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  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
  • Double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner performs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 as the headliner at Seminole Casino Immokalee's 3rd annual 'Pigs in Paradise' National Championship BBQ Festival. It was the last stop on the artist's 2013 tour schedule promoting his latest album Punching Bag. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
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Chief Walter Kopka of Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) awards Lt. Diane Smith the Emergency Medical Service Award on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, during the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton. Smith began her paramedic career in 2003 with Collier EMS. In addition to her role in EMS, Smith is also an active member of Florida Disaster Medical Assistance Team, made up of professionals from different disciplines that offer expertise and medical assistance during significant events and the aftermath of major disasters. The Distinguished Public Service Awards were developed by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News in an effort to honor the men and women who sacrifice to protect our community for outstanding professionalism and public service rendered by those in law enforcement, fire safety, emergency medical services, and support services.
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Greg Speers, presenter, embraces recipient Jerry Sanford after awarding Sanford the Fire Safety Award on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 during the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton. Sanford spent 30 years in the New York City Fire Department, retiring as Press Secretary in 1997.  He relocated to Naples in 2000 and was hired by the North Naples Fire District in the spring of 2000 to serve as the district's Public Information Officer.  Sanford heads the task force for the Freedom Memorial monument project at the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway. The Distinguished Public Service Awards were developed by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News in an effort to honor the men and women who sacrifice to protect our community, for outstanding professionalism and public service rendered by those in law enforcement, fire safety, emergency medical services, and support services.
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State Senator Garrett Richter, addresses attendees during the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Distinguished Public Service Awards were developed by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News in an effort to honor the men and women who sacrifice to protect our community for outstanding professionalism and public service rendered by those in law enforcement, fire safety, emergency medical services, and support services.
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Collier County Sheriff's deputy Trevor Peterson, right, accepts the Law Enforcement Award from Sheriff Kevin Rambosk on behalf of Peterson's father, Detective Scott Peterson, who was unable to attend the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Distinguished Public Service Awards were developed by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News in an effort to honor the men and women who sacrifice to protect our community for outstanding professionalism and public service rendered by those in law enforcement, fire safety, emergency medical services, and support services.
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State Senator Garrett Richter, guest speaker, is welcomed to the podium by Naples Daily News Editor Manny Garcia during the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Distinguished Public Service Awards were developed by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Naples Daily News in an effort to honor the men and women who sacrifice to protect our community for outstanding professionalism and public service rendered by those in law enforcement, fire safety, emergency medical services, and support services.
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Senior dispatcher Richard Swink of the Collier County Sheriff's Office makes brief remarks Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 after being awarded the Life and Safety Award from Sheriff Kevin Rambosk during the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton. Swink took the call in March when Tony Radelat crashed his ultra-light airplane near Immokalee and was pinned upside down in a tree while he talked to Swink from his cell phone. He kept saying 'we have you. We have your position. We're coming for you,' Radelat said Swink told him. 'It kept me from passing out,' said Radelat. For almost two hours Swink stayed on the phone while employing techniques to help rescuers find the plane.
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The 83-bed Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Naples at Pine Ridge Road and Interstate 75, shown here, was formerly the Cleveland Clinic.  Owned by Health Management Associates, a shareholder is attempting to oust the current board of directors and implement a new plan with the help of other shareholders.
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  • PHOTOS: HURRICANE ANDREW ... 08/25/2002
Naples Daily News
Section: 01-A Section
Edition: Final
Published: 08/25/2002
Page: A06
Keywords: hurricanes, hurricane andrew anniversary 
Photos: Hurricane Andrew
Andrew took its toll on boats stored at Williams Marina on Isles of Capri, shown in this aerial photograph taken on the afternoon of Aug. 24, 1992, the day Hurricane Andrew devastated much of South Florida. Two racks of drydocked boats collapsed at the marina, damaging most of the vessels.
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  • Nicknamed 'The Squire,' the late Gene Sarazen, golf icon and Marco Island resident, is pictured here in 1992 when we was in his 90s teeing off during an annual benefit golf tournament named in his honor and held on his birthday on the island. Sarazen became the first golfer to win the four modern major tournaments: The Masters (1934); U.S. Open (1922 at the age of 20, and 1932), British Open (1932), and PGA Championship (1922, 1923, 1933). Sarazen was also on six Ryder Cup teams and was a first-year member of both the PGA Hall of Fame and PGA World Golf Hall of Fame. The double eagle he recorded during the 1935 Masters at Augusta National is one of the game's most historic accomplishments. Eric Strachan/Naples Daily News
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In March 1985 a half built Ritz-Carlton, Naples started towering over the landscape along the beach in North Naples. Nine months later in December, the Ritz opened its doors to sophisticated travelers becoming a flagship property with AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star designations.
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The 83-bed Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Naples at Pine Ridge Road and Interstate 75, shown here, was formerly the Cleveland Clinic.  Owned by Health Management Associates, a shareholder is attempting to oust the current board of directors and implement a new plan with the help of other shareholders.
  • A recent late day storm passes over the 10,000 islands in southern Collier County, creating a rainbow while illuminating the beach on White Horse Key, about 6 miles southeast of Goodland. Hotter days, scattered storms and departing winter tourists has signaled the start of a summer weather pattern. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Fans at the Everglades City Seafood festival hug the stage to cheer for One Night Rodea, an American contemporary country band founded in Bradenton, and fronted by composed of Cory Hildreth (lead vocals, keys, guitar, and mandolin) and Duane Allison (bass guitar, vocals). Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Cory Hildreth, lead vocals and guitar player with One Night Rodeo, gets close and personal with an alligator onstage at the Everglades City Seafood festival in February. The band, which was founded in Bradenton, was filming a music video during their performance at the festival. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Cory Hildreth, center, lead vocals and guitar player with One Night Rodeo, performs with the band onstage at the Everglades City Seafood festival in February. One Night Rodeo will perform on Fenway South Drive, immediately following each Friday night Red Sox spring training home game at JetBlue Park, at the Red Soxâ’s 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex  located at 11500 Daniels Parkway. The concerts will be open and free to all ticket holders for each designated Friday night game. Eric Strachan/Staff

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  • Kelly's Fish House Dining Room, located at 1302 Fifth Ave. S., just south of the Gordon River Bridge, is the oldest, continuously run restaurant in Naples.
  • Kelly's Fish House Dining Room, located at 1302 Fifth Ave. S., just south of the Gordon River Bridge, is the oldest, continuously run restaurant in Naples.
  • Acoustic duo 6 Strings to Life perform during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Headliner Mike Brookshire and fiddle player Laura Leary celebrate at the conclusion of a song during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Fiddle player Laura Leary enjoys the musical collaboration during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Headliner Mike Brookshire entertiains the crowd during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Conti Street band performers Jerry Conti and keyboard player Mark Fessenden jam during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Fiddle player Laura Leary shows a softer side with a slow song during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Fiddle player Laura Leary and event host Jerry Conti of Conti Street band perform during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Frank 'The Silver Fox' Neubek performs the 'Chicken Song' during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Hailey Delray Kennedy makes a guest appearance with the Conti Street band, performing 'Rolling in the Deep' by Adele along with a few other songs during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Singer Hailey Delray Kennedy, event host Jerry Conti and Conti Street band bass guitarist Lee Brovitz perform during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Guest singer Gema Pearl and Conti Street band bass guitarist Lee Brovitz connect on a song during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Drummer Sam Granoff of the band, 'South Paw,' keeps the beat during the band's set at Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Event volunteers Jackie Nizamoff and Dawn Warner during Woodstock on Westport, a Backyard Benefit held Saturday, Nov. 24 that raised funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples, a grassroots, volunteer-governed charitable organization. CAN is devoted to improving the quality of life of local individuals and families affected by cancer by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and links to services and support groups in the community. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • This 100-plus pound silver king tarpon was hooked by Bonita Springs Realtor Jim Gilboy during a weekend fishing trip in Chokoloskee.
  • A spearfisherman glides over coral during a dive trip to the Dry Tortugas, nearly 70 miles west of Key West. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • A spearfisherman glides over coral during a dive trip to the Dry Tortugas, nearly 70 miles west of Key West. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • A spearfisherman glides over coral during a dive trip to the Dry Tortugas, nearly 70 miles west of Key West. Eric Strachan/Staff
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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples under construction in 1985.
  • Ned Putzell, Former Mayor of Naples.
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff

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