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    Preston Reese jockeys for position against his taller opponent during Marco Island Academy's 78-61 win Tuesday night. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Marco Island Academy boys team shoots Seacrest out of gym

    Peter Servente and Cole Stretton combine for 52 points

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    The Bell Ranger carrying the important passengers touches down at Mackle Park. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Santa arrives by helicopter to meet with island kids

    An eggbeater, cookies 'n milk

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Marco Island Academy fights good fight against big school foe

    Rays fall to Palmetto Ridge 70-50, face Seacrest in important conference game Tuesday night

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Former professional figure skater Jamie Shea assists a youngster with the basics. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Blade runners, hi-tech style

    Understandably, there weren't too many axels, sit-spins or jumps.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Seahorses decorate the much-applauded Marriott resort float. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    All eyes on the Christmas Island Style street parade

    Big crowds enjoy big procession

    • Dec. 15, 2014
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    Trish Dorn of LCEC presents a $2,000 check for the home and business Christmas-decorating contest to Dave Rice. Special to the Sun Times

    Preliminary Christmas home-decorating judging underway

    Final judging Friday night; 2,000 homes expected to participate

    • Dec. 15, 2014
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    Bill and Doreen Dean, seated, with Tom and Linda Sessa. The Deans will be honored at the Imagination Ball. Special to the Sun Times

    Cancer Society makes plans for gala Imagination Ball benefit

    The 2015 American Cancer Society's Imagination Ball, Marco Island's prestigious gala event, will be Feb. 28 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort.

    • Dec. 14, 2014
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    Daikin local territory manager Joe Lilly, left, Steve Stefanides, center, and Erik Condee settle on funding for the temporary ice rink going up at Veterans Community Park on Sunday. Special to the Sun Times

    Temporary ice rink to host fun Sunday in Vets Park

    Sponsored by Christmas Island Style

    • Dec. 12, 2014
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    New book to help usher in island's 50th anniversary

    Author Michael Coleman chronicles Marco from swamp to No. 1 travel destination

    • Dec. 11, 2014
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    Friends and family release luminary balloons at the close of the beach gathering for Trevor Smith. Special to the Sun Times

    Family, friends, bid Trevor Smith farewell

    Sunset gathering on the beach celebrates his life

    • Dec. 11, 2014
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    Sal Soldano testifies in opposition to the new rental ordinance. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Planning Board's property rental ordinance heads to Marco city council

    Next move is review, public hearings on the proposal

    • Dec. 11, 2014
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    Peter Servente grabs a rebound in the Rays' 55-13 win over Ahfachkee Tuesday night. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Academy overwhelms Ahfachkee, looks to upcoming challenges

    Marco charter high school boys basketball team now 4-2

    • Dec. 10, 2014
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    Following the official police boat, the Marco Island Princess glides by houses on Edington Place. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Annual Marco boat parade charms hordes along winding route

    See more photos in Thursday's print edition of the Sun Times

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    The Christmas house and business decorating committee. Special to the Sun Times

    Christmas decorating contest gets underway next week

    Preliminary judging Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 15 and 16.

    • Dec. 8, 2014
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    Weather: Cold front brings clear skies, chilly temps

    Forecasters: It will start to warm up by the weekend

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    Dawn Norgren of Island Title 5 Star Agency shows surprise and delight after being named Affiliate of the Year. She was also named Unsung Hero. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Realtors give awards, pick leadership

    Marco father and son Jim and Reilly McGregor are celebrating this weekend after being named Realtor of the Year and Rookie Realtor of the Year respectively.

    • Dec. 6, 2014
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    Esther Gonzalez, Dave Rice and Barbara Parisi. Special to the Sun Times

    Arts center's Festival of Trees debuts Monday night

    Local groups provide decorations for fundraiser

    • Dec. 7, 2014
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    Bert Thompson congratulates Tom Campbell as a winner at Monday night bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Bingo is played every Monday. Special to the Sun Times

    THINGS TO DO: Monday night bingo continues at Jewish Congregation

    Monday night bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island continues through May 6. Doors open 5:30 p.m., Bonanza posted at 6:15 p.m., game is called at 7 p.m. Each Monday, a drawing will be held for a free haircut, shampoo and blow dry or manicure by JUMP Hair and Nails. Each player receives a kosher hot dog, special roll, relish, sauerkraut, pickles, onions, chips, coffee, tea, pastry, ice cream and fruit. Hot Ball, with additional prize money of $250, also will continue.

    • Dec. 7, 2014
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    Marco Island Lions Club President Joe Bartucci promotes the eyeglass collection drive, which aims for 2,000 by the end of the year. Special to the Sun Times

    Wanted: Marco Lions Club seeks used eyeglasses

    Club has many eyeglass collection points to reach goal of 2,000

    • Dec. 6, 2014
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    Linda and John Poh of Bainbridge Island, Wash., spend several weeks a year on Marco, using a bicycle as their sole form of transportation. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Washington state couple goes car-free on Marco

    Visiting the island and riding bikes since early 1980s

    • Dec. 5, 2014
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    Peter Galluzzo sees to Mary O'Neil's needs amid some chuckles. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    MARCO BUSINESS: New salon opens with familiar faces

    Traditional men's barber, shaver soon to join ranks as well

    • Dec. 3, 2014
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    Larry Sacher, left, presents award to Fay Biles while councilman Amadeo Petricca looks on. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Marco Island City Council chooses magistrate appointees

    Fay Biles honored for her service to city

    • Dec. 3, 2014
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    Core members of the ConnectivityMe networking group are, from left, Donna Sandell, Cindy Griesse, Marc Creach (president), Kristina Lambros and Jane Watt. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Networking group opts for fresh take

    ConnectivityMe promotes business/organization exposure in tandem with civic mindedness

    • Dec. 3, 2014
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    Lisa Troemner File photo

    Marco woman, covered in blood, tells of killing boyfriend

    In an image posted to her Facebook profile on Thanksgiving Day, Lisa Troemner is smiling widely with her boyfriend, Trevor Smith.

    • Dec. 3, 2014
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    Capts Derek Pruitt, James Maddox and Troy Pruitt display their winning redfish. They also came second in the trout division. Erix Rodriguez/Special to the Sun Times

    Marina stages successful redfish/trout tourney

    Fishing contest rewards anglers with $3,000 in prize money

    • Dec. 3, 2014
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    Officers speak with people outside 886 Park Avenue, where a death investigation is underway. The building flanks Veterans Community Park. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Marco woman, 24, charged in stabbing death of boyfriend

    Lisa Troemner is alleged to have killed Trevor Smith

    • Dec. 2, 2014
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    Citizens gather to learn more about the Marco Island Police Department from Police Chief Al Schettino. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    New chief reinstitutes citizens' police academy

    The only time average citizens will come in contact with their local law enforcement agency is when they need them or during an embarrassing moment or two during life.

    • Dec. 1, 2014
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    Police investigate bomb threat at Marco CVS

    Black Friday

    • Nov. 29, 2014
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    Dory Catalano, a member of the board of human services at Marco Lutheran Church, holds some of the fleece blankets that will be given to Manatee Middle School students as Christmas gifts. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Fleece blanket project underway for Christmas

    Lutheran Church seeks community support to donate soft throws to students

    • Nov. 28, 2014
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    LCEC tops off the Christmas tree in Veterans Community Park in anticipation of Saturday evening's official tree-lighting. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    Community tree-lighting ceremony set for Saturday in Vets Park

    Join neighbors in celebration

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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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

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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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.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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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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    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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