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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Jason and Jami Pavich with Vince and Natalie Modarelli in North Carolina

Beyond the Breadwinner

June 2, 2024

Local Dads Volunteer with Kids, Community   By D.K. Christi   What images does “Father’s Day” bring to mind? Historical terms like “breadwinner” or “provider”…

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Falon Tabares on a reef cleanup two days before Hurricane Ian made landfall

MODERN MOTHERS

May 5, 2024

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…

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Elizabeth Dosoretz_ founder of Elite DNA Behavioral Health

Elite DNA Behavioral Health Founder Elizabeth Dosoretz

May 5, 2024

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,…

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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

COOKIE CRAZE

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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Jim Shields instructs elementary students in financial literacy

Honoring Steadfast Commitment to the Community

March 3, 2024

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

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Hanson casts her fly line into the canal.

‘I never saw women out on the water.’

February 11, 2024

Estero’s Captain Hanson Empowers Female Anglers   By Nicole Drake   Captain Debbie Hanson was 5 years old when her grandfather got her hooked on…

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Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda in Wicked_ photo by Joan Marcus 1

Glinda the Good Witch Graces Bonita Springs

February 11, 2024

Ginna Claire Mason to perform with Bonita Springs Concert Band   By Cheryl Mandell   It’s not every day you’re lowered onto a Broadway stage…

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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 Goal Diggers

Pedal For A Purpose 2024

January 3, 2024

Estero Community Invited to Cycle for Cancer Care at January 25th Event!     For many people, the holiday season is a time of giving,…

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