Richard Wilbanks saves puppy from gator

Caught on Camera: Estero Man Saves His Puppy from Alligator

By Laura J. C / November 25, 2020

Call it a case of extreme puppy love. One moment, Estero resident Richard Wilbanks was enjoying a cigar and a Bloody Mary in his backyard;…

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greyhound track

The Final Race: Goodbye, Greyhounds…Hello, Poker Room

By / November 2, 2020

Vincent Mancini could still see the dogs’ footprints embedded on the sand. Hours after greyhounds ran their final race at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track…

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Sublett Strength Training Facililty

Million-dollar Donors Give to Improve FGCU Athletic Facilities

By / November 2, 2020

In the past, when prospective athletes came to visit Florida Gulf Coast University, coaches were quick to show recruits the Eagles’ NCAA tournament and conference…

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Estero Creek Schoolhouse

Celebrating Estero History: Estero Historical Society Marks 20 Years

By / November 2, 2020

Estero’s resident historian, Marlene Fernandez, has lived in Estero for 64 years and hopes to pass on a love of local history to the next…

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Dan Croft

Village of Estero Honors Veterans

By / November 2, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Estero will not hold its annual Veterans Day event this year. However, we want to sincerely…

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Mykonos Kuzina outdoor dining

Mykonos Kuzina offers warm welcome & delightful dishes

By / November 1, 2020

Mykonos Kuzina is marked by a friendly and down-to-earth ambience that few restaurants possess. The family-owned establishment welcomes guests with colorful décor, Mediterranean aromas and…

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Fajitas

Cantina 109: Tex-Mex & Tequila with Top-notch Service

By / September 30, 2020

From the outside peering in, Cantina 109 might seem to be your average Mexican restaurant. But once you step inside, you’ll be transported to a…

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Hilary Marciano and her baby at the Marc and Barb Designs Co. booth, Miromar Outlets farmers market

Open-Air Shopping: Farmers markets offer unique finds, bring foot traffic to local malls

By / September 29, 2020

Farmers markets are so much more than cute places to go for fresh produce, homemade specialty foods and handcrafted gifts. In Lee County, they’re a…

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Joanne-Romano-in-the-Bella-Terra-butterfly-garden

THE LIFT PROJECT: Giving Happiness a Boost

By / September 29, 2020

Would you like to be at least 30 percent happier? That’s the promise of The Lift Project, a 10-week program designed to “lift your mood…

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Village debuts new seal, branding standards

By / September 29, 2020

Have you noticed? The Village of Estero now has an official seal! After a lengthy process of gathering public input, a new design has been…

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Karine Belisle started making goat cheese during COVID

Novel Hobbies Sprout from Novel Coronavirus Shutdowns

By / September 29, 2020

Is there a silver lining to quarantine season? The novel coronavirus has given many people a chance to slow down, reflect on priorities, shift focus…

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Pediatric mental health ‘epidemic’ collides with COVID pandemic

By / September 1, 2020

How Kids’ Minds Matter is helping local children cope Even before the current pandemic, the Southwest Florida region was dealing with an epidemic in children’s…

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