Paul Berlinsky: A Millennial Composer with a Classical Mind

By Meg Daradanova When you think of a young, classical composer, maybe Mozart comes to mind, complete with a powdered wig, gold brocade coat and an overbearing father. But contemporary classical music is being created by characters who are much more down-to-earth. Meet Paul Berlinsky: a Miami Dolphins fan, trombonist, tennis aficionado, avid gamer, Florida…

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A Church with Many Purposes: Legacy Church Celebrates 10 Years of Community Involvement

By Meg Daradanova Pastor Nolen Rollins believes that every person has an innate interest — a built-in mission — that needs to be discovered, developed and harnessed for the good of the community, our nation and the world. A recent celebration commemorating the 10th anniversary of Legacy Church drew more than just the typical Sunday…

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Meet ‘Rising Star’ Taylor Bouchard, Teen Founder of Ducklings Travel

By D. K. Christi Estero High School senior Taylor Bouchard had a far out dream when she was 17. One year later, that dream has been realized in Ducklings Travel, a charity Bouchard founded to help defray expenses of young surgery patients who must travel a great distance for specialized medical procedures — children like…

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Mom of the Year: A Tribute to Great Moms of Estero

By Laura J. Cummings “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver A mother’s soothing voice and joyful countenance define our orientation into this complex and often crazy world. A good mother’s presence in one’s youth offers stability, structure and encouragement to grow. We may often hear our mother’s advice…

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BRITISH OPEN PUB: A Gastronomic Bridge over the Atlantic Pond

By Dr. Phill Morgan The landlord and landlady of the British Open Pub, Bernard and Ann Nabbs, have a fascinating story. Although their pub has been going strong in Bonita Springs for the last 18 years, previously the Nabbs were constantly on the move: managing 9 different restaurants and living in 35 different homes! Bernard…

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Paul Berlinsky: A Millennial Composer with a Classical Mind

By Meg Daradanova When you think of a young, classical composer, maybe Mozart comes to mind, complete with a powdered ...
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A Church with Many Purposes: Legacy Church Celebrates 10 Years of Community Involvement

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Meet ‘Rising Star’ Taylor Bouchard, Teen Founder of Ducklings Travel

By D. K. Christi Estero High School senior Taylor Bouchard had a far out dream when she was 17. One year later, that dream has been realized in Ducklings Travel, a charity Bouchard founded to help defray expenses of young ...
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Mom of the Year: A Tribute to Great Moms of Estero

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By Laura J. Cummings “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” - Barbara Kingsolver A mother’s soothing voice and joyful countenance define our orientation into this complex and often crazy world. A good mother’s presence in one’s ...
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LJ’s Corner—Ponders From In and Out of My Mind

Drowning in a Sea of Alphabet Soup FYI, tried and true acronyms and abbreviations have been with us for decades. In fact, the word “tips” is actually an acronym for ‘“To Insure Prompt Service.” But let me just say, folks, ...
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A Lovely Tea to Bring in the Spring

Fresh Ginger & Mint Tea Ingredients Weigh 1 ½ oz. fresh mint on branch, not chopped Weigh 1 3/4 oz. fresh ginger, thinly sliced 1 liquid oz. fresh lemon juice 3 liquid Tbs. of raw, unpasteurized honey 7 cups of ...
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BRITISH OPEN PUB: A Gastronomic Bridge over the Atlantic Pond

By Dr. Phill Morgan The landlord and landlady of the British Open Pub, Bernard and Ann Nabbs, have a fascinating story. Although their pub has ...

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NAPLES COASTAL KITCHEN at Gulf Coast Town Center

By Laura J. Cummings It’s not often a locally owned restaurant is able to open a second location in under one year. That’s how good Naples Coastal Kitchen is. About ...
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AGAVE: A Fine Dining Fiesta!

By Laura J. Cummings Let’s be honest. The best Mexican food usually comes from mom-and-pop shops with authentic taste but average (or below) ambience. Not so with Agave! This rare ...

SUSHI-THAI TOO: A Delicious Asian Duo

By Dr. Phill Morgan To step through the doors of Sushi-Thai Too is to enter the warmth and beauty of Asia and to be able ...

ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY: Relaxed atmosphere & an awe-inspiring aquarium

By Laura J. Cummings Islamorada is Spanish for “purple island,” so named by the earliest explorers of the Florida Keys. But here on the Gulf ...
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Local Nonprofits receive needed funding from West Bay Club Foundation

On Friday, April 5, 2019, the West Bay Community Charitable Foundation (WBCCF) held its annual grant reception. Twenty-six Lee and ...

The Village of Estero’s First Stormwater Master Plan

The Village of Estero’s first Stormwater Master Plan was presented to Village Council on March ...

125th Anniversary of the Koreshan Unity Settling in Estero

Koreshan State Park held a community celebration on Feb. 9 to recognize the 125th anniversary ...
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Public & Private Partnerships Work for Estero

How does the Village of Estero keep its promise of operating as “government lite” while ...
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MAY: Youthful Inspiration, ‘Super’ Moms! and a Legacy…

Nearly every “search” for the month of May returns at least one reference to “the merry, merry month of May.” The original song that some of you may remember as “While Strolling Through the Park One Day” actually dates back to 1884 and was sung by Judy Garland in the movie “Strike Up The Band.” It was also performed by ...

April… The Pause that Refreshes!

As the McDonald’s jingle used to say, “You deserve a break today.” That’s how I sometimes feel after withstanding the rigors of the busy winter season. For many, it was night after night after night involved with one event or another — all doing wonderful things and supporting amazing causes — but we need a “time out.” Hopefully we have ...

Spring is in the Air…But oh, so much more in the month of March!

First things first, Happy 4th Anniversary to the Village of Estero! This new year promises to bring many visible changes to our community. Capital improvements will be taking place from corner to corner to improve transportation throughout Estero. More new businesses are on the horizon, and partnerships have expanded to improve the Estero lifestyle. And now from the “jungles” of ...

‘What the World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love!’

…"It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” How many of you remember this “feel good” song of the mid-’60s, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and first released by Jackie DeShannon? I certainly do! Singing the chorus at the top of our lungs at a Friday night sock-hop! In this month of February, noted for the ...
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