Photos by LAURA LAYDEN

  • Denise Boyd is a researcher for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest.
Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest.
Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest.
Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest. Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer. Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest. Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer. Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest.
Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • Double stabbings in Immokalee on Sunday, Dec. 18, led to an arrest.
Alfonso Perez-Lopez, 28, of Immokalee was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Just after noon Sunday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call made from a pay phone in the 100 block of Third Street North in Immokalee about a possible stabbing. That’s where one victim was found stabbed, but still alive. Another victim was found dead at a nearby trailer, in the 200 block of Third Street North.
  • The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. has announced it will share listings with the Naples Area Board of Realtors through CoreLogic's InfoNet Data Co-op. The agreement was announced and signed July 8. 
Leaders with the two associations say the sharing will be good for real estate agents, sellers and buyers.
  • The Realtor Association of Great Fort Myers and the Beach Inc.  and the Naples Area Board of Realtors have struck a deal to share their listings through CoreLogic's InfoNet Data Co-op. The agreement was signed and announced July 8, 2011.
Leaders with the two associations say the sharing will be good for real estate agents, buyers and sellers.
  • A Norris Home Furnishings store will soon open at 5015 U.S. 41 North in North Naples. It will get a new look first, including a new coat of paint, inside and out. The colors are still being selected.
  • Larry Norris and his wife, Renee, will open Norris Home Furnishings in North Naples in August. The furniture business has two other locations in Fort Myers and Sanibel.
  • Norris Home Furnishings will open in Naples this summer. The building at 5015 U.S. 41 North has been leased by Larry and Renee Norris. He 'retired' from the furniture business in 1998, but he's back in business now, with two other locations in Lee County.
  • Norris Home Furnishings is coming to Naples. Larry Norris and his wife, Renee, own the business, which has locations in Fort Myers and Sanibel.
  • Larry and Renee Norris are expanding their furniture business, Norris Home Furnishings. They will open a store at 5015 U.S. 41 North this summer.
  • Norris Home Furnishings will open in North Naples this summer at 5015 U.S. 41. The building will get a makeover first.
  • Norris Home Furnishings will open in Naples this summer. The building at 5015 U.S. 41 North has been leased by Larry and Renee Norris. He 'retired' from the furniture business in 1998, but he's back in business now, with two other locations in Lee County.
  • This building at 5015 U.S. 41 North in North Naples will be home to Norris Home Furnishings. The furniture store is expected to open in August. It will be operated by Larry and Renee Norris.
  • Norris Home Furnishings is coming to Naples. Larry Norris and his wife, Renee, own the business, which has locations in Fort Myers and Sanibel.
  • This building at 5015 U.S. 41 North in North Naples will be home to Norris Home Furnishings. The furniture store is expected to open in August. It will be operated by Larry and Renee Norris.
  • Norris Home Furnishings will open in North Naples this summer at 5015 U.S. 41. The building will get a makeover first.
  • A Norris Home Furnishings store will soon open at 5015 U.S. 41 North in North Naples. It will get a new look first, including a new coat of paint, inside and out. The colors are still being selected.
  • Larry Norris and his wife, Renee, will open Norris Home Furnishings in North Naples in August. The furniture business has two other locations in Fort Myers and Sanibel.
  • Larry and Renee Norris are expanding their furniture business, Norris Home Furnishings. They will open a store at 5015 U.S. 41 North this summer.
  • Norris Home Furnishings will open in Naples this summer. The building at 5015 U.S. 41 North has been leased by Larry and Renee Norris. He 'retired' from the furniture business in 1998, but he's back in business now, with two other locations in Lee County.
  • Graff will be one of the dozens of dealers at the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair, to be held Feb. 24-March 1, 2011. These rare jewels glimmered in one of the display cases at a similar fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, which wrapped up on Feb. 13, 2011.
  • Graff will be one of the dozens of dealers at the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair, to be held Feb. 24-March 1, 2011. These rare jewels glimmered in one of the display cases at a similar fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, which wrapped up on Feb. 13, 2011.
  • Spectacular Graff jewels will be showcased at the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair, Feb. 24-March 1, 2011. This display case was at a similar fair in Palm Beach.
  • Graff will be one of the dozens of dealers at the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair, to be held Feb. 24-March 1, 2011. These rare jewels glimmered in one of the display cases at a similar fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, which wrapped up on Feb. 13, 2011.
  • These sparkling Graff jewels were in one of the display cases at the American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach, ending Feb. 13, 2011. They are part of a booth that's coming to a similar fair in Naples organized by David and Lee Ann Lester.
  • Graff will be one of the dozens of dealers at the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair, to be held Feb. 24-March 1, 2011. These rare jewels glimmered in one of the display cases at a similar fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, which wrapped up on Feb. 13, 2011.
  • Spectacular Graff jewels will be showcased at the inaugural Naples International Art & Antique Fair, Feb. 24-March 1, 2011. This display case was at a similar fair in Palm Beach.
  • Glenn Vereen, president of United Equities in Naples, stands with other investors and bidders at a public foreclosure auction held at the Collier County Courthouse earlier this year. His business of buying foreclosed homes and other distressed properties has grown, expanding up the west coast.
  • Stars from the 'Harry Potter' movies spoke during the grand opening celebration at Universal Orlando/Islands of Adventure. Laura Layden
  • Stars from the 'Harry Potter' movies spoke during the grand opening celebration at Universal Orlando/Islands of Adventure. Laura Layden
  • The crowd itself seemed under the spell of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with groups raising cell phones and cameras as stars from the movies arrived for the grand opening Friday.  Laura Layden
  • The entry to a Hogsmeade village constructed for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter wryly suggests to 'Please respect the spell limits.' Laura Layden
  • The entry to a Hogsmeade village constructed for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter wryly suggests to 'Please respect the spell limits.' Laura Layden
  • Stars from the 'Harry Potter' movies spoke during the grand opening celebration at Universal Orlando/Islands of Adventure. Laura Layden
  • There were plenty of souvenirs to be had, from replicas of pets in Hogsmeade to magic wands. Laura Layden
  • Luke Layden, one of the two first-day visitors writing the Naples Daily News stories on the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, stands in front of the mammoth Hogsmeade village, 20 acres of buildings created to double sets from the 'Harry Potter' movies. Laura Layden
  • Some fans of the novel and film series based on a young British wizard came dressed  as characters or wearing Harry Potter spectacles. Laura Layden
  • Some fans of the novel and film series based on a young British wizard came dressed  as characters or wearing Harry Potter spectacles. Laura Layden
  • Luke Layden, 9, and his mother, Naples Daily News staff writer Laura Layden, were among the first visitors to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Park on Friday, June 18.
  • The Lopez Cruz Family, from left, back row: Juan, 17; Rosa, 36, mother; Felipe, father, 39. Front: Guillermo, 9, and Fernanda, 8. The family is the proud owner of the home built by students from Lely High School.

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