Photos by MARTIN MIRON

  • Naples High School junior Ryan Brown assists 'The great Gorgonzola' at the Razzle Dazzle Magic Comedy theater at the inn of Naples. The show has been held over for another month. Martin Miron
  • Naples High School junior Ryan Brown assists The great Gorgonzola at the Razzle Dazzle Magic Comedy thertar at the inn of Naples. Martin Miron
  • Duplicate signs along Interstate 75 are part of the IROX I-75 widening project. The new signs are replacing their duplicate as part of the 30 mile road expansion. The previous signs did not meet current design standards targeted at improving safety. Marty Miron/Staff
  • Dwight E. Brock, Collier County clerk of the court, right, Jill Lennon, Collier County director of criminal courts and Robert St. Cyr, community outreach director, Collier County Clerk of the Court.
  • Jill Lennon, Collier County director of criminal courts, at work in her office, which is still cluttered with half-empty boxes.
  • Jill Lennon, Collier County director of criminal courts.
  • Duplicate signs along Interstate 75 are part of the IROX I-75 widening project. The new signs are replacing their duplicate as part of the 30 mile road expansion. The previous signs did not meet current design standards targeted at improving safety. Marty Miron/Staff
  • Ken and Patricia Abel, of Sentinel Storm Protection, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Troy Arch and Melinda Hamson, of DeVoe Cadillac, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Michael Wynn, of Sunshine Ace Hardware, and Ruth Garfield, of the Naples daily News, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Melanie, left, and Nicole Jones, of Cleopatra's Bar, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Janine, left, Madison, Isabelle, George and Duncan Connell, of the Windmill Creek Academy, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Lisa Swirda, of the Downtown Naples Association, left, Judy Neilson and Cathy Christopher, of the Inn on Fifth, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Dale and Arthur Stoerchle, of Jaegerhaus, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Sarah Paul, left, and Colleen McKeever, of Auctions Neapolitan, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Naples Daily News Publisher Chris Doyle and Naples Press Club President Sandra Yeyati at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Janine and Duncan Connell, of Windmill Creek Academy, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Wilma and Bill Boyd, of Preferred Travel, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Surasak Selarat, left, and Lawan Indranoi, of Sushi Thai, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Paul Thomas, left, Marie Capes and Russell Wright, of Allure et beaute, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Fristin Stroh, left, of the Naples Daily News, and Billie Jean Furguson, of Downing-Frye Realty, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Myra Janco Daniels, chairman, president and CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Naples Museum of Art, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • The 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Terry and Kris Fisher, left, and Liz and peter Hunziker, of Shady Lady Window Treatments, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Andrea St. Cyr, left, and Kathy Beuttel, of the Naples Daily News, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Brian Glaeser and lori Scarbeary, of Brian Glaeser State Farm Insurance, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • William Dukes, of Summit Mortgage, enjoys the refreshments at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Steve and Lynn Schafor, of Sunshine Pharmacy, at the 2009 SWFL Choice Awards. Martin Miron/STAFF
  • Paddlers in the VIP race represent this year's event sponsors.
  • Nadya Joseph is styling on the city dock.
  • The 'Man Eater' themed canoe returns to the dock.
  • Competitors' canoes stand ready to be plunged into Naples Bay for the 33rd annual Great Dock Canoe Race on Saturday.
  • Emily Watt was part the race committee team registering entrants.
  • Bonita Banner Editor Chad Gillis, with his second first place award in two years for the VIP race.
  • 'Ambitious Amateurs' line up for the day's second race event.
  • 'Ambitious Amateurs' jockey for position in the day's second race event.
  • Erica Faramo, left, Katie Jefferson, Jessica Brughtman and Bridget Kennedy catch some rays while they watch the races.
  • Nunu Clary seems to be having a great time at the races.
  • Chayse Roubison, 4, becomes an explorer as part of the race's theme, 'It's a Jungle Out There.'
  • Finishers gather at the end of the VIP race.
  • Joe Butcher wore a Marty Stuart T-shirt to the races.
  • A scene from the Great Dock Canoe Race in Naples Bay.
  • A scene from the Great Dock Canoe Race in Naples Bay.
  • Today, you don't see planes landing on Naples' beaches; instead there is a sea of beach umbrellas shading the many visitors and residents flocking there. Martin Miron
  • Beth Joyce is visiting from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Willem Dijkstra and his wife Aly split their year between Naples and their home in Belgium.

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