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Not against growth: ECCL says it's not anti-development
Published 04/15/2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Although vocal about perceived development blunders, Estero leaders say they are not anti-development, and in fact, have spent more than $15,000 this year to study future development along the Corkscrew Road and U.S. 41 commercial corridors.
Estero planners upset at tree clearing for new development
Published 04/11/2014 at 7 p.m.
Estero planners say they were flabbergasted when they recently drove by the corner of Corkscrew Road and Three Oaks Parkway, where Neal Communities is developing the new residential community of Estero Place.
Bonita Springs Concert Band ends season with featured soloist Lynn Asper
Published 04/11/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
The Sunday afternoon forecast for Riverside Park looks to be sunny with musical winds and a chance of dancing on the lawn. The Bonita Springs Concert Band will end its season with a program, which draws on the strengths of ...
FGCU hosts Solar Go-Kart Challenge
Published 04/11/2014 at noon
Although the components came from a kit, this was no easy assembly. There was the go-kart frame, motor and batteries, but then, where do the solar panels go? That was left completely up to each team of high school engineers.
Lee County schools faceoff in ballroom dancing competition
Published 04/11/2014 at noon
Fifth graders from Lee County schools will challenge each other to a dancing competition Saturday at Miromar Design Center from 4-6 p.m. It’s the culmination of a 10-week course in ballroom dancing, and the competition is fierce.
Bonita Spring festival honors annual Earth Day event
Published 04/08/2014 at 4 a.m.
Celebrate a cleaner Earth at the Bonita Springs Earth Day event.
One final act: Last show for Estero High Drama seniors
Published 04/04/2014 at 1 p.m.
Estero High School seniors Julia Monien and Ed Marin both have landed leading roles in drama productions before, but never together until now. The friends made a pact last year that for their final roles at EHS, they would take ...
Touching history: Book collector allows public opportunity to handle rare Bibles
Published 04/02/2014 at 12:42 p.m.
At first, Fred Klaucke kept his hands neatly tucked behind his back as he bent to inspect the ornate lettering of a 1613 Bible, its pages somewhat browned and wrinkled yet largely intact 400 years later.
Exploring the past: Local archaeologist producing Mound Key documentary
Published 04/01/2014 at 3:30 p.m.
While conquistador Juan Ponce de León claimed “La Florida” for Spain in 1513, the land was already inhabited by many indigenous peoples. In Southwest Florida, the Calusa were “the group to be reckoned with,” according to local archaeologist Theresa Schober.
A reason: Estero residents turn out to see why they should vote for incorporation
Published 04/01/2014 at 3 p.m.
Many Estero residents want to know why they should vote for incorporation and how their new government would be structured.
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