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    Marco Island's Savannah Garner has been a pleasant surprise for Lely this season, her coach says. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco girls lead Lely High School to big win

    Coach lauds island girls' contribution to volleyball squad

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    Marco Island City Council candidates make final pitch for votes in Tuesday election

    New council will face number of complex issues

    • 10:37 AM
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    Rios, Berger tops in council candidate fundraising

    Both candidates out-raise 2 city council incumbents

    • 10:39 AM
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    Marco Islander Eddie Carey confers with teammate Marcus Brown during a rare break in the action for both players. Carey and Brown are two of only four players who play both offense and defense for the Lely Trojans. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco lineman a key cog for improving Lely Trojans

    Coach praises Eddie Carey's focus as senior leader, playing both offense and defense

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Summer LaButte gestures she has found a search word in her dictionary. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Students cherish gifts of dictionaries from Rotary club

    The Google alternative

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Marco police posted this snake photo on Twitter on Wednesday. Special to the Sun Times

    Marco police find large snake

    Marco Island police dealt with a snake that appeared to be at least six feet long Wednesday morning.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Long-time volunteer, BMO Harris Bank team leader, fundraiser and cancer survivor Marva Sutt, left, stands with American Cancer Society board member Raul Medina and Rachel Schenk at the Relay for Life kickoff celebration Tuesday night. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Supporters gather for Relay for Life kickoff

    'One World One Hope' is theme of fundraiser set April 18

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    A voter exits the Marco branch of the Collier County Library, venue for early voting. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Early voting keeps Marco library polling station busy

    Hundreds opt for getting it done before Nov. 4

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Shirley Posnaer congratulates Mary Courtemanche of Marco for winning at Monday night bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Bingo is played every Monday. Special to the Sun Times

    Things to do

    Round-up of activities on and around Marco Island

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Enjoy Heidi Saletko's palm frond painting lessons Nov. 20. All photos special to the Sun Times

    Hands-on classes coming up at Marco Island Center for the Arts

    Among them, clay, palm fronds, leatherworks, oil – and palm frond painting

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Chef Selem Lake of the Speakeasy of Marco Island stands with the Chicago pizza, traditionally cut into squares. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Dining in paradise: Chicago-style Speakeasy hits town

    Less loud music and games, more intimacy the idea

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    Marco Island's Elizabeth Carrington is crowned homecoming queen during Lely's 27-14 win over Sebring. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco girl is Lely High School's homecoming queen

    Elizabeth Carrington

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    Trick or treat exposed by White Coat Notes: What those candy bars really will do to you

    As many of us have already learned, Halloween is often a time for adults as much as it is for children.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    Mai Puccio appears in 'Stonewall's Bust,' opening Oct. 30 staged by Island Theater Company. Special to the Sun Times

    'Stonewall's Bust' opens Island Theater Company season Oct. 30

    Due to a family emergency of a cast member the opening of 'Stonewall's Bust' at the Island Theater Company has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 30.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    Bob Brown Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Bob Brown: City manager, interim police chief doing good job

    Part IV in a series on candidates for Marco Island City Council

    • Oct. 24, 2014
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    Belcreme De Lys is a chardonnay that impresses Laura Owen enough to include it in CJ's on the Bay's new wine list. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Wine Talk – Season's coming, in with the new

    New wines, new dishes in the culinary cards

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    Realtors seek comments on city's home-rental proposals

    Task force studies issues of lifestyle, residents' rights and property-owner responsibility

    • Oct. 24, 2014
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    Walmart Foundation awards $25,000 to Marco YMCA

    Four other Collier County grants made

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    Early voting begins, runs through Nov. 1

    On Marco, vote at county library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Bird's eye view of Marco's waterways. Special to the Sun Times

    Busy channel appears to be clogging up

    City committee, merchants worry about impact on local boat traffic

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Chuck Kiester receives a plaque from the Marco Island City Council. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Chuck Kiester honored at final council meeting

    Council moves issue of vacant lot assessments to Jan. 20 meeting

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Just Friends club members, 'Biker Babes' Carol Rosasco, Susie Walsh, Cea Horton, Cindy Crane, JoeAnn Vesely and Eileen Carlsen, share a laugh about their biker adventures. Special to the Sun Times

    Just Friends have fun with 'Motorcycle Mamas' theme as club season gets underway

    Members dress in denim, leather and sport tattoos

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Overall tournament winners are Patrick Layton, John Higgins, Paul Vorperian and Kevin Morton. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Police Foundation golf tourney nets more than $20,000

    Money goes for officers' college scholarships

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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    Marco Island City Council candidate forum set tonight

    At City Council chambers

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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    James Burns is a credible Slash of the rock group Guns n' Roses, while his terrifying sidekick is actually his step-brother, Anthony Dinatale. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Photo gallery: Ghoul oriented

    Hordes descend on ‘Spooktacular’ weekend festival

    • Oct. 20, 2014
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    LCEC electric-bill phone scam reported

    Callers ask for immediate payment to avert service being turned off

    • Oct. 20, 2014
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    Ginny Mueller and Etoila Bristow work with students. Special to the Sun Times

    Young Artists Academy returns

    Students get chance to develop artistic skills, despite financial standing

    • Oct. 19, 2014
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    Rutherford Ranch Cabernet is this week's suggested good-priced wine from Marco Porto. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Wines that don't break the bank

    Part IV in a mini series

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  1. DAR members, from left, include Debra Haeussler, Karen Lombardi, Becky Krisko, Dona Zuckerman, Judy Kenney, Mary Alice Ritchie, Betsy Perdichizzi, Cindy Anderson,Virginia Read, Barbara Messner. Special to the Sun Times

    Marco DAR celebrates founders day, Marco anniversary

    Local DAR chapter's 38th anniversary

    • Oct. 18, 2014
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    Lindsey Gerhardstein applies a pink hair extension to Peggy Elkins at the Porky's session. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Marco salon and spa supports October cause

    The 'pink out' supporting breast-cancer awareness

    • Oct. 18, 2014
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    Victor Rios and his wife, Joan, have lived on Marco Island since 2004. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Victor Rios: City-county governments need better communication

    Part III in four-part series on Marco Island City Council candidates in Nov. 4 General Election

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    In character at a past Halloween Spooktacular at Mackle Park are, from left, Allison Blanco, Heather Lopez, Patty Mastronardi, Alex Galiana, Bryan Milk and Pat Kuhn. File photo

    Things to do

    Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mackle Park.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Marco Island Police Department officers undergo intensive bicycle training as part of the police chief's new community-policing initiative. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Marco Island officers undergo intensive bike training as part of community policing

    Chief believes officers should be in high-visibility areas

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Fay Biles File photo

    Taxpayers association to cease business

    Fay Biles pulls plug on fiscally conservative MITA

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Crackdown of Collier sign holders to continue

    Collier County Commission

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Marco firefighters work the fire at 941 S. Collier Blvd. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Fire breaks out in 4th-floor Marco condo, but no injuries reported

    No one home at the time, officials said

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Teammates Jessica Ragan, Romina Gimenez and Victoria Vale celebrate a key point during Marco Island Academy's thrilling match against Lely High Tuesday night. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Lely-Marco Island Academy volleyball duel sign of things to come

    Much-improved academy team stands up to bigger high school squad

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Realtor and current association president Bette McGilvray. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Median sale price for all Marco real estate property up more than 16%

    Activity still on the increase, despite fewer listings

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    City seeks candidates for special magistrate

    Must be law-school graduate

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Marco Island City Council candidate forum rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21

    Four candidates vying for 3 open spots on council

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Marco firefighters help Historical Society members try on hazmat suits. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Fire-rescue department prepares to celebrate 50 years of service

    Officials at Historical Society event note technological advances since fire service inception

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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  2. Sunshine Sisters - 'Sunshine Posse' is the handle of this Newcomers Club group. Luisa Stiers/Special to the Sun Times

    Newcomers Club heralds season

    Traditionally just before Halloween, the Newcomers Club of Marco Island kicks the start of the 2014 holiday and snowbird season with an October luncheon.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
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    Realtor Marv Needles addresses the Planning Board about rental units. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Planning Board eyes vacation rental unit regulation by city

    Realtors say they're putting together task force to review issues

    • Oct. 12, 2014
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    Judy Chinski's bright style is evident in this piece titled 'After the Storm.' Special to the Sun Times

    Tuesday reception highlights local husband-wife artist teams

    Partners in art and life featured at next arts center exhibition

    • Oct. 12, 2014
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    Traffic update: Collier Blvd. lane closure through Wednesday

    From city of Marco Island

    • Oct. 13, 2014
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    Bruce Kretschmer carries on a family tradition begun on Marco 27 years ago. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Dining in paradise: Kretch's adds specials to mark Oktoberfest

    Chef Bruce Kretschmer reaches back into his German roots

    • Oct. 12, 2014
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    Jessica Ragan is named Marco Island Academy's homecoming queen Friday night. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco Academy Rays hold their own against St. John Neumann, but finally fall 42-24

    Academy looks strong for three quarters in homecoming game

    • Oct. 11, 2014

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