Community Builders Say ‘Family’ is the Heart of it All

J. Pavich Real Estate Realty World Celebrates 25th Anniversary   By Cheryl Mandell   Life was good in the small Chicago suburb of Calumet City in the 1980s, with friends…

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Generations Mingle to Make Music

By D. K. Christi   Musical magic happens when young talent meets seasoned musicians, combining their shared enthusiasm for large group performance. Both the Bonita Springs Concert Band (BSCB) and…

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Economic Outlook: 2023

Brace for change as Estero development explodes   By Laura J. Cummings, Cheryl Mandell and Hunter Dail   As Estero’s development office worked nonstop to expedite permits related to storm…

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Home Sales Stay Hot (If You Can Afford the Insurance)

By Cheryl Mandell   Conventional wisdom might predict home-seekers would shy away from Southwest Florida after seeing the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Ian. Not so, say local realtors.  Continued low…

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Will Our Waters Recover? Hurricane Ian Impacts Tourism

By Hunter Dail    The physical and emotional toll mounted for Jake Voth as he and his crew from ISC Materials cleaned the sand along Southwest Florida’s beaches, removing pieces…

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Pavich Family with Wives

Community Builders Say ‘Family’ is the Heart of it All

J. Pavich Real Estate Realty World Celebrates 25th Anniversary   By Cheryl Mandell   Life was good in the small Chicago suburb of Calumet City in the 1980s, with friends…
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Bonita Springs Concert Band

Generations Mingle to Make Music

By D. K. Christi   Musical magic happens when young talent meets seasoned musicians, combining their shared enthusiasm for large group performance. Both the Bonita Springs Concert Band (BSCB) and…
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Verdana Village

Economic Outlook: 2023

Brace for change as Estero development explodes   By Laura J. Cummings, Cheryl Mandell and Hunter Dail   As Estero’s development office worked nonstop to expedite permits related to storm…
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Estero Real Estate

Home Sales Stay Hot (If You Can Afford the Insurance)

By Cheryl Mandell   Conventional wisdom might predict home-seekers would shy away from Southwest Florida after seeing the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Ian. Not so, say local realtors.  Continued low…
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Community Builders Say ‘Family’ is the Heart of it All

Pavich Family with Wives
J. Pavich Real Estate Realty World Celebrates 25th Anniversary   By Cheryl Mandell   Life was good in the small Chicago suburb of Calumet City in the 1980s, with friends…
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Generations Mingle to Make Music

Bonita Springs Concert Band
By D. K. Christi   Musical magic happens when young talent meets seasoned musicians, combining their shared enthusiasm for large group performance. Both the Bonita Springs Concert Band (BSCB) and…
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Dining

DINING

Prime House bar

Service and Steaks are Primo at Prime House

By Cheryl Mandell Photos by Autumn Gates   Heading toward the gulf on Bonita Beach Road, there’s a plaza on the north side of the road among the shuttered buildings,…

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Aqua private dining room

Join the Party Under the Sea at Aqua

By Cheryl Mandell Photos by Autumn Gates   The blue lights surrounding the exterior of Aqua beckon from the road. Outside and inside, the blue ambiance gives off a cool,…

Best of Estero and SWFL Dining 2022

The food scene in Southwest Florida got more diverse—and delicious—over the last year! During our dining adventures of 2022, we uncovered some truly outstanding dishes…and we’re calling out Our Favorites!…
Mare Terra Interior

Mare Terra: An Artistic Culinary Journey

By Cheryl Mandell Photos by Autumn Gates   The feast for your senses begins upon entering Mare Terra. Bold, beautiful abstract art by Mexican artist Gabriella Ramirez Vazquez adorns virtually…
El Nido Interior

El Nido Modern Mexican: A Nest of Latin Flavors

By Autumn Gates   Vibrant skeleton art, playful neon signs, and the fragrant aromas of an array of Latin cuisine – one step inside tells you this is not your…
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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

COMING SOON: Estero Development Update

Village of Estero
As you drive around, you may notice new projects springing up throughout the Village. 2022 was an active year for development activity. One of the Village’s largest new projects is…
Village of Estero

Village Connection – Recovering from Hurricane Ian

Many resources are available to assist residents with hurricane recovery. Find the most up-to-date information at www.leegov.com/storm.   ONE-STOP DISASTER RECOVERY Lee County has opened a Multi-Agency Resource Center to provide…
Village of Estero

Village Connection – Honor Our Heroes

Village of Estero Veterans Day Event is Nov. 12   The Village of Estero welcomes all citizens to attend this year’s Veterans Day event at the Estero Recreation Center in…
Village of Estero

Village Connection – Get Involved With the Budget Process

Get Involved With the Budget Process!   Capital Improvement Plan The majority of the Village’s budget, 78 percent, appropriates funding for capital improvements. The Fiscal Year 2022/2023 Plan includes roadway…
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

The Generational ‘Secret’ to Success!

I’d like to offer my personal congratulations to Joe Pavich, Sr., his wife Joni and their sons, Joe Jr. and Jason, on reaching the milestone of 25 years in the…

Happy New Year 2023!

Whew! Please mark me ‘safe’ in arriving into the new year, 2023!!  I am so ready to turn the calendar page over to a new year. I love new beginnings…

Celebrating the Best of Estero!

What tops your ‘Best of’ list? I am sure each of us could think of many ‘Best of’ moments, experiences or items worthy of sharing. This month, we share some…

True Passion & Grit

It is nearly everyone’s desire that, at some point in their lives, they discover the kind of true passion about something that converts ‘just a job’ into something they love…