Hilary Marciano and her baby at the Marc and Barb Designs Co. booth, Miromar Outlets farmers market

Open-Air Shopping: Farmers markets offer unique finds, bring foot traffic to local malls

By Web Admin / September 29, 2020

Farmers markets are so much more than cute places to go for fresh produce, homemade specialty foods and handcrafted gifts. In Lee County, they’re a…

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THE LIFT PROJECT: Giving Happiness a Boost

By Web Admin / September 29, 2020

Would you like to be at least 30 percent happier? That’s the promise of The Lift Project, a 10-week program designed to “lift your mood…

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Karine Belisle started making goat cheese during COVID

Novel Hobbies Sprout from Novel Coronavirus Shutdowns

By Web Admin / September 29, 2020

Is there a silver lining to quarantine season? The novel coronavirus has given many people a chance to slow down, reflect on priorities, shift focus…

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Pediatric mental health ‘epidemic’ collides with COVID pandemic

By Web Admin / September 1, 2020

How Kids’ Minds Matter is helping local children cope Even before the current pandemic, the Southwest Florida region was dealing with an epidemic in children’s…

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Casual Eats

By Web Admin / August 31, 2020

As restaurants everywhere adjust to the “new normal,” we set out to find the best casual eateries in the area. Burntwood Tavern, Tommy Bahama Marlin…

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Get Involved in the Budget Process!

By Web Admin / August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts Budget Heading into the new fiscal year, revenues from the gas tax, municipal revenue sharing and the half-cent sales tax all are projected…

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Moving onto Campus — COVID-style

By Web Admin / August 31, 2020

The Florida Gulf Coast University Class of 2024 is starting their college journey a bit differently than previous crops of freshmen. Although COVID-19 canceled their high…

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Set Sail for the world’s finest food & wine offerings

By Web Admin / August 1, 2020

“Like Velcro, I put people together,” says General Manager and Co-founder of Sails Restaurant Velko Pavicevic. It’s not just an easy way to remember his…

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Estero Life Magazine Photo Contest Winners

By Web Admin / July 31, 2020

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest and reminded us how lovely our corner of paradise truly is! Contest winners: 1st Place — Charlie…

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Strengthen your immune system through moving your body

By Web Admin / July 31, 2020

In the current climate, building a healthy immune system has become more important than ever. We asked local fitness experts for tips to keep the…

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Ankur and Vee Patel with Zara and Aman at We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym

Meet Estero Mom Vee Patel: ‘Angel’ for Local Children with Neurogenetic Disorders

By Web Admin / July 1, 2020

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…

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Kevin Gallagher helps young players learn to hit the ball

Estero Author Aims to Improve Youths’ Enjoyment of ‘America’s Favorite Pastime’

By Web Admin / June 30, 2020

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…

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