Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is bringing back its popular fundraising event, Love That Dress! with a new twist. This year, the event will be three fun-filled days of shopping Thursday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 21 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year,…

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Local Roots holds a farmers market from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. on Saturdays at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Shop prepared foods and drinks for breakfast and lunch as well as flowers, produce, cheese, artwork, native plants, baked goods, salsas and pickles, honey, jams and more. 26795 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. 239-691-9249 or BuyLocalLee.com.

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Join the YMCA Camp Estero located at 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928 to celebrate Earth Day 2021! The day will be filled with nature-themed arts and crafts, kayaking, yoga, lawn games, guest speakers, and various other fun activities at our outdoor site. Fun for the entire family! This is a FREE event from 10am…

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  Join the Bonita Springs YMCA at Camp Estero located at 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928 (previously known as the Happehatchee Center) for Environmental Education Day for our Riveting River Program!   The Riveting River Program was made to give the local community an in-depth look at why it is important to maintain a…

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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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Richard Wilbanks saves puppy from gator

Call it a case of extreme puppy love. One moment, Estero resident Richard Wilbanks was enjoying a cigar and a Bloody Mary in his backyard; the next, he was in the water wrestling his puppy from a gator’s jaws.     It was all caught on video, thanks to the “Sharing the Landscape” project, a…

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Are you looking for something creative to do while practicing social distancing? Get out your camera or smartphone and take a stroll around your community. Look for new places to explore, and get creative with composition. Then…Send us your best shot! Email your photo to laura@esterolifemagazine.com. It may be published in an upcoming issue of…

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An annual walk to unlock ALS research and treatment; The Walk to Defeat ALS® is the #1 way to unite and fundraise for those living with ALS. Each year, fundraising through the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation as we march together toward a cure for ALS. We walk to honor those who are fighting…

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Estero Bay Olive Oil and Tea is a small, local business pioneering the health benefits and variable uses of quality olive oil and loose teas. Owners Doug Thompson and Diana Todorova each have unique background stories and a passion for business. Thompson is a fifth generation to the area and a descendant of Sam Thompson,…

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