Photos by JAKOB SCHILLER

  • An orange ripens on one of the 15,000 or so citrus trees at the 147-acre Temple Citrus Farm off of Airport-Pulling Road.
  • Collier County sheriff's Cpl. Jack Hazel
  • Nina Mold, below, the owner of Top Performance hair salon in the Green Tree plaza moved her family from England to Naples in 2003 on an E-2 visa, which allows foreign investors to start a small business. The visa allowed Mold to bring her daughters as dependents, but only allows them to stay until they turn 21. Mold’s oldest daughter, Stephanie, 18, is a freshman at FGCU. The family is worried that she will not be able to finish school and will have to travel back to England on her own.
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  • Loren David
  • Craig Wingate
  • Cassie Mang
  • Tayler Dubrasky
  • Marcy Koonce
  • Joane Pierre
  • Greg Pratt
  • Erick Montoya
  • Chelsea Franklin
  • Bill Kramer
  • Anthony Mains
  • Chris Stebbins, 9, left, meets with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Gary and Paula Bruton) at his house on Friday, December 14, 2007. The Brutons, who own a local Curves fitness club, came dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus to deliver presents they had bought and collected at the fitness club. The Brutons decided to deliver the presents after reading about the Stebbins in the Naples Daily News.
  • John Stebbins, center, introduces his son Chris, 9, to Mrs. Claus (Paula Bruton) at his house on Friday, December 14, 2007. Bruton and her husband Gary, came dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus to deliver presents they had bought and collected at the local Curves fitness center Paula owns. The Brutons decided to deliver the presents after reading about the Stebbins in the Naples Daily News.
  • John Stebbins, Jr., 9, left,  gets a kiss from Terri Camacho, after she and others helped deliver Christmas presents to Stebbins and his family on Friday, December 14, 2007.
  • John Stebbins, right, and his two sons Chris, 9, far left, and John, Jr. , also 9, meet with Santa (Gary Bruton) at their house on Friday, December 14, 2007. Bruton and his wife Paula, who owns a local Curves fitness club, came dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus to deliver presents they had bought and collected at Curves. The Brutons decided to deliver the presents after reading about the Stebbins in the Naples Daily News.
  • Ally Laird, 17, of the Barron Collier High School dance line, warms up before the start of the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
  • Alexis Van Dien, 6, with reindeer antlers, opens her bag in hopes of collecting candy thrown from rides during the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
  • Jason Lowe, otherwise known as Santa, heads down 5th Avenue on the Collier County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division float during the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
  • Darren Scuffil, otherwise known as Santa, drives his 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider down 5th Avenue during the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
  • Kristen Weardon, left, who is Mrs. Florida 2007-2008, and her daughter Olivia Weardon head down 5th Avenue during the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
  • Danielle Killion, 17, left, a member of the Gulf Coast High School dance line, heads down Eighth Street with the rest of the marching band during the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
  • Adam Entenza, 22, right, a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University who is studying resort and hospitality management with a concentration in golf, helps Lisa Ryan, left, while working in the golf shop at the Raptor Bay Golf Club on Friday, November 30, 2007. Entenza will be interning at the golf club next semester as part of his degree requirement.
  • Adam Entenza, 22, is a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University who is studying resort and hospitality management with a concentration in golf. Last week he took a player development class at the Raptor Bay Golf Club where he currently works and where he will be interning next semester as part of his degree requirement.
  • Charlie Kleman stepped down as the chief financial officer for Chico’s at the beginning of November 2007 but is still with the company. Chico’s was founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island and their headquarter are currently in Fort Myers. Kleman has been with the company since 1989.
  • Chico’s corporate headquarters in Fort Myers. The company has grown from a small retailer with 12 shops and 14 franchises to a publicly traded company with more than 1,000 stores.
  • Julian Cabrera, 17, left, and his sister Jena Cabrera, 16, who both attend Palmetto Ridge High School, were the only two students from Collier County selected to perform in the all-state concert in Tampa. Julian Cabrera was selected for all-state band and Jena Cabrera was selected for all-state chorus.
  • Julian Cabrera, 17, a senior at Palmetto Ridge High School, practices with the varsity jazz ensemble at the school on Thursday, November 15, 2007. Cabrera was selected for all-state band and will be performing in the all-state concert in Tampa on January 10, 2007.
  • Jena Cabrera, 16, a junior at Palmetto Ridge High School, practices with the varsity chorus at the school on Thursday, November 15, 2007. Cabrera was selected for the all-state chorus and will be performing in the all-state concert in Tampa on January 10, 2007.
  • Bonnie Bradshaw, left, the administrative assistant to the building manager at the Grosvenor condominiums bought a bicycle to donate to the Toys for Tots collection that is set up in the building each year by Alice Kay Potter, right, and members of the Toys for Tots committee. The idea inspired all the staff members in the building and many residents and as of Monday, December 3, more than 40 bikes had been donated to the collection.
  • John Kennedy, an employee with Collier County facilities management, prepares to lower a giant Christmas wreath off the top of the administration building at the Collier County government center on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.  Mike Milner of Precision Cleaning Inc. had repelled down the building minutes earlier and was suspended about 100 ft above the ground where the wreath was eventually hung.  It was the 17th year that Milner has repelled off the building to hang the wreath which his company donated to the county. 'Being suspended 100 ft above the ground hanging Christmas decorations is definitely a unique experience,' Milner said.
  • The moving of a Gumbo limbo tree to the Naples Botanical Garden by barge on Monday, November 26, 2007.
  • A barge owned Continental Construction carries a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree away from Marco Island towards Naples on Monday, November 26, 2007. The barge was transporting the tree, which was removed from a plot on Marco Island, up to Hamilton Harbor where it will be taken by truck and then planted at the Naples Botanical Garden.
  • Workers from O'Donnell Landscapes of Estero, fasten a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree onto a barge Monday, November 26, 2007 after it was removed from a plot on Marco Island owned by Marilyn and John Wrucke. The tree was being transported on the barge up to the Naples Botanical Garden where it will be planted.
  • Workers from O'Donnell Landscapes of Estero, fasten a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree onto a barge Monday, November 26, 2007 after it was removed from a plot on Marco Island owned by Marilyn and John Wrucke. The tree was being transported on the barge up to the Naples Botanical Garden where it will be planted .
  • Workers from O'Donnell Landscapes of Estero, fasten a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree onto a barge Monday, November 26, 2007 after it was removed from a plot on Marco Island owned by Marilyn and John Wrucke. The tree was being transported on the barge up to the Naples Botanical Garden where it will be planted.
  • Neighbors and friends watch as a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree is removed from a plot on Marco Island owned by Marilyn and John Wrucke on Monday, November 26, 2007. The tree was being transported on a barge up to the Naples Botanical Garden where it will be planted.
  • Workers from O'Donnell Landscapes of Estero, fasten a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree onto a barge Monday, November 26, 2007 after it was removed from a plot on Marco Island owned by Marilyn and John Wrucke. The tree was being transported on the barge up to the Naples Botanical Garden where it will be planted.
  • Chris Curle sits on the 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree that her parents planted outside their Marco Island home in 1976. On Monday, November 26, 2007, the tree was removed from the property and transported by barge up to Hamilton Harbor. The tree will be transported to the Naples Botanical Garden where it will be planted.
  • A barge owned Continental Construction carries a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree under the Judge SS Jolley Bridge on Monday, November 26, 2007. The barge was transporting the tree, which was removed from a plot on Marco Island, up to Hamilton Harbor where it will be taken by truck and then planted at the Naples Botanical Garden.
  • Cresencio Villa, center with sunglasses, and other workers from O'Donnell Landscapes of Estero, fasten a 31-year-old Gumbo Limbo tree onto a barge Monday, November 26, 2007 after it was removed from a plot on Marco Island owned by Marilyn and John Wrucke. The tree is being transported on the barge up to the Naples Botanical Garden and will be planted today.
  • Immokalee High School's Fidel Herrera, left, and Victor Ledezma comfort each other after their Class 3A second-round playoff loss against Naples High School on Friday, November 23, 2007.
  • Israel Gallegos, right, the offensive coordinator for Immokalee High School's football team, comforts Bernabe Martinez after the team lost their Class 3A second-round playoff game against Naples High School on Friday, November 23, 2007.
  • Aaron Henry,  a former Immokalee High School football player who now plays for the University of Wisconsin, hugs Immokalee head coach John Weber after Immokalee's 17-5 Class 3A second-round playoff loss against Naples High School on Friday, November 23, 2007.
  • Naples High School's Kristian Cobeaga waves to the crowd after his team beat Immokalee High School in their Class 3A second-round playoff game at Staver field on Friday, November 23, 2007.

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