Tennis/Pickleball Court Renovation Moves Forward

Tennis/Pickleball Court Renovation Moves Forward

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With approval from the Bonita Bay Community Association Board of Directors, the tennis/pickleball facility at Riverwalk Park is in the process of a complete replacement. Since the facility’s inception nearly 30 years ago, the courts have been resurfaced several times; the fencing has been repaired but never replaced.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Demolition of existing court and fence (complete) 
▪ Expand court size to accommodate four pickleball courts and one tennis court
▪ New asphalt court will be finished with Laykold Masters Gel Surface
▪ Installation of new 12′ fence to support e-noise abatement blanket
▪ Court lights will be converted to dark sky compliance standards
▪ Landscape for buffering

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The Unique Art of Rock Stacking

The Unique Art of Rock Stacking

History of Rock Stacking

The fine art of “stacking rocks” has been around for centuries. In fact, this practice has been in existence for so long that archeologists have no method of determining when it first began.

A small stack of meticulously stacked rocks is called a cairn, derived from a Gaelic term meaning “heap of stones.” One useful purpose of a cairn is to guide hikers by marking the trail or a turn in the trail or a mountain top. In North America, evidence shows that early Native American tribes used stacked rocks to mark burial sites or to create a memorial. Continue reading “The Unique Art of Rock Stacking”

Bonita Bay Celebrates Employee Milestones

Bonita Bay Celebrates Employees at Annual CARES (Commitment – Attitude – Resident Focused – Environment – Support) Event

Each fall, the Bonita Bay Community Association honors employees with “service awards” for the length of tenure with the company – and 2019 marked some significant milestones, indeed!

Employees from all departments gather to share in festivities; food, raffle prizes, and to receive recognition for their years of service. Continue reading “Bonita Bay Celebrates Employee Milestones”

Support for Neighboring Bahamians

Support for Neighboring Bahamians

After we experienced first-hand the overwhelming despair of a hurricane, we know exactly the support needed to help those who have been ravaged by a historic storm. Irma was a direct hit on southwest Florida, much like Dorian was in the Bahamas. The difference? The Bahama Islands are in peril – and our closest neighbors need our help.

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Recent devastation to the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian

Join the Bonita Bay Community Association’s effort to offer relief to those in need as we act as a gathering spot for donations for those suffering in the Bahamas.

Bring your donations to Bonita Bay Community Association, 3451 Bonita Bay Blvd., #100, Bonita Springs by Thursday, September 12th.  

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Preserving Nature’s Balancing Act

Preserving Nature’s Balancing Act

Bonita Bay, recognizing the delicate ecological balancing act between flora, fauna and human inhabitants, remains steadfast to preserving the vision of its founder – living in harmony with nature.

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It’s no secret that Bonita Bay’s foundational credo – living in harmony with nature – began from a single vision of creating an environmentally responsible community. That mantra has become the emotional driver of the actions required to maintain that vision. Continue reading “Preserving Nature’s Balancing Act”

Around The Bay – A National Winner!

Last fall, the BBCA social activities department submitted a copy of the Around the Bay newsletter to Association Trends All-Media Contest. (Association Trends  provides support to association executives and industry partners, specializing in data, insight, and training.)

The competition included approximately 300 entries in 23 categories of association communications. To determine winners, the panel of judges weighed creativity, in both overall artistic ability as well as substantive content, along with messaging and total distribution.  Continue reading “Around The Bay – A National Winner!”

The Unmatched Legacy of Late Bonita Bay Resident, Anne Macias

The Unmatched Legacy of Late Bonita Bay Resident, Anne Macias

The Circle of life – perennial energy that flows unceasingly regardless of location. As humans, at our baseline of consciousness, one thing is clear  – our life is a finite event; it possesses a very clear beginning, and without question, a definitive end. What happens “in the middle” is mostly construed of daily choices, habits, a bit of luck and a pinch of happenstance tossed in for good measure.

Legacy is seldom a common theme for the first half of life but tends to become a major consideration once middle-age settles in. More “mature” souls may begin to search the rear-view mirror for clues, posing the question, “What is the essence of my legacy to humankind?” In certain cases, when the ending arrives rapidly and without expectation, legacy is hazy and left mostly unplanned. Continue reading “The Unmatched Legacy of Late Bonita Bay Resident, Anne Macias”