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 More than 20,000 eggs was distributed into two fields for different age groups during the 18th Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt & Games held at First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
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 Troy Byrne, 8 of Shelby Township, Mich., hunts eggs during the 18th Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt & Games held at First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
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 Joshua Martinez, 1, of Bonita Springs, shows an egg to his father during Royal Scoop's 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt held at First Baptist Church on March 30, 2013. Twenty thousand candy-filled eggs were gathered by hundreds of children in minutes during the event.
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Food, games and music could be enjoyed during the Southwest Florida Symphony Society's Carnival of Music held at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on Sunday, March 3, 2013. All proceeds from the event benefits the Symphony Society and Youth Orchestra.
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Witch City Ink tattoo artist Natan Alexander of Salem, Mass. tattoos Lehigh Acres resident Cindy O'Hara during the Ink Life Tour held at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Sunday. The three day tattoo and music festival, hosted by the House Of Pain Tattoo Studio in El Paso, TX, demonstrated the talents of over 150 tattoo artists and over 15 bands.
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  • Comedian Pauly Shore poses for a picture with Chris Camden of Naples after making a guest appearance at the Bikini Bike Rally Weekend sponsored by Hooters and Harley-Davidson of Naples on Saturday. The event had activities throughout the weekend including a car show, bikini contest, bike wash and drink special on Saturday. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Marissa Mullins, 8, walks around with the family's old Indiana license plates as her mother, Deborah, installs a new Protect Florida Whales plate onto their car outside the tax collectors office on Marco Island on Aug. 20. Jason Easterly/Staff .je
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Lucy, a five-year-old Pitbull owned by Kathy Randall of Fort Myers, awaits the pet costume contest during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Braudi, a Pomerainian owned by Jannette Mis, hangs out as they are interviewed by Master of Ceremony John T. Hulbert, III, during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Crowds watch the pet costume contest during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Dressed as the Lone Ranger, Beauregard, an eight-year-old Pug owned by Fort Myers residents Paul Ridley and her daughter Crystal takes a rest during a pet costume contest at Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Patty, a Pug owned by Maria Perez, relaxes during a pet costume contest at Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Josie, a Pug owned by Sandy Mason, walks the red carpet during a costume contest at Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Anne Campisi of Fort Myers kisses her five-year-old Pug, Oliver, before the pet consume contest during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Kathy Randall of Fort Myers and her five-year-old Pitbull, Lucy, take their victory walk after winning the pet costume contest during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Trophies and prizes await pet contest winners during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Pet costume judges talk about the 15 contestants of the competition during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Pet costume judges talk about the 15 contestants of the competition during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Heather Wibbels of Fort Myers and her six-year-old Pug, Monte, await the costume contest during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Alli Bell of Fort Myers paints portraits of pets during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Carol Silverman of Fort Myers reacts while holding Isis, her one-year-old Chihuahua,  while talking with master of ceremony John T. Hulbert, III, during a pet constume contest at Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Hundreds were in attendance during Pugfest 2014 held at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon. The event, themed the Wild West, hosted a fashion show, costume contests, Sit and Stay Hula Hoop Rope'em contest, and barrel racing obstacle course. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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Naples resident Emily Hritz and Bonita resident Bruce Russell test a Hobie Mirage tandem kayak during the Hobie Fun Day held at Estero River Outfitters on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The weekend long event will continue today along with the 19th annual Estero River Canoe & Kayak Regatta being held at 1 p.m. with registration starting at noon. There is also the 2nd annual Flea Market Sale at the Outfitters. Proceeds from the events go to help Josh Stuller, who was left paralyzed after a motorcycle accident in 2004.
  • Turner River to the north of U.S. 41 offers paddlers a fresh breeze and scenic beauty along the freshwater flow, while the river south of U.S. 41 narrows into mangrove tunnels and alligator habitats. Jason Easterly/Staff .je
  • An alligator swims through the waters of Turner River North of US 41 off Turner River Road. Jason Easterly/Staff .je
  • Glenn Rieman of Okeechobee, Fla. fishes from the banks of Turner River on April 15. The banks of the river are a popular spot for fishermen and tourists trying to get a glimpse of alligators. Jason Easterly/Staff .je
  • Rookery Bay volunteer John Honey helps get kayaks in the water before the start of the 2nd annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race held at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Learning Center on Saturday morning. Approximately 50 participants competed in the 3k kayak and 4K trail run. The event was sponsored by Up A Creek Kayak Tours, Friends of Rookery Bay and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. All proceeds from the event benefits Friends of Rookery Bay. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Pat Lane of Marco Islands paddles his kayak during the 2nd annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race held at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Learning Center on Saturday morning. Approximately 50 participants competed in the 3k kayak and 4K trail run. The event was sponsored by Up A Creek Kayak Tours, Friends of Rookery Bay and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. All proceeds from the event benefits Friends of Rookery Bay. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
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Naples resident Emily Hritz and Bonita resident Bruce Russell test a Hobie Mirage tandem kayak during the Hobie Fun Day held at Estero River Outfitters on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The weekend long event will continue today along with the 19th annual Estero River Canoe & Kayak Regatta being held at 1 p.m. with registration starting at noon. There is also the 2nd annual Flea Market Sale at the Outfitters. Proceeds from the events go to help Josh Stuller, who was left paralyzed after a motorcycle accident in 2004.
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Crowds peer into a special viewing booth of artist Michael Gard of San Fransisco designed to exhibit his light-up wire sculptures during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Hundreds of people attended the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Hundreds of people attended the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Artist Douglas Sigwarth of River Falls, Wisc. talks with Gail Kelly of Bonita Springs about an art piece she had just purchased during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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A bronze sculpture by artist Ben Foster during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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A recently purchased wood sculpture by artist Ray Cannata of Spring Hill, Fla. purchased during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Artist Marlene Rose of Clearwater, Fla. talks with customers about her sandcast glass sculptures during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Wood sculpture artist John Mascoll of Safety Harbor, Fla. talks with customers about his art during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Glass artist Scott Amrhein of Sherwood, Wisc. talks with Judy Poupore of Cape Coral about an art piece during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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A sculpture by artist Sabra Richards during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Ron Bishop, the judge of two-dimensional art, talks with artist Laurie Snow Hein about her oil paintings during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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Patrons browse the art of Sally J. Bright of Fenton, Mich. during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
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during the 15th annual Bonita Springs National Art Festival on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The show featured over 230 artists in a variety of media.
  • Scenes from the HITS Triathlon in Collier County on Saturday. More than 1,000 athletes will swim, bike and run in the full triathlon.
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Robert Shuler, 58 of Austin, TX competes in the HITS Triathlon full distance. Shuler plans on competing in six triathlons on six continents in 2014 to raise money for Well Aware, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Donations can be made on his website: 6on6in14.com.
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Robert Shuler, 58 of Austin, TX competes in the HITS Triathlon full distance. Shuler plans on competing in six triathlons on six continents in 2014 to raise money for Well Aware, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Donations can be made on his website: 6on6in14.com.
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Robert Shuler, 58 of Austin, TX competes in the HITS Triathlon full distance. Shuler plans on competing in six triathlons on six continents in 2014 to raise money for Well Aware, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Donations can be made on his website: 6on6in14.com.
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Robert Shuler, 58 of Austin, TX competes in the HITS Triathlon full distance. Shuler plans on competing in six triathlons on six continents in 2014 to raise money for Well Aware, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Donations can be made on his website: 6on6in14.com.
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Robert Shuler, 58 of Austin, TX competes in the HITS Triathlon full distance. Shuler plans on competing in six triathlons on six continents in 2014 to raise money for Well Aware, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Donations can be made on his website: 6on6in14.com.
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Robert Shuler, 58 of Austin, TX competes in the HITS Triathlon full distance. Shuler plans on competing in six triathlons on six continents in 2014 to raise money for Well Aware, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Donations can be made on his website: 6on6in14.com.

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