Photos by CHRIS CURLE

  • Burrowing owl chicks peek beyond their burrow.
  • Baby burrowing owls try out their wings.
  • Builder J.J. Baker and homeowners Betty and Linue Portugal are encouraging this owl to make himself at home.
  • The owl burrow in Cheryl and Paul Axelson's Conover Court front yard gives new meaning to the term 'multi-family property.'
  • The beaming 'L Girls' show their signal they hope local Marco Islanders will adopt to show maitre d's and bartenders the customers are locals and not tourists. Left to Right: Michelle Donovan, assistant general manager, Hilton Marco Island Resort Hotel, and Glennis Barr, V.P. of Finance Olshan Hotel Management, Inc. on Marco.
  • Islander Claire Keery in authentic Geisha costume and makeup for the Newcomers Club October meeting, traditionally connected to Halloween themes.
  • The cast of 'Flora Pasquale Strikes Back!'
  • At the weekly meetings of 'Knitters of Marco,' the arguments are few, although the discussions are lively.
  • Jason Cherr takes a quick photo break from his owner/chef duties at Susie's Diner.
  • Hollywood press agent Gary Rosen will be the Master of Ceremonies Saturday night at the <em>Dancing With the Stars</em> charity event.
  • Don McDonald loves finding and photographing wildlife.
  • Dennis McCann manages the Residents Beach he has worked hard to improve.
  • Actor Gary Sinise chats with restaurateur Lou Vlasho at Vergina on 5th Avenue.
  • MICA's executive director, Ruth McCann
  • Pat Neale, president of Youth Haven, on the campus of the children's emergency shelter in Naples.
  • Beth Melville, of the twosome <em>Chris & Beth</em>, performs at Bimini's Beach Club on South Collier Blvd.
  • Cruciverbalists Peggy and Mel Rosen.
  • A recent meeting of the Jolly Roger Puzzle Club at the Tides Restaurant: (L to R) Bob Mumaw, Gordon Smiley, Marceil Pleis, Peggy Rosen, Greta November, Mel Rosen, Jan Sweeney.
  • Lely High School JROTC Cadets Brittany Christian and Christian Logaglio.
  • Bob Furek tutors middle school students, mostly minority children, through a church program in Golden Gate.
  • Whit Hawkins in his home office here on Marco, surrounded by some of his Delta memorabilia.
  • Susan Furek works on a project at her home office on Marco Island.

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