World Oceans Day

Ways to take care of Estero’s Waterways and Celebrate their Beauty   By Jacqueline Reynolds   The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day annually on June 8 as a way…

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Beyond the Breadwinner

Local Dads Volunteer with Kids, Community   By D.K. Christi   What images does “Father’s Day” bring to mind? Historical terms like “breadwinner” or “provider” are not quite enough for…

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MODERN MOTHERS

A Celebration of Local Women Doing Great Things   By Cheryl Mandell Mother’s Day has been officially celebrated in America since May 1914. Long before there was a day of…

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Elite DNA Behavioral Health Founder Elizabeth Dosoretz

Shares Her Passion for Mental Wellness     By D.K. Christi What’s in a name? Elizabeth Dosoretz, founder and CEO of Elite DNA Behavioral Health, named her company using the…

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A Lifelong Dream and a Village Grow Together

Estero Dentist Aaron Leishman celebrates 20th Anniversary   By Cheryl Mandell   Twenty years ago, in April 2004, Aaron Leishman, DMD, and his wife, Melica, chose to open their new…

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Students and staff of FGCU's Water School canoe on the Estero River

World Oceans Day

Ways to take care of Estero’s Waterways and Celebrate their Beauty   By Jacqueline Reynolds   The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day annually on June 8 as a way…
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Jason and Jami Pavich with Vince and Natalie Modarelli in North Carolina

Beyond the Breadwinner

Local Dads Volunteer with Kids, Community   By D.K. Christi   What images does “Father’s Day” bring to mind? Historical terms like “breadwinner” or “provider” are not quite enough for…
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Falon Tabares on a reef cleanup two days before Hurricane Ian made landfall

MODERN MOTHERS

A Celebration of Local Women Doing Great Things   By Cheryl Mandell Mother’s Day has been officially celebrated in America since May 1914. Long before there was a day of…
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Elizabeth Dosoretz_ founder of Elite DNA Behavioral Health

Elite DNA Behavioral Health Founder Elizabeth Dosoretz

Shares Her Passion for Mental Wellness     By D.K. Christi What’s in a name? Elizabeth Dosoretz, founder and CEO of Elite DNA Behavioral Health, named her company using the…
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SPONSORED PARTNERS

Beyond the Breadwinner

Jason and Jami Pavich with Vince and Natalie Modarelli in North Carolina
Local Dads Volunteer with Kids, Community   By D.K. Christi   What images does “Father’s Day” bring to mind? Historical terms like “breadwinner” or “provider” are not quite enough for…
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MODERN MOTHERS

Falon Tabares on a reef cleanup two days before Hurricane Ian made landfall
A Celebration of Local Women Doing Great Things   By Cheryl Mandell Mother’s Day has been officially celebrated in America since May 1914. Long before there was a day of…
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Dining

DINING

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Fernandez The Bull Cuban Cafe & Bar

Celebrating Community and Creative Cuban Cuisine   By Cheryl Mandell For nearly 40 years, Fernandez The Bull has been known in Southwest Florida for “traditional Cuban dishes with a twist,”…

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The Real Macaw

A Tropical Oasis and Legacy of Love   By Cheryl Mandell   The Real Macaw is a hidden gem in every sense of the word. Tucked away past Tin City…
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Two Fillets

Steak and Seafood Defying Standards   By Cheryl Mandell   For guests seeking a filet of unsurpassed quality beef or freshly caught fish, there’s one simple destination. Two Fillets restaurant…
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J. Alexanders Brings Contemporary and Classic American Cuisine to SWFL

By Cheryl Mandell   J. Alexander’s restaurant has arrived in north Naples, and judging from the packed house during our visit, locals and seasonal tourists alike are clamoring for a…
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San Matteo Sizzles

Authenticity Meets Modern at New Southern Italian Eatery   By Cheryl Mandell Locals and tourists searching for authentic pasta dishes and sensational brick oven pizza have another reason to visit…
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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

Village Connection-Capital Improvement Projects for the Coming Year

The Village of Estero will put a major emphasis on capital projects in the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2024/2025 budget. Quality of life, beautification, bicycle/pedestrian safety, traffic improvements, park improvements,…

Village Connection-It’s Your City: Village acquires land from Lee County School District

The Village has purchased a vacant 72-acre site on Three Oaks Parkway from the Lee County School District. The property is in the area behind the U.S. Post Office and…

Village Connection-ESTERO’S PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY CONTINUES STRONG GROWTH TREND

Despite COVID and hurricanes, development activity remains strong in the Village of Estero. Building permits issued in the Village from January through December 2023 totaled 5,826 with an estimated construction…

Village Connection-2023: YEAR IN REVIEW

The Village of Estero has much to celebrate as we look back on 2023 achievements:   Low Taxes, Responsible Government Estero maintains the lowest tax rate in the Southwest Florida…
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Finding PASSION in PRESERVATION

What are your passions? Is there anything that really gets you going? Most of us are passionate about something at times in our lives, which is healthy and keeps our…

Happy MOTHER’S Day!

This month we celebrate all mothers (and mother-figures) for the tremendous significance they have to each of us individually, as well as a society. There are very few words, in…

Steadfast Commitment & the Latest Craze

As we continue to celebrate Estero’s 10th anniversary, we must recognize that, compared to many communities around the country, our Village is still young. Our youthfulness is most evident in…

What makes Estero a ‘Village’? It’s all about community!

During Estero’s formative years, the Village’s leaders convened many focus groups to determine the needs and desires of the community. As the Village of Estero celebrates 10 years of incorporation,…