Spotlight Medical Directory

Dental  Bonita Estero Dental Group  Owen F. Feeney, DMD Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, DMD 24940 S. Tamiami Tr., #202, Bonita Springs bonitaesterodental.com 239-948-4886  Family Dentistry of Bonita   More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:42 AM

Lower your score with a few practical tips

“I wish I could play better golf.” Lowering your golf score is a simple numbers game. Here are some suggestions for how to do it.  More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:42 AM

Club Meetings

If your club meets regularly and would like to be included on this page, please email the info to club@swspotlight.com  B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples   More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:43 AM

How to keep the love you found

Valentine’s celebrations give us an opportunity to appreciate the love we have in our lives. However, it takes more than one day a year to make your love grow and prosper. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:43 AM

Spotlight Medical Directory

Dental  Bonita Estero Dental Group  Owen F. Feeney, DMD Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, DMD 24940 S. Tamiami Tr., #202, Bonita Springs bonitaesterodental.com 239-948-4886  Family Dentistry of Bonita   More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Healthy eating is tasty with lentils on the menu

Nutrition experts advise us to include more legumes in our diets. Legumes, such as lentils, can provide a healthy and satisfying meal.  Lentils are a high-fiber food, low in calories and high in nutrition. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Feel the difference to change your motor patterns

Golfers sometimes are reluctant to make refinements in their golf swings. Some feel that their playing may get worse before it gets better. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Audubon’s crested caracara shows its adaptations

Early morning light silhouetted a raptor’s form as it emerged from the scattered cabbage palms. It landed atop a short pine snag, surveying the wet prairie in front of it. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Trade the tweets and dings for sounds of the trail

Will you press “Accept” or “Decline”? With our world being infused with technology and filled with the sounds of tweets, dings and chimes, sometimes we can hardly hear the quiet hum of Mother Nature beckoning us to join her. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Membership is a great value for people and the park

As the former executive director of Volunteer Collier, Sharon Downey knows as much as anyone about volunteering. She is now a director in charge of volunteers for FOLKS, the Friends of Lovers Key State Park.  More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Spotlight Medical Directory

Dental  Bonita Estero Dental Group  Owen F. Feeney, DMD Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, DMD 24940 S. Tamiami Tr., #202, Bonita Springs bonitaesterodental.com 239-948-4886  Elite Dental Spa   More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

Corkscrew-asana: The Yoga of Nature

Being in Corkscrew Swamp Audubon Sanctuary seems to have a profound and somewhat mysterious affect on people. I see it all the time as a boardwalk naturalist. One way of understanding it is to look at the teachings of yoga. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

More accurate putting in two seconds

I researched all the latest scientific studies on Quiet Eye performance improvement first introduced by professor Joan Vickers in 1996. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

A face like Bruno’s just asks for attention

Fans of the movie “Turner & Hooch” have seen the Dogue de Bordeaux, an ancient French mastiff breed that Maisey and Alejandro Sarria brought into their home two years ago as a puppy. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

What are probiotics?

Healthy Choices

The word “probiotic” is derived from the Latin words “pro,” meaning to promote, and “biotic,” meaning life. More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:20 AM

Putting: Golf’s great equalizer

Putting is often referred to as a game within a game. Some believe it’s the only game. For touring professionals putting is crucial. More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:21 AM

Ranger has a line on catching fish at the park

“Any fish you can catch on an expensive charter boat can be caught right here at Lover’s Key,” says experienced tournament fisherman and national parks seasonal interpretive ranger Mark Dahl.  More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:21 AM

Club Meetings

B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:21 AM

Cycling club offers fitness and fellowship

For Don Rupprecht and Michael Muller of the Naples Velo Bicycle Club, riding at 24 miles per hour in a pace line with their fellow club members is one of the best parts of the day. It is inspiring, they both say. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Bounce back from a bad round

Bad rounds happen to everyone, Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus and yes… you. A bad round of golf can leave you disappointed, embarrassed or soul crushingly unloved. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

The ambassador wears feathers

Over the past two years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been redesigning and rebuilding its wildlife rehabilitation area, a part of the Von Arx Wildlife Hospital facilities. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Manage stress to remain healthy and productive

Stress affects us as we juggle many responsibilities. It is part of our lives and is not always bad for us. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Sugar: What’s so bad about it?

Healthy Choices

Sugar has been singled out as one of the worst dietary hazards. Sugar is addictive — a little makes you want more, because of its effect on the reward center of the brain — and consumption has significantly increased through the years. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 07:01 PM

Master the ball-below-feet uneven lie

The uneven lie in which the ball is below the feet of the golfer is one of the most difficult uneven lie situations to play. It takes core strength and flexibility to stay in your posture while making a balanced swing. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 07:01 PM

A naturalist’s perspective on the Corkscrew boardwalk

For many naturalists the day starts very early, often before the sun is up, checking the visitor parking lot for birds that have roosted overnight. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 07:02 PM

Capoeira is about mastering the craft and mastering yourself

James Green has a hard time viewing his class as a fitness class, even laughing when he is called a fitness instructor. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:42 AM

Gray ghosts haunt the Hadad family with joy

Our Best Friends

Two “gray ghosts” are treasured family members in the home of Kim and Lou Hadad. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:43 AM

The bald eagle is not bald, and other facts about the U.S. bird

As a volunteer at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Dalton Discovery Center, I have the opportunity to learn facts about our resident wildlife that I never knew — but thought I did.  More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:43 AM

Peak wine hails from above the valley

Wine lovers know California’s Napa Valley as the place where some of the world’s best wines are made. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:43 AM

Scientists disagree on recommended amount of salt intake

Sodium is a vitally important nutrient required by the body for maintaining levels of fluids and for providing channels for nerve signaling. We cannot live without adequate amounts of it. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

World travels with exotic animals eventually led to Southwest Florida

Neighbor

Baseball, hot dogs and apple pie may be the traditional icons of American life, but if the list were longer and took childhood into consideration, an argument easily could be made for adding Cheerios – and zoos.  More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Goober explains: Reptile or amphibian?

Reptile or Amphibian? This question has been debated by many a visitor to the Bonita Nature Place, so I thought I would attempt an answer. Both have backbones, making them both vertebrates. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Park and beach are Bonnie’s best hangouts

Bonnie L’France, a goldendoodle, is Gloria and Jim France’s newest family member and she joyously greets her owners when they come home. Other favorite times together are spent at the dog park and dog beach in Bonita Springs.  More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:47 PM

Sign up for alerts to see the International Space Station

If you’ve never seen a flyover of the International Space Station, you may be missing quite a thrill. More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:48 PM

Club Meetings

If your club meets regularly and would like to be included on this page, please email the info to club@swspotlight.com B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples More...

Posted 1/25/2017 10:48 PM

Fitness for golf is Par4 for the course

Darin Hovis believes your 18th hole should be as good as your first. He’s convinced that with his training golfers can play better and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.  More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

New technology raises concern about carbon monoxide

As automobiles become more efficient and high-tech, local emergency workers are increasingly concerned about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

Nature’s underwater ‘pencil pusher’

Visitors to the touch tank at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Dalton Discovery Center easily spot the animals that are moving. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

Research shows what makes people happy

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a well known phrase in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration says that the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right given to all humans by our Creator. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 08:47 AM

Chubb Classic takes a stance on health and education

Organizers of the Chubb Classic golf tournament are gearing up for the start of the annual event that has benefited charities for 30 years.  More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:20 AM

Can you cut the cord on cable TV?

It’s not uncommon to see bills of $150-200 from your cable provider for TV and internet services. More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:21 AM

Mad Max is full of charm

Mad Max is a Labrador retriever and German shepherd mix whose unbridled energy as a puppy led his owners to name him Mad Max. Linda and Jerry Stawski found him advertised in the newspaper as one of eight puppies seeking good homes. More...

Posted 12/28/2016 08:21 AM

Spotlight Medical Directory

Dental  Bonita Estero Dental Group  Owen F. Feeney, DMD Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, DMD 24940 S. Tamiami Tr., #202, Bonita Springs bonitaesterodental.com 239-948-4886  Elite Dental Spa   More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Festive acorn squash for the holidays and every day

Acorn squash looks quite similar to large acorns when fully grown, except they are green and heavily ridged around the exterior. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Discover an urban oasis

There is a captivating urban oasis just inside the village of Estero on the corner of Corkscrew Road and U.S. 41. Have you ever entered the gates of this intriguing 195-acre state park? More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

The two faces of Cosette

When Cosette arrived at her training session, the trainer knew she had her hands full. In fact, when Cosette’s owner, Sherry Healy-Clark, returned home after the first lesson, her spouse, Don, asked, “Were you kicked out?”  More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Club Meetings

B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples   More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

Tracing a Champagne to Marie Antoinette

Occasions for savoring the tiny, tasty bubbles of a great Champagne also provide moments to recall the wine’s fascinating history. Take Maison Piper-Heidsieck, one of my favorite Champagne houses. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 11:26 AM

MEDICAL & HEALTH DIRECTORY

Dental Bonita Estero Dental Group Owen F. Feeney, DMD Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, DMD 24940 S. Tamiami Tr., #202, Bonita Springs bonitaesterodental.com 239-948-4886 More...

Posted 11/29/2016 07:01 PM

New park manager is in familiar territory

The new manager of Lovers Key State Park is not only a Florida native, but also spent time as a ranger and manager of parks all over the state. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 07:02 PM