October 1, 2017 RSS feed / Spotlight News

Irma also traveled an inner landscape of pain

“He questioned again … how memories could resume so much energy as if they were waiting in the landscape, waiting to attack.” — Jim Harrison in the novella“The Land of Unlikeness” You think you know your family and their battle scars. More...

Facebook forum connects neighbors during Irma

Chris Griffith gets choked up as she recalls the many peo­ple who were helped through her Facebook forum — The Bonita Springs-Estero Community Forum. More...

 

Arts & Entertainment

CALENDAR

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Artist Spotlight: Janine Wesselmann paints satires with sensitivity and humor

Janine Wesselmann has spent a lifetime observing people and their lives across all social strata and in the more elegant Euro­pean and American capitals. More...

Showtime

Artis–Naples  October 14 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  October 22 The Temptations and The Four Tops  October 28 Naples Philharmonic — Halloween Concert   More...

Angels appear in flooded Bonita

A crowd of 50 volunteers cheered upon the arrival of the first dumpster.  “I’ve never seen people so ex­cited about a dumpster arriving,” said Bonita Springs resident Don Manley. More...

Mercy Chefs & Convoy of Hope work with local volunteers to deliver relief

Osvaldo Rodrigues came to Mercy Chefs for a hot meal and stayed to volunteer. “My heart is with Jesus. After this is over, I’m coming here to speak with the pastor. I’m an electrician and if he needs work done, I can help,” said a grateful Rodrigues. More...

For the Torres family, together was the only way to flee

lt all started in the living room, on television, with the news of a potential category 5 hurricane making landfall in south Florida. More...

A shower and a haircut for Irma victims

Jason Winter was hand­ing out smiles. More...

Business & Real Estate

Business Beat: DeRomo’s in Bonita Springs celebrates three years of serving Italian cuisine

Francis Cuomo, owner and CEO of DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant, said the market never lost power during Irma thanks to a generator. The restaurant reopened on Friday, Sept. More...

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Business Beat: Just before Irma, bakery owner had an Epiphany

Hurricane Irma’s wind and water disasters along the South­west Florida coastline also brought people together in a time of hard­ship, according to Ruth Wardein, owner/baker at Epiphany Gluten Free Bakery in Creekside Corners on Immokalee Road. More...

Community

CORKSCREW SWAMP SIGHTINGS: Hurricanes drive ecosystem change

Hurricane Irma was an un­precedented storm that devastated our communities and will con­tinue to impact the lives of South­west Floridians for years to come. More...

TEE BOX TIPS: After Irma, we also saw the best of human nature

As you read this, I hope and pray that your life is back to a “good-normal” after the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma. Just as calamity can bring out the selfish­ness in some people, it can also shine a spotlight on the best of human nature. More...

CONSERVANCY CONNECTION: Butterflies have evolved to survive severe storms

On any sunny day, visitors to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will see a variety of but­terflies in flight. More...

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