Say It in Greek!

Immersion Language Education in the Heart of Estero By Meg Daradanova Greek language has had an indelible influence upon Western civilization. Helen Keller, a lifelong learner and great admirer of Hellenic culture, once wrote, “If the violin is the most perfect musical instrument, the Greek language is the violin of the human thought.” Yet, few…

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SUSHI-THAI TOO: A Delicious Asian Duo

By Dr. Phill Morgan To step through the doors of Sushi-Thai Too is to enter the warmth and beauty of Asia and to be able to enjoy two very different but superb cuisines: Thai and Japanese. Everyone is guaranteed a smiling “Sawadee” (welcome) from the largely Thai staff who have exceptional experience and knowledge of…

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Pickleball ‘Explodes’ into Estero

By D.K. Christi Many tennis courts in Estero’s gated communities are getting a facelift — reemerging as tennis’ popular cousin, pickleball. If you haven’t heard of this sport, you will. Pickleball is one of America’s fastest growing pastimes. It’s not only sweeping the nation, but it’s hot in Estero. Older communities are rapidly adding pickleball…

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Better Together: Families Helping Families

By D. K. Christi What do jugglers, stilt walkers and circus acts have in common with helping Southwest Florida children in crisis? An upcoming fundraising gala, “A Night of a Million Dreams” featuring Loren Allred, the voice of Jenny Lind from the Oscar-nominated film “The Greatest Showman,” brings a circus themed, fun-filled evening to the…

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Forecasting Estero’s Future: Economic Outlook 2019

By Laura J. Cummings The Fort Myers metropolitan area continues to make the Top 10 lists of both Forbes and USA Today for the fastest growing cities in the U.S. — and Estero is clearly a major contributor to this growth. Construction is booming in the Village of Estero, and all indicators point to continued…

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Say It in Greek!

Immersion Language Education in the Heart of Estero By Meg Daradanova Greek language has had an indelible influence upon Western ...
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Pickleball ‘Explodes’ into Estero

By D.K. Christi Many tennis courts in Estero’s gated communities are getting a facelift — reemerging as tennis’ ...

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Better Together: Families Helping Families

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By D. K. Christi What do jugglers, stilt walkers and circus acts have in common with helping Southwest Florida children in crisis? An upcoming fundraising gala, “A Night of a Million Dreams” featuring Loren Allred, the voice of Jenny Lind ...
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SUSHI-THAI TOO: A Delicious Asian Duo

By Dr. Phill Morgan To step through the doors of Sushi-Thai Too is to enter the warmth and beauty of Asia and to be able ...

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ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY: Relaxed atmosphere & an awe-inspiring aquarium

By Laura J. Cummings Islamorada is Spanish for “purple island,” so named by the earliest explorers of the Florida Keys. But here on the Gulf Coast, the name is associated ...

BEST DINING OF 2018

As we close out another year, it’s time to reflect on the amazing experiences we’ve had and the memories we’ve made. Here at Estero Life, we especially like to reflect ...
Pewter Mug

Longstanding Local Favorite Re-emerges as…The Pewter Mug North

By Gary Israel Photos by Lisa Macias For nearly 50 years, The Pewter Mug has been renowned for its signature cuts of prime rib and ...

Barbatella

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 ...
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Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show

Ann Marie Israel, Sandi Stein

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The 9TH Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show, benefitting Pediatric Behavioral Health, was held on Dec. 3, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Highlights included a “Flower Wall” and silent auction, the luncheon and the main event — a fashion show featuring trends from fine stores such as Evelyn & Arthur, Brodeur Carvell, Gigi’s Children’s Boutique, Jennifer’s, Patchington’s, Dillards, White House Black Market and many others. Particularly endearing is the use of Golisano patients as models of the children’s fashions. This annual fashion show is a hallmark of fundraising for the Children’s Hospital.

Estero High School Culinary Program

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An Evening Under the Shadow Wood

Students in the Estero High School Culinary Program put their skills to the test to prepare a meal for the Third Annual Evening Under the Shadow Wood fundraising dinner at Shadow Wood Golf & Country Club on Dec. 17. The sold-out event included a one-hour competition team demonstration. Students created a three-course meal as guests watched this live cooking show. The meal consisted of filet mignon, a signature salad and a trio dessert. This unique dinner fundraiser provides travel funds for the EHS culinary competition team to compete in Orlando.

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Flood Maps & Building Permits

New flood maps offer potential for cost savings You may be able to save money on your homeowners insurance this ...
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Farmers Market Finds

Fall has arrived, and the Coconut Point Farmers Market is back! New to the Thursday ...

Village of Estero Budget

Lower taxes, better roads & environmental preservation The Village of Estero has lowered its tax ...

Village Moves to Protect Green Space & Provide Access to the Estero River

“Preserve the land along the Estero River!” “We don’t want a cinder block on every ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

‘What the World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love!’

…"It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” How many of you remember this “feel good” song of the mid-’60s, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and first released by Jackie DeShannon? I certainly do! Singing the chorus at the top of our lungs at a Friday night sock-hop! In this month of February, noted for the ...

Happy New Year, 2019!

As the Village of Estero reaches its fourth anniversary, we pause, briefly, to catch our breath from the tremendous list of accomplishments this past year, to gaze into our crystal ball and into our future. That “crystal ball” comes in the form of a number of talented, informed experts around our area who have offered us their professional opinions on ...

And Now The End is Near…

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“Ol’ Blue Eyes” might have been right about the cycle of life we all face, but for this purpose, I am speaking about coming to the end of another spectacular year in the Village of Estero, full of many accomplishments. It seems like only yesterday we were putting Hurricane Irma behind us and looking forward to the promises of the ...

A Time for Giving Thanks…

As residents of the Village of Estero, we all have a great deal for which to be thankful. So right off, let me encourage everyone to exercise your right to VOTE on November 6 to preserve what we value. On behalf of Estero Life Magazine and our entire staff, we are very thankful for celebrating our 2nd anniversary since becoming ...
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