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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Estero Couple Answers God’s Call to Help Victims of Sex Trafficking

By Craig Handel   More than 25 years ago, Neale Donald Walsh started writing a series of books called “Conversations With God.” The books stayed on The New York Times best-seller list for 137 weeks. Missionaries Sally and Lowell Senitz can relate. At God’s calling, they went to Romania, Haiti, Sudan and the Kibera Slums…

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Estero’s Real Estate Market is Flaming Hot!

By Craig Handel   Bidding wars. Buying homes sight unseen. Buying with cash. In the past year, the Estero real estate market hasn’t just heated up, it’s “en fuego.” With the combination of low inventory, people working remotely and this area’s growing reputation, home values are rising – in some cases, by the hour. In…

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Estero family trains top swimmers in Southwest Florida

By Craig Handel Photos by Brad Young   When Don Henshaw was 4 or 5, his mother, June, taught him to swim. When his daughters, Jen and Heather, were in preschool, Don and his wife, Connie, taught them to swim. And as soon as Heather’s children, Cadence and Keelan, and Jen’s children, Parker and Karter,…

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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 ...
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Estero Couple Answers God’s Call to Help Victims of Sex Trafficking

By Craig Handel Wings of Shelter International   More than 25 years ago, Neale Donald Walsh started writing a series of books called “Conversations With God.” The books stayed on The New York Times best-seller list for 137 weeks. Missionaries ...
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Estero’s Real Estate Market is Flaming Hot!

By Craig Handel   Bidding wars. Buying homes sight unseen. Buying with cash. In the past year, the Estero real estate market hasn’t just heated up, it’s “en fuego.” With the combination of low inventory, people working remotely and this ...
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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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Nominate 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? Nominate an Estero influencer for the Village of Estero Top 25 Persons of Greatest Influence 2021. The purpose of this award is ...
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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 ...

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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 that cannot be found elsewhere. ...

Beyond Steak & Seafood: Charley’s Boat House chef casts creative vision for ‘next level’ cuisine

By Laura J. Cummings Gates Photos by Autumn Gates Who knew a place that’s been around for nearly half a century could deliver such surprising epicurean delights? Charley’s Boat House ...

Here’s to Tasty Tapas & Togetherness at T42

By Autumn Gates “I live in the moment. I don’t worry or stress about anything,” says Anthony Quattrochi, owner of the newly opened T42 restaurant. ...

Amfora Fuses History, Hospitality into Innovative Mediterranean Cuisine

By Autumn Gates Hospitality comes naturally for Gzim Molabeciri. “I was born in a hotel,” says the Montenegro native who has helped open numerous hotels, ...
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Estero High School honors first Estero Mayor Nick Batos

Estero High School Principal Michael Amabile, former Principal Clayton Simmons, Culinary Program Chef Shanna Ross ...
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What are the functions of the Estero Village Council and Estero’s Planning, Zoning and Design Board?

Village of Estero Village Council When the Village of Estero adopted its Land Development Code ...

FGCU Presents Findings from Estero River Study

Estero River L. Donald Duke, PhD, a professor of ecology and environmental studies in The ...
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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 ...