Renew Financial recently donated $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The donation, presented by Renew Financial Founder Cisco DeVries and Regional Director of Government Affairs Natalie Schneider, will support Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Recovery Program, the longterm solution to address damage caused by natural disasters in Lee and Hendry Counties. From left, Renew Financial founder Cisco […]
One reason why greenside bunker shots can be so challenging is the different consistency and firmness of the sand. With summer rains we find ourselves playing from firm sand more often. The first thing to notice when you look at the sand is the color. Is it light or dark? A darker color indicates firmer sand. When you enter the […]
FineMark National Bank and Trust in Estero recently was recognized as a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite. FineMark implemented well-being initiatives to achieve this designation, including hosting potluck and walking moais, and groups of staff got together on a regular basis to encourage healthy eating and natural movement. FineMark also encouraged micro-breaks for the staff to stretch or move each […]
B/Bonita Springs E/Estero FM/Fort Myers N/Naples September 4 TUESDAY It’s Abstract! [5:30 to 8:30 p.m.] Brenda Belfield will share techniques and hints with participants on how to create their visions on canvas. Paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, wine, and food are provided. Registration is recommended. Where: Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. Cost: $55 per person. For more information […]
Artis-Naples September 6 to 8, & 10 to 12 Naples Philharmonic Chamber Music September 8 Naples Philharmonic Magic Carpet September 13 The Freecoasters September 22 So Much Drama – Gulfshore Playhouse September 30 FGCU Wind Orchestra Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall September 15 Legends of Wrestling Broadway Palm August 30 – September 29 Let’s Go to The Movies September […]
B/Bonita Springs E/Estero FM/Fort Myers N/Naples Alligator Amblers Chapter of Florida Trail Association Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.- except for July and August. Where: Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 N. U.S. 41. For more information and to see a list current activities visit amblers.floridatrail.org./N Amateur Radio Association of SWFL Meet with local HAMS […]
The Spotlight joined readers from the Preserve at Corkscrew on several outings this year. They took the Spotlight bowling at HeadPinz, to an Everblades game at Germain Arena and a sunset cruise with Captain Ed’s Charters. Here they are with Spotlight at Hammond Stadium.
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Facial plastic surgeons Dr. Stephen Prendiville and Dr. James L. Newlon teamed up with Assuage Luxury Spa to raise money to support Captains For Clean Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and protecting South Florida’s water resources. Each physician donated 10 percent of his income from injectables and filler sales to the non-profit for the month of August. […]
Robin Brechbuhler Buta took the Spotlight to St Petersburg, Russia. The Spotlight loves to travel, so please take the Spotlight on your next adventure. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest Chapter recently presented scholarships totaling $6,000 to six local students at Miromar Design Center in Estero. The scholarships are funded through local member donations and dues. “We have a very vibrant and thriving building and architecture industry in Southwest Florida and we want to help our local students and let them know that […]
A Table Apart With global experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chefs are excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and exceptional staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That’s why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers. Our beliefs […]
Susan Berg, a member of the Pilot Club of Naples, took the Spotlight to the Pilot International Convention this summer at the Gaylord Resort in Nashville, Tenn. She stopped by the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg to share Spotlight with Jack Daniel himself. The Spotlight loves to travel, so please take the Spotlight on your next adventure. Send your photos […]
I always spend my summer holiday in Japan – my second home and where I lived for more than half of my life – revisiting my youth and checking out wine shops in and around Tokyo. I peruse stores from big to tiny looking for small producers with interesting labels, reviews from prestigious critics with rating and awards. This time […]
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Collier County Commissioners selected PANIRA Healthcare Clinic, Inc. as the Business of the Month for July. Each month, the award is presented to an organization that has enhanced the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in creating a better quality of life for […]
Jewel and Joe Faerber took the Spotlight on a river cruise to Eastern Europe. Here they are in Ruse, Bulgaria. The Spotlight travels internationally without a passport, and rarely gets seasick, so please take the Spotlight on your next adventure. Send your photos to email@example.com.
The Spotlight celebrated special birthdays with its readers this year in Paris on Bastille Day. From left, Arlette Dannenhauer, with daughter Danette Watson, and granddaughters Taylor Goins and Ellie Watson. While in Europe, Dannenhauer took her daughter and granddaughters on a day trip to Belgium, where she was born and lived until she was 12 years old. The Spotlight loves […]
Susan and Ken Schwinn took the Spotlight to the reclining Buddha on a hilltop in Tigyaing, Myanmar. The Spotlight joined the Schwinns on a southbound river cruise on the Irrawaddy River. The Spotlight travels internationally without a passport, and rarely gets seasick, so please take the Spotlight on your next adventure. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A crowd of 350 people jammed the Broadway Palm for Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Night and plunked down cash, checks and credit cards to support SalusCare, the region’s largest provider of behavioral healthcare. A total of $122,317 was raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations and a silent auction organized by #KindLee, a project of the Lee County Bar […]
Donna Overly and Gene Collins recently took the Spotlight along on their Arctic expedition to Svalbard, Norway. Located well above the Arctic Circle, this group of islands provided exciting wildlife experiences. The Spotlight loves to travel, so please take the Spotlight on your next adventure. Send your photos to email@example.com.
The first building at Genova on Via Coconut Point Road in Estero has been completed and owners are moving in. It’s the first building to open in the new Estero Village Center. When completed, this new gated, resort-lifestyle community will feature 205 luxury condos in six Mediterranean, four-story courtyard atrium buildings overlooking a lake. Genova is the latest community by […]
Eleven years after founding Straight from New York Bagels in Naples, New York natives Kurt and Doris Sexton celebrated the grand opening of the new Bonita Springs shop in July and cut the ribbon with the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce. Straight from New York Bagels features kettle- boiled bagels, pastries and deli sandwiches. Straight from New York Bagels is […]
Flightdocs, the leading provider of cloud-based aircraft maintenance tracking, compliance and inventory management services, celebrated the grand opening of its new technology center in Bonita Springs during a Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting and reception. Flightdocs has approximately doubled in employee size to 65 since 2009 and is expected to triple in revenue over the next two years. […]
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples has welcomed John Shaw as the new exhibits manager. He comes to Naples from the Center of Science & Industry in Columbus, Ohio, where he held the position of Director of Experience Production. In that role he led project management and development of new permanent and temporary exhibits, events, renovations, and visitor- facing infrastructure […]
Audrey Vance, city attorney for the city of Bonita Springs, was named Municipal Attorney of the Year as she received the Paul S. Buchman Award at the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association’s 2018 seminar. Named in honor of Paul Buchman, who served Plant City as its city attorney for 42 years, the award recognizes Smallwood’s significant contributions to the practice of […]
William “Shorty” Sander, a field supervisor with Conditioned Air, is celebrating his 50th anniversary with the firm. When Sander started his career in the service department on July 24, 1968, he was one of only a dozen employees. Today, Conditioned Air is the area’s largest air- conditioning contracting and service firm with nearly 350 employees throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota […]