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Lee Health Coconut Point

Meet Alex Greenwood & the Lee Health Coconut Point Leadership Team

Coordinated values, vision, skills and experience were personal traits Alex Greenwood was looking for as he put together his leadership ...


Growth Mindset University

FGCU Student Jordan Paris Lives Life by His Own Rules Jordan Paris proves age is nothing but a number. The 20-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University marketing major has appeared in “Men’s Health” and published his first book, “Growth Mindset University,” in May. The book, which focuses on personal development, took Paris only 29 days to complete. “Clarity played a huge role,” says ...

Her Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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 map” for her recent journey to Ireland. It’s a cherished family heirloom but one McCrory had no knowledge of before last year. In fact, she had no knowledge of her biological family at all, having ...



Culinary innovation with classic roots Barbatella 1290 Third Street South, Naples 239.263.1955 barbatellanaples.com By Laura J. Cummings             What is Barbatella? This Third Street South ...


South Fork Grille Fresh Flavors & a Friendly Feel

South Fork Grille Coconut Point Mall 23161 Village Shops Way, Estero 239.992.5040 SouthForkGrille.com As restaurants come and go at Coconut Point Mall, South Fork Grille has shown staying power. This locally owned eatery is refined yet relaxing with cuisine that is both perfectly presented and palate pleasing. Inside, you’ll find ...

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 at Waterside Shops

BRIO Tuscan Grille Alfresco Dining & Rustic Italian Cuisine

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 ...
Wiener Schnitzel

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 ...
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What Will You ‘Taste’?

Save the Date for Annual Food Fest For 24 years, The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon has produced one of the most anticipated community ...


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Estero River

Estero’s Capital Improvement Program: Continually Improving the Village of Estero

Have you ever wondered how a city puts together an annual budget? The process begins ...
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 ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Estero’s ‘Vision’ is Taking Shape…

The Village of Estero is enjoying significant progress on the dreams and hopes of its residents and leaders in pursuing their goals of creating a “village center” (a mixed-use development which blends residential, commercial and cultural aspects into an integrated, pedestrian-friendly community). Our Village Council, Village Manager and staff have worked efficiently and methodically to lead us in the pursuit ...

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 ...
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