‘I never saw women out on the water.’

Estero’s Captain Hanson Empowers Female Anglers   By Nicole Drake   Captain Debbie Hanson was 5 years old when her grandfather got her hooked on fishing. “I grew up fishing…

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Glinda the Good Witch Graces Bonita Springs

Ginna Claire Mason to perform with Bonita Springs Concert Band   By Cheryl Mandell   It’s not every day you’re lowered onto a Broadway stage in a giant bubble, unless…

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Creating Estero’s Story – Economic Outlook 2024

The future of Estero lies in the decisions of today!     Settlers have been arriving in the Estero area since the 1800s, but this year, Estero enters its 10th year…

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Pedal For A Purpose 2024

Estero Community Invited to Cycle for Cancer Care at January 25th Event!     For many people, the holiday season is a time of giving, and the new year is…

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The Holidays Are Here!

Make memories this season at local events!   By Cheryl Mandell   Santa has arrived in Southwest Florida! If you’re looking to have yourself a merry little Christmas, look no further.…

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Hanson casts her fly line into the canal.

‘I never saw women out on the water.’

Estero’s Captain Hanson Empowers Female Anglers   By Nicole Drake   Captain Debbie Hanson was 5 years old when her grandfather got her hooked on fishing. “I grew up fishing…
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Glinda the Good Witch Graces Bonita Springs

Ginna Claire Mason to perform with Bonita Springs Concert Band   By Cheryl Mandell   It’s not every day you’re lowered onto a Broadway stage in a giant bubble, unless…
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Creating Estero’s Story – Economic Outlook 2024

The future of Estero lies in the decisions of today!     Settlers have been arriving in the Estero area since the 1800s, but this year, Estero enters its 10th year…
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The Goal Diggers

Pedal For A Purpose 2024

Estero Community Invited to Cycle for Cancer Care at January 25th Event!     For many people, the holiday season is a time of giving, and the new year is…
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‘I never saw women out on the water.’

Hanson casts her fly line into the canal.
Estero’s Captain Hanson Empowers Female Anglers   By Nicole Drake   Captain Debbie Hanson was 5 years old when her grandfather got her hooked on fishing. “I grew up fishing…
Read More

Glinda the Good Witch Graces Bonita Springs

Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda in Wicked_ photo by Joan Marcus 1
Ginna Claire Mason to perform with Bonita Springs Concert Band   By Cheryl Mandell   It’s not every day you’re lowered onto a Broadway stage in a giant bubble, unless…
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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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SIMIT Fresh Mediterranean

Homemade From the Heart of the Eastern Mediterranean   By Cheryl Mandell SIMIT Fresh Mediterranean is a beautifully quaint restaurant tucked away in the corner of a small plaza off…
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THE BEST OF ESTERO DINING 2023

As Estero and the surrounding areas continue to grow, so do the dining options. On our culinary adventures through Southwest Florida this year, we have explored a variety of top-tier…
The Cheesecake Factory Estero

You Can Have It All at The Cheesecake Factory

Quality and Quantity Reign Supreme at The Cheesecake Factory   By Cheryl Mandell   There was quite a buzz when locals found out The Cheesecake Factory was coming to town.…
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You’re Famiglia at Limoncello

Spirited service and a taste of Old Southern Italy   By Cheryl Mandell   Stepping into Limoncello is like stepping back in time to the beautiful seaside Italian village of…
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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 -Keep Estero a Great Place to Live

Here’s how you can help the environment: Plant native or Florida-friendly plants – they require less maintenance and less water. Consult the Florida Friendly Plant Guide (https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/) Reduce the amount…

Village Connection – Honor Our Heroes

Village of Estero Veterans Day Celebration is November 11, 2023   The Village of Estero welcomes everyone to attend this year’s Veterans Day celebration at Estero Community Park on November…

Village Connection – Council Invites Citizens to Participate in Annual Budget Process

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN The majority of the Village’s budget, 77 percent, appropriates funding for capital improvements. The Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Plan focuses on quality of life, beautification, bicycle/pedestrian safety, traffic…
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Follow Your Dreams…

Are you following your dreams? What a great question. Many people just end up doing whatever comes their way, but some actually have a dream and then do what it…

Happy New Year, Estero!

A fresh, new beginning! That’s what the New Year represents. I love the process of starting over. A chance to maybe take a different approach. I also enjoy changing out…

Happy Holidays, ESTERO!

Whew! Mark me safe from hurricane season!! We can all certainly be thankful for this. And yet, it was still one of the hottest and driest “rainy” seasons of memory.…

Celebrating Our Community’s Many Successes

WOW! We have been enjoying the cooler, drier temperatures for a while now. And more of our seasonal friends continue to return from up north. As we head toward the…