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

By Laura J. C / April 1, 2019

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…

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

By / April 1, 2019

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…

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A Dirt Road to Wellness: The Happehatchee Experience

By / April 1, 2019

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…

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

By / April 1, 2019

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…

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Chris Patricca with daughter Patti and mom Pat Newsham

Nominations Open for Estero Mom of the Year!

By Laura J. C / March 18, 2019

Is your mom the greatest? Want to let the world know about it? Estero Life Magazine invites you to nominate your mom — or any…

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Estero residents go on safari

The Call of the Wild: Adventures of an African Safari Planner

By Web Editor / February 28, 2019

By D.K. Christi While seated around a crackling fire, guests hear a lion roar in the distance followed by the bark of a hyena. Suddenly,…

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Estero artist shows his ape paintings


By Web Editor / February 28, 2019

James Fox and the Great Apes of Wauchula By Meg Daradanova The walls of Jim Fox’s Estero home are covered with art: he lives among…

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Money Management for the Golden Years

By Web Editor / February 28, 2019

By Scott Graison Imagine a kid growing up in New York, living near Wall Street. He’s only 12 years old. Yet, he already knows what…

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Inaugural class of Athenian Charter School Estero

Say It in Greek!

By Laura J. C / February 4, 2019

Immersion Language Education in the Heart of Estero By Meg Daradanova Greek language has had an indelible influence upon Western civilization. Helen Keller, a lifelong…

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Pickleball ‘Explodes’ into Estero

By Web Editor / February 1, 2019

By D.K. Christi Many tennis courts in Estero’s gated communities are getting a facelift — reemerging as tennis’ popular cousin, pickleball. If you haven’t heard…

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Families helping Families

Better Together: Families Helping Families

By Web Editor / January 30, 2019

By D. K. Christi What do jugglers, stilt walkers and circus acts have in common with helping Southwest Florida children in crisis? An upcoming fundraising…

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Estero Economic Forecast

Forecasting Estero’s Future: Economic Outlook 2019

By Web Editor / December 28, 2018

By Laura J. Cummings The Fort Myers metropolitan area continues to make the Top 10 lists of both Forbes and USA Today for the fastest…

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