Kevin Van Duser works parking

Coach V: How hard work, humility led to Super Bowl service

January 30, 2021

By Craig Handel When Kevin Van Duser speaks to local students with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he often tells stories of interacting with some…

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Estero’s Greenspaces: Years of Planning Paying Off for Village Residents

January 26, 2021

By Craig Handel During a recent virtual meeting, members of the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) were eager to hear an update on the…

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Estero Economic Outlook 2021

January 6, 2021

Tourism down, but real estate booming as we enter new year   Just 31 years ago, Realtor Joe Pavich bought one of the first 800…

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Best of 2020 Food and Feels… from European to Coastal Cuisine

December 28, 2020

Southwest Florida has no shortage of excellent cuisine! This year we were privileged to sample the menus of restaurants from a variety of unique cultures…

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‘Quirky’ Everblades Goalie Cam Johnson overcomes personal obstacles, plays for love of the game

December 6, 2020

Cam Johnson isn’t your normal hockey player. “He’s happy-go-lucky, quirky,” Blades coach Brad Ralph said. “He keeps the mood light.” The Florida Everblades goaltender has…

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Miromar Oulets Shines as Top Attraction on TripAdvisor

December 5, 2020

Estero outlet mall remains popular during unprecedented times.   Christmas came early for Miromar Outlets. In the midst of this summer’s COVID-19 shutdowns, Estero’s outlet…

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Ben Allen with guitar

Ben Allen, ‘The Voice’ contestant, reveals his unexpected path to stardom

November 30, 2020

From ‘shy’ kid to confident country singer, this self-taught musician shares his journey to become one of Southwest Florida’s up-and-coming stars. By Laura J. Cummings,…

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Richard Wilbanks saves puppy from gator

Caught on Camera: Estero Man Saves His Puppy from Alligator

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

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

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

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

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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