Jim Shields instructs elementary students in financial literacy

Honoring Steadfast Commitment to the Community

March 3, 2024

Jim Shields Receives Inaugural Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award   By Cheryl Mandell   For nearly 20 years, Jim Shields has been…

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Hanson casts her fly line into the canal.

‘I never saw women out on the water.’

February 11, 2024

Estero’s Captain Hanson Empowers Female Anglers   By Nicole Drake   Captain Debbie Hanson was 5 years old when her grandfather got her hooked on…

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Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda in Wicked_ photo by Joan Marcus 1

Glinda the Good Witch Graces Bonita Springs

February 11, 2024

Ginna Claire Mason to perform with Bonita Springs Concert Band   By Cheryl Mandell   It’s not every day you’re lowered onto a Broadway stage…

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MY Shower Door Celebrates 20 Years in Southwest Florida

November 4, 2023

By Cheryl Mandell   Family is at the center of everything for Bill Daubmann, owner of Florida’s renowned frameless glass enclosure company, MY Shower Door,…

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FGCU Senior Maddie Antenucci holds the ASUN Trophy after winning the 2023 tournament

FGCU Basketball Schedules Are As Tough As Ever

November 4, 2023

By Craig Handel   Indiana. Pittsburgh. Cincinnati. Minnesota. Florida Atlantic. Southern California. Kentucky. Duke. Florida Gulf Coast University’s women’s and men’s basketball teams haven’t been…

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Everblades Coach Brad Ralph Holds Up Kelly Cup 2023

Can the Blades ‘Three-Peat’?

October 2, 2023

By Craig Handel   In the 25-plus years that the Florida Everblades have been in Estero, they’ve been known for two things – championship-level hockey…

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Radu Paponiu Conducting the Orchestra

Music at the Mall

October 2, 2023

Southwest Florida Symphony offers ‘tiny concerts’ at Coconut Point    By D. K. Christi   Live, classical music has arrived at Coconut Point Mall. The…

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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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