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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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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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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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…
Read More
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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SPONSORED PARTNERS

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…
Read More

Elite DNA Behavioral Health Founder Elizabeth Dosoretz

Elizabeth Dosoretz_ founder of Elite DNA Behavioral Health
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…
Read More
Dining

DINING

The Real Macaw interior

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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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…
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…
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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

Village Connection-Prep Time: 2024 Hurricane Season in SWFL

It’s that time again to prepare for hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and runs through November 30. Tropical storm activity typically peaks between August and October. We all…

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…

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…
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

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,…

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…