Students and staff of FGCU's Water School canoe on the Estero River

World Oceans Day

June 2, 2024

Ways to take care of Estero’s Waterways and Celebrate their Beauty   By Jacqueline Reynolds   The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day annually on…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in 2004

A Lifelong Dream and a Village Grow Together

April 7, 2024

Estero Dentist Aaron Leishman celebrates 20th Anniversary   By Cheryl Mandell   Twenty years ago, in April 2004, Aaron Leishman, DMD, and his wife, Melica,…

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Coconut Crave Cookie


April 7, 2024

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…

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Chicken N Pickle outdoor recreation area

You Asked…Estero Answered

March 3, 2024

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

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aerial shot

Creating Estero’s Story – Economic Outlook 2024

January 3, 2024

The future of Estero lies in the decisions of today!     Settlers have been arriving in the Estero area since the 1800s, but this year,…

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The Holidays Are Here!

December 3, 2023

Make memories this season at local events!   By Cheryl Mandell   Santa has arrived in Southwest Florida! If you’re looking to have yourself a merry…

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Laser Lounge check to HOH

Snippets of Success

September 3, 2023

River Oaks Preserve Now Open to Residents Purchased by the Village of Estero, River Oaks Preserve has been under the management of the Coccoloba chapter…

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Estero Fire Rescue Station 45


July 3, 2023

Estero’s newest fire station designed for training exercises, team-building & top-notch community service   By D. K. Christi An elevator entrapment, an assault, a fall,…

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Everglades National Park

Rediscovering Florida

July 3, 2023

Wildlife, Water Adventures & Wineries — Plan your ‘Staycation’ in South or Central Florida   By Craig Handel   Hurricane Ian combined with a potential…

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Hertz Arena - Vito Palmisano

Beyond the Blades

June 5, 2023

Hertz Arena Gaining Fame As One Of The Nation’s Best Event Venues   By Craig Handel   In the nearly 25 years that Hertz Arena…

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Engage Estero members Allan Bowditch_ Julie Yellig_ Jim Gilmartin_ Jim Shields_ Estero Village Council member George Zalucki

The Evolution of Engage Estero

April 1, 2023

Estero Council of Community Leaders Refreshes Its Name To Reflect Mission   By Cheryl Mandell   More than a decade before Estero became the incorporated…

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SWFL Entrepreneur Launches Travel CPAP Bag and Exclusive Online Travel Boutique

October 27, 2022

Local Naples entrepreneur, Elsie Mendez, announced today the launch of, an exclusive online boutique for travel necessities. Effortlessly combining comfort and relaxation with superior…

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