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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Estero Real Estate

Home Sales Stay Hot (If You Can Afford the Insurance)

January 5, 2023

By Cheryl Mandell   Conventional wisdom might predict home-seekers would shy away from Southwest Florida after seeing the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Ian. Not so,…

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Estero River

Will Our Waters Recover? Hurricane Ian Impacts Tourism

January 3, 2023

By Hunter Dail    The physical and emotional toll mounted for Jake Voth as he and his crew from ISC Materials cleaned the sand along…

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Mike and Jan Martin

The ‘President Next Door’

December 6, 2022

By Cheryl Mandell   Michael V. Martin, PhD, is a president of the people, and anyone on campus at Florida Gulf Coast University who knows…

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Shadow Wood Community Foundation Trustees

Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation Gives BIG

December 3, 2022

By D.K. Christi   Five million dollars makes a difference. That’s how much the residents of Shadow Wood at The Brooks have given to nonprofits…

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Light Up Estero celebrates ‘Unity in the Community’

November 10, 2022

“Unity In The Community” is the theme for the annual Light Up Estero event organized by the Rotary Club of Estero. Gather friends, family and…

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Damaged household items at the curb in Estero River Heights

Estero’s Hurricane Heroes – Helping Neighbors Recover from Hurricane Ian

November 7, 2022

By Laura Cummings & Hunter Dail Photos by Autumn Gates   Heather Authement was having a “mini freakout session” as the water rose — rapidly…

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Coach Chambers with his family

Coach Chambers Brings ‘Dynamic’ Energy to FGCU Basketball

November 7, 2022

By Hunter Dail   Whether it’s meeting with donors, boosters or members of the Boys & Girls Club and talking about fast-tempo basketball, attitude and…

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FGCU Athletes Become Entrepreneurs

November 7, 2022

By Hunter Dail    FGCU’s Franco Miller and Dakota Rivers have goals of playing professional basketball when their college careers are done. In the meantime,…

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