Estero Forever Foundation: Encouraging Generosity to Fulfill the Community’s Vision

By D. K. Christi Planning for forever got a kickstart at the inaugural celebration to mark the founding of the Estero Forever Foundation. The February event at the Club at Grandezza astonishingly raised $113,000 in donations to support the fledgling foundation that is based on a vision of what Estero residents want for the future…

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REBRAND: Mighty Mussels Mascot Ready to Flex on Rivals in Upcoming Baseball Season at Hammond Stadium

By Craig Handel When neighbors and strangers started flexing upon seeing Fort Myers baseball team owner Andy Kaufmann, he knew they connected with the new nickname: The Mighty Mussels. After 27 years as the Fort Myers Miracle, team officials thought it was time for a change. So when the Minnesota Twins’ Advanced Class-A affiliate in…

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Meet Krzysztof Biernacki: Director of FGCU’s Bower School of Music & the Arts

By D. K. Christi Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University has a bright future as seen through the vision of its new director, Krzysztof Biernacki, who brings a high level of sophistication and worldwide experience to the role. A performer in his own right, Biernacki says his voice is…

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HARVEST & WISDOM: Hyperlocal, organic-garden goodness challenges the way we think about food

By Autumn Gates Harvest & Wisdom makes “eat local” an understatement. What’s on your plate may have been harvested from the onsite, organic garden as little as 30 minutes earlier. With a relaxed vibe, attentive service and a staggering four-and-a-half-acre, certified organic garden, Harvest & Wisdom delivers an experience that is unparalleled. The peaceful eatery…

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Olde Florida Chop House: A Boutique Steakhouse of Distinct Quality

By Laura J. Cummings Just like the boutique hotel it’s housed in, the Olde Florida Chop House offers something unique and elegant, elevating the typical steakhouse experience into something more excellent. It’s not just the food, exceptional as it is, that makes Olde Florida Chop House stand out; it is the commitment to quality that’s…

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Estero Forever Foundation: Encouraging Generosity to Fulfill the Community’s Vision

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REBRAND: Mighty Mussels Mascot Ready to Flex on Rivals in Upcoming Baseball Season at Hammond Stadium

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Meet Krzysztof Biernacki: Director of FGCU’s Bower School of Music & the Arts

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By D. K. Christi Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University has a bright future as seen through the vision of its new director, Krzysztof Biernacki, who brings a high level of sophistication and worldwide ...
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HARVEST & WISDOM: Hyperlocal, organic-garden goodness challenges the way we think about food

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By Autumn Gates Harvest & Wisdom makes “eat local” an understatement. What’s on your plate may have been harvested from the onsite, organic garden as little as 30 minutes earlier. With a relaxed vibe, attentive service and a staggering four-and-a-half-acre, ...
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Personal Finance Advice for Weathering the Coronavirus Crisis

By Murat Dorkan Should I be stocking up on grocery staples, nonperishables, paper products, etc?     In talking to a senior vice president of Publix, there are ample grocery supplies across all areas to supply the population in the ...
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7 QUESTIONS: “Mr. Trumpet” Jim Doepke

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On Sept. 19, 2019, Estero resident Jim Doepke completed a quest he began more than 11 years ago. The retired music teacher from Wisconsin set out to play the national anthem on his well-traveled trumpet in all 30 Major League ...
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HARVEST & WISDOM: Hyperlocal, organic-garden goodness challenges the way we think about food

By Autumn Gates Harvest & Wisdom makes “eat local” an understatement. What’s on your plate may have been harvested from the onsite, organic garden as ...

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Olde Florida Chop House: A Boutique Steakhouse of Distinct Quality

By Laura J. Cummings Just like the boutique hotel it’s housed in, the Olde Florida Chop House offers something unique and elegant, elevating the typical steakhouse experience into something more ...
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Zino Ristorante: Gifting its Guests with Good Food & Hospitality

By Autumn Gates Zino Ristorante touts itself as “a gift from Zeus” (the meaning of the name) and it’s easy to see why: it’s the embodiment of hospitality. Upon entering ...
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A Taste of Peru: Authentic Peruvian Cuisine & Culture, right in Bonita Springs

By Autumn Gates “It’s hard to go somewhere in the U.S. and get real homemade food,” says Raizza Rouillon, co-owner of A Taste of Peru, ...

Your Holiday Wine Questions: Answered!

By Dinah Leach The holidays are swiftly approaching with the attendant holiday parties, Christmas Day dinner and New Year’s Eve celebrations. You might be asking ...
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Respond Now for the 2020 Census!

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By April 1, every home in Estero should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You have ...
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Save the Date To Celebrate! Estero’s 5th Anniversary

Get ready to celebrate as Estero turns five! The outstanding quality of life our residents ...
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Year in Review: 2019

As we approach the end of the year, there is much to celebrate in the ...
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Village Connection: Save the Date for Light Up Estero!

The Village of Estero is again partnering with Rotary Club of Estero to welcome the ...
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Find a Solitary Place, Take a Deep Breath… and Exhale Slowly!

President of Estero Life Magazine Gary Israel poses with Fort Myers Mighty Mussels Mascot
I am sitting here contemplating what my message should be for this typically “transitional” month of April, when both Easter and Tax Day cause our seasonal residents to begin their annual migration back north. Instead of joyfully looking back on the excitement of the last six months and looking forward to no more cold fronts and the renewal of spring, ...

Happy 5th Birthday, Estero!!!

That’s right, this month the Village of Estero will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of its incorporation! As an in-kind sponsor, Estero Life Magazine would like to invite everyone out to our community park on Saturday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a grand celebration with food trucks, children’s games and a FREE outdoor concert featuring the ...

February… a most ‘Giving’ month!

One of the things that touches my heart here in Estero is the degree to which our residents give back. Sometimes it is to individuals, other times to organizations that help to make a difference in other people’s lives. Most of the time, it is beyond anyone’s expectations and something in which we can all take great pride. Case in ...

Happy New Year 2020!!

WOW! Did everyone feel the dramatic tremblers when we changed our calendars over to the new year — and decade — of 2020? The Village of Estero is simply exploding with change, growth, quality, prosperity and opportunity!!            Our cover story, titled “Climate of Collaboration,” details the positive economic outlook and unprecedented optimism that permeates Estero. Partnerships across all platforms and ...