Court – Life in Three Condos” embraces the issues and lifestyle of aging, ro mance, and sickness. It is two-thirds comedy and one-third somberness. You’ll truly enjoy an evening of live theater where you’ll relax, listen, laugh and cry. Directed by Paula Keenan, this play in cludes ten characters, but is written so actors may double or triple roles. “Flamingo Court stretches both the actors and me partly due to the crazy rehearsal schedule that spans across the three winter holidays,” says Keenan. “The cast has been fabulous and exible which leads me to condently say we have ‘no worries.’” “Flamingo Court – Life in Three Con dos” is on stage January 3 – 21 at The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Cen ter Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Attend the rst week of the show and automatically be entered in a drawing to win a dinner cruise for two on the Marco Island Princess. Tickets are on sale at www.TheMarcoPlayers.com or by calling the box ofce at 239-642-7270. Condo Life & Aging – On Stage Submitted Rhonda Brazina and Ron Pirello perform on stage. Submitted Photo MARCO INN VILLAS D10 LOCATION!! LOCATION!!! A MUST SEE GEM!!!SPECTACULAR RIVER VIEWS AND SUNSETS AND SUNRISES!!! BRING YOUR BOAT!! WONDERFUL BOAT BASIN THAT IS PROTECTED. PET FRIENDLY! FISHING PIER ENJOYS VIEWS OF THE GULF! EXTRA STORAGE ON THE SAME FLOOR! LAUNDRY FACILITIES! Enjoy the constant boat parade, dolphins and the tranquility of living on the water. All of this enhanced with the close proximity to wonderful restaurants and shopping. Mari-Jo Koval Broker Associate, GRI 239-253-4704 • www.MariJoKoval.com “From Condos to Castles” Globally connected, Locally Respected $225,900and Happy New Year Sherri Medeiros Owner/Operator 239-642-0318Serving Marco and Naples Since 1987 • Licensed and Insured Like us on Facebook sherri@marcoseethruwindows.com www.marcoseethruwindows.com Complimentary Bathroom Mirrors cleaned with interior/exterior serviceCall Today for a Free Estimate 642-0318 Gift Certicates Available • Window Cleaning • Pressure Washing, • Storm Protection Hang, Clean and Remove Hurricane Shutters • Scratch Removal Service • Specializing in Mirror Walls

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Page A32 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Scott and Maria Schilke of 865 Swan Drive are the winners of the 2017, 21st Annu al House Decorating Contest. They received their award from the entire Christmas House Decorating Committee (chaired by Dave and Jeanne Rice) at the conclusion of the judging trolley ride nals on December 15. The awards included a cash award of $250, a winner’s plaque, and the tradition al yard sign for annual display. This is the second time the Schilkes have won. Their rst victory was in 2006 at a previous home at 1299 W interberry Drive. Scott and Maria said they are deter mined to win the next time they are eligible (in 2022). Rice stated that the contest has never had a three-time winner and that would be quite an accomplishment. Business Decorating winner is The SpeakEasy. Owners Dan Collardey and Jimmy Boylan were presented the Business Decorating Winners Plaque and Yard Sign by Business Committee Chairper sons, Kristina Lambros and Marc Creach, along with Chairman Dave Rice. Joining in the presentation were SpeakEasy Gen eral Manager Cindy Marotta and Robert W eiss, project decorator . The decorations, which included Santa in his sleigh pulled by animated reindeer, also appeared in the Christmas Island Style Street Parade. The judges’ Trolley Ride Finals took place on Friday, December 15 following the traditional judges’ Tailgate Party at Centennial Bank. A large number of cars joined in a car caravan and followed the trolley on the judges’ tour of the Top Ten homes. Special guests on the judges’ trol ley were ConnectivityMe members Tam mie Lambros and Storm Gerwirtz, who were rst-prize winners of the 4th Annual Festival of Trees held earlier this month at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The winner of the 2017 House Decorating contest was selected from over 1,400 lighted homes. The top 10 nalists are 865 Swan (winner); 1264 Whiteheart; 1453 Bermuda; 91 Bermuda; 1368 T rinidad; 1842 Dogwood; 1625 Ludlow; 780 Cope land; 513 Nassau; 1208 Fruitland.On behalf of the committee, a sincere thank you for all who enjoy the opportunity of “Light ing up Marco” and making everyone’s Christ mas and Holiday Season special. Christmas Decorating Contest Winners Submitted House Winner – Scott and Maria Schilke, 865 Swan Drive Submitted PhotosBusiness Winner – The SpeakEasy, Chamber of Commerce Plaza, North Collier Boulevard. 3BR + Den and 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, 2,700 sq.ft., in mini estates, fully upgraded, direct Gulf access, no bridges to Gulf, super oversize garage with 16 ft. ceiling. 1151 Ludlam Court, Marco Island $1,575,000David Harrington Lic. Real Estate Broker • Oce: 678-403-1441

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Page A36 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Ronna McDaniel was an honored guest of the Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated for a luncheon at the Stonebridge Country Club. She came to address the human trafficking issues facing Southwest Florida. Human trafficking reports are on the rise in Florida. Tragically, over 50% of the victims of human trafficking are chil dren. The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition has raised over $10,000 for this cause. Ronna Romney McDaniel was picked by Donald Trump as Chair of the Michi gan GOP, and she worked hard to deliver the key state for Trump -the first time a Republican presidential candidate has won Michigan in almost 30 years. She has been a loyal Trump supporter since he secured the GOP nomination. Ronna is the niece of 2012 Repub lican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney . She is the granddaughter of the late Michigan Governor, George Romney. She is the latest Romney to step onto the stage representing the third generation of her political family. Ronna and her husband Patrick Mc Daniel have two children, Abigail and N ash. Nash was named after the famous Nash Rambler. She also introduced her two brothers, George and Kevin, who accompanied her to the luncheon. Ronna credits her grandfather for hav ing a huge inuence in their lives. She re called, “He had us over for Sunday dinner regularly and talked about the privilege and the blessings of living in the United States of America. He loved this country and this love was something that he passed along to members of his family. His grandfather also instilled the importance of giving back and that is something the Romneys as a family cannot take for granted.” She brought personal greetings from President Trump, who sent his big “Thank You” for delivering Florida. She asked, on President Trump’s behalf, “Will I win here again?” In reply, the crowd of supporters gave a loud, afrmative “YES!” Ronna went over a list of the Trump/ Pence messages for the upcoming 2018 Florida mid-term elections. She urged ev erybody to be engaged and united in our message, which includes jobs, a strong economy, low unemployment, the stock market and consumer confidence at alltime highs, increased military spending, and the love of country and our freedoms; These are worth fighting for! By Maria Lamb Submitted PhotosFrom left: Mary Donnelley, Litha Burger, Senator Kathleen Passidomo, Linda Turner, and Maria Lamb. Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman RNC Great Value!Helping Buyers & Sellers in SW Florida 19 years with all of their real estate needs! Experience counts!Diane Beattie 239-860-3545 email: Diane@DianeBeattie.com • www.DianeBeattie.com SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service (children excused for Kids Worship) 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Youth Group 6 p.m. Reading through the Bible Marco Presbyterian Church875 West Elkcam Circle239-394-8186 • www.marcochurch.com Insurance claim problems? WE CAN HELP!Scott David Scovin Lic # P120375We Live On Marco and are here for you.RELIANT PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTERSCall Blake (561) 288-6434 EXT. #4 Damages to your home after a hurricane can be overlooked. We will review your claim and inspect your home for free! Example: If you only received a repair for a tile roof Call us ASAP!is is a solicitation for business. If you have had a claim for an insured property loss or damage andyou are satised with the payment by your insurer, you may disregard this advertisement.

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Page A38 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Christmas Island Style did it again! Chairs started lining up an entire day before the parade was scheduled to begin. Many say it was the best parade ever with the most spectators in attendance in history. For those that participated with oats, cars, costumes and holiday themed dcor, THANK YOU! by Coastal Breeze News Staff Visit us on Facebook to see 200-plus parade photos. Photos by Frank Steiger

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A39While the holidays may be the most joyous time of year for us humans, they are wrought with risks that make them the most dangerous time of year for our pets. That coil of turkey skin or dish of gravy your uncle Murray sneaks to Fido under the table could very well lead to pancreatitis, a serious medical condition in cats and dogs. And if Morris, your family’s stealthy feline, manages to swallow a strand of tinsel, you’re looking at an expensive trip to the emergency hospital and probable surgery to clear a life-threatening obstruction. Experienced local pet sitter Karina Paape, owner of Island Pet Sitters, warns area pet owners that simple holiday traditions, such as trimming the Christmas tree or decorating the house, can pose potential problems some even fatal for pets if they are not monitored carefully. “Much like toddlers, pets are attracted to bright lights, shin ing ornaments, ribbons, bows and dangling tinsel,” explains P aape who has been in business on Marco Island since 2003. “Pet owners should be aware that many holiday decorations, plants and foods can be hazardous, and in extreme cases even fatal, to their pets.” Paape adds that it’s your pet’s natural curiosity that sparks an irresistible desire to further explore these holiday temptations by licking, chewing, tasting or even swallowing said objects. Dogs and cats can and will swallow innocuous seeming objects like jingle bells, tinsel, ribbons, tree needles, and small ornaments, which in turn can wreak havoc on their gastrointestinal systems. In some cases surgery may be required to save your pet’s life. Also be careful about where you place candles, potpourri, choco lates, and Grandma’s bowl of eggnog. And don’t forget to anchor the Christmas tree using monolament line. Many a cat owner can tell you a chilling tale of how Morris brought down the tree last year, shattering all of the glass ornaments then proceeded to pad through the debris eld and, with paws now bleeding, continued on across a freshly cleaned carpet! And of course there are a number of potentially toxic holiday plants that your pet shouldn’t graze on. Poinsettia and Christmas cactus are ranked as being the least toxic followed by mistletoe and holly. Amaryllis is the most toxic, especially its bulb. Next on the danger list comes the Christmas tree itself, replete with its sharp pine needles which when swallowed can cause gastrointestinal upset, obstruction, or even puncture. The sap produced by the tree can also irritate your pet’s mouth or stomach and the tree water can become a toxic and un healthy pool of bacteria, mold, and fertilizer. There aren’t many pooches out there with the intestinal fortitude of the Rottweiler in Chevy Chase’s “Christmas Vacation,” who eats through the kitchen garbage, crunches on turkey bones under the holiday dining table, and drinks out of the Christmas tree stand. So what should you watch for if you suspect Fido or Morris have gotten into dangerous mischief? Diarrhea, vomiting, drool ing, loss of appetite, and gagging are obvious red ags. Medical events triggered by ingesting holiday fare, libation, and decor include: a severe drop in blood pressure; respiratory problems; arrhythmia; convulsions; and abdominal pain. Don’t let a life threatening pet emergency put a damper on your holidays this year by exercising the same caution you would as if you had a toddler romping around the house! With smart planning, the holidays can be a joyous time for the whole family, pets included. Island Pet Sitters offers pet owners these helpful hints to keep pets out of danger while still enjoying the food, fun and festivities that accompany the holidays. For more information, visit www.islandpetsitters.biz. Submitted Submitted Photo COSMIC SMILES For Kids Dr. Tamara Robison, DDS 1310 San Marco Road, Suite B, Marco Island Marco 239-394-2270 15495 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 125, Naples Naples 239-263-4517 Polly Bloom Photography | pollybloomphotography.com

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Page A40 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 Photos by Don Manley The groundbreaking for Collier’s newest sports complex included local dignitaries, and coaches and players from the annual youth football FBU National Championship. languida, Collier County’s deputy county manager. There will also be a 14-acre lake with a 3 -mile track around the lake and the entire park, and spaces on the grounds for the community to gather. “Those are phases one and two and for phase three, we’re going to see how successful those phases are and we may consider expanding even more,” he added. Sports travel, particularly amateur com petitions, is one of the U.S. tourism indus try’s fastest growing segments, generating billions of dollars in spending annually . Aside from golf tournaments, Collier County is already home to two major ama teur sporting events, the annual Minto US Open Pickleball Championships, and the All American Games’ youth football FBU Na tional Championships tournament, which has been based in the county for four years.The facilities would also be available for use by local amateur sports organizations. At the press conference that preceded the groundbreaking, Collier County Manag er Leo Ochs said that the success of the FBU tourney led the county to start investigating expanding its sports marketing and sports tourism opportunities about one year ago. “We have a world-class community, great weather, really all of the elements you need to be competitive in this market,” he said. “The one thing we felt we were lacking was a world-class facility. And to the great credit of the county commissioners, they gave us the green light to go out and explore opportunities. Today we stand here waiting to break ground on a 60-acre sports complex that we believe, that when it’s all said and done, will be one of the best in the country, if not the best.” Ochs also lauded Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau and Casalanguida for their integral roles in making the complex a reality. Construction is expected to begin in the spring and be completed 14 to 24 months later. “Perhaps in the next 18 months, we can have part of the facility open and begin to hold some events out there,” said Ochs af ter the press conference. To pay for the complex, the increase in the county’s bed tax from four to ve percent that the commissioners approved in 2016. The tax is levied overnight stays at hotels and short-term rentals. Doug Berman, chairman and CEO of the FBU National Championships’ parent organization, All American Games, said the tournament has grown dramatically over the last four years, from 12 qualifying teams of sixth through eighth graders from around the country, to 42 teams this year. The sports complex will eliminate the need to schedule games at various sites around the county and hopefully provide the tournament with a forever home, he added. “Just like Williamsport is known as the home of the Little League World Series, we want youth football people to think of Col lier County and Naples in the same way,” said Berman. “A great facility like this can really be an anchor, rather than being at all the high schools and working around those schedules and we’ll have a state-of-the-art stadium so that the nals of the events can be televised.”Complex from A/1 The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) is pleased to bring to Marco Island the sensational Atlantic City Boys on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Y ou won’t believe your ears! The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audienc es at Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, as well as cruise ships around the world. Their show is an exciting mix of world class vocals and interactive comedy -featuring the rockn-roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the Bee Gees, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The boys have performed with many greats, from Jay Leno to Huey Lewis, Pattie Labelle and the Temptations! Tickets are $25 and are available through the JCMI ofce, 239-6420800. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island is located at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. For more infor mation visit marcojcmi.com. www.LowesMarineSales.com 239-775-LOWE (5693) -776-5872• events • portrait • • landscape • commercial •If you want it captured perfectly and affordably.

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A41 CHECK OUT OUR NEW INTERACTIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS SECTION AT WWW.COASTALBREEZENEWS.COM. New Marco Island Bocce League A new bocce league is in the works to provide coordinated bocce activity for residents and winter vacationers. Based on the skill level and competitiveness, the league may be broken down into two or more divisions. Games start in Jan at Mackle Park. The days of the week/times TBA. Charles Pineno 540-3364121 for more info. DECEMBER 22“Night Before Christmas” Reading 6:45 & 7:45pm. $13. Bring the kids for a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” near the fireplace at Historic Palm Cottage.137 12th Ave S, Naples. 239-261-8164. Exhibit: “The Art of Clay” 9am-4pm. Thru Dec 27. In the Main Galleries the work of the Art Center’s Clay Guild Members is showcased. In the La Petite Galerie the work of Josey Prior is being exhibited. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221. Holiday Crafts for Kids 9am-4pm. Thru Dec 27. Families are invited to make wildlife crafts such as sea-themed ornaments and cabbage palm reindeer! Activities are geared towards children 6-12. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239530-5940. Exhibit: “A Heart for Alligators a retrospective of the art of Jrg ‘George’ Furrer” 9am-4pm. Thru Dec 30. A popular illustrator and syndicated cartoonist George was a familiar face in Everglades City for many years, visiting on an annual basis and making many lifelong friendships. 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-2528476. Night Lights in the Garden 6-9pm. Thru Jan 3. Live musical performances, family activities & thousands of lights throughout the Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 239-643-7275. Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places 9am-4pm. Thru Jan 27. Collier County is a vacation destination. But, if one takes the time to truly explore our county, they will find a treasure trove of history, from the 19th century homes to a railroad depot from the Roaring 20s. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-262-6525. Exhibit: “Coastal Trade, Bounty, Booty and Boats of the Gulf” 9am-4pm. Thru March 3. From the Glades to Naples and Key West, Paul Arsenault’s paintings represent the pioneer days of SWFL maritime trading networks. Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S.Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447. DECEMBER 23Five Mile Hill Charity Run 8am. $25. T-Shirt to all participants, water on the course, and special glass awards to first the 3 overall men and women! Race begins at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. www.gc runner.org . Christmas at Historic Palm Cottage At 5:45pm and 6:45pm cooks and holiday foodies will delight in hearing a 15-minute discussion on favorite holiday recipes from Christmas pasts. At 8pm sing-a-long with performers from Stay in May. $13. 137 12th Ave S, Naples. 239-261-8164. Naples Players Present: Miracle on 34th Street 8pm. A Holiday tradition based on the movie of the same name, “Miracle On 34th Street” features a book and score by Meredith Willson. 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. www.naplesplayers.org. DECEMBER 24Isle of Capri Golf Cart Christmas Parade 6:15pm. Come join the fun as spectators line the streets to see dozens of brightly lit golf carts parade by. The route encompasses the entire Isles of Capri so every resident and guest will have a chance to view this spectacular and festive event. info@thunderbirdsailing.com or 239-776-5757. DECEMBER 25 DECEMBER 27Farmers Market 7:30am-1pm. Come get your locally sourced fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh flowers, seafood, baked goods, honey and more! Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. Wine Wednesday 3-5pm. Enjoy a glass of wine & food pairings by local chefs/restaurants. Marco Island Florist & Gifts, 178 S Barfield Dr. 239-970-3099. DECEMBER 30Science Saturday 9am-4pm. Science Saturdays provide an opportunity for families to spend the day at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center enjoying programs, labs and activities centered around a different science theme. This month’s theme is Marine Debris. 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5977. DECEMBER 31MIFA Film Festival for Arts 10am-12pm. Films TBA. Funds are used to provide scholarships to local senior students for higher education endeavors. The Marco Movies, 599 S Collier Blvd. www.MarcoArts.org. 239-389-133 3. New Years Fireworks 7:30-8pm. Find a spot anywhere along Naples Beach or the first section of Naples Pier for the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks! Naples Pier, 137 12th Ave S, Naples. 239-213-1000. JANUARY 1Dave Cranor 5k 8am. Get your New Year started out right! Join us for a free 5K race on New Year’s Day! Champagne included. There will be a clock for finish time, but this is a fun run. After the race join us for the Big Dave Polar Plunge, no wetsuits.All proceeds benefit Drug Court Kids.1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. N, Naples. 239-213-3029. Local Color Art Gallery 5-7pm. Love art, see art, buy art! 258 Royal Palm. 239-784-4436. www.malendatrick.com. JANUARY 3Farmers Market 7:30am-1pm. Come get your locally sourced fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh flowers, seafood, baked goods, honey and more! Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. The Marco Players Present: Flamingo Court Wed-Sat, 8pm. Sun, 3pm. Thru Jan 21. This three part “slice of life” takes place in 3 different condos and has audiences laughing at the truth they see in what might be their own neighbors, only zanier! 239-642-7270. www.themarcoplayers.com. JANUARY 4Knights of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 7pm. Event is open to the public. Come join us for an evening of fun and games. For more info contact 239-3895633 or www.marcoknights.com. San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Rd. Marco Island Shell Club Seminar 6pm. Dr. Gary Schmelz will speak on “Exploring northern and western Australia.” He will highlight marine life, bird life, wildflowers and habitats of the region. www.marcoshellclub.com. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Ave. JANUARY 5Birding Basics 8am-12pm. This fun and informative class with Randy McCormick is designed to help novice birders identify birds. Attendees will then practice skills and learn more during a field trip. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239530-5940. Big Swamp Smoke Off Thru Jan 6. Gates open 5pm/Friday. 10am/Sat. Free. The Collier County Fair is proud to announce its Sixth Annual Big Swamp Smoke-Off Bar-B-Que competition. Collier County Fairgrounds 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. www.bigswampsmokeoff. com. 239-455-1444. JANUARY 6Arts & Crafts Show 10am-4pm. Thru Jan 7. Local, regional and national artists, craftspeople and vendors display their talent, art, and products for the general public. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239394-4221. MONDAYSAl-Anon Family Groups Troubled by someone’s drinking? Help & hope are a call away. Al-Anon Family Groups. 11am United Church of Marco Island. For meeting schedule call 239263-5907. Southfloridaal-anon.org . Chess Club 9am-12pm. Casual chess. Free. Open to all players. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. Wade Keller 389-2525. Chess7.net. Civil Air Patrol 7am-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. MI Senior Squadron meets in CAP Hangar at Marco’s Executive Airport, end of Mainsail Dr. off Collier Blvd. Squadron Commander Major Bob Corriveau. www.FL376.FLWG.US . AAUW Marco Island Branch 9am. OctApril. 3rd Mon. American Association of University Women’s Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. Durell Buzzini 207-745-4679. ACBL Sanctioned Bridge -1-4pm. Call Wayne Goodrich at 239-417-1128 for details and reservations. $8/participant. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. Knitting and Crochet Help Class 2-4pm. Ev ery Mon. $10. Bring in your problem project, and we will do our best to help. Talk to our fiber experts to solve your problem. Castle Creek Fiber Studio, 3804 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239793-8141. www.CastleCreekStudio.com. Bingo at JCMI 5:30pm doors open, first game at 7pm. Every Mon. Oct-April. Bingo with free coffee, tea and food. 10/10 thru 5/1. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800. TUESDAYMarco Sunrise Rotary 7:30am. Stonewalls, 551 S Collier Blvd. 239-642-9122. Arts Advisory Committee 8am. 2nd Tuesday, City Hall. Marco Island Shell Club Workshop 9-11am. Oct 31-Feb 27. Please join as we craft beautiful and intriguing items for our Craft Sales and our Annual Shell Show and Craft Sale in March. Proceeds benefit the Marco Island Shell Club Scholarship Fund for Marine Science students. www.marcoshellclub.com. Line Dancing 9:30-11am. $8. Come down for some good old fashioned country line dancing. All levels are invited. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646. Registered Nurse Group 10am. First Tues. Retired or active RNs. Explore ways to use professional skills & how faith impacts practice. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Gail 239-394-0332. ACBL Sanctioned Bridge 1pm. Jewish Con gregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Jean or Abe Brown, 239-394-4272 for more info. Marco Island Civitan Club 6pm. 2nd Tues. Civitans help wherever the need arises–from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Mario’s Restaurant, 845 Bald Eagle Dr. Nery Kircher 239 774-2623. Civitan.org . Ladies Bible Study 6:30pm. Every Tues. Led by Jo-ann Garvin, topic is “When God Does Not Fix It.” Marco Island Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Cir. 239-394-8186. Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Islan d 5-6:30pm. Second Tues. Rose Hall at the library, 210 S Heathwood Dr. Marco American Legion Post 404 11am. For war veterans or current Legion members. 3rd Tues. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Bill Horton 239-642-8928, Lee Rubenstein 239-564-9894. Lighthouse of Collier’s Brown Bag Lunch Series 11:30am. Features a different speaker 3rd Tues each month. Sue 239-430-3934. LighthouseofCollier.org. Canasta 12:30-3:30pm. Free, social program where you can enjoy the game of Canasta and make new Island friends. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646. Free English Class 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 16-March 27. Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Circle. For more info 239-394-8186 or office@marcochurch.com. Visit our website www.MarcoChurch.com. Women’s Bible Study 6:30-8:30pm. “Fear and Faith” Starts Jan. 10, New Life Community Church, 489 W Elkcam Circle, across from Vet erans Park. 239-394-3469. Wiggles & Giggles 4:30pm. Movement class for 2-3 year olds. Island Dance Academy. 239289-1698. Marco island Sail and Power Squadron 5pm. 4th Tues of the month. We welcome those who want to learn more about boating to join us. www.marcoislandpowerandsailsquadron.org. CJ’s at the Esplanade, 740 N Collier Blvd #105. Bingo at Elks Lodge 5:45pm doors open. Open to public. Bingo packets start at $15. Naples Elks Lodge #2010, 11250 Tamiami Trail E Naples. 239-643 0075 ext 103. GriefShare 6-8pm. Non Denominational Christian support group for adults grieving a loved one’s death. $20/registration includes workbook & unlimited visits. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. Ellen Morgenstern 642-7165. Southwest Florida Ski and Travel Club 6:30pm. First Tues. Join fellow skiers and snowboarders for ski trips to great locations. Parrot Room at Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail N, Naples. Social gatherings are the third Tue. at different locations. Gaby 239-839-3711 or gaby640fl@gmail.com. naplesskiclub.com . Evenings at the Conservancy 6:30pm. 2nd Tues. Variety of presenters, eco-programs, panel members from the Conservancy, local & regional environmental experts. Seating spaceavailable. conservancy.org/evenings . Marco Cruise Club 7pm. 4th Tues. Boating enthusiast membership meetings. Mutual of Omaha Bank. Marcocruiseclub.com Neil Blaauboer at 239-642-8493. Marco VFW Post 6370 7pm. 2nd Tues. Male & female veterans who served are needed. Mutual of Omaha Bank located at the corner of San Marco Rd. and Barfield Rd.Call 239-642-0410 0r 239-389-1101 for info. WEDNESDAYUnited Church of Marco Island’s Men’s Group 9am. 3rd Wed. Discuss the economy & other world affairs. ucmarco.org/events/categories/home-page-list/fellowship/ Knit and Nibble 10am-12pm. Free. This in not a class, but a time to connect and enjoy in the fun of knitting. Bring your project, and see other projects in process. Nibbles Provided. Castle Creek Fiber Studio, 3804 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-793-8141. www.CastleCreekStudio.com. Just for Friends Luncheon 11:30am. 2nd Wed. United Church of Marco at 320 N Barfield. To become a member, you must have been a member in good standing of the Marco Island Newcomers for at least three years. President Sharon Cook. Membership info Janet at 682-1010 or Candy at 970-0727 Luncheon info Lisa at 293-9077 or Donna at 642-1985.CALENDAR A/42 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Page A42 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Calendar from A/41 Newcomers Club of Marco Island 11:30am. Lunch 2nd Wed. Social club for women from Marco, Isles of Capri & Goodland. Hideaway Beach Club, 333 Hideaway Cir. Kecia Chronowski 920-265-3544 or Kathie Richel 352634-2547. Marconewcomers.org. Marco Island Women’s Club -11:30am Lunch. 1st Wed of month. Awards scholarships to graduating high school students on Marco Island. Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N Collier Blvd. President Priscilla Penn 239-642-3046 marcowomansclub.com. Island Knitters 12:30-3:30pm. All knitters are welcome, expert to novice. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646. Support Group for Blind & Visually Impaired 12:30-2:30pm. Every Wed. If you are new to vision loss, you may be feeling overwhelmed and in need of some additional support. Your adjustment to vision loss can be facilitated by participation in a support group that brings people together who share a similar life challenge. 2685 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 211, Naples. 239-430-3934. Wine Wednesdays 3-5pm. Last Wed. Enjoy a glass of wine & food pairings by local chefs/ restaurants. Marco Island Florist & Gifts.178 S Barfield Dr. Marco Island Writers 5:30pm-Meet & Greet. 6-8pm-Meeting. 2nd Wed. All skill levels welcome. Free. Marco Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. Pres. Elisabeth Noyes, enoyes5856@gmail.com, 239-394-5856. Marco Island Lions Club 6:30pm. 1st Wed. Perkins Restaurant, 4335 Tamiami Trail, Naples. President David Gardner, 239-284-5862. Italian American Society of Marco Island 7pm. 1st Wed. Nov-April. This energetic group of men/women with Italian heritage are dedicated to remembering their roots while having as much fun as possible. For information call Carol Marrella Lindstrom 630 450-4092 or Gene D’Onofrio 239 642-3940. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr. THURSDAYKiwanis Club of Marco Island 7-8:30am. Regular meeting and buffet breakfast. $14. Guests welcome. Stonewall’s, 551 S. Collier Blvd. Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) 3rd Thurs. SAMI organizes cruises, hosts races, etc. Robin Singer 419-376-1387. samisailor. org The Bloodmobile 8:30am-4:30pm. 1st Thurs. Next to the Health Care Center. 239-394-8780. Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour 9am. The 2,300 ft. boardwalk sheltered by bald cypress. Headsets tell story of this natural wonder. or chidswamp.org . The Council of Catholic Women 9:15am. 2nd Thurs. Parish Center. Cindy Hennings 239642-3177. GriefShare 9:30-11:30am. Every Thurs. Begins Jan 5th. A Christ-centered support group, for those grieving the death of a loved one will be offered at Marco Lutheran Church. The Marco Men’s Club 10am. 2nd Thurs. Men from Isles of Capri, Goodland & Marco welcome. Speakers, socials & more.United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. Randle Grossman 239-389-6464 or 973-2205523. www.marcomensclub.com. Women’s Bible Study -10am-12pm. “Fear and Faith.” New Life Community Church, 489 W Elkcam Circle, across from Veterans Park. 239394-3469. Marco Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 10:30am. 3rd Thurs. Karen Lombardi 239-394-0028. Cancer Support Group 10:30-11:30am. 1st and 3rd Thurs. Network with those who have been diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones, cancer survivors and friends. NCH Marco Healthcare Center, first floor, 40 Heathwood, Dr. Janet Whitebook 239-394-8536. Mah Jongg at JCMI 11am-3pm. Every Thurs. $3 to play. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. 239-389-7872. Marco Noontime Rotary Club 11:30am. Meetings held on the first and third Thursdays of each month through October. Lunch and meeting at Davinci’s.Contact Gwyn Steiner, 952-484-1058 for Rotary information. Cancer Support Group for Patients and Families 12-1:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239-3940332. United Church of Marco Island’s Women’s Group 1pm. 1st Thurs. All welcome to join lively discussion and fun! www.ucmarco.org for venue. Duplicate Bridge 12:30-4pm. Reservations are required. Call Gwen at 394-0675 for available. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts 4:30pm. 2nd Thurs. Board Meeting at Lutgert Insurance Office at the Esplanade. www.marcoart.org . PCBUG Computer and Technology Club 5pm. 3rd Thurs. Learn about computers & mobile devices. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave, Naples. Handbell Choir 5:15pm. All welcome. United Church of Marco, 320 N Barfield Dr. CJ’s Live Music Thursday 6-11pm. Jim Long performs outside from 6-9pm and DJ Sugar Cube performs inside from 8-11:30pm. 239389-4511. 740 N. Collier Blvd, Ste. #105. Mindful Meditation 6:30pm. Learn Mindfulness Meditation and improve your health and well-being. Based on Buddhist teachings, we practice the fine art of stilling the mind and living in the present moment. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. www.meditationonmarco.org . Contact Patty 415-405-6350. Barbershop Chapter of the Everglades Meetings 7pm. 7721, 800 Neff’s Way, Naples. 4346445. Marco Sportfishing Club 6:30pm. 1st Thurs. Rose History Auditorium,180 S Heathwood Dr. www.marcosportfishingclub.com. Naples Digital Photo Club 7-9pm. 2nd Thurs. DPI-SIG. Discuss digital photography, guest lectures. Open to public. Edison State CollegeCollier Campus, Bldg J, Conference Center, 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy. www.dpi-sig.org . Knights of Columbus Bingo 7pm. Every Thur. Club sponsors Bingo, Spaghetti, Fish Fry Dinners & other events. Funds raised for various charities. John 239-389-5633. www.marcoknights.com FRIDAYSChair Yoga 10:30-11:15am. $7. Fridays Jan 12-March 3. All stretches are done on a chair or with the support of a chair, so it’s great for people who can’t get down on a yoga mat (or back up from one!). East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 413-230-1518 or jean. erlbaum@verizon.net. Chair Yoga Class 11:30am-12:30pm. $10. Flowing with Grace Yoga & Meditation Studio, 6480 Sandalwood Ln N, Naples. 239-8218400. flowingwithgrace@earthlink.net. wix. com/naplesfl/flowingwithgrace. Grief Support Group 1-2pm. Anyone who’s lost a loved one encouraged to attend. Learn coping skills, share experiences & get support. San Marco Parish Catholic Church Office Bldg. Carolyn Katchmar, Lic. Clinical Therapist, 239394-1784. Caregiver Support Group 1-2pm. 3rd Friday of the month. 5/3 Bank Conference Room, 650 E. Elkcam Circle. Doctor’s Clinic 1:30-4:30pm. Dr. Kirk Demartino sees patients in Everglades City, clinic behind Fire Station. Medicare & insurance accepted. 239-642-5552. Resort/Business Open Gym Basketball Night 6:30-8pm. Marco business and resort employees (adults) invited to play. Greater Marco Family YMCA Gym, 101 Sandhill Dr. Corvette Club 8pm. Corvettes & muscle cars welcome. Town Center parking lot across from Publix, by Susie’s Diner. Marcoislandcorvettes. com. Olde Marco Inn 8pm. Entertainment in the Lounge. 239-389-0981. SATURDAYSMarco Island Road Runners 6:30-7:30am. All running levels. Free. Mackle Park. 1361 Andalusia Terrace. Chess K-12 9am-12pm. Often chess tournaments with cash & trophy awards are held for students, funded by chess enthusiasts donations. Chess for students enhances their Patience, Focus & Concentration. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Swamp Meditation Class 9-11am. $20/per person. $10/Friends of Corkscrew members. Discover peace and serenity under the canopy of Corkscrew’s ancient forest. Firstt Saturday of the month. 375 Sanctuary Road, Naples. 239348-9151. Art in the Park 10am-4pm. First Sat. Thru April. Art in the Park showcases paintings in oil and acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, and woodworking created by members of the Naples Art Association. www.naplesart. org. 239-262-6517. Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. Our Daily Bread Food Pantry 10am-12pm. Serving community 2nd and 4th Sat. & by appointment. Donations accepted. Volunteers needed, esp. Spanish speakers. 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646 x 225. fbcmarco.com/ ministries/benevolence-food-pantry. Lupus Support Group 10:30am-12pm. 3rd Sat. Learn to live & cope with Lupus, get current information. Marilyn 239-398-4800, Jan 239-389-2749. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club 11:30am. Meeting & luncheon. Eileen 239-595-1761. Local Color Art Gallery Artist Demonstrations 1pm. Every Sat. Resident artists will be doing free demonstrations thru April. Located above Olde Shops of Marco. SUNDAYMIMYC Laser Model Sailing 2-4pm. Come enjoy free model sailing. For more information Call Rocky Cale at 239-642-1825. GENERALAmerican Airlines Kiwi Club Southwest Florida Chapter Barbara summerbid@com cast.net American Legion Post 404 239-642-8928 or 239-564-9894 City of Marco Island cityofmarcoisland.com Everglades Astronomical Society 239-4108192. gator.naples.net/clubs/eas Everglades Mullet Rapper www.everglades mulletrapper.com Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park www.friendsofcollierseminolestatepark.com Friends of Fakahatchee, Inc www.orchid swamp.org Friends of the Museum of the Everglades www.evergladesmuseum.org Friends of Tigertail www.Friendsoftigertail. com City Parks & Recreation Calendar – 239-6420575. www.cityofmarcoisland.com Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation 239394-9285 www.MarcoEagleSanctuaryFounda tion.org Marco Island Chamber of Commerce 239394-7549. marcoislandchamber.org Marco Island Community Sailing Center Rocky Cale 239-642-1825. Marco Island Community TV www.MarcoIs landCommunityTV.com Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation Mem bership & Information PO Box 425, MI, 34146. Dianna Dohm 239-331-0908. mifiresecuefoundation@aol.com. marcofirefoundation.com Marco Island Foundation for the Arts 239642-0015. marcoarts.org Marco Island Library 239-394-3272. mar coislandlibrary.com Marco Island Property Owners 239-9700727 MarcoIslandPropertyOwners.com. Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron 239393-0150. marcosailandpowersquadron.org Marco Island VFW Commander David Gard ner 239-642-4410. Marco Players Theater Group 239-6427270. Themarcoplayers.com Marco Island Yoga Mon, Tues, Wed/5:30pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun/8:30am. $10 suggested donation. Meet at South Beach, just south of the Apollo condominium & Sunset Grille. 201-2141360 or 712-210-3853. Nature Conservancy 239-262-0304. conservancy.org NCH Marco Healthcare Center Auxiliary Volunteer Program 239-393-4058 nchmd.org/ volunteer Pet Loss Support Group Arleen Harris 239394-5576 arleenperrotti@aol.com Reel Kind Fishing 239-249-9878. reelkind fishing.com Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 239-417-6310. rookerybay.org Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) Robin Singer 419-376-1387, Mary Lee Cale, 239-642-1825. samisailor.org. Marco Island Center for the Arts 239-3944221. marcoislandart.org. The Marco Island Historical Society 239389-6447. themihs.org TWA Clipped Wings Club SW Florida Chapter Cheryl Molinarozc@Hotmail.com US Coast Guard Auxiliary Classes Pre-registration required 239642-8406. YMCA 101 Sandhill St. 239394-3144. marcoislandymca. org For Club Meeting information, visit our website. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Classes Pre-registration required 239101 Sandhill St. 239394-3144. marcoislandymca. For Club Meeting informa GOVERNMENT MEETINGS City of Marco IslandAll meetings at City Hall 1st Conference Room, 51 Bald Eagle Dr., unless noted.DECEMBER 25 City Offices Closed. DECEMBER 28 Code Enforcement Magistrate 3pm. Special Called Hearing.JANUARY 3 Beautification Advisory Committee 3-5pm. JANUARY 5 Planning Board Meeting 9am. Capri Christian Church 111 E Hilo St, 239-642-6233 caprichristian church.org Chokoloskee Chur ch of God Demere Ln, 239-695-3735 Copeland Baptist Church 900 Church St, Copeland 239-695-2900 Ever glades Community Church 101 S Copeland Ave, Everglades City 239-695-4787 evergladescommunitychurch.com Fir st Baptist Church 416 School Dr, Everglades City 239-695-3871 The F amily Church 1450 Winterberry Dr 239-394-1646 FamilyChurchMarco. com Goodland Baptist Church 412 Mango Ave, 239-394-7733, 566-9508 Jewish Congr egation of Marco Island 991 Winterberry Dr 239-642-0800 www.marcojcmi.com Lely P resbyterian Church, USA 110 St Andrews Blvd 239-774-6151 Mar co Lutheran Church 525 N Collier Blvd 239-394-0332 marcolutheran.org Mar co Presbyterian Church 875 W Elkcam Circle 239-394-8186 marcochurch.com N ew Life Community Church of God 590 W Elkcam Circle 239-394-3469 newlifemarco.org San Mar co Catholic Church 851 San Marco Rd 239-394-5181 sanmarcochurch.com St. Demetrius Orthodox Church 140 Price St, Naples 239-775-8998 stdemetriusnaples. org St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church 13520 U.S. 41 E N aples 239-417-2084 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 1101 N Collier Blvd 239-394-7242 stmarksmarco.org The Cupbear er Church, an International Charismatic Church The Community Bldg, Mackle Park 239-240-5414 revcbm@aol.com United Church of Marco Island 239-394-6572 ucmarco@comcast. net W esley United Methodist Church 239-394-3734 wesleymarco.com HOUSES OF WORSHIP

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page A43 Successfully closed over 1,800 transaction sides during past 15 years rfntbftnttnntProperty Search or Get Your Property Valuewww.Marco-NaplesRealtySource.comHAPPY HOLIDAYS! Over $1 Billion in Dreams Sold! 3000 Royal Marco Point PH-R $775,000 426 Tarpon Ct $675,000 2000 Royal Marco Point 410 $999,000 1510 Caxambas Ct. $1,699,000 Sandcastle II #1303 $1,149,000 903 Swan Dr $959,000 PENDING POST IRMA PENDING POST IRMA 309 Rookery Ct. $2,000,000 482 Spinnaker Dr. $1,084,000 2000 Royal Marco Point 502 $1,000,000 9640 Firenze Dr. $1,000,000 219 Windbrook Ct $800,000 Gulfwinds E-207 $132,000 Island Manor L-7 $178,000 Factory Bay Boat Slip D-60 $59,900 52nd Ave NE $40,000 Prince #1002 $1,695,000 Marbelle #1701 $1,470,000 Plantation 707 $750,000 1758 Waterfall Ct. $679,000 7076 Peach Blossom Ct $600,000 206 Windbrook Ct. $525,000 886 Park Avenue #502 $335,000 PRICE ADJUSTMENT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page A44 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 Denis SmithREALTOR Nancy Brewer REALTOR Wendy McCarty Mike McCarty REALTOR Selling Fine Properties in Naples & Marco Islandinfo@McCartyFlorida.com • 239-970-3250View the hottest and newest listings in Naples & Marco Island at our website: Wendy McCarty Wendy McCarty Wendy McCarty Wendy McCarty Wendy McCarty Beth Smith REALTOR 330 Seabreeze Dr. | Marco. Exquisite beachfront coastal style residence with panoramic Gulf views. Located in world class Hideaway Beach Club, this grand home boasts 5BR & 4.5 baths, an office with ocean views, elevator, a garage for 6+ automobiles, an outdoor kitchen and private beach side pool & spa! $6,999,000 450 Renard Ct | Marco. Magnificent custom 2-story home on Collier Bay & in Tigertail Beach neighborhood. 4BR/4 full & 2 half baths, an office, a grand two-story living room. Coastal gourmet kitchen, 2nd floor balcony, professionally decorated &designed. Quick direct access to the Gulf! $2,375,000 Lesina 2105 | Hammock Bay. Breathtaking endless views from this decorator ready luxury penthouse in gated Hammock Bay! 3 en-suite bedrooms, crown molding, security cameras & surround sound. Pool with cabanas, spa, BBQ, tennis, guest suites, theater, gathering rooms, fitness center, biking paths, 24 hour guard gate & lobby attendant. $1,075,000 1563 Jamaica Ct | Marco. 140’ of waterfront, S exposure custom built furnished home. 3BR +den, volume ceilings, granite counters, wood cabinets, a 2 sided fireplace, electric storm shutters! Outdoor kitchen, boat dock with 16,000 lb lift. $975,000 Swallows 303 | Marco. 0.1 miles from beach, completely upgraded & renovated spacious 2BR/2BA condo w/ windows on all 4 sides! Pecan wood floors & new carpet, renovated & updated kitchen and baths, impact windows & sliding doors, hurricane shutters too! Large pool, covered parking under the building, lockable extra storage, only 15 residences! $449,000 Beachview F 102 | Marco. Beautifully furnished, immaculately maintained 2BR/2BA updated condo directly across from the beach! Light, bright & spacious w/ new impact glass windows throughout. Upgraded kitchen & baths. Heated community pool, tennis courts, assigned parking, picnic & barbecue area and bike storage. $359,000 1000 Mendel Ave | Marco. Terrific opportunity to purchase this building lot located in the much desired southend of Marco Island! Just a couple of blocks from Marco’s gorgeous crescent beach & walking distance from dining, shopping and the theater. The property is located in a quiet neigh borhood with mostly newer homes $275,000 591 Hammock Ct | Marco. Incredible opportunity to purchase estate residence on SE exposure tip lot on Robert’s Bay with 220 feet of waterfront! The 13’ elevation provides amazing views from nearly every room of this 4,000+ 4BR/4.5BA residence. $2,875,000 1894 Honduras Ave | Marco. 2-story home under construction. 4BR, 4BA & 1 half BA, study & 3-car garage w/ tandem for 4th car. Amish cabinetry, quartz counters, hardwood flooring, 1st fl master BR. 2nd floor w/ 3BR, 2BA & lanai w/ gorgeous views. Outdoor living w/ kitchen & fireplace.New seawall & direct boating access. $2,795,000 1631 Collingswood Ave | Marco. 125’ waterfront south facing homesite in the Estates of Marco. Oversize lot with phenomenal long & wide views of Robert’s Bay! Quick direct boating access to Gulf & River. Build your grand estate home on this site! $2,650,000 813 Giralda Ct | Marco. Long & wide water views. Brand new custom 2-story home. 4,400+ sq ft, 4BR/4.5BA + den & theatre room. Gourmet kitchen, 2 master ensuite BR, elevator, fireplace, 2nd fl full bar area, travertine lanai & pool area – the finest in custom design! $2,499,000 1689 San Marco Rd | Marco. 4 bed/ 4 bath, and 2 additional half baths. 2 Master Suites, one upstairs and one down. Full laundry rooms on both floors. Exceptional bay views stretching as far as Roberts Bay. Seller financing available! $2,295,000 841 Hideaway Circle | Marco. Brand new, West Indies style residence located on an exclusive private site overlooking the lush Hideaway Beach Club golf course! Fabulous gourmet kitchen, living level overlooking large lanai & pool/spa. Great room, spacious master suite, custom features throughout! Enjoy world class country club lifestyle with the finest amenities! $2,299,000 1628 McIlvaine Ct | Marco. Cleared TIP homesite in estates! Nearly 250’ of waterfront, .62 acres & substantial depth to build grand estate home! Western exposure, magnificent sunsets, superb location w/ safe deep water sheltered dockage for a large yacht. $1,350,000 681 Crescent St | Marco. Extraordinary Bay views, water direct lot in Tigertail Beach area! Southern exposure, low traffic area, quiet street & perfect for dream home of 5,000 sq ft! Giant parcel, huge Bay views, new 92’ seawall & room for a yacht! $1,039,000 451 Spinnaker Dr. | Marco. Tigertail Beach area home w/ views of Clam Bay! 3BR/2BA, new tile roof, exterior paint, pool pavers, carpeting and renovated kitchen and baths. Boat dock & lift, extra wide waterway, minutes to Collier Bay by boat! Potential to be a great rental, yet ready for immediate occupancy, no rentals set up. $1,019,000 1050 Dana Ct | Marco. Outstanding opportunity! Oversized corner lot to build your waterfront dream home! Large enough to build a home w/ 3 car garage! Newer seawall, Western exposure, beautiful Marco sunsets, close proximity to beach. Quick access to Gulf through extra large Landmark Waterway. $495,000 449 Waterleaf Ct | Marco. Beautiful converging waterway views from this centrally located cleared building lot with new seawall! Quiet street with newer homes. Boaters will delight in the quick access to the Gulf through Smokehouse Bay where you can stop to dine and shop. New Smokehouse Bridge allows for higher 16 ft clearance for larger boat access, too! $455,000 Lido Club B 3 | Marco. This low-density hidden gem has it all! Great 1st floor, furnished 2/2 unit walking distance to Marco’s south beach entrance. Direct boat access & less than 10 minutes to the Gulf. Oversized lanai for entertaining! Tile on diagonal & laminate flooring. Small pet allowed. Docks available for lease with best lease terms on the Island. $450,000 730 Kendall Dr | Marco. Cleared, private vacant lot ready to build your home. Terrific location near Tigertail Beach & Hideaway Beach, surrounded by beautiful homes, large enough for home w/ 3-car garage, too. Western exposure & sewer assessment paid! $265,000

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Husband and wife duo, Debbie and Roy Eaton have been together for 40 years. See how to make Baklava on page B2 Photos by Samantha HustedNaples resident and Coastal Breeze News contributor Roy Eaton is paying homage to his mother Stefanie in the form of a cookbook. “Welcome to Stefanie’s Kitchen” offers readers a collection of his mother’s many Greek and American recipes. Coastal Breeze News met up with Roy and his wife Debbie to learn more about his upcoming book, baking baklava, and his mother, who inspired it all. “Welcome to Stefanie’s Kitchen” follows the life of Stefanie Eaton, born in Mystic, Connecticut in 1917. Her parents were Greek immigrants, making Stefanie a rst-generation American. Growing up, she worked in her family’s restaurant, the College Diner, which specialized in Greek, Mediterranean, and American cuisine. This is where she developed her culinary intuition. Stefanie left her family home at the age of 16 and eventually met her husband, LeRoy, a man of Dutch/English decent. Their union was met with controversy, as it was a marriage outside of her faith. N onetheless they started building their small family. Throughout much of her life, Stefanie toed the line between Greek tradition and a desire for Americanization. The recipes in Roy’s book reect her multicultural upbringing. For example her American dishes include “Coca Cola Cake” and powdered donuts. Her Greek recipes offer tiropita, moussaka, spanakopita and, of course, baklava. Roy remembers his mother as an avid baker and a creative chef. She was so talented, that local, upscale restaurants purchased and served her pies to their customers. F amily life revolved around the kitchen, which was was always open to friends or anyone with an empty stom ach. In the prologue to his cookbook Roy writes that his mother’s “cookery , generous manner, outgoing demeanor, sense of humor and hospitality regular ly brought together family and friends who loved her cooking and enjoyed her company.” Though a well-rounded chef in her own right, Stefanie excelled when it came to desserts. She especially loved making American pies and Greek pastries for birthdays, holidays, and her church’s annual Greek bazaar. While she took joy in sharing her culinary creations, she staunchly protected the nuances of her recipes. She was traditional in that way. When Stefanie died in 1994 she left behind those recipes, many of which were written sporadically on index cards. For years Roy has held on to them. The idea of a cookbook has always itched at the back of his mind. But it never seemed like the right time. But last year Roy once again stumbled upon her catalogue of recipes. He decided it was now or never. After nearly 25 years, his mother’s creations are nally coming back to life. “I didn’t think she’d want this to pass with her and disappear,” Roy said. “I thought she’d want it to be out there for other people to enjoy her recipes.” In his search through her catalogues of index cards, Roy says he found over 200 original recipes. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. Many of her dishes were done completely by memory. Roy writes “I thought it would be an honor to produce a book of her creations as a lasting legacy to the woman who enjoyed life and loved to cook and please others.”There are four separate recipes for baklava in “Welcome to Stefanie’s Kitchen.” We chose to make the most traditional. Baklava is one of the oldest recipes in the world. The sweet pastry’s origins are difcult to trace, though many different regions claim ownership. It’s made using thin layers of phyllo (or lo) dough and chopped walnuts. The dessert is held together using a combination of butter and a sweet, sticky syrup. Baking baklava is an involved process. It takes precision, time, and a whole lot of patience. Roy’s wife Debbie walked me through the steps, giving me tips here and there. For instance, she placed a brown paper bag over the baklava for the last 20-30 minutes of baking, so the outside didn’t get too brown. She also explained that while you should be gentle with the phyllo dough, it’s not a big deal if it breaks while you’re layering it. The only layer that really counts is the top. She was also liberal with the butter, which created a crispy, golden outer nish. Though baking a baklava is no walk in the park, it’s 100 percent doable for the beginning baker. Just make sure to set aside a few hours to get the job done. “Welcome to Stefanie’s Kitchen” will be available for purchase in 2018. Roy in tends to donate all proceeds to charity. Stay tuned for more information on its release. Cooking with Debbie was a blast. A special thank you to the Eatons for welcoming me into their home and teaching me how to bake the perfect baklava. For more books by Roy Eaton visit www.booksbyroyeaton.com. Welcome to Stefanie’s KitchenA new cookbook by author Roy Eaton By Samantha Husted SubmittedRoy Eaton’s mother Stefanie was a prolific home chef. Roy’s cookbook showcases her recipes.Available for purchase in 2018. Cover design by Christina Hicks.HOW TO MAKE ONE OF STEFANIE’S BAKLAVA RECIPES B/2

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Page B2 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 INGREDIENTS 2 lb. walnuts per package of phyllo 2 tsp. cinnamon tsp. nutmeg lemon cup sugar instructions.DIRECTIONSStep 1: Walnut Filling Step 2: The Syrup INGREDIENTS 3 cups water 3 cups sugar Juice from lemon DIRECTIONSBoil 3 cups water, 1 or 2 cinnamon heat for about 10-12 minutes. Then cook 5 to 10 minutes more. Chill thoroughly. (Leave lemon in syrup overnight STEP 3: Layer & Bake tering, sprinkle the nut mixture over the each layer. Do enough nut layers as you have nuts for. Then put 10-12 sheets of phyllo layers on top (making sure to but over the hot baklava. Let baklava cool in the refrigerator overnight before serving. Baklava from B/1 Photos by Larry Caruso239-260-3330 Wendy Happney239-398-1037 Angelica Andrews239-595-7653 Brand-New custom built home. 4 Bedrooms plus den. with pool, spa, & summer kitchen. Eastern exposure. 181 COLUMBUS WAY | $1,350,000 *Experience is the Difference THE CARUSO TEAM 239-394-9191www.carusoteam.com Beautiful water direct access home on Isles of Capri. Wide bay views. 3 bedrooms, top of the line kitchen, family room, hardwood & tile 419 SAN JUAN AVENUE | $799,000 Impeccable spacious turn-key furnished beachfront condo. Beautiful Gulf, Beach & City Views. bath. SW Exposure. Great Amenities. DUCHESS #1103 | $800,000 front Condo. SW exposure. Tile throughout. Impact Glass. Great Amenities. SANDCASTLE I #103 | $625,000 Great water indirect lot with southern unit 7. Access south through Caxambas Pass to the Gulf of Mexico. Close to beach,YMCA & Mackle Park. 1065 DILL COURT | $400,000 screened lanai, pool & spa. Adjacent lot also for sale. 370 COTTAGE COURT | $777,000

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e B3 Call Jim McGregor, Broker 239.398.8200 CELL jim@4salemarco.com 291 SOUTH COLLIER BLVD239.642.9200800.377.9299 6706 Mill Run Naples SOLD 665 Spinnaker Drive SOLD Grandview 505 633 Hernando Drive SOLD SOLD 8023 Players Cove #6-201 SOLDSUSSEX #505 SOLD South Seas Tower 4 #501 SOLD Sussex #304San Marco Residences #407 SOLD SOLDAQUARIUS #D4 SOLD 1699 Mcilvaine SOLD Smokehouse Bay Club #826 SOLD Beachview #G-203 SOLD 10 Turquoise Avenue SOLD Sussex 403 SOLD Seabreeze G10 SOLD 1241 Laurel Court SOLD SOLDCourt of Palms #B-6 Estuary of Marco 4-101 SOLD 1650 Galleon SOLD San Marco Residences #306A SOLD7802 Martino, Naples SOLD SOLDSussex #303 SOLDSussex #201 SOLDSan Marco Residences 332 Lamplighter SOLD SOLD SOLDSussex 307ESTUARY #2-102 Great location! Walking distance to Residents’ Beach. Spacious two story townhouse, 2 BD, 1.5 BA with views of the tropical landscape from screened lanai. Buyer must honor current rentals.ISLAND MANOR #P-14 $180,000 walks right out to pool. Large screen enclosed lanai overlooking canal. Over 2,100 sqft.1100 CARA COURT $625,000 just a short walk from Residents’ Beach & multiple restaurants. decorated and has been upgraded.SEABREEZE #C-6 $180,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an open kitchen, beautiful granite countertops & stainless steel appliances.1411 9TH ST. SW, NAPLES $320,000 carpeted bedrooms, screened lanai & detached 1 car garage. Club membership included, optional golf.MEADOWS #1502, NAPLES $250,000 This unit is a must see. The owner renovated just about everything. There is a brand new kitchen including cabinets, granite countertops, new appliances and more.ESTUARY I #5-104 $215,000 unit. Stainless appliances, across from the community pool. Owner/agent. Award winning 8355 WHISPER TRACE #102 $170,000 Location doesn’t get better than this on the South end of the Island! Charming 3 bedroom /2 bath, partially furnished, tons of storage! Walking distance to the beach!SOUTHERN BREEZE #206 $395,000 Move right in to this light and bright, 2BR/2BA tastefully furnished condo with Gorgeous views of the Marco River. Located right in the heart of Olde Marco.VILLE DE MAR-W #B-403 $310,000Great location near South Beach. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo shows well, tastefully furnished. Remote controlled hurricane shutters on lanai, undercover parking, storage room next to parking, social room & pool.ISLAND CLUB #3-8 $340,000 PENDING Beautiful views from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished condo. Amenities include guard gated entry, access to the Gulf & beach, tennis courts, chickee hut, kayak storage, boat docks with slip rentals, bocce courts, barbecue grills & heated swimming pool overlooking the Bay.SOUTH SEAS EAST #B-208 $350,000 This unit has been completely redone from top to bottom. New tile, new kitchen & bathrooms, new paint & baseboards, new cabinets, granite countertops & a new backsplash. New stainless steel appliances, new washer and dryer just off the kitchen, new hot water heater and new air conditioning unit.SOUTH SEAS NORTH #A-501 $425,000 2 bedroom 2 bath in the popular Water’s Edge condo! Watch the boats go by from the on-site Tiki hut while laying poolside that overlooks the pass! Located just a half a mile away from the South Beach access point. Walk on down to take in the beautiful white, sandy beaches of Marco Island! WATER’S EDGE #C-103 $375,000 REDUCED REDUCED PENDING PENDING The CDD is paid in full on this TURNKEY FURNISHED home! Great Rental History! Over 2100 sqft with volume ceilings. Tray ceilings, plantation shutters & natural gas line which is great for cooking. EXTENDED OUTDOOR SPACE!9068 CHERRY OAKS TRAIL $590,000 Open up the doors from your private elevator and notice the picturesque view of the natural habitat surrounding Hammock Bay. Upgraded LED lights, crown molding in the great room, new dryer in 2016, new HVAC system in 2015 and new hot water heater in 2016.LESINA #703 $550,000Welcome to tower 4, unit 605 in beautiful South Seas Club. The views from this unit are jaw dropping. Facing SW, enjoy the sun for much of the day on the lanai. The unit overlooks the pool. SOUTH SEAS #4-605 $450,000

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Page B4 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018I had several requests from my female clientele (Gosham I allowed to say that without major political correctness fallout?) to republish this article from two years ago. Just like two years ago It is astound ing the amount of ne jewelry sales that take place in just the rst two weeks of December! It may have been my column that either woke up or possibly humiliated (and most certainly embarrassed) some of the island’s menfolk by mentioning the dismal offerings to loved ones from recent Christmas pasts. My apologies for the wakeup call, but it was time to stop the holiday trend of giving a stuffed envelope or a worthless electronic gift or cell phone that would break or be obsolete in three months. It is time to revive giving quality gold jewelry gifts of sub stance. (Somebody had to say it!) So now , offering my gratitude is in or der, despite the fact that since May, Island Plaza, where I am located, has resembled the bombed-out city of Berlin in 1945. Then stir in Hurricane Irma and shake and tear some stuff a bit, and it’s a wonder I’m still in busi ness! I’m optimistic that the rest of the month will go well. I remodeled the shop just before Irma’s grand entrance, creating a dramatic setting to showcase the quality of jewelry I am offering for Christmas gift giving. Diamond earrings of all sizes, from $995 to several thousands; once again two years later, round diamonds surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds are in great demand, and so are simple three pronged “Martini” stud earrings. And bless my lucky stars, some thing I never thought I’d see in my lifetime, folks are actually buying nice quality gold jewelry again, instead of selling everything they owned in the “We buy gold” decade. The “have-to-have” jewelry gift of this Christmas season notice I said “Christ mas” because that’s what it always was to me and my family and friends, politically correct or not. (A “holiday” tree? “Holiday” elves? I’ll spare you my comment on this subject.) Christmas Nativity, Christmas cheer! Christmas carols! Christmas trees! Christmas shopping! Christmas parties! Christmas presents! It’s Christmas For St. Nick’s sake! Sorry, back to the subject of “have-tohave” jewelry gifts. For two holiday sea sons in a row the two-stone diamond ring has been promoted on TV . It’s the rst week of December as I sit here writing this arti cle, and I have had several inquiries about the “together ring.” I am currently putting together a very special two-stone ring, de signed in 18 kt. white gold, with a ne onecarat brilliant cut diamond and a one-carat Ceylon sapphire. And for those gentlemen who are still befuddled on what to get her, a great last minute gift is my selection of “Marco Angels” created in silver or gold, which can be encrusted with diamonds or gemstones. And every island woman would love our special and exclusively designed “Marco bracelet,” in silver or gold or both, and my lat est Marco pendant. I am reminiscing about Christmas seasons past (my ghosts you might say) and I’m trying to relate to my son Andrew (who, by the way , is perturbed because he is slaving at the bench in the workshop, pushing out Christmas gift orders as I sit here writing). Andrew has no idea what being a goldsmith/diamond setter was like forty years ago or what I still call the “Gold en Age” when I was around his age. It all started right after Halloween, sev en days a week, working at the bench twelve to fteen hours a day , working like one of Santa’s deranged and disheveled elves. I re member one year I was too tired to leave the city (Boston) to even drive home, so I slept a few hours behind the showcase, then to my surprise the next morning appeared. I sort of bathed in my tiny shop sink, but I wasn’t looking too pretty. Thank heavens it was Christmas Eve morning! What amazes me even today, is how my uncles and I lled the hundreds of custommade jewelry orders we received not just from our own clientele but also from many of the prestigious jewelry stores we serviced in the city of Boston and the surrounding cities and towns. I can’t honestly remember my baptism by re or my rst year of getting every order done for the season, or else! I was helping at the young age of twelve, and before I knew it, I was running my own shop and business by the time I was eighteen! All I can remem ber was being dog tired for two months and thinking, “How am I going keep up the pace my uncles set?” (My eldest uncle was in his late sixties!) These guys were like senior ener gizer rabbits. How did they do it? W e created beautiful, handmade pieces from scratch out of gold and platinum set with diamonds of all shapes and sizes. I can recall several times I would fall asleep at the bench only to have a wet towel thrown at the back of my head to revive me... Fun times? Black coffee was coursing through my veins back then. I would spend hours setting diamonds in every kind of piece of jewelry you could imag ine. My hands were red raw and would on occasion cramp and become useless. It was a different time then; P eople did not come in a couple of days before Christmas looking for a special custom order. If they did, they would only be laughed at, because even if they of fered all the money in the world for us to do it, we could not squeeze in another order . Every minute was taken, there was simply no time left. No one slept more than a few hours. I commuted more hours than I slept, some times not knowing if it was sunrise or sunset. Kodak moments at my mom and dad’s house on Christmas Eve were pictures of yours truly passed out on the couch, eggnog in hand, while my kids, nieces and nephews tore open a few early Christmas presents. I would sleep in a coma most of Christ mas Day. “Oh look! Santa brought pajamas for Dad!” A golden, Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah Good health and a prosperous N ew Y ear to all! Richard Alan is a designer/goldsmith and owner of The Harbor Goldsmith at Is land Plaza and welcomes your questions about all that glitters. Contact him at 239394-9275 or harborgoldsmith@comcast. net, or visit his informative website at www . harborgoldsmith.com. 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Page B6 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 “Wonder” is based on the 2012 bestselling novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. The story follows August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a fth-grade boy with a facial disguration due to a rare medical deformity. After spending most of his life homeschooled, his mother (Julia Roberts), deciding that her son needs to experience the real world, enrolls Auggie in the Beecher Prep Middle School. At rst, he’s timid towards the idea, but after some encouragement from his mother and father (Owen Wilson), he agrees to go. Unfortu nately, tting in is an arduous task when you’re the one who stands out in a crowd. Making friends and dealing with bullies is going to prove difcult for little Auggie, but with the support of his parents, and his sis ter Via (Izabela Vidovic), he’ll show them that there’s no shame in standing out when you were born to shine. If I could play the devil’s advocate, I ad mit that I originally had little interest in this lm. With only a brief summary of the plot alone, my hopes weren’t all that high, de spite the story’s good intentions. Because let’s be honest for just a moment, how many times have we read or seen a story with the lessons, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or, “It’s what’s inside that matters”? All im portant messages certainly, but messages that have been done in hundreds of sto ries: “The Elephant Man,” “Mask,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and the list goes on. Then again, given the state of cur rent events, it’s a lesson people seem to be forgetting. Despite my skepti cism, however, “Wonder” proved to be a remarkable and uplifting lm that does justice to these messages. While I’m certain changes were made from the original novel, the minor alterations do not take away from the overall ow and feel of the narrative, or to be more accurate, narratives. While Auggie is the main star and focus of the story, he isn’t the only character we follow. The overall lm takes time out from one narrative to offer another view with a different character. In one part of the story, we’re following Auggie as he explains his thoughts and expe riences in school, while in another we’re following his older sister Via as she gives her own narration regard ing her feelings of neglect. What I loved most about this is how real the narrations felt. They don’t sound like the characters are just reading lines from a script, they feel real and authentic, like we’re actually hearing their thoughts; which only serves to humanize the characters. For such a young boy, Jacob Tremblay does a beautiful job portraying August Pullman. Keep in mind that the young star is trying to portray a timid and depressed character, while working with a large amount of make-up and effects that went into producing his disgured face. It’s something even the most experienced actors have struggled with, but Jacob makes it work for his character. While there are other stars who deserve praise for their efforts, the one who stands out from the rest is the lovely Julia Roberts. Fans of her work will absolutely adore her in the role of Isabel Pullman, Auggie’s mother. If I could put her performance into one word, it would be: “awless.” A superb job for her role as a tired but loving mother trying to raise two children, one who possesses feelings of neglect, while the other possesses a disgured face who fears persecution and maltreatment from his fellow students. “W onder” is rated PG for mild language and thematic elements including bullying. Despite the rating, whether or not this lm will appeal to your child is a matter of perspec tive. If you’re looking for an uplifting lm with a strong story that shows children it’s okay to stand out and be different, or show them how wrong it is to bully others for their imperfections, then “Wonder” will be a good choice for them. With or without children, however, this is a lm even adults will enjoy for its presentation, delivery, and inspiring story with a strong positive message. Which is why the nal score for “Wonder” is an 8.5 out of 10. Marco Island resident and avid moviegoer, Matthew Mendisana is a Lynn University alumnus. While he possesses a bachelor’s degree in science, it’s the arts that attracted his attention. 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Page B8 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia, spoke in Bonita Springs recently for a fundraising event ben etting the Alzheimer’s Support Network of N aples. I’d listened to tapes of Teepa Snow on various subjects, but to see her in person is to see the force of her personality, the en ergy and passion she brings to working with those who have dementia and the wisdom she imparts to caregivers and all in the au dience. With her on stage was her daughter, Amanda Bulgarelli, who participated with Teepa in various role plays. One minute Teepa is a dementia patient distracted because a little boy needs rescuing, while in another, she’s a caregiver telling her spouse who is recently deprived of driving, that yes, she’s driving today but she wants his help to cue her if she goes the wrong way. “If you take something away,” she said, “you give something back.” Along with the role plays, Teepa educated listeners about dementia. “At the end stage with Alzheimer’s disease, only one-third of the brain is left. If my left side is more damaged, I repeat things. What remains strong,” she said, “despite brain decline, is music, rhythm, and prayer.” Early on she asks, “Can the person with dementia change? No, we have to change.” This was the overarching theme of Teepa’s performance, helping the caregiver change to make life better for both the dementia patient and the caregiver. Teepa Snow is a graduate of Duke Uni versity and received her MS degree from the University of N orth Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has worked as an occupational therapy director in a head injury facility, a clinical specialist in geriatrics for a Vet eran’s Administration Medical Center, and a therapist and restorative care coordinator for long-term care facilities. Her hands-on caregiving experience includes providing direct care in rehabilitation settings. Teepa’s company, Positive Approach to Care, LLC, was founded in 2005 and “offers education to family and profes sional care partners all over the world. Her training is available through video, online education, and in-person train ing and consultation.” Teepa’s daughter, Amanda, is COO of the Approach to Care team. Other team members are listed on their website, teepasnow.com. Teepa’s advocacy for understanding those with dementia was evident in her vibrant role play and teaching. She stated, “The last part of the brain to develop is the executive brain center that receives incoming data. When it functions well we can reach logical, rational conclusions. But when it is not working, as in the person with advanced dementia, he cannot take in the whole situation.” Also, if the hippocampus is declining in a person, “he may go somewhere and not know how to get back. Or he may not remember when he went to the bathroom or where it is or may not recognize home be cause he is looking for his childhood home or the home when his children were young.” “Will the caregiver be able to connect with someone with Alzheimer’s disease?” she asked. Not in the advanced stage. That person is lost in time, place, and in relationship. You can ask her, “I’m having a hamburger for lunch, what do you want? Well, I don’t know.” “At that point, an eighty or ninety-year-old with the disease might be compared to an 18 month-old child or a three-year-old. The difference is, the child has self-awareness. Self awareness has disappeared for the person with dementia.” F or example, “when a person with dementia has a urinary tract infection and testing for it is not conclusive, the de mentia person’s brain does not recognize there is an infection. His brain is saying, ‘I don’t know I have it.’” To caregivers, she suggests saying, “I’m trying to live with dementia in my life.” Teepa emphasized this because when a loved one has dementia, the whole family is affected. All “have dementia in their lives.” Teepa repeated the four skills possible if the front part of the brain is not damaged. One can be logical, reasonable, rational, and reach conclusions. But sometimes overworked caregivers will ask, “Why can’t I remember things?” Teepa tells them, look in the mirror: “You’re old, so Caregivers Learn Importance of Change DIMENSIONS OF DEMENTIAShirley Woolaway Teepa with an audience member at one of her presentations. 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B9try learning something new every day that’s visual, verbal, has movement. Partner danc ing is very good for the brain if you’re partner is still able to dance. It’s good exercise, and the physical contact is important too.” “Caregiving is not a job description for those who are perfect. If being perfect is im portant for you, nd another job. It’s by mak ing mistakes that you nd what you need to do.” Teepa suggested caregivers say, “I can’t x the dementia but I can support my spouse, mother, father with it.” Teepa compared an aging body with dementia to an RV that is breaking down. It’s dented, has rust spots, the uid leaks, and the carburetor stops working. This can be true for caregivers too, not just those with demen tia. “We need white space on our calendars and our bodies need rest, because now, as a caregiver you are in charge of two aging RVs. You may say, ‘I want my life back.’ Or you may let that go and celebrate what is in front of you asking what could we try rather than what we’ve been doing.” In addition to helping caregivers change to meet the demands of the patient with de mentia, she emphasized getting assistance. “All caregivers say, ‘I don’t need any.’” But, caregivers, Teepa said, can lose ten years of their life when stress is not dealt with adequately. She suggests the caregiver spend less and less time with a loved one as his dis ease progresses (while he is cared for by oth ers) with the bonus for the caregiver that she can love him more. T eepa continuously sprinkled her talk with little gems of knowledge. For example, a person with advanced dementia will possibly have speech issues as they lose the ability to hear sharp consonants. They may hear only the vowel sounds and not be able to under stand another’s speech. They may have visual issues. When a person doesn’t see well, offer them your hand. With your hand under her hand you can both help to button her blouse, brush her hair. To help him decide what shirt to wear, use, “this or that.” For example, “Which shirt do you want to wear today, the red or the blue one?” Or at bedtime, “Do you want to sleep on the couch or in bed?” Teepa Snow’s online site has a wealth of information, much of it in video clips on vari ous subjects. In several, she demonstrates the technique of a caregiver’s hand under the hand of the person with dementia. In an other, how to overcome the fear of water and bathing by introducing the idea of a spa treat ment for a woman’s dry skin, and also, one on responding to challenging behavior . In your online searches, don’t fail to check out Teepa’s feather, that of the pea cock. When a peacock is aroused it is a guardian and defender of all that is within. “Its high prole helps others recognize that causing harm within that space is not permit ted.” Teepa’s commitment is to help all see that “it is NOT okay to take over, to demand compliance, to ignore dangerous situations, to use habits that are no longer effective, or to allow an agenda to come between those who care for one another,” when relating to one with dementia. The Positive Approach feather serves as a symbol of “just right” care. When thinking about my interactions when caring for my late husband and mother, both with Alzheimer’s disease, I remember coming on a little strong at times. Dental care was one of the issues of contention with both. I could have used a peacock feather then to remind me to tread lightly, with love. Actually, that’s not a bad reminder for any relationship.Shirley Woolaway has an M. Ed. in coun seling and worked in journalism, in business, and as a therapist in Pennsylvania. She has 25 years personal experience with dementia as a caregiver for family members with Alzheimer’s disease, and nine years as the coordinator of an Alzheimer’s Association memory loss/ caregiver support group, earlier in Pennsylvania and now on Marco Island. We believe that Shirley’s insights will prove helpful to many of our readers. For help on all aspects of Alzheimer’s dis ease and other dementias call the national Alzheimer’s Association condential, 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 or the local Bonita Springs ofce at 239-405-7008 for care consults and support group information. Also helpful with local educational programs, workshops, and support groups, is the Naples Al zheimer’s Support Network, 239-262-8388. Teepa and her team members show some caregiving skills. TOURISM B/11Visitors to Collier County in October contributed over $1.2 million in tourist tax revenue paid on overnight stays in hotels, short-term vacation rentals and campgrounds. That’s an 11.35% increase over October 2016 collections. Numbers for occupancy, average daily rate for hotel rooms and rentals, and revenue per average room were also on the plus side. The jump in tax collections may seem incongruous considering the lingering after effects of Hurricane Irma until you consider the one-percent increase in the tourist development tax on lodging paid by visitors, which went from 4 to 5 percent as of September 1. When October 2017 tourist tax collections were recalculated at the comparable 4 percent rate, there would be a drop of 6.58 percent. 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Page B10 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Kathy Curtis, a middle aged grandmother, came here to retire. Now she nds herself chairing one of the most ambitious relief efforts in Goodland’s history. Since early November, she has been working from a makeshift ofce in the copy room of the Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC) in Marco Island. She puts in 40plus hour weeks coordinating the services of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR, founded in 1940, has been devoted to easing conditions, around the world for victims of catastrophic disasters. They have responded to disasters around the world. In response to Hurricane Charley , in 2004, UMCOR established a Florida chapter, FLUMC, with headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. On Sunday, September 10, 2017, much of the nation watched, transxed, as Hur ricane Irma, after plowing a path of destruction in the Caribbean, took dead aim at Southwest Florida. One week later, the rst crew of UMCOR’s relief personnel (all volunteers) arrived in Goodland. Pas tor Kirk Dreiser, of Marco’s Wesley UMC became the point man. “Goodland was hit harder than any place I’ve seen,” said Drei ser, “I was appalled by the utter devastation and chaos which I saw.” Dreiser asked for help from UMCOR and got it quickly. On September 17, a construction crew from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, brought in heavy equipment and began cutting and removing downed trees from the streets of Goodland. They stayed for a week, sleeping on cots at the church and being fed by parishioners. On November 18, UMCOR brought in a second cleanup crew (plus two dumpsters), to clean up the detritus left over from the rst cleanup. Fourteen volunteers came over from West Palm Beach. They recruited and organized local volunteers. The crews went “street by street” bagging the debris, followed by residents on golf carts who deposited the bags in the dumpsters. By the end of the day, both dumpsters had been lled to capacity. Dreiser contacted GCA President, Greg Bello, to see what additional assistance UMCOR could provide. A lot as it turned out. The GCA was raising money for relief (over $40 K had come in), but lacked the expertise to see that the funds were Kathy Curtis Comes to Call GOODLAND LIFE By Barry Gwinn Photos by Barry Gwinn Kathy Curtis, UMCOR’s Disaster Case Manager, at work in her church office. Curtis, at Goodland’s Holiday Bazaar, hands out relief applications and answers questions. She is talking to a petitioner, who for confidentiality purposes, is not pictured. Pastor Kirk Dreiser and some of the “flood buckets” he asked for at the outset. After the storm, he asked UMCOR to send buckets with cleaning supplies. The buckets were disbursed from the Goodland Community Center. Wesley United Methodist Church– ground zero for coordination of Goodland relief efforts. UMCOR volunteers unload debris bags at the Community Center. UMCOR volunteers during second cleanup on November 18.Now a major player in Goodland’s recovery • Pottery • Palms • Statuary • Annuals • • Shrubs • Benches • Fruit Trees • • Fountains • Fertilizer • Bird Baths • • Sea Wall Stone • Mailboxes •Island Garden Center is the one stop shop for all of your landscaping needs. Specializing in Landscaping Renovations!$20 OFF on purchase of $100 or moreMust present coupon at time of purchase. One coupon per customer. Expires 01-04-2018 1882 San Marco Road • Marco Island, FL 34145 • 239-394-1123Open Monday Friday 8am-5pm & Saturday 8am-2pm Follow us on Facebook! • www.MarcoIslandGardenCenter.com

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B11distributed equitably. Dreiser brought in Pam Garrison and Laura Ice, ofcials from FLUMC HQ in Lakeland. The 3 of them, along with Kathy Curtis, showed up at the October 17, GCA Town Meeting. They explained that FLUMC would be administering the process whereby hurricane victims could apply for and receive a measure of relief for their losses. UMCOR had well established protocols for this, they said. Shortly thereafter, Kathy Curtis, a parishioner at Dreiser’s church was appointed Disaster Case Manager for Marco Island and Goodland. Most of her efforts have been centered in Goodland. Curtis had been attending Dreiser’s church since 2015 and proceeded to volunteer in church activities. When Irma hit, she let it be known, that she wanted to help. Her biography reected extensive management experience. The clincher came when GCA treasurer, Jim Inglis, for whom Curtis had worked, personally recommended her for the job. “Kathy has a passion for this sort of thing,” said Dreiser, “Because Goodland had been so devastated, UMCOR awarded [Marco Island/Goodland] their own position of Disaster Case Manager. Kathy was the obvious choice.” The award came with a six-month grant to hire the full time disaster case manager. After a crash course in disaster case management in Lakeland, Curtis was ready to assume her duties. They are daunting. At a subsequent Goodland Town Meeting she told the packed house, what she hopes to accomplish. “We are trying to identify all of those [Goodlanders] who are in need of help getting back on their feet and into their homes,” she said, “Our goal is to ll the gaps in your recovery process, and get you back to near normal as soon as possible.” She explained that Goodlanders needing help would be identied through receipt of Community Request Forms, many of which were passed out at the meeting. After that, Curtis said she would contact and interview the petitioners, after which a determination would be made as to what could be done for them. UMCOR has access to an expanding list of service providers, which can provide everything from cash to labor and materi als for repairs. The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and Goodland Relief Fund, are but a few of the dozens available. The community request forms were emailed to the GCA membership on November 24, and paper copies were mailed to all 385 Goodland P.O. box holders on December 7. The process has been emotional and stressful for Curtis, who in 1992 lost her own house in Southeast Florida to Hur ricane Andrew. “These folks are over whelmed when they show up at their houses and are unable to live in them,” she says, “They have no place to go. Some have been moved to tears [during the in terview].” As of this writing, Curtis has 21 active cases, and the requests are still rolling in. Curtis’s days have been packed with meetings, interviews, emails, and phone calls. “Each day I discover still more resources that we can offer to [Goodland ers],” she says. Right now, Curtis is look ing for a construction coordinator, whose job it will be to estimate reconstruction costs for each petitioner’s residence. “We will send these estimates to [appropriate resources], to give them an idea of what’s needed,” she says, “We are trying to maxi mize every dollar we have.” So much to do and so little time to do it, but Curtis is fully invested in what she is doing. She has the backing and condence of UMCOR, and just as important, of Pas tor Kirk Dreiser as well. As the pastor says, “Disaster relief is what Methodists do well.” Barry was a practicing attorney before he worked as a Special Agent of the FBI for 31 years. Barry worked for several government agencies another ten years before retiring to Goodland in 2006. Bar ry is presently the Secretary of the Goodland Civic Association. Some of the local residents who came to help with the cleanup. Submitted Photo Tourism from B/9 Approximately 1,600 lodging units were still closed in October for either post-Irma repairs or planned renovations. Total visitation for October decreased 11.3 percent to 139,100, but with the smaller number of available rooms, the occupancy level rose to 79.3 percent, a 6.2 percent increase. “There was a 3.2 percent increase in average daily rate for rooms over Octo ber 2016, fueled by high demand from returning visitors and post-hurricane workers,” said Jack Wert, executive di rector of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Hoteliers were pleased to see that revenue per average room increased 9.2 percent, a big help to them considering the revenue they lost while properties were closed due to damages and wait ing for power to return.” Even with tourism visitation and spending decreases in September and October due to Irma, the 2017 year-todate visitor statistics show only slight negative impact. Total visitation January through October is 1,477,600, a slight 1.1 percent drop over 2016. Total rooms nights are down by 2.3 percent. On the plus side, total year-to-date di rect visitor spending of $1.4 million and total economic impact from tourism at $1.7 billion are both up 3 percent. When recently surveyed, eight out of every ten, or 81.4% of area lodging managers report their three month forward reservations levels as up or the same compared to last year. “We continue to spread the word through advertising, public relations and social media that our destination is open for business and welcoming visitors, and we’re looking forward to a solid winter visitor season,” said Wert. Dear Customers, We want our community to know if we did not get back to you promptly or not at all we sincerely apologize. At this point, however, we have a fully trained staff in our estimator to your house within 7-10 days. We have tornoff and dried-in 100+ homes and repaired 250+ since the storm. 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Page B12 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Borrowing a line from Jimmy Buffett’s song, “A Sailor’s Christmas,” “ the waterfront is reveling, the season has begun” We are approaching the start of the 2018 season on Marco Island. Within a few days the snowbirds will return and our quiet little island will bustle with visitors from all over looking to enjoy our waterways. They will pursue their adventures on a myriad of vessels, from paddle boards and kayaks to personal watercraft (PWC), sailboats to cruisers and pontoon boats to backwater skiffs. Many of these vessels have been sitting on lifts or in marinas since their owners left Marco last spring. Most will require some form of maintenance to get them ready for use. We encourage all of them to take advantage of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s free Vessel Safety Check (VSC). The VSCs are done by certied vessel examiners on a standard inspection form. The form covers mandatory requirements, such as: State registration documents Proper display of identication numbers on the hull Personal oatation devices Visual distress signals (ares) Fire extinguishers A sound producing device Navigation lights Gasoline powered boats with enclosed engines must have ventilation systems and backre ame control devices. The form also covers recommended safety items, such as: VHF radios Dewatering devices Anchor and line First aid kit GPS The inspectors will also engage in discussions with the boat’s owner for additional items depending on the type of boating activities they plan to pursue. They might even suggest taking a safe boating class to a novice boat owner or one unfamiliar with the waterways around Marco Island. An inspection will typically take from 15 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of your boat. If all mandatory inspection items are in order, the examiner awards a safety inspection decal, which is then afxed to the port or left side of the vessel nearest the helm. The inspection decal is valid from the date of issuance through December 31st for the year printed on the decal. If any deciencies are detected no decal is awarded. However, these deciencies should be corrected to ensure the boater has the necessary equipment to enjoy a safe and pleasurable boating experience. Once the items are xed or replaced, an examiner will return and complete the vessel safety inspection and issue the decal. A VSC does not verify the vessel owner’s boating experience level or training and it does not certify the mechanical or electrical condition of the vessel. It does provide the boat owner with the knowledge that they are in compliance with the boating safety requirements and that in an emergency they will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Flotilla 95’s Staff Ofcer for Vessel Examination, John Moyer, has been asked many times, “Will the decal prevent me from being stopped by law enforcement marine units, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) compliance ofcers, or the US Coast Guard?” “No” is the simple answer. However, it will provide a visual indicator that the boat owner sought an inspection to check their vessel. If you had your boat, kayak or PWC inspected last year or the year previous, do you need to get it checked this year? Absolutely! Some of the items on the checklist have expiration dates, like hand-held ares. As boat owners we sometimes forget the exact expiration date but that will be reviewed during the inspection. This is the number one item for not passing the VSC and one that is simple to resolve. If your ares are outdated, or soon to expire, the examiner will notify you of that deciency and suggest you purchase new ares. V essel registration expiration is another place where the VSC will remind you to renew. This year, our inspectors will also be looking more closely at the re extinguishers on your boat as Kiddie Fire Extinguishers have had a major recall this year. The inspector will let you know if your extinguisher is on the recall list. Most boaters are not aware that their extinguishers also have a replacement date and even if the extinguisher appears to be serviceable, they should be removed from their boat once they reach that expiration date. John Moyer also explained to me that the second most frequent question he receives is, “Will you report me to the police if my boat fails this inspection?” Absolutely Free Vessel Safety Check for Your BoatBOATING SAFETYBy Keith Wohltman Photos by Keith WohltmanFlotilla 95 Vessel Examiner John Moyer checks the expiration date on a hand-held flare. Vessel Safety Check 2018 decal applied to the port side windscreen. Power Stone & Marco Island Sand Jewelry by Dune OPEN DAILY!

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e B13not! The inspection is between the examin er and the boat owner and we are perform ing the inspection so you will be in compli ance. It is for your safety and the safety of your passengers. That is why the decal is presented after you successfully pass the inspection, whether it is on the rst visit or after the boat owner has addressed any deciency . Our goal is to increase boating safety for both the boat owner and the rest of the boating public. How do you schedule a free VSC for your boat? You can contact John Moyer as provided in the information at the end of this column. You can also use the US Coast Guard App on your smartphone by selecting that option. Once submitted, your request will be delivered electroni cally to at least ve certied vessel examin ers in your area. Both the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the P ower Squadron can perform VSCs and the request will go to both organizations. You can also request a VSC by visiting Flotilla 95’s website (uscgauxmarco.org) or through the US Coast Guard Auxiliary VSC website (http:// wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=VDEPT&category=i-want-a-vsc). Take the time to request a VSC and get your boat inspected. For more information about safe boat ing courses, contact Joe Riccio at 239384-7416 or email cgauxcourses@gmail. com. T o schedule a free V essel Safety Check contact John Moyer at 239-248-7078 or jmoyer1528@aol.com or call the Coast Guard Auxiliary Station – Flotilla 95 at 239-394-5911. Interested in joining Flotilla 95, USCG Auxiliary? Call Bob Shmihluk at 215-694-3305. Keith Wohltman retired to Marco Is land from New Jersey, where he spent de cades on the water. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to help make boating safer around Marco and the 10,000 Islands. He has served as the Flotilla Commander and a Coxswain and is currently the Public Affairs Staff Ofcer for Marco Island’s Flotilla 95. Writers attending the December meet ing of the Marco Island Writers (MIW) were asked to introduce themselves and tell what kind of writing they focus on. The variety was astounding. From children’s books, poetry, ction, historical ction, science ction, memoire, non-ction, “bits and pieces” and “a little of everything.” One thing for sure, they are an enthusiastic group, united in crafting the written word. Members and guests meet at the beautiful Marco Island Center for the Arts on the second Wednesday of each month from 6-8 PM. If you can make it there at 5:30 PM, there’s congenial net working and snacking. It’s a great place to gather , surrounded by the art of art center members or exhibiting artists. The business meeting was held promptly at 6 PM, and the following writers were voted to the 2018 MIW Board: P resident Joanne T ailele, Vice-President Michael Meguid, Treasurer Connie Gaertner, Secretary Jenny Weckelman, Farmer’s Market Rich Goldhaber , Anthology Liz N oyes, Anthology Editor Joanne Tailele, Left Bank Art Fest Joanne Tailele. Mem bers-at-Large are Betsy Perdichizzi and Dolores Burton. The group met Bill Green, editor for the Marco Eagle, who presented information about freelancing and the necessary guidelines for submission and quality of writing as well as photographs. The presentation piqued my interest about freelancing, so I contacted V al Si mon, the publisher/editor at the Coastal Breeze N ews (CBN) for their journalism focus and freelancing procedures. The Coastal Breeze News (CBN) fo cuses on information that would be of interest to their readers on Marco Island, Goodland, East N aples and surrounding areas. This newspaper uses only freelance writers. Sometimes, they will ask freelance writers to cover activities they are person ally interested in, like a musical event. The main goal of CBN is to bring a fresh perspective on local news and infor mation. T imelines for submissions to the CBN are nine to ten days before their next edition is published. Contact the CBN for specic publication dates. They are 100% local and 100% independent; everything they do stays local. Staff lives here, works here and plays here. CBN supports local charities and organizations which make this community #marcostrong. When an advertiser supports CBN, they’re also sup porting the Marco Island community. Hey you writers out there! Marco Is land Writers would welcome your partici pation in their group where you would: Meet other authors who have published their books or in process of publishing. Listen to great speakers and increase your knowledge. Have resources about contests and have an opportunity to publish in the Marco Island Writers Anthology, which is sold each Wednesday at the Farmer’s Market and at meetings. Learn from other writers about their experiences, classes and resources they’ve sampled and recommend (or not!). Your $50 annual membership provides reciprocal agreements with the Gulf Coast Writers and Pine Island Writers. So, you could make your New Year happier by attending the next MIW meeting on January 10, 2018. Happy Holidays!Marco Island Writers: Write and LearnWrite and Learn By Jory Westberry Marco Island Writers at the monthly meeting at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Submitted Photo

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Page B14 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Out with the old, in with the newlet’s make resolutionsalways look forward, never look back. These sayings and others are commonly heard this time of year. We will all reect on the past 12 months and try to be our best for 2018. It is an annual tradition. Have you ever sat back and thought if Mother Nature reects on the last four seasons? Will she be making some resolutions along with us? Unfortunately, that won’t happen. There is no January 1st in her calendar, or Christmas or Memorial Day. She just plugs along, one second at a time, adjusting to the seasons, currents and winds. Events like res and hurricanes are just part of her annual routine. Whatever she has in store, the plants and animals will adjust. Most will adapt to change, but a few will not and life will go on. Events like res are necessary and natural. They burn out the underbrush and provide new shoots upon which ani mals feed. Natural phenomenon such as hurricanes, I have not gured out why they are needed. The same could be said for monsoons, typhoons and tornadoes. For the local humans, the anthem “Marco Strong” rang loud and clear when Hurricane Irma slammed into our coastline. The resilience of the human spirit was echoed as the country watched us come together and help one another. Last spring, as wildres decimated a large portion of Collier County, again the compassion of one human towards another was undeniably paramount. We humans are part of the animal kingdom. Sometimes we forget that, but we have evolved to act above our instincts and to provide assistance to our own kind when needed, even if it sometimes means sacricing our own food and shelter to help others. So take that, Mother Nature, as we will remain unshaken as a species in spite of your ability to test our fortitude. Other area life forms are not so fortunate. The record rainfall this past summer is still affecting the feeding habits of many wading birds. As I walk through certain areas of the Everglades it is ob vious that some habitats are still lled with water. Higher levels along the shorelines of lakes and ponds make it too deep for waders to feed. If they can’t get to their food source they must relocate or perish. I should say here that I saw two dozen wood storks the other day but they were along a canal on Pine Ridge Road, not in the ‘Glades where they belong. One of my favorite gators, Clinton, has not produced any hatchlings as of this writing. The high waters may have flooded her nest and interrupted the egg incuba tion. Hopefully there is a chance that some hatchlings may still be seen but this lady has produced young by late October or early November for three years straight. I’ll keep you posted. With the exception of just a few, the population of dolphins in the Marco River and along the intracoastal are all where they should be, doing what they are supposed to do. In addition, ve new calves have been sighted in the river area. So again I say, “Take that, Mother Nature!” You can throw your res and storms at every species in this area and we will adjust. You can try to defeat us but we will survive. The resilience of life in general will persist and not go down without a ght. So the answer is no, Mother Nature does not know a Jan uary 1st or a Christmas Day or Memorial Day. New Year’s Eve will just be another nightfall and the following morning another day on the geological clock that spans millions of years. But whatever she throws at any plant or animal spe cies in 2018 you can bet that the challenge will be answered! On a personal note, I would like to thank everyone who has supported my efforts to shed some light regarding the habitats and the life that we nd here. It touches me deeply when someone says thanks for a bit of information and I appreciate that more than you know. It is humorous sometimes when someone says, “You’re the guy who writes that column and says he loves his wife very much at the end.” I always smile and say “Yes, that’s me. Do you know what the column was about?” Many times the response is “I don’t recall. I just know that you love your wife very much!” As a member of the human species I will take note of this, evolve and adapt my priorities for 2018. Happy New Year everyone! May your journey be lled with adventure! Bob is the owner of Stepping Stone Ecotours, provid ing walking tours of the western Everglades. He is also a naturalist on board the dolphin survey vessel Dolphin Explorer. His new pictorial book “Beneath The Emerald Waves” is available at several area locations as well as on his website steppingstoneneecotours.com. And yes Bob loves his wife very much!!!How Does Mother Nature End the Year? STEPPING STONESBob McConvilleMaster Naturalist Photos by Bob McConvilleClinton, a female alligator, has not produced hatchlings this season. High water levels from rains and hurricanes may have interrupted incubation of eggs in the nest. A tri-colored heron reflects on its image while searching for food in a Big Cypress canal. Larry and Robin Taylor 239.250.9016 239.250.9017 www.TaylorLuxuryProperties.com 886 Park Ave #103 Marco Island, FL 34145 583 Tripoli Court, Marco Island This is your perfect “Fixer Upper”. Quick Direct access out to the Marco River and Gulf of Mexico. Great location to construct a new home! Priced at $450,000. Helping clients with new construction and real estate sales since 1987 Why wait for season to list your property? Buyers are here now, call for a listing appointment today! Verona Walk | 8886 Ravello Court This Verona Walk, Vernon Hill model is the perfect move-in ready home. It offers over $80K in extras and comes turnkey furnished. Priced at $529,000. 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B15Photos by Frank Steiger unless otherwise indicatedPhoto by Marc ThornerWho needs reindeers when you can travel by helicopter? Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Mackle Park in grand style to spend a Saturday morning with a crowd of local children who eagerly waited to meet them. After greeting the children, everyone enjoyed cookies and milk in the new Mackle Park Community Center. The children had an opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa, giving them another shot to tell him their wish list. Kids of all ages had fun exploring the helicopter up-close. When the morning came to an end, Santa and Mrs. Claus were whisked away so they could return to their many Christmas duties at the North Pole. This event was sponsored jointly by the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department and Christmas Island Style. By Coastal Breeze News Staff December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 Photos by Frank Steiger unless otherwise Photos by Frank Steiger Photo by Marc Thorner Photo by Marc Thorner Photo by Marc Thorner

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Page B16 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Such a lineup is unimaginable for many of us who, back in the day, were happy to get accepted to any college. Chelsea Casabona, a Marco Island Academy senior, has all three of these elite and highly selective schools in her sights. After four strenuous interviews with Congressman Francis Rooney’s nominating committee, Chelsea hit a bi-fecta. Opening her mail on November 28, she discovered that Rooney had nominated her for appoint ments to both the U.S Military Academy (USMA) and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). On December 13, in response to an early acceptance application, Columbia University notied her that she had been placed on the deferred waiting list, a hopeful reply, but one which could delay nal accep tance. Hedging her bets, Chelsea has also applied to a half dozen other colleges. The West Point nomination, however, is in the bag. It is a principle nomination, re quiring only that she pass medical and physi cal examinations, as a prerequisite to admit tance. The Air Force Academy nomination requires her to compete with all of its nomi nees for a place in next year’s class. “Right now , the USMA is my rst choice,” said Chelsea, “I intend to proceed with the [physi cal and medical] testing which they require.” She is keeping all of her options open. Chelsea’s story comes with an unusual twist. Neither of her parents are college graduates, although her father does have an associate’s degree. Chelsea’s mother, Cheryl, grew up in the slums of Jersey City, New Jersey. Cheryl says that her father was a repeat offender and deserted the family after Cheryl’s birth; She states that her own mother was an addict. “I never knew where I would be sleeping each night,” says Chelsea’s moth er, Cheryl, “I was pretty much on my own.” Angel Casabona, Chelsea’s dad, is a rst generation Cuban-American, who also had a rough and tumble life growing up in Passaic, New Jersey, just 16 miles from Jersey City. Both went on to distinguish themselves in the Passaic Police Department, Cheryl, working homicides as a detective sergeant and Angel commanding a special investigations unit as a detective lieutenant. They provided a secure home and support for Chelsea and her siblings. “My mom’s life story has been inspirational to me,” Chelsea said, “She is an exceptionally strong woman who overcame daunting obstacles.” (Cheryl’s police career was tragically cut short in 2013, when she sustained debilitating back injuries during an arrest.) “Chelsea has been self-motivated since she was a little girl,” says her dad, “People have always gravitated to her for leadership. They know she gets things done.” Her mothBy Barry Gwinn Driving through defense at an MIA girls basketball game Photo by Brianna Monroe Photo by Brianna MonroeProud representative of the MIA volleyball team.Chelsea’s MIA yearbook photo. Submitted PhotosChelsea, age 10, at a judo tournament (Glenville, New York). Judo has been taught to FBI agents as primary means of controlling violent confrontations. Susan LaGrotta,RealtorMarco Island Specialist “Your Link to the Paradise Coast” 239.438.7776 mobile/text Susan@SusanLaGrotta.com MarcoNaplesFlorida.com Text BHHSusan to 87778 Gulf views! 4 Doors to Beach Entrance! 4BR/4BA plus Den. Over 3200 sq. ft. A/C .41 acre $1,175,000 524 Spinnaker Drive Tigertail Beach home, about .6 miles to beach entrance 3 bed/2.5 bath/Pool/Spa/Shutters/Alarm offered $695,000 580 Tigertail Court Single Family Pool Home Centrally Located 3BR/3BA. South West exposure. $439.000 148 Bermuda Court Gorgeous sunsets,converging waterway views. 3 bed/3 bath plus den. Saltwater Pool/Spa Many extras. $1,249,000 410 Edgewater Ct. PENDING SALE GULF VIEWS CIRCULAR DRIVE WALK TO BEACH $20 Gift Card for Yourself When You Purchase a $100 Gift Card*Now thru December 31st*Free Gift Card valid January 1st thru January 1st thru December 31st, 2017 Close at 5pm Christmas Eve & All Day Christmas Day 1215 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND • 394-3313 OPEN 7 DAYS 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M. 937 Collier Blvd. www.stonebreakerbuilders.com LIC # CBC1260255 Don Pecora PhotographySTONEBREAKERBuilders & Remodelers Call Us Today for a Free Consultation! 239-963-1419 Visit Our New Design Showroom on Marco Island! Custom Homes • Cabinetry • Kitchens

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B17er recalls Chelsea as “always on top, whether academically or in sports.” She adds, “Chel sea is very responsible. She always seemed to be the go-to person at school.” Cheryl says she told Chelsea to ease up a little but got no where. “When I promise to do something, I have to do it,” Chelsea told her . Chelsea has always exceled academi cally. At MIA, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA (4.87 weighted) while taking some of the most challenging courses offered. This string of A’s was broken only by a B in Spanish in the 7th grade. “I was mortied when I got that B,” Chelsea said, “Especially since my dad was uent in Spanish.” She vowed it would never happen again. It hasn’t. “Chelsea is an amazing, young female, says MIA Principal Melissa Scott, “She is strong, condent, and passionate. She believes in furthering the minds and passions of all that surround her and ghts powerfully and positively to make her voice heard.” But it is in athletics that Chelsea has had some of her most satisfying moments. She has captained the MIA girls basketball and volleyball teams for the last three years. How ever, judo is the sport that best showcased her individual drive, athleticism, and com petitiveness. Starting to train at the age ve, she rose to be New Jersey state champion at the age of ten. A few years later, she won sil ver in the Junior Olympics, despite having to compete against girls who were ten pounds heavier. “I weighed in at just two ounces over the limit,” Chelsea said, “this put me in the next higher weight division.” When her fam ily moved to Marco Island in 2015, Chelsea had to discontinue her judo training. It is at MIA where Chelsea’s future began to crystalize in her own mind. She is particularly beholden to social studies teacher, Mrs. Galiana and her Global Perspectives class, which got her interested in International Relations, a eld which Chelsea wants to make her life’s work. “Chelsea Casabona is an inspiring young woman and truly a pleasure to teach,” says Mrs. Galiana, who was recently nomi nated for a Golden Apple award. “She is en thusiastic about learning and always makes a positive contribution in class. She listens carefully to all who speak and thought fully responds. Chelsea received the highest level of distinction for her AICE (Advanced International Certicate of Education) di ploma, after successfully receiving two college credits for her research papers in AICE Global Perspectives and Research. Chelsea will make a positive difference in her pursuit of international relations and leadership.” Chelsea also mentions Ms. Chapman for her excellence in teaching math, and English teacher, Mr. Scalia, “for allowing his students to nd their own voice.” “MIA is a close knit family,” Chelsea says, “The teachers have the best interests of their stu dents in mind. [Because of the small stu dent-teacher ratio of 16-1] the teachers get to know you personally. They help you make decisions which will help you to accomplish your goals in life.” The culture and environ ment of MIA was a major factor in helping her to realize her goals, she says. But, “Why West Point?” I asked, “You could end up in a war.” Instead, Chelsea looks at it as an awesome opportunity. “I love an environment where I’m surrounded by super competitive people and leaders,” she said, “The only way to grow and get better is to go through difcult challeng es.” She can never forget what her mother went through. “Since my parents gave of themselves to the country, I want to do the same.” As for war, she admits that a bullet in Iraq would be a possibility. She says she has friends in Iraq, having met them at an elite international seminar in Vermont last summer. “It was easy to connect with them,” she said, “We are all the same at the core.” Chelsea lives with her parents and younger brother Jake in Marco Island. Her dad is an overqualied patrolman with the Marco Island Police Department. Her mother is essentially disabled and in constant pain from injuries sustained from the particularly violent 2013 arrest in Passaic. “Her spinal column was pulverized,” said Angel, “For a whole year, it was one surgery after another.” Cheryl Casabona, an attractive strawberry blond, still has a lot of ght in her though. It is easy to see how she has inspired Chelsea. In addition to her school activities, Chelsea has two part time jobs, as a hostess at the Island Country Club and a cashier at Publix. She says she doesn’t want to be a burden to her parents. “Besides,” she says, “I don’t like asking for money.” With appointments to either service academy or a scholarship to Columbia, she won’t have to ask for much. She is also mentors students, and as always, can’t seem to turn anyone down. She is currently walking interested students through the nominating process for the U.S. service academies. Wherever she ends up and if past is prologue, those around her will learn that they can always count on Chelsea to do whatever needs doing. Then, they can stand back and watch. From left: Chelsea, her brother Jake, mother Cheryl, father Angel, sister Sabrina, brother-in-law Jake, and nephew, baby Jet. www.integrityflorida.net • 239-393-3407950 N Collier Blvd Suite 301 Marco Island, FL 34145 • In the Suntrust Building At Integrity Insurance, we are true to our name. Our customer service is above and beyond the rest. Come and experience the HomeownersAutoWindFlood I I I I Melissa Burkhardt, CPSR Justin Hanna, OWNER Betsy Hanna, CPSR At Integrity Insurance, we are true to our name. Our customer service is above and beyond Come and experience the Homeowners Insurance Made Easy!!! THE HIGH VALUE EXPERTS Over 50 carrier options for your homeowner’s & auto insurance needs!

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Page B18 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 Photos by Frank Steiger After dark, the Naples Botanical Garden comes alive with Night Lights in the Garden, where visitors can enjoy a magical evening of music illuminated by colorful holiday dcor. In addition to musical performances, there are yard games, and best of all, lazy strolls through the beautiful gardens. Night Lights in the Garden runs through January 3, 2018. Visit naplesgarden.org for more information, including dates and times. By Coastal Breeze News Staff Quick Property Search www.RealEstateOnMarco.com $724,900 SEMINOLE COURT: Waterfront home built in 2005 with a granite kitchen and tile oors throughout. Private pool area with spacious sitting area plus a boat dock. Text P290705 to 85377 $650,000 WATERFRONT LOT: Must See! Big bay view from this tip lot at the end of a private “culdesac.” Direct access to the Gulf and near the beach for your custom built home. Text P164582 TO 85377 $329,000 ESTATE LOT: Oversized lot located in the prestigious estate area of the island. Possible nancing available. $115,000 INLAND LOT: Located on a quiet street and a private backyard backing up to the Bareld Bay mangroves. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Text P290702 to 85377 $349,000 SANDHILL DRIVE: Completely remodeled home with a new granite kitchen and baths, crown molding, and tile. Centrally located on the island. Text P228496 to 85377 $714,000 WALES COURT: Waterfront home on a key lot featuring a 3 car garage, pool and boat lift. Text T306895 to 85377 $749,000 BEACHFRONT: Rare 3 bedroom condo with wonderful views of the Gulf. Weekly rentals allowed with restaurant on site. Text T902111 to 85377 $318,000 WATERFRONT LOT: Just blocks to the beach with long water view. Oversized lot to allow for a 3 car garage. Text T157150 to 85377 Vince & Deanna Sydlosky • Donna TheisThe Sydlosky Team239.370.7287 • 239.404.7471email: vsydlosky@yahoo.com WIDE RIVER VIEWS: 4 bedroom home with a large kitchen, replace, formal living room and formal dining room. Waterfall pool and spa overlooking beautiful views, oversize garage, and a 66ft pvc boat dock with lift for the boater. STEPS TO THE BEACH: Direct access condo located in the desirable south end of the island just a short distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Boat slips available with a quick boat ride to the Gulf. $479,500 $2,590,000 BAY VIEWS: 3 bedroom condo featuring tile ooring, wood cabinetry in the kitchen, volume ceilings, walk in closets and an eat in kitchen as well as a formal dining area. Gated community surrounded by nature & Bareld Bay. Parking garage on lower level. $415,000

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B19Breezing Through the Community... Breezing Through the Community... Breezing Through the Community... Marco Christmas SpiritDon Mills and Doreen Hertel with the Mustang that was driven in the street parade. Later in the evening, Don and Doreen won first prize at The SpeakEasy for their Christmas outfits.Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron New members were sworn in, and old members recognized at the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s annual Christmas dinner at Kretch’s. The group took a break to enjoy the community Christmas tree lighting.Marco Men’s ClubThe Marco Men’s Club held their annual holiday luncheon at Hideaway Beach Club. Patrick and Gayle Thawley hosted.The Sunshine SistersThe Sunshine Sisters Group of Marco Island celebrated their annual Christmas party at the home of Karen DuMontier with delicious food, beverages, and a lot of comradery and laughter. The Marco Island Sports Fishing Club recently held their annual holiday party at Bistro Soleil. Everyone in attendance had a great time!Marco Island Woman’s Club The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) had a busy month. The club collected many donations for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children and held a Holiday Cocktail Party at Hideaway Beach Club. The next meeting is January 3 at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Social time begins at 11:30 AM, followed by lunch at noon. To become a member, call Pres. Priscilla Penn at 239-642-3046. For more information visit www.marcowomansclub.com.Laces of Love Shoe DriveThe Italian American Society of Marco Island recently held a drive for the Laces of Love Charitable Foundation and collected 60 pairs of shoes and sneakers and 20 pair of socks. Laces of Love provides new shoes to low-income children and educates the public about the needs of these children.Just Friends December LuncheonThe Just Friends enjoyed a festive holiday luncheon and sang Christmas carols, led by Rose Kraemer.Italian American Society Christmas PartyThe Italian American Society of Marco Island held their Christmas party at the beautiful Marco Island Yacht Club. Seventy-seven members and guests dined and danced on this magical and festive evening. Submitted Photos Submitted Photos Submitted Photos Submitted Photos Submitted Photos Submitted Photos Photos by Maria Lamb The Women’s Fellowship of United Church of Marco Island celebrated Christmas early at their monthly luncheon. In the spirit of Christmas, nonperishable food items were collected for the Food Pantry. Everyone is welcome to the next luncheon on January 22. Submitted Photo Submitted Photo Submitted PhotosJoan and Dennis Pidherny, Pat and Don LaPato, Kathy and Lee Cataldi, and Barbara and John DeRosa James Mullins and Nancy Gallucci, Mary and Pete Carocci, Gene D’Onofrio, and Dorrie and Ralph Madonna Joseph and Diane Perino, Leo and Barbara Sutera, Matt and Alice Rizzo and Phil and Camille Madonia Mary Ann and Leroy Fishleigh, Fran Jorgensen, Rae and Don Chamberlain, Karen and Larry Eways, and President Carol Mar rella Lindstrom Iolanda and Gus ScolaJoyce Imbrogno heads the collection process.Marge Superits, Cindy MacQuarrie, Sharon Cook, Pam Clune, Pam Brink, Susanne Grossman, and Jean Davis Sue Winje, Madeline Moore, Carol Rosasco, Judy Stavola, and Dottie Daniels Candy Seward, Rachel DeHanas, Janet Dickens, Betsy Zinner, and Laverne Leahy Cindy MacQuarrie, Sue Stone, Pam Callinan, and Marsha Crawford Birthday ladies, standing: Janet Dickens, Pat Hagedorn, Rachel DeHanas, Pam Cote, Pat Dugas, Betsy Wohltman, Sharon Weathers, Candy Seward. Seated: Sharon Cook, Ginger Finlayson, and Jan Minuitti. New members Coleen and Scott Singer and Mary and Dr. Roland Werres take the membership oath. Commander Gloodt presents Past Commander Dick Rogers with his 25-year pin. Joanne Foote receives her 25-year pin from Commander Gloodt. Squadron members enjoy the Christmas tree lighting. Don Mills, Ed Crane, Bill Rogers, and Dave Walsh Jan Laskau & Diane Perino Tim Clune, Dennis Smith, Ray Seward, and Dave Walsh Dave Walsh, Phil Madonia, Ed Crane, and Joe Perino Guy Riordan, Jeff Erickson, Jay Terzis, and Dave Walsh JoeAnn and Ed Vesely, Marilyn and Phil Kostelnik Dale Naismith, Susie Walsh, John Dugas, Fred Schoen, and Don Zimmer Fisherman like to party! Front row: Rose Kraemer, Candy Seward, Becca Scarborough, and Sharon Cook. Back row: MaryAnn Cassidy, Marge Superits, Polly Lally, Pat Zymros, Betsy Zinner, Pam Clune, Cindy Crane and Susie Walsh. Pat Dugas, Susanne Grossman, Kathy Naismith, Cathy Mendygraw, Mary Brancaleone, Santa, Michelle Irimies, Susie Walsh and Eileen Carlsen George Reuling with Priscilla Penn, MIWC President at the Holiday Cocktail Party.MIWC member Marie Senechal (center) donated over 50 handmade quilts to the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Holding quilts, from left: board member Arleen Soldano, June Gulumian, Vice President Christine Koppel and board member Shirley Thayer.Long time members (from left): Kay Folsom, Marie Senechal, Pris Penn and June Gulumian at the holiday party. MIWC Past Presidents (from left): Lorraine Rodgers, Evelyn McDowell and Jane MartinWomen’s Fellowship of United ChurchSunshine Sisters at their annual Christmas party. Barbara Parisi shows off her Yankee Swap gift. Eileen Eck, Karen DuMontier, Deb Reed and Gerry RichardsSports Fishing Club Holiday Party

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Page B20 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018At 6 PM, on a chilly Thursday evening, December 14, 2017, most of you were in your warm homes, enjoying dinner. If so, you missed one of the greatest performances of a Marco Island Academy athletic team since the school was founded six years ago. The Marco Island Academy (MIA) girls soccer team put on an exhibition which has catapulted them into the league’s elite. None of the players on this team will ever forget this one. Right now, the Lady Rays are far and away the greatest show in town; and it costs nothing to get in to see them. For entertainment and high drama, there is no live TV that beats this. The games are close and the drama is non-stop – never more so than MIA’s breakout 2-0 victory against First Baptist Academy, a perennial top team that, before this night, MIA had never beaten. There is no “star” on this team, but there are a lot of stars playing for it. In 2014, Jim Watt took over as coach of this team. He literally had “nothing to offer but blood, sweat, and tears,” as Winston Churchill once put it. Added to this was his tremendous enthusiasm and determination to succeed. Although a good athlete, Watt knew little about soccer when he took the reins. Not a problem MIA took whatever coaches it could get in those days. He took over a team that could barely eld enough players and had never won a game. The girls knew little more about the game of soccer than their new coach. Before that rst sea son, Watt studied every training manual and read every soccer article he could get his hands on. And, he watched countless instructional videos, all practices that he continues today. By the time the 2014 sea son opened, the girls knew there was a new sheriff in town, and they loved him for it. W att had brought order out of the chaos that had characterized the team, but that rst year, they were no match for any of their op ponents, all of whom beat them soundly. A victory in those days, and largely for the following year, was avoiding a “mercy” or having the game called after falling behind by eight goals. Being “mercied” was the ulti mate humiliation. The results were different in 2015, Watt’s second year of coaching. Word of his coaching techniques, enthusiasm, and rapport with the players was getting around. The rst of three talented freshman classes added depth and experience to the team. Many of these freshmen had been playing soccer all their lives and wanted to be a part of Watt’s program. In the 2015 season, the Rays registered their rst wins (three) along with a tie, tempered by only four “mercies” – 3-11-2 for the season. 2016, the third year for Watt, saw another infusion of talented freshmen. The Rays al most tripled their 2015 win total, nishing 8-9-1. They also hosted a district quarter nals game, an honor accorded only to the top teams in the league. The 2017 season brought in arguably the most talented freshman group yet, along with a transfer from a mainland high school. Sensing possible greatness for this team, Watt issued a list of team rules and expectations for the coming season. The girls bought into it. “Do not focus on the bad or negative,” he told them, “I expect sportsmanship and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, and referees.” He forbade alcohol and drug use and admonished his students to excuse themselves from parties where these were present. Watt even listed the dos and don’ts of dietary habits. Lastly , Watt made clear what he expected of this year’s team. Some might think his ad monitions inadequate to re up a team to face a string of tough opponents. They would be wrong. “Have an open mind,” he told them, “Be kind. Try your best in every practice and game. Believe in yourself. Love your team mates. Love the game of soccer. Strive to make each other better. Set personal goals and achieve them. Work hard.” Everything came together on Thursday night, December 14, against powerful nemesis, First Baptist Academy (FBA), who last year went a reported 17 and 2. It was a grip ping, tense and hard fought game between two very good teams, with no quit in them. For MIA, it was the breakout from the pack game that had been a long time in coming. Both of these well-coached teams played al most awless soccer. The rst half ended in a 1-0 MIA lead on a goal by freshman, Mor gan Maile, assisted by Olivia Watt on a neat downeld pass to Ellie Ball who got it to the streaking Maile. With 20 minutes to go in the second half, FBA still trailed 1-0. Then they really stepped up the pressure with a drum beat of aggressive, furious attacks into MIA’s end of the eld. It was non-stop action and must have been exhausting for both teams. It had to be disheartening for FBA. MIA’s offense had dominated the rst half. Now, in the second half, the defense took over. The skilled FBA players mounted one furious attack after another, only to see them broken up by the MIA defense, mostly before they could even get a shot off. The defense of Savannah Heimerl, Danya Zarate, Julia Wag ner and freshman goalkeeper Kirra Polley has held opponents to an average of 1.5 goals per game this year. Together they have pitched a remarkable four shutouts. Every shot by FBA was either contested by Heimerl, Zarate or Wagner, or blocked by Polley. As time ran off the clock, a frustrated FBA grew more desperate and aggressive. Watt had assigned Heimerl to guard the sen sational Malaya Melancon, who according to Watt has scored 33 of FBA’s 55 goals this season (in addition to a reported 41 goals last season). “Savannah completely shut her down, said Watt, “[As a result] FBA lost their composure, while we kept ours. That was the difference. Our defense was impen etrable.” Teagan Havemeier, who scored the game clincher, agreed. “The FBA girls were clearly frustrated from the beginning when their best player wasn’t able to get through our defense,” she said. Heimerl, who was the recipient of some rough treatment from Mel ancon, refused to be intimidated. She deect ed praise for her outstanding performance to her teammates. The coup de grace came with three minutes remaining, when Jenna Palumbo made an inbounds throw to Teagan Havemeier, who somehow got the ball out of a scrum and into the net. MIA has now won four in a row and stands at 6-3 and 1. Unlike some opponents, they have no ashy game-changing star. In stead, they work hard and strive to make each other better – just like the coach said. The next game is on December 19 at Seacrest. 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B21Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the countries of Cambodia, India and Vietnam interpreted through three different mediums – Fiber, Photography and Raku-red Clay from January 2-30, 2017, Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4 PM. Ancient traditions of people, breathtaking places, iconic images and sacred ceremonies will be illuminated and interpreted by artists Muffy Clark Gill (ber), Joseph C. Parisi, DVM (photography) and Richard Rosen (raku-red clay). Muffy Clark Gill received her BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University Col lege of Fine Arts. She is a mixed-media and ber artist that has won over 50 awards dur ing the course of her 30-year career. In 2015, Muffy Clark Gill was commissioned to create three scenes of modern Marco Island that are permanently hung on the outside walls of the Marco Island Historical Museum. Practicing veterinarian for over 30 years, Joseph C. Parisi, DVM, has an award-win ning talent and passion for photography. His street portraiture and landscape work captures the emotion of the moment. As an international scuba diver, Dr. Parisi’s original underwater photos are described as magical. Also on display is the work of awardwinning, internationally-collected sculptor Richard W. Rosen. He is unveiling the “Edge Series” of raku red clay wall sculptures. The raku ring process dates back to 16th century Japan. Rosen said that the raku symbol “represents the concepts of en joyment, happiness, pleasure and quiet.” The exhibition will be on display in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries. The opening reception called “Second Tuesday” is from 5:30-7 PM on January 9th. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 do nation for non-members. In the La Petite Galerie, artist Vera Ripley’s work will be exhibited. Throughout her early life in Russia, Vera was exposed to many forms of artistic ex pression. Upon relocating to Winnipeg, Canada she started taking oil painting classes. Initially her classes were merely a hobby. Then she began to become more fascinated with the colors and shapes of fruit and vegetables and how they trans late onto canvas using oil paint. In 2014, V era decided to become a professional artist. All of her artwork shows strong shapes and unique colors. The 2017-2018 Exhibition Season is sup ported by a Community Grant from Walmart. W e thank them for their support of the Arts in our community. Marco Island Center for the Arts thanks its sponsors Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, First Florida Integrity Bank, Condee Cooling & Electric, Inc. and Coastal Breeze News. Submitted By Muffy Clark Gill Edge Series VII, by Richard Rosen Joe Parisi’s photographs will be on display the month of January. Lemons by Vera Ripley NEW STUDENT SPECIAL $99 FIRST MONTH If you can breathe, you can do yoga. 760 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, Florida (in the Esplanade next to Mango’s) www.RevivalYogaStudioMarco.com 239-393-3400WEEKLY, MONTHLY & CLASS PACKAGES AVAILABLE. intuition & self acceptance emotional stability, memory & creativity • Relief from anxiety, stress, ADHD immunity • Improved digestion, circulation & posture • Pain & tension reliefBENEFITS OF YOGA: Reservations Recommended 239-389-4511 Happy Hour 4-7pm Daily Reservations Recommended 239-389-4511 Reservations Recommended 239-389-4511 Live MusicThursday, Friday, Saturday

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Page B22 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 “There are three eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math based.” ~ Chris Dixon, Co-founder of Hunch and SiteAdvisor, now owned by EBay and McAfee Question: Could you explain Bitcoin and crypto-currency? Answer: Unless you’ve been working in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole prepar ing for his Christmas Eve ride, you’ve prob ably heard of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital currency that’s on re; some experts even say it’s a bubble waiting to pop. Everyone is talking about Bitcoin, but what is it? I’ll do my best to share what I’ve studied and ab sorbed on this disruptive crypto-currency. First, here are a few quotes on Bitcoin il lustrating the diverse opinions on this topic. Bill Gates said, “Bitcoin is a technological tour de force,” while Warren Buffet tells us to “Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically.” Finally, Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swed ish Pirate Party said, “Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry.” Bitcoin is one of many digital currencies based on a network of public ledgers called blockchain. Blockchain is an elegant and complex technology that keeps track of things that we’ll look at in more detail another day. As it pertains to cryptocurrency, blockchain is a recordkeeping system for digital wallets. Blockchain technology applications reach far beyond Bitcoin and include cloud storage, healthcare, digital security and even voting systems. Bitcoin isn’t a real currency or a commodity, but it can serve as a medium of exchange and a store of value just like regular money. It’s also had a role in illegal activity such as drug deals, money laundering, and other crimes, just like “regular” currency. Bitcoin is also an option for those who may be uncomfortable with government and central banks. While techno-wizards love Bitcoin, economists in general aren’t big fans yet because the logistics of real-world application remain relatively unknown. Currency has evolved from cash, checks, and credit and debit cards. Apple Pay is an example of digital currency backed by the dollar . Processing transactions with cash, debit and credit cards and digital currency can be expensive and slow. It’s believed that crypto-currency is an improvement and will increase efciency for global electronic payment processing. Bitcoin is distinctive because there’s a limited supply, which will never exceed 21 million units. This is in contrast to the U.S. dollar, which as a at currency has an un limited supply and is backed by our Central Banking System, also known as “The Fed.” Bitcoin’s price is determined by supply and demand. The frenzy is real and this cryptocurrency continues to impress and confuse. The volatility and relative illiquidity of Bitcoin makes it a challenge to use the cur rency for things like buying groceries or pay ing bills. Unlike the U.S. dollar or the euro, Bitcoin is not backed by a central bank. Like our currency though, Bitcoin is only valu able because people believe it’s valuable. F ed Chair-Nominee Jerome Powell testied that the central bank was watching Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, but “they are just not big enough to matter.” Still, just because it’s a bubble doesn’t mean that it can’t go a lot higher, or lower. Value is generally determined by future earnings potential which are adjusted for risk, otherwise known as fundamental analysis. The other way to determine value is to know what someone else is willing to pay for something like a work of art or other collectable. Right now, Bitcoin is a crypto-currency trading like the dotcom stocks of the 1990s. The unconrmed creator of Bitcoin is Satoshi Nakamoto. Some suggest that the names of these four companies may be the basis for the anonymous founder’s name: SAmsung, TOSHIba, NAKAmichi and MOTOrola. Satoshi only communi cated via email and other computer forums avoiding telephone or in-person conversations, further fueling the speculation. Ironically, Bitcoin’s fractional denominations are called Satoshi, which equals one hundred millionth of a full Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin replace legal tender? That remains to be seen. Long-term trends in the nancial technology space are expected to be disruptive and powerful. E-commerce growth will likely benet as more internetenabled smartphones are put into use globally, especially in regions that don’t have modern payment infrastructures but are heavily populated. According to PayPal’s third-quarter 2017 results, thirty-ve percent of total payment volume originated from mobile phones, an increase of 54% year-over-year, with most of that being overseas. Peter Thiel of PayPal said, “I do think encrypted money has the potential to do something like change the world.” Crypto-currency demand will likely increase as global electronic payment processing becomes a more efcient way to transfer wealth. Blockchain technology (the ledger) is advancing rapidly with its In Bitcoin We Trust? 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B23inuence reaching far beyond the nancial services sector. Bitcoin is the rst realm to utilize this elegant technology, but it won’t be the last. Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and block chain technology are innovative and could transform society. Stay focused and invest accordingly. There is no assurance that any of the trends mentioned will continue in the future. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Raymond James nancial advisors do not render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional. The opinions expressed are those of the writer, but not necessarily those of Raymond James and Associates, and subject to change at any time. Bitcoin issuers are not registered with the SEC, and the Bitcoin marketplace is currently unregulated. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a very speculative investment and involves a high degree of risk. Investors must have the nancial ability, sophistication/experience and willingness to bear the risks of an investment, and a potential loss of their investment. Securities that have been classied as Bitcoin-related cannot be purchased or deposited in Raymond James client accounts. “Certied Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certication marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP (with plaque design) and CFP (with ame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certication requirements.” This article provided by Darcie Guerin, CFP, Vice President, Investments & Branch Manager of Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Suite 401, Marco Island, FL 34145. She may be reached by phone at 239-389-1041, or by email: darcie.guerin@raymondjames.com. Website: www.raymondjames.com/Darcie. We all have it, that little voice in our head that informs us of the fact that we just did something foolish. Whether it’s on the tennis/pickleball court when we make an unforced error, or in a social environment where we say something stupid and em barrassing, that little voice is always there to remind and admonish us as to what a moron we are! While it can be just an embarrassing situation in a social environment, in com petitive sports, knowing how to deal with (respond to) that little voice can make the difference in winning or losing! While we think that little voice is just in our heads and nobody else can hear it, the fact is, that little voice amplies and expos es itself through our body language. Even in the top professional levels of sports you see athletes verbally, and some times even physically, abusing themselves in response to that little voice. As a competitor, when I see my oppo nent get into an emotional tiff with them selves, I put the peddle to the metal and pounce on the opportunity to take advantage of their loss of focus and concentra tion. My goal is to cause a snowball effect and change that little voice inside their head from a whisper to a scream! Beyond the physical challenge of competing in sports (assuming we are compet ing against opponents of equal ability), the real challenge gets down to who can control their emotions, stay steadily focused, and remain with a positive attitude during the ups and downs of competition. While it is virtually impossible not to listen to or hear that little voice, believe it or not, and as crazy as it sounds, the best way to deal with that little voice when it talks to us is to confront it and control it. If we are able to control the voice, instead of joining forces with it, we can hopefully stay focused on accomplishing our tasks and re tain a positive attitude. F or instance, lets say we just double faulted in tennis, or single faulted in pick leball. Usually at this point in time, that little voice takes command and we start verbally abusing ourselves in two-part harmony with the voice. Along with, and in addition to this verbal abuse, our body language turns very negative. The presentation of this negative body language can vary from person to person, depending on our own individual personality traits. Some people droop their shoulders and go into an “I feel sorry for myself” mode. Some people go into a tantrum and have a t with themselves, like John McEn roe, who would also go into a tantrum and have a t with the ofcials (a tactic that worked very well for him). McEnroe was smart enough to not let that little voice control and distract him. What everyone perceived as being a nega tive response was for McEnroe, in his own unique way and within his own mind, his way of being very positive and in charge. The result from his tantrums was that he would normally come back and end up winning the next point/game/set, and nally, the match! It was his way of conquer ing that little voice and re-channeling a negative happening into a positive resolve. Each of us needs to nd our own way to control our little voice and turn it into a positive response. For me personally, when I am playing and I do something stupid like double fault, the way I control that little voice is to coach myself. I coach/talk to myself, I tell myself to remember to get more spin and kick on my second serve next time. This positive response to my mistake or error keeps me focused and on track of the tasks that I need to accomplish. Then, when I’m up against another possible double fault and I kick that second serve in and end up winning the point, I feel really good about myself! I am re-channeling a negative happening into a positive resolve. So when you do something stupid on the tennis or the pickleball court, don’t join forces with that little voice. Confront it and turn that frown upside down! You will feel better about yourself and you will end up winning more points. Wayne Clark is a certied professional tennis instructor with over 25 years expe rience coaching players on all levels of the game. Wayne is also qualied in pickleball instruction. He has been the head instructor at The Marco Island Racquet Center since 2001. The Racquet Center offers clinics, private and group lessons for both tennis and pickleball. Coach Wayne’s Island Kids Tennis/Sports Juniors programs run year round, and offer classes for players rang ing from kindergarten through high school. Contact Coach Wayne by email at coachwayneclark@aol.com or by phone or text at 239-450-6161.That Little Voice COACH WAYNE’S CORNER Wayne ClarkWClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Submitted Photo Visit Our Website: www.ucmarco.org 239-394-6572 320 N Bareld Drive Marco Island, Florida SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am (With Choir) Children’s Church Available CHRISTMAS SERVICE 5:00 pm (With Choir) Children’s Church Available & 7:30 pm (No Choir) For Free Transportation Call A. Carr Transportation 239-394-0900 Jesus Loves Us, and We Love Our Neighbors Help Save A Life! Take a Free CPR/AED Course In an emergency, after calling 911, do you know how to administer CPR? What if there were several people in a restaurant with the ability to help save the life of someone choking or if one in ten enjoying a day at the beach knew CPR if someone was drowning? Many businesses and condominiums have Automatic External Debrillators (AEDs) which dramatically improve survival rates when used during cardiac arrest. Would you know how to use an AED if the need arose? When every second counts, these are critical life-saving techniques and they’re easy to learn no matter what your age. The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation is sponsoring free CPR/AED courses in conjunction with the City of Marco Island. The courses are presented by the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department and are open to all island residents. The course is an American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR / AED certication for all ages. (Certication cards provided) The certication is good for two years at which time the AHA suggests a recertication class to update changes made to the protocol.12/9/17, 1/20/18, 2/17/18, 3/31/17, 4/14/18, 5/12/18, 6/9/18Classes from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Fire Station, 1280 San Marco Rd. Contact Kristin Hester or Dreama Ayers 239-389-3986 to register. Classes limited to 12 people max. 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Page B24 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018Florida is one of the best spots if you want to plan a winter fishing trip for some much needed downtime and relaxation. The weather is generally cooler and more moderate than usual, and the winter also brings some of the best species of fish, which provides you with an outstanding selection that is sure not to disappoint. While the shing is great year-round, you should keep in mind that shing during the winter months in Florida is a bit more relaxed and laid back. Follow a few of these helpful tips and suggestions to make it the best trip yet. Slow Down and Be Patient Every avid fisher, hobbyist or professional under stands the role patience plays while you are fishing; more so during the cooler winter months. Cooler wa ter causes the fish to have a much slower metabolism than they would in warmer temperatures, so they will be choosy about the bait they are going for. Take your time, carefully work the bait and lure and wait for the fish to come to you. Don’t become discouraged if you do not see any ac tivity right away. Give it some time. The fish will eventu ally stop ignoring the bait, and you will get the catch you have been patiently waiting for . Warmer and Deeper Water Even though the water temperatures are a bit cooler, you will still be able to nd some pockets of warmer wa ter, and these pockets may have more sh than the other spots you have been frequenting. Likewise, deeper water also provides opportunity because the temperatures will not swing and vary as much as the other water. Maintain a slow rhythm and patience and try to touch closer to the bottom in these areas and you should see success. Choose a Different Time If you are used to getting up early to begin your fish ing journey, you should reconsider. Sometimes starting a little later in the day during the winter months may be better than starting early. Early times experience the cooler weather. Wait until later in the day when the tem peratures are more likely to rise, and you should see an increase in the number of active fish you come across. N o matter where you decide to sh or what time of day you decide to go out, you are sure to nd Florida to be one of the best spots to enjoy some mid-winter shing. I hope that these forecasts serve as educational and beneficial to you, and that they will help you become a better angler. If you have any questions or would like to book an instructional charter, please contact us at the below email. We have a team of incredible captains that are very patient and love to teach. Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers expert guid ed, light tackle, near shore, and backwater shing trips in the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park, and tarpon-only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch team accommodates men, women and children of all ages, experienced or not, and those with special needs. Between their vast knowledge and experience of the area, and easygoing demeanors, you are guaranteed to have a great day. Book your charter 24/7 using the online booking calendar, see Capt. Rapps’ rst class web site at www.CaptainRapps.com, or call 239-571-1756.Winter Fishing in Southwest Florida FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete RappsCaptainRapps@Outlook.com Photos by Capt. Pete RappsKatelyn with a flounder caught on a Capt. Rapps charter The Nelson crew with some nice winter redfish and trout. Black Drum caught by the Wicklunds. 178 S Bareld Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 239-970-3065 • MarcoIslandFlorist.com Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/marcoorist Large selection of ornaments, wreaths, garlands, swags, keepsakes, fragrances, fresh owers, plants, home decor, fun gis, gourmet baskets, wine, champagne and Norman Love gourmet chocolates.

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Page B26 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018People of all ages, and in all kinds of vehicles, tailgated around a perimeter of yellow caution tape on a recent Sunday so the ineld could provide a picnic/party to raise money for the people on Isles of Capri hit by Hurricane Irma. Thanks to the efforts and organiza tion by Chuck Tabeling, there was music by Sowflo, a local favorite band whose reputation for great reggae is soaring. This group has a following! Of course, there was dancing in the perfect weather that, I’m sure, Chuck also ordered! Motorcycles, cars and a plethora of golf carts jockeyed for parking, especially near the food and beverage areas. Old friends reunited, shared their stories of Irmageddon, devoured chicken wings, roasted pork sandwiches and coleslaw, accompanied by their own BYOB and laughter. Spectators cheered the lively corn hole game competition, while chil dren ran around and made up their own games to play. Raffle tickets were sold, and some people who won donated their proceeds back to Isles of Capri. New friends were made, and plans for the boat parade, house decorating contest and golf cart parade, as well as the upcom ing bocce season, were discussed enthusi astically. I heard one Caprier say, “I’m going to best you this year, Jerry, bet on it!” The friendly competition is up and running!Isles of Capri Tailgating Picnic a Huge Success Photos by Jory Westberry RUMINATION FROM THE ROCK AND BEYOND Jory Westberry AFTER 5 PM EVERYDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY AFTER 5 PM Philly Cheese Steak and Turkey Bacon Avocado not included. Limited Time Only. Prices and Participation at these two locations only. Plus tax where applicable. Double or triple meat, extra cheese, and bacon are extra. Add-on’s extra. Not good in conjunction with any other oer. Doctor’s Associates Inc. Subway is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc. Clip this coupon and save! Marco Town Center1089 N. Collier Blvd. #434239-642-1115MON-FRI 9-6 • SAT 9-4 CLOSED SUNDAY Next to Dunkin Donuts and across from The Crazy Flamingo CLEAN. SHARP. READY. “NOW OPEN” *No appointment necessary. Walk-In’s welcome.65 and older. Good for the entire family for one visit. Expires 1-21-18 Kids Cut $12.95SeniorHaircut$14.95 *No appointment necessary but recommended, long or thick hair may be an additional charge, please consult the stylist. Expires 1-21-18 Color $29.95Color & Cut Combo$39.95 *No appointment necessary. Walk-In’s welcome. Good for the entire family for one visit. Expires 1-21-18 Kids Cut $12.95Adult Haircut$15.95Everyday low price, no coupon required All dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30-days of free pet health insurance. for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 AirportPulling Road North. Adoption Center hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Call 643-1555 for adoption information or log on to HSNaples.org Jon Busch, Realtor900 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FLDirect: 239-269-9515 800-237-8817 ext 1211 See my all new website at www.RealEstateOnMarcoIsland.net Karli is a 4-year-old Cur mix that is gentle, sweet and loves car rides. patience and treats, she will become your BFF. Her adoption fee is $75.Baby Girl is a 5-year-old Pit Bull mix that is a big friendly, gentle, couch potato. We’re sure that if her scars could talk, they’d have a lot to say. Her adoption fee is $75.Miles is a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix with the sweetest face ever. He gets along well with his roommates and is always down for a game of fetch. His adoption fee is $75. Direct: 239-269-9515 239-394-1926P.O. Box 1849 Marco Island, FL 34146-1849 CBC031981 LarryTaylorConstruction.comCUSTOM HOME CONSTRUCTION HOME & CONDO TOTAL RENOVATIONS

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B27 The picnic and comradery were a wonderful prelude to the holidays on Isles of Capri, a community of fun-lov ing, generous neighbors who look out for each other with heart. Check out the photos and c’mon over to Capri for more fun in the future. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year! Jory Westberry has been a dedicated educator for over 40 years, the last 14 as Principal of Tommie Bareld Elementary, where she left her heart. Life is rich with things to learn, ponder and enjoy so let’s get on with the journey together! Submitted PhotosFor the 13th consecutive year, The Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek is ranked among Golfweek Magazine’s Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the country. Additionally, in Golfweek’s newly introduced residential statewide ranking, The Creek Course was named 12th Best Residential Golf Course in Florida. The signature 18-hole, par-72 Creek Course, designed by acclaimed course designer Arthur Hills, is woven into the community’s lush natural surroundings and features a series of strategic and chal lenging holes. The course offers seven tee placements to accommodate golf enthu siasts of all skill levels and includes 7,157 yards, broad fairways and elevated greens. “We are honored to be recognized in Golfweek’s Top 100 for the 13th consecutive year and to offer a world-class golf experience for our members and their guests,” said The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek Head Golf Professional, Michael Saccameno. “And now that Golfweek has introduced a new ranking category by state, we are thrilled to be recognized as the 12th Best Residential Course in Florida, especially when you consider the caliber of the courses in contention.” The Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek, which opened in February 2002, also has received recognition in Links Maga zine as one of America’s 100 Premier P roperties, Travel + Leisure Golf maga zine’s America’s Top 100 Golf Commu nities List, and GolfCourseRealty.com’s T op 10 Best Residential Courses in the Sunshine State. Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning residential community in Naples, Florida. Fiddler’s Creek was named a Distinguished Club by BoardRoom magazine, a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 4 percent of private clubs in the world. F or more information call 239-7329300, stop by the Fiddler’s Creek Informa tion Center at 8152 Fiddler’s Creek Parkway in Naples, or visit www.ddlerscreek.com.Fiddler’s Creek Course Makes Top 100 Submitted 1 1 1 1 1 1 IN 239-919-4119 JOHN • Allin1tree@gmail.com • PO Box 461, Marco Island LICENSED & INSURED • LAND CLEARING • LANDSCAPING • LAWN MAINTENANCE • STUMP GRINDING • TREE REMOVAL • SOD INSTALLATION • TRIMMING OF PALM TREES • PRUNING HARDWOOD TREES Group 1 PublicADJUSTERS Group 1 Public ADJUSTERSWE WORK FOR YOU NOT THE INSURANCE COMPANY THIS IS A SOLICITATION FOR BUSINESS. IF YOU HAVE HAD A CLAIM FOR AN INSURED PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE AND YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH THE PAYMENT BY YOUR INSURER, YOU MAY DISREGARD THIS ADVERTISEMENT.Michael Bena • 954-599-6216scopework@gmail.com • Florida DFS License P210249 Commercial Insurance claims Residential Insurance claims Mediation Appraisal Supplemental Litigation Xactimate Free preliminary claim inspection with cost analysis. Roof tile identication and availability Shingle tab inspection with caulk marker Repair vs replacement and building code application Condo association inspections with moisture surveys & bylaw application ermal Imaging Inspections for non-visible damage location Window seal failure inspections & determinations Flat Roof upli testing and moisture survey Xactimate estimating

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Page B28 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018The Marco Island Civitan Club is proud to announce the chartering of the Manatee Middle School Junior Civitan Club. Junior Civitan clubs are service clubs dedicated to provide volunteer hours to local communities. Its purpose is to provide all of the members personal and career development opportunities, while improving schools and communities through volunteer service. Among some of the projects are en vironmental awareness, social causes, food and toy drives, and more. They also can apply for scholarships given at club, district and/or international levels. The clubs are formed by young people who are committed to making a difference in their communities. Civitan Club President Robert Kircher and his wife Nery contacted Manatee Middle School Principal Pamela Vickaryous and presented her with the opportunities this club can bring to its members, such as volunteer ing in an organized way, leadership oppor tunities, and the fellowship of belonging to a club. Principal Vickaryous contacted special educational teacher, Tara LuGiudice and pro posed to her the idea of having her students being part of this club. She was thrilled and accepted to have these special students to be part of this club. Among the things they are planning to do are: a friendship garden, a “People First” communication video for the school, and a book drive. For more information about Southwest Florida Civitan, email swcivitan@gmail. com or call 239-774-2623. Submitted Principal Vickaryous and Junior Civitan Club Advisor Tara LuGiudice accept the charter of the new club from President Kircher. The Manatee Middle School Junior Civitan ClubSubmitted Photos Marco Island Civitan Club President Robert Kircher and his wife Nery, builders of the Manatee Middle School Junior Civitan Club. LOCAL MARCO NEWS Daily 6am-NOON Top of the Hour MIA, Lely and Collier County High School Sports THE BOOK REPORT Saturdays 9am CHRISTIAN COUNTDOWN Sundays 7am MARCO VETERANS CORNER Sundays 9am Marco Island’s Local Station 98.1 FM MARCO 88.1 FM EVERGLADES CITYAND ONLINE AT TUNEIN.COM WVOI Bob Ladd 6 AM – 9AM Weekdays Johnny Dark 6pm-MIDNIGHT JJ Mitchell 10am-2pm STAY IN TOUCH WITH MARCO WEATHER & NEWS ON MARCO’S LIVE AND LOCAL Steve Reynolds 2-6pmWith Marco local news, severe weather warnings, radar, Marco events, Business info, etc. Hear severe weather and tornado warnings direct from the National Weather Service plus hourly forcasts all day long! Find it in the APP STORE OR PLAYSTORE on your smart phoneFor weeks after Irma’s visit many people were without phone and internet. 98.1 Fm radio kept them up to date with vital information and news about the Island. We at Marco’s own 98.1 FM are proud to serve our Island community and stand ready to help rebuild as we all work to make Marco strong.

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e B29 þ þ þ þ þ þ BREEZE ENTERTAINMENT “According To Your Rsum ... “ By Pancho Harrison Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.ukSee answers on page B/33The Samurai Of Puzzlesby the Mepham Group Across þ 1 þ Join the cas t of þ þ þ 10 þ Golden __ þ 14 þ Biblical v erb þ 18 þ Bara of the sile nts þ 19 þ Exone rate þ 20 þ Judicious þ þ þ þ 22 þ “... y ou’ve repaired planes for þ civilian pilots, but can you __?” þ 24 þ One guilty of disor derly conduct? þ 25 þ Slightly þ 26 þ Quasimodo’s l ove þ þ þ þ þ Pulitzer winner Welty þ 31 þ Biblical be ast þ 32 þ Some Mile s Davis groups þ þ þ þ þ þ but can you __?” þ 36 þ Gov t. loan agency þ 37 þ Web pag e standard þ 39 þ Game show hos t þ þ þ þ þ bowls, but can you __?” þ 46 þ Lightw eight hats þ 50 þ It may be r estricted þ þ þ þ 54 þ Desert trial þ 55 þ Derring-do, e.g. þ 57 þ Disciplined, in a way þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ 64 þ Closer ’s stat þ 66 þ B vitamin use d to treat high þ cholesterol þ þ þ þ þ dealers with your forgeries, þ but can you __?” þ 74 þ “... y ou’ve monitored planets þ þ with y our telescope, but can þ þ you __? ” þ 76 þ Sparkly str ands þ 77 þ Rhone tributar y þ þ þ 81 þ “__ bigg er than a breadbox?” þ 83 þ Sprain sit e þ 86 þ Like some coincidences þ 90 þ Fair way adjoiner þ þ 95 þ Lang. of Livorno þ 97 þ Kind þ 98 þ Cilium, t o the layperson þ 100 þ “... y ou’ve coached gymnasts, þ but can you __?” þ 103 þ Tuck ered out þ þ þ þ þ 107 þ “... y ou’ve run dining rooms, þ but can you __?” þ 111 þ Thicke ts þ 114 þ Actor Danie l __ Kim þ 117 þ Was cr azy about þ 118 þ Gree ted the judge þ 120 þ Prospe ctor’s disappointment þ 122 þ Actre ss Delany þ 123 þ “Oh, nuts!” þ þ þ þ theatrical prose, but can you __?” þ 127 þ Spellbound þ 128 þ Early r ole for Ronny þ 129 þ Tak es the Black Friday plunge þ 130 þ Sorbonne enr ollee þ 131 þ Melanie’ s “Working Girl” role þ 132 þ Drive , for one þ 133 þ Cat ch a glimpse of þ Down þ 1 þ Between ports þ 2 þ Fischer’ s forte þ þ 4 þ “If only __ known ... “ þ 5 þ African c apital on its own river þ 6 þ Ice ska te part þ 7 þ Summer Olympics ev ent þ þ 9 þ “Happy Da ys” mom, to Fonzie þ 10 þ Ve ry, in music þ þ 12 þ Id con troller þ þ þ þ þ þ þ 14 þ Tie þ 15 þ 10th-centur y emperor þ 16 þ Get cr acking þ 17 þ “Y ay me!” shouts þ 19 þ Bre ton or Gael þ 23 þ Chocola te trees þ 28 þ Was in a jam? þ 30 þ Sch. in Kno xville þ 33 þ Pe nn, e.g.: Abbr. þ 35 þ Insincere, as a promise þ 36 þ Sunny -day shapes þ 38 þ Cre te’s highest elev. þ 40 þ Hula hoops, sa y þ 41 þ “__ we g ood?” þ 42 þ Spot þ 43 þ Party -pooperish þ þ þ 45 þ “T urn the Page” rocker þ þ 48 þ Up and at ‘ em þ 49 þ Ke nton and Getz þ þ þ þ þ 56 þ Burglar ’s challenge þ 58 þ Exxon, formerly þ 60 þ “Diana” singer þ þ þ 65 þ Po werful engine þ 67 þ Man, but not w oman þ 68 þ Sw ears to þ 69 þ Rubberneck þ 70 þ Spock portra yer þ þ þ þ 73 þ Tak e the loss þ 75 þ Chintz y þ 78 þ Like Willie Nelson vocals þ þ þ þ þ album þ 85 þ Many OCS gr ads þ 87 þ Salmon-to-be þ 88 þ Discoun t abbr. þ 89 þ Some “X -Files” characters þ 91 þ Fancy thr eads þ 92 þ Oscar winner Be rry þ 96 þ Remot e þ 99 þ Idit arod team member þ 101 þ Wint er Games org. þ 102 þ Grapples þ 104 þ Whence Aslan þ þ 108 þ Saw þ 109 þ Taboos þ 110 þ NFL c ommissioner Goodell þ þ þ þ 115 þ Napr oxen brand þ þ þ þ þ þ 124 þ Barbary beas t þ 126 þ Hesitan t speaker’s soundsARIES (March 21-April 19): One potato, two potatoes. Sometimes you will be hot and sometimes you will be cold as you search for something elusive in the week to come. It may be difcult to satisfy a desire to form an ideal romantic commitment.TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When nothing suits, give it the boot. You may be dissatised with purchases that are made in the rst half of the week. Avoid making impulsive purchases and decisions that could impact joint resources and long-term goals.GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It may be difcult to make a good impression when school is in session. There may be many lessons to learn in the week ahead. You may be pressured to follow the rules and do your duty when interacting with other people. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Having fun can be hard work. In the week ahead, you may be invited to social functions that either involve your job or require extra effort on your part. Packing everything into your schedule can be a challenge. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may be per suaded to mix business with pleasure as the week unfolds. Your attention to detail is accentuated making this a good time to complete projects or to put nishing touches on a personal creative venture.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may be prompted to concentrate on kith and kin during the week ahead. The New Moon in Sagittarius may nd you preparing for visitors by rearranging furniture, clearing out dust bunnies or organizing the pantry.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be more energetic or competitive than usual in the upcoming week. A partner or a friend might inspire you to reach a bit higher in your pur suit of material security. Avoid misunder standings at the workplace.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Wrap up your shopping. This week you might realize that it is time to tighten up the belt and guard your piggy bank from unneeded expenditures. Understand that a close relationship depends upon trust and respect.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Hold your horses. Put new projects and major purchases on hold during the week ahead. It may be necessary to buckle down to focus on your job and attaining your goals despite holiday activities and temptations.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Gather ammunition and you can attain your ambition. During the week ahead work quietly in the background and organize your schedule. Prepare to execute your game plan after the holiday celebrations subside.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Nobody’s perfect, but some people expect perfection anyway. You may worry about exposing your imperfections or aws in the week ahead. Keep your pennies in your piggy bank and avoid impulsive spending.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There may be some rust forming on someone’s trust. Doubts could creep in to erode a relationship in the early part of the week. If you have put your trust in someone or something it is necessary to have faith. HOROSCOPEGOREN þOON BRIDþgGE Strain on the brainNorth transferred to spades and then bid five no trump, asking South to pick the best slam. This is analogous to the more common rebid of three no trump, asking opener to pick the best game. South chose to bid the slam in spades, hoping that his ability to ruff a club might make it easier to take 12 tricks. At first glance, 12 tricks looked like a cinch four or five spades, one heart, four diamonds, and three clubs. Declarer won the opening club lead in his hand with the king and led a low spade to the king. “Book him, Danno.” It looked like the 5-0 split in trumps ended his chances. South racked his brain trying to come up with a lie of the cards that would allow him to recover. South saw some hope if West’s distribution was exactly 5-1-4-3. Declarer led a club to his ace and crossed back to dummy with the king of diamonds. He threw one of his hearts on the queen of clubs and then cashed the ace of hearts. He led the jack of diamonds and overtook it with the queen in his hand before cashing the ace of diamonds to discard one of dummy’s hearts. South led his last diamond. When West had to follow suit, the miracle that declarer had been hoping for was there. South ruffed the diamond with dummy’s two of trumps and led dummy’s last heart. East rose with his king but West was down to all trumps. He had to ruff and then lead away from his queen of spades. Six spades, bid and made! What’s the problem? þ East-West vulnerable, South deals þ NORTHþ A K J 4 2þ A 7 2þ þ K Jþ Q 4 2þ WESTþ EASTþ Q 9 8 7 5þ Voidþ 6þ K J 10 9 4þ 10 8 5 2þ 9 7 6þ J 10 8þ 9 7 6 5 3þ SOUTHþ 10 6 3þ Q 8 5 3þ A Q 4 3þ A Kþ The bidding:þ SOUTHþ WESTþ NORTHþ EASTþ 1NTþ Passþ 2 þ Passþ 2 þ Passþ 5NTþ Passþ 6Allþ PassOpening lead: Jack of (Bob Jones welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. E-mail responses may be sent to tcaeditors@trib pub.com.)(c) 2017 TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.

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Page B30 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 There’s More to the StoryGo to our website at coastalbreezenews.com for more information... DAS Finds Homes for 51 Pets During Adoption Event Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted Home for the Holidays, a 33-hour adoption event Dec. 9 – Dec. 10 that found homes for 51 homeless animals, including 25 cats, 22 dogs, two ferrets and two guinea pigs. DAS is extending the discounts on adoptions offered during the event until Dec. 31. All dog adoptions will be $20; all cat adoptions will be $10. “The adopt-a-thon was a successful event, and everyone at DAS is happy that 51 pets found their home for the holidays,” said DAS Director Darcy Andrade. “Even with 51 animals being placed into homes, there are still quite a few animals at the shelter, which is why we are extending the adoption promotion until the end of December,” Andrade added. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, ea treatment, heartworm test for dogs, FELV /FIV test for cats, rabies vaccination, and 30 days of free pet insurance. That’s a value of more than $400. For more information on DAS, visit www.collierpets.com, stop by the shelter at 7610 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34104, or call (239) 252-PETS (7387). Visit the Immokalee shelter at 405 Sgt. Joe Jones Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142, or call (239) 252-7065. New Drug Court Program Agreement Approved The Board of County Commissioners (Board) approved and authorized its Chairman to sign an agreement with David Lawrence Mental Health Center (DLC) to operate a post-adjudication, court-supervised, substance abuse treatment program known as the Collier County Drug Court P rogram. In March, the Board approved the submission of an application for participation in the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program: Enhancement. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) through Grant # 2017-DCBX-0053. Collier County proposed enhancing a post-adjudication, courtsupervised, substance abuse treatment program. Subsequently, in November, the Board executed a grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to receive $400,000 in federal funds. As a condition of the award, the Drug Court Team provides a $163,380 match. Matching funds will come from participant fees and in-kind services generated by the Drug Court Team while operating the program. The application submitted by Collier County proposed an initiative that will enhance the collaboration of the Drug Court Team, including Judge Janeice Martin, DLC, Court Administration, State Attorney, Public Defender Ofce, and the Sheriff’s Ofce Department of Corrections. Collier County’s Community and Human Services Division will act as the scal agent and manage the grant. The agreement between Collier County and DLC will allow the non-prot agency to begin operation of the program as outlined and approved in the application. The program will target adults 18 and over who have not been charged with a violent drug-related felony offense, and are substance dependent and at risk of failing in less intensive rehabilitation programs. Collier County Commissioner Bill McDaniel, Chairman of the Collier County Public Safety Coordinating Council, said, “I’m very pleased with this grant. I have said many times there is little rehabilitation that comes with incarceration.” IBERIABANK Provides Hurricane Irma Relief IBERIABANK, a 130-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, recently completed a food drive and provided a $5,000 donation to benet the food pantry at Grace Place for Children and Families. “The demand for food at our weekly Friday Food Pantry increased substantially fol lowing Hurricane Irma. Many of the families who benet from our services were out of work due to disruption in jobs within the tourist industry. These families are still struggling, and we are grateful to the generosity of the associates and clients of IBERIABANK who donated food to the drive. The $5,000 donation from IBERIBANK will help support our Friday Food Pantry for 700 families for two weeks,” said Barbara Evans, chief development ofcer at Grace Place. Justin Emens, Barbara Evans, David Gordley, Robert Mirakian, Stephanie Dixon Submitted Photo RE/MAX AFFINITY PLUS 239-260-3509678 Bald Eagle Drive (Island Plaza), Marco Island, FL 34145 Karen Peeples rentals@marcorentalhomes.com Colleen DeFranco cdefranco@marcorentalhomes.com ANNUAL RENTALS LATE FALL RENTALS WINTER RENTALS 537 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island Largest Selection of Marine Parts, Trailer Parts & Fiberglass Supplies in SW Florida! VHF RADIOLimit One Per Customer LARGE SELECTION OF ZINC ANODES RUDDER, TRIM, SHAFT, ENGINE AT GREAT PRICES 989 S. 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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 þ ww w.coastalbreezenews.com þ Pag e B31 Founded in 2004, Grace Place for Children and Families is a faith-based, non-prot neighborhood center teach ing literacy, language and life skills to atrisk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate city. Each week, the cen ter serves an average of 800 individuals through its education programming and food pantry . They provide free high quality , educational programs that foster social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellec tual development. Programs concentrate on academic excellence, social competen cy, relational mentoring for positive behav ior choices, safe, structured opportunities for enrichment activities, parenting skills, and family literacy . The goal is to help chil dren reach their full potential as literate, happy , healthy , and productive members of society. JCMI BINGO JCMI Monday Night Bingo committee member, Hanita Kern, awards cash to our two big winners on Monday, Tracey Taylor and Barb Rola. Played every Monday at 991 Winterberry Drive on Marco, doors open to all at 5:30 enjoy our famous complimentary hot dog and sides! Students express the spirit of democracy The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office is proud to announce the winning artists for the 2017 Art for Democracy contest: Bianca Bernstein of Mason Classical Academy and the Gulfview Middle School’s Art Depart ment. A call for entries took place between October 5 and N ovember 16 and students were challenged to create a piece of art work that expresses the meaning of de mocracy. Among the 145 submitted works of art, six winning entries were selected to appear in election publications between 2018 and 2019, including in the 2018 Elec tion Calendar. A reception for the winning artists will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, at the East West Fine Art Gallery located at 2425 Tamiami Trail N. #102, Naples FL 34103. The Supervisor of Elections ofce partnered with the Collier County Public Schools and Champions For Learning dur ing this year’s contest. For more informa tion about the Art for Democracy project, please visit www .CollierV otes.com or call (239) 252-VOTE. Voter Challenge nets 1000 New Voter Registrations Since October, the Collier County Su pervisor of Elections ofce has been en gaging high school students in the elector al process by challenging them to register and pre-register to vote. So far , 11 schools have participated in the fifth annual High School Voter Registration Challenge and already, the office has collected more than 1,000 new voter registration applications from students. Approximately 1,073 new voter registrations have been received by the elections ofce since the challenge kicked off, which is nearly double the number collected dur ing last year’s challenge. “W e are excited to see so many students participating in this challenge. Pre-registered voters who turn 18 prior to Election Day next year will be eligible to vote in that election.” – Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervi sor of Elections T o learn more about the schools par ticipating in this year’s High School V oter Registration Challenge, visit the Community Calendar at www.CollierVotes.com. FWC Law Enforcement Ofcer Arbogast was on water patrol with an Everglades N ational P ark Ranger in a park service vessel. The ofcers were pulling away from the dock when they ob served a 14’ jon boat idling towards the boat ramp with several shing rods hanging out the sides. During a resource inspec tion, several indicators of impairment were observed. When asked how much he had to drink. He replied “a few, 3 to 4.” The op erator consented to Seated Field Sobriety T ests which he performed poorly . Ofcer Arbogast placed the operator under arrest for BUI. The operator refused to provide a breath sample and was booked into the county jail. Ofcers Oldsen, Amuso, Araujo and Kleis responded to Marine Emergency Response Team (MERT) call regarding two missing boaters in a remote part of the Ten Thousand Islands. The local Sher iff’s Ofce Aviation Unit and a National P ark Service V essel also responded to the call. The missing boaters were found by Ofcers Kleis and Amuso, and aside from being scared and lost, they were unharmed. The ofcers escorted them back to the boat ramp.

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With large volume ceilings the home feels even bigger. Pride of ownership is displayed throughout. The home includes extras such as tray ceil kit chen has luxurious cabinetry, stainless steel appliances as well as home has a natural gas line which is great for cooking. While the in side of the home is incredible, it is the c o vered lanai that is certain to blow you away. Stepping out on Step into this three bedroom, two bath home and you are certain to be im pressed. The home is a dream come true with an open kitchen and split tertops and stainless steel appli ances. $320,000. Harborview Realty Tucked two this three bedroom, two bath home is located in a quiet neighborhood on the south side of Marco Island. required. This home has a recently repainted exterior and a brand new master bathroom complete and double vanity complete with granite countertops. The kitchen has stainless appliances in place. Pride of ownership shows as you walk through this home. 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Just bring your toothbrush and beach towels and begin to enjoy this turnkey furnished Island more details or a private showing just call Julie & Brock Wilson. Pre

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B33CLASSIFIEDS www.CoastalBreezeNews.com HOMES FOR SALE JOE CHARDE239-592-3000 SELLERS:Are you lost in the shue? ALL MY LISTINGS HAVE SOLD! List with the Best! Charde.com main t ained 4BR/3.5BA residence Marco Island. Very spacious great room style home featuring expan sive pool and lanai area with full summer kitchen. Florida living at tails or a private showing just call Julie & Brock Wilson. Pr emier So Tigertail Beach area boater’s treasure with sunny tained 3BR/ 2BA. Furnished and r eady to move in or use as perfect details or a private showing just call Julie & Brock Wilson. Premier Custom built waterfront 4BR/ 3BA with quick, desirable south end of Marco Is fully landscaped and 100 feet of w a terfrontage on a quiet street close to the beach, shopping and For more details or a private show ing just call Julie & Brock Wilson. Just re 3BR/ 2BA boa ter’s delight located plan featuring all new kitchen, ap and much mor e . Large sparkling Wilson. Premier Sotheby’s Interna Spacious and just remodeled golf course area home with 3BR + den/ of st ainess steel appliances, new of N e w roof, paint and landscaping call Julie & Brock Wilson. Premier $1,572,000. front pool home. 4BR/4.5BA 2-sto 162’ waterfront Tip-Lot Key West home. Waterfront, pool, club Kr ystal Bernhardt, PA Premiere $1,050,000. Beach neighborhood, 3BR/+ Den, Callista in Fiddlers Creek – 2nd HOMES FOR SALE Brand new custom-built home on Roberts Bay located in the pres with 168 Feet of Water Direct ac cess. 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 ba ths, den, family room, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, 2 wet bars, elevator, private balconies & im pact glass. Large lanai with electric pool, spa, & summer kitchen. Estates of Estate home with wonderful bay views and short direct access to Gulf. turnkey furnished in one of Marco Waterfront. Walk to Beach 4BR/3BA plus bo mobile/text. Single Family Pool Home Centrally Located 3BR/ Reduced to Realtor, Premier Sotheby's Int'l. Tigertail Beach water frontage. Built in 2005. Spa cious 4BR/3BA + den (3117 under gr anite builder upgrades. Pool, spa River area residence, 3BR + den (2445 under Expansive screened lanai and pool with converging, LONG waterway w/direct Gulf & river access. 3 car Newer, two story gourmet kitchen w/stainless ap pliances. 2nd master guest suite. Expansiv e screened lanai & pool. Large u-shaped dock w/quick Gulf 248-8177. Everglades City Homes, condos, vacant lots and boat slips. Glades Realty.com. Looking for a new home in the Na ples area? Call Anthony Bernosky PA , New Community Specialist MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE Turnkey fur nished 1BR/1BA manufactured Spa cious 2BR/2BA manufactured home in a great 55+ community with Gulfland and pe ts allowed with approv sun room. The Sandlin Team RE 2BR/2BA manufactured home in relax and to entertain guests. The MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE Dream Model manufactured home in a popular gated 55+ com munity. Home features a 2017 Corne r stone remodeled kitchen, new A/C, hot water heater and 11 new windows. Den could be converted into a 2nd bdrm. The CONDOS FOR SALE Peaceful New granite top counters in kitch en. Impact window and doors. W ell main tained community. In the heart of Marco Island close to din First Jus t steps to the Esplanade to en joy waterfront dining and shop South end throughout. Newer AC, washer, and dryer. Lots of storage and cov Wow don’t miss out on this completely condo conveniently located close to the shops, restaurants, grocery Incredible windows. Just a short drive to Mar 7515. Bring your boat to this south of the island direct ac cess residence. Large corner unit & covered parking. $625,000. Sta Sunset House Marco Beach front Condo 2BR/2BA. Turnkey Furnished. T ropical Island view. Huge pool. Direct beach access. Oversized balcony. Laundry. In ternet. Excellent seasonal rental inc ome. Low maintenance. CONDOS FOR SALE JOE CHARDE239-592-3000 “Your hometown Realtor”Selling Marco Island for 34 years! Call the Guru of Marco! Charde.com been completely redone from top and new bathrooms. New paint in the kitchen, it has been com pletely redone with new cabinets, granite countertops and a new backsplash. The stainless steel ap pliances are brand new and never en are brand new as well? Also, the hot w a ter heater and air con c ould you want? Both bathrooms have been updated as well with all This unit also has long water views and is across the street from the beach. The unit also comes with a age in front of the carport. South its gated entrance including tennis and pickle ball courts, a marina, docks and much more. $425,000. Great loca dent’s Beach. Spacious 2 story to wnhouse. 2 BR/1.5 BA with scape from your screened lanai. CONDOS FOR SALE Open up the doors from your private elevator and picturesque view of the natural habitat surrounding Hammock Bay. the pride of ownership around every corner. Throughout this spacious 2,333 square foot home you will see all sorts of owner improvements from upgraded LED lights to added These owners have spared no ex pense as they have also put crown molding in the great room, added blinds in all of the bedrooms and great room, put in a new dryer in 2016, a new Carrier HVAC system in 2015 and a Whirlpool Energysmart hot water heater in 2016. The kitch en is complete with granite counter tops and KitchenAid stainless steel appliances. This home is move in second to none. The building has a ter, heated swimming pool and spa, c abanas surrounding the pool and are two guest suites available for use in Lesina. This unit comes with 2 reserved parking spaces as well as a storage unit. $550,000. Harborview 2224. Enjoy the cony in this furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. Very clean and well guard gated entry, access to the Gulf beach through private walk way, tennis courts, chickee hut, boat dock with slip rentals, bocce courts, barbecue grills and heated swimming pool overlooking the Bay. $350,000 Harborview Realty lakefront views, dock, two pools, CONDOS FOR SALE Boaters & Fish t o this light & bright, 2/2 taste fully furnished condo with gor geous views of the Marco River, right in the heart of Olde Marco. Southern Breeze-1141 S. Collier Clean and well maintained 1st ing areas and carpet in bedrooms, screened lanai, detached one car censed FL Broker. $250,000. Har Wel come to tower 4, unit 605 in the inside this gated community and you won't be disappointed. The views from this unit are jaw drop ping. Facing southwest, one will enjoy the sun for much of the day on the lanai. The unit over looks the community pool and has breathtaking views of Marco Island's crescent beach. The unit fully decorated. Are you looking for an in v estment opportunity? Don't forget that tower 4 allows weekly South Seas have at their disposal common docks for lease, kayak storage, tennis courts, pickle ball or future rentals listed with this unit must be honored. $450,000. This issue’s answers: See page B/29 844-245-4092

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Page B34 www.coastalbreezenews.com December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018CLASSIFIEDS www.CoastalBreezeNews.com CONDOS FOR SALEIsland Club #3-8 on south end of Island close to South Beach. This spacious 2 bed room 2 bath condo shows well and is t astefully furnished, featuring remotely controlled, undercover parking, its own storage room next to parking, social room & pool. Seabreeze #C-6 This two bed is perfect for someone looking Boulevard, this unit is conveniently located just a short walk from Resi plex is across the street from mul day at the beach, your choices are across the street! C-6 is the larg maintained and shows extremely well. It is tastefully decorated and has been upgraded. $180,000. 8355 Whisper Trace #102 Beauacross from the community pool. dler’s Creek community. Resort tennis & spa services. $170,000. Vantage Point #114 two bath waterfront condo that Located on the corner of the build ing providing extra windows and Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Sand Dollar B-112 Furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse. Renovated guest ary 2017.Conveniently located and w ell main tained. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Premier Pier 81 North Penthouse 2 rooms, den, dining area, gourmet kit chen, private elevator & garage. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Marengo #204 updated 3 bedroom condo located ishes Throughout. Impact glass. Lo v ely lake views. Buying or Sell ing? Call The Caruso Team at Pre Mirage PH-E catular views from this luxurious Finishes throughout. 2 car garage San Marco Villas-K-6 Charming 2 bedroom 2 bath con Villas. Tile thr oughout. Upda ted library, restaurants & shops. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Casa de Marco Updated Isles of Collier Preserve coach home! Gorgeous 2014 con ture lovers dream; miles of walking and k a yak trails plus resort and lap details. Cynthia Corogin, Premier Sandcastles 1 Unit 905 nished condo. Pool, spa, beach front. Everything close by! Krystal CONDOS FOR SALESouth Seas East #F-1 For the perfect Island tropical g arden style getaway. Enjoy all of the wonderful South Seas Resort & much more! For more details or a private showing just call Julie & Duchess #705 southwest views of the Gulf of plus panoramic Island views from the Duchess for the best in beach vate showing just call Julie & Brock South Seas Tower 4 #405 Enjoy cal beachfront pool area from this residence with weekly rentals al lowed. Shows like a model with kitchen and baths. You’ll love the lifestyle at the South Seas Resort! more details or a private showing Admiralty House #706-S Highly panoramic Gulf, beach and Island views from large front and rear balconies. Open and bright beach front getaway with lots of windows and glass sliding door s. P erfect at $430,000. For more details or a private showing just call Julie & 1143 Lighhouse Ct. Unit 7, Southern Exposure, 3BR Golf view with water too! Outstanding! Private corner end out, summer 2017, including molding. Ready for move-in side laundry. Impact windows. Furnished Southwinds Garden condos short walk to residents 3000. Vantage Point deeded boat dock & walk to the beach from this 1200 sf with sunset views lowest price in complex only $374,000. 3000. Crescent Beach #1403 with upgrades galore! Custom stainless steel appliances. One Best Kept Secret! On the Gulf. are like living on a ship. Spectacular new to market, panoramic sunset 3000. South Seas 905 Enjoy wonder of the building you will love the CONDOS FOR SALE JOE CHARDE239-592-3000 NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE!Selling Marco Island for 34 years! Call the Guru of Marco! Charde.com Mariner 2-101 End unit with wrap across from Resident’s Beach. By San Marco Villas 2BRupgraded with fresh paint, new carpet, up graded bathrooms, park your car dir ectly in front of unit. Centrally located walk to schools, library, INVESTORS DREAM! Marco Beach Ocean Resort Condo Hotel with top of the line including taxes & maintenance Seabreeze South sale. Near beach. No smoking, no Tradewinds #202 view at the popular Tradewinds 000. Furnished. Susie Hauze, BHHS Seabreeze South #S-2 Come & enjoy this remodeled and turn key furnished 1 bedroom vacafully landscaped grounds just ar ound the corner from Resident’s Sussex on the Bay PH #603 Gor geous bay views & sunsets from small complex with common dock, tennis court, garage parking and furnished & ready to move right Just Listed! Very spacious 2BR + den waterfront getaway in the South the water & pool area. Common docks, tennis court and just a short French Village #206 maintained and ready to move in impact windows & sliders through plex close to beach, shopping and Anglers Cove Resort Water Direct G 403 410 Edgewater Ct. Gorgeous sun sets, converging waterway views, CONDOS FOR SALERoyal Seafarer #1402 spectacular views day and night hour views from sunrise over the Island to twinkling lights at night as well as pool and beach views. Eagle Cay Bldg. 5, #506 Gorgeous wide water views to the south over Caxambas Pass and sunsets pool directly behind the building Eagle Cay, along with Cabana, ten more! Nicely maintained with up dated kitchen. Parking under build ing. Rarely available 3 bedroom Susie Hauze, Realtor BHHS Florida Summit #1102 Perfect beach lo Re sort, this two bedroom two bath southern exposure condo over 1700 sq. feet under air is listed for Hauze, Realtor Berkshire Hatha SOUTH SEAS Tower 1 #211 Fan access, tennis and pickle ball, com lease s available. Value Priced at FERS. Susie Hauze, Realtor Berk SOUTH SEAS Tower 2 #1612In spectacular vista from all rooms Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty SERANO @ Hammock Bay #706 condo overlooking gorgeous Ham mock Bay Golf course with view of Value priced and turnkey furnished Realtor. Berkshire Hathaway Flori da Realty. Sandpiper #303 Least expensive south end of the island. Over 2,000 cludes $70,000. High impact doors Somerset 508 Beachfront condo, plex with excellent rental income. 248-8177. Marbelle #1205 & panoramic beach, Gulf & sunset views! Recently upgraded, expan sive wraparound lanai is perfect f or entertaining. $1,100,000. The 248-8177. Seawinds #1002 do, features panoramic Gulf, beach & sunset views, west exposure! Re building with excellent rental po Vintage Bay Boasts the BEST plans, high ceilings, PET friendly, garage, only 4 midrise bldgs, at least 2,000 sf, Gate, intercom, pris Dr e am with phenomenal birdlife, pool, Club House, boardwalk & Ga zebo overlooking the Bay. Privacy, Coldwell Banker for tour! CONDOS FOR SALESouth Seas Club Gate, acres of green space, gar dens & walking paths, private LOTS FOR SALE24 Templewood Ct. $215,000. Build your new home in para dise! Cleared lot near schools and 1258 Balboa Ct. $525,000. Per cleared and ready for you to build that perfect dream home! Nice neighborhood of well-maintained homes. Gulf access, seawall and 481 Balsam Ct. $550,000. 100x lot. Enjoy the view of the canal with seawall in place. Harborview Real 394 Red Bay Lane $125,000. appx. lot at the end of a cul de sac in the premiere gated community of Hide of this lot, immediately you can start enjoying all Hideaway Beach amenities! Harborview Realty 855 Old Marco Lane – REDUCED $425,000. wall replaced in 2007. Build your dr eam home on this lot and enjo y just a short boat trip out to open water! This lot is also conveniently located just a short distance from restaurants and a marina! Harbor Estate inland home site, oversized home. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Premier Sotheby’s 872 Rose Ct. $275,000. Great lot with quick indirect access to the sessment paid. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Premier 305 Grapewood Ct. $500,000 views, quick & easy access to the dream home. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Premier . 951 E. Inlet Dr. $850,000 Great deep water direct access lot located build your custom dream home. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso 468 Barcelona Ct. $350,000. Great lot to build your custom dream ter views. Brand new seawall being installed. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Premier Sotheby’s 720 Inlet Dr. $349,000. Unique Possible views of Roberts Bay from Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Inland lot on Marco Nice area. Least expensive in unit 8. 1536 Buccaneer Great lot with coverging waterways. New sea LOTS FOR SALE sit e t o build an elevated home pro Ba y . Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at Premier Sotheby’s Located in the desirable Tiger tail beach area. Long water canal included. Seawall has been rewith home also for sale. 390 Century Dr. $999,900. Open view of Clam Bay, western exposure, to build your dream home. Buying or Selling? Call The Caruso Team at New to market! water indirect lot with brand new seawall and desirable southern Close t o the beach, shopping and restaurants. Perfect spot to build 1515 Leland Way Great opportu nity to build your dream home on this o v ersized corner lot located in and dining. Sunny southern expo sure. Priced to sell at $184,000. For more details just call Julie & Brock 1258 Balboa Ct. $525,000. Per cleared and ready for you to build that perfect dream home! Nice neighborhood of well-maintained homes. Gulf access, seawall and 28 Jasper Dr. $39,900. Vacant lot munity with a Gulf access boat niently located near the shops and r esturants as well as the beaches HALF ACRE ESTATE LOT Very pressit e with views of Roberts Bay. This site!! Joe Charde, ONEIR Realty, LAST ONE OF ITS KIND!! ture lover’s paradise overlooking His t oric Caxambas Pond and bird Two story home would produce and you will experience spectacu 1258 Balboa Ct. $525,000. Per cleared and ready for you to build that perfect dream home! Nice neighborhood of well-maintained homes. Gulf access, seawall and 1085 Caxambas Dr. Superb va cant acre lot located in the pres direct access to the Gulf and the wall! Desirable western exposure. 700 Amber Large corner lot with western exposure. 1 block from south beach 110x100. Build you dream home. Steps from the beach and save with no real estate com Spinnaker Dr. Homesite Beachco Island. Nature & sunsets, walk to Email jess_tateo@yahoo.com for aerial photographs.

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B35 WALTER TEAM 239-821-0994Your Concierge Real Estate CompanyPut Marco’s Best to Work for You!www.IslandRealtyMarco.comTony Walter, 239-821-0994 Scott Walter, 239-821-4991 Jim Walter, 239-777-6936 291 S. Collier Blvd #104 • Marco Island, FL 34145 1021 W INLET DRIVErfn ttbrft r$299,000 8686 ERICE CTrt tr ttr tttr$375,000 SOLD AVERSANA #1504rrrtttt tbntbbtb bbtbtr$525,000 DOCKSIDE #206rrt b nrttt$329,000 AVERSANA #1105rrbtt br ttbtt ttr$525,000 LESINA #202rr t tr tr$585,000 SERANO #604 rrrt ‘ttr ttrt$450,000 1272 RIALTO WAY #202’rtt btrtttt br“””•–– AVERSANA #1005r’r—t– trn rbttr$519,000 AVERSANA #1906rrn•tt —tr tttbbbtr$699,000 SOLD SOLDSERANO #802rttt tbr$365,000 SERANO #805’r rtt rtt tr$395,000 2031 SHEFFIELD AVEnt‘tb trt r$125,000 SERANO #205rr—tt t tr$329,000 SOLD1290 RIALTO WAY #201’rb trttbtt ttrr$414,900 1281 N. COLLIER BLVDrrtr tt r$429,000 226 WATERWAY POINTE #202rrt br tr$530,000 SOLD

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December 22, 2017 January 4, 2018 www.coastalbreezenews.com Page B31 CLASSIFIEDS www.CoastalBreezeNews.com half page TMTTS HELP WANTEDGardner part time, 2 days per month. Private home. Weeding, pulling vines & trimming. 315Night time Superintendent need ed W eekend position for high rise condo. $13 per hour, 26 hours details. Cocomo’s Grill is now hiring serv ers lier Blvd. Bartender and pizza maker need interview. Part time help wanted Ladies Boutique Merchandising. Flex Marine Mechanic Needed Marco Island tonysdockside@gmail.com. THE UPS STORE, Marco Island, accepting applications for parttime associates. Customer service orientation, willingness to work & l earn, dependability, professional attitude & typing ability are re quired. Retail experience & comput er skills are a plus. Apply in person a t Town Center Mall, 1083 N. Collier Blvd. NO phone calls or emails. Caf de Marco hiring full time Hostess/Host and Serve r Ap ply in person. 244 Royal Palm Dr., . Front Desk Position Computers, answering phones, checking guests in and out, and other general office person. Boat House Motel, 1180 Housekeeping Position Full time position open. Must work week ends. Apply in person Boat House 2400. HELP WANTEDDock Master Full time needed, 3-4 days a week, part time 2 days a week for boat club in Goodland. Cleaning, scrubbing, & light main tenance work required. Age 21+. W eekends are expected. Good communication skills & friendly hourly plus gratuities. Email re boatclub.com. opening for a talented and expe rienced interior design assistant with excellent CAD computer skills. Knowledge of design man ager is a plus. Email resume to Caregivers Needed has IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for com passionate CNA/HHA and Compan ion Caregivers for in-home senior staller Some experience preferred, but we will train. Paradise Glass and Home Health Aids, HHA’s, CNA’s, & RN’s Needed for in home pri CNA's/HHA's needed seeking passionate caregivers. We will train. Driver Wanted Clean driving record, professional & Courteous. Servicing airports or "on island" local transfers as well. HELP WANTED Cook, Saute Cook, Pantry Cook, A private Member owned Golf & Country Club on Marco Island, Florida is seeking experienced kitchen at a premier club. * Experienced line cooks, prep cooks, pantry cooks, broiler cooks saut cooks * Experienced dishwashersWe are an equal opportunity em ployer and a drug free work place. Commensurate with experience Resumes should be sent to HOME SERVICESIs Your Screen Porch in Need of Repair or Complete Rescreen? Call for Carpet & Tile Cleaning Dry & Clean Carpet Cleaning, Inc. Servicing Marco & Naples for over 18 years. Insured & Bonded. No hidden fees. WINDOW CLEANING Pressure Washing/Scratch Removal. Resi marcoseethruwindows.com. PROFESSIONAL SERVICESCaregiver available for private dutying. 21 year Marco resident. Excellent references. Long term Housekeeper/Companion No job too small. Hire an expert. Many references. Appointments, er rands, elder assistance. Marielana Call an experienced dog walker/ References available. Call Light housekeeping and cooking. Doctor appointment companion. Polish caregiver Lisa. 845-544-3243. Magical Photoshoots People, Pictures.poetry1@gmail.com. NEED HELP PACKING DOWNSIZ ING OR STAGING? I can help you land. Perfect Garage epoxy garage Quickbooks, as well as processing accounts payable and receivable while reconciling all accounts monthly. Dealing with customers and company personnel in a professional, with establishing policies and procedures would be a plus. reports as required and working with accountant. We need to hire the following positions: Please email your resume to Valerie Simon atval@coastalbreezenews.com task, work in a very fast paced environment, handle the stress of deadlines and be a TEAM player. gathers completed elements to layout the paper and processes all content. hit the ground running will be preferred.