Holiday: Halloween

Full gallery »Halloween Trick or Treating 2011

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Duran Sloan makes his way down the street as Gumby while trick or treaters walk past searching for candy on Halloween in Naples Park on Monday evening.
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Peyton Nagel, 4, sprints the streets of Naples Park as Batman while he and the rest of his group set out for trick or treating on Halloween Monday evening.
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Trick or treaters Reese Brown, 5, left, and Peyton Nagel, 4, race down the street to next house among other trick or treaters on Halloween in Naples Park on Monday evening.
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Dressed in his fire fighter costume, Koen Brintell, 3, sits alongside Owen Brooks, 3, in his Spiderman costume as they wait for Avery Brown, 8, to pull them along as the rest of their group gets ready to set out for trick or treating on Halloween in Naples Park on Monday evening.
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Avery Brown, 8, left, pulls along Koen Brintell, 3, in his fire fighter outfit, and Owen Brooks, 3, in his Spiderman outfit as they set out for candy on Halloween in Naples Park on Monday evening.
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Angie Brintell, right, pulls along her son Koen Brintell, 3, left, and Owen Brooks, 3, while they and the rest of their trick or treating group make the way to the next house on Halloween in Naples Park on Monday evening.


Full gallery »Boo La La Halloween 2011

  • Bernard Turner, Rita Turner and Tammy Turner Kipp. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event.  A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause. Photo by Ann Hughes
  •  Amy Turner and Tammy Turner Kipp. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event.  A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause. Photo by Ann Hughes
  • Ashlynn Tierney and Kaitlin Price. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event.  A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause. Photo by Ann Hughes
  • Zachary Tretter showed up in one of the coolest costumes for the evening. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event.  A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause. Photo by Ann Hughes
  • Ann Hurst is having fun. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event.  A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause. Photo by Ann Hughes
  • Bryan Woulas, dressed as 'V' from 'V for Vendetta,' is scaring up some Halloween fun. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event.  A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause. Photo by Ann Hughes

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a Boo La La Halloween Event. A portion of the proceeds went to the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Andrea Tretter helped support the worthwhile cause.



Full gallery »Miromar Outlets Mall-O-Ween 2011

  • Miromar Outlets hosted the Mall-O-Ween event on October 29, 2011.
  • 'Angel' is pictured in her bee costume.
  • Miromar Outlets hosted the Mall-O-Ween event on October 29, 2011.
  • Jacie is pictured in her devil costume.
  • Linda Grimshaw and Joanna Fleming run the '3 Dogs Delight' business that sells all natural dog treats.
  • Pam Borrisove hosted the Wolf Gang Bakery booth.

Miromar Outlets offered a hauntingly fun day of family entertainment during Mall-o-Ween on Saturday, October 29.



Full gallery »Bonita Springs Charter Harvest Festival 2011

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Teachers compete in a pumpkin decorating competition during the annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival held on Sunday at the school.
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Elvar Blondil, 7, of Bonita Springs competes in a pumpkin rolling game during the annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival held on Sunday at the school.
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Carissa Carroll, asssitant principal of the Bonita Springs Charter School competes in a bull riding competition against principal Deborah Tracy during the annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival held on Sunday at the school.
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Students participate in a hay ride around the school during the annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival held on Sunday at the school.
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Eliamar Robles, 3, of Bonita Springs hula hoops during the annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival held on Sunday at the school.
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Brianna Dumas, 7, of Bonita Springs jumps on a Vertical Reality bungee trampoline during the annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival held on Sunday at the school.

The annual Bonita Springs Charter School Harvest Festival was held on Sunday at the school.



Full gallery »Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park

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- Six-year-old Cristobal Reyes, of Naples, adjusts his mustache as he waits to compete as the video game character Wario in the Halloween costume contest at the Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Suejay Guzam, 8, left, and Sheyla Guzman, 3, of Naples, ride the Star Trooper in the midway of the Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in East Naples.
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-Seven-year-old Christian Franke, of Naples, brushes his eyebrows from his eyes as he waits to compete as a gnome in the Halloween costume contest at the Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Aly Blanc, 8, Alma Reseau, 13, and Choumine Andre, 12, left to right, of Naples, ride the Zero Gravity at the midway of the Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Carnival employee Greg Thomas rides an inflatable horse as he attracts customers to his game in the midway of the Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in East Naples.
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- Cristobal Reyes, 6, left, and Erica Gomez, 7, take in the competition as they wait to compete in the Halloween costume contest at the Fall Festival at Eagle Lakes Community Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in East Naples.


Full gallery »FGCU Spooktacular 2011

  • South Village hosted the annual 'Spooktacular' event at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • South Village hosted the annual 'Spooktacular' event at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • South Village hosted the annual 'Spooktacular' event at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • South Village hosted the annual 'Spooktacular' event at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • South Village hosted the annual 'Spooktacular' event at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • South Village hosted the annual 'Spooktacular' event at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Spooktacular is the annual Halloween party in South Village at Florida Gulf Coast University. This year the theme of the party was extraterrestrial and all in attendance had the opportunity to meet Morgan Beall, a UFO investigator from MUFON. Residents participated in games such as the "Flying Saucer Contest" and had their pictures taken in a photo booth. Other activities included a DJ, a costume contest and an alien dissection table.



Full gallery »Portraying Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames

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The beginning of the drama Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames begins with Jesus being crucified in front of a crowd at the First Assembly of God in Fort Myers.
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In the drama, Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames, various skits portray characters who either accept Jesus Christ as the savior or they don't and when they don't, Satan drags them to hell.
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Michael Burnette stands in silence while he has his makeup applied for his role as Satan in the play Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames at the First Assembly of God in Fort Myers.
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Various skits involving a school shooting, a suicide, car accidents and other real life situations are used in Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames to relate to the people in the audience at the First Assembly of God in Fort Myers.
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Hal Deel, who performs as Jesus, falls as he carries the cross up the aisle toward the stage at the beginning of the drama, Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames at the First Assembly of God in Fort Myers.
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Hal Deel, who plays the role of Jesus Christ in the drama Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames walks through a doorway that symbolizes the gates of heaven at the First Assembly of God in Fort Myers.


Full gallery »Hope Lutheran Harvest Festival 2011

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Galacctin the clown laughs with children as he makes them balloon toys during the Hope Lutheran 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday evening.
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Fall decorations were on hand during the Hope Lutheran 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday evening.
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Trenedy Eggleston, 3, of Bonita Springs relaxes as Twinkle Toes the clown paints her face during the Hope Lutheran 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday evening.
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Erick Lopez, 10, of Bonita Springs checks the wind before teeing off at a gold game during the Hope Lutheran 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday evening.
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Hundreds of people attended the Hope Lutheran 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday evening.
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Bryan Dutan, 9, of Bonita Springs reacts as he slides down an inflatable slide during the Hope Lutheran 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday evening.


Full gallery »Haunted Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay: October 2011


The galleries at the Promenade at Bonita Bay opened for a "haunted art walk" this week.



Full gallery »Costume party at The Marbella in Naples

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L.E. Shireling, center, dressed as Little Miss Muffett, and friend Cec Burgeson, right, dressed as the Spider from the same nursery rhyme, act out their characters as they and others parade into the dining room at The Marbella during the independent living facility's annual costume party on Oct. 27, 2011. 'We have several parties each year, but this is the one where they get to cut loose,' Cathy Orban, activities director for The Marbella, said.
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Residents check out each other's costumes the dining room during the annual costume party at The Marbella in Naples on Oct. 28, 2011. The costume party has been going on for 11 years at the independent living facility, with residents and staff dressing up.
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Residents check out each other's costumes in the dining room during the annual costume party at The Marbella in Naples on Oct. 28, 2011. The costume party has been going on for 11 years at the independent living facility, with residents and staff dressing up.
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From left, Robert Reins, Ceil Reins, Phyllis Wilhelm, and Gordon Glorch, check out each other's costumes during the annual costume party at The Marbella in Naples on Oct. 28, 2011. The costume party has been going on for 11 years at the independent living facility, with residents and staff dressing up.
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Waiter Mario Stantchev, hangs in the doorway as residents enter the dining room during the annual costume party at The Marbella in Naples on Oct. 28, 2011. The costume party has been going on for 11 years at the independent living facility, with residents and staff dressing up.
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 Cec Burgeson, left, Ceil Reins, center, and L.E. Shireling, right, hang out in the dining room during the annual costume party at The Marbella in Naples on Oct. 28, 2011. The costume party has been going on for 11 years at the independent living facility, with residents and staff dressing up.


Full gallery »Costumes going fast with Halloween around the corner

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Janis Fleisch, left, and her daughter Jenna, right, put on costume masks at Masquerade, a costume shop on Trade Center Way in Naples on Oct. 25, 2011. The mother and daughter, who were looking for a group costume, were considering going as Wilma and Betty from the TV show The Flintstones.
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Benny Guevara, center, and Samantha Misener, right, search for a ringmaster-style costume at Masquerade, a costume shop on Trade Center Way in Naples on Oct. 25, 2011. Guevara, a DJ, is going to be in costume Friday, spinning at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers for a Halloween party named Halloweird Carnival.
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Edis Arebalo, right, tries on costumes as she is helped by Barb Baier, left, at Masquerade, a costume shop on Trade Center Way in Naples on Oct. 25, 2011.
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Benny Guevara, right, and Samantha Misener, left, search for a ringmaster-style costume at Masquerade, a costume shop on Trade Center Way in Naples on Oct. 25, 2011. Guevara, a DJ, is going to be in costume Friday, spinning at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers for a Halloween party named Halloweird Carnival.
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Julie Margardino, left, of Naples, tries on a mermaid costume as Bethany Baier, right, assists Margardino at Masquerade, a costume shop on Trade Center Way in Naples on Oct. 25, 2011. Margardino was looking for a costume as she was preparing to head to Fantasy Fest in the Florida Keys.
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Janis Fleisch, left, and her daughter Jenna, right, look at costume masks lining the top of the store at Masquerade, a costume shop on Trade Center Way in Naples on Oct. 25, 2011. The mother and daughter, who were looking for a group costume, were considering going as Wilma and Betty from the TV show The Flintstones.


Full gallery »Marco Island Spooktacular 2011

  • Sebastian Green, not yet 1, walks like a duck. Mackle Park was swarmed with ghouls, witches, witches, princesses and superheroes as the City of Marco Island hosted the annual Spooktacular Saturday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Complete with ruby slippers and Toto, Morgan Maile, 8, becomes Dorothy. Mackle Park was swarmed with ghouls, witches, witches, princesses and superheroes as the City of Marco Island hosted the annual Spooktacular Saturday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Newly promoted recreation manager Mindy Matusiak - or is it Tinkerbelle? Mackle Park was swarmed with ghouls, witches, witches, princesses and superheroes as the City of Marco Island hosted the annual Spooktacular Saturday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Sara Yarmouth gives fair warning. Mackle Park was swarmed with ghouls, witches, witches, princesses and superheroes as the City of Marco Island hosted the annual Spooktacular Saturday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Addison Gorman, 4, Mackle Park was swarmed with ghouls, witches, witches, princesses and superheroes as the City of Marco Island hosted the annual Spooktacular Saturday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Khai Baldwin, 7, is a zombie DJ. Mackle Park was swarmed with ghouls, witches, witches, princesses and superheroes as the City of Marco Island hosted the annual Spooktacular Saturday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Halloween came to Marco Island nine days before the rest of the world, as the city hosted the annual Spooktacular, a free event, on Saturday afternoon. Costumed crowds thronged Mackle Park for a host of activities including magic, pony rides, pumpkin face painting, the candy corn count, bake sale, and of course the Halloween costume contest, with prizes for most creative, funniest, and scariest costume in four age groups.



Full gallery »Boo at the Zoo 2011

  • On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!Ê Photo by Anne Claire Shilton
  • On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!Ê Photo by Anne Claire Shilton
  • On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!Ê Photo by Anne Claire Shilton
  • On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!Ê Photo by Anne Claire Shilton
  • On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!Ê Photo by Anne Claire Shilton
  • On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!Ê Photo by Anne Claire Shilton

On Saturday evening, hundreds of Naples families enjoyed Boo At The Zoo, a Halloween themed, family friendly zoo event. Between gazing at cuddly creatures like honey badgers and pronghorns and creepy critters like baby gators and snakes, kids were treated to trick-or-treating opportunities, as well as up close animal meet-and-greets. The night was capped off by a costume contest with tons of creative entries including an order of McDonald's french fries, a fortune telling booth and a laundry basket. In its fourth year, Boo At The Zoo is quickly becoming one of Naples' most popular family Halloween events!



Full gallery »FGCU's Hoops and Halloween event

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- Florida Gulf Coast University's Lerrin Cook competes in the 3-point contest during the Florida Gulf Coast University Hoops and Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
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- Brothers Jack Sedmak, 6, and Max Sedmak, 4, of Estero, watch the men's basketball scrimmage at the Florida Gulf Coast University Hoops and Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
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- Florida Gulf Coast University's Ed Rolax, right, high-fives his teammate Eric McKnight during the slam dunk contest at the Hoops and Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
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- Florida Gulf Coast University's Eric McKnight high-fives young fans dressed up for the Hoops and Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
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- Florida Gulf Coast University's Amber Rechis competes in the 3-point contest during the Florida Gulf Coast University Hoops and Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
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- Florida Gulf Coast University soccer goal keeper Adam Glick covers his eyes with Gumbi as celebrity judges of the slam dunk contest at the Florida Gulf Coast University Hoops and Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.


Full gallery »Strut Your Mutt Pet Costume Contest 2011

  • French Bulldog 'Sherman' at the Strut Your Mutt event held at Germain BMW of Naples.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Pit Bull 'Metro' at the Strut Your Mutt event held at Germain BMW of Naples.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Humane Society of Naples volunteers Gisela Rowley & Kathy Karpovich with 'Honey Bear' who needs a good home.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Boston Terrier 'Murphy' & Nolan at the Strut Your Mutt event held at Germain BMW of Naples.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Grand Prize donated by Polar Engraving at the Strut Your Mutt event held at Germain BMW of Naples.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • 'Rusty' a Brussells Griffon dressed up as 'Tiger Woof' at the Strut Your Mutt event held at Germain BMW of Naples.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

Countless dogs in costume along with their owners descended on Germain BMW of Naples for the fourth annual Strut Your Mutt event - a fun Halloween themed competition to benefit the Humane Society of Naples.



Full gallery »MIAAOR Oktoberfest, 2011

  • Realtor Phil Josberger and his wife Victoria get cheek to cheek. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held an Oktoberfest celebration at the Marco Island Brewery in the Town Center Mall  Thursday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Peter Huy of the Kramer Law Firm shares a moment with his wife, Jennifer Huy, a teacher at Seacrest Country Day School. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held an Oktoberfest celebration at the Marco Island Brewery in the Town Center Mall  Thursday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The littlest Realtor? Nicole Geddis, 8, samples the buffet. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held an Oktoberfest celebration at the Marco Island Brewery in the Town Center Mall  Thursday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • MIB owner Frank LaCava checks the food he donated to the group. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held an Oktoberfest celebration at the Marco Island Brewery in the Town Center Mall  Thursday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Cathy Ahern keeps it healthy, opting for the salad. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held an Oktoberfest celebration at the Marco Island Brewery in the Town Center Mall  Thursday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Eva Rosenfeld and Ulla Ornerfeldt, left, were visiting from Sweden with Eileen Graham and Bernice Amisano. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held an Oktoberfest celebration at the Marco Island Brewery in the Town Center Mall  Thursday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Never a group to pass up an opportunity for revelry, the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR) got together for an Oktoberfest celebration Thursday evening at the Marco Island Brewery, with a special focus, said MIAAOR communications director Kandy Sweeney, on the group’s Realtor Support Network (RSN).



Full gallery »Your Photos: Fort Myers Zombicon 2011

  • Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011. Photo by Dana Dylag
  • Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011. Photo by Dana Dylag
  • Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011. Photo by Dana Dylag
  • Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011. Photo by Dana Dylag
  • Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011. Photo by Dana Dylag
  • Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011. Photo by Dana Dylag

Thousands of zombies flooded the streets of downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, October 15 to revel in a celebration of the living dead at Zombicon 2011.



Full gallery »Fort Myers Zombicon 2011

  • In its fifth year, Zombicon has become one of downtown Fort Myers’ busiest nights. Saturday, a thick throng of ghouls and zombies packed First Street from Broadway at the south to Lee Street to the north.


Full gallery »Marco Island Yacht Club Oktoberfest Cruise 2011

  • Marco Island Yacht Club membership director Lisa Luft dressed the part. The MIYC took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, celebrating Oktoberfest at the clubhouse Friday evening.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Rudi Landwaard hoists a traditional beer stein. The Marco Island Yacht Club took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, celebrating Oktoberfest at the clubhouse Friday evening.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Hafenkapelle German band from Cape Coral plays traditional favorites. The Marco Island Yacht Club took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, celebrating Oktoberfest at the clubhouse Friday evening.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A member of the Hafenkapelle German band from Cape Coral blows the tuba. The Marco Island Yacht Club took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, celebrating Oktoberfest at the clubhouse Friday evening.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Carla Mickes and Claudette Gelfand enjoy the terrace, and the sunset, before dinner. The Marco Island Yacht Club took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, celebrating Oktoberfest at the clubhouse Friday evening.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Joan Gerberding sports the appropriate headgear. The Marco Island Yacht Club took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, celebrating Oktoberfest at the clubhouse Friday evening.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

The Marco Island Yacht Club took an evening cruise to Bavaria, in spirit, on Friday evening, celebrating Oktoberfest at their clubhouse just across the Jolley Bridge.



Full gallery »North Naples United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

  • Erik Jepson, 6, center, inspects a giant pumpkin as he searched for the right one to bring home to carve for Halloween at the North Naples United Methodist Church pumpkin patch off Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples on Oct. 12, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Kenny Kemp III, 4, inspects a pumpkin as he searched for the right one to bring home to carve for Halloween at the North Naples United Methodist Church pumpkin patch off Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples on Oct. 12, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Kenny Kemp III, 4, inspects a pumpkin as he searched for the right one to bring home to carve for Halloween at the North Naples United Methodist Church pumpkin patch off Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples on Oct. 12, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Alexis Bowers, 3, and her sister Brooke, 1, toss hay as they searched for the right pumpkin to carve for Halloween at the North Naples United Methodist Church pumpkin patch off Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples on Oct. 12, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Alexis Bowers, 3, center, searches for the right pumpkin to bring home  to carve for Halloween at the North Naples United Methodist Church pumpkin patch off Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples on Oct. 12, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Erik Jepson, 6, center, selects a pumpkin to carve for Halloween with his parents Ben Jepson, left, and Katie Schweikhardt, right, at the North Naples United Methodist Church pumpkin patch off Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples on Oct. 12, 2011. Greg Kahn/Staff



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