Wine bottle in front of Tuscan landscape

Wines of Tuscany

By / May 30, 2019

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…

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Smoking Siblings: Amber, Alan, Ara, Matt and Kasey

Finding a Firefighter: Ancestry search reunites siblings

By / May 30, 2019

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…

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Roger Hatch and Michael Domina prepare the pineapple

A Healthy Lifestyle Begins in the Kitchen: Learn to Cook Smart at Lee Health Coconut Point

By / May 30, 2019

By D. K. Christi As visitors enter the Lee Health Coconut Point facility, an enticing aroma may waft from cuisine being cooked up by patients-turned-chefs…

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Karen Petrocelli, Estero Life Mom of The Year

Karin Petrocelli Estero Life Mom of the Year 2019

By / May 29, 2019

The Model The votes are in, and we are excited to announce Karin Petrocelli as the Estero Life Magazine Mom of the Year! Karin is…

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Student composer Paul Berlinsky

Paul Berlinsky: A Millennial Composer with a Classical Mind

By / May 1, 2019

By Meg Daradanova When you think of a young, classical composer, maybe Mozart comes to mind, complete with a powdered wig, gold brocade coat and…

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A Church with Many Purposes: Legacy Church Celebrates 10 Years of Community Involvement

By / May 1, 2019

By Meg Daradanova Pastor Nolen Rollins believes that every person has an innate interest — a built-in mission — that needs to be discovered, developed…

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Meet ‘Rising Star’ Taylor Bouchard, Teen Founder of Ducklings Travel

By Laura J. C / April 30, 2019

By D. K. Christi Estero High School senior Taylor Bouchard had a far out dream when she was 17. One year later, that dream has…

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mom of the year nominees

Mom of the Year: A Tribute to Great Moms of Estero

By / April 30, 2019

By Laura J. Cummings “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver A mother’s soothing voice and joyful countenance define…

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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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