What a difference a day makes. While the Knights of Columbus fish fry Friday has pulled in as many as 800 diners to the San Marco parish hall, Wednesday’s spaghetti dinner drew “only” 270, said K of C Deputy Grand Knight Joseph Fatony. “It’s very light. There were other things going on on the island,” he said, mentioning a lunch that day at the Italian-American Club, as well as the Mutts & Martinis event at the Esplanade. In an ironic blend of cultures and cuisines, the dinner, hosted by the K of C, was a benefit for the Sons and Daughters of Erin, to help defray the expenses of their recent St. Patrick’s Day parade. Sons and Daughters founder Kathleen Reynolds, who is also a Columbiette, the knights’ ladies auxiliary, was on hand helping out.
No dog has a burning desire to dress up in a fancy costume. Their owners, on the other paw, eat this stuff up like dog yummies. Hundreds came out to the Esplanade on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon for “Mutts & Martinis,” the sixth annual “Yappy Hour” event. Mutts & Martinis raises funds for Bedtime Bundles, the local children’s charity, and does a great job of it.
If it's occurred to you in your wildest food-fun dreams, you'll find it at the Collier County Fair. Entries range from the sublime Latin American cheese sandwiches to deep-fried Oreos and red-velvet flavor funnel cakes. Photos by Chris Silk and David Albers
Over 500 got up early to run the 6th Annual Bridge Run, with both a half marathon and 5k distance available. The half marathoners set off first, starting from the Shops of Marco at 7:30 a.m. before the sun rose, although the spectacular full moon had just dipped below the opposite horizon. Over 300 ran the longer distance, which included ascending the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland, then turning around and climbing it again, after running through the tree-lined streets of Key Marco.
A convocation of eagle lovers met at the Island Country Club for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. The bywords for Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation’s March 16 Fourth Annual Nest Fest Gala’s were education and conservation. Their goal is to continue to conserve the eagles and Marco Eagle Sanctuary located on Tigertail Court, where over 100 species of birds have been identified.
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