Listen to Your Heart – Two Women’s Tales of Hope and Caution

By Cheryl Mandell   Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Two Southwest Florida women, with two harrowing stories of survival, deliver one important message. At age 31, Kisha Stewart suddenly suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack two weeks after the birth of her child. At age 25, Brittany Thornton experienced “broken heart…

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Senior Connections Bonita Senior Center Offers Group Activities, Resources & Camaraderie

 By D. K. Christi   Build a senior center and they will come. That’s the idea behind the newly incorporated Bonita Senior Center, serving residents of Estero, Bonita Springs and North Naples. Residents in these communities have an average age of 62, according to a demographic study completed in 2019 by Tom Felke, Florida Gulf…

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A Cat Café? Purrfect!

By Tara September   Tokyo, New York City and now Southwest Florida. Located in Gulf Coast Town Center, Cattyshack Café brings the popular cat café trend here to Lee County while saving thousands of local feline lives in the process — 1,271 to be exact since it opened its doors in June 2020.   What…

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A Ruff Life? Not for Estero’s Pampered Pooches!

By Samantha Roesler To many pet owners, their fur babies are like children. They want nothing but the best doctors and professionals handling their pets. Luckily for Estero residents, there are many local pet professionals who are determined to provide top services to ensure happy and healthy pooches.   Training Together Those in Estero looking…

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Beholding Beauty: Artists of Estero Exhibit at COCO Art Gallery

By D.K. Christi   Browsing the COCO Art Gallery is a feast for the senses — 7,000 square feet of eye-catching exhibits from local artists, all in one place. Located near the main entrance to Coconut Point Mall, the gallery is a non-profit cooperative owned by the Art Council of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL), featuring the…

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Listen to Your Heart – Two Women’s Tales of Hope and Caution

AHA National Real Woman SWFL Kisha Stewart By Cheryl Mandell   Would you know if you were having a heart ...
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Senior Connections Bonita Senior Center Offers Group Activities, Resources & Camaraderie

Norma and David Reynolds at FUNch Bunch  By D. K. Christi   Build a senior center and they ...
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A Cat Café? Purrfect!

Volunteers Grace Labbe and Matthew Morinello By Tara September   Tokyo, New York City and now Southwest Florida. Located in Gulf Coast Town Center, Cattyshack Café brings the popular cat café trend here to Lee County while saving thousands of ...
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A Ruff Life? Not for Estero’s Pampered Pooches!

Dog Trainer Joe De Simone By Samantha Roesler To many pet owners, their fur babies are like children. They want nothing but the best doctors and professionals handling their pets. Luckily for Estero residents, there are many local pet professionals ...
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Senior Connections Bonita Senior Center Offers Group Activities, Resources & Camaraderie

Bonita Senior Center FUNch Bunch
Norma and David Reynolds at FUNch Bunch  By D. K. Christi   Build a senior center and they will come. That’s the idea behind the newly incorporated Bonita Senior Center, serving residents of Estero, Bonita Springs and North Naples. Residents ...
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New exhibit at Estero Historical Society honors legacy of founder

Estero Creek Schoolhouse
There are people who, without achieving fame for themselves, manage to accomplish many things on behalf of their community.  The community of Estero, Fla., can look to the legacy of Mimi Straub for just such accomplishments. Starting May 14, 2022, ...
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DINING

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Bayfront’s Tantalizing Trio

By Cheryl Mandell If you haven’t been to Bayfront in Naples lately, you’re in for some tasty surprises down at the bay. With revamped, remodeled ...

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De Adriatico: A Taste of the Mediterranean on the Gulf Coast

De Adriatico patio By Autumn Gates Chic and modern on the outside with a simple yet striking dining space, De Adriatico invites the community to appreciate the tantalizing flavors of ...
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Yabba Island Grill: Upscale Seafood With a Breezy Tropical Feel

By Katie Roberts Fifth Avenue South is known for its energetic nightlife, unique boutiques, and of course, the diverse selection of restaurants. For top-notch seafood, Yabba Island Grill has long ...
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Del Mar Delights the Senses With Masterful Mediterranean Cuisine

By Autumn Gates   “We want every day to be like a first date,” says Rick Giannasi, general manager of the newly opened Mediterranean coastal ...

Harvest & Wisdom Restaurant at Shangri-La Springs re-opens, welcomes new chef

Executive Chef Michael Swartz is leading the recently reopened farm-to-table restaurant in Historic Downtown Bonita Springs, FL   Chef Michael Swartz of Harvest & Wisdom ...
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Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

Village Connection – Hurricane Season in SWFL

Village of Estero
It’s that time again to prepare for hurricane season. It begins on June 1 and runs through November 30 with ...

Estero Utility Extension Update

A critical piece of the Village’s efforts to improve the quality of water in the ...
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7 Years to Celebrate

Estero Parkway As the Village of Estero marks its seventh anniversary this month with a ...
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Village Connection – Meet the Village of Estero Staff

The Village of Estero keeps taxes low with“government lite” operations. Many functions, such as waste ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Happy Birthday, Estero!

Gary Israel, President & PublisherEstero Life Magazine My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday that the Village of Estero incorporated, and we elected our very first Village Council. For those of us living here at the time, it was a very proud moment. For those who have settled into Estero since that time, you will be surprised to ...

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 ...