Growing ‘Florida’s Silicon Valley’

FGCU School of Entrepreneurship opens new facilities for its innovation incubator By Craig Handel Photos by Brad Young   Having started college at age 15 and worked on her master’s in entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University while opening a business at age 20, Myra Jaimes has encountered many educational opportunities. As she contemplated an…

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Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

By Laura J. Cummings   When country crooner Ben Allen captured America’s attention on NBC’s “The Voice” last fall, Casey Bishop knew something no one else in Estero did. On Nov. 16, 2020, as America watched Allen battle it out in his first head-to-head competition, Bishop —15 years old at the time — was in…

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Interfaith Charities: Neighbors Helping Neighbors for Nearly Three Decades

By D. K. Christi   A woman came through the doors of the food pantry run by Interfaith Charities of South Lee holding the hand of a small child and pushing a carriage with another. She made an unusual and specific request: she needed a protein drink. “The request was unusual, but just a day…

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Estero Mom Blogger Turns Up the Heat with Adult Romance Novels

By D. K. Christi   Tara Settembre’s eight-year old identical twins know their mommy writes books. So the request was simple. “They asked me to write a book about them,” said the Estero mommy-blogger-turned-romance-writer. “I had to tell them, ‘That’s not the type of stories I write.’” She did, however, dedicate her second novel to…

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EXCITING NEWS FOR ESTERO LIFE READERS! We want to sincerely thank you for your continued interest and support of Estero’s premier publication, Estero Life Magazine. For 11 years, Estero Life Magazine has grown to become a valuable source of information for our local community, and we take great pride in keeping you informed about the…

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Growing ‘Florida’s Silicon Valley’

FGCU School of Entrepreneurship opens new facilities for its innovation incubator By Craig Handel Photos by Brad Young   Masters ...
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Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

Ben Allen's Backyard Grill and Pub grand opening By Laura J. Cummings   When country crooner Ben Allen ...
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Interfaith Charities: Neighbors Helping Neighbors for Nearly Three Decades

By D. K. Christi Volunteer Cheryl Kelly   A woman came through the doors of the food pantry run by Interfaith Charities of South Lee holding the hand of a small child and pushing a carriage with another. She made ...
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Estero Mom Blogger Turns Up the Heat with Adult Romance Novels

By D. K. Christi Tara Settembre with her newest release   Tara Settembre’s eight-year old identical twins know their mommy writes books. So the request was simple. “They asked me to write a book about them,” said the Estero mommy-blogger-turned-romance-writer. ...
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Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey
Ben Allen's Backyard Grill and Pub grand opening By Laura J. Cummings   When country crooner Ben Allen captured America’s attention on NBC’s “The Voice” last fall, Casey Bishop knew something no one else in Estero did. On Nov. 16, ...
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Vote for Estero’s Most Influential People!

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Who has helped shape Estero into what it is today and continues to move the Village's vision forward? The nominations are in. Now it's time to VOTE for the Village of Estero's Top 25 Persons of Greatest Influence 2021. The ...
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DINING

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Kick Back at The Saloon for Real American Cuisine & Cocktails

The Saloon Wood Fired Grill Interior By Laura J. Cummings   You won’t find dusty boots or spittoons at The Saloon at Coconut Point Mall, ...

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Authenticity Shines at Lapa’s Costa Rican Bistro

By Autumn Gates Lapa's Interior Whether you’re a regular at Lapa’s or you are entering the bistro for the first time, you can be assured you will be greeted with ...
The Food Rock whole snapper

The Food Rock Café opens at University Village with Caribbean-inspired cuisine

The Food Rock whole snapper With a permanent location at University Village Shops & Dining, fans of The Food Rock’s Caribbean island-inspired cuisine no longer have to search for the ...

Something New Each Night at Seaside Bar and Grill

By Autumn Gates Seaside Bar and Grill Interior Seaside Bar & Grill is a new neighborhood hangout spot that offers locals a home away from ...

The unique culinary chemistry of ‘El Gaucho’ and ‘La Inca’

By Autumn Gates El Gaucho Inca interior When entering El Gaucho Inca, guests are greeted with a unique fusion of Peruvian, Argentinian and Italian culture ...
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Village News

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Village Connection – Get Involved in the Budget Process

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Big Improvements Considered Bicycle and pedestrian safety, traffic and landscaping improvements for River Ranch Road and Corkscrew Road will be ...
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Village Connection – Cyber Security for the Village and its Residents

The Village of Estero is in the process of moving all software and data storage ...
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Village Connection: Capital Improvement Program 2021

Estero Parkway Capital Improvement Project Discussion The Village is in the process of planning its ...

7 Questions with Estero Mayor Katy Errington

By Laura J. Cummings Estero Mayor, Katy Errington   The Village of Estero has its ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

A message from the Publisher: Estero Life Magazine is growing to serve YOU!

As Estero’s premier publication, Estero Life Magazine is making some changes to better serve our faithful readers and our growing community. Estero continues to experience explosive population growth (see our real estate story in the July 2021 issue of Estero Life Magazine), and we don’t want any of our “neighbors” to be left out. Over the course of the last ...

More Than Fireworks Exploding in July in the Village of Estero

For nearly 11 years, Estero Life Magazine has been driven by the goal to foster a sense of community for Estero by promoting the people, places, events, businesses, activities and opportunities that abound. The Village of Estero is now exploding beyond imagination, making that mission all the more critical as we welcome new neighbors, businesses and opportunities. We are excited ...

Happy Endings and New Beginnings…

Well, it’s June. And with a simple turn of the page on our calendars brings the annual onslaught of mixed emotions associated with ‘“endings and beginnings.” At the time of this writing, the most glaring happy ending is associated with our emergence from the COVID pandemic, as this will mark the first full month of living without masks!! (As I ...

Estero’s Got Talent!!

That’s right!! You heard correctly, Estero’s got talent! From the stage to the Council Chambers to the kitchens, Estero is all about talent, expertise and imagination. For the second time in just four months, Estero Life Magazine will be spearheading support for another talented contestant on national TV. Just as we did for Estero resident Ben Allen on his appearances ...