Photos by LANCE SHEARER

  • Kristen Alderson, Eddie Alderson, and Holly Holcomb. As an exclusive component of the Soapfest weekend, actors and sponsors gathered at the Marco home of Peter Galluzzo and Kevin Moriarty Friday evening for a private party during the 2011 Soapfest. File
  • Josh Kelly explains the cosmic significance of a painting Walt Willey is auctioning. Soapfest 2011 presented A Night of Stars Saturday at Bistro Soleil on Marco Island, where daytime drama actors mingled with their fans for charity. File
  • Austin Peck of 'As the World Turns' gives it his all, acting an improvised scene with fan Sandi Baudin. The 12th annual Soapfest brought some of the leading lights of daytime drama to mingle with fans and raise money for charity.
  • Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Andrew Smith, left, and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson prepare to dump earth into a wooden sifter held by Jordan Davidson. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec holds a catfish spine used as a tool. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Eagle Scout Andrew Smith, 15, holds an archaic hammer head he found. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 'Bingo!' Gene Erjavec holds a stone used to weigh down fishing nets thousands of years ago. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 'Bingo!' Gene Erjavec holds a stone used to weigh down fishing nets thousands of years ago. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec holds a copy of a map from 1895, showing since-obliterated shell mounds in Old Marco. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec, left, Andrew Smith, Jordan Davidson and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson sort through the debris in a wooden sifter. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec, left, Andrew Smith, and Jordan Davidson sort through the debris in a wooden sifter. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Eagle Scout Andrew Smith, 15, sifts through debris for ancient tools or pottery. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Scout Christopher Bryan, 13, digs deeper into the past. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat and general manager Maggie thousand with their overall sales award. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat, center, receives a gag award from Mike O'Rourke and Mike Boland. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat talks to his troops. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat talks to his troops. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Alan and Linda Sandlin, left, speak with Mercedes Baez and Rick Hanscom. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Bonnie Zaikov, left, and Rachel Dehanas receive awards from general manager Maggie Thousand, center. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Realty Co-owner Rocky Farhat, left, presents Bill Filbin with an award for being named Realtor of the Year by the local board. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Sandlin Team is recognized for being in Re/Max's Florida top ten. Linda and Alan Sandlin are at center. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Jackie and Mike Boland. Marco's Re/Max Affinity Plus office held an awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • William Sueaquan of Marco carries son Roy, age 3. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Wayne Waldack marches with the Knights of Columbus color guard for the opening Survivors' Lap to open the event. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Event chairman Raul Medina reads a welcome to the crowd before the start. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Firefighters march in full gear. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Peter Dannemann takes a swing with the big hammer. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Karina Paape fills her plate at the survivors' dinner. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marva Sutt, center, marches as part of the Survivors' Lap to open the event. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Karen Coates and Marta Turner with a luminary honoring 'Disco Dave' Bierbrauer. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Wayne Waldack, right, marches with the Knights of Columbus color guard. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Firefighters march in full gear. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Hyla Crane of the Marco Island Center for the Arts multi-tasks as she walks. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Relay opens with purple-clad veterans of cancer in the Survivors' Lap. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Knights of Columbus honor guard leads the Survivors' Lap to open the event. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Alisha Garcia, Sue Itayem, and Alex Elaty represent Mexico at the Vida del Sol tent. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Cayla Schoep with daughter Gracelyn Cottrell. Marco Island's Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place over the weekend at Mackle Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Belushi's, a new nightclub, features an open-air rooftop patio. The club opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Wildfire Blues Band guitarist Ray Brown plays pop-bottle slide during a private pre-opening party Friday. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jim Belushi, co-owner, joins the Wildfire Blues Band onstage to perform during a private pre-opening party Friday. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • In homage to the classic 'Saturday Night Live' bit, the menu is limited to one item - 'cheezborgers.' Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. The club caters to baby boomers, older than the typical bar crowd. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jim Belushi, co-owner, takes the mic to sing the blues at Friday's private pre-opening party. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jim Belushi, co-owner, takes the mic to sing the blues at Friday's private pre-opening party. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jim Belushi, co-owner, takes the mic to sing the blues at Friday's private pre-opening party. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jim Belushi, co-owner, takes the mic to sing the blues at Friday's private pre-opening party. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jim Belushi, co-owner, takes the mic to sing the blues at Friday's private pre-opening party. Belushi's, a new nightclub, opens to the public on Wednesday, April 16, in south Fort Myers. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News

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