The Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July fireworks show begins at approximately 9:00 p.m. at Times Square. Bring a beach chair and enjoy the show as the beautiful fireworks illuminate the night sky. The Matanzas Pass bridge will close to oncoming traffic from 9:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. but the Big Carlos Pass Bridge on…

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Commemorate Independence Day in the park with the City of Bonita Springs annual Star Spangled Bonita celebration. There will be food and fun for kids and grownups alike, including live music by the Ben Allen Band, food trucks, laser lights, children’s amusements, games and much more. The free community holiday revelry begins at 6:00 p.m.…

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Dress in your best red, white and blue for The Bonita Springs Independence Day Parade at 9:00 a.m. on July 4th. This parade has been organized by the Bonita Springs Firefighters Local 3444 Union since 1958.  Local businesses, charities, public officials and citizens alike will step out and wave their flags for this year’s parade…

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Sunday Market @GulfCoastTownCenter 9am-1pm offering fresh and smoked seafood, 2 large SWFL produce vendors, Walker Farms Local Raw Honey, fresh guacamole, salsas, Ceviches, Aux Delices French Bakery, WaterGemz Pearl and Gemstone Jewelry, local arts and crafts. Through end of April. Vendor application at 41markets.com

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Gary Israel

As Estero’s premier publication, Estero Life Magazine is making some changes to better serve our faithful readers and our growing community. Estero continues to experience explosive population growth (see our real estate story in the July 2021 issue of Estero Life Magazine), and we don’t want any of our “neighbors” to be left out. Over…

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Casey Bishop

Bishop continues trek toward ‘American Idol’ title By Laura J. Cummings   Casey Bishop is well on her way to fulfilling Luke Bryan’s prediction that she’ll win the title of American Idol 2021. The Estero teen’s style is so unique—it’s got superstar written all over it. After putting her own soulful spin on the Judy…

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Casey Bishop live audition

Bishop becomes the latest talent show contestant from Estero By Laura J. Cummings When Casey Bishop was in kindergarten, her favorite day was Friday. That’s when her parents had date night and she went with her babysitter to karaoke night. “She had no problem getting up on stage at that age and singing in front…

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Join the Bonita YMCA at the Estero Camp located at 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928 for arts and crafts, kayaking, yoga, lawn games, and various other fun activities at our outdoor site! Hot dogs and other snacks will be available. Fun for the entire family! This is a FREE event from 9am to 1pm…

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Estero Forever Foundation check presentation

A word from the Publisher: The very first email that I ever received from a reader, way back in September 2010 after publishing our first issue, came from a resident in Bella Terra who wrote, “Congratulations on your new magazine and ‘thank you’ for realizing that Estero was capable of standing on its own two…

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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. “It was so humbling to receive such recognition,” said Estero Life Magazine Publisher Gary Israel after receiving the award at the…

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