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    The Collier Creek Waterway seen from above shows extensive sanding. Capt. Ron Hagerman/Special to the Sun Times

    Sand accumulating near waterway becomes hazard to marine traffic

    Boaters await results of county study of Collier Creek

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    Police chief Al Schettino reviews staffing requirements for the holidays at his desk at the Marco Island Police Department headquarters. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    New chief reorganizes police force

    Al Schettino has begun a studied and methodical revamping of his department to meet the challenges found here.

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    Santa's arrival at the Shops of Marco is always a big hit with young families. It starts Friday at 6 p.m. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Festive holiday happenings begin this week

    Christmas Island Style kicks into gear, Santa on the way

    • Nov. 25, 2014
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    Goodland's Zach Gober led all scorers with 25 points. Gober's efforts weren't enough as Lely fell 69-51 to Naples. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Lely falls to Naples despite Zach Gober's sharpshooting

    Goodland guard was game's high scorer with 25 points

    • Nov. 25, 2014
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    Fire-rescue, police and LCEC personnel work to restore power following a transformer explosion that knocked out lights at a busy Marco intersection on Monday. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Electric transformer explodes, knocks out traffic lights

    At San Marco Road and Heathwood Drive

    • Nov. 25, 2014
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    Preston Reese fields one of his game-high 18 rebounds in the Marco Island Academy's 60-58 win over Moore Haven. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Academy boy's basketball win may be program's most exciting ever

    Marco defeats Moore Haven in OT

    • Nov. 24, 2014
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    Chef's salad from Stonewall's available at Wednesday farmers market. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Dining in paradise: Restaurants showcase fare at farmers market

    New and old vendors supplying quick eats on Wednesdays in Vets Park

    • Nov. 23, 2014
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    Josiah Hurtley plays master showman Harold Hill in the Island Theater Co. production of 'Music Man, Jr.' Special to the Sun Times

    'Music Man, Jr.' live on stage with Island Theater Co. through Sunday

    Free Island Theater Co. production at Marco Lutheran Church as part of Christmas Island Style

    • Nov. 21, 2014
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    Tom Bogan and Isabelle Faver pose with their awards. Special to the Sun Times

    Naples chamber honors Marco public safety personnel

    Isabelle Faver and Tom Bogan in the spotlight

    • Nov. 21, 2014
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    Guests make their decisions during a recent tasting session on which new Arturo's chef Matteo and Judy Barney will base some of their new dishes. Peter Berec/Special to the Sun Times

    Dining in paradise: Arturo's pledges tradition and surprises

    Classic fare blended with decadently delicious differences

    • Nov. 21, 2014
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    Marco Island City Council Chairman Larry Sacher. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    New council chairman: Public must be completely informed about issues facing city

    Larry Sacher discusses Mackle Park, transparency at City Hall and more

    • Nov. 20, 2014
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    Roger T. Hernstadt Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    City Manager: Marco Island's city taxes are lowest in the state

    Roger T. Hernstadt responds to a recent letter to the editor

    • Nov. 20, 2014
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    NEWS ANALYSIS: City struggles with proposed house-rental regulation

    Realtors, Planning Board, property owners have differing ideas on how to proceed

    • Nov. 20, 2014
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    Visiting Gulf Coast Runners Kelly, mom, Kristy, and Tiffany Brueler grab a selfie before the start of the annual Jolley B. Good 5k run. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Marco runners come on strong in local bridge race

    Some ran for glory, others for the outing

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Realtor and current association president Bette McGilvray. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Single-family home sale price up 81 percent over a year ago

    All Marco prices up, inventory down

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Erica Conway, Matthew English and Natalie Hughes form part of one of the dozens of teams who packed dry fortified food for the hungry of Collier County. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    600 volunteers rustle up 210,000 dried meals for the needy in two hours

    Meals of Hope project helps stamp out hunger in Collier County

    • Nov. 18, 2014
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    The Bach Ensemble will perform on Marco Island on Tuesday, Nov. 18. News-press photo

    THINGS TO DO: Bach Ensemble to perform on Marco Tuesday

    The week ahead on- and off-island

    • Nov. 17, 2014
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    Ron Jamro, left, Donna Fiala, Kathleen Passidomo, Roger Hernstadt, Tom Wagor, Pat Rutledge, and Austin Bell help cut the ribbon for the Marco Island Historical Museum's newest exhibit. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Museum announces plans to raise $1M to bring Key Marco Cat back to island

    Tiny sculpture now at Smithsonian Institution one of Calusa artifacts sought for island display

    • Nov. 16, 2014
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    Working with leather is a lifelong passion for Ricky Novak. It began as a hobby and turned into his livelihood. Special to the Sun Times

    Expert to conduct hands-on classes in leatherworking

    Ricky Novak is newest instructor at Marco Island Center for the Arts

    • Nov. 16, 2014
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    Head judge Kathleen Passidomo holds the winning design. To her right are judges Ron Rutledge, Jacquie Koon and Hyla Crane. On her left are Jessica Hernstadt, Bette McGilvray, Jeanne Rice and Dave Rice. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Marco student wins Christmas ornament design contest

    7th Grader Jenna Palumbo takes the honors

    • Nov. 14, 2014
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    Bill Filbin and volunteers load up food bound for St. Matthews House Thanksgiving Day last year. Special to the Sun Times

    Wanted: side dishes for St. Matt's House annual Thanksgiving Day meal

    Realtor Bill Filbin gears up for holiday, seeking food for homeless shelter

    • Nov. 12, 2014
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    Dancers hit the floor with gusto at the Charter Middle School fundraiser. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Charter Middle School fundraiser raises $30K

    Funds to be used for unfunded student activities

    • Nov. 12, 2014
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    Video showing leads to departure of local middle school teacher

    It had 'allegedly inappropriate' content and not part of curriculum

    • Nov. 12, 2014
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    Tommie Barfield Elementary School teacher Kathy O'Brien supervises the food packaging. Katie Maya/Special to the Sun Times

    Tommie Barfield Elementary School students pull together for food drive

    Thousands of cans collected to feed the hungry

    • Nov. 12, 2014
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    Ruth Roseboom Special to the Sun Times

    Ruth E. Roseboom, 82, dies; service set Nov. 22

    Former copy editor for Marco Island Sun Times

    • Nov. 12, 2014
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    Collier County Circuit Court Judge Ramiro Manalich swears in recently elected Marco Island City Council members Joe Batte, Bob Brown and Victor Rios. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Marco Island City Council chooses Sacher to chair; Brown is vice chair

    First discussions center on vacant-lot assessments, water rates

    • Nov. 12, 2014
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    Representing the Civil Air Patrol (former commander), VFW Post 6370 (former commander) and also the American Legion is former Navy Commander Lee Henderson. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Photo gallery: Respect radiates for veterans

    Marco recognizes vets at park ceremony, Tommie Barfield Elementary School

    • Nov. 11, 2014
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    Karen Lombardi makes a fun beach outfit turn for Swim 'n Sport. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Fall fashions find favor with Newcomers Club

    Newcomers Club welcomes back seasonal members with show

    • Nov. 11, 2014
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    A classic John Saber photo from World War II is on display at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Special to the Sun Times

    Arts center honors vets for Veterans Day

    The Marco Island Center for the Arts celebrates the bravery and patriotism of veterans, as well as proudly displays the work of member artists this month.

    • Nov. 10, 2014
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    Ron Groenke, president of Marco Lutheran Church, and Kara Kouloheras from Habitat For Humanity, stand with Fernando and Merla Fuentes and their two children, Alex and Dylan. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Marco Lutheran gives $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity

    As a result, local family to get new home

    • Nov. 10, 2014
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    Chef Laura Owen likes simple sauteeing of the Lionfish, but offers a variety of other ways of enjoying the delicacy. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Environment: Ecological dining

    Countering the lionfish invasion, forkful by forkful

    • Nov. 7, 2014
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    Scientists say red tide fueled by 12 sources

    Red-tide bloom offshore in Gulf, from Charlotte Harbor south to Marco Island

    • Nov. 8, 2014
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    Daphne Moss sums up the mood of the morning ride, which benefits a family struggling to meet medical costs to care for their young daughter. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Cyclists tour local taverns on poker run for ailing child

    Wheeling and dealing made a difference in 6th annual benefit ride

    • Nov. 7, 2014
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    Marco contributes $4.8M to Collier County tourist fund

    Money used for county beach renourishment, luring visitors

    • Nov. 6, 2014
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    Grilled salmon with Caesar dressing and anchovies is one of Konrad's staples. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Dining in paradise: Konrad's reinvents itself at new location

    Casual atmosphere, same cuisine

    • Nov. 6, 2014
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    Members of the Knights of Columbus serve the community in a buffet line. This year's benefit spaghetti dinner for Christmas Island Style is set Tuesday, Nov. 11. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Things to do

    Calendar to events for Marco and surrounding area

    • Nov. 6, 2014
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    Carol (Michelle Langlas), Evelyn (Marilyn Hilbert) and Roger (Sean O'Shea) are featured in The Marco Players' production of 'Sunset Park.' Special to the Sun Times

    'Stonewall's Bust' and 'Sunset Park' open busy fall-winter community theater schedule

    2 Marco Island theater troupes plan full seasons

    • Nov. 6, 2014
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    Marco's Emmanuelle Meurgue and Isles of Capri's Ashley Schneller celebrate during Lely's 3-1 win over Sebring. Lely advances to the regional final at Tampa Robinson Saturday. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco girls help Lely advance to regional finals

    Big win for Trojans, who advance to Tampa for regional title games

    • Nov. 5, 2014
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    Batte, Brown and Rios to be sworn in Monday at 5 p.m.

    In wake of Tuesday election, city council faces daunting issues

    • Nov. 5, 2014
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    Victor Rios celebrates his Marco Island City Council victory Tuesday night. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Batte, Brown, Rios win Marco Island City Council seats

    Victor Rios says victory is pinnacle of "American Dream"

    • Nov. 4, 2014
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    Kathleen Passidomo, Jennifer Edwards discuss election with Republican Club Wednesday

    Get a post-election update from two top elected Collier County Republicans

    • Nov. 4, 2014
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    Map shows where the customers that utilize reuse water will be turned off. Furnished by city of Marco Island

    City to turn off reuse water Tuesday during bridge construction

    Service to be shut off at least a half day on Wednesday, too

    • Nov. 3, 2014
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    Council races on Tuesday highlight General Election

    Four candidates seek three spots on Marco Island City Council

    • Nov. 3, 2014
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    Lely High School's Eric Cruz, center, and teammates celebrate beating Immokalee to win the District 5A-15 championship game at Lely High School on Friday. KINFAY MOROTI/THE NEWS-PRESS

    Lely ends 17-year title drought

    Trojans down Immokalee 28-7 to claim District 5A-15 crown

    • Nov. 1, 2014
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    In anticipation of Friday's Halloween celebrations, students at Tommie Barfield Elementary School decorate softball-sized pumpkins that were put on display in the Media Center. Looking in is school volunteer Karla Meester. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Barfield students set the scene for Halloween

    Pumpkin decorating project preps the stage for Friday night festivities

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    Techs maneuver a car into position. Keith Pershing/Special to the Sun Times

    Marco contingent participates in 14-hour Sebring session

    Burning rubber, ‘ChumpCar’ style

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    The 'Stonewall's Bust' cast rehearses a scene before opening night. Special to the Sun Times

    Community theater season opens with Island Theater Co.'s 'Stonewall's Bust'

    Marco Players begin Nov. 5 with 'Sunset Park'

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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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

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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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

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    Rios, Berger tops in council candidate fundraising

    Both candidates out-raise 2 city council incumbents

    • Oct. 30, 2014

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