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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Culture & Character: A Football Story

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 to the community; fans who attend the games will see it soon. There’s a different…

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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 grass fed, pastured-raised protein delivered from nearby Circle C Farm, will be expertly and lovingly crafted into unique and delectable dishes at Harvest & Wisdom.…

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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 ...
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Pinewoods Elementary students play a 'Get the Job' game

2-5-8-GRADUATE!

By Meg Daradanova Estero Volunteers Fuel Junior Achievement Economic Literacy Initiative Have you taught your middle schooler how ...
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Culture & Character: A Football Story

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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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A Prodigy & His Paintings

Nalin Isme with Estero Fine Art Show Director Patty Narozny
By Scott Graison There is a rich history of art and culture in Southwest Florida. If what’s happening in Estero presently is any indication, the future looks extremely bright for the next generation of artistic enterprise. Meet Nalin Isme, a ...
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LJ’s Corner— Stealth Eavesdroppers

LJs corner
Ever watch those made-for-TV movies? You know, those sappy but happy love stories where the requisite conflict arises between two lovers because one of them eavesdrops on a partial conversation, then sneaks away before hearing the crucial part? “Oh Marsha, ...
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7 Questions with Rick Gallo, Benefit Auctioneer

Rick Gallo
Rick Gallo could be called an “accidental auctioneer,” stumbling upon this secondary (and mostly unpaid) career after stepping up to the mic for a March of Dimes auction in 2003. He and his wife, Barb, have owned and operated CloseWatch ...
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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 ...

SPONSORED PARTNERS

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 a warm welcome and great ...
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 ...

BRITISH OPEN PUB: A Gastronomic Bridge over the Atlantic Pond

By Dr. Phill Morgan The landlord and landlady of the British Open Pub, Bernard and Ann Nabbs, have a fascinating story. Although their pub has ...
Estero Life Magazine August Edition
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‘LifePod’ Inventor Wins State Competition, Competes in Nationals Following his victory at the Thomas Edison Regional Inventors Fair at Florida ...
Hurricane Damage

Be Prepared If Disaster Strikes…

Hurricane season is now upon us. It began June 1 and runs through November 30 ...

Estero Life Magazine Named ‘Business of the Year’ 2019

The Estero Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes an outstanding person, business and nonprofit impacting the ...

Join the Grub Club at Koreshan State Park

Koreshan State Park Naturalist Grub Club 2019 Join a Florida Master Naturalist at Koreshan State ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

‘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 ...

MAY: Youthful Inspiration, ‘Super’ Moms! and a Legacy…

Nearly every “search” for the month of May returns at least one reference to “the merry, merry month of May.” The original song that some of you may remember as “While Strolling Through the Park One Day” actually dates back to 1884 and was sung by Judy Garland in the movie “Strike Up The Band.” It was also performed by ...