Photos by HARRIET HOWARD HEITHAUS

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Sheila Wulff, of Marco Island, dances during local musician Jim Long's set at the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival on March 28, 2014. The annual event features artisan booths, rides for kids, various types of seafood and live music and continues through Sunday.
  • Naples Philharmonic Center president and CEO Kathleen van Bergen speaks about her organization loaning Louise Nevelson's Dawn's Forest sculpture to Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Naples. The 12-piece abstract sculpture is expected to be installed at the airport before the holiday travel season. The Alliance for the Arts, in Lee County, is works with the Southwest Florida International Airport to place changing art in the terminal. Exhibitions have ranged from Seminole artifacts to student work. 
A date has not been set yet for the move of 'Dawn's Forest' to the airport.
  • With puffs of gas and a whoosh of flame, some 15  hot-air balloons rose over the horizon at the Immokalee Regional Airport this morning, April 14, shortly after 6 a.m. “Balloons Over Paradise” continues from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Immokalee Regional Airport. Photo by Harriet Howard Heithaus Share your photos at http://participate.naplesnews.com/
  • With puffs of gas and a whoosh of flame, some 15  hot-air balloons rose over the horizon at the Immokalee Regional Airport this morning, April 14, shortly after 6 a.m. “Balloons Over Paradise” continues from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Immokalee Regional Airport. Photo by Harriet Howard Heithaus Share your photos at http://participate.naplesnews.com/
  • Southern Home grapes like these Gordon Skrede grows are even delicious before they're ripe. 'They have sort of a Granny Smith apple taste and texture,' Skreded says. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • A poultice of human hair repels deer, which would otherwise nibble off tasty leaves. Harriet Howard  Heithaus/Staff
  • Various Fry grapes ripen in colors from copper to a nearly black purple. Gordon Skrede grows a number of varieties to see which will bear the most fruit and have the best flavor. He's constantly propagating and nurturing in his Golden Gate Estates vineyard. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • Gordon Skrede has nearly 5 acres devoted to grapes that are native to Florida, and they're some of the most nutritious  grapes known. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • Southern Home grapes like these Gordon Skrede grows are even delicious before they're ripe. 'They have sort of a Granny Smith apple taste and texture,' Skreded says. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • A poultice of human hair repels deer, which would otherwise nibble off tasty leaves. Harriet Howard  Heithaus/Staff
  • Various Fry grapes ripen in colors from copper to a nearly black purple. Gordon Skrede grows a number of varieties to see which will bear the most fruit and have the best flavor. He's constantly propagating and nurturing in his Golden Gate Estates vineyard. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • Gordon Skrede has nearly 5 acres devoted to grapes that are native to Florida, and they're some of the most nutritious  grapes known. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • Tom Smith arrived last week as Opera Naples first fulltime managing director. The Hampton, Va., native has worked with the the Cincinnati, Opera, the former Baltimore Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and the Modesto, Calif., symphony. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • A tree down this morning at a Kings Lake home was caused by a severe thunderstorm Wednesday night in East Naples and elsewhere in Collier County.
  • This edition of the Everglades Echo announces the arrival of then-Maureen Sullivan as a reporter30 years ago.
  • Maureen Sullivan-Hartung has possibly the most comprehensive library of Everglades books and authors outside a museum. Part of it is her own book, 'Hidden History of Everglades City and Points South.' Harriet Howard Heithaus
  • This edition of the Everglades Echo announces the arrival of then-Maureen Sullivan as a reporter30 years ago.
  • 'Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby,"by Maureen Sullivan-Hartung (History Press, $19.99) was published last November.
  • 'Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby,"by Maureen Sullivan-Hartung (History Press, $19.99) was published last November.
  • This edition of the Everglades Echo announces the arrival of then-Maureen Sullivan as a reporter30 years ago.
  • Former Business Week magazine editor and biographer of Charles Ponzi, will talk about various schemes and how to avoid being taken at South Regional Library and Marco Island Library.
  • Windows on the Graff Diamond exhibition at the American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach had constant crowds admiring its displays of diamonds in rare blue, pink and yellow as well as white. Harriet Howard Heithaus
  • Finding great perennials is the topic of the Collier Extension Service Master Gardeners workshop series this Thursday. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • Barbara Segura, left, and Samantha Banks opened Shamans Blessings to offer empowerment and renewal classes as well as readings and a spiritually oriented materials and gifts shop. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • Frank Trem got a bird's eye view of  Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica while working on a home there. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra violinist didn't take his instrument, but was able to borrow one for impromptu jam sessions.
  • David Dash was in the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra when the opera staged a world premiere of a work that was first conceived in 1975, Lewis Spratlin's 'Life is a Dream.' Here the king court surrounds a befuddled Segismundo (Roger Honeywell), who has been brought up without the knowledge that he is a prince. Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera
  • Marlena Chow, a violinist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, plays for the Santa Fe Opera in the summer, which allows her time to hike and camp with her dog in the nearby Santa Fe forest and Sangre de Cristo mountains or hike the numerous local trails.
  • Bassoonist Kristen Sonneborn took on one of the most unusual performances for a work when she suited up, per the composer's request, for her solo in Michael Daugherty's chamber work, 'Dead Elvis.'
  • Kristen and Matt Sonneborn, principal bassoonist and trumpet player, get a chance for outdoors adventure by playing at the Grand Teton Music Festival, in the Grand Teton mountains in Wyoming.
  • This Old Florida-style house at 281 11th Ave. S. is one of the dozen depicted in John Bartoldus' Naples 2011 calendar. The calendar benefits the Friends of the Library and is sold at all library branches and at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops.
  • Sylvia McNair is known for her cabaret, Broadway and operatic crossover abilities. She is one of the stars of Opera Naples World Stars Benefit concert Nov. 18.
  • Audrey Babcock has the wrenching title role in Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' for Opera Naples in January.
  • Anthony Kearns, popular Irish tenor who played Romeo for Opera Naples last year, returns as Edgardo, hapless suitor to the heroine of 'Lucia di Lammermoor' in Opera Naples 2010-2011 season. Ivan Seligman
  • Nancy Gustafson, seen here in the world premiere of the Lorin Maazel opera based on George Orwell's '1984,' brings her dramatic soprano star abilities to the Nov. 18 benefit concert.
  • Mezzo-Soprano Audrey Babcock brings her famed interpretation of the title character to Bizet's 'Carmen,' the second of grand opera offering by Opera Naples for this season.
  • Anthony Kearns, popular Irish tenor who played Romeo for Opera Naples last year, returns as Edgardo, hapless suitor to the heroine of 'Lucia di Lammermoor' in Opera Naples 2010-2011 season. Ivan Seligman
  • Nancy Gustafson, seen here in the world premiere of the Lorin Maazel opera based on George Orwell's '1984,' brings her dramatic soprano star abilities to the Nov. 18 benefit concert.
  • Mezzo-Soprano Audrey Babcock brings her famed interpretation of the title character to Bizet's 'Carmen,' the second of grand opera offering by Opera Naples for this season.
  • Sylvia McNair is known for her cabaret, Broadway and operatic crossover abilities. She is one of the stars of Opera Naples World Stars Benefit concert Nov. 18.
  • Audrey Babcock has the wrenching title role in Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' for Opera Naples in January.
  • In Adam Janowski's Bonita Springs home, the kitchen is simple – no mega-mixers or pantry stocked full of expensive, exotic ingredients. He prefers to use a hand mixer, since he feels it gives him a better awareness of what's happening with the ingredients as he works. Harriet Howard Heithaus/Staff
  • 'A Doll's House,' the powerful Ibsen play about women's role in turn-of-the-century society, was one of the blockbusters for last year's Gulfshore Playhouse season that helped double the young company's sales. Playing the protagonists were  Beth Hylton and Larry Bull. Lisa Soverino
  • Suzanne Goudeau first created the bias tape used to  trim the jacket, then sewed it on, doing hand-stitching on the exterior.
  • Mary Jones worked with Lady Bracknell's high-style cloak that is seen in the play for only five seconds.
  • Lois Monterosso was issued 120-year-old laces, white cotton and patterns to  create a befrilled white shirtwaist.
  • Costume designer Dot Auchmoody arranges one of the more ornate jackets from 'The Importance of Being Earnest.'
  • Stephanie Fowle recalls the detailing in men's vests, which included lining, hand-stitched pocket trim and as many as 12 buttons.

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