Set Sail for the world’s finest food & wine offerings

“Like Velcro, I put people together,” says General Manager and Co-founder of Sails Restaurant Velko Pavicevic. It’s not just an easy way to remember his name; it’s a philosophy for running a successful restaurant. Velko puts together a top-notch staff so other people can come together to relax, laugh, make memories and build relationships—all over…

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Estero Life Magazine Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest and reminded us how lovely our corner of paradise truly is! Contest winners: 1st Place — Charlie Egli: Special Friends (photo on page 12) 2nd Place — Tiffany Misenko: Deer Family in the Misty Morning 3rd Place — Jesse Stein: Colorful, Cloudy Estero Bay Sunset People’s Choice…

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Strengthen your immune system through moving your body

In the current climate, building a healthy immune system has become more important than ever. We asked local fitness experts for tips to keep the respiratory, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems going strong. Move your whole body & ‘breathe healthy’ In the early 1900s, Joseph Pilates – who developed one of the most popular full-body workouts…

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Meet Estero Mom Vee Patel: ‘Angel’ for Local Children with Neurogenetic Disorders

A visitor enters We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym and is greeted by a tiny voice.“Hi,” Zara Patel says, her brown eyes look right at him. She then smiles and extends her hand. “She’s my little curious butterfly,” says her mother, Vandana “Vee” Patel. The 6 year old then leafs through a magazine. However, she…

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Estero Author Aims to Improve Youths’ Enjoyment of ‘America’s Favorite Pastime’

Despite being a successful athlete, bar and restaurant owner and sales executive for a computer company, Kevin Gallagher always wanted to write a book about hitting a baseball. The crack of the bat, the ball sailing in the air and the cha nce to zip around the bases is one of the best athletic feelings.…

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Set Sail for the world’s finest food & wine offerings

“Like Velcro, I put people together,” says General Manager and Co-founder of Sails Restaurant Velko Pavicevic. It’s not just an ...
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Estero Life Magazine Photo Contest Winners

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Strengthen your immune system through moving your body

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In the current climate, building a healthy immune system has become more important than ever. We asked local fitness experts for tips to keep the respiratory, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems going strong. Move your whole body & ‘breathe healthy’ In ...
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Meet Estero Mom Vee Patel: ‘Angel’ for Local Children with Neurogenetic Disorders

Ankur and Vee Patel with Zara and Aman at We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym
A visitor enters We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym and is greeted by a tiny voice.“Hi,” Zara Patel says, her brown eyes look right at him. She then smiles and extends her hand. “She’s my little curious butterfly,” says her ...
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Tell us about your new hobby!

Have you taken up a new hobby since COVID-19? According to a new survey by STORAGECafe, 1 in 4 Floridians have! Cooking, crafting and gardening are popular choices. Then there's the rare ones, like ventriloquism! We would love to hear ...
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Residents of Pelican Landing and The Colony raise nearly $300,000 to benefit The Bridge Fund pandemic relief

The Bridge Fund partners with Eva's Closet to provide supplies for a Back to School event in the fall
Since 2012, The Bridge Fund, a Pelican Landing-based charity, has made more than $1.2 million in awards to local residents in need of emergency financial assistance. TBF has helped those with nowhere left to turn avoid eviction, restore utilities, put ...
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Set Sail for the world’s finest food & wine offerings

“Like Velcro, I put people together,” says General Manager and Co-founder of Sails Restaurant Velko Pavicevic. It’s not just an easy way to remember his ...

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Wine Appreciation 101

So, you’re starting to drink wine (or have been drinking more wine during COVID quarantine!) and would like to know more about it. Learning about wine can be intimidating and ...
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HARVEST & WISDOM: Hyperlocal, organic-garden goodness challenges the way we think about food

By Autumn Gates Harvest & Wisdom makes “eat local” an understatement. What’s on your plate may have been harvested from the onsite, organic garden as little as 30 minutes earlier. ...
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Olde Florida Chop House: A Boutique Steakhouse of Distinct Quality

By Laura J. Cummings Just like the boutique hotel it’s housed in, the Olde Florida Chop House offers something unique and elegant, elevating the typical ...
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Zino Ristorante: Gifting its Guests with Good Food & Hospitality

By Autumn Gates Zino Ristorante touts itself as “a gift from Zeus” (the meaning of the name) and it’s easy to see why: it’s the ...
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Estero’s Fascinating Past

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While the Village of Estero was officially incorporated on Dec. 31, 2014, Estero’s original founding was more than a century ...
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Coronavirus Resources

As we continue to navigate through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of ...
2020 Census

Respond Now for the 2020 Census!

By April 1, every home in Estero should have received an invitation to participate in ...
Estero Capital Improvement Plan

What is the Capital Improvement Plan…and Why Should You Participate?

What is the Capital Improvement Plan…and Why Should You Participate? What do you think Estero ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Missing the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ (Did I just say that??)

Most of us will remember how we dreaded the “dog days of summer” — when it was hot and muggy, vacations were over, the kids were bored, and we were at wit’s end trying to decide how to cope until school resumed (usually after Labor Day). Fast-forward to 2020, where we have had incessant, record heat, no opportunity to even ...

God Bless America!!

Or should it be even more personal, as in, “God, Bless America”? So far this year, so many of our traditions and holidays have been skewered by the coronavirus that I am hoping everyone will stop long enough to think about what it means to be an American. What is it that you are most thankful for? I also encourage ...

The Essence of Change & Adaptability

Change…for three months now we have been subjected to some of the most intense “change” I can remember!  There are but a handful of events that come to mind which have resulted in so change and uncertainty in our country: the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, 9/11 terrorist attacks, school/mass shootings and now this COVID-19 pandemic. I ...

May 2020… So, what now?

That will depend upon how each of us reacts to the current situation. We all have a choice as to how we move forward. Paul Harris, founder of the 115-year-old Rotary International stated, “The power of combined effort knows no limits.” We must all decide how we want this chapter in our history to play out! I must admit, sitting ...