KC AMERICAN BISTRO

By Laura J. Cummings KC American Bistro University Village Shops 19810 Village Center Dr., Estero 239.237.2133 www.kcamericanbistro.com Increase your Culinary IQ (& treat your tastebuds, too!) Quick: What’s your favorite American food? Pizza? Burgers? Grandma’s apple pie? I’m willing to bet you didn’t think of anything on the KC American Bistro menu. How about wild…

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Our Community Wins With Bonita Community Health Center

By D. K. Christi When Competitors Cooperate, Community Wins: Bonita Community Health Center Continues to Provide Quality, Convenient Urgent Care & More As new emergency rooms, urgent care centers and medical offices sprout up around what once was Estero’s only urgent care facility, the Bonita Community Health Center (BCHC) continues to affirm its place in…

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Casual Eats

By Laura J. Cummings Ah summertime…the perfect time to explore, not only new places but new foods! Dive in with all your senses and discover bold flavors at quirky, casual eateries close to home. Each has its own story to tell and a unique niche to serve. FK YOUR DIET Yep, you read that right!…

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The Spectacular West

Story and photos by Dr. Phill A. Morgan Heading west over the majestic Rocky Mountains opens up a plethora of national parks all the way through to the Pacific Ocean. The only summary word to describe the scale and extent of the natural beauty is SPECTACULAR. Below I suggest a one-week “sampler” journey that covers…

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2-5-8-GRADUATE!

By Meg Daradanova Estero Volunteers Fuel Junior Achievement Economic Literacy Initiative Have you taught your middle schooler how to balance a checkbook yet? Or explained to your 7 year old what taxes are? Thanks to the Estero Education Initiative’s “2-5-8-Graduate” program, chances are, your kids already learned about these topics during the 2018-19 school year.…

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Richard Faulkner in Urgent Care at BCHC

Our Community Wins With Bonita Community Health Center

By D. K. Christi When Competitors Cooperate, Community Wins: Bonita Community Health Center Continues to Provide Quality, Convenient Urgent Care ...
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The Spectacular West

Story and photos by Dr. Phill A. Morgan Heading west over the majestic Rocky Mountains opens up a ...
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2-5-8-GRADUATE!

Pinewoods Elementary students play a 'Get the Job' game
By Meg Daradanova Estero Volunteers Fuel Junior Achievement Economic Literacy Initiative Have you taught your middle schooler how to balance a checkbook yet? Or explained to your 7 year old what taxes are? Thanks to the Estero Education Initiative’s “2-5-8-Graduate” ...
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Culture & Character: A Football Story

estero football team huddle
Story by Scott Graison Photography by Rob Christy   culture [ kuhl-cher] development or improvement of the mind by education or training Something new and unique is happening at Estero High School, initiating with the football team and rippling out ...
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LJ’s Corner⁠—Supermarket Survival of the Fittest

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Herbert Spencer, a 19th Century English philosopher and scientist, is best known for the expression “survival of the fittest,” which he coined after reading Charles Darwin’s “On the Origins of Species.” Spencer wrote: “Thus by survival of the fittest, the ...
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Farewell, Mr. King

Bob King may not be a name everyone in Estero is familiar with, but he worked tirelessly behind the scenes to improve the quality of life in Estero. King, who died on Aug. 14, 2019, lived in Bella Terra with ...
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Dining

DINING

KC-American-Bistro

KC AMERICAN BISTRO

By Laura J. Cummings KC American Bistro University Village Shops 19810 Village Center Dr., Estero 239.237.2133 www.kcamericanbistro.com Increase your Culinary IQ (& treat your tastebuds, ...

SPONSORED PARTNERS

Casual Eats

By Laura J. Cummings Ah summertime…the perfect time to explore, not only new places but new foods! Dive in with all your senses and discover bold flavors at quirky, casual ...

Shangri-La Springs introduces ‘Harvest & Wisdom’ menu

Harvest & Wisdom, a farm-to-table organic restaurant to open this summer at Shangri-La Springs’ historic property in downtown Bonita Springs Seasonal ingredients just-picked from the property’s organic, no-till garden or ...
ROY’S HAWAIIAN FUSION

ROY’S HAWAIIAN FUSION: Say ‘Aloha’ to Fine Food & Friendly Service

By Laura J. Cummings Where do you go when you’re craving a fine dining experience without all the pretension of waitstaff in tuxes? If it’s ...
Tiki Dining

FISH-TALE WATERFRONT DINING: Enjoy Seafood & Marine Life on the Bay

By Laura J. Cummings Hungry boaters often travel by sea to the restaurant at Fish-Tale Marina, but it’s also well worth the drive to the ...
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Estero Life Magazine August Edition
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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

Estero Bay Olive Oil and Tea

Owners Doug Thomspon and Diana Todorova
By Meg Daradanova There is much to do at Estero Bay Olive Oil and Tea. You can enjoy a cup ...

Farewell, Mr. King

Bob King may not be a name everyone in Estero is familiar with, but he ...
hayden fuller with poster and awards

Snippets of Success

‘LifePod’ Inventor Wins State Competition, Competes in Nationals Following his victory at the Thomas Edison ...
Village Hall

Estero Improves Customer Service

Need to find a public record? Or get help with a road or drainage issue ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Happy Anniversary!!

Over the last 16 years, Estero’s growth and development has been extraordinary. And since our incorporation at the end of 2014, progress in defining our municipality has accelerated considerably as our community works to carve out the tremendous “personality” of our village. Estero Life Magazine has been proud to have chronicled it all from the beginning. September 15, 2016, was ...

‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Estero…

When I was younger, I can remember how long and hot the month of August always seemed as I eagerly waited for the start of a new school year. These days, schools start much earlier. All four Lee County public schools, FGCU and FSW begin classes this month. While those with children scramble to get the school supplies and look ...

Happy Birthday, America!!

I love celebrating the 4th of July. I also love fireworks (the louder the boom, the better)! And, as an unabashed patriotic individual, I enjoy performing our National Anthem. Did you know that the United States did NOT have a national anthem until President Woodrow Wilson designated “The Star Spangled Banner” as our anthem in 1931? For me, Francis Scott ...

ESTERO… A most heartfelt, heartwarming Heart-healthy community!

We are excited to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Karin Petrocelli for being voted Estero Life Magazine’s “Mom of the Year”! We had terrific response for our first contest, with voting for our three finalists coming down to the wire on Mother’s Day. Our cover story reveals the winner’s new look following her makeover by Allie’s Boutique and Beehive Beauty ...