Photos by JOANNA CHAU

  • Joanna Chau special to the Eagle
Sage Wiggins at the Marco YMCA's Halloween mini-carnival event on Oct. 29. The party featured dance music, kid-friendly games, arts and crafts and more.
  • Landscape architect Ken Landry checks on some of the new shrubs planted in the second rain garden located on the east side of the church, facing Park Shore Drive.
  • Russ Gowland walks throught the foliage of the first rain garden at St. John's Episcopal Church in Naples.
  • Russ Gowland walks throught the foliage of the first rain garden at St. John's Episcopal Church in Naples.
  • From left to right, Gene Rowles, Pattie Ziesig and Pat Berry,  the founders of the new theater group, Island Players. Joanna Chau Special to the Eagle
  • Garrett Richter accepting the Legislator of the Year Award from the Collier County PACE organization. Joanna Chau
  • Garrett Richter accepting the Legislator of the Year Award from the Collier County PACE organization. Joanna Chau
  • Teachers Claudette Williams and Patricia Idlette greets Florida State Sen. Garrett Richter as he arrives on Friday at the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. Richter received the Collier PACE organization's Legislator of the Year award. Joanna Chau
  • Garrett Richter accepting the Legislator of the Year Award from the Collier County PACE organization. Joanna Chau
  • Florida State Sen. Garrett Richter shares life advice his father gave him while he was growing up with 75 students at the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. Joanna Chau
  • State Senator Garrett Richter shakes hands with students at the center's gymnasium before giving a speech to 75 students at the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. Joanna Chau
  • Samantha Ayala, a student at the center, describes their reading classes to Fla. State Sen. Garrett Richter of Naples on a tour of the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. Joanna Chau
  • Garrett Richter accepting the Legislator of the Year Award from the Collier County PACE organization. Joanna Chau
  • Samantha Ayala, a student at the center, describes their reading classes to Fla. State Sen. Garrett Richter of Naples on a tour of the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. Joanna Chau
  • Volunteer Bob Johnson, left, helps unload packages purchased by Kurt Bratton, who buys the discount food items for his family of five. Angel Food Ministries sells boxes of food through its website, which are then delivered to local churches for pick up.
  • Parkway Life Church volunteer Donna Razin, left, and Larry Lee help load food purchases from Angel Food Ministries.  The national non-profit provides individuals and families with fresh, brand name food for a fraction of the retail price.
  • David Stevens prepares to take Angel Food boxes filled with frozen and fresh items from each of the food groups to a buyer's car.Angel Food Ministries sells boxes of food through its website, which are then delivered to local churches for pick up.
  • Dr. Bradley Engle demonstrates the  quality of video that can be accessed on his site through an iPad and viewed on a big screen television.
  • An up close view of Dr. Bradley Engle's test website, iFlix360.com.
  • Dr. Bradley Engle displays some of the equipment in his production facility located at the back of his dental practice.
  • John Jones, a BeMyDD driver, chauffeurs Sanibel resident Pat Goulait and her husband David Goulait (not pictured) in their own car on Saturday.
  • Driver John Jones with his client Pat Goulait. For $15 an hour, BeMyDD chauffeurs drive their clients’ personal cars to wherever they need to go and back. For those stuck in a bind, BeMyDD offers a pickup service that also brings a customers’ car back home with them.
  • Andrea McArdle, who plays Mrs. Johnstone in the musical 'Blood Brothers,' gets news that she's pregnant with twins from Larry Alexander, who plays the role of doctor and narrator. Joanna Chau
  • Billy Sharpe and Shane Daniel Lord play the ill-fated fraternal twin brothers of 'Blood Brothers' in a scene from their childhoods. Joanna Chau
  • Andrea McArdle, left, rehearses with her daughter, Alexis Kalehoff, for the upcoming TheatreZone production of 'Blood Brothers.' Joanna Chau
  • Victoria Watts and Karen Danni review the list of candidates vying for a part as one of the five women who will be coaxed out of their shells through pole dancing for an upcoming reality television pilot called "House Cats.' Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • Victoria Watts and Karen Danni wear silver platform shoes, which represents their newly formed company, Silver Shoe Productions, and an example of typical heels worn for pole dancing. The duo will produce an upcoming reality television pilot called "House Cats,"  following five women through their journey from reserved and reluctant to bold and sexy. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • From left to right are Victoria Watts and Karen Danni. The duo will produce an upcoming reality television pilot called "House Cats,"  following five women through their journey from reserved and reluctant to bold and sexy. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • - A group of Naples women celebrate a birthday at Brambles Tea Room. From left, are Ada May Fearon, Carol Willwerth, Virginia Blakenbaker and Nancy Seeley. Joanna Chau
  • The Brambles Tea Room special royal wedding tea is in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials on April 29, 2011. The tea is served with assorted finger sandwiches, scones with Devon clotted cream and strawberry preserves. In addition, there are two specially commissioned pastries decorated with the bride and groom's first initials, a chocolate truffle and a pot of tea. Joanna Chau
  • Scott and Heather Burgess, right, owners of Brambles Tea Room, enjoy the sun at an outside table. The English couple bought the restaurant in 2008. Joanna Chau
  • Scott and Heather Burgess, owners of Brambles Tea Room, enjoy the sun at an outside table. The English couple bought the restaurant in 2008. Joanna Chau
  • - A group of Naples women celebrate a birthday at Brambles Tea Room. From left, are Ada May Fearon, Carol Willwerth, Virginia Blakenbaker and Nancy Seeley. Joanna Chau
  • The Brambles Tea Room Special Royal Wedding Tea in honor of Prince William ad Kate Middleton's nuptials comes with  assorted finger sandwiches and the restaurant's famous scones with Devon clotted cream and strawberry preserves. In addition, there are two specially commissioned pastries decorated with the bride and groom's first initials, a chocolate truffle and a pot of tea.
  • Christopher Cummings, CEO and president of Lipid Labz, checks an LpX machine used for various screenings, such as cholesterol exams.
  • CEO and president of Lipid Labz, Christopher Cummings, stands behind a table where he performs simple, preventative tests, including diabetes checks, thyroid exams and hemogoblin screenings
  • Stan Saran is known as a glass artist, but his first love was designing, and he created flowing clothes like these during the early 1970s in New York. Joanna Chau
  • Author Margaret Cardillo reading excerpts from her children's book 'Just Being Audrey' at her parents' home in Naples. Cardillo took months to research Hepburn, reading several biographies and books on the actress. Cardillo even watched outtakes of Hepburn on movie sets and interviews of the actress with Barbara Walters. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • A cheese tray created by St. Matthew's House shows the finesse of professional design. Kevin Takei along with a volunteer delicately prepared trays of hor dourves and cheese displays for the Greater Naples Leadership Group. Julie Clay
  • A volunteer works with Kevin Takei, a former chef at a Four Seasons hotel, to create hors d'oeuvres for a catering contract serviced by St. Matthew's House residents under executive chef Brian Elwell. Julie Clay
  • During the season caterers from St. Matthew's House can do up to three events a week, serving everything from hot dogs to fine canapés. Here is a sample of a fruit tray its staff created. Julie Clay
  • A volunteer works with Kevin Takei, a former chef at a Four Seasons hotel, to create hors d'oeuvres for a catering contract serviced by St. Matthew's House residents. Julie Clay
  • Naples High students Mariel Weinand, left, and Jordan Hoffman try snow cones from AJ's Snowballs at the Lely vs. Naples High game. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • At the annual Coconut Bowl match-up between Lely and Naples High School, attendees got to try AJ's Snowballs. The mobile snow cone company owned by Lely alumnus, Henry Miller, came all the way from Tampa to sell flavored "snowballs" for the special game. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • A volunteer band parent at Cypress Lake High School shows off their game night special -- pulled pork sandwiches. The pork is smoked overnight, pulled off the bone and sauced the day of the game. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • The 'walking taco ' is a concession stand favorite at Gulf Coast High School. The popular snack item is a small bag of Fritos filled with everything found in a taco, including meat, cheese, sour cream and salsa. Joanna Chau/Special to the Daily News
  • Hannah Barth holds her little sister, Sydney, who seems to have had it with her sea turtle costume, outside the fitting rooms of Halloween Express. Joanna Chau
  • A Frankenstein mask,which has a full costume, offers a somewhat irritable ghoul face.  There are others with various expressions of glee, delight and an other emotions on display at Masquerade and Balloons, a longtime Naples costume story. Joanna Chau
  • Barbara Baier, owner of Masquerade and Balloons Gallore in East Naples, helps an employee with a costume. The light-up 'wig' is a recent  feature. Joanna Chau

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