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Bonita & Estero: March/April 2018 Issue

The ocean, the Gulf, rivers and lakes-this is where we long to be, or at least to be near. We'll bring you all things water related, from boating to fishing to seafood. So plan on curling up with our March/April issue and letting thoughts of ocean breezes inspire you.

Read some of our top stories below.

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Local broadcaster Robert Van Winkle staying calm on the NBC2 set during Hurricane Irma Photo courtesy of NBC2

NBC2 Meteorologist Robert Van Winkle Returning to Arizona

Robert Van Winkle stepped into that mix at NBC2 in 2003, then working with the legendary late Jim Reif. Read More » 


Photos from light festivals around the world give examples of what the CFABS event might be like This is a special lighting of a large tree in Sydney It is inspiring Bonita festival planners to try something similar with a downtown landmark banyan tree Photo courtesy of CFABS

CFABS Planning Light Festival for 2018 Holiday Season

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs sponsors three of the area’s largest arts festivals, exhibits of members’/traveling works, concerts of all kinds, film festivals for all ages, and more. Read More » 


Confidence goes sky high when people get the hang of using a jet pack Photo courtesy of SkyHigh JetPacks

Jet Packs, Jet Boards Let You ‘Feel Like a Superhero’

It’s the closest ever to actually flying—all thanks to a jet pack! Read More » 


Photo courtesy of Holiday Water Sports

Watercraft Wonderland: ‘Party bikes of the ocean’ remain popular rental items

While state law prohibits motorized water vehicles from driving within 100 feet of these aquatic wildlife, the wet mammals have no problem coming close to the gathered tourists. Read More » 


The southern part of the Ten Thousands Islands is in Everglades National Park which is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States Photo by Capt Brian Holaway

The Ten Thousand Islands are Still Untamed and Beautiful

The history of the plants, the people and the way of life in the mangrove and shell islands keeps folks going back to a place full of watery solitude like no other in the United States. Read More » 


Photo courtesy of Miromar Development

Booming Bonita: Surge of Rentals Where Condos Used to Be King

Bonita projects include: RaceTrac service center, dental office, hotel, stand-alone car wash, and an affordable single-family home project. Read More »