Mama Gronk at her Estero home

Meet Mama Gronk

August 1, 2022

The manager mom behind Team Gronkowski By Cheryl Mandell   Athletes aren’t born overnight. Even players with immense natural talent require plenty of training and…

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All’s Well That Ends Well

July 1, 2022

In a departure from my typical publisher’s message, and in honor of the recent Kelly Cup win by our Florida Everblades, I am offering an…

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Village of Estero

In Memorandum – Celebrating the legacy of Larry Newell

July 1, 2022

Long before others had the vision, Larry Newell could foresee the benefits of Estero becoming its own city. He formed a group of incorporation advocates…

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Russ and Beth Schomp

Storytelling for Good

July 1, 2022

Local women share their stories and make a difference for orphans and victims of sexual exploitation By Katie Roberts   The ancients have long known…

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Bonita Senior Center FUNch Bunch

Senior Connections Bonita Senior Center Offers Group Activities, Resources & Camaraderie

June 2, 2022

 By D. K. Christi   Build a senior center and they will come. That’s the idea behind the newly incorporated Bonita Senior Center, serving residents…

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Estero Creek Schoolhouse

New exhibit at Estero Historical Society honors legacy of founder

May 15, 2022

There are people who, without achieving fame for themselves, manage to accomplish many things on behalf of their community.  The community of Estero, Fla., can…

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Village of Estero

Farewell to Estero Planner Howard Levitan

May 6, 2022

By Laura Gates   Howard Levitan, one of Estero’s first elected Village Council members and co-chair of the Planning, Zoning and Design Board (PZDB), has…

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Proshot Tennis event at Shadow Wood

ProShot Tennis raises $20k for Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation

March 31, 2022

Nearly 400 SWCC tennis members, friends and fans attended the 8th annual Proshot Tennis exhibition, which recently raised more than $20,000 for the Shadow Wood…

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Earn to Learn FL logo

Earn to Learn FL announces $1 million in scholarships for FGCU students

March 31, 2022

Partnership with FGCU Foundation and Florida Prepaid College Foundation to Celebrate FGCU’s 25th Anniversary   Fort Myers, FL  (March 31, 2022)–Earn to Learn FL (ETLFL),…

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Harvest & Wisdom Restaurant at Shangri-La Springs re-opens, welcomes new chef

February 24, 2022

Executive Chef Michael Swartz is leading the recently reopened farm-to-table restaurant in Historic Downtown Bonita Springs, FL   Shangri-La Springs is bringing in the new…

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LJ’s Corner — Ponders from In and Out of My Mind

January 24, 2022

Judging Observations We’ve all observed—and judged—others at one time or other… some funny, some awkward and some downright “beam me up, Scotty.” Who are we…

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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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