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Full gallery »Staff Twitter Photos: Special congressional District 19 primary

  • Curt Clawson supporters file in for his election party at the Hyatt.
  • Waiting for special congressional District 19 primary results at  Lizbeth Benacquisto's post-primary party.
  • Curt Clawson's party is filling up. About 100 people. One supporter says it'll be a 'double digit' win.
  • Solemn Lizbeth Benacquisto  backers watch returns in the special congressional District 19 primary.
  • There are a lot of signs but short lunch hour voter lines at Orange Blossom poll for the special congressional District 19 primary.
  • Media waits for Curt Clawson during the special congressional District 19 primary.


Full gallery »"Beautiful Bulldog" pageant

  • Stella lies during judging at the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. Stella is owned by Melody Reels, of Winterset, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Lucey sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.  Lucey is owned by Tiffany Torstenson of Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Linus the Love Bug walks across the stage during judging at the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. Linus is owned by Rebecca Richardson, of Washington, Ill. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Gracie walks across the stage during judging at the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. Gracie is owned by Carolyn Hofer, of Guttenberg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Addie walks across the stage during judging at the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. The dog is owned by Lisa Schnathorst, of Olathe, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
  • Jasmine Josephine loses her wig as she walks across stage during judging at the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. The dog is owned by Valerie Lillibridge, of Rockwell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


Full gallery »Spring Jubilee, Marco Island, 2014

  • Ava Buis, 6, Lila Buis, 4, Liberty and Raymond Johannes, 5 and 3, show off their hauls. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kids scoop up eggs at maximum speed. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Dan Moll brings the K of C train around the bed, loaded with kids. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Mindy Gordon of the Parks and Recreation Dept. welcomes the crowd. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Field of dreams - volunteers finish placing the eggs. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Liam Wilson, 4, works on his Sno-Cone. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

You can’t really “hide” eggs on a soccer field. The pancake-flat, clipped grassy area held no cover for 20,000 brightly colored plastic eggs, waiting for swarms of eager, not to say rapacious, young children to come and scoop them up into buckets, bags and baskets. The Easter egg hunt and, again, “hunt” is the traditional term, but it could perhaps more accurately be termed the Easter egg grab provides the culmination of the massive kiddie party that is the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Spring Jubilee.



Full gallery »Future renovations planned for Cambier Park

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Ariel Wachs, 6, swings on the playground at Cambier Park on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Council voted this week to spend 250k to renovate the playground at Cambier Park. The playground will not be expanded or altered, but equipment will be replaced.
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Families flock to the playground at Cambier Park on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Council voted this week to spend 250k to renovate the playground at Cambier Park. The playground will not be expanded or altered, but equipment will be replaced.
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Aitor Medina, 4, tosses a soccer ball out of the slide on the playground at Cambier Park on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Council voted this week to spend 250k to renovate the playground at Cambier Park. The playground will not be expanded or altered, but equipment will be replaced.
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Dominik McCabe, left, and brother Vincent McCabe, right, play with water at the fountain at Cambier Park on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Council voted this week to spend 250k to renovate the playground at Cambier Park. The playground will not be expanded or altered, but equipment will be replaced.
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Clarissa Villarreal, left, 2, plays at Cambier Park on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Council voted this week to spend 250k to renovate the playground at Cambier Park. The playground will not be expanded or altered, but equipment will be replaced.
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David Wachs pushes his daughter Ariel Wachs, 6, on the tire swing at Cambier Park on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Council voted this week to spend 250k to renovate the playground at Cambier Park. The playground will not be expanded or altered, but equipment will be replaced.


Full gallery »Editorial Cartoons: April 20, 2014



Full gallery »Marco Island Easter sunrise services 2014

  • Rev. Dr. Steve Schoof of Marco Presbyterian Church delivers his sermon. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Soloist Dawn Birch sings 'Because He Lives.' Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Peggy Galli shoots a photo of the crowd before the ceremony. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Master of ceremonies Alan Sandlin welcomes the crowd. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • John Stein plays a prelude. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Linda Flores makes a hot beverage delivery. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News


Full gallery »Adoptable pets in SW Florida: April 20, 2014

  • For the Love of Cats - Piccolo is a handsome kitten who can be your best friend in May. Adopt him or another cat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays at PetSmart, 2235 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Information: 239-642-8674 or go to www.fortheloveofcatsfl.com
  • Florida English Bulldog Rescue - Celie and Nettie are 4-month-old sisters who will give you double the pleasure and double the fun. Please make their wish of staying together come true by adopting them at www.FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com or call 813-927-3550.
  • Collier County Domestic Animal Services - Jimmy is a sweet and friendly, 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix who wants to take you for a walk. Adopt this handsome boy for $85 at Collier County Domestic Animal Services from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples. Information: 239-252-7387 or www.colliergov.net/pets
  • Volunteer Services for Animals - Sassy is a cat who loves to cuddle. Adopt her from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Naples PetSmart, 2235 Pine Ridge Road, Naples or call 239-261-4768 or visit www.VsaRescue.org
  • Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue - Azalea is a sweet, 4-year-old Pomeranian mix waiting for her best friend. Call Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue at 239-434-7480. brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com
  • Naples Cat Alliance - Marcel is a sweet and gentle Maine coon cat waiting for you to take him home. Adopt him at 7785 Davis Blvd., Suite 104, Naples, or PetSmart, Coconut Point, 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero or go to naplescatalliance.org. Call 239-300-0829 for more information.


Full gallery »4/20 marijuana festival

  • Vanessa Vitali plays with a hoop at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival near downtown Denver at Civic Center Park, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The two-day festival, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of people, features music, vendors and speakers in Civic Center Park in front of the state capitol building. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, Zion I performs for partygoers who dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • Party goers dance at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival near downtown Denver at Civic Center Park, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The two-day festival, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of people, features music, vendors and speakers in Civic Center Park in front of the state capitol building. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance to live music and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • Local hip hop duo Bass Physics perform on the first of two days at the 420 Cannabis Culture Music Festival at Civic Center Park in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)


Full gallery »50th anniversary of Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Janna Dewey holds up a Nox owl during a zoo animal show at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida during their 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Janessa Pasco, Gabriella Martinez, and Mason Hayhurst, left to right, pet sea life in the salt water touch tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Nolan Woodruff, left, and his brother Jonah Woodruff, right, touch foreheads while looking at the fish tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Anderson Hiester, 3, plays in the fossil dig during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Nora Rintelman, Jonah Woodruff, Nolan Woodruff, and Loren Woodruff, left to right, look closely at the fish tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Mason Hayhurst feels around the salt water touch tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.


Full gallery »Project Prom 2014

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Annisa Setiawan looks at her reflection while trying on a dresses for the Naples High School Military Ball with volunteers Inez Edmondson, holding the mirror, and Saralene Oldham, back reflection, at Fashion Fresh on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. In an effort coined Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The dresses are available to them for free. Naples residents Edmonson and Fashion Fresh owner Jeff Rhea worked together to make the event possible.
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Annisa Setiawan finds the right dress for her to wear at  the Naples High School Military Ball at Fashion Fresh on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. In an effort coined Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The attire is available for free.
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 In an effort coined Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday, April 19 at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The attire is available for free.
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Volunteers Inez Edmonson, Penny Peck, Gaby Cunningham, and Saralene Oldham, left to right, talk about the different dresses available for free through Project Prom 2014 at Fashion Fresh on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. For Project Prom 2014 young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. Naples residents Inez Edmonson and Fashion Fresh owner Jeff Rhea worked together to make the event possible.
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Annisa Setiawan, left, takes her dry cleaning ticket, donated free of cost from Fashion Fresh as part of Project Prom 2014 on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. For Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The attire is available for free.


Full gallery »Boy Scouts dig

  • Scout Christopher Bryan, 13, digs deeper into the past. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec, left, Andrew Smith, Jordan Davidson and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson sort through the debris in a wooden sifter. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 'Bingo!' Gene Erjavec holds a stone used to weigh down fishing nets thousands of years ago. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Andrew Smith, left, and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson prepare to dump earth into a wooden sifter held by Jordan Davidson. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

The section of the island is called “Old Marco,” and the name may be more apt than many people realize. Just steps away from the Snook Inn at the north end of Bald Eagle Drive, Gene Erjavec led a group of Boy Scouts on a tour down into Marco Island’s past, excavating their way down through the remains of 10,000 years of human habitation. The area is a hotbed of history. Just around the corner at what is now Vernon Place, the storied Key Marco Cat was unearthed in 1896 by a Smithsonian expedition led by Frank Cushing. The earliest modern settlement of Marco Island took place here, and the spot chosen for the dig once held the home of Ralph Doxee, whose family clam cannery provided a major early economic engine for Marco.



Full gallery »Firefighters put out house fire in Golden Gate

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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.


Full gallery »MMA fighter Mike King

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MMA fighter, Mike King poses for a portrait at Jabz Gym where he exercises regularly on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Naples, Fla. King will be competing in the reality TV show 'Ultimate Fighter' beginning Wednesday.
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MMA fighter, Mike King poses for a portrait at Jabz Gym where he exercises regularly on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Naples, Fla. King will be competing in the reality TV show 'Ultimate Fighter' beginning Wednesday.
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MMA fighter, Mike King removes tape that protects his patellar tendinitis at Jabz Gym where he exercises regularly on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Naples, Fla. King will be competing in the reality TV show 'Ultimate Fighter' beginning Wednesday.
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Mike King's gloves sit beside the rink where he exercises at Jabz Gym where he exercises on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Naples, Fla. King will be competing in the reality TV show 'Ultimate Fighter' beginning Wednesday.
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MMA fighter, Mike King smiles with friends at Jabz Gym where he exercises regularly on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Naples, Fla. King will be competing in the reality TV show 'Ultimate Fighter' beginning Wednesday.
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MMA fighter, Mike King walks into Jabz Gym where he exercises regularly on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Naples, Fla. King will be competing in the reality TV show 'Ultimate Fighter' beginning Wednesday.


Full gallery »Marco Island airport reopens

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- Following a three-month, $6.2 million renovation, Marco Island Executive Airport re-opened with a brand new runway on April 14, 2014.
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- Seasonal Naples resident Jerry Karschner, of Wellsboro, Penn., covers his twin-engine Aero Commander after being one of the first few pilots to fly into the Marco Island Executive Airport after it reopened Monday, April 14, 2014. A $6.2 million overhaul closed the airport for three months.
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- An airplane lands at Marco Island Executive Airport on its first day reopened on April 14, 2014 following a three-month, $6.2 million renovation
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- Following a three-month, $6.2 million renovation, Marco Island Executive Airport reopened with a brand new runway on April 14, 2014.
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- A helicopter lands at Marco Island Executive Airport on the airport's first day reopened following a three-month, $6.2 million renovation on April 14, 2014.
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- Seasonal Naples resident Jerry Karschner, of Wellsboro, Penn., covers his twin-engine Aero Commander after being one of the first few pilots to fly into the Marco Island Executive Airport after it reopened Monday, April 14, 2014. A $6.2 million overhaul closed the airport for three months.


Full gallery »Re/Max Awards, Marco Island, 2014

  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat, center, receives a gag award from Mike O'Rourke and Mike Boland. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat and general manager Maggie thousand with their overall sales award. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Bonnie Zaikov, left, and Rachel Dehanas receive awards from general manager Maggie Thousand, center. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Alan and Linda Sandlin, left, speak with Mercedes Baez and Rick Hanscom. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat talks to his troops. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat, left, presents Bill Filbin with an award for being named Realtor of the Year by the local board. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Local Re/Max real estate associates have a lot of reasons to celebrate about 430,000,000 of them. That figure, $430 million, is the total dollar volume for the brokerage group as a whole last year. This number, which should cheer all Marco Island property owners and the office’s friendly competitors, puts the Re/Max Affinity Plus at number two for Re/Max offices in the entire state of Florida, behind only the Sarasota affiliate.



Full gallery »Relay for Life, Marco Island, 2014

  • Firefighters march in full gear. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • William Sueaquan of Marco carries son Roy, age 3. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Wayne Waldack marches with the Knights of Columbus color guard for the opening Survivors' Lap to open the event. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Event chairman Raul Medina reads a welcome to the crowd before the start. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Peter Dannemann takes a swing with the big hammer. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Karina Paape fills her plate at the survivors' dinner. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

With their legs a little heavier, but their hearts and wallets a little lighter, Marco Island has put another Relay for Life into the record books. Uncounted hundreds, comprising 29 different teams, walked around and around the track, moved for this year to Mackle Park, starting at 4 p.m. on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and carrying on through the night till 6 a.m. Sunday morning.



Full gallery »Bay Days, Tigertail, 2014

  • Girl Scouts from Naples Troop 490 earn their Bay Days T-shirt for picking up trash at Tigertail Beach on Saturday as part of the Keep Collier Beautiful Great American Clean Up initiative. From left are Haley Lamb, Sydney Murray, Emma Lubas and Haley Mahoney. Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent
  • Haley Lamb of Girl Scout Troop 490 in Naples gets help putting on her plastic glove to pick up trash at Tigertail Beach on Saturday. The troop’s community service was part of Bay Days, a Keep Collier Beautiful Great American Clean Up initiative. Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent
  • Joseph Parisi and Susan LaGrotta of Friends of Tigertail get ready to hang a sign promoting cleaner beaches as part of Bay Days, a Keep Collier Beautiful Great American Clean Up initiative. Friends of Tigertail was the sponsor organization for the cleanup at Tigertail Beach on Saturday. Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent
  • Amy Webb signs in at the Tigertail Beach kiosk to be a volunteer to pick up trash for Bay Days, a Keep Collier Beautiful Great American Clean Up initiative. Friends of Tigertail organized the Saturday event. Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco resident Debbie Roddy stands by a new beach marker placed near Marco Island’s south beach entrance. In her dual role on the city’s Beach Advisory Committee and Collier County’s Coastal Advisory Committee, Roddy addressed the need for updated signs. Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent

The Friends Of Tigertail Beach once again called on volunteers to help clean up Tigertail Beach on Saturday, at the annual Bay Days cleanup event. Garbage bags and work gloves were provided courtesy of Keep Collier Beautiful.



Full gallery »Sheila's Out Shopping: Easter eggs

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 Extra-large, hollow, painted, chocolate egg from Norman Love
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 Norman Love Confections filled Easter chocolates
  • Norman Love Confections’ Easter chocolates
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 Three painted chocolate, medium Easter eggs from Norman Love Confections
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 Three painted chocolate, medium Easter eggs from Norman Love Confections
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 Painted hollow chocolate egg from Norman Love Confections


Full gallery »MTV Movie Awards 2014

  • From left, Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj and Kate Upton present the award for best male performance on stage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Shailene Woodley poses in press room with her award for favorite character for 'Divergent' at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Jonah Hill accepts the award for best comedic performance for “The Wolf of Wall Street” at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Mark Wahlberg poses in the press room with MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Sam Claflin, left, poses with the award for best movie of the year and Josh Hutcherson poses with the award for best male performance for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' in the press room at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Baseball fans watch as New York Yankees  right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (31) catches an eighth-inning flyout by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, robbing Ortiz of a game-tying home run, in the MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


Full gallery »Bubba Watson wins 2014 Masters

  • Defending Masters' champion Adam Scott, of Australia, congratulates Bubba Watson, right, after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Bubba Watson raises his putter after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Bubba Watson, carrying his son Caleb, is congratulated by spectators after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Bubba Watson is kissed by his wife Angie after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Bubba Watson, left, is congratulated by Jordan Spieth after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Former Masters champions Jose Maria Olazabal and Vijay Singh cross paths on the eighth green during the final round of The Masters in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)



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