Photos by MANUEL MARTINEZ

  • Chrystian Quinones, a student at Edison State College, took an unpaid marketing internship while working toward a degree in that field. With increasing competition for jobs, students are turning to unpaid internships for experience, but employers are becoming more wary of violating federal laws regulating unpaid internships. Students like Quinones, who says his internship was invaluable, often find themselves caught in the middle.  Staff/Manuel Martinez
  • New solid green bike lanes are being laid down on Bayshore Drive from U.S. 41 East to Thomasson Drive- a 1.4-mile stretch in each direction-in East Naples.  The project will cost 90,000 dollars, which will be funded by the Bayshore Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit.  The hope is that the lanes provided a clear distinction to both drivers and bikers as to what are the designated areas of transit.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • New solid green bike lanes are being laid down on Bayshore Drive from U.S. 41 East to Thomasson Drive- a 1.4-mile stretch in each direction-in East Naples.  The project will cost 90,000 dollars, which will be funded by the Bayshore Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit.  The hope is that the lanes provided a clear distinction to both drivers and bikers as to what are the designated areas of transit.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Mackenzie Ryan brings the ball back to the line after the other team scored during a basketball camp held at the YMCA Naples.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Andrea Dusch and her daughter Aurora practice the balancing on the balance beam during a tumbling class at the YMCA in Naples.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • A group of infants is pushed in a stroller around the YMCA Naples facility while parents are attending classes and use the gym.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Adrienne Morten teaches a group of young children during her tumbling class at the YMCA in Naples.  The facility also provided childcare for parent while the use the gym or during classes.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Susan Jennings teaches a group of women at the Naples YMCA Deep Water aerobics.  The class is used as a way to stimulate the muscles in a low impact environment.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Jaime Brannan uses the pull-up bars as part of her fitness training at the Naples YMCA.  Brannan uses one of the YMCA's personal trainers Jackyson Bazile to help with proper instruction and technique.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Jaime Brannan uses the jump rope as part of her fitness training at the Naples YMCA.  Brannan uses one of the YMCA's personal trainers Jackyson Bazile to help with proper instruction and technique.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Gigi Dawson participates in a Silver Sneakers aerobics class at the Naples YMCA.  The class is one of several group wellness activities aimed at a senior demographic.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Angelo Ossa works on his pull-ups at the Naples YMCA facility as part of his daily workout.  Ossa has been working out at the YMCA everyday for six years, and enjoys the variety the facility provides.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus staples signage to a perimeter that she has created around a freshly laid sea turtle nest.  Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus digs a hole in the spot where she believes a sea turtle has laid it's egg, then sets up a perimeter to keep them protected from the public.  The mothers leave distinct tracts that are easily identifiable in the sand.  Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus fills out data on a nest that was identified on Parkshore Beach on June 15, 2011.  The data will later help them estimate a hatching date and will help monitor the nests progress.  Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Several freshly laid sea turtle eggs lay buried in the sand at Parkshore Beach on June 15, 2011.  Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus digs a hole in the spot where she believe a sea turtle has laid it's egg, then sets up a perimeter to keep them protected from the public.  The mothers leave distinct tracts that are easily identifiable in the sand.  Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Several freshly laid sea turtle eggs lay buried in the sand at Parkshore Beach on June 15, 2011.  Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus put a number 39 on to a perimeter that she has created around a freshly laid sea turtle nest to indicate how many nests have been found on that particular stretch of beach.  Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Maura Kraus fills out data on a nest that was identified on Parkshore Beach on June 15, 2011.  The data will later help them estimate a hatching date and will help monitor the nests progress.  Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • A pair of ATVers use Frangipani Avenue for a bit of off road riding on June 10, 2011.  The Southwest Florida Water Management District is currently in a dispute with the County over access for the Residents of Frangipani Avenue.  The dispute is complicated further by roads and bridges that have been built over the canal that is owned by private residences. Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • The Southwest Florida Water Management District is currently in a dispute with the County over access for the Residents of Frangipani Avenue.  The dispute is complicated further by roads and bridges that have been built over the canal that is owned by private residences. Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • The Southwest Florida Water Management District is currently in a dispute with the County over access for the Residents of Frangipani Avenue, illustrated in this photo panorama.  The dispute is complicated further by roads and bridges that have been built over the canal that is owned by private residences. Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Jean Damas the father of Mesac Damas, reacts to his sons outburst during his competency hearing.  Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Accused killer Mesac Damas attends a competency hearing in Collier Circuit Judge Franklin Baker's courtroom on Thursday, June16, 2011, in Naples.  Three doctors will testify to the competency of Mesac Damas and will determine weather he will be able to stand trial.  During the hearing two out of the three physiologist brought in to testify believe that Damas is competent to stand trial, but ultimately the final decision is left to the judges discretion.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Shayne Ryan practices how to water-ski on a boogie board during a weeklong water ski camp at Sugden Park.  Collier County Parks and Recreation hold one week long water skiing classes all summer for over 300 hundred students.  The camp has 25 students per week, each pay 200 dollars for all day instruction.  As the individuals progress during the week all students work towards a final performance held for family and friends. The water skiing class has become one of the most popular classes offered by Collier County Parks and Recreation often having a waiting list of several weeks.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Jodi VanSickle briefs firefighters from East Naples and Golden Gate Fire Departments about the simulation their about to participate in.  Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Jodi VanSickle briefs firefighters from East Naples and Golden Gate Fire Departments about the simulation their about to participate in.  Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Eric Dotten runs the computer system that controls the sim manikin during an emergency simulation program.   Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Eric Dotten runs the computer system that controls the sim manikin during an emergency simulation program.   Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Eric Neith from the Golden Gate Fire Department check the heart rate of a sim manikin during an emergency simulation Firefighter form Golden Gate Fire Department, Marco Island Fire Department, and East and North Naples Fire Departments all participated in a Canary Response Human Simulation program.  The program is being taken statewide using a traveling bus and a human simulator that has as many as 60 hypothetical emergency situations that different Fire Departments will use.  1500 people in the state of Florida will partake in the simulation to help better prepare emergency responders to handle situations involving everything from disasters and terrorism.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Lise Sundrla has been hired as the new business improvement director for Fifth Avenue South.  She had her first day of work on Monday June 06, 2011.  Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Yenny Ramirez-Lee and Natalia Guarnizo stand on the balcony overlooking the graduated senior class to do the cap throwing ceremony.  Golden Gate High School has 312 hundred students attending the commencement ceremonies on June 3, 2011.  The graduation will be lead by keynote speaker Pat Carroll, board member for the Collier County School Board.  This year also celebrates the seventh graduation held for Golden Gate students since it's opening in 2004. Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Golden Gate ROTC Kernel Paul Garrah laughs at graduate Zernude Antoine for be clumsy while wearing her high heel shoes.  Golden Gate High School has 312 hundred students attending the commencement ceremonies on June 3, 2011.  The graduation will be lead by keynote speaker Pat Carroll, board member for the Collier County School Board.  This year also celebrates the seventh graduation held for Golden Gate students since it's opening in 2004. Manuel Martinez/Staff
  • Manuel Garcia, Lisvet Luceno and Jacob Nielsen watch the rest of the graduates receive their diplomas during the Golden Gate 2011 graduation.  Golden Gate High School has 312 hundred students attending the commencement ceremonies on June 3, 2011.  The graduation will be lead by keynote speaker Pat Carroll, board member for the Collier County School Board.  This year also celebrates the seventh graduation held for Golden Gate students since it's opening in 2004. Manuel Martinez/Staff

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