Photos by CHRIS CURLE

  • Ron Klein, staff officer for the Marco Island Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, on patrol of Marco’s coastal and inland waterways.
  • Our Publix stores have machines available that allow customers to turn in coins for paper money. Just pour in the change and take a receipt to get bills. But it’s not free.
  • Warning sign at beach-walk entry to Marco Beach next to royal Seafarer condo. Wow, cobras on Marco? Not likely, unless somebody had one as a house pet and dumped it somewhere around here or in the Everglades.
  • Emergency vehicles have the right of way, despite an urban legend hanging around for 100 years.
  • Osprey either are very picky (note the nest in a tall crane with a great view) or very unpicky (“Heck we’ll put our nest right here, doesn’t have to be a Norfolk pine!”) This temporary nest was on Briarwood Court.
  • Two for the price of one is the special this Valentine’s Day at the “Pet Lovers’ Passions” event at the Humane Society of Naples.
  • Two for the price of one is the special this Valentine’s Day at the “Pet Lovers’ Passions” event at the Humane Society of Naples.
  • A dead bolt lock can be hard enough to install by an amateur, but when the instructions with the lock are only in Spanish, a monolingual customer has a problem.
  • Gail Fox, a ranger at Everglades National Park, holds the Senior Pass. It costs $10 and with it, citizens 62 and over get into national parks at no charge.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Scenes from the election party for pro-sewer City Council candidates Bill Trotter, Jerry Gibson, Frank Recker and Wayne Waldack held January 29 at the Shoppes of Olde Marco. The four pro-sewer candidates won seats on the Marco Island City Council.
  • Friends enjoying a toast: A familiar scene around here — friends gather for cocktails and fun at a private home.
  • Alcohol allegedly livened up this party, when fun-lovers at a bar-lounge here decided to dance sitting down. This was the result.
  • Sea Turtle Show and Tell by Everglades National Park Ranger, Gail Fox,  at the latest meeting of Marco’s Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Just for men — and short-haired women too? Maria Elena uses a tried and true talc that barbers everywhere will recognize.
  • Do you have osprey like these in your neighborhood? If so, let Osprey-Lover Chris Curle know by email at chris@chriscurle.com.
  • The sign says it all at Residents Beach, where lifeguard services have been suspended for now.
  • Craig Jones of Marco Small Engine Repair with his wife Bronwyn, son Chris at left and daughter Lynn, holding Magic the cat.
  • Jim Gleeson is back for the season at his favorite sunset spot at Residents’ Beach, where he entertains and inspires other beachgoers by singing “God Bless America.”
  • (Left) Debra Sanders, Exec. Administrator of the Marco Police Foundation, presents a Publix gift certificate to Officer Hector Diaz (right), while Foundation President Jack Patterson (2nd from left) and Dick Shanahan (2nd from right) look on.
  • The Marco Police Foundation presented Christmas cards containing $50 Publix gift cards to all Marco police officers and staff, Friday, Dec. 14th.
  • The Marco Police Foundation presented Christmas cards containing $50 Publix gift cards to all Marco police officers and staff, Friday, Dec. 14th.
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Marco Police Foundation Exec. Administrator, Debra Sanders, presented Christmas cards and $50 Publix gift cards to police officers and staff, Dec. 14th.
  • The angels that decorate Marco at Christmas have been there since Christmas Island Style began 20 years ago. The event was themed, “Marco Island, the Island of Angels.” We ought to get back to that. Thanks to Dave Rice for helping start that tradition and to Peter and Eileen Ward and Greg Schneider for maintaining the angels all these years.
  • Barry Newman (left) and his partner Chris Rowles bring in crowds on weekends at Blu Fusion in Town Center Mall.
  • Marco Angels, gold and silver pendants, rings, bracelets, etc., are popular items at Harbor Goldsmith’s stores at Marco Walk and at 1 Front St. Part of each angel sale goes to charity.
  • Art League Director Christine Neal, left, DAR Regent Jan Eaton, and Art League President Bill Morris.
  • Art League leaders Bill Morris and Christine Neal share their love of art with the Marco chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Harbor Goldsmith's new digs at Marco Walk.

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