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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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    Litha Berger Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Litha Berger: surprised county didn't contact council, manager about parking garage

    Second in a series on the four Marco Island City Council candidates

    • Oct. 10, 2014
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    Memorial service set for Mary Beth Brown

    The memorial aervice for Mary Beth Brown, wife of Marco Island City Council member Bob Brown, is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
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    Smokehouse Bay bridge construction work is shown in this photo, taken exclusively for the Sun Times by Capt. Ron Hagerman. Capt. Ron Hagerman/Special to the Sun Times

    Smooth passage for $8 million Smokehouse Bay Bridge project

    No construction hitches so far

    • Oct. 9, 2014
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    Both Marco Island City Council candidate forums cancelled

    MICA and chamber forums had been set this week

    • Oct. 9, 2014
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    Molly Green, and Katie Tierney, Sebastian Green, Greyson Tierney and Lola Green prepare to bypass a big puddle caused by a torrential downpour just before the start of the race. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Kiwanis members hope to use benefit funds to eliminate global neonatal tetnus

    Rain scrams on cue for Strideaway through Hideaway

    • Oct. 8, 2014
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    A contingent of local Irish dancers is set to perform for the Lord Mayor of York, Ireland, during that country's 2015 St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Special to the Sun Times

    Local Irish dancers head for Emerald Isle

    Celtic Spirit School to hold golf tourney to pay for trip

    • Oct. 8, 2014
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    Good news for Marco's pension funds

    Budgeting courage to pay off

    • Oct. 8, 2014
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    Joe Bartucci, left, president of Marco Island Lions Club, hands Tim Kenney the Lions membership key, traditionally presented when members bring in two new members during the year. Kenney has been a member since 2004. Marco Lions meet on first Wednesdays of the month at Vandy's. Special to the Sun Times

    Things to do

    Round-up of activities on and off Marco Island

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    Dave Annand of Fort Myers shares a moment before the start of one of the legs. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Athletes shine in Marco Island's Fitness Challenge Triathlon

    Close to 400 swim, cycle and run in cool conditions

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    Marco council seeks representation on new Collier emergency services panel

    Topics during the city council meeting on Monday ranged from serious to lighthearted business, so the invocation by the Rabbi Maline of the Jewish Congregation of Marco, who spoke of the fragile nature of life and precious gift of our time while we are he

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    City Manager Roger Hernstadt stands with Marco Island Fire-Rescue Chief Mike Murphy at a recent dedication ceremony. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Fire-rescue chief speaks tonight about future of his department

    Mike Murphy talks with Marco Island Historical Society at Rose History Auditorium

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    Monday Oct. 6 deadline to register to vote in Nov. 4 general election

    Two county locations open today

    • Oct. 6, 2014
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    The new Collier County-funded restroom facility, assembled off-island and trucked onto Marco, arrives and awaits installation at the Marco South Beach access parking lot. Ann Hall/Sun Times

    Collier County set to install permanent restroom facilities at South Beach access lot

    Replaces older, smaller single restroom near beach

    • Oct. 5, 2014
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    Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards. File photo

    Majority of voters choosing to cast ballots by mail

    Monday last day to register to vote for Nov. 4 election

    • Oct. 5, 2014

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