Bonita Springs – Five acres of cabbage palms and native vegetation provide an inviting environment for southwest Florida’s pets. Owners Deborah and George Braendle and their daughter Lisa Bromley say their Bonita Boarding Kennel and Pet Camp is “Where our family takes care of yours.” The full service Bonita Springs dog retreat at 11860 [...]
D. K. Christi lived and worked in Europe, Asia the Caribbean & the U.S. as an editor, author and lecturer.
She writes stories and novels that capture the multi-cultural elements and the beauty, fear and excitement of unique experiences.
Three years of blue water sailing in the Caribbean add spice. Ghost Orchid, her recent novel made the “Super Ghost” of Corkscrew Swamp famous. She is a freelance writer and available to speak at organizations.
Bonita Springs – Chris Griffith, a Bonita Springs Noon Rotary member, didn’t know what to expect when she walked into Zachary Schroeder’s fifth grade class for the first Junior Achievement session. Griffith was armed with the prepared Junior Achievement (JA) curriculum and her own business experience. Before she left, Bonita Springs Elementary School (BSE) fifth [...]
Bonita Springs – Southwest Florida often benefits from the knowledge and experience of its northern neighbors. New residents bring expertise with them. Judy and Bill Rummler, 16–year residents of Bonita Bay, have found a way to use their expertise to help others. In 2011 they established the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation (Foundation) as a non-profit [...]
Doug and Carla Webb’s children were grown and the grandchildren were in school. The house was quiet for Doug when he retired. Their lives changed when Carla saw Pepper and fell in love. The little Shih Tzu puppy stole both their hearts. A year later, Carla found a buddy for Pepper, another Shih Tzu puppy. [...]
Bonita Springs – Picture cartoons on drop ceiling tiles in pediatric hospital wards, monograms on bathroom tiles and custom designed wallpaper provide a taste of the ever-changing print industry. Monarch Marketing Services is keeping up with the times. New York in 1978 was a far different business climate for the printing business than today. Bonita [...]
North Naples – The Bay House Restaurant, a hidden jewel tucked away in the mangroves on the Cocohatchee River offers North Naples and Bonita Springs first class dining in two venues. Fine dining with reservations is available at The Bay House. Within The Bay House and unique to the new owners, Peter Tierney and Dr. [...]
Bonita Springs – The Bonita Springs Assistance Office, at 25300 Bernwood Drive, opened a new chapter in their services book recently. New partners are joining their team. Habitat for Humanity, Dr. Piper Center, Volunteer Nurses Association and Early Steps are a few of the new partners. Dr. Piper Center offers seniors companionship and transportation. Early [...]
Bonita Springs – Sugar and Spice were crowded in the front seat of Beverly Jackson’s car on the non-stop trip from Ashville, North Carolina to southwest Florida three years ago. The backseat was already occupied by Henry, the twenty–pound tabby cat in his own cage tucked in the fully packed car. Henry already declared he [...]
Bonita Springs – It’s gonna get dirty. There are sure to be face plants and wipe outs at the Gruesome Twosome, the YMCA Mud Event scheduled for April 20. Community interest is running high. When the Spotlight went to press there were 30 teams signed up. Teams can register up until race day with check–in [...]
Bonita Springs – Maria Herrera, Immigration Specialist at the Bonita Springs Amigos Center, a Lutheran social services outreach program, helped Flores Munoz prepare immigration documents. “This is my mission in life,” said Herrera, “even though I am not Lutheran.” Munoz has a work visa but needed additional paperwork to include her children for her income [...]