Everblades Reload Roster for 2021, Ready to Take On ‘Unfinished Business’

By Craig HandelPhotos by Brad Young   The Florida Everblades rarely have a problem luring and retaining talent. Estero’s professional ice hockey franchise almost always makes it to the postseason, offers shorts-wearing weather throughout the winter, and has loyal booster club members who treat players like their own children or grandchildren. So when the Everblades…

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Emma’s Echo – Estero Teen’s Life Inspires Others

By Laura J. Cummings   By all accounts, Emma Bullock was an unusual teenager. She didn’t gossip about the social misfits—she befriended them. “Emma was special,” said Tony LaMantia, her former youth pastor at Riverside Church. “She was kind-hearted naturally, and she was very aware of the quiet or shy person in the room.” Most…

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Estero Life Magazine Marks 5th Anniversary Partnering with Presstige Printing to Produce Estero’s Premier Publication

By Laura J. Cummings   Estero Life Magazine can proudly claim its status as the first lifestyle magazine exclusively created for the Estero community. Its roots predate the incorporation of the Village of Estero — Florida’s second youngest city at just 7 years old. The first printed issue hit Estero mailboxes in September 2010. However,…

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Growing ‘Florida’s Silicon Valley’

FGCU School of Entrepreneurship opens new facilities for its innovation incubator By Craig Handel Photos by Brad Young   Having started college at age 15 and worked on her master’s in entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University while opening a business at age 20, Myra Jaimes has encountered many educational opportunities. As she contemplated an…

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Home From Hollywood: Catching Up with Ben and Casey

By Laura J. Cummings   When country crooner Ben Allen captured America’s attention on NBC’s “The Voice” last fall, Casey Bishop knew something no one else in Estero did. On Nov. 16, 2020, as America watched Allen battle it out in his first head-to-head competition, Bishop —15 years old at the time — was in…

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Everblades Reload Roster for 2021, Ready to Take On ‘Unfinished Business’

Florida Everblades get direction from Coach Brad Ralph By Craig HandelPhotos by Brad Young   The Florida Everblades rarely have ...
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Emma’s Echo – Estero Teen’s Life Inspires Others

By Laura J. Cummings   Emma Bullock with Best Buddies Club members at Estero High School By all ...
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Estero Life Magazine marks 5th anniversary partnering with Presstige Printing

Estero Life Magazine Marks 5th Anniversary Partnering with Presstige Printing to Produce Estero’s Premier Publication

By Laura J. Cummings   Wendy Gexler, Kris Kasten and Gary Israel Estero Life Magazine can proudly claim its status as the first lifestyle magazine exclusively created for the Estero community. Its roots predate the incorporation of the Village of ...
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Growing ‘Florida’s Silicon Valley’

FGCU School of Entrepreneurship opens new facilities for its innovation incubator By Craig Handel Photos by Brad Young   Masters student Jakub Adamowicz at the new School of Entrepreneurship Having started college at age 15 and worked on her master’s ...
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LJ’s Corner—Drowning in a Sea of Alphabet Soup

FYI, tried and true acronyms and abbreviations have been with us for decades. In fact, the word “tips” is actually an acronym for ‘“To Insure Prompt Service.” But let me just say, folks, what with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook — uh, ...
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Emma’s Echo – Estero Teen’s Life Inspires Others

Haley Marra and Emma Bullock with Sohitha at prom
By Laura J. Cummings   Emma Bullock with Best Buddies Club members at Estero High School By all accounts, Emma Bullock was an unusual teenager. She didn’t gossip about the social misfits—she befriended them. “Emma was special,” said Tony LaMantia, ...
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Dining

DINING

Carini's Pizzeria & Trattoria Exterior

Come to Carini’s for Classic Italian Food & Famiglia

Carini's Outdoor Seating By Autumn Gates   In today’s fast-paced culture, Carini’s Pizzeria & Trattoria offers a glimmer of the Old World. In a time ...

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The Saloon Wood Fired Grill Interior

Kick Back at The Saloon for Real American Cuisine & Cocktails

The Saloon Wood Fired Grill Interior By Laura J. Cummings   You won’t find dusty boots or spittoons at The Saloon at Coconut Point Mall, and the menu might be ...
Lapa's Costa Rican Bistro

Authenticity Shines at Lapa’s Costa Rican Bistro

By Autumn Gates Lapa's Interior Whether you’re a regular at Lapa’s or you are entering the bistro for the first time, you can be assured you will be greeted with ...
The Food Rock whole snapper

The Food Rock Café opens at University Village with Caribbean-inspired cuisine

The Food Rock whole snapper With a permanent location at University Village Shops & Dining, fans of The Food Rock’s Caribbean island-inspired cuisine no longer ...

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 ...
Estero Life Magazine October 2021 Cover
Estero Life Magazine September 2021 Cover
Village News

VILLAGE NEWS

Village Connection – How Can Homeowners Help Protect the Environment?

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The Village of Estero has launched an educational campaign to help Estero residents understand how their actions can affect the ...
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Chris Phillips selected to serve as Village of Estero Finance Director

Chris Phillips Chris Phillips joined the Village staff on August 16, 2021, after having served ...
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Village Connection – Cyber Security for the Village and its Residents

The Village of Estero is in the process of moving all software and data storage ...
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Village Connection: Capital Improvement Program 2021

Estero Parkway Capital Improvement Project Discussion The Village is in the process of planning its ...
Publisher's Messages

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 ...