Koreshan Art Hall is a place of harmony

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The sound of music can be uplifting, invigorating, relaxing and just plain enjoyable. More...

Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

You must love yourself to be able to love others

Many spiritual traditions recognize loving yourself as a primary obligation and great commandment. Yet loving yourself is perhaps one of the most challenging things for so many of us to do.  More...

Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

Snakes in residence are both beautiful and dangerous

Entering the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Dalton Discovery Center, guests generally begin their tour by walking to the right, entering the upland habitat and working their way past the exhibits until they end up by the large patch reef ta More...

Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

Towel drill helps correct fat and thin iron shots

If you catch most of your iron shots fat or thin your club is bottoming out before impact. Also, you’re probably hanging back on your right foot in an attempt to scoop the ball into the air.   More...

Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

Huskies are woman’s friends and running partners

Bonita Springs Dog Beach and dog park are favorite places for Ava and Brody, Siberian huskies whose bright blue eyes and white coats attract attention.  More...

Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

Prepare your smartphone for a trip abroad

Heading to Europe this spring? A cruise? It is natural to take your favorite tech gadget, your smartphone, with you on an international trip because these devices have become part of our everyday lives. More...

Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

Brady is a walking partner and companion

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Barbara Weiss was recovering from knee surgery a dozen years ago when her son called to say he bought her a dog. More...

Posted 1/17/2018 04:06 PM

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Posted 1/17/2018 04:06 PM

Gus is a homebody who protects his family

Gus is a white, fluffy Coton de Tulear, a homebody whose bark warns away strangers and lets his family know someone is coming near. More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:04 AM

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Posted 12/27/2017 03:04 AM

Bellied wedge from high grass can save your score

Unfortunately as we all know the golf gods don’t always smile upon us. Sometimes you hit a good shot into a green, and the ball releases and finishes up against the higher grass surrounding the green.   More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:04 AM

Buildings get a facelift at 100 years of age

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Koreshan State Historic Site has undergone quite a facelift over the past 12 months. The improvements throughout several areas of the Historic Settlement include structures that are well over 100 years old. More...

Posted 12/13/2017 08:32 PM

Vineyards mostly unscathed in wine country fires

Vineyard SPOTLIGHT

The smoke has cleared from California’s wine country, but the toll this year’s wildfires will take on the area’s $1 billion wine crop is still being tallied. More...

Posted 12/13/2017 08:32 PM

Dalmatians have a place in the firetruck and in the heart

For Frank Sullivan it takes only one Dalmatian to bring back his memories of firehouses and all the beautiful Dalmatians he had as mascots before he retired after 25 years of service. More...

Posted 11/29/2017 03:35 AM

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Posted 11/29/2017 03:35 AM

How to return the weak serve

We all hate to play the opponent who puts nothing on the groundstroke or serve. It is a struggle to not want to break your racquet or just quit in frustration. Why does this happen?  More...

Posted 11/29/2017 03:35 AM

Hurricane Irma can be a path to personal growth

It is still hard to comprehend the devastating impact that Hurricane Irma has had on so many lives. The most obvious is the destruction of our properties. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Gumbo limbo, anyone?

DiscoverLovers KEY

When I excitedly told a group of friends that I had encountered plenty of gumbo limbo at Lovers Key State Park, one woman piped up with a question. She mentioned that she loves plenty of seafood in her gumbo — is that how they make it at Lovers Key? More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Follow the numbers to a terrific topspin

Growing up we always heard our tennis coaches say “use a Continental grip and keep your wrist firm at impact.” It seems these days that no coach is teaching that. Most coaches are teaching either a Semi-Western or Western grip. What has happened? More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Social media – magic or madness?

Whether you use social media apps like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram or if you scoff at the all-consuming use, one thing is for certain. It is not going away anytime soon. More...

Posted 10/25/2017 01:20 AM

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Posted 10/25/2017 01:20 AM

Hurricanes drive ecosystem change

 Hurricanes are natural Hurricane Irma was an unprecedented weather events in Florida storm that devastated part More...

Posted 10/4/2017 03:23 PM

Butterflies have evolved to survive severe storms

On any sunny day, visitors to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will see a variety of butterflies in flight. More...

Posted 10/4/2017 03:23 PM

A river runs through it

The Estero River is a beautiful and peaceful waterway that links the village of Estero with the gorgeous Estero Bay. More...

Posted 8/30/2017 12:33 AM

Find, or be, a superhero

Who is your hero?  We all look in life for role models and people who can inspire us, who we can look up to and model our lives after.  More...

Posted 8/30/2017 12:34 AM

Secret to chipping is all in the thenar

It’s a truism… those who love to chip, love the game. This article is for all golfers who have messed up a chip shot. Try this method for the rhythm-right chip.  More...

Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

When difficulty came along, so did a little Scottie

Jusca DeMar weighs about 20 pounds, is coal black and mirrors the purebred traits described by the American Kennel Club for Scottish terriers. More...

Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

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Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

Regarding the serve: Keep opponents guessing

There are three things you need to be able to vary to be an effective server: speed, spin and location.  More...

Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

Corkscrew celebrates local birder’s record-setting Big Year

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Many days in 2017, as the sun rose and the rest of the world slowly unwrapped itself from the warm arms of sleep, Yve Morrell of Naples was already on the hunt. More...

Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

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Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

Park drops ‘historic’ name, but not its rich history

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To many people, Koreshan State Historic Site sounds like an intriguing place to visit and explore. More...

Posted 1/17/2018 04:06 PM

How the Chokoloskee chicken got its name

Conservancy CONNECTION

Entering The Conservancy of Southwest Florida grounds, it is not unusual to see small groups of white, medium-size, stilt-legged birds walking along the sides of the road, heads pointed downward, feverishly poking their long, curved reddish-orange be More...

Posted 1/17/2018 04:06 PM

In life there are lessons and joys

Mind & SOUL

As we welcome the new year, it is important to reflect on the past. More...

Posted 1/17/2018 04:06 PM

School’s program is a model for digital safety

I’ve covered many features of the iPhone in this column, including ways to get the most out of your device, but in this column I’m taking a different approach: Safety among school-age kids regarding issues such as cyberbullying, over-shar More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:04 AM

Know your tennis DNA

The three things that separate all levels of tennis players are fitness, footwork and shot selection. I want to elaborate on shot selection.  More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:04 AM

Highland Woods Taking Care to see that ‘community’ includes employees

Highland Woods Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs is proud of being a generous and caring community — and Hurricane Irma gave residents another reason for that.  More...

Posted 12/13/2017 08:32 PM

Emotional support dog is Bundles of joy

Our Best FRIENDS

Bundles has spent the past 15 years as a bundle of joy for her owner, Lisa Kelble, who spends seven months in Bonita Springs but also leads a hectic life in Milan, Ohio. More...

Posted 12/13/2017 08:32 PM

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Posted 12/13/2017 08:32 PM

Video doorbell offers security and convenience

Your front door is where you transition from the safety of your home to the outside world. Many comers are welcome, like friends, neighbors, delivery services and contractors, yet some are not. More...

Posted 11/29/2017 03:35 AM

Supersize your tee shots

If there is one thing every golfer wants, it’s more power. Even the players on tour want to hit longer drives. More...

Posted 11/29/2017 03:35 AM

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Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

An old-fashioned start to the holiday season

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Kick off your holiday season off with the fun Florida winter wonderland of an old-fashioned holiday bazaar. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Florida is home to two turkey subspecies

Corkscrew SIGHTINGS

As the sun broke on the horizon, a thick-bodied bird drifted down from the trees overhead. Six more birds followed. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Father and daughter comfort and entertain

Margot and Bill Hill’s white Jack Russell terriers, Bing and his daughter, Cammy – short for Camellia – had their own “go pack” and were well-prepared to weather hurricane Irma, which occurred right after they rode back to Pelican Bay following a nor More...

Posted 10/25/2017 01:19 AM

When the otters pop up, it’s showtime

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Shotwell Wavering Family Filter Marsh has become home to many animals. More...

Posted 10/25/2017 01:20 AM

Exploring the greens on the Emerald Isle

In August a group from Shadow Wood Country Club explored the Emerald Isle, visiting world class links, natural wonders and historic landmarks.  More...

Posted 10/25/2017 01:20 AM

After Irma, we also saw the best of human nature

As you read this, I hope and pray that your life is back to a “good-normal” after the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma. Just as calamity can bring out the selfishness in some people, it can also shine a spotlight on the best of human nature. More...

Posted 10/4/2017 03:23 PM

Carina Noelle brings joy all year

 Donna Riccio saw the puppy photo of Noelle, who looked like a little teddy bear, and fell in love. More...

Posted 8/30/2017 12:33 AM

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Posted 8/30/2017 12:34 AM