Photos by CHRISTINE HARRISON

  • Bill Gaston, President and CEO of Marco Island Cable, left, and Jennifer Stanley, of the commercial loan department of Mutual of Omaha Bank, celebrate at the reception, which followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony held April 13, to commemorate the opening of the new Marco Island branch of Mutual of Omaha Bank, 1770 San Marco Rd.
  • From left to right, Marco Island VFW members Dave Gardner, Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Commander Lee Henderson, and Richard Walker at the opening reception at Mutual of Omaha Bank, held Tuesday, April 13, at Mutual of Omaha Bank, 1770 San Marco Rd.
  • Richard Adair, left, and Byron Farrell, of Marco Island Presbyterian Church and the Island Country Club, at the reception which marked the opening of Mutual of Omaha Bank's Marco Island branch at 1770 San Marco Rd., held April 13.
  • Kevin Hale, left, Director of Community Banking, and John Clark, Market President, perform a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the official grand opening of the new Mutual of Omaha Bank Marco Island branch, held Tuesday, April 13, at Mutual of Omaha Bank, 1770 San Marco Rd.  A reception followed the ceremony.
  • Even though the Farmers Market has closed for the season, The Sauce Lady can be found at from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday at Third Street South Farmers' Market on Third Street in  Old Naples behind Tommy Bahamas. A retail store is located at 1810 J & C Blvd. in Naples.
  • Kathy Mackie of Marco Island samples The Sauce Lady's signature Boscaiola sauce, ideal over pasta, meat or vegetables, a delicate blend of Pecorino Romano cheese, fresh sauteed mushroom slices, garlic, butter, parsley, and Italian plum tomatoes, in a rich cream sauce, $13  for 32 ounces, to serve four.
  • Angela Reynoso of Island Market, 324 Capri Blvd. on Isle of Capri, with fresh baked goods by Cusamano's of Miami, delivered to the store daily by the time doors open at 6:30 a.m.
  • Locally caught clams are just $5.95 a dozen, brought to Marco Island from Ft. Myers Beach by Ralph's Seafood, at the Farmers Market, every Wednesday from 7  a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jumbo shrimp come right off the shrimp boat fleets of Ft. Myers Beach, to Ralph's Seafood at the Farmers Market.
  • Terry Townley, talks with regular customer Bob Schnitzius about favorite ways to prepare real black grouper, $19.95 a pound, at Ralph's Seafood.
  • Oysters from Apalachicola are available at Ralph's Seafood for just $6.95 a dozen.
  • Nancy Carrington, left, owner of the Marco Island Florist, and Jenny Ann Oister, right, chair of the 2010 Southwest Florida Go Red For Women Luncheon, hosted the pre-party for the inaugural 2010 Southwest Florida Go Red For Women Luncheon.
  • Marco Island Florist, 178 S. Barfield Drive, is Marco's exclusive outlet for heart-healthy  Norman Love Confections, a large sponsor of the 2010 Southwest Florida Go Red Luncheon For Women, scheduled for March 19 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.
  • Heart-healthy dark chocolates by Norman Love Confections are now available on Marco Island, exclusively at Marco Island Florist, 178 S. Barfield Drive.
  • Jennifer Baggett, regional director of the American Heart Association, left, Christin Collins of Norman Love Confections and Tiffany Homuth of Marco Island, attend the party at Marco Island Florist on Tuesday, to celebrate the inaugural Southwest Florida Go Red For Women Luncheon, March 19 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.
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The home on Piedmont Court, where, owners say, verbal approval was given by city officials in February 2009 to install a shell driveway. The Island-wide shell driveway issue has been under discussion by the City of Marco Island Planning Board for 18 months.
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Marco Island Planning Boardmembers review the ordinance to allow homeowners to install shell driveways at a meeting Friday. Membes include (Left to right)  Monte Lazarus, Irv Povlow, Vince Magee, Jim Riviere and Marv Needles.
Christine Harrison Special to the Eagle
  • Homemade soups are very popular by the cup, bowl or quart at Summer Day Market & Cafe's, where everything on the menu is $7.99 or less.
  • Summer Day Market & Cafe's Cold Veggie Wrap, $6.50, is made with only fresh, organic ingredients, in a white, wheat or spinach wrap.
  • Summer Day Market & Cafe's owner Duban Valencia prepares food by hand at the restaurant, 1069 N. Collier Blvd. in the Marco Town Center.

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