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    Preparing for the two performances, Marion Nicolay (who plays Edith Galt Wilson), helps Doreen Hertel (playing Julia Gardiner Tyler) with a gown button-up. B. Elaine Michaelis/Special to Sun Times

    First ladies come to life as 'President's Wives' performances return to Marco

    Re-enactors plan 2 shows at historical museum

    • Feb. 5, 2015
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    Antaramian File photo

    Developer Jack Antaramian's vision impacted Marco

    First visited Marco in 1970

    • Feb. 5, 2015
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    Attorney Alan Gabriel from the firm of Weiss-Serota will be assigned as the city's new attorney. Steve Stefanides/Sun Times

    City Council hires new law firm from Fort Lauderdale-Miami

    The Marco Island City Council this week hired the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole Bierman & Popok from the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area to handle the city's business.

    • Feb. 4, 2015
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    Bob Brown File photo

    Council to reconsider $3.55 million vacant lot assessment vote

    The Marco Island City Council voted to reconsider a recent vote to approve a $3.55 million special assessment for vacant lot owners in non-STRP districts.

    • Feb. 4, 2015
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    Sophomore Andrew Fowler passes to an open teammate during Marco Island Academy's win in the opening round of the district tournament Monday night. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Academy beats Ahfachkee in 1st round of district tourney

    Rays host Seacrest Wednesday for championship

    • Feb. 3, 2015
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    Age knows no minimum boundaries at the tasting as Kinley Gladish has a slurp. Next to her is sister Kayden. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Slurp down for scholarships

    Annual Souper Bowl packs out Mackle Park

    • Feb. 2, 2015
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    Jack Antaramian File photo

    Jack Antaramian, developer of The Esplanade, found dead in Naples

    A prominent developer who built exclusive Gulfside Cape Marco and the bayfront Esplanade and helped rebuild Fifth Avenue South and the greater Naples area was found dead Monday afternoon, police said.

    • Feb. 2, 2015
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    Gracie Lopez serves a customer as her supplies begin to thin out after a successful Wednesday morning at the market. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    German chef's creations please the palate and the eye at farmers market

    Most popular: Cinnamon buns go first

    • Feb. 2, 2015
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    Chef Owen's selections this week are for the cool weather. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    WINE TALK: This chilly weather calls for wines with some body

    It is the dead of winter in Southwest Florida – low temperatures reaching in to the 50s, sometimes the 40s. Highs in the mid 70s or less – brrr.

    • Feb. 1, 2015
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    Food high in protein Getty Images/iStockphoto

    DR OZ: The science behind the high-protein craze

    Move over, fat and carbs. Protein's grabbing the spotlight. Half of all consumers want more of this healthy nutrient, and new surveys reveal that one in five is paying extra to get it. Protein-fortified milk, bread, breakfast cereal, cookies, water and even gummy bears are crowding grocery-store shelves.

    • Feb. 1, 2015
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    Council will take up Rose Marina construction project again on Feb. 17

    The city’s growth management department attempted to update the council last week on the progress on the issuance of a temporary-use permit for the Rose Marina construction project, which would bring $15 million in improvements to marina facilities on Bald Eagle Drive.

    • Feb. 1, 2015
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    The cover of Coleman's new book features a spectacular aerial view of the island. Barry Howe/Special to the Sun Times

    Saturday book signing and talk coincide with Marco's 50th anniversary

    Author and local contributors will be on hand at museum auditorium

    • Jan. 29, 2015
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    Captain Victoria Vale brings the ball up court during Marco Island Academy's 41-38 loss to Seacrest in Thursday's district championship game. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Academy girls run out of time in district championship

    When the ride was over, the Marco girls were on the short end of a 41-38 score.

    • Jan. 30, 2015
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    Steve Roberts of Rookies makes a play in the outfield against Crazy Flamingo's. Mike Galatis/Special to the Sun Times

    Speakeasy stifled, but still heads Marco Division

    Speakeasy was handed the team's first defeat of the season by Stonewalls in an extra-inning affair, but remained in first place in the Marco Division. DaVinci's took over first place in the Island Division with a win over Sand Bar, previously in first.

    • Jan. 29, 2015
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    Lisa Meurgue and Joyce McFarland, two businesswomen who beat cancer. Sue Keller/Sun Times

    Breast cancer survivors have message of hope for others

    Lisa Meurgue and Joyce McFarland share special friendship

    • Jan. 28, 2015
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    Crew members enjoy a traditional dress-up in Indonesia. Special to the Sun Times

    Sailors ride Moonbeam around the world

    Since January 2013, islanders Ken and Lil Bardon have been experiencing the adventure of a lifetime.

    • Jan. 29, 2015
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    January Marco Citizens Police Academy graduates, rear, from left, include Andy Singer, Capt. Dave Baer, Chief Al Schettino, Patty Foth, Sabine Scholz, Rich Masterson; front row, Tom Westfall, Bonnie Willames, Candice Speas, Steve Arena, Bob Brown, Tom Kirstein, Dick Adams. Special to the Sun Times

    Civilian police academy graduates 11

    Part of new police chief's community policing initiative

    • Jan. 27, 2015
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    Jumpin' John Minicieli and his wenches, Debi Goodaker and Bonnie Cottage, symbolize the flavor of Pirate Day at the museum. B. Elaine Michaelis/Special to the Sun Times

    Marco museum battens down hatches for annual Pirate Day

    Cool weather and rain threatened, but didn't dampen anything

    • Jan. 27, 2015
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    Not too flashy, but it takes off in a flash. One of the Teslas at Island Automotive's annual open house awaits another test drive. Quentin Roux/Sun Times

    Local automotive shop showcases car extremes at annual open house

    Savoring the Alpha and Omega of motoring history

    • Jan. 26, 2015
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    Goodland's Zach Gober looks for an open man during Lely's loss to Naples. Gober led Lely with 15 points. Scott H. Shook/Sun Times

    Lely hangs with Naples for a half, but loses 66-52

    Trojans' Marco Island backcourt makes strong appearance against Naples

    • Jan. 26, 2015
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    A Smithsonian Institution guide holds the Key Marco Cat for a photo. Officially, the Cat is referred to as Catalog No. A240915, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution. Austin Bell/Special to the Sun Times

    Historical Society seeks to bring Key Marco Cat back from Smithsonian Institution

    $1 million effort underway to pay for artifact visit, local display

    • Jan. 24, 2015
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    Artist's rendering of new YMCA youth development center. File photo

    YMCA raises another $210,000 for youth development center

    The Greater Marco YMCA took another toward its long-time dream to build a $1.45 million youth development center on the Y campus on Sand Hill Street.

    • Jan. 24, 2015
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz File photo

    DR OZ: Five health upgrades for busy people

    If you don't think you have time for exercise, healthy meals or stress-busting techniques, you're not alone. New surveys report that crazy-busy schedules keep around 42 percent of North Americans from exercising, and 21 percent from cooking and relaxing.

    • Jan. 24, 2015
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    A protestor makes the point to motorists driving along Collier Boulevard. Quentin Roux/marcoislandflorida.com

    Anti-abortion protestors turn out on Marco

    It coincided with the anniversary of the famous Roe vs Wade case

    • Jan. 22, 2015
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    Rose Marina as viewed from the air. Photo courtesy Capt. Ron Hagerman/Special to the S

    Rose Marina's $15 million modernization set to start

    Marina also addresses concerns of Anglers Cove Condo Association

    • Jan. 22, 2015
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    Marco Island City Council questions need for new 16K-square-foot community center

    Earlier in the day on Tuesday, the Marco Island City Council met in joint session with the members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to review moving forward on the new Mackle Park Community Center – or at least that was what the committee thought they were there for.

    • Jan. 22, 2015

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