Cattyshack Cafe and Mulligan Room

A Cat Café? Purrfect!

May 6, 2022

By Tara September   Tokyo, New York City and now Southwest Florida. Located in Gulf Coast Town Center, Cattyshack Café brings the popular cat café…

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Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming

A Ruff Life? Not for Estero’s Pampered Pooches!

May 3, 2022

By Samantha Roesler To many pet owners, their fur babies are like children. They want nothing but the best doctors and professionals handling their pets.…

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Cherie Mulcahy painting

Beholding Beauty: Artists of Estero Exhibit at COCO Art Gallery

April 4, 2022

By D.K. Christi   Browsing the COCO Art Gallery is a feast for the senses — 7,000 square feet of eye-catching exhibits from local artists,…

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Empowering At-Risk Youth to ‘Grow Further’ – New Horizons of SWFL Celebrates 20 Years

April 4, 2022

By Autumn Gates   Twenty years ago, Bob and Ellen Nichols were inspired to provide free, after-school tutoring for local Hispanic children living in areas…

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Frank Schuler

Cycling Gains Traction in Estero

April 4, 2022

By D.K. Christi   Frank Schuler, 81, recently captured some media attention for cycling a whopping 3,500 miles last year—all in Estero. He wasn’t so…

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Allison and Rockie Rick at R.A.D. in Miromar Outlets

Daring to be Different – Nation’s First R.A.D. Tasting Room Opens in Estero

March 2, 2022

By Cheryl Mandell   The first seeds of a “daringly different” journey were planted on a fruit farm in Southwest Michigan, where the Rick family…

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Cypress Lake Center for the Arts high school

Estero’s Emerging Musical Talent

March 2, 2022

By Tara September   They’re young, they’re talented, and they’re from Estero.  As our community continues to grow in terms of development, population, economy and…

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The Water School at FGCU

How FGCU’s Water School is Impacting Your Back Yard

February 3, 2022

By Samantha Roesler   The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University will soon have its home in a brand-new academic building opening this spring.…

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Estero's Sweet Shops

Estero’s Sweet Shops

February 1, 2022

Find treats for your sweetheart—or your sweet tooth! By D. K. Christi   A “sweet” Valentine’s holiday begins with Estero’s wide variety of sweet shops.…

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FGCU Athletics Hall of Fame Dunk City inductees

FGCU Athletics Inducts Inaugural Class into Hall of Fame

December 27, 2021

Photos by FGCU Athletics   One would be hard-pressed to find a young university in any 20-year stretch achieving the athletic accomplishments of Florida Gulf…

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The Shoppes at Verdana Village_rendering

Estero Economic Outlook 2022

December 27, 2021

Up, up and away…Estero’s home prices & tourist traffic soar into the new year   Marlene Fernandez has lived in Estero since 1956. Her husband…

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Meet Estero’s ‘Top 25 Persons of Influence’

December 3, 2021

As a smiling Don Eslick ambled his way to the front of the Grande Ballroom at The Club at Grandezza, the crowd rose and gave…

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