Bonita Springs – St. Matthew’s House is “guaranteed” to sue the City of Bonita Springs if City Council adopts a proposed law regulating homeless shelters in its current form, said Vann Ellison, chief executive of St. Matthew’s, in an interview with the Spotlight. “There will be multiple parties involved,” said Ellison. “We expect that the (U.S.) [...]
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Bonita Springs – Monday my daughter wants to learn how to the play the piano. Tuesday she wants to know how to read. Wednesday she wants to cook dinner. Thursday she wants to be in gymnastics… she is four and everyday is a new adventure. I love her endless curiosity, but sometimes it leaves me [...]
Bonita Springs – As I walked through our hallway last week, I noticed a strange array of visitors waiting to enter my 4-year-old daughter’s room. Lined up on little chairs sat, Winnie the Pooh, Rosalie the Cow, Tramp, Eeyore, dolls, frogs, teddy bears and several other stuffed friends. As I peeked into the room, my [...]
Need a Homeless Shelter? It’s common practice for real estate owners to develop commercial parcels on speculation, or “spec,” in the hope they can attract businesses. Bonita Commons on US 41 is a good example. It sat nearly empty for a while, but today it’s nearly fully occupied. Now, Bonita Springs has a singular distinction in the annals of economic development, a proposal to develop a homeless [...]
Young YMCA visitors try out the new Cybex treadmills. Most of the equipment is fitted with technology that includes TV monitors and iPod/iPhone integration.
The reopening of the Bonita YMCA on May 26 was, as Hank Hochstetler said in his invocation, “the day many in Bonita have prayed for.” It was also a day that a stalwart group of Bonitians worked very hard for. Led by Dennis Church, the group includes Tom Schreck, Marjorie Rubacky, Don Thomson, Jack Brown, Paul McGrath and Hochstetler. They were members [...]
Bonita Springs — Do you ever have those days when you are meeting absolutely nobody’s expectations, not even your own? When your 4-year-old wakes up and says, “I love Daddy the most and you the last.” It’s your day to bring the snack to school and somebody at your house polished off the snacks you [...]
Bonita Springs — It is a beautiful sunny day at the Bonita Nature Place. I call this place home. It was not always the best location for a gopher tortoise to call home. Many years ago, while out looking for tender green grass sprouts to eat, I happened upon a field and realized that it was also the home to a few horses and dogs. But, I [...]
Bonita Springs — In life, there are magic numbers. For a teenager, it is usually 16 — the license to drive. For working adults it is 65 — the age of retirement. For the Freemasons, it is three, or 3rd degree — the highest level a mason can reach. In childhood, the magic number is [...]