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Estero Women in Business

Women-led companies are thriving. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than 11.6 million firms are owned ...


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

EHS Chef Jeremy Jasper with culinary students
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 someone as young as a high school student. There’s something special going on at Estero High School. A 37-year-old former criminology major is heading up a culinary program here. Chef Jeremy Jasper is in his ...

Estero Rotary Goes Green: Planting Trees & Growing Philanthropists

Community Garden groundbreaking for Interact Club at Three Oaks Middle School April 10
The Rotary Club of Estero is all about giving. With more than 30 diverse initiatives, Rotary improves the lives of many in the local community and throughout the globe. Now these philanthropic folks are getting out their green thumbs and teaching Estero’s children to do the same. Club members have modeled their commitment to the environment with a $4,000 gift ...



Experience Elevated Dining with Estero Bay Views Flipper’s on the Bay 8771 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach 239.765.1025 flippersotb.com Flipper’s on the Bay, the waterfront ...


The Artistry of Sea Salt & the ambience of Third Street South

Sea Salt on 3rd Avenue South
Sea Salt 1186 Third Street South, Naples 239.434.7258 SeaSaltNaples.com Third Street South captivates with its historic charm and festive scene. It’s the heart of Old Naples and home to some of the area’s best dining and boutiques. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the culinary artistry of Sea Salt, ...

BRIO Tuscan Grille Alfresco Dining & Rustic Italian Cuisine

Brio at Waterside Shops
BRIO Tuscan Grille Waterside Shops 5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples Phone: 239.593.5319 Website: BrioItalian.com When you hear “Italian dining,” chances are you think of spaghetti or lasagna. However, the cuisine of Italy is incredibly diverse. Pasta plays a minor role on the BRIO Tuscan Grille menu. The cuisine of Tuscany ...
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Swiss German Bistro

Traditional European Fare That’s Close to Home Swiss German Bistro The Prado at Spring Creek 25245 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs Hours: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through ...

True Food Kitchen

Here’s to Good Health & a Good Meal! True Food Kitchen Waterside Shops 5375 Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.431.4580 TrueFoodKitchen.com Who puts brussels sprouts on a pizza and pomegranate seeds in ...
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Wine & Dine At Cooper’s Hawk

Wine and food have always been the perfect match. One without the other is fine, but paired together, good food and complimentary wines create an ...


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Bird Along the Estero River

Making a Master Plan: Parks, Recreation & Open Space

The Village has spent its first three years laying a solid foundation for future growth. ...
Ballroom dancing

Colors of the Rainbow

Fifth grade students from select Lee County public schools participate in the Dancing Classrooms program, ...
Honoring Estero's military veterans

Estero Turns Three!

About 750 Estero residents showed up to celebrate the Village’s third anniversary, commemorating the occasion ...
Ditch clearing after Hurricane Irma

Understanding Estero’s Stormwater Management System

Months before Hurricane Irma and the local flooding events of late summer 2017, the Village ...
Construction of coconut point

Progress Update: Lee Health Coconut Point

Picture this: You grab a gourmet coffee and enjoy live music from the grand piano ...
EHS girls soccer team 2018

Improving Educational Opportunities in Estero

The Village of Estero and the School District of Lee County are teaming up to ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Estero Life Magazine… A Double Anniversary!

During the past eight years, Estero’s growth and development have been extraordinary. We incorporated and became the Village of Estero, held elections for our first Village Council, and put in place an outstanding Village Manager and staff to guide us with the utmost of precision. Now, methodically, with our Village Council, we are carving out the tremendous “personality” of our ...

AUGUST Not your Typical ‘Dog Days’ Here in Paradise!!

Can we have our share of heat and humidity here? Oh yes, for sure. Are we still subject to the possibility of hurricanes? Of course! But here in Estero, most of us choose to make the best of it and seize the momentum that begins this month. It is much, much more than just trying to navigate from one AC ...

“America! America! … from sea to shining sea”

Red lights up the sky on the Fourth of July
Happy Birthday, America! This year on July 4th, the United States of America will be celebrating its 242nd year of independence. Through the ups and downs, good times and bad, our country has enjoyed the freedoms, liberties and prosperity that our forefathers envisioned. Let’s all take time out of our busy lives to reflect and appreciate all that we should ...

Estero: An Historical Perspective…

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Most of us know that the true history of Estero goes back some five hundred years to Ponce de Leon and the Calusa Indians, but much is happening today in our “historical” village that is both timely and current. We explore those aspects in this month’s June issue. Did you know that the March of Dimes is celebrating its 80th ...
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