ROY’S HAWAIIAN FUSION: Say ‘Aloha’ to Fine Food & Friendly Service

By Laura J. Cummings Where do you go when you’re craving a fine dining experience without all the pretension of waitstaff in tuxes? If it’s a warm welcome and great food you’re seeking, consider Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in Bonita Springs. While the servers dress in professional black attire rather than kitschy Hawaiian shirts, they…

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A Prodigy & His Paintings

By Scott Graison There is a rich history of art and culture in Southwest Florida. If what’s happening in Estero presently is any indication, the future looks extremely bright for the next generation of artistic enterprise. Meet Nalin Isme, a kid with a unique name and even more unique artwork. Nalin just completed fifth grade…

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A Balanced Anchor: Rachel Pierce Weighs in on Family, Career & Art

By Meg Daradanova     To say Rachel Pierce is famous in Southwest Florida would be an understatement. She isn’t trailed by paparazzi, but she is better than a celebrity: Rachel is “family.” The Estero resident is welcomed into thousands of homes each morning in the early hours between 4:30-7 a.m. As NBC-2 News morning anchor,…

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FISH-TALE WATERFRONT DINING: Enjoy Seafood & Marine Life on the Bay

By Laura J. Cummings Hungry boaters often travel by sea to the restaurant at Fish-Tale Marina, but it’s also well worth the drive to the southern end of Fort Myers Beach. Tucked behind the Santini Marina Plaza Shops, Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining is a bit of a hidden treasure on the bay side of Estero Boulevard.…

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Wines of Tuscany

By Dinah Leach Thinking of the region of Tuscany conjures up romantic images for most people, whether they have visited this area of Italy or not: gently rolling hillsides peppered with grape vines and olive trees, and the glow of sunlight, said to be like nowhere else on earth. Add in ancient Roman ruins, Renaissance…

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A Balanced Anchor: Rachel Pierce Weighs in on Family, Career & Art

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By Dinah Leach Thinking of the region of Tuscany conjures up romantic images for most people, whether they have visited this area of Italy or not: gently rolling hillsides peppered with grape vines and olive trees, and the glow of ...
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Finding a Firefighter: Ancestry search reunites siblings

Smoking Siblings: Amber, Alan, Ara, Matt and Kasey
By Scott Graison It’s a story that stretches from right here in Estero to Virginia to New Jersey to Colorado, and even, perhaps, reverberates throughout the universe. Ara Hagopian is an Estero firefighter whose role, in part, is to help ...
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7 Questions with Rick Gallo, Benefit Auctioneer

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Rick Gallo could be called an “accidental auctioneer,” stumbling upon this secondary (and mostly unpaid) career after stepping up to the mic for a March of Dimes auction in 2003. He and his wife, Barb, have owned and operated CloseWatch ...
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LJ’s Corner—Memories from the Senses

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As a kid visiting my grandmother, I remember the intoxicating aroma that filled the air surrounding the Wonder Bread factory in Jackson Heights, Queens, just two blocks from where she lived. After a proper “Hi Nana!”, I’d climb the apartment ...
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ROY’S HAWAIIAN FUSION: Say ‘Aloha’ to Fine Food & Friendly Service

By Laura J. Cummings Where do you go when you’re craving a fine dining experience without all the pretension of waitstaff in tuxes? If it’s ...

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FISH-TALE WATERFRONT DINING: Enjoy Seafood & Marine Life on the Bay

By Laura J. Cummings Hungry boaters often travel by sea to the restaurant at Fish-Tale Marina, but it’s also well worth the drive to the southern end of Fort Myers ...

BRITISH OPEN PUB: A Gastronomic Bridge over the Atlantic Pond

By Dr. Phill Morgan The landlord and landlady of the British Open Pub, Bernard and Ann Nabbs, have a fascinating story. Although their pub has been going strong in Bonita ...

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: 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 ...
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Praying for America

National Day of Prayer 2019
The Estero Houses of Worship joined together for an hour of directed prayer during lunch hour on May 2 as ...

Join the Grub Club at Koreshan State Park

Koreshan State Park Naturalist Grub Club 2019 Join a Florida Master Naturalist at Koreshan State ...
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Wildcats Win Third District Title

Members of the Estero High School Softball Team celebrate their third consecutive district title. The ...
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Parks, Recreation & Open Space: Master Plan Update

Have you recently participated in a survey, focus group or public forum asking for your ...
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Happy Birthday, America!!

I love celebrating the 4th of July. I also love fireworks (the louder the boom, the better)! And, as an unabashed patriotic individual, I enjoy performing our National Anthem. Did you know that the United States did NOT have a national anthem until President Woodrow Wilson designated “The Star Spangled Banner” as our anthem in 1931? For me, Francis Scott ...

ESTERO… A most heartfelt, heartwarming Heart-healthy community!

We are excited to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Karin Petrocelli for being voted Estero Life Magazine’s “Mom of the Year”! We had terrific response for our first contest, with voting for our three finalists coming down to the wire on Mother’s Day. Our cover story reveals the winner’s new look following her makeover by Allie’s Boutique and Beehive Beauty ...

MAY: Youthful Inspiration, ‘Super’ Moms! and a Legacy…

Nearly every “search” for the month of May returns at least one reference to “the merry, merry month of May.” The original song that some of you may remember as “While Strolling Through the Park One Day” actually dates back to 1884 and was sung by Judy Garland in the movie “Strike Up The Band.” It was also performed by ...

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 ...
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