Sally Smith, Zonta Woman of the Year: A Passion for People in Remote Guatemala

By Laura J. Cummings You’ve heard “it takes a village,” but Estero Rotarian Sally Smith has singlehandedly led the charge to transform a village in a mountainous region of rural Guatemala. Before meeting Smith, the women of Santa Eulalia, Guatemala, had to walk a considerable distance down to the river to fetch drinking water, then…

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Invention Runs in the Blood: Father-Son Duo Seeks Solutions for a Better Future

By D.K. Christi Hayden Fuller is an active fourth grader who enjoys riding dirt bikes, painting and doing karate — oh, and he’s also an inventor. Recognized for creating a life-saving pod for temporary living in the aftermath of a storm, Fuller took top honors at the Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors…

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NAPLES COASTAL KITCHEN at Gulf Coast Town Center

By Laura J. Cummings It’s not often a locally owned restaurant is able to open a second location in under one year. That’s how good Naples Coastal Kitchen is. About 11 months after Stuart Bell and his business partners opened the original restaurant, they celebrated the opening of an even larger location at Gulf Coast…

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A Dirt Road to Wellness: The Happehatchee Experience

By Scott Graison                I lie on my back, with my eyes closed. I am perfectly relaxed in a state of tranquility. I find my mind taken to worlds I’ve never before experienced. I float in clouds. I envision Native Americans up close. I visualize grand fields of never-ending grass. I drift in shallow, calm waters…

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One Small Step Toward a Full Life: The Challenges of Prader-Willi

By Meg Daradanova On a sunny Sunday morning, Estero Community Park is teeming with activity. A couple hundred people have shown up for the inaugural One Small Step Walk to benefit the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Volunteers are handling sign-up, silent auction tables, entertainment and refreshments. Amanda Tokarski, a resident of Estero and the event’s…

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Sally Smith, Zonta Woman of the Year: A Passion for People in Remote Guatemala

By Laura J. Cummings You’ve heard “it takes a village,” but Estero Rotarian Sally Smith has singlehandedly led the charge ...
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Invention Runs in the Blood: Father-Son Duo Seeks Solutions for a Better Future

By D.K. Christi Hayden Fuller is an active fourth grader who enjoys riding dirt bikes, painting and doing ...
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A Dirt Road to Wellness: The Happehatchee Experience

By Scott Graison                I lie on my back, with my eyes closed. I am perfectly relaxed in a state of tranquility. I find my mind taken to worlds I’ve never before experienced. I float in clouds. I envision Native Americans ...
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One Small Step Toward a Full Life: The Challenges of Prader-Willi

By Meg Daradanova On a sunny Sunday morning, Estero Community Park is teeming with activity. A couple hundred people have shown up for the inaugural One Small Step Walk to benefit the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Volunteers are handling sign-up, ...
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LJ’s Corner: Don’t Walk Backwards

LJ’s Corner—Ponders From In and Out of My Mind Don’t Walk Backwards… Seems like common sense to not walk backwards. We do it anyway. I learned the hard way this is not a good idea. Noticing that my pool cage was ...
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125th Anniversary of the Koreshan Unity Settling in Estero

Koreshan State Park held a community celebration on Feb. 9 to recognize the 125th anniversary of the Koreshan Unity settlement in Estero. Among the many highlights of the morning were the array of traditional Koreshan recipes featured at the Cast ...
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NAPLES COASTAL KITCHEN at Gulf Coast Town Center

By Laura J. Cummings It’s not often a locally owned restaurant is able to open a second location in under one year. That’s how good ...

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Agave dining review

AGAVE: A Fine Dining Fiesta!

By Laura J. Cummings Let’s be honest. The best Mexican food usually comes from mom-and-pop shops with authentic taste but average (or below) ambience. Not so with Agave! This rare ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...
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The Village of Estero’s First Stormwater Master Plan

The Village of Estero’s first Stormwater Master Plan was presented to Village Council on March 6. This represents the completion ...

Flood Maps & Building Permits

New flood maps offer potential for cost savings You may be able to save money ...

2019 Projects

As we begin 2019, Estero residents can look forward to significant public projects to come. ...

ESTERO: A YEAR IN REVIEW

2018 has been a productive year for the Village of Estero. The Village’s leadership has ...
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April… The Pause that Refreshes!

As the McDonald’s jingle used to say, “You deserve a break today.” That’s how I sometimes feel after withstanding the rigors of the busy winter season. For many, it was night after night after night involved with one event or another — all doing wonderful things and supporting amazing causes — but we need a “time out.” Hopefully we have ...

Spring is in the Air…But oh, so much more in the month of March!

First things first, Happy 4th Anniversary to the Village of Estero! This new year promises to bring many visible changes to our community. Capital improvements will be taking place from corner to corner to improve transportation throughout Estero. More new businesses are on the horizon, and partnerships have expanded to improve the Estero lifestyle. And now from the “jungles” of ...

‘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 ...
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