FREE! Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2011
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Beyond breast cancer, more than 4,100 people in the US receive a cancer diagnosis per day, according to the American Cancer Society.... B/14-15
On Sunday morning, October 16, my husband and I bicycled to Chokoloskee and followed a rough sandy road to the Smallwood Store & Museum. Although it was just after ten in the morning... A/17
Coastal Breeze News Staff
PHOTO BY MSG LAUREANO SANTIAGO, JROTC LELY HIGH SCHOOL
Lely High School coach Dan Selvey, sits with Principal Leslie Morris amidst the Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team, students and attendees of the annual “Dig Pink” fund raising event. SEE MORE PICTURES, A/14-15.
Phoenix Awards to First Responders By Coastal Breeze News Staff In ancient Greece and Egypt the Phoenix was known as a bird that has a life cycle of 500 to 1,000 years, after which its nest burns to ashes and the bird is reborn. In the thousands of years since the myth of the Phoenix has circled the world from Pole to Pole and from east to west. Some time ago Collier County instituted the Phoenix Award for special first responders who bring back to life those who have suffered cardiac arrest. This does not mean people who have had some form of heart attack; it means someone who is technically dead, who has stopped breathing, and whose heart has actually stopped beating. The victims survived and walked out of hospitals thanks to the heroic acts of first responders - including emergency services technicians, paramedics, police officers, and ordinary people. On October 11, 2011, Collier
The free Festival sheds light on the plight of the endangered Florida panther through interactive activities about the Florida panther’s life and habitat. The Living with Wildlife Pavilion: provides proactive steps to be taken to protect pets and livestock on private property from wildlife. The Pavilion is staffed by panther biologists and includes tools biologists use to monitor panthers, capture videos, demonstration livestock pen, handouts, and the popular Adopt-aPanther program. Music: The sounds of bluegrass music enlivens the Festival with live performances by two bands, Frontline Bluegrass and the BugTussle Ramblers. Presentations: Fascinating presentations by panther biologists and panther research team members take place throughout the day. Presentations include secrets of panther capture techniques, why biologists track panthers, how orchids play a role in panther habitat health, and even what it’s like to hold a Florida panther kitten. Interactive Walk: Free Panther Tales walks take place throughout the day and are open to everyone first-come, first-serve. Panther Tales are short, leisurely walks along the park’s trails to look for signs of wildlife and learn about Florida panthers. Kid’s activities: Face painting, educational activities and games. Food Vendors throughout the day. The Festival is on October 29, 10AM to 4PM at North Collier Regional Park and is free of charge.
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Chuck Gunter surrounded by First Responders. He appreciates their life saving abilities.
County presented the Phoenix Award to the following emergency medical technicians, paramedics and police officers for their roles in saving lives of citizens and visitors: • Marco Island Police Department: Sgt. Tony Spina, Marine Officer Ed Stamm, Sgt. Brian Hood, Reserve Officer Andy Delgado and Officer Robert
Sims, Lt. Pete Beucler. • Marco Island Fire Department: Fire Chief Mike Murphy, Captain Dean Heasley, Firefighter Paramedic, Nelson Ramirez (two awards), Firefighter Paramedic Albert Munoz, Firefighter EMT Leo Rodriquez, Lieutenant Paramedic
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