Around Town

Feb. 16, 2018

Move to Bonita Springs and Then Change The Rules?

Bonita Springs Traffic Growth

Dealing With The Ever-Growing Bonita Springs Community

Most local people know that I run a fairly large Facebook group for Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida residents.  More than one time a week there is someone complaining or simply declaring that we need a moratorium on building.  The “I ...

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Jan. 18, 2018

13 Ways to Make Friends in Bonita Springs, Florida

Bonita Springs Friends & Clubs

Tips to Make New Friends in Bonita Spring – Estero

If you’re new to Southwest Florida here are some great ways to make new friends and put down new roots in the Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida area.  Know this – you’re not the only new resident to move ...

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Oct. 6, 2017

A Slice of Life In Bonita Springs When Nobody is Watching

Life In Bonita Springs

Life in Bonita Springs on The Imperial River

Many, many years ago when I was seemingly glued to a camera I took this photo.  I was on the red foot trestle bridge at Riverside Park/Depot Park that connects to Island Park.  This man idled by with his ...

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Aug. 25, 2017

Downing Frye - Southwest Florida Choice Awards

Downing Frye Bonita Springs Florida

Downing Frye Bonita Springs Florida People's Choice

Thank you Southwest Florida for voting Downing Frye Realty for fifteen year in a row.  The Griffith Girls are proud to be members of such an esteemed real estate office. Our home is the Bonita Springs office located at the corner ...

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Aug. 19, 2017

Ten Hacks to Survive Bonita Springs Florida Tourist Season

Bonita Springs Boating

Ten Hacks to Survive Bonita Springs Tourist Season

1. Doctors in Bonita Springs Area - Make as many medical and dental appointment as possible “off season” between May and October. “In season” make them as early as possible as schedules spin out of control as the day progresses.

2. Grocery Stores ...

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Oct. 1, 2016

The Commons Club at The Brooks Splash Pad

Splash Pad Commons Club The Brooks

The Splash Pad at The Commons Club

Did you know that The Commons Club at the Brooks features a splash pad for the littles. The Brooks consist of four communities including Shadowood at The Brooks which has an optional golf equity, Spring Run at The Brooks and Copperleaf at the ...

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Sept. 7, 2016

Mosquito & Zika Virus in Bonita Springs, Florida

Managing Zika in Bonita Springs Florida

Mosquito & Zika Virus in Bonita Springs, Florida

I went to a CERT class in Collier County tonight and the speaker was from the health department talking about ZIKA. It was interesting and I snapped shots of the screen and flyers to share with you all by way of the ...

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Jan. 10, 2016

Coots at EdenBridge Lake Bonita Springs

Coots at Edenbridge

Coot Lakefront Homes at Edenbridge

Aren't they coot? These coots were swimming on the lake that lies between Outback Steakhouse and Carabbas and the community of Edenbridge in Bonita Springs, Florida.   I was driving from The Fresh Market to West Terry Street and saw them. I thought I’d ...

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Jan. 9, 2016

Bonita Springs Tomatoes on Bonita Beach Rd.

Garguilo Tomato Truck

Bonita Springs Tomato Packing Plants?

Most Americans do not get to see the tomato before it gets to the grocery store. They don’t know what a tomato plant looks like or that a tomato is picked green in the commercial  farming process.  A few weeks ago I spoke of ...

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Posted in Around Town
Nov. 15, 2015

Conservation 2020 Guided Walk Series 2016

Conservation 2020 Guided Walk

Conservation 2020 Guided Walk Series 2015-2016

Many years ago, in 1995 to be exact, a group of concerned Southwest Florida residents realized that Lee County had a significantly low percentage of lands preserved to protect the natural Florida habitat. They formed a grass roots effort to preserve portions of Lee ...

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