New Wave of Healing

Integrative Rehab Medicine provides drug-free remedies for pain By D. K. Christi When pain strikes, the most common approaches are medications, steroid injections and surgery to ease the symptoms or cure the pain. Dr. Sebastian Klisiewicz, a regenerative medicine specialist, suggests a non-pharmaceutical, whole-person approach for qualified candidates, which may be combined with more traditional…

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Cycling for a Cure: Ted Rudich Rides for Type 1 Diabetes

By D.K. Christi Most people ride bicycles for enjoyment and exercise. Some bike competitively for sport. Ted Rudich has a very different reason. “I train and ride expressly to raise funds in my community to support medical research,” explains the top fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Southern Florida chapter. Exercise is merely…

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Coach V: How hard work, humility led to Super Bowl service

By Craig Handel When Kevin Van Duser speaks to local students with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he often tells stories of interacting with some of the biggest names in the National Football League while working at Super Bowl events throughout the past three decades. The awed student athletes always ask one question: “How did…

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Estero’s Greenspaces: Years of Planning Paying Off for Village Residents

By Craig Handel During a recent virtual meeting, members of the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) were eager to hear an update on the long-awaited project known as Estero on the River. And Estero Village Manager Steve Sarkozy was just as eager to give it. While there aren’t many details of how this future…

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Estero Economic Outlook 2021

Tourism down, but real estate booming as we enter new year   Just 31 years ago, Realtor Joe Pavich bought one of the first 800 homes in Estero — and he couldn’t even get a pizza delivered. “Now, I walk to Ruth’s Chris,” Pavich said of the famed steakhouse located at Coconut Point Mall. In…

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New Wave of Healing

Integrative Rehab Medicine provides drug-free remedies for pain By D. K. Christi When pain strikes, the most common approaches are ...
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Cycling for a Cure: Ted Rudich Rides for Type 1 Diabetes

By D.K. Christi Most people ride bicycles for enjoyment and exercise. Some bike competitively for sport. Ted Rudich ...
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Coach V: How hard work, humility led to Super Bowl service

By Craig Handel Kevin Van Duser works parking at the 2019 collegiate football playoffs When Kevin Van Duser speaks to local students with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he often tells stories of interacting with some of the biggest names ...
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Estero’s Greenspaces: Years of Planning Paying Off for Village Residents

By Craig Handel During a recent virtual meeting, members of the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) were eager to hear an update on the long-awaited project known as Estero on the River. And Estero Village Manager Steve Sarkozy was ...
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Estero Chamber hosts new Village Council members

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Estero Chamber panel of new Village Council members   The Estero Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel interview of Estero's three new Village Council members: Joanne Ribble, Jim Ward and Larry Fiesel. The Chamber Executive Speaker Luncheon was held at ...
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7 Questions with Angel Cerritos, Executive Director of Sky Family YMCA

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By Autumn Gates   For the past 16 years, Angel Cerritos has been involved with the YMCA. The opportunities it provided him as a youth paved the way for success in his current role as executive director of the Sky ...
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The Saloon Wins Two SWFL Palm Awards

The Saloon steak and seafood restaurant in the Coconut Shopping Center has won two SWFL Palm Awards. Beverage manager John Tucker, an eight-year Culinary Concepts ...

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Hooked on Snug Harbor: Waterfront restaurant takes ‘fresh catch’ to next level

By Autumn Gates With a relaxing vibe, spectacular views and seafood so fresh it was swimming this morning, Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant is every angler’s (and eater’s) dream. Harbor view ...

Pasta & Grappa: Grappino introduces Southwest Florida to Italian Pomace Brandy

By Autumn Gates “Sometimes I just pinch myself and say, ‘What has happened?’” exclaims Grappino co-owner Ingrid Aielli of the immense success she and her chef husband, Fabrizio, have achieved ...

Best of 2020 Food and Feels… from European to Coastal Cuisine

Southwest Florida has no shortage of excellent cuisine! This year we were privileged to sample the menus of restaurants from a variety of unique cultures ...
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Mykonos Kuzina offers warm welcome & delightful dishes

Mykonos Kuzina is marked by a friendly and down-to-earth ambience that few restaurants possess. The family-owned establishment welcomes guests with colorful décor, Mediterranean aromas and ...
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Meet Joanne Ribble, candidate for Village Council District 1

Joanne Ribble has announced her candidacy for the Village of Estero Council, District 1.  She ...
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Infrastructure Improvements Moving Forward in 2021

Village of Estero residents should expect to see progress on numerous capital improvement project throughout ...

Meet Larry Fiesel: Candidate for Estero Village Council District 2

Larry Fiesel has announced he will run for the District 2 seat on the Village ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

Estero Life Magazine: Pride, Value, Impact

A word from the Publisher: The very first email that I ever received from a reader, way back in September 2010 after publishing our first issue, came from a resident in Bella Terra who wrote, “Congratulations on your new magazine and ‘thank you’ for realizing that Estero was capable of standing on its own two feet! Thanks for taking pride ...

Historically Speaking…

For many of Estero’s 35,000-plus residents who have migrated into our paradise, Estero seems the product of amazing growth and development from just the last 20 years. Most people are unaware that Estero has a truly profound history with great depth and significance, dating back more than 500 years! This issue is dedicated to celebrating the area’s uniquely rich history, ...

Welcome Fall! Time for a change in season…and a change in perspective!

Now that we finally made it to the fall season, by the calendar anyway, I say that we all look forward to slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity and begin to relax and enjoy the Estero lifestyle! Let’s start to venture out, masks and sanitizers in hand, and begin to support the many local businesses that are trying to hang ...

A ‘Double’ Anniversary Celebration!

With this September 2020 issue, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary!! In September 2010, at the bottom of an economic recession, Lifestyle Media Group launched Estero Lifestyle Magazine and gave me the opportunity to serve as publisher and director of sales/marketing. Although the business community was hesitant at first, the overwhelming, positive response from Estero residents was the impetus needed ...