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See larger Before the last piece of Valentine candy is gone, all things green are stocked on the shelves at Wal-mart on SR 951.  St. Patrick's Day items are anything dyed or painted Blarney Green, including light up ties, shamrock earrings and green beads.

Arlene Colcombe / Special to ETC

Before the last piece of Valentine candy is gone, all things green are stocked on the shelves at Wal-mart on SR 951. St. Patrick's Day items are anything dyed or painted Blarney Green, including light up ties, shamrock earrings and green beads.

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  • Marco Island resident Jan Linman dances in her chair while talking with her husband Kelly during the St. Patrick's Day celebration at Cathy O'Clarkes Irish Pub and Grill on March 17, 2007. The celebration featured live music, food and drinks.
  • Kristi Rau, from left, Laura Brinkley, and Christa Baker, of Durham, N.C. watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Avenue South in Naples on Saturday, March 17, 2007. The girls, from Durham, N.C., rode in a car earlier in the parade and come each year specifically for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
  • Members of the 'Glam Yams' Chapter of the Sweet Potato Queens wave to the crowd lining the streets of Fifth Avenue South during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Naples on Saturday, March 17, 2007.
  • Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus members sing 'God Bless America' for the crowd as their float is pulled along Fifth Avenue South during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Naples on Saturday, March 17, 2007.
  • Before the last piece of Valentine candy is gone, all things green are stocked on the shelves at Wal-mart on SR 951.  St. Patrick's Day items are anything dyed or painted Blarney Green, including light up ties, shamrock earrings and green beads.
  • At Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub in downtown Naples, barkeep Joey Threlkeld is practicing for a big St. Patty's day blowout by creating a foam shamrock on top of a Guiness beer. Patrons can pair it with Irish whiskey on the side.
  • Siobhan (pronounced Sha-von) Cummins, manager of Erin’s Isle Irish Pub and Restaurant, displays how to properly pull a pint of Guinness. Cummins was born and raised in County Kildare, Ireland west of Dublin. Erin’s Isle was the first Irish pub in Collier County which opened in 1983.

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