Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

(Written by Allan Bowditch, Engage Estero’s Chief Communications Officer)

The Nisita Concert Series at the Bower School of Music and the Arts continues to provide internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest standard to local residents. On Tuesday evening, Feb 20th, the audience at the U. Tobe Recital Hall was treated to a wonderful evening of top-quality jazz by Laila Biali and Brandon Robertson on double bass and Paul Gavin on drums.

Laila, a native of Toronto, has headlined venues spanning five continents. She has supported singer Sting and received the Hagood Hardy Award for excellence in songwriting in 2019. Among many other acknowledgments, her album “Your Requests” received a 4.5-star review in “All About Jazz” and was just nominated for a 2024 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!” Brandon and Paul are top jazz musicians in their respective fields and provided seamless and smooth support to Laila’s incredible vocal range and piano playing.

Out of the evening’s music repertoire, Laila’s creation, “Sugar,” had the audience toe-tapping and engaged in this catchy and commercial rendition. Also of special note was the passionate and sensitive rendition of the classic “The Nearness of You,” which she sang with just the double bass accompaniment from Brandon – simply beautiful.

Residents who have not visited the U. Tobe Concert Hall will be amazed and rewarded with one of the best concert halls of any university in the USA. Keep a look out for upcoming concerts by visiting the Bower Schools program of events at https://issuu.com/floridagulfcoastuniversity/docs/bsma-season-brochure-8-9-23?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ..