Vote for the Estero Life Photo Contest People’s Choice Award

The 16 finalists have been selected. Now you can vote for your favorite image from Southwest Florida! The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be published in the August issue of Estero Life Magazine, along with the judges’ picks for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention winners. Thanks to all who…

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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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Hurricane Season in SWFL: Be Prepared!

Hurricane season is now upon us and runs through November 30. It is important for residents to be mindful of ways to protect themselves and their families in the event of hurricane or tropical storm activity affecting our area. Everyone should make an emergency supply kit and create a family emergency plan BEFORE a storm…

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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 even overwhelming! Where to start? What wine to pick out at the store? What if you don’t like it and just paid $20 for the…

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Vote for the Estero Life Photo Contest People’s Choice Award

The 16 finalists have been selected. Now you can vote for your favorite image from Southwest Florida! The winner of ...
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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 ...
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Estero Author Aims to Improve Youths’ Enjoyment of ‘America’s Favorite Pastime’

Kevin Gallagher helps young players learn to hit the ball
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 ...
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Hurricane Season in SWFL: Be Prepared!

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Hurricane season is now upon us and runs through November 30. It is important for residents to be mindful of ways to protect themselves and their families in the event of hurricane or tropical storm activity affecting our area. Everyone ...
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Where Is God When Bad Things Happen?

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Where is God when bad things happen? This question on the minds of many individuals today is as old as the history of humankind. The answer is actually found in the oldest record of human behavior. In the Old Testament ...
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7 Questions with Linda Cunning: Executive Director, New Horizons of Southwest Florida

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On March 1, just 12 days prior to the state of national emergency called for COVID-19, Linda Cunning entered her role as the new executive director for New Horizons of Southwest Florida. Her challenging transition was aided by an incredible ...
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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 ...

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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 steakhouse experience into something more ...
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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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A Taste of Peru: Authentic Peruvian Cuisine & Culture, right in Bonita Springs

By Autumn Gates “It’s hard to go somewhere in the U.S. and get real homemade food,” says Raizza Rouillon, co-owner of A Taste of Peru, ...
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Hurricane Season in SWFL: Be Prepared!

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Hurricane season is now upon us and runs through November 30. It is important for residents to be mindful of ...
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Respond Now for the 2020 Census!

By April 1, every home in Estero should have received an invitation to participate in ...
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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 ...
Estero's Lean Management Delivers High Value to Residents

Estero’s Lean Management Delivers High Value to Residents

At the founding of Estero five years ago, one of the promises of its leaders ...
Publisher's Messages

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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 ...

Find a Solitary Place, Take a Deep Breath… and Exhale Slowly!

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I am sitting here contemplating what my message should be for this typically “transitional” month of April, when both Easter and Tax Day cause our seasonal residents to begin their annual migration back north. Instead of joyfully looking back on the excitement of the last six months and looking forward to no more cold fronts and the renewal of spring, ...