Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ brings magic to Hertz Arena

By D.K. Christi The big tops of generations past, with elephants, tigers and horses sharing the spotlight with trapeze artists and the comic relief of clowns, are now mostly a…

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Inspiration from the Young

Two Estero Gymnasts Embody Grit and Grace   By Cheryl Mandell   Focus. Perseverance. Sacrifice. These aren’t often words that come to mind about a typical teenager, but there is…

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Happy ‘Tails’ from Stoneybrook Residents Committed to Service Dogs and Serving Dogs in Need

By Jacqueline Reynolds   Ann Werner always took a liking to training dogs. She was part of an obedience group to train her own dogs in Massachusetts for 20 years…

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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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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ brings magic to Hertz Arena

By D.K. Christi The big tops of generations past, with elephants, tigers and horses sharing the spotlight with trapeze artists and the comic relief of clowns, are now mostly a…
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Inspiration from the Young

Two Estero Gymnasts Embody Grit and Grace   By Cheryl Mandell   Focus. Perseverance. Sacrifice. These aren’t often words that come to mind about a typical teenager, but there is…
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Happy ‘Tails’ from Stoneybrook Residents Committed to Service Dogs and Serving Dogs in Need

By Jacqueline Reynolds   Ann Werner always took a liking to training dogs. She was part of an obedience group to train her own dogs in Massachusetts for 20 years…
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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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Inspiration from the Young

Estero Life Magazine,Gymnastics World
Two Estero Gymnasts Embody Grit and Grace   By Cheryl Mandell   Focus. Perseverance. Sacrifice. These aren’t often words that come to mind about a typical teenager, but there is…
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Happy ‘Tails’ from Stoneybrook Residents Committed to Service Dogs and Serving Dogs in Need

Ann Werner with her first trainee_ Lily
By Jacqueline Reynolds   Ann Werner always took a liking to training dogs. She was part of an obedience group to train her own dogs in Massachusetts for 20 years…
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Dining

DINING

Beer Tastes Better In Estero, at Oak & Stone

Pizza in Estero

The Latest and Greatest in Local Pizza   By Cheryl Mandell For many of us, summertime means a break from the normal – perhaps a trip or maybe a “staycation,”…

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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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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

Village Connection-VILLAGE FINANCE UPDATE

Financial management for local governments has never been more complex. Governments must justify program and service costs, adhere to complex and constantly changing standards, and adapt to increased need for…

Village Connection-Village Partners with School District on Winning Proposition for Recreational Facilities at Estero High

At the March 5, 2024, Lee County School District (LCSD) Board meeting, a lease agreement was approved forging a new Village of Estero and LCSD partnership. The agreement provides the…

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…
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Finding DEDICATION, COMPASSION & IMAGINATION in Estero

Dedication is the quality of being committed to a task or purpose. All of us know many individuals who are dedicated to something — family, job or a myriad of…

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…