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  1. Four candidates seek 3 open Marco Island City Council seats

    City council election a month away

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    Collier Salvation Army food pantry nearly empty; food needed

    The Salvation Army of Collier County is in need of donated canned food and non-perishables

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Wine expert Marco Porto this week touts a special chardonnay. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Wine talk: Patz & Hall has a chardonnay to dine for

    Enjoying a glass of wine is a sure way to beat the summer heat

    • Sep. 28, 2014
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    Andrew Fowler, left, with his coach-dad, Greg. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Father-son Marco academy team grows together on gridiron

    QB Andrew Fowler says his coach-dad is harder on him than rest of players

    • Sep. 28, 2014
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    Marco Island Property Owners endorse Batte, Brown for council

    But decline to choose a third candidate

    • Sep. 28, 2014
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    Imposing facade of the McIlvaine Court home. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Real estate: Single-floor Marco mansion redefines posh

    $4.875 million house has 300 feet of water frontage

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    The massive crane in action, as seen from the Winn-Dixie side of the bridge. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Gallery: Mid-2015 completion seen for Smokehouse Bridge repair

    First 66,000-pound piling installed; 11 more to go

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    Mike Daniel, left, walks with Bill Allison of T.Y. Lin Engineering at the Smokehouse Bay Bridge project. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Meet Mike Daniel, the man who helped build the island

    Two substantial projects underway Smokehouse Bay Bridge, Swallow Ave. storm sewer

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    Noel Briggs, a longtime director at The Charter Club of Marco Beach, displays a Kathy Spalding work at the resort. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco resort values 32-year-old Kathy Spalding paintings

    Internationally known Naples artist and sculptor Kathy Spalding dies at 62

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    Ryan Garrison Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Marco Island Sun Times boosts sales strength

    Certified professional account executives offer digital and print products

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    Gina Sisbarro is 'Martha Horror' in her latest ghostly trolley tour. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Murder, mayhem trolley tours set to resume

    'Martha Horror' guides guests through Marco's ghostly past

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Joe Granda appears before the Marco Island City Council in support of the proposed FY 2015 budget. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Marco Island City Council OKs $22M budget

    Plan outlined by city manager will zero out city debt by 2020

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    City Council candidate forum set Oct. 10

    The public is invited

    • Sep. 22, 2014
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    A special chadonnay is this week's wine to be more than savored. Julia Opravina/Special to the Sun Times

    Wine talk: Great chardonnays arise from Piedmont

    A little secret worth knowing about

    • Sep. 19, 2014
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    A fired-up Marco Island Academy team charges onto the field in the rain for their much-anticipated match up with Community School of Naples. After taking a 10-7 first-half lead, the home team ran out of gas, falling 31-10 to the local power. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco Island Academy Rays run out of gas

    Fall to Community School of Naples 31-10

    • Sep. 21, 2014
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    Council considers $22.46M fiscal 2015 budget Monday night

    City manager's plan: long-term debt eliminated by 2020

    • Sep. 21, 2014
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    A motorist sends up a shower on San Marco Drive, which flooded at the intersection of that road and Barfield Drive. Quentin Roux'/Marco Island Sun Times

    Soggy Marco endures rain torrents

    Marco has experienced sporadic downpours since Friday evening, but they increased in volume from about 11 a.m. Sunday.

    • Sep. 20, 2014
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    An early favorite at the restaurant is the gyro sandwich. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Friends, investors help Marco entertainer open Detroit-style deli

    Gourmet Detroit dogs, Greek food highlight Kirk's Coney Island offerings

    • Sep. 19, 2014
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    Rabbi Edward Maline and cantorial soloist Hari Jacobsen. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Congregation prepares to observe Jewish High Holy Days

    New Year begins Sept. 24, Yom Kippur Oct. 4

    • Sep. 19, 2014
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    Sascha Bonte Sue Keller/file

    Fundraiser for Sascha Bonte family set for Oct. 3

    The popular Marco salon owner died of brain tumor complications

    • Sep. 19, 2014
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    The 7th annual Christmas Island Style Golf Committee stands with some of the prizes. Special to the Sun Times

    Saturday golf tourney to benefit Christmas Island Style events

    Shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club

    • Sep. 19, 2014
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    The area roughly now covered with trees is the potential spot for a proposed multi-deck parking lot. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Collier County eyes $4 million parking garage near Marco beach

    The multi-deck facility could be built with tourist development tax receipts

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Don Jones waves symbolically as he prepares to retire from his service with the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    After 30 years, battalion chief Don Jones hangs up his gear

    Life-long firefighter's dream fulfilled

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Council votes to seek $11 million in lot assessments

    Money would be used to cover city water, wastewater improvements

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Pay-as-you-go city budget plan passes first hurdle

    2nd budget hearing set for Sept. 22

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Marco Island Academy senior Alyssa Stolinas gets up high for a spike in Marco Island Academy's 3-0 victory over Golden Gate Monday evening. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco Island Academy sweeps Golden Gate in volleyball

    The 3-4 Rays travel to Everglades City on Thursday

    • Sep. 16, 2014
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    Laura Owen this week talks about unusual traveling in Florida, not forgetting at least one great wine. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Wine Talk: You can find Greece in Florida, and really old Florida, too

    Next in our summer of '14 road trips was a terrific driving tour of Florida's West Coast and Panhandle.

    • Sep. 13, 2014
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    Bette McGilvray Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Realtors: Still a seller's market for Marco properties

    Strong market with rising values but low inventory

    • Sep. 15, 2014
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    The Wright bracelets are selling well at the Marco Island Center for the Arts' gift shop. B. Elaine Michaelis/Special to the Sun Times

    Hot Marco craze: novelty bracelets born with History Channel and a drop of vodka

    News of the bracelets has gone nationwide

    • Sep. 13, 2014
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    Graphic courtesy of NOAA

    Why experts think this hurricane season won't be so bad

    El Nino influence appears to be much weaker than anticipated.

    • Sep. 13, 2014
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    Teresa DiFranco prays during the 9/11 service at San Marco Catholic Church. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Video: Marco observes 9/11

    Remembrance service honors first responders

    • Sep. 11, 2014
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    Officer George Guyer and Matt Goetz stop in the street, comparing notes from a burglar alarm call in the neighborhood. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    City manager, new chief want officers out of patrol cars, into community

    New Marco Police Chief Al Schettino is determined to get his officers more involved in the community.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
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    Photo courtesy of NOAA

    Hurricane watchers: SW Florida residents should be wary until end of season

    Forecasters still tracking two storms

    • Sep. 11, 2014
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    Marco fire and police personnel stand by at the scene of a body recovery at Factory Bay Marina at Pier 81 on Bald Eagle Drive. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    UPDATE: Police ID man found in water near Marco marina

    Investigation still open, police say

    • Sep. 10, 2014
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    NOAA graphic shows potential weather outlook for Southwest Florida. Courtesy NOAA

    Tropical disturbance may bring rain by end of week

    Unlikely to become a tropical storm, forecasters say.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
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    Romina Giminez and Jessica Ragan converge on this bump during Marco Island Academy's 3-0 win over Gateway Academy Monday night. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Academy volleyball team wins home opener

    Pumped-up Marco team beats Gateway Academy of Fort Myers 3-0

    • Sep. 9, 2014
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    Bonte stands outside his salon in this 2012 photo. Sue Keller/marcoislandflorida.com

    Popular Marco salon owner dies

    Sascha Bonte had brain cancer removal complications

    • Sep. 8, 2014
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    This week, Marco Porto of Chop239 goes down under to Australia for his next value for the money wine. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Wine Talk: Over the moon for a down-under gem

    Part four of a mini-series on bang for the buck wines

    • Sep. 7, 2014
  2. 'Duck Rock' by Rob Storter, c 1935, a location in the Ten Thousand Islands. Special to the Sun Times

    Marco museum showcases late artist Rob Storter's Everglades drawings

    Illustrated guide: the 'Glades of yesterday

    • Sep. 7, 2014
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    Wide receiver/safety Cole Stretton streaks down the sideline on a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown in Marco Island Academy's 35-0 win over Somerset Academy. Stretton scored twice for the Rays. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco Island Academy Rays off to 2-0 start

    New football coach leads charter high school over Somerset Academy of Miramar 35-0

    • Sep. 7, 2014
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    Joanne Schaub prepares to head out toward the Ten Thousand Islands from the Marco Island Marriott resort. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Marco named No. 4 safest city in Florida

    Tourism: Paradise redefined as happy, safe

    • Sep. 6, 2014
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    The tropical waffle is a really fruity affair, sweetened (if desired) with some confectioner's sugar and a little cream. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Susie's Diner has new owners

    A few 'tweaks' here and there are all that Susie's Diner new owner Grace Testa has in mind.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
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    Angler Lee Pershing poses with his unique 'catch,' a 108-foot piece of PVC piping that he snagged near the Judge S.S.Jolley Bridge. Special to the Sun Times

    Fisherman's pipe dream was more than a reality

    Longtime Marco Islander and angler Lee Pershing didn't envisage a 108-foot catch while fishing recently near the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
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    Kelly Lichter with her family. Special to the Sun Times

    New school board member believes in solid educational foundations

    Kelly Lichter's district includes Marco

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    Eric Wasser enjoys a ride on one of the island's shared-use paths. More such paths are on the way for the island's bicyclists and pedestrians. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Council OKs shared-use bike paths

    Money will come from state

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    The home's kitchen suffered major damage in the early-morning blaze. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Kitchen suffers major damage in early-morning home blaze

    Homeowners escape without injury

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    Sgt. Brian Hood on the boat with Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino on the dock at Caxambas boat ramp. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Woman rescued near Caxambas Pass

    Had been carried out a quarter mile by tides

    • Sep. 2, 2014

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