Joanne Ribble

Meet Joanne Ribble, candidate for Village Council District 1

January 11, 2021

Joanne Ribble has announced her candidacy for the Village of Estero Council, District 1.  She is a 14-year resident of the Colony in Pelican Landing.…

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Meet Larry Fiesel: Candidate for Estero Village Council District 2

December 30, 2020

Larry Fiesel has announced he will run for the District 2 seat on the Village of Estero Council. To secure his place on the ballot,…

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Three Village Council seats open for election

December 5, 2020

The next Village of Estero regular election will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, and three seats on the Village Council will need to…

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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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post office in old koreshan store

Through the Years: Estero’s Historical Milestones

November 2, 2020

500 BC — The Calusa tribe migrates to Estero. Numbering about 50,000 at their peak, the Calusa used nets to catch mullet, pinfish, pigfish and…

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Christy Ivie

Christy’s Cause Releases Real Talk Video Series

November 1, 2020

Six-Episode Educational Series Focuses on Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Christy’s Cause, a non-profit working to eradicate child sex trafficking and exploitation through education, public awareness,…

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Families helping Families

Better Together invites community to support A Community Thrives Campaign Sept. 21 through Oct. 16

September 21, 2020

Better Together launches #BeBetterChallenge, Funds raised will help keep an estimated 600 children out of foster care Better Together has been selected as a participant…

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Paul Simeone participates in a panel discussion at Normal is Overrated in September 2019


September 1, 2020

Vice President and Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Lee Health As a strong believer in the idea “the child is the father of the…

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Tell us about your new hobby!

July 14, 2020

Have you taken up a new hobby since COVID-19? According to a new survey by STORAGECafe, 1 in 4 Floridians have! Cooking, crafting and gardening…

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The Bridge Fund partners with Eva's Closet to provide supplies for a Back to School event in the fall

Residents of Pelican Landing and The Colony raise nearly $300,000 to benefit The Bridge Fund pandemic relief

July 9, 2020

Since 2012, The Bridge Fund, a Pelican Landing-based charity, has made more than $1.2 million in awards to local residents in need of emergency financial…

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Where Is God When Bad Things Happen?

June 30, 2020

Where is God when bad things happen? This question on the minds of many individuals today is as old as the history of humankind. The…

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