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Full gallery »Egg Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens

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1-year-old Dominick carries his basked looking for Easter eggs as his mother, Alicia Mennig. leads him in the annual Egg Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.
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Child Garden Assistant's, Frank Roublick, left, and Diana Lombama, place candy filled Easter eggs for kids attending the annual Egg Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.
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A participant in the annual Egg Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens, carries her basket of candy filled Easter eggs on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.
  • DONN BROWN/SPECIAL TO THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS -  Egg Ashley Calanni, right, take a photo of her children, Talia and Luca, posing with the Easter Bunny at the annual Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.
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Noah Wilkinson, 18 months, holds on to his Easter egg while watching other children at the annual Egg Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.
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3-year-old, Richard Morillo, picks up special Easter eggs filled with candy at the annual Egg Hunt at the Naples Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.


Full gallery »2013-2014 Winter Athletes of the Year

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The 2014 boy's basketball player of the year is Community School of Naples' Jeff Merton.
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Barron Collier's Elizah Pagkanlungan is this year's girls basketball player of the year. Here she is seen in a triple exposure portrait at the Naples Daily News studio Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The senior point guard was the shortest on the team at 5 feet 1 inch, but was one of the most effective. She helped lead her team Class 6A state semifinal finish. The talented 17 year-old senior is equally effective off the court boasting a 4.1 grade point average, of which Pagkanlungan plans to attend Florida State University or the University of South Florida this fall, majoring in mathematics. 'I've been playing since a little girl, it means a lot to me to be honored,' Pagkanlungan  said. 'To go out my senior year with this award is probably the best thing I could have asked for.' Pagkanlungan has no plans to pursue a college basketball career.
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The 2014 girl's soccer player of the year is Naples High School goalie, Francesca Fischer.
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Golden Gate's Michael Ventura, 18, is this year's boys soccer player of the year. Here he is seen in a triple exposure portrait at the Naples Daily News studio Friday, April 18, 2014. The senior midfielder helped lead his team to both the district and regional finals. Playing competitively for the past decade, Ventura is on scholarship to play for Ave Maria University this fall. 'There's a certain feeling you get,' Ventura said. 'I've played basketball, I've played volleyball â" I never got the same feeling as I do when I am playing soccer.'
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The 2014 coach of the year is Community School of Naples' girl's soccer coach, Jenna Goldszak.
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Barron Collier's Tanis Taylor, 18, is this year's wrestler of the year. Here he is seen in a triple exposure portrait at the Naples Daily News studio Saturday, April 19, 2014. The senior 132-pound grappler placed runner-up in the 2A state championship. He plans to attend the University of Florida and major in finance. This year he found his late father's old wrestling shoes that helped spark some inspiration all the way to the finals. 'It's just you and the opponent out there, me and one other guy,' Taylor said of the sport. 'It's modern day gladiators.'


Full gallery »50th anniversary of Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Janna Dewey holds up a Nox owl during a zoo animal show at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida during their 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Janessa Pasco, Gabriella Martinez, and Mason Hayhurst, left to right, pet sea life in the salt water touch tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Nolan Woodruff, left, and his brother Jonah Woodruff, right, touch foreheads while looking at the fish tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Anderson Hiester, 3, plays in the fossil dig during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Nora Rintelman, Jonah Woodruff, Nolan Woodruff, and Loren Woodruff, left to right, look closely at the fish tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.
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Mason Hayhurst feels around the salt water touch tank during the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The Conservancy is a home for the public to experience nature of the region, and works to protect Southwest Florida's natural environment.


Full gallery »Naples Beach Brewery

  • Naples Beach Brewery owner and head brewer Will Lawson on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Brian Tietz/Special to the Daily News
  • Naples Beach Brewery Mango Ginger Tripel beer. Brian Tietz/Special to the Daily News
  • Tucky Mesna and Melissa Miller, of Minneapolis, talk with Naples Beach Brewery owner Will Lawson after stopping in to purchase a t-shirt and pint glasses on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Naples.  Brian Tietz/Special to the Daily News
  • Naples Beach Brewery assistant brewer Mike Conley watches the mash ton and boil kettle while making Naples Beach Weizen beer on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Naples. Brian Tietz/Special to the Daily News
  • Naples Beach Brewery assistant brewer Mike Conley stirs the boil kettle while making Naples Beach Weizen beer at Naples Beach Brewery on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples. Brian Tietz/Special to the Daily News
  • Naples Beach Brewery assistant brewer Mike Conley holds a handful of dark chocolate malted barley used to produce a variety of beer on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples. Brian Tietz/Special to the Daily News


Full gallery »Naples' Fidlers raising money for Boston Marathon victims

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Local runners Gina and Fran Fidler, left to right, pose for a portrait outside their home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Naples, Fla. The husband and wife team have raised over 12,000 dollars for Team MR8, a fundraiser that honors Martin Richard, the eight-year-old killed in during the Boston Marathon last year.
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Local runner Fran Fidler has photographs of past running events scattered around his home in Naples. His wife, Gina Fidler, was running during the Boston Marathon last year. The husband and wife team have raised over 12,000 dollars for Team MR8, a fundraiser that honors Martin Richard, the eight-year-old killed in during the Boston Marathon last year.
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Photographs showing past running events Fran and Gina Fidler, photo left and center, have participated in are scattered around their home in Naples. Gina was running during the Boston Marathon last year. The husband and wife team have raised over 12,000 dollars for Team MR8, a fundraiser that honors Martin Richard, the eight-year-old killed in during the Boston Marathon last year.
  • Naples' Fran Fidler, third from left, participated in the filming of a segment for an ESPN documentary on the 1-year anniversary of the Boston bombing. All the people in the photo are members of Team MR8, the group of people running to raise money for the Richard family charity. Martin Richard is the 8-year-old who was killed in the bombing.


Full gallery »Project Prom 2014

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Annisa Setiawan looks at her reflection while trying on a dresses for the Naples High School Military Ball with volunteers Inez Edmondson, holding the mirror, and Saralene Oldham, back reflection, at Fashion Fresh on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. In an effort coined Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The dresses are available to them for free. Naples residents Edmonson and Fashion Fresh owner Jeff Rhea worked together to make the event possible.
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Annisa Setiawan finds the right dress for her to wear at  the Naples High School Military Ball at Fashion Fresh on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. In an effort coined Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The attire is available for free.
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 In an effort coined Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday, April 19 at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The attire is available for free.
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Volunteers Inez Edmonson, Penny Peck, Gaby Cunningham, and Saralene Oldham, left to right, talk about the different dresses available for free through Project Prom 2014 at Fashion Fresh on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. For Project Prom 2014 young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. Naples residents Inez Edmonson and Fashion Fresh owner Jeff Rhea worked together to make the event possible.
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Annisa Setiawan, left, takes her dry cleaning ticket, donated free of cost from Fashion Fresh as part of Project Prom 2014 on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Naples, Fla. For Project Prom 2014, young men and women can browse through hundreds of dresses, and men's formal attire, through Saturday at Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaners, 15275 Collier Blvd. The attire is available for free.


Full gallery »Local golf: Gene Fieger wins Senior PGA Professional National Championship

  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL- APRIL 18: Gene Fieger poses for a photo with the trophy after the award ceremony for The 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club on April 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL- APRIL 18: Gene Fieger poses for a photo with the trophy after the award ceremony for The 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club on April 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL- APRIL 18: Gene Fieger poses for a photo with the trophy after the award ceremony for The 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club on April 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL- APRIL 18: Gene Fieger poses with his Omega timepiece during the award ceremony for The 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club on April 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL- APRIL 18: Gene Fieger chips onto the green on 13 during the Final Round of The 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club on April 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL- APRIL 18: Gene Fieger speaks during the award ceremony for The 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club on April 18, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)


Full gallery »The Alamo shooting range

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A statue of Davy Crockett will welcome customers to the Alamo, a new gun range under construction that's set to open this summer on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. in Naples.
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Construction superintendent Bruno Gomez, left, goes over blueprints with Don Montgomery, as they work inside a new gun range set to open this summer on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on April 15, 2014 in Naples. The Alamo will include a VIP room with couches and a conference room for events.
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Robert Marcum, owner of Lotus Gunworks, poses for a portrait inside his new shooting range, the Alamo, on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. in Naples on April 15, 2014.
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Working behind a statue of Davy Crockett, workers construct an awning for the Alamo, a new gun range set to open this summer on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. in Naples, on April 15, 2014.
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Workers construct a target practice room at the Alamo on April 15, 2014 in Naples. The new shooting range is set to open this summer.
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An upstairs target practice room under construction is pictured at the Alamo, a new shooting range set to open this summer in Naples, on April 15, 2014.


Full gallery »Class 3A State tennis tournament, singles and doubles

  • 04/18/2014 - Altamonte Springs Florida -  Naples High Schools Nikki Kallenberg use a backhand to return a volley during their FHSAA 3A Girls Overall Doubles Semifinal Match. Photo by David C. Evertsen
  • 04/18/2014 - Altamonte Springs Florida - Naples High Schools Letizia Atzeni serves the ball  during their FHSAA 3A Girls Overall Doubles Semifinal Match. Photo by David C. Evertsen
  • 04/18/2014 - Altamonte Springs, Florida - Barron Collier High Schools Allen Sweet returns service during his FHSAA 3A Mens Overall Doubles Championship Match. Photo by David C. Evertsen
  • 04/18/2014 - Altamonte Springs ,Florida - Naples High Schools Nikki Kallenberg receives congratulations from her State Singles match opponent Creekside Highs Maria Ruiz after wining. Nikki won the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 with about an hour interruption for damp courts. David C. Evertsen/Special to the Daily News
  • 04/18/2014 - Altamonte Springs, Florida - Naples High Schools  Nikki Kallenberg returns service during her morning singles match for the FHSAA Class 3A Overall Championship. David C. Evertsen/Special to the Daily News
  • 04/18/2014 - Altamonte Springs, Florida - Barron Collier HS Tennis Team Members  Allen Sweet and Paul Johnson talk to Naples High School Tennis Team Members Nikki Kallenberg, Letizia Atzeni and Miranda Mearsheimer while courts where drying from misting rain early Friday Morning. David C. Evertsen/Special to the Daily News


Full gallery »Boy Scouts dig

  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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

The section of the island is called “Old Marco,” and the name may be more apt than many people realize. Just steps away from the Snook Inn at the north end of Bald Eagle Drive, Gene Erjavec led a group of Boy Scouts on a tour down into Marco Island’s past, excavating their way down through the remains of 10,000 years of human habitation. The area is a hotbed of history. Just around the corner at what is now Vernon Place, the storied Key Marco Cat was unearthed in 1896 by a Smithsonian expedition led by Frank Cushing. The earliest modern settlement of Marco Island took place here, and the spot chosen for the dig once held the home of Ralph Doxee, whose family clam cannery provided a major early economic engine for Marco.



Full gallery »Prep softball: Barron Collier vs. Naples

  • Barron Collier's Morgan Sutherland triples in the third inning against Naples. The Cougars won their third straight district title after defeating the Naples Eagles in the 6A championship game at Barron Collier High on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Katie Davidson stretches out to scoop a ground ball against Naples. The Cougars won their third straight district title after defeating the Eagles in the 6A championship game at Barron Collier High on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Naples circles up during a rain delay against Barron Collier. The Cougars won their third straight district title after defeating the Naples Eagles in the 6A championship game at Barron Collier High on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Katie Hogue doubles in the third inning against Naples. The Cougars won their third straight district title after defeating the Naples Eagles in the 6A championship game at Barron Collier High on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Naples Brokke Ford delivers against Barron Collier. The Cougars won their third straight district title after defeating the Naples Eagles in the 6A championship game at Barron Collier High on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • The Barron Collier Cougars won their third straight district title after defeating the Naples Eagles in the 6A championship game at Barron Collier High on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff


Full gallery »Prep lacrosse: Barron Collier boys, girls vs. Community School

  • Barron Collier defeated Community School of Naples for the District 28 boys lacrosse championship at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier defeated Community School of Naples for the District 28 boys lacrosse championship at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier defeated Community School of Naples for the District 28 boys lacrosse championship at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier defeated Community School of Naples for the District 28 boys lacrosse championship at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier's Ya Ferrucci (17) throws in a goal against Community School of Naples during the District 28 lacrosse championship game at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff
  • Barron Collier and Community School of Naples face off during the District 28 lacrosse championship game at Barron Collier High School on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Scott Butherus/Staff


Full gallery »College basketball: FGCU women's banquet

  • FGCU women's basketball lone senior, Sarah Hansen, smiles with her numerous post-season awards during the women's basketball banquet at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. on April 17, 2014. The Eagles finished their season with an overall 26-8 record.


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  • FGCU women's basketball lone senior, Sarah Hansen listens to head coach, Karl Smesko, during the women's basketball banquet at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. on April 17, 2014. The Eagles finished their season with an overall 26-8 record.


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  • FGCU women's basketball sophomore Steph Haas prepares for a photo during the women's basketball banquet at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. on April 17, 2014. The Eagles finished their season with an overall 26-8 record.


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  • FGCU women's basketball assistant coach Chelsea Lyles talks with guests during the women's basketball banquet at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. on April 17, 2014. The Eagles finished their season with an overall 26-8 record.


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  • FGCU women's basketball team held their banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. on April 17, 2014. The Eagles finished their season with an overall 26-8 record.


KELLI KREBS / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS
  • FGCU women's basketball captian, Jenna Cobb smiles with her Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP award during the women's basketball banquet at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. on April 17, 2014. The Eagles finished their season with an overall 26-8 record.


KELLI KREBS / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS


Full gallery »Prep Track and Field: Class 3A-District 12 Meet

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Scenes from the Class 3A-District 12 meet at Palmetto Ridge High School on Thursday April 17, 2014.
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Lely High School juniors Richard Annorat and Rebecca Senatus try to find some shelter from the rain during the Class 3A-District 12 meet at Palmetto Ridge High School on Thursday April 17, 2014.
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Members of the Barron Collier High School team huddle under a tree for some shelter from the rain during the Class 3A-District 12 meet at Palmetto Ridge High School on Thursday April 17, 2014.
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Kaitlyn Novak, right, of Naples, reaches out to hand off the baton to her teammate Becca Rutila in the 4x800 race during the Class 3A-District 12 meet at Palmetto Ridge High School on Thursday April 17, 2014.
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Barron Collier's Christina Rolquin leads the pack in the 100 meter hurdles during the Class 3A-District 12 meet at Palmetto Ridge High School on Thursday April 17, 2014.
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Scenes from the Class 3A-District 12 meet at Palmetto Ridge High School on Thursday April 17, 2014.


Full gallery »Firefighters put out house fire in Golden Gate

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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate, East and North Naples, work to put out a fire in the 1400 block of 39th street in SW Golden Gate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightening strike. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion.


Full gallery »Class 3A State tennis tournament

  • April 17, 2014 - Orlando, FL 
State Tennis Championships

Barron Collier High player Paul Johnson hits a backhand during his match.

Photo by Preston Mack
  • April 17, 2014 - Orlando, FL 
State Tennis Championships

Barron Collier High player Mikey Raymond

Photo by Preston Mack
  • April 17, 2014 - Orlando, FL 
State Tennis Championships

Naples High player Nikki Kallenberg returns a serve in her 1 doubles match against Ft Myers. 

Photo by Preston Mack
  • April 17, 2014 - Orlando, FL 
State Tennis Championships

Naples High player Nikki Kallenberg  volleys the ball towards Ft Myers High's Thandiwe Kangwa in her 1 doubles match. 

Photo by Preston Mack
  • April 17, 2014 - Orlando, FL 
State Tennis Championships

Naples High player Nikki Kallenberg volleys in her 1 doubles match against Ft Myers. 

Photo by Preston Mack
  • April 17, 2014 - Orlando, FL 
State Tennis Championships

Barron Collier High player Emily Wyman hits a forehand during her match. 
Photo by Preston Mack


Full gallery »In The 239 Dining: Benja opens in North Naples

  • Benja salmon sushi wrapped around cucumber slivers with mayo and a spicy masago cream cheese. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Crispy duck in basil sauce with a subtle peppery flavor is one of the chef's creations at Benja. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Sushi is one of the specialties at Benja Sushi Creations and Thai Cuisine in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Thai coconut soup is a popular starter at Benja. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • The house salad is crisp iceberg lettuce with a generous dollop of ginger dressing at Benja. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Crispy spring rolls with a sweet dipping sauce is part of the bento box dinner at Benja. Photo by Jean Amodea


Full gallery »Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint

  • LOGAN NEWELL/STAFF - Suzanne Merz applies chalk paint to her board during a class taught by Kathleen Pica at Auctions Neapolitan in Naples, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Sloan's Chalk Paint is easy to use, and requires little prep work, but produces finishes that revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors.
  • LOGAN NEWELL/STAFF - A paint brush sits on the space provide for people involved in the class taught by Kathleen Pica at Auctions Neapolitan in Naples, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Sloan's Chalk Paint is easy to use, and requires little prep work, but produces finishes that revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors.
  • LOGAN NEWELL/STAFF - Kathleen Pica of Auctions Neapolitan in Naples explains some simple things about Chalk Paint to her class, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Sloan's Chalk Paint is easy to use, and requires little prep work, but produces finishes that revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors.
  • LOGAN NEWELL/STAFF - An assortment of boards painted with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint sit in the front of Auctions Neapolitan, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Sloan's Chalk Paint is easy to use, and requires little prep work, but produces finishes that revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors.
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ABOVE: Suzanne Merz applies chalk paint to her board during a class taught Wednesday by Kathleen Pica at Auctions Neapolitan in Naples. Sloan’s Chalk Paint is easy to use and requires little prep work, but produces finishes that revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors. TOP: An assortment of boards painted with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint sit in the front of Auctions Neapolitan, Wednesday
  • Cans of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint line the shelves at Auctions Neapolitan on Wednesday.

A new decorative finishing paint, created by Annie Sloan.



Full gallery »In The 239: Balloons over Paradise

  • Scene from the second annual Balloons Over Paradise festival at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Saturday April 20, 2013. The weekend long festival was packed with entertainment and activities for all ages, from bounce houses, rock climbing wall, pony rides and carnival rides for the children, to concerts, a classic car show, and an arts and craft fair for the adults. Over 40 massive, hot air balloons lit the morning sky while they inflated, to later ascend up above like segments of a rainbow floating across Immokalee.   John M. Wissocki / Daily News Correspondent
  • This was truly a magical moment during the second annual Balloons Over Paradise festival at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Saturday April 20, 2013. The weekend long festival was packed with entertainment and activities for all ages, from bounce houses, rock climbing wall, pony rides and carnival rides for the children, to concerts, a classic car show, and an arts and craft fair for the adults. Over 40 massive, hot air balloons lit the morning sky while they inflated, to later ascend up above like segments of a rainbow floating across Immokalee.   John M. Wissocki / Daily News Correspondent
  • Scene from the second annual Balloons Over Paradise festival at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Saturday April 20, 2013. The weekend long festival was packed with entertainment and activities for all ages, from bounce houses, rock climbing wall, pony rides and carnival rides for the children, to concerts, a classic car show, and an arts and craft fair for the adults. Over 40 massive, hot air balloons lit the morning sky while they inflated, to later ascend up above like segments of a rainbow floating across Immokalee.   John M. Wissocki / Daily News Correspondent
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 The inside of a balloon is seen Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Seminole Immokalee Casino in Immokalee, Fla. The annual Balloons over Paradise festival was celebrated with about 20 hot air balloons inflating for Sunday. Unfortunately the morning's unpredictable wind gusts grounded the nylon aircrafts leaving them displayed but tethered.
  • Scene from the second annual Balloons Over Paradise festival at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Saturday April 20, 2013. The weekend long festival was packed with entertainment and activities for all ages, from bounce houses, rock climbing wall, pony rides and carnival rides for the children, to concerts, a classic car show, and an arts and craft fair for the adults. Over 40 massive, hot air balloons lit the morning sky while they inflated, to later ascend up above like segments of a rainbow floating across Immokalee.   John M. Wissocki / Daily News
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 Jordan Martinez, 5, right, points out to the balloons being inflated to his parents Eric Martinez and Rosa Martinez as well as his siblings Eric Jr. and Aniyah, 2, at the Balloons Over Paradise festival at Immokalee Regional Airport on Saturday morning. The festival is running on Saturday and Sunday with over 30 hot air balloons, live music, and other festivities.


Full gallery »Graphics: Homeowner equity on rise in Collier




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