September 1, 2014 RSS feed / News

District Task Force to Consider New Bonita Springs High School

In late July, Lee County School District staff presented the school board with data suggesting the district would have insufficient seats for high school students in the South Zone beginning school year 2017-18. More...

Planning a Real Town Center

Estero — The first phase of Estero’s rapid growth brought a string of beautiful gated communities and world class shopping. More...

Esteroans See Village on the Horizon

Estero — A little more than a decade ago, Estero was having an identity crisis — it didn’t know if it wanted to be a city or something else. More...

 

Giving Back

270 Pairs of Shoes, Countless Smiles

Naples — A new pair shoes for the first day of school still makes children smile, especially if it’s their first pair of new shoes. More...

Delivered with Love

Bonita Springs — In August, residents of Worthington delivered multiple cartons of donated school supplies, approximately 13,800 items, to delighted teachers at Bonita Springs Elementary School and new school principal Susan Caputo. More...

Arts & Entertainment

CALENDAR

B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples September 3 Wednesday & 4 Thursday More...

Inspired By Her Florida Surroundings

Naples — Tropical foliage, botanicals and wading birds with feathers appearing soft and touchable fill the walls of Barbara Groenteman’s Fine Art Gallery & Studio in North Naples. More...

Restaurants

VINE YARD SPOTLIGHT

World Cup Riesling

Germany’s World Cup victory got me to thinking about Rheingau, the country’s famed wine making district perched on a plateau above the Bishop Johannisberg monastery. More...

RESTAURANT GUIDE

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MPO Halts Beach Road Flyover Study

Cape Coral — At a late August meeting, the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) took action, by a 10-4 vote, which will result in termination of the $1 million consultant’s contract for the study of the Bonita Bea More...

Old 41 Revitalization: Storm Drains, Roadwork, Bamboo and More

The City of Bonita Springs is about to embark on big downtown construction projects on and around Old 41. The tab is about $15 million. Storm Water and Road Work More...

“Super Ghost” Takes Center Stage at Corkscrew This Summer

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary — The “Super Ghost” of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary broke all ghost orchid records July 5 with 15 open blooms from 20 buds, a unique local celebrity. More...

Going Native at Estero Community Park

Estero – A visitor standing atop the hill at Estero Community Park can now command a splendid view of nearly one hundred new native trees and shrubs planted during a volunteer event in August, the result of community collaboration at its best. More...

Business & Real Estate

Bonita Springs Gaining Momentum, Momentum Brewhouse

Bonita Springs — Transplants from Chicago where they were manufacturing engineers, Brian and Katherine Hahn, have turned a home brew hobby they both enjoy into their own business, Momentum Brewhouse. More...

Commentary

Imagine

Imagine Bonita Beach Road as a beautiful and distinctive gateway to the beach, a signature street defining Bonita Springs. Imagine tree-shaded pathways welcoming bikes and pedestrians, not just a funnel for cars. More...

Why Florida Voters Should Vote “YES” On Amendment #1

On November 4th Florida registered voters will have an opportunity to support one of the most important environmental initiatives in the past 30 years. More...

Community

You're in the Spotlight

Spotlight Visits New Orleans

Tina Wainscott and the Spotlight made their way to the French Quarter while visiting New Orleans for the RT Booklover’s Convention earlier this summer. More...

You're in the Spotlight

Spotlight Tours Italy

Theresa and Bob Lombardo took the Spotlight on a tour of Italy this summer. The Spotlight loves to travel, and can hop on international flights without a passport, so please bring the Spotlight on your next adventure. More...

Retiring At The Top Of His Class

David Short Finishes a Long and Successful Career at Bonita Springs Elementary

David Short and his partner, Cathy Trent, weren’t sure how this day would go. It’s that annual Monday in August when all teachers report back to their classrooms for duty. More...

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