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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COOKIE CRAZE

Estero Becomes Hotbed for Gourmet Cookie Shops   By D.K.Christi   If you have insomnia and crave chocolate chip cookies at midnight, an imaginary triangle line through University Village, Estero…

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You Asked…Estero Answered

Village Council Secures Recreational Land in Response to Demand   By Cheryl Mandell   The Village of Estero is celebrating its 10th year as a Florida municipality, and this milestone…

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Honoring Steadfast Commitment to the Community

Jim Shields Receives Inaugural Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award   By Cheryl Mandell   For nearly 20 years, Jim Shields has been a true community leader, providing…

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‘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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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in 2004

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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Coconut Crave Cookie

COOKIE CRAZE

Estero Becomes Hotbed for Gourmet Cookie Shops   By D.K.Christi   If you have insomnia and crave chocolate chip cookies at midnight, an imaginary triangle line through University Village, Estero…
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Chicken N Pickle outdoor recreation area

You Asked…Estero Answered

Village Council Secures Recreational Land in Response to Demand   By Cheryl Mandell   The Village of Estero is celebrating its 10th year as a Florida municipality, and this milestone…
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Jim Shields instructs elementary students in financial literacy

Honoring Steadfast Commitment to the Community

Jim Shields Receives Inaugural Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award   By Cheryl Mandell   For nearly 20 years, Jim Shields has been a true community leader, providing…
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Honoring Steadfast Commitment to the Community

Jim Shields instructs elementary students in financial literacy
Jim Shields Receives Inaugural Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award   By Cheryl Mandell   For nearly 20 years, Jim Shields has been a true community leader, providing…
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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…
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Dining

DINING

Inside-aquarium view

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 interior

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…
San Matteo Interior

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…
SIMIT interior

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…
Raw Bar dining area at Real Seafood

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…
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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

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…

Village Connection-Help Protect Estero’s Environment with Proper Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning   The Village prides itself on its beautiful landscaping. How we maintain our landscaping is important, and appropriate maintenance can reduce our impact on the environment. Trees can…

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…
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

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,…

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…