Nominations Open for Estero Mom of the Year!

Is your mom the greatest? Want to let the world know about it? Estero Life Magazine invites you to nominate your mom — or any other outstanding mom you know — for our first ever Estero Mom of the Year Award! Tell us why your first-rate mom deserves to be recognized! The winning mom will…

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

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, from the bush, Maasai warriors in full, brightly colored regalia appear, chanting and performing their high-step celebration dance. The lives of the Maasai today carry on the traditions of their…

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PAINTER OF THE APES

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 the images he creates. The photorealistic paintings are a product of his love for illustration. His passion, however, is only as big as his subjects, and in the case of…

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Money Management for the Golden Years

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 he wants to do with his life. Family and friends work on Wall Street, and he’s enthralled. Years later, he would move to Estero and earn the title of First…

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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 so with Agave! This rare find, finally, offers the fab fiesta you’ve been seeking! The party starts in the parking lot as colorful lighting beckons guests to enter for fine…

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Nominations Open for Estero Mom of the Year!

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

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PAINTER OF THE APES

Estero artist shows his ape paintings
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 the images he creates. The photorealistic paintings are a product of his love for illustration. ...
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Money Management for the Golden Years

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 he wants to do with his life. Family and friends work on Wall Street, and ...
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Estero Artist Invited to Prestigious Italian Watercolor Exhibition

Estero watercolor artist Christine Reichow has been invited to exhibit in the prestigious Fabriano in Acquarello 2019 International Exhibition in Fabriano, Italy. Christine’s painting, “Piccolo Fiore” meaning little flower, is 15-by-22 inches and features her signature gradient wash background. She ...
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Annual Pioneer Picnic

Join us for a pleasant, family style picnic at the Estero Historical Society on Saturday, April 13th from 12-1:30 p.m. Tour the Historic Cottage and School House while hearing stories of days gone by from descendants of historic Pioneers! Meet ...
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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 ...

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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 to enjoy two very different ...

ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY: Relaxed atmosphere & an awe-inspiring aquarium

By Laura J. Cummings Islamorada is Spanish for “purple island,” so named by the earliest explorers of the Florida Keys. But here on the Gulf Coast, the name is associated ...

BEST DINING OF 2018

As we close out another year, it’s time to reflect on the amazing experiences we’ve had and the memories we’ve made. Here at Estero Life, ...
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Longstanding Local Favorite Re-emerges as…The Pewter Mug North

By Gary Israel Photos by Lisa Macias For nearly 50 years, The Pewter Mug has been renowned for its signature cuts of prime rib and ...
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Public & Private Partnerships Work for Estero

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How does the Village of Estero keep its promise of operating as “government lite” while boasting the lowest tax rate ...

ESTERO: A YEAR IN REVIEW

2018 has been a productive year for the Village of Estero. The Village’s leadership has ...
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Farmers Market Finds

Fall has arrived, and the Coconut Point Farmers Market is back! New to the Thursday ...

Village of Estero Budget

Lower taxes, better roads & environmental preservation The Village of Estero has lowered its tax ...
Publisher's Messages

Publisher's Messages

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 ...

‘What the World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love!’

…"It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” How many of you remember this “feel good” song of the mid-’60s, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and first released by Jackie DeShannon? I certainly do! Singing the chorus at the top of our lungs at a Friday night sock-hop! In this month of February, noted for the ...

Happy New Year, 2019!

As the Village of Estero reaches its fourth anniversary, we pause, briefly, to catch our breath from the tremendous list of accomplishments this past year, to gaze into our crystal ball and into our future. That “crystal ball” comes in the form of a number of talented, informed experts around our area who have offered us their professional opinions on ...

And Now The End is Near…

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“Ol’ Blue Eyes” might have been right about the cycle of life we all face, but for this purpose, I am speaking about coming to the end of another spectacular year in the Village of Estero, full of many accomplishments. It seems like only yesterday we were putting Hurricane Irma behind us and looking forward to the promises of the ...
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