July 1, 2014 RSS feed / News

Mayor on the Hot Seat — Council Hot

Bonita Springs — The controversy over a study of the US 41/Bonita Beach Road intersection has widened to include questions from Bonita city council members over whether Mayor Ben Nelson and Councilman Steve McIntosh have violated the council code of More...

‘Dual Citizenship’ in Store for Some Pelican Landing Residents

Bonita Springs — Bonita Springs lobbyist Carole Green told Bonita city officials in June that State Rep. More...

Grace Classical Academy To Open in September

Bonita Springs — Grace Classical Academy, a non-denominational Christian school grades kindergarten through eighth with a classical education curriculum that includes Latin and Ancient Greek instruction, opens in Bonita Springs September 2014. More...

Mine Denial Sparks Lawsuit

Estero — Phil Douglas, environmental director for the Estero Council of Community Leaders, said this month that a legal challenge to Lee County’s rejection of a mine south of Corkscrew Road could mean the end of the Lee County Comprehensive Plan. More...

MPO Opts for Future Infill, Not Sprawl

Cape Coral — Lee County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization will plan transportation with an eye toward more infill development along existing transportation corridors, more transit and less reliance on the automobile. More...

 

Commentary

FitzGerald: Let’s save money by relocating firehouses, not adding more

Bonita Springs Fire Commissioners recently disclosed that we will have eight or nine fire stations in our City in the not too distant future. More...

Please Remember Our Needy Neighbors

For over three decades the non-profit Bonita Springs Assistance Office has been providing a “hand-up, not a hand out” to our neighbors in time of temporary need. More...

Community

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Spotlight Visits Dracula’s Castle

Spotlight readers Maxine and Terry Saul brought their favorite magazine to Dracula’s Castle in the Transylvania area of Romania. More...

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Spotlight at the Indy 500

Gary Cecil Sr. went to his first Indianapolis 500 in 1966. It’s a family tradition; he has only missed two races in 48 years. More...

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McIntosh Recognized for Service to Education

Bonita’s Steve and Connie McIntosh have long been tireless champions of area programs dedicated to education. Most recently, they developed a leadership program at Estero High School. More...

Council Votes Against Flyover Study, Again

Bonita Springs--–The Bonita Springs City Council voted 5­2 on July 2 to ask that a study of the Bonita Beach Road and U.S. 41 intersection – a study that includes the possibility of a flyover ­ be halted. Again. More...

Consultant Making Book on New Library

Bonita Springs — By September Lee County officials will have a good idea what kind of library the people of Bonita Springs want. More...

New Traffic Light Approved on US 41

Bonita Springs — A long lobbied for traffic light on U.S. 41 is going to become a reality. The traffic light will be at the intersection by the Riverview office complex, located just south of Bonita Bay on US 41. More...

Pioneers Share Tales

Bonita Springs — At the recent Pioneer Reunion, held at the Lions Club off Pennsylvania Avenue, pioneers and their descendants shared stories of growing up in old Bonita. More...

28 Days in Ghana

FGCU — When Naples resident Jami Mercer, a 27 year-old FGCU Environmental Sciences major, joins eleven other handpicked students on a monthlong trip to Ghana to study endangered nesting sea turtles, she knows it will be the learning experience of a l More...

Small Town Politics But No Town—Yet

Estero — Most of the Estero Council of Community Leaders members believe it’s too early to talk about who will or will not run for a seat on a new village council. Most, but not all. More...

Business & Real Estate

Keeping Cool

Bonita Springs — If it’s the hottest day of the year, that’s the day the air conditioner fails. The equipment is often a mystery to homeowners who depend on the expertise of the company they choose for repair, maintenance and sales. More...

Healthy Choices at For Goodness Sake

Bonita Springs — Megan Healey, deli manager at For Goodness Sake in the Sunshine Ace Hardware Plaza on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs recommends shots in the morning — wheat grass shots — as a healthier energy booster than a cu More...

Arts & Entertainment

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples July 4 Friday More...

Beth Sistrunk Chases Beauty with Art

Naples — Step into Beth Sistrunk’s fine art studio on Shirley Street in North Naples and be enveloped by beauty and serenity with art from a palette of soft colors and earth tones. More...

Restaurants

VINE YARD SPOTLIGHT

Wine Made With Passion

The one you like best. I used to believe that was the only answer when people ask: Which wine should I drink? That was before I knew the story of New Zealand winemaker Jules Taylor. More...

RESTAURANT GUIDE

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