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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Estero Community Church

Welcome to Estero Community Church

December 3, 2021

Local church finds new home in the heart of Estero By D.K. Christi Photos by Samantha Clements   Rev. Kevin Morris had just arrived at…

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Gulfshore Opera's La Boheme

Gulfshore Opera Makes its Home in Estero

November 4, 2021

By D.K. Christi   The Gulfshore Opera was birthed the same year as the Village of Estero. It’s only fitting these two young and growing…

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Veterans work out at JetBlue Park with the Warrior Health and Fitness program

Home Base Helps SWFL Veterans Recover, Live Well

November 4, 2021

By Craig Handel   When Armando Hernandez graduated from FGCU in 2014, he thought he’d work with athletes. An internship with the Boston Red Sox…

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Estero watershed

Forging a Better Path for Estero

November 4, 2021

Book honors historic contributions of Estero’s civic organizations By Craig Handel   Tears came down Dottie Brown’s cheeks as she received, then embraced, a light…

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Everblades Reload Roster for 2021, Ready to Take On ‘Unfinished Business’

October 19, 2021

By Craig HandelPhotos by Brad Young   The Florida Everblades rarely have a problem luring and retaining talent. Estero’s professional ice hockey franchise almost always…

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Haley Marra and Emma Bullock with Sohitha at prom

Emma’s Echo – Estero Teen’s Life Inspires Others

October 4, 2021

By Laura J. Cummings   By all accounts, Emma Bullock was an unusual teenager. She didn’t gossip about the social misfits—she befriended them. “Emma was…

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