Aysegul Timur

Navigating the Presidential Path

September 4, 2023

Aysegul Timur begins her journey as fifth president of FGCU  By Cheryl Mandell   Aysegul Timur, PhD, has become the first woman to lead Florida…

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Mayor Errington at event flag background

From Council to Commerce

August 9, 2023

Katy Errington Named CEO and President of Estero Chamber of Commerce     By Cheryl Mandell   Former Estero Mayor Katy Errington was a pillar…

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Betty with birthday quilt

‘The Best of Times’

August 7, 2023

Original Fountain Lakes Homeowner Celebrates Becoming a Centenarian   By Craig Handel As Betty Zimbro talks of turning 100, five balloons float around inside her…

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Estero High School

Estero High School Graduates Give Hope for the Future

June 5, 2023

By D.K. Christi   The Estero High School graduating Class of 2023 is entering a new world of artificial intelligence, regular space travel and societal…

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Don Eslick overlooking Estero Bay

Celebrating the Life of ‘Mr. Estero’

May 1, 2023

Don Eslick Leaves a Legacy of Service and Dedication to the Community   Don Eslick was a community advocate and leader whose ingenuity and roll-up-your-sleeves…

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Richard Schulze Cancer Clinic

‘Concierge’ Cancer Care, Close to Home

May 1, 2023

New Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Cancer Clinic opening at Coconut Point    By D. K. Christi   Four years since her breast cancer diagnosis…

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Reaching for the Stars

May 1, 2023

Estero High Pitcher Josh Winckowski makes the Big Leagues in Boston   By Craig Handel   A baseball pitcher is called many things — hurler,…

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Megan Garcia at the Summit

Climbing Kilimanjaro

April 2, 2023

How to become an ambassador for the ‘Nation of Orphans’   By Laura J. Cummings   “I quit!” Megan Garcia shouted, launching her useless, frozen…

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FGCU vs UCA 2023

The Karl Smesko Coaching Tree of Success

March 2, 2023

FGCU Women’s Basketball Coach Inspires Many Mentees   By Craig Handel   After Kate Schrader Bruce finished an All-American basketball career at Florida Gulf Coast…

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Pavich Family with Wives

Community Builders Say ‘Family’ is the Heart of it All

February 5, 2023

J. Pavich Real Estate Realty World Celebrates 25th Anniversary   By Cheryl Mandell   Life was good in the small Chicago suburb of Calumet City…

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Bonita Springs Concert Band

Generations Mingle to Make Music

February 4, 2023

By D. K. Christi   Musical magic happens when young talent meets seasoned musicians, combining their shared enthusiasm for large group performance. Both the Bonita…

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Verdana Village

Economic Outlook: 2023

January 5, 2023

Brace for change as Estero development explodes   By Laura J. Cummings, Cheryl Mandell and Hunter Dail   As Estero’s development office worked nonstop to…

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