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Full gallery »YMCA begins demolition to rebuild after fire

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- Greater Naples YMCA voluntary preschool students Jordan Burton, Emily Preston and Joel Rivera, left to right, watch the demolition of a section of the facility on Wednesday, April 2, 2014  The demolition is part of a renovation project to rebuild the facility following a fire on Labor Day 2013.
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- A section of the Greater Naples YMCA is razed Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as part of a renovation project to rebuild the facility following a fire on Labor Day 2013.
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- Greater Naples YMCA CEO Paul Thein speaks at a ceremony for the beginning of demolition on a section of the facility on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The construction is part of a renovation project to rebuild the facility following a fire on Labor Day 2013.
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- Children enrolled in child care and voluntary preschool watch the beginning of demolition on a section of the Greater Naples YMCA on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The construction is part of a renovation project to rebuild the facility following a fire on Labor Day 2013.
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- A section of the Greater Naples YMCA is razed Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as part of a renovation project to rebuild the facility following a fire on Labor Day 2013.
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- Greater Naples YMCA employee Fredo Ramos leads childcare and voluntary preschool students in a chant as a section of the Greater Naples YMCA is razed on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.


Full gallery »Fort Hood shooting

  • Krystina Cassidy, left, and Dianna Simpson attempt to make contact with their husbands who are stationed inside Fort Hood while standing outside of the Bernie Beck Gate on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. One person was killed and 14 injured in the shooting, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. (AP Photo/ Tamir Kalifa)
  • Media wait for an official statement at the Bernie Beck Main Gate at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, following a shooting at the base. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman/MCT)
  • A Bell County Sheriff's Department official stands near his vehicle as cars are checked at the Bernie Beck Main Gate at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman/MCT)
  • President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the shooting at Fort Hood, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel receives an update on the phone on the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, as he was on a tour of the USS Anchorage, an amphibious transport dock ship, with his counterparts from Southeast Asia on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)
  • A military police officer stops a car at Fort Hood, Texas, after a shooting on the Army base Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  One person was killed and at least 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM


Full gallery »Big Cypress Swamp panel, public discuss Golden Gate Estates oil drilling

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Karen Dwyer, with the Stone Crab Alliance, smiles as the DEP Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee moves toward recommending that a permit for a Golden Gate Estates oil well be denied during a meeting at the Collier County Commissioners Boardroom in Naples on March 31, 2014.
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Ed Garrett, of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, looks at possible motions before the DEP Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee, in between answering questions about possible environmental impacts and completed research during a public meeting at the Collier County Commissioners Boardroom in Naples on March 31, 2014.
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Pamela Duran, who lives on 24th Ave. Southeast, center, speaks with fellow resident Barbara Maher and activist Donna Knapp, right, during a break in a public meeting of the DEP Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee in Naples on March 31, 2014. Duran, Maher and Knapp all expressed their opposition to a drilling of an exploratory well near 24th Ave. Southeast and Desoto Boulevard.
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Noelia Rodriguez, of Golden Gates Estates, speaks out against an approved exploratory oil well during a DEP Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee meeting for recommendations about the permit in Naples on March 31, 2014.
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Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee Chair Jon Arthur listens to Ed Garrett, of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, speak during a public meeting on an approved exploratory oil well project in Naples on March 31, 2014.
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Residents and activists express their support toward the end of a seven-hour public meeting as the Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee begins to consider recommending a denial of an approved permit for an exploratory oil well drilling project at the Collier County Commissioners Boardroom in Naples on March 31, 2014.


Full gallery »Last day to sign up for health insurance

  • Keith Saunders, left, a certified Cover California insurance agent,  explains a health insurance plan to Mark Tammes at a registration site hosted by  Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  Tammes, 57, a violinist with the Sacramento Philharmonic, was among the dozens who attended the event to sign up for health coverage ahead of Monday's midnight enrollment deadline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
  • Josiah Blood confirms that he is properly enrolled for insurance under the Affordable Healthcare program at the Community Service Society, Monday, March 31, 2014 in New York.  Monday marks the deadline for open enrollment through the state's health plan marketplace, called NY State of Health. Residents can choose from plans from 16 insurers and 10 dental insurers.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
  • This screen grab taken from the Health Care Marketplace website shows a message asking new visitors to stay on during the login process of the Health Care Marketplace website on Monday, March 31, 2014. The Obama administration says a new technical problem is preventing last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day. (AP Photo/Healthcare.gov)
  • Maria Klemm works on her cross-stitching as she waits to sign up for health care coverage at a registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.   Klemm, 47, was among the dozens who attended the event to sign up for health coverage ahead of Monday's midnight enrollment deadline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
  • Emily Alvarez, 3, eats a cookie as she and her bother, Eric, 4, wait as their grandparents sign-up for health care coverage at a registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  Dozens attended the event to sign up for health coverage ahead of Monday's midnight enrollment deadline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
  • Michael Wilson, left, a certified Cover California insurance agent,  explains a health insurance plan to Jose Gomez and his wife, Laura, at a registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  Dozens attended the event to sign up for health coverage ahead of Monday's midnight enrollment deadline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


Full gallery »Sunshine Pharmacy owner sentenced to prison

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Del Parrish, left, and his mother, Patricia Parrish, center, arrive for a sentencing hearing at the Federal courthouse in Fort Myers with Del's wife Renee Parrish, right, on Monday, March 31, 2014. Del and Patricia are guilty for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Del was sentenced to 24 months in prison, two years afterward on supervised release, and must get substance abuse treatment. Patricia, who handled the billing at Sunshine, was given three years of probation, and must remain confined to her home for 120 days.
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Del Parrish, left, and his mother, Patricia Parrish, back right, arrive for a sentencing hearing at the Federal courthouse in Fort Myers with Del's wife Renee Parrish, right, on Monday, March 31, 2014. Del and Patricia are guilty for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Del was sentenced to 24 months in prison, two years afterward on supervised release, and must get substance abuse treatment. Patricia, who handled the billing at Sunshine, was given three years of probation, and must remain confined to her home for 120 days.
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Del Parrish, left, and his mother, Patricia Parrish, center, arrive for a sentencing hearing at the Federal courthouse in Fort Myers with Del's wife Renee Parrish, right, on Monday, March 31, 2014. Del and Patricia are guilty for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Del was sentenced to 24 months in prison, two years afterward on supervised release, and must get substance abuse treatment. Patricia, who handled the billing at Sunshine, was given three years of probation, and must remain confined to her home for 120 days.
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Del Parrish, left, and his mother, Patricia Parrish, center, arrive for a sentencing hearing at the Federal courthouse in Fort Myers with Del's on Monday, March 31, 2014. Del and Patricia are guilty for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Del was sentenced to 24 months in prison, two years afterward on supervised release, and must get substance abuse treatment. Patricia, who handled the billing at Sunshine, was given three years of probation, and must remain confined to her home for 120 days.
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Patricia Parrish walks out of the Fort Myers Federal Courthouse after her sentencing hearing on Monday, March 31, 2014. After pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud in connection to the family-owned Sunshine Pharmacy, she was given three years of probation, and must remain confined to her home for 120 days.
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Del Parrish, right, walks out of the Fort Myers Federal Courthouse after his sentencing hearing with wife, Renee Parrish, left, on Monday, March 31, 2014. After pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud in connection to the family-owned Sunshine Pharmacy, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison, two years afterward on supervised release, and must get substance abuse treatment.


Full gallery »Point & Shoot Challenge: "Green With Envy"

  • Point & Shoot Challenge: “Green With Envy” photo by Maxine Saul.
  • Point & Shoot Challenge: “Green With Envy” photo by Maxine Saul.
  • Point & Shoot Challenge: “Green With Envy” photo by Maxine Saul.
  • Point & Shoot Challenge: “Green With Envy” photo by Maxine Saul.
  • Point & Shoot Challenge: “Green With Envy” photo by Maxine Saul.
  • Point & Shoot Challenge: “Green With Envy” photo by Maxine Saul.

Our favorite submssions for March's Point & Shoot Challenge. The theme is "Green With Envy." To participate in April's challenge email your high resolution photos to news@naplesnews.com by April 28. The theme is "April Showers."



Full gallery »Marco Island Seafood & Music Fest, 2014

  • Patrons try to stay dry as they head out. The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival returned to Veterans' Community Park over the weekend, but had to close early when a storm hit on Saturday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Zigzag Girlz Alyssa and Devin from Seminole Casino Immokalee display a winning hand. The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival returned to Veterans' Community Park over the weekend, but had to close early when a storm hit on Saturday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The 'Kerri' half of Gary and Kerri sings 'Mercedes Benz.'The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival returned to Veterans' Community Park over the weekend, but had to close early when a storm hit on Saturday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Loretta Mooney enjoys her ice cream cone. The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival returned to Veterans' Community Park over the weekend, but had to close early when a storm hit on Saturday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Heather Dabeski of Quality Foods International with a sampling of her gyro meat. The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival returned to Veterans' Community Park over the weekend, but had to close early when a storm hit on Saturday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Christine Alexander and Nick Kodrick of Naples enjoy the music and stay dry. The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival returned to Veterans' Community Park over the weekend, but had to close early when a storm hit on Saturday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival, back at Veterans’ Community Park for a sixth year, but with a new schedule, had a good crowd and good weather on Friday and most of Saturday. But about 5 p.m. on Saturday, things took a turn for the stormier.



Full gallery »Swing into Spring for the Arts

  • Olga Hirshhorn chose three sharp-dressed men to surround herself with: Bob Heggestad, from left, Charles Marshall
and Richard Tooke.
  • Hana Snajdrova (5)
Caroline Stuart-Jarvis and and Bob Heggestad celebrate her winning bid.
  • Jane Tripp, from left, Ann Cox and Jalna MacLaren enjoy conversation before dinner.
  • Jennie Cheng, left, with Chick Heithaus, president of Bayshore CAPA, and Stefan Bothe.
  • Jim Rideoutte and Chris Rideloutte talk over the evening with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala.
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Happy supporters raise their bid cards during the cash call at the Bayshore CAPA “Spring into the Arts” gala.


Full gallery »Editorial Cartoons: March 30, 2014



Full gallery »Adoptable pets in SW Florida: March 30, 2014

  • Naples Cat Alliance - Pachet is a 2-year-old Norwegian forest cat ready to be yours. Adopt him at 7785 Davis Blvd., Suite 104, Naples, or PetSmart, Coconut Point mall, 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero, or go to naplescatalliance.org. Call 239-300-0829 for more information.
  • Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue - Scruff McGruff is a sweet, 5-year-old Norfolk terrier mix who will love you and enjoys being with other dogs. Adopt him be calling 239-434-7480 or email Info@brookeslegacyanimalrescue.org
  • Florida English Bulldog Rescue - Brodie is a big English bulldog who wants to love you. Adopt him by visiting all available dogs at www.FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com or call 813-927-3550.
  • Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida - Tommy is a Labrador retriever who loves to roam outdoors, investigating his surroundings, but also likes to take naps indoors. Adopt him by going to the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida at www.labradorrescue.net/index.html or call 866-464-5227.
  • South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue Inc. - King is sweet Siberian husky who wants to please his owner. Adopt him to give him a loving home by calling 954-540-7373, or go to www.sibrescue.com to see the available dogs.
  • Brigid’s Crossing - Midge is a beautiful cat who wants to be the only cat in your house. Adopt her by visiting Shabby Cat, 963 Fourth Ave. N., Naples.


Full gallery »2014 Kids' Choice Awards

  • Kristen Bell accepts the award for favorite animated movie at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Robert Downey Jr. accepts the award for favorite male buttkicker at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Ross Lynch accepts the award for favorite TV actor at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Adam Sandler accepts the award for favorite movie actor at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Shaun White, left, and Mark Wahlberg on stage at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Mark Wahlberg gets slimed at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)


Full gallery »Naples India Fest 2014

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- Nine-year-old Ananya Gurajapu, of Naples, plays a game while waiting with other children to perform a traditional Tamil dance at the 4th annual Naples India Fest in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Naples. More than 1,000 people attended the event sponsored by the India Association of Naples celebrating the culture of the country.
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- Julia Jose and Manju Nandkumar perform a Kerala semiclassical dance at the 4th annual Naples India Fest in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Naples. More than 1,000 people attended the event sponsored by the India Association of Naples celebrating the culture of the country.
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- Six-year-old Srikar Patibandala, of Naples, performs in grand finale at the 4th annual Naples India Fest in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Naples. More than 1,000 people attended the event sponsored by the India Association of Naples celebrating the culture of the country.
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- Nine-year-old Sandra Jose, of Naples, performs in a grand finale at the 4th annual Naples India Fest in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Naples. More than 1,000 people attended the event sponsored by the India Association of Naples celebrating the culture of the country.
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- Ten-year-old Prerana Patibanbla, of Naples, is prepared for her role in a Tamil classical dance at the 4th annual Naples India Fest in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Naples. More than 1,000 people attended the event sponsored by the India Association of Naples celebrating the culture of the country.
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-  Sumitra Deb, of Naples, performs a Goddess Durga dance at the 4th annual Naples India Fest in Cambier Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Naples. More than 1,000 people attended the event sponsored by the India Association of Naples celebrating the culture of the country.


Full gallery »4th annual Fast & the Furriest 5K run and 1-mile walk

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- Ft. Myers Beach resident, Steve Vease and 'Lilly', finish the Gulf Coast Humane Society's 4th Annual Fast and The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero.
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- Gulf Coast Humane Society volunteer and FGCU student, Jennifer Benckert, wipes down the society's placard after it blew down in the  inclimate weather during the 4th Annual Fast and The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero.
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- Cesar and his son, Sebastian, 6, finish the Gulf Coast Humane Society's 4th Annual Fast and The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero. Sebastian won the 6-year-old and under category for the event.
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- 'Blue', a 1-year-old Shih Tzu Bichon, jumps for joy after completing Gulf Coast Humane Society's 4th Annual Fast and The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero. His owner is Gary Williams. (Not shown).
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- Bystanders watch as runners, walkers and their dogs finish Gulf Coast Humane Society's 4th Annual Fast and The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero.
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- Gulf Coast Humane Society volunteers, Gloria Letendre, left, and Mark Scivka, ready a drink tent for participants in the 4th Annual Fast and The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk event on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero.


Full gallery »Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2014

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Sheila Wulff, of Marco Island, dances with a new friend, Olivia Klimstra, 4, of Chicago, during local musician Jim Long's set at the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival on March 28, 2014. The annual event features artisan booths, rides for kids, various types of seafood and live music and continues through Sunday.
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Danyell, Brooklyn, Liberty and Savannah Long, of Marco Island, eat ice cream as their dad, Jim Long, performs at the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival on March 28, 2014. The annual event features artisan booths, rides for kids, various types of seafood and live music and continues through Sunday.
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Sheila Wulff, of Marco Island, dances during local musician Jim Long's set at the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival on March 28, 2014. The annual event features artisan booths, rides for kids, various types of seafood and live music and continues through Sunday.
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Charlie Johnston, of Marco Island, and Arthur Holmes, of Mass., chat as Tabitha Lowe, of Hammerheads Seafood, serves up seafood paella at the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival on March 28, 2014. The annual event features artisan booths, rides for kids, various types of seafood and live music and continues through Sunday.
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Danyell Long, 11, of Marco Island, dances as her dad, Jim Long, performs during the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival on March 28, 2014. The annual event features artisan booths, rides for kids, various types of seafood and live music and continues through Sunday.


Full gallery »Winn-Dixie stores open

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Jason Grice, left, and his wife, Melissan Grice, right, unload groceries from the newly opened Winn-Dixie on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. and Collier Blvd. on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Jason said he liked Winn-Dixie more than Sweetbay because of their shopping deals. Today is the first day the shuttered SweetBay stores reopen as Winn-Dixies.
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Shoppers utilize the newly opened Winn-Dixie on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. and Collier Blvd. on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Today is the first day the shuttered SweetBay stores reopen as Winn-Dixies.
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Shoppers exit the newly opened Winn-Dixie on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. and Collier Blvd. on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Today is the first day the shuttered SweetBay stores reopen as Winn-Dixies.
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Shoppers unload groceries at the newly opened Winn-Dixie on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. and Collier Blvd. on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Today is the first day the shuttered SweetBay stores reopen as Winn-Dixies.


Full gallery »Dustin Jaye trial, day 4

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Assistant State Attorney Cynthia Ross holds up a knife during her closing argument, saying that it was used to kill Debra Striano, at the Lee County Courthouse for Dustin Jaye's first-degree murder trial on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. Jaye, 25, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, burglary, and animal cruelty. In 2012, Jaye, 25, killed Debra Striano, 55, during an armed robbery. Jaye will be held without bond in Lee County until his sentencing May 19.
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Defense Attorney Ed Kelly looks down as a screen behind him projects a quote taken from a recorded phone call Dustin Jaye made to his sister while in jail at the Lee County Courthouse on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. The quote reads, 'dude, I looked at the bottom of them shoes, there is no way there can be blood on the bottom of them shoes, dude.' Jaye, 25, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, burglary, and animal cruelty. In 2012, Jaye, 25, killed Debra Striano, 55, during an armed robbery. Jaye will be held without bond in Lee County until his sentencing May 19.
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During a rebuttal argument Assistant State Attorney Andreas Gardiner points to Dustin Jaye and asks the jury to find him guilty of first-degree murder during trial at the Lee County Courthouse on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. Jaye, 25, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, burglary, and animal cruelty. In 2012, Jaye, 25, killed Striano, 55, during an armed robbery. Jaye will be held without bond in Lee County until his sentencing May 19.
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Dustin Jaye is sworn in by the judge before waving his right to testify during his first-degree murder trial at the Lee County Courthouse on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. Jaye, 25, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, burglary, and animal cruelty. In 2012, Jaye, 25, killed Debra Striano, 55, during an armed robbery with his uncle, Billy Ray Retherford. His uncle was later killed in a shootout with deputies as they tried to apprehend him. Jaye will be held without bond in Lee County until his sentencing May 19.
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Dustin Jaye smiles while looking up at his defense attorney Ed Kelly at the Lee County Courthouse during his first-degree murder trial on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. Jaye, 25, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, burglary, and animal cruelty. In 2012, Jaye, 25, killed Debra Striano, 55, during an armed robbery. Jaye will be held without bond in Lee County until his sentencing May 19.
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Dustin Jaye, center, gives a thumbs up to two people watching the trail as he leaves the courtroom as jury deliberates the verdict elsewhere at the Lee County Courthouse on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. Jaye, 25, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, burglary, and animal cruelty. In 2012, Jaye, 25, killed Debra Striano, 55, during an armed robbery. Jaye will be held without bond in Lee County until his sentencing May 19.


Full gallery »Enchantments exhibit

  • The Olds girls: Rosalie (three year old), Saloma (five), and Orida (eight) playing on the beach at Marco Island on Christmas Day.Their parents, Mary Johnson Olds and Charles Louis Olds, were homeopathic physicians who moved to Marco in 1901-1902. American Museum of Natural History Library: 49476
  • Courtesy images.library.amnh.org/Julian A. Dimock 
 Rope Cypress, standing in canoe shooting bow and arrow, clouds above, The Everglades, Florida, 1910
  • A.W. Dimock with one of the cameras in a photo taken by his son Julian. AMNH image 47641
  • April 11, 1906 Aboard the Irene, an 18-ton, 37-foot houseboat, the Dimocks navigated the waters of Southwest Florida. Local men from Marco Island served as captain and crew.  American Museum of Natural History Library: 48485
  • April 26, 1906, a moonshiner in the Big Cypress Swamp. A. W. wrote: “The big iron kettle over the fire was fitted with a wooden top, deftly fashioned from a section of a cypress tree three feet in diameter, the stump of which served as a table within the glade. An iron pipe led from the cypress cover of the kettle through a wooden box of water, and from its projecting end poured a tiny stream of the potent product of the still.” American Museum of Natural History Library: 48810
  • February 2, 1905, at Henderson Creek sugar cane juice was boiled down as a part of the process used to make cane syrup. American Museum of Natural History Library: 48752

Just over 100 years ago, a father and son team explored the wilderness surrounding Marco Island. A sampling of their work is on display through March 29 at the Marco Island Historical Museum, and on March 19, the academic who helped bring them to light lectured on how they came to be.



Full gallery »Naples India Association prepares for annual Naples India Fest

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- Five-year-old Lavya Patel, of Naples, wears a traditional Indian outfit as well as a blessing on his forehead for his role in a production for the upcoming Naples India Fest on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The group is preparing for the 4th annual Naples India Fest on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cambier Park.
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- Ten-year-old Simran Chatta, right, rehearses with Naples resident Neetu Malhotra Patel on a traditional Panjabi Girdha dance during a dress rehearsal for an upcoming festival with the Naples India Association on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The group is preparing for the 4th annual Naples India Fest on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cambier Park.
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- Naples resident Anitha Patibandla, center left, organizes a group of boys for their part in a Bollywood-style dance during a rehearsal with the Naples India Association on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The group is preparing for the 4th annual Naples India Fest on March 29 held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cambier Park.
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- Nine-year-old Ananya Gurajapu, of Naples, rehearses a Bollywood number during a dress rehearsal for an upcoming festival with the Naples India Association on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The group is preparing for the 4th annual Naples India Fest on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cambier Park.
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- Naples resident Manjusha Padmeshr, left, puts a turban on her son, 12-year-old Abhijith Neelamchalil, for his role in a production with the Naples India Association on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The group is preparing for the 4th annual Naples India Fest on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cambier Park.
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- Seven-year-old Mohnish Madhavan, of Naples, center, cheers along with an Indian pop song being rehearsed with the Naples India Association on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The group is preparing for the 4th annual Naples India Fest on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cambier Park.


Full gallery »YMCA prayer breakfast

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Outside her home, Nayara Londono, 11, enters a limo that will take her to meet former NFL Man of the Year Matt Birk at the Greater Naples YMCA's prayer breakfast at the Hilton Naples on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was among a group of 10 who read the most within a two-period in the YMCA's after school program. The YMCA  awarded the young readers with a free limo ride to a prayer breakfast at the hotel with Birk, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.
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Caden Hogsett, 7, is photographed by father Corey Hogsett, left, outside their home before his limo ride to meet former NFL Man of the Year Matt Birk during the Greater Naples YMCA's prayer breakfast at the Hilton Naples on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Caden was among a group of 10 who read the most within a two-period in the YMCA's after school program. The YMCA  awarded the young readers with a free limo ride to a prayer breakfast at the hotel with Birk, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.
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Caden Hogsett, 7, touches the mirror roofing of a limo that is taking him to meet former NFL Man of the Year Matt Birk for the Greater Naples YMCA's prayer breakfast at the Hilton Naples on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Hogsett was among a group of 10 who read the most within a two-period in the YMCA's after school program. The YMCA  awarded the young readers with a free limo ride to a prayer breakfast at the hotel with Birk, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.
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Outside her home, Bernelie Beauplan, 7, enters a limo that will take her to meet former NFL Man of the Year Matt Birk at the Greater Naples YMCA's prayer breakfast at the Hilton Naples on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was among a group of 10 who read the most within a two-period in the YMCA's after school program. The YMCA  awarded the young readers with a free limo ride to a prayer breakfast at the hotel with Birk, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.
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Former NFL Man of the Year Matt Birk, front, strands with the CEO of Greater Naples YMCA, Paul Thein, back, outside a limo with three young readers invited to the Greater Naples YMCA's prayer breakfast at the Hilton Naples on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The three children were among a group of 10 who read the most within a two-period in the YMCA's after school program. The YMCA  awarded the young readers with a free limo ride to a prayer breakfast at the hotel with Birk, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.
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Bernelie Beauplan, 7, watches through the front door at the Hilton of Naples as children arrive in a limo for the Greater Naples YMCA's prayer breakfast on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Beauplan was among a group of 10 children who read the most within a two-period in the YMCA's after school program. The YMCA  awarded the young readers with a free limo ride to a prayer breakfast at the hotel with Matt Birk, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens. Birk is a former NFL Man of the Year.


Full gallery »Washington mudslide - Tuesday

  • Search and rescue workers stand near a house surrounded by debris Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on the western edge of the  massive mudslide that struck near Arlington, Wash. on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)
  • A searcher paddles a boat through a debris field following a deadly mudslide, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Searchers prepare to begin looking through a debris field as a destroyed home stands behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • A pickup truck flying a flag drives past a sign thanking emergency workers Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Darrington, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in a 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Searchers in boats and on foot look through debris following a deadly mudslide Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • A searcher steps off of his boat to look through debris following a deadly mudslide, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)



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