Health & Fitness

HEALTHY CHOICES: Setting trends in the grocery aisle

Pasta has a reputation of being a comfort food. Surpris­ingly to some, a 2015 study reported in The American Jour­nal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who eat refined grains face an increased risk of depression. More...

MEDICAL & HEALTH DIRECTORY

Dental  Family Dentistry of Bonita  Jose R. Venegas, DDS, PA 28315 Tamiami Tr., Ste. 102,Bonita Springs familydentistryofbonita.com 239-949-1655  General & Implant Dentistry at The Landing   More...

STAY FIT: Tai chi yields stronger muscles, calmer mind

It’s Thursday morning, and I am one of 30 people gathered in a large fitness room at Naples Com­munity Hospital Wellness Center. We move slowly in unison, our faces calm and relaxed, our move­ments smooth and precise. We are practicing tai chi. More...

Arts & Entertainment

CALENDAR

All dates, times and prices are subject to change.  B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  September   More...

Artist Spotlight: Popo Flanigan is where she’s supposed to be

Popo Flanigan always want­ed to be a painter. More...

Showtime

Artis–Naples  Sept. 7 – 10, 13 Naples Philharmonic — Chamber Music  Sept. 9 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  Sept. 12 – 15 Naples Philharmonic — Trip to the Phil   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. Featuring Bonita’s Hall of Fame. More...

You're in the Spotlight

Spotlight visits Las Vegas

Justin and Beth Perez, the Balloon Buccaneers, took the Spotlight to Las Vegas to attend the 2017 Bling Bling Jam, an international balloon convention and competition. More...

Spotlight visits Chichen Itza

John Oleary took the Spotlight to Chichen Itza, a world- famous archeological site of Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The Spotlight loves adventures, and crosses borders without a passport. More...

Spotlight attends the PGA Championship

Mason Dozer recently had the up close and personal opportunity to attend the 99th PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., with his grandparents, Jim and Linda Bedell. The Spotlight loves to travel, and loves golf. More...

Neighbor Jane Huling inspires girls with golf

Teaching girls to love golf is Jane Huling’s passion. In 2005, upon retiring from her PGA teaching career in Michi­gan, Huling moved to Florida and began volunteering for the Girls Golf program.  More...

Business & Real Estate

Program sheds light on millennials at work

“Young people today.” Mary LaRocque has heard all the unflattering ways their elders sometimes describe them. It’s enough to think they’re all lazy, impatient, entitled job- hoppers. More...

Business Beat: Bicycles are both business and pleasure for Gustavo Pizarro

Bicycle racing and bicycle re­pair provide Gustavo Pizarro a lifestyle he loves. No stranger to challenges, Pizarro saw the op­portunity to start his own busi­ness when hours were reduced at his regular job. More...

Business Beat: Zoe’s Kitchen begins expansion in Southwest Florida

Zoe’s Kitchen opened recently across from Coconut Point mall, offering Mediterranean cuisine in flavors and aromas from 21 nations. Sauce from Morocco is in the harissa salmon pita. More...

Commentary

City Council Update: Outreach Committee to hold its inaugural meeting

The City of Bonita Springs will hold its first meeting of the newly created Outreach Advi­sory Committee on Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. More...

Community

KORESHAN CLOSEUP: A river runs through it

The Estero River is a beautiful and peaceful waterway that links the village of Estero with the gorgeous Estero Bay. More...

CORKSCREW SWAMP SIGHTINGS: Trail cameras track wildlife at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to a mean­dering boardwalk where visitors come to enjoy a peaceful stroll through old growth cypress and sight quintessential Florida wild­life from American alligators to zebra longwing butterflies. More...

OUR BEST FRIENDS: Carina Noelle brings joy all year

Donna Riccio saw the puppy photo of Noelle, who looked like a little teddy bear, and fell in love. The love affair between the two became mutual after Riccio took her home to become the first pet Riccio and her spouse shared in 27 years of marriage. More...