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Full gallery »Edgerrin James and friends free youth football clinic

  • Indianapolis Colts running back and Immokalee native Javarris James, center, talks with former NFL corner back Robert Bailey during the Edgerrin and Javarris James Football Skills Camp at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Monday in Immokalee. Bailey played for the Los Angeles Rams, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, the Detroit Lions, and the Baltimore Ravens. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Edgerrin James, a free agent in the NFL, conducts the Edgerrin and Javarris James Football Skills Camp at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Monday in Immokalee, Fla. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Eleven-year veteran running back Edgerrin James and camp participants watch as players do a shuffle drill during the Edgerrin and Javarris James Football Skills Camp at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Monday, July 26, 2010, in Immokalee, Fla. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Breon Brown, 15, a student at Naples High School, runs through drills during the Edgerrin and Javarris James Football Skills Camp at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Monday in Immokalee. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Eleven-year veteran running back Edgerrin James, second from left, watches players do a shuffle drill during the Edgerrin and Javarris James Football Skills Camp at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Monday in James' hometown of Immokalee, Fla. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Jontae Jackson, 17, a student at Dunbar High School, runs the runs drills during the Edgerrin and Javarris James Football Skills Camp at the Immokalee Sports Complex on Monday in Immokalee. Lexey Swall/Staff

Edgerrin James gives back to the community with a free youth football clinic in Immokalee, Florida.



Full gallery »Christmas memories

  • Turning pages of her history, Merle Harris, a resident of Lely Manorcare, was one of the first settlers to move to Everglades City with her family. She fondly reminisces on Christmas spent with her husband of 69 years, Palmer Harris, as she looked back on her 50th wedding anniversary album.  Her husband passed away this year, so this will be her first Christmas without him. Laura Pacter
  • Merle Harris and two of her Cabbage Patch Kids from her prized doll collection. They are all on display in Merle Harris' apartment. At 91, Harris' knack for decorating and collecting comes to life in her holiday decor at Lely Manorcare. Laura Pacter
  • Merle Harris, handmade many of her ornaments on her Christmas tree. At 90 years old, she set up her festive tree inside her apartment, with ornaments she created in plastic canvas, or cross stitched over her lifetime to celebrate Christmas throughout the years. Laura Pacter
  • An avid doll collector, some of Merle Harris's dolls came as Christmas gifts over the years.  Her collection includes detailed dolls dressed in traditional hand-quilted Seminole attire.  'I'd have to go deep into the swamp to get some of these,' says Harris as she points to some of her dolls she purchased directly from Seminole Indians in the Everglades.  Laura Pacter
  • Merle Harris lights her manger display in her apartment at Lely Manorcare. Laura Pacter


Full gallery »Hanukkah

  • Elliot Treiber, left, and his wife Hanalie of Marco Island, will light one of four menorahs during their eight-night celebration. Laura Pacter
  • The Western Wall menorah is a historical depiction of Jews throughout the years who made the pilgrimage to pray at the Western Wall of the great temple in Jerusalem.  This is one of four menorahs in the Treibers collection. Laura Pacter
  • From left, Honey and Herb Solloway set up an educational Chanuka display for everyone who live at their condo on Marco Island.  Their display consists of the menorah in the center, which they will light on each night, surrounded by dreidels, and a decorative bag with copies of the historical story of the miracle of Chanukah.  Laura Pacter
  • The Treiber's grandchildren choose which menorah to light when they celebrate Chanukah on Marco Island with their family.  This friendship menorah of children symbolizes the unity of this celebration of lights, and includes the dreidel as the centerpiece and holder for the shamus candle, the candle used to light the others on each of the eight evenings. Laura Pacter
  • The Solloways incorporated driedels into their Chanukah display in the lobby of their condo on Marco Island.  The driedel game is played during the Festival of Lights by children, and the letters on each side are Nun, Gimel, Hey and Shin, which is translated to 'Nes Gadol Hayah Sham,' meaning a great miracle happened here. Laura Pacter


Full gallery »French Bread Oven

  • Ingvild Espic balances her newest addition to her family business, 4-month-old David, while serving customers at French Bread Oven. Local residents are beginning to order early for Christmas and holiday parties, to avoid last-minute crowds at this bakery.
  • Marco Island residents, from left, Ben and Barbara Wiercinski make a weekly trip to the French Bread Oven to see baker and owner Jean Espic at his East Naples Location, and to order their favorite rolls and pastries.
  • From left, Ingvild and Jean Espic are proud of their family owned and operated French Bread Oven since 2005, and they are happy to announce a new addition, 4-month-old David and his 4 1/2 year old brother, Adrianne.
  • Part-time Lely resident, Heinz Biel, left,  frequents French Bread Oven in St. Andrews Square Plaza, for his favorite French breads. 'We like the rolls and the country breads here and the cookies,' he says with a smile to Ingvild Espic, owner.


Full gallery »Lely Band

  • Naples High band director Melvin Maxwell will retire this year after his 35th teaching band. Maxwell is currently the band director at Naples High School where he was once a student, but began his teaching career at Lely High School in 1974.
  • Naples High band director Melvin Maxwell will retire this year after his 35th teaching band. Maxwell is currently the band director at Naples High School where he was once a student, but began his teaching career at Lely High School in1974. Maxwell asked to conduct the Lely Band one last time to open the annual Coconut Bowl rivalry between the two schools.
  • Naples High band director Melvin Maxwell will retire this year after his 35th teaching band. Maxwell is currently the band director at Naples High School where he was once a student, but began his teaching career at Lely High School in1974. Maxwell asked to conduct the Lely Band one last time to open the annual Coconut Bowl rivalry between the two schools.

Melvin Maxwell retires after 35 years teaching band.



Full gallery »Pearl Harbor

  • The devastation was massive due to the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7 1941.
  • Sunday morning, Dec. 7, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor compels Webley Edwards to make emergency announcement on Hawaiian radio.


Full gallery »Pearl Harbor Letter

  • Father Eugene Morin in 1976. This was just two years before he wrote a letter on Pearl Harbor to his cousin, Tom. Submitted
  • Ralph White and his son, Tom, on Marco Island. Submitted
  • Ralph White, left, and Father Eugene Morin in 1948. Submitted


Full gallery »MIAL Lists

  • Honorable Mention,  'For The Birds,' by Nancy Moriarty,
  • Second Place, 'Horsescape,' by artist, Bruce Somerville
  • Honorable Mention, 'The Wall,' by Len Mustari
  • First Place, 'Bond Falls Panorama,' by artist, Len Messineo
  • Third place, 'Fundus,' by artist, Angelika Kade


Full gallery »Mini Masters & Mimosas

  • Artist Gerry Brynjulson, Marco Island
Watercolor
  • Artist Joyce Kachapis, Marco Island
Mixed media collage
  • Artist Stan Saran, Marco Island
Pointalism piece

On Dec. 7, there will be an artist preview and reception for Mini Masters & Mimosas.



Full gallery »Great Depression

  • Betty Freeman, right, hugs her little sister Rachel Brown Nemeth in 1923. The family was in Winter Haven, Fla. for the winter because the girls' father supervised an orange grove. Freeman recalls wearing homemade dresses during the Great Depression as a way to conserve money.
  • Betty Freeman during her college days at Ohio State University in 1937. Back then, she paid $15 a semester for tuition.
  • Bob Allen during World War II. Although he admits the Great Depression was a difficult time, he offers the sage advice to families today: 'Don't buy anything you don't understand, like hedge funds.'
  • Al Stickles was just 7 during the 1929 crash. He says he and his siblings were well-cared for and, as youngsters, weren't aware of what was happening across the country.
  • Henriette Rosenak and her husband were married in 1933. Rosenak admits that she didn't feel the effects of the Great Depression until she got married and her husband couldn't find a job.
  • Henriette Rosenak, left, and her son David at her 95th birthdat celebration earlier this year. Henriette recalls spending 35 cents to go swimming with her husband during the Depression, which was a sum she thought they couldn't afford.

Troubling times shape those who lived it.



Full gallery »Palm Cottage

  • Palm Cottage, Naples' oldest house, is decorated for the Christmas holidays.
  • Christmas decorations at Palm Cottage house museum.
  • Gabriella Clarke, from Cambridgeshire, England, in Hartfordshire, admires the holiday place settings.
  • The lobby at Palm Cottage is decorated for Christmas.
  • This plastic Santa in the adjacent Norris Gardens will be replaced by the real thing from Dec. 11 to 13.
  • Joan Milford, left, Lorraine Demaid and June Woodhouse explore Palm Cottage's second floor exhibits.

Christmas at Palm Cottage is now open.



Full gallery »Thanksgiving and Turkey

  • New arrivals in a New World before the first Thanksgiving.
  • The pilgrims arrived in the Mayflower. Today a replica is docked at Plymoth Rock in Massachusetts.
  • Wild turkeys may be feeling a bit nervous before Thanksgiving.

A history of Thanksgiving and the turkey



Full gallery »Fall Art Festival

  • Oswaldo Ventura
Media: Mixed Media
'Madre Lila'
3' X 4'
  • Elaine Lanoue
Media: Acrylic
Untitled
'36' X 48'
  • Patrick Seslar
Media: Photography
Untitled
  • Phil Hall
Media: Jewelry
Neckpiece

Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival



Full gallery »Kretch's

  • Chef Bruce Kretschmer, Sr. with fresh homemade baked bread. It is made every day.
  • Bruce Kretschmer, Jr. assists his father as a chef at Kretch's Restaurant. Kretschmer often creates special dishes that end up on the menu.
  • Part of a loyal staff at Kretch's Restaurant includes Samantha Martin, left, and Wanda Cutlip, who has been employed at the restaurant for 22 years.

Kretch's Restaurant



Full gallery »Chefs and their Thanksgiving dinner

  • Master Chef Konrad Mayerhofer, owner of  Konrad's on Marco Island, will be serving a Rodney Strong, 2004, cabernet sauvignon, with his specially prepared goose, cooked and stuffed as his main course for Thanksgiving this year with his family. His restaurant is open on Thanksgiving, so he's celebrating at a later date.
  • Chef Arturo Perez, left, and his son Edgar prepare to saute garlic in olive oil at Arturo's on Marco Island.  Arturo Perez Jr., and his brother-in-law, Juan Cortazar work along side Arturo in every day cooking for this family owned and operated restaurant, and they will be celebrating Thanksgiving at home together this year.
  • Night Chef Jose' Carlos, left, of Pelican Bend Restaurant and Marina, on Isles of Capri, and Mike Cooper, manager, will be sipping on a glass of 2007 Mirassou pinot noir during their Thanksgiving celebration this year. 'It's mellow, and it's not woody, so it goes well with everything,' says Cooper.
  • Annie Cooper's Pumpkin Pie Recipe calls for fresh pumpkin, and creates three perfect pies for the ultimate ending to a family Thanksgiving. Top this pie with a favorite homemade whip cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg, to add a tasty compliment to your dinner.
  • Jeannie Trevethan & Tara Trevethan standing outside their new restaurant.
Bob Kowal/special to etc

Marco Island chefs prepare Thanksgiving dinner for their families.



Full gallery »Ray Nesbit

  • Ray Nesbit jams at the Snook Inn on Friday an Sunday nights. Recently he cut his shoulder-length hair a few days ago.
  • Ray Nesbit works his foot madly on the electrical panel on the floor, creating the loop which will frame the song he's performing. He is acclaimed for his work as a sound engineer and producer.
  • Ray Nesbit performs in a highly original and always different manner. He says he has played just about every place on Marco at least once.

Ray Nesbit performs at the Snook Inn



Full gallery »Lely, TBE students teach the "Big Bad Wolf" to read

  • Jennifer Stout, 16, caps off a tower of blocks to spell 'B.U.I.L.D.' The acronym was used by Debbie Tower, Tommie Barfield Elementary School's reading coach, to talk to parents about practices that help connect home with school. The acronym stands for 'Be positive. Unplug the TV. Increase time for Reading. Learn new ways to practice at home. Decide to partner with your school.' Parents, elementary school students and high school students enjoyed an evening about reading together Tuesday at TBE.
  • Lazaro Galicia, 18, plays the wolf in the 'Big Bad Wolf Goes to Read,' a play put on by Lely High School students and Tommie Barfield Elementary School students for parents Tuesday at TBE. The evening was an opportunity for parents to become more involved in their children's education.
  • Haley Cartwright, 5, and Tyler Chute, 5, sing about piglets at Tommie Barfield Elementary School Tuesday evening. Building Better Readers Night at the school allowed elementary school students, Lely High School students and parents to have fun and read together.
  • Victoria Novotny, 6, tells the 'Big Bad Wolf,' Lazaro Galicia, 18, that he needs to learn to read. The two were among about 50 Tommie Barfield Elementary School students and Lely High School students who put on a play Tuesday night for parents at TBE.
  • Brian Kocak, 9, plays a 'little piggy' and shows he can read better than the 'Big Bad Wolf.' Lely High School students Margaux Meurgue and Nikki Popoff played part in a performance with elementary school students Tuesday night called 'The Big Bad Wolf Goes to Read.'

Tommie Barfield Elementary students and Lely High School students put on a play based on the The Three Little Pigs story but with a twist that encourages reading. Parents had the opportunity to enjoy watching the performance after they learned a program called "B.U.I.L.D" from Debbie Cooper, a reading coach at the school, Tuesday night. While elementary and high school students practiced the play, "The Big Bad Wolf Goes to Read," parents attended sessions on how to encourage better reading and how to get involved in their children's education. The evening was called "Building Better Readers Night."



Full gallery »At Home

  • Tom Cinquini at his baby grand piano in his condo on Marco Island.
  • Tom Cinquini’s living room has a sofa which was reupholstered in pale ivory silk.
  • Tom Cinquini on his patio.
  • Tom Cinquini’s living room.
  • Tom Cinquini’s dining room features a rug of Oriental Ming design and a table which is a family heirloom.
  • Tom Cinquini’s master bedroom showcases some of his furniture he brought to Marco from New England.

At Home with Tom Cinquini



Full gallery »Sunset Grille

  • The ahi tuna entree is served with sweet potato fries and fresh vegetables.
  • Sunset Grille server Linda Kingsbury, left, and owner Keith Reeves.
  • Sherrie Marlin, left, and Giesela Martin play Bridge every week at Sunset Grille.
  • Sunset Grille's outside patio is a picturesque setting for dining and watching the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunset Grille restaurant



Full gallery »von Liebig

  • Joan Brechin Sonnenberg, Naples
'Footloose,' 2007
 acrylic, pastel, watercolor, Derwent 
watercolor pencil, charcoal
65 x 51 inches
  • William Ward Moseley, Naples
'Celebration,' 2007 
watercolor
 21 x 29 inches
  • D'Ann McCann, Naples
'Birdie,' 2007
paper, acrylic
39 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Pat Kumicich, Naples
'The Eyes Have It,' 2005
cotton, beads
51 x 51 inches

von Liebig Juried Exhibit




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