LJ’s Corner—Drowning in a Sea of Alphabet Soup

October 5, 2021

FYI, tried and true acronyms and abbreviations have been with us for decades. In fact, the word “tips” is actually an acronym for ‘“To Insure…

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Haley Marra and Emma Bullock with Sohitha at prom

Emma’s Echo – Estero Teen’s Life Inspires Others

October 4, 2021

By Laura J. Cummings   By all accounts, Emma Bullock was an unusual teenager. She didn’t gossip about the social misfits—she befriended them. “Emma was…

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Matt Prater

Prater holds records for longest field goals in NFL

September 27, 2021

Longest field goals in NFL history: 1. 66 yards, Justin Tucker, Ravens, 2021 2.  64 yards, Matt Prater, Denver, 2013 3. 63 yards Tom Dempsey,…

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Vote for Estero’s Most Influential People!

September 10, 2021

Who has helped shape Estero into what it is today and continues to move the Village’s vision forward? The nominations are in. Now it’s time…

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Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

September 8, 2021

By Laura J. Cummings   When country crooner Ben Allen captured America’s attention on NBC’s “The Voice” last fall, Casey Bishop knew something no one…

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Spring Run golf course

Attention Golfers: support local causes at September golf events

August 31, 2021

September offers several opportunities to enjoy a day of golf while supporting local charities: Sept. 4 – Ducklings Travel Golf Tournament Sept. 10 – Bonita…

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Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips selected to serve as Village of Estero Finance Director

August 21, 2021

Chris Phillips joined the Village staff on August 16, 2021, after having served in local government finance for 22 years.  His roles have included Finance…

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Chef Jason Goddard dueling with Chef Gloria Jordan

2021 CHEF Culinary Showdown events benefit Southwest Florida students

August 15, 2021

CHEF, the Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida, held three separate events in 2021 to raise scholarship funds for students in Collier and…

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ECCL scholarship winners

Estero Community Scholarship Awards presented to 2021 graduates

August 15, 2021

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL), Estero Historical Society and Estero Chamber of Commerce presented scholarships totaling $3,000 to students Brian Robinson and Mary…

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Ribble receives Home Rule Hero award

Village Councilmember Joanne Ribble receives Home Rule Hero Award

August 15, 2021

The Florida League of Cities (FLC) recognized District 1 Councilmember Joanne Ribble with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for her work and advocacy efforts…

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Miromar Mall Mutts

Mall Mutts return to Miromar Outlets

August 15, 2021

Getting attention is the goal of Miromar Mall Mutts, a new partnership between Miromar Outlets, the Gulf Coast Humane Society and the Lee County Sheriff’s…

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The Food Rock whole snapper

The Food Rock Café opens at University Village with Caribbean-inspired cuisine

August 15, 2021

With a permanent location at University Village Shops & Dining, fans of The Food Rock’s Caribbean island-inspired cuisine no longer have to search for the…

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