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    This artist's rendering shows the conceptual view of the new Rose Marina boat service facility, at left, and boat storage at right. Special to the Sun Times

    Plans for revitalized Rose Marina move forward

    City discusses changes to project's $5.5 million first phase

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    Curt Clawson declares victory Tuesday night in the District 19 Republican primary. News-press photo

    Curt Clawson wins District 19 Republican congressional primary

    Lizbeth Benacquisto second, followed by Kreegel and Dreikorn

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Artist's rendering of new community center at Mackle Park. Furnished by city of Marco Island

    Council OKs community center referendum

    Proposal: $3.5 million for new 16,000-foot facility

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Karen Anglin, left, as Libby Ruth Ames, Cathy Clausen as Deedra Wingate, Abby Yetter as Kari Ames-Bissette, Mai Puccio as Monette Gentry, Becky Irwin as Charlie Collins Elaine Ritchie/Sun Times

    Fulfilling the high-school marriage pact

    The Island Theater Company's production of 'Always a Bridesmaid' opens Friday, April 25, and will run through Thursday, May 8, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    District 19 Republican primary election today

    Polls close at 7 p.m.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Dawn Birch signs 'Because He Lives.' Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Marco observes Easter on the beach

    Hundreds streamed onto Marco beach on Easter for the traditional Easter service.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    A young collector waits patiently for the scramble. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Scramble for eggs highlights Easter jubilee

    Frenetic fun morning culminates in egg scooping bonanza

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    This week, wine expert Marco Porto talks about a New Zealand pinot noir gem. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Wine talk: Facing NZ off against Russia

    Expert Marco Porto touts an outsider against a popular front runner

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Ciao Bella owners Juan and Marisol Cortazar hold the symbolic ribbon cutting scissors during the official opening festivities. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Business: Ciao Bella officially welcomed into the fold

    New Marco restaurant hosts Chamber, guests

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Betty Hernandez Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    New city planning pro loves new island home

    Betty Hernandez is no stranger to Marco Island, nor is her family a stranger to living the dream of opportunity in America.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Marco Boy Scouts begin their archeological dig. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Scouts seek Indian artifacts in Marco dig

    The Marco Island Historical Society is supporting a Marco Island Boy Scout troop archeological dig in Olde Marco, according to Tom Wagor, Historical Society president.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Bette McGilvray Special to the Sun Times

    Average Marco property sales prices up 9.4% in first quarter

    MLS stats show Marco home, condo inventory down

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    A group of young participants walks around the course, which was defined by hundreds of luminaries. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Mixture of reflection, celebration at Relay for Life

    Venue was Mackle Park, which was transformed by luminaries, booths and participants

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Award winners Mike O'Rourke, Bonnie Zaikov and Lisa Chapman-Bushnell are pictured with Aqua Construction builder Rod Bushnell. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    ReMax recognizes sales achievements

    Top performers honored at Marco Beach Ocean Resort

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Dan Stoller, the recipient of the 2014 Marco Island Firefighter of the Year Award, stands near the new fireboat. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Fireboat gets new dock

    Situated at Walker's Hideaway Marina

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Pitcher and team captain Alexis 'Fire' Dwyer winds up before delivering. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Little league of their own

    They carry hard-edged nicknames like 'Fire,' 'Razor' and 'Lightning,' and while they're possessed of sweet smiles off the field, on the diamond they're all business.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    Bruce Graev and Beverly Dahlstrom Denise Wautesr: Special to the Sun Times

    Cultural, art, theater groups unite

    Nonprofit group will promote artistic expression

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Ocala, Fla. artist John Blowers mounts a piece at his booth. He said business was fairly good over the two days of the juried show. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Visiting artists bolster Marco art scene

    State and national exhibitors swing into town to give a taste of their talents

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Melissa Scott, newly appointed Marco Island Academy principal, addresses students, staff and members of the board and parents at a special assembly where the announcement was made. Scott will take over duties immediately. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Melissa Scott named Marco Island Academy principal

    Appointment effective immediately

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Artist's rendering of the proposed Marriott redesign. marcoislandflorida.com

    Marriott renovation proposal clears first hurdle

    Expansion plan now goes to Marco Island City Council for consideration

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Two magic spring wine cocktail ingredients inlcude Grand Marnier and a quality bubbly. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Wine cocktail blends go with the start of spring

    Here’s how to make them particularly palate pleasing

    • Apr. 4, 2014
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    Riders cross the bridge in Key Marco during Tour de Marco 3. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Tour de Marco Sunday benefits island Y

    3 separate road courses available

    • Apr. 4, 2014
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    'No Parking' sign on Goodland Road. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    City brings out 'No Parking' signs

    Staff working to enforce ordinances on Goodland Road

    • Apr. 4, 2014
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    From left, Police Foundation members Keith Dameron, City Manager Roger Hernstadt, Lou Prigee, Joe Granda, Sgt. Brian Hood, Asst. Chief David Baer, Bill Morris and Bernado Bezos. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Police Foundation awards scholarships

    Two receive checks to further education

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    Diana Hall is on hand to promote and publicize the Collier County Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer Edwards. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Business expo picks up steam

    Day change, targeted marketing said to be the keys

    • Apr. 1, 2014
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    The victorious Rookies team lines up. Front row, from left, coach John Remhoff, Bill Moors, coach John Pushko, Angelo Polizzi, John Ranieri, Jerry Lenhoff, manager Nick Brooks, Steve Roberts, Ray Niemeyer, and (missing from photo) Tom Bishard. Mike Galatis/Special to the Sun Times

    Senior softball championship game tied before Rookies erupts

    This concludes our 2014 season, and would I like to thank the local newspapers, on behalf of the Marco Island Senior Softball League, for publishing these articles and photos.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
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    A cyclist passes in front of signs recommended by the city's bike pathways committee. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Bike path committee backs new safety signs for Collier Boulevard

    Signs promise to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety along the busy thoroughfare.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
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    Unlimited seafood from Seafood Unlimited of Orlando. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Seafood fest attracts big crowds

    Rolling Stones tribute band draws at least 3,500-strong crowd

    • Mar. 31, 2014
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    The pastrami melt is on wheat bread, with Boars Head Swiss cheese, a mountain of pastrami and seasoned with mustard and mayo. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Sandwiches ahoy

    Walker’s Hideaway Marina deli makes ‘em tasty and substantial

    • Mar. 28, 2014
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    Gina Sisbarro recalls ghost sightings on her new trolley tour. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Ghost trolley hits the horror trail

    Gina Sisbarro's murder and mayhem historical ride now in business

    • Mar. 27, 2014
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    Dan Stoller is Firefighter of the Year. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Fire foundation honors Dan Stoller

    Named 2014 Firefighter of the Year.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
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    Marco Lutheran Church CFO Ron Groenke, left, presents Pastor John Roth from Thrive Community Church $40,000 of the $80,000 total gift. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Marco Lutheran presents $80,000 gift to FGCU student mission

    It was a grand celebration Sunday, March 23, as Marco Lutheran Church marked its 40th anniversary with special music by Craig Greusel , director of music.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    The city of Marco Island Planning Board on Friday will discuss possible solutions to alleviate Marco's parking problems. Here, cars line Elkcam Circle during the Wednesday farmers market. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Planning Board begins parking solution discussion Friday at 1 p.m.

    Managing increased island traffic is central to debate

    • Mar. 27, 2014
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    Marva Sutt Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Haircuts at South Beach Hair on Saturday benefit Relay for Life

    Saturday at South Beach Hair.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
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    Calvin Williams hoists the Blue Man into place. Elaine Michaelis/Special to the Sun Times

    Blue Man finds a new home

    Arts Center lays claim to expressive sculpture

    • Mar. 25, 2014
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    The victorious Sand Bar team. Mike Galatis/Special to the Sun Times

    Sand Bar, Island Pizza top dogs

    Sand Bar won the Island Division Tournament, by defeating Mutual of Omaha Bank to clinch the season's league championship twice in a row, after having lost to them earlier in the tournament.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    Blackened, wild-caught pink shrimp is a Little Bar staple. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Dining in paradise: Fine food in a rustic setting at Goodland's Little Bar

    Little Bar specializes in succulent seafood and meats – and 1st-rate entertainment

    • Mar. 25, 2014
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    Artist's rendering of the proposed Rose Marina boathouse. Special to the Sun Times

    Rose Marina modifies expansion plans

    City will reconsider marina owners' request on April 7

    • Mar. 24, 2014
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    Planning Board considers changes to Marriott's proposed project

    Will meet again April 4 to vote, possibly send plans to city council for consideration

    • Mar. 24, 2014
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    Eva is a German shepherd mountain cur belonging to Carly Garrison. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Paws and effect

    Mutts, mistresses and masters turn out for charity

    • Mar. 20, 2014
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    Brad Goetz, left, as Marc; director Jim Corsica; Michael Early as Serge, and Les Prebble as Yvan. Elaine Ritchie/Sun Times

    Comedy 'Art' delves into art and friendship

    Marco Players' final production of season runs through April 6

    • Mar. 20, 2014
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    From left, George Schroll, The Rev. Russell Ruggiero, Ian Small, Al Bismonte, Rachel DeHanas, Kathy Small and Ben Farnsworth. Special to the Sun Times

    Rotary Spirit Awards go to Rosemary Wick, Al Bismonte

    The Rotary Club of Marco Island selected Rosemary Wick, president of the board of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, and Al Bismonte, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Noontime Rotary Club, as the first two recipients of the 2014 Spirit of Ma

    • Mar. 20, 2014

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