The Florida Council for Community Mental Health presented Sen. Kathleen Passidomo with the 2018 Florida Behavioral Health Care Legislative Leader of the Year Award, at the 2018 Florida Behavioral Health Conference in Orlando. Acknowledging Sen. Passidomo’s impact during the 2018 legislative session, Scott Burgess, president and CEO of David Lawrence Center, presented the award, noting that Senator Passidomo is “a […]
Since my late 20s, I have developed the unfortunate tendency to suffer cramping after long tennis matches. I have been in the emergency room three times with full body cramps. My tennis “look” has drastically changed from my playing days until now, my teaching days. Some of the things that I have found have eased my cramping after long workouts […]
STARability Foundation’s First Family Forum event was held at the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center last month. STARability invited 12 partner organizations to participate and share their offerings, all of which reflect STARability’s focus of shining light on ability, not disability. Attendees gathered information about enriching the lives of residents with developmental challenges and additional needs. The theme of the event […]
B/Bonita Springs E/Estero FM/Fort Myers N/Naples October 3: WEDNESDAY Book Discussion: “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore [2 to 3 p.m.] A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I. Describes how they were misled by their […]
Artis–Naples October 12 Naples Philharmonic – Around Town October 17 The Alex Lopez Xpress October 23 Miami City Ballet October 28 Steve Martin and Martin Short October 30 Naples Philharmonic — Star Wars Live in Concert October 31 All That Jazz with Joe Locke Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall October 5 An Evening with Pete Rose Live October 16 […]
Sometimes the smallest and most overlooked things turn out to be most interesting. Walking along the different nature trails on The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s grounds, a visitor easily can see the mangroves, wild coffee plants, ferns of all sorts, and even some non-native royal palms. While hiking along the cleared paths, one can travel from the lowland banks of […]
Mark Suwyn was named the Citizen of the Year by the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s Annual Celebration Luncheon at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Suwyn is the chair of the Bonita Springs YMCA Advisory Board. The YMCA partnered with the city earlier this year to build eight new pickleball courts at the YMCA. The […]
In the spring of 2016, The Pelican Bay Rotary and Germain BMW donated $46,000 to cover two years of tuition for 18 Collier County students to attend Quest for Success, a college preparatory program that helps high school students prepare for standardized tests, apply to colleges and universities across the country, and apply for financial aid opportunities. Two years later, […]
Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. received a 2017 Safety Award from the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association for its outstanding safety record at the East Water Reclamation Facility. BSU was previously recognized with this award in 2013. From left, Scott Carpenter, Jake Hepokoski and Kenny Farmer.
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 […]
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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. They 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 […]
Research is my favorite word. That’s because it means traveling to great wineries around the world in search of the best wines, the people who make them and their fascinating stories. This summer, I visited the state of Washington’s leading wine-growing region around Walla Walla, the town “so nice they named it twice.” The place is named after the Native […]
Hertz and the Florida Everblades announced a naming-rights agreement, renaming the home of the Florida Everblades to Hertz Arena. The approximately 7,000-seat arena also hosts hundreds of concerts, entertainment and sporting events each year. The agreement entails changes to the interior and exterior of the arena to include the Hertz logo and other branded signage, including a new yellow paint. […]
Hernando and Elsa Hernandez took the Spotlight on a Princess Cruise to Japan and Korea. Here they are at the main gate of the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in Kyoto. The Spotlight loves to travel and is always TSA pre-checked. So please take the Spotlight along on your next adventure. Send your photos to email@example.com.
Marion and Bernie Long took the Spotlight to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Here they are at the Skanderbeg Monument in Skanderbeg Square. The Spotlight loves to travel and is always TSA pre-checked. So please take the Spotlight along on your next adventure. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joanne Stoutenburg, Beverley Roberts, Maryl Balgenorth and Susan Barlow took the Spotlight on a wine-tasting tour along the Rhone River through the Provence region of France. The Spotlight loves to travel, so please take the Spotlight on your next adventure. Send your photos to email@example.com.
Cheryl Engel, Diane Engel and Eileen Engel took the Spotlight on a scenic river cruise through France. Here they are in Saint-Émilion. 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.
The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce named TLC Marketing & Creative Services the Small Business of the Year award winner for 2018. The award ceremony was held August 30 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. “I am so thankful and humbled by this award,” said TLC Marketing & Creative Services President Trish Leonard. “We were up […]
Sales associates with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Park Shore office in Naples recently held a Habitat for Humanity Work Day in Golden Gate Estates. The work day was held in memory of Mike Carr, Jr., former managing broker of Coldwell Banker’s Southwest Florida Commercial Division, who died earlier this year. The group helped a Habitat for Humanity homeownership applicant […]
Traci McKee was sworn in as president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association at its annual meeting in Boca Raton. She is the first female president in more than a decade. McKee’s practice at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., focuses on defending individuals, corporations, insurance companies and governmental entities in professional malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and an array […]
Preferred Travel of Naples recently announced that Olga Placeres, CFO and Agency Manager at Preferred Travel of Naples, is celebrating her 30-year anniversary with the agency. Placeres joined Preferred Travel in 1988 in the accounting department. Now as manager and CFO, she assists the staff and is involved in all aspects of the travel planning business.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business is deepening its connection with agriculture through the creation of a new Center for Agribusiness and a proposed agribusiness minor. The Center for Agribusiness will serve as a resource for the agriculture industry in Southwest Florida. It will track and distribute information regarding the economic impact and sustainability of agriculture. The center […]
David Lawrence Center recently announced that there are new leaders and members of its Young Executives Board of Directors. The Young Executives are a dedicated group of professionals charged with bringing the center’s mission and message to a younger generation through advocacy, awareness, and fundraising. Priscylla Oliva, executive administrative assistant at Barron Collier Companies, will serve as chair. Joseph Stusek, […]
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