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 the new restaurant, you are invited to partake of the freshest Italian food and enjoy your evening without a care in the world. While Zino…

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Why Do You Grow Grapes THERE???

By Dinah Leach We’ve all seen pictures of a vineyard clinging to the steep side of mountain slope, perched above a slowly meandering river below. Just think of travel brochures for small boat cruises on the Rhine River. Why on earth would anyone choose to grow grapes in such an unlikely place? Wouldn’t it make…

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Senior Living in Style

By Laura J. Cummings Over the last two decades, retirees began flocking to Estero, a centrally located haven between Naples and Fort Myers with growing amenities. Initially, most were looking for gated communities with golf courses, social clubs and resort-style amenities. Then, they got older. Their bodies now tell them that golf and tennis days…

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Small Miracles, Big Impact

The Bridge Fund Celebrates $1 Million in Giving to Neighbors in Need By DK Christi Miracles are happening every day in Estero and surrounding communities. They may seem small — a rent payment made, a pair of eyeglasses — but these acts of kindness are truly miracles for some local families. “Neighbors helping neighbors” is…

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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, one of five Aji Limon restaurants owned by the Rouillon family. Aji Limon prides itself on gifting its customers with authentic Peruvian food in a friendly, relaxed environment. The Rouillon…

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Zino Ristorante: Gifting its Guests with Good Food & Hospitality

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Why Do You Grow Grapes THERE???

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Senior Living in Style

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By Laura J. Cummings Over the last two decades, retirees began flocking to Estero, a centrally located haven between Naples and Fort Myers with growing amenities. Initially, most were looking for gated communities with golf courses, social clubs and resort-style ...
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Small Miracles, Big Impact

The Bridge Fund partners with Eva's Closet to provide supplies for a Back to School event in the fall
The Bridge Fund Celebrates $1 Million in Giving to Neighbors in Need By DK Christi Miracles are happening every day in Estero and surrounding communities. They may seem small — a rent payment made, a pair of eyeglasses — but ...
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Twins Host NubAbility Baseball Clinic for Children with Limb Loss

NubAbility® Athletics Foundation announced today that the organization’s winter baseball clinic for limb-different children will be returning to Fort Myers Jan. 31 through Feb. 1. The Minnesota Twins will host the first day of activities at their spring training complex, ...
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Living The Blue Zones Life!

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By Karan Ilowite Your lifestyle is comprised of all the things you choose to do throughout your day. Every choice you make has a bearing on your health, wellness and peace of mind. This is why introducing the Blue Zones ...
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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 ...

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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, one of five Aji Limon ...

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 yourself, “What wine should I ...
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The food scene in Southwest Florida is diverse and delicious! During our dining adventures in 2019, we uncovered some truly outstanding dishes…and we’re calling out ...

MARSALA ITALIAN RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA: Serving Classic Italian Cuisine, with Pride

By Laura J. Cummings When you enter Marsala, you become family. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular at this longstanding Estero eatery, or if ...
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Estero’s Lean Management Delivers High Value to Residents

Estero's Lean Management Delivers High Value to Residents
At the founding of Estero five years ago, one of the promises of its leaders was to operate the Village’s ...
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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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Village of Estero Presents Annual Budget

Keeping Taxes Low, Reserves High & Citizens Informed The Village of Estero Council and Staff ...
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Village Life: Save the Date to Salute Our Veterans!

The Village of Estero government and Estero Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the ...
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February… a most ‘Giving’ month!

Gary Israel
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 ...

The end of a decade…time to celebrate & reflect!

The last month on our calendar holds many holidays and special celebrations, evoking a range of emotions. Laughter and love for some; loneliness and loss for others. Religious celebrations may stir up our faith. Family traditions bring nostalgia. This month, we simultaneously look back on the year we leave behind and look forward to the beginning of a new decade! ...

Estero… A Community of Giving

As we begin to look toward the end of the year, we are blessed with the month of November which reminds us all to be conscious of how much we have to be thankful for. Hopefully, it is more lasting than just one holiday that is set aside for such introspection. This season provides ample opportunity to truly focus on ...