Time to Spring Into Action!

So, “What’s Happening,” you ask? Fasten your seatbelts — it’s going to be quite the ride. Our ‘Happening’ Pages are jam-packed with lots of activity in this first full month of spring.
How about some exercise while supporting two great projects? Come out and join in the Rotary Walk for Water at the Bonita Springs YMCA promoting Clean Water and Sanitation projects in Guatemala. You can also enjoy the Blue Zones National Walking Day event at FGCU, which promotes healthy lifestyles for us all.
So many of our local events conveniently tie into FGCU this month, such as two upcoming art shows: an alumni event hosted by FineMark Bank and the Senior Art Projects.
And there’s more…How about attending and contributing to the annual Interfaith Charities dinner and dessert action? Or maybe the Breaking Par golf and gala benefitting Junior Achievement’s CEO Academy at FGCU?
Find the details on how you can join in and support any or all of these wonderful activities. All the info is on our Happening pages.
Maybe you want to discover your hidden talents and use them to give back to the community. Pastor Nolen Rollins of Legacy Church is fostering a program called GPS Life Journey, helping members of our community to discover their unique abilities, strengths, spiritual gifts and ultimately purpose in life. Many of the “graduates”’ are volunteering in our community. Some have started non-profits, are serving as tutors or are contributing in many other meaningful ways. You can learn the details in this month’s cover story.
April is also the beginning of the season for our own Ft. Myers Miracle baseball team at Hammond Stadium. All-new leadership is in place with the promise of even more promotions and fun this summer. Also on the sports scene this month, the Everblades hockey team will be playing in the ECHL playoffs.
Back this month is our 7 Questions feature, spotlighting Joe Pavich, Sr., a longtime Estero resident, Realtor, Rotarian and current president of the Bonita-Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR).
We were sadden to learn of the recent passing of another longtime Estero resident and community volunteer, Eileen Galvin. Our tribute to her is a heartfelt remembrance.
Our dining feature this month spotlights a small, charming year-old restaurant, the Swiss German Bistro. Nothing fancy, just amazingly fresh, authentic, home-cooked German and Swiss favorites. Delicious and easy on the budget. A must try.
And our Village Connection this month highlights the growing cooperative spirit between the Village and Lee County Schools. Proudly, the Village of Estero is taking the phrase, “It takes a Village” to another level.
And finally, Estero Life Magazine had the fortunate opportunity to join in on a recent “hard hat” tour of the new Lee Health Coconut Point facility to help to help us visualize from the inside the many attributes and offerings planned in this comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility. A few details are included.
Additionally, Estero Life Magazine is excited to announce that we have launched an updated web platform! We invite you to register for FREE. Please visit www.esterolifemagazine.com and let us know what you think!

Until next month…
Enjoy the Good Life: Estero Life!