Marlene Fernandez makes mango chutney

Mango Chutney Maven Marlene Fernandez

By Web Editor / September 1, 2018

Marlene Fernandez stirs a vat of fermenting Mango Chutney Meat Sauce at the Estero Historical Society cottage in Estero Community Park. Fernandez has directed this…

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Haven of Hope Founder to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

By Web Editor / August 14, 2018

Children growing up without parents in impoverished nations face a challenge as imposing as any mountain. Haven of Hope International founder Alice Skaff plans to…

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Nancy McCrory (bottom left) and her six siblings, Bill Sheehan, Patricia Geary, Hilary Carlson, Barbara Buntrock, Mary Emily Brown and Catharine Newick

Her Irish Eyes Are Smiling

By Web Admin / August 1, 2018

Nancy McCrory of Estero discovers a family she never knew A spiral-bound copy of Nancy McCrory’s paternal grandparents’ original honeymoon diary served as a “road…

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EHS Chef Jeremy Jasper with culinary students

What’s Cookin’? Estero High Culinary Students Grace Local Kitchens

By Web Admin / July 1, 2018

If you happen to be dining at one of the myriad restaurants in the area, it’s quite possible your taste buds will be dazzled by…

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Zachary Pavich with parents Jason and Jami

Estero’s ‘Ambassador Baby’

By Laura J. C / June 1, 2018

March of Dimes & Golisano Children’s Hospital Team Up to Celebrate Miracle Babies Neonatal intensive care nurse Jillian Miller is beaming with joy as she…

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Caitlyn Masters with Don Eslick and family members at the Village of Estero 3rd Anniversary Celebration

From ‘Citizen of the Year’ to ‘Bridge Man’

By Web Editor / June 1, 2018

An Essay on Estero Council of Community Leaders Co-Founder Don Eslick By Caitlyn Masters, fifth grade student at Pinewoods Elementary School and First Place winner…

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Drive Out Hunger

By Web Editor / June 1, 2018

The Annual Benefit Dinner for Interfaith Charities of South Lee (ICSL) challenged supporters to “Drive Out Hunger” in our community. The dinner, held at Spring…

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Victoria Kinley (baby) with mom Margaret

Words to Live By A Tribute to Great Moms of Estero

By Laura J. C / May 1, 2018

She was the first one to welcome you to the world, to care for you and to declare, “I love you!” Perhaps no one influences…

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Jamie and Juan Homez toast to a good meal in their Estero home with Rob Kircher

Great Neighborhood Cooks: Estero Edition Midwestern meets Venezuelan

By Laura J. C / May 1, 2018

Every week, Rob Kircher is knocking on the doors of Southwest Florida’s unsung home cooks, uncovering the culinary talents of regular folks and bringing them…

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Jane Carman helps students with reading at San Carlos Park Elementary

GPS…for Life!

By Laura J. C / April 1, 2018

Locals discover and use their talents to better the Estero community How old is too old to a make a difference? As long as you…

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7 Questions: Joe Pavich, Sr.

By Web Editor / April 1, 2018

In 1989, Joe and Joni Pavich left the big city life of Chicago and moved with their two sons, Joe Jr. and Jason, to a…

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Peg Phillips, Nola Boomer, Katy Errington and Eileen Galvin, 2016

Celebrating the Life of Eileen Galvin

By Web Editor / April 1, 2018

Longtime Estero advocate Eileen Galvin passed away on Feb. 21, 2018, having left a memorable mark on our community with her many contributions and acts…

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