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THE LIFT PROJECT: Giving Happiness a Boost

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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Village debuts new seal, branding standards

September 29, 2020

Have you noticed? The Village of Estero now has an official seal! After a lengthy process of gathering public input, a new design has been…

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Novel Hobbies Sprout from Novel Coronavirus Shutdowns

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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