August 1, 2017 RSS feed / Spotlight News

 

Health & Fitness

Healthy Choices: Examining granola, cereal and protein bars

The market is showing that many people are purchasing snack bars for a variety of reasons including convenience, portability and a healthier option for meal replacements or go-betweens. More...

Stay Fit: Ancient sport of fencing has modern following

When most people think of fencing, they probably imagine the Olympics. Athletes compete with their countries’ banners flying behind them, in a modern, electrified sport with lights flashing when points are earned. More...

Tee Box Tips: Top female amateurs compete here in October

An invitation to all golf enthusiasts: The first USGA National Championship to be played in Collier County takes place at the Quail Creek Country Club Oct. 5-12. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artist Spotlight: Suzanne French Luker on breaking the rules

Suzanne French Luker is not afraid of breaking any of the rules. More...

Showtime

Broadway Palm  June 29 – Aug. 12 “Mary Poppins”  Sept. 7 – Oct. 7 “Groovin’”  Center for Performing Arts  Aug. 5 Improv Tonight!   More...

CALENDAR

B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples July 29 Saturday More...

Restaurants

RESTAURANT GUIDE

Buffalo Chips  Al, Chip and JC Greenwood’s Old 41 original for 30 years strong. It’s “where locals go.” Full menu including burgers, fish and steak and spuds. Boars Head premium deli sandwiches. More...

A mural rises in memory of fallen 9/11 first responders

As the unrelenting summer sun beat down on Laurent Dareau, he continued to paint the wall of the Bonita Springs Fire Station 21, off Old 41 Road. More...

Holocaust survivor illustrated her life with needlework

Esther Krinitz was 12 years old in 1939 when the Nazis took over her village of Mniszek, Poland. Three years later, the Jews in her village were deported and sent to death camps.  More...

Business & Real Estate

Business Beat: There’s a “suite” new place in “towne”

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Myers–Estero opened its doors on June 8, warmly welcoming extended stay trav­elers. The four-story Marriott franchise has 114 suites with seven floor plans. More...

Business Beat: The magic of music is seen and heard at Fletcher Music Center

Saturday afternoon organ concerts at Fletcher Music Center in Bonita Springs ring out with music from show tunes to old-time favorites. More...

Business Profile: Kaci Carter, Senior Vice President, Valley National Bank

Modern entrepreneurs can bank at their fingertips, with computers, ATMs, and even smart phones and tablets. The brick- and-mortar store doesn’t seem necessary any longer. More...

Commentary

City Council Update: No whiplash at Bonita City Hall

A little more than a year ago, when we formed the new City Council, my colleagues and I brought with us new priorities and policies, redoubling our efforts to have Bonita Springs reach its full potential as one of America’s great small cities. More...

Community

Koreshan Closeup: A few hours makes a lasting impact

If you have ever enjoyed a memorable time at a Florida state park, you can most likely thank a volunteer. Florida state parks’ heart and soul come from the people who care for the expansive 800,000 acres spread among 174 parks. More...

Corkscrew Swamp Sightings: Corkscrew’s ‘super’ ghost orchid delights visitors

As the sunlight filtered through the cypress leaves above, the delicate white pet­als danced haphazardly in the gentle breeze. More...

Our Best Friends: Taser volunteers her medic alert services

Taser is full of life-saving surprises. The large black and tan German shepherd has warned owner Linda Lloyd’s mother twice that her oxygen supply was not connected. More...

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Spotlight peeks at Pisa

Carol and John Eiden, Maureen and Pete Mullin, and Jim and Sheila West took the Spotlight to Pisa, Italy. More...

Spotlight sees the Three Sisters

Ginny, Olivia and Terry Smith of Naples took the Spotlight for a day trip to the Blue Mountains during their vacation to Australia and New Zealand. The Blue Mountains are a two-hour drive from Sydney and are on the Unesco World Heritage List.  More...

Spotlight visits the Netherlands

Norma and Roger Carrier and Pat and Roger Dolanch took the Spotlight on a cruise through Europe, starting in Antwerp and ending with an extended stay in Amsterdam. More...

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