Casey Bishop Showstoppers

Casey’s confidence grows as ‘Idol’ journey continues

April 5, 2021

By Laura J. Gates It’s America’s turn! The first opportunity to vote for Estero’s own Casey Bishop on “American Idol” happens Monday, April 5. The…

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Casey Bishop live audition

Estero teen Casey Bishop an instant star on ‘American Idol’

March 28, 2021

Bishop becomes the latest talent show contestant from Estero By Laura J. Cummings When Casey Bishop was in kindergarten, her favorite day was Friday. That’s…

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FGCU’s Powerhouse Duo Leads Eagles to ‘March Magic’

March 1, 2021

By Craig Handel The look. It comes from two athletes knowing each other so well, nothing needs to be said. Pitcher-catcher, quarterback-wide receiver, guard-forward. Make…

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New Village Council members

Estero Chamber hosts new Village Council members

February 23, 2021

  The Estero Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel interview of Estero’s three new Village Council members: Joanne Ribble, Jim Ward and Larry Fiesel. The…

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Angel Cerritos

7 Questions with Angel Cerritos, Executive Director of Sky Family YMCA

January 30, 2021

By Autumn Gates   For the past 16 years, Angel Cerritos has been involved with the YMCA. The opportunities it provided him as a youth…

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Nolen Rollins, Joe Pavich, Sr., and Gary Bonvillian

Building Estero: Meet Gary Bonvillian

January 25, 2021

Former university president, international consultant volunteers to lead Estero’s economic development strategy By Craig Handel After a diverse career in academia and international consulting, Gary…

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JA volunteers

Meet Junior Achievement Hero & Estero Council of Community Leaders Volunteer of the Year

January 25, 2021

Amy Kuchenbecker honored by ECCL Submitted by Jim Shields, ECCL Education Council   “You never spend more money than you make! You never spend more…

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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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