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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Finding a Firefighter: Ancestry search reunites siblings

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 save lives. Ironically, his life was “saved” not once, but twice. Forty-two years ago, he…

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

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 participating in the FARMacy RX Cooking Series at the Healthy Life Center Demonstration Kitchen. The class teaches simple, healthy meals with a gourmet touch. Although it targets cardiac rehabilitation patients,…

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Karin Petrocelli Estero Life Mom of the Year 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 not only founder of the Southwest Florida Metsquerade, raising funds and awareness for metastatic breast cancer research, but also a mom to four, successful young adult daughters. She lives with…

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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 ...
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Finding a Firefighter: Ancestry search reunites siblings

By Scott Graison It’s a story that stretches from right here in Estero to Virginia to New Jersey ...
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A Healthy Lifestyle Begins in the Kitchen: Learn to Cook Smart at Lee Health Coconut Point

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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 participating in the FARMacy RX Cooking Series at the Healthy Life Center Demonstration Kitchen. The ...
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Karin Petrocelli Estero Life Mom of the Year 2019

Karen Petrocelli, Estero Life Mom of The Year
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 not only founder of the Southwest Florida Metsquerade, raising funds and awareness for metastatic breast ...
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Estero Life Magazine Named ‘Business of the Year’ 2019

The Estero Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes an outstanding person, business and nonprofit impacting the Estero community in meaningful ways. Estero Life Magazine is honored to be named the 2019 Business of the Year. Estero Life Magazine, Business of the ...
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LJ’s Corner—Ponders From In and Out of My Mind: Slapping Mini-Me

With age, they say, comes wisdom. This is why I am constantly slapping my younger self…aka. mini-me. If I only knew then what I know now — a common phrase with which we all beat ourselves up. If only I ...
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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 ...

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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 Naples Coastal Kitchen is. About ...
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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 ...

SUSHI-THAI TOO: A Delicious Asian Duo

By Dr. Phill Morgan To step through the doors of Sushi-Thai Too is to enter the warmth and beauty of Asia and to be able ...
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Estero Life Magazine Named ‘Business of the Year’ 2019

The Estero Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes an outstanding person, business and nonprofit impacting the Estero community in meaningful ways. ...
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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 ...

Local Nonprofits receive needed funding from West Bay Club Foundation

On Friday, April 5, 2019, the West Bay Community Charitable Foundation (WBCCF) held its annual ...
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Wandering Mickey Minstrels of Riverwoods

“Disney Comes to Riverwoods” was the theme of this year’s parade kicking off festivities for ...
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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 ...

Spring is in the Air…But oh, so much more in the month of March!

First things first, Happy 4th Anniversary to the Village of Estero! This new year promises to bring many visible changes to our community. Capital improvements will be taking place from corner to corner to improve transportation throughout Estero. More new businesses are on the horizon, and partnerships have expanded to improve the Estero lifestyle. And now from the “jungles” of ...
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