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Crafting policy: The art of the possible

May 19, 2020 As you may have learned from earlier announcements, I will be retiring on May 15. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary makes second donation to those in need

May 19, 2020 Sanibel is its own little paradise and has some of the most unique shops and businesses and premier restaurants to offer our locals and guests alike. more »»

Safe at Sea: It all flows downstream

May 19, 2020 Dive magazine recently ran an excellent article regarding the plastic pollution problem that begins and — here in Southwest Florida — ends in our own backyard (the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Faces on Faith: Love, toilet paper in a time of pandemic

May 19, 2020 I’m currently reading a book called “The Unhurried Leader.” (Don’t laugh. Especially those of you who know my tendency to run from one thing to another — always in a rush. more »»

In The Garden: Areca palm can serve as privacy buffer or accent plant

May 19, 2020 The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) is considered one of the most popular screening plants for privacy in residential and commercial landscape. more »»

Recipe of the Week: White Lasagna with Chicken and Vegetable

May 19, 2020 Looking for a great dinner for the family? Lasagna is the perfect solution for a make-ahead meal. It can be made a couple of days ahead and refrigerated. more »»

Poetic License: 'Earth Machine'

May 19, 2020 I’m nothing more than an Earth Machine, An outmoded molecular engine Feeding on leftover stardust chemicals And lower kinds of Earth Machines, All created for no purpose other Than wonder for what... more »»

Back down the hill

May 18, 2020 At long last, we think we have passed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States; and are on the backside of the curve. more »»

Lawn waste practices in Lee County

May 12, 2020 Dry season will soon be ending in Southwest Florida, meaning one thing: rain. With rain, comes great growth in our lawns and gardens. more »»

Bats transfer diseases, but do not get sick from them

May 12, 2020 Some diseases caused by infectious agents can “jump” from one species of animal to another, these are called zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Be kind anyway

May 12, 2020 An interesting post found floating around Facebook should give us all just a moment of pause. It goes like this: “Some people don't agree with the state opening … that's okay. Be kind anyway. more »»

Safe at Sea: Know your boat … terms

May 12, 2020 “Port?” Got it. “Starboard?” Of course. “Aft?” Yup. “OAL” or “LOA?” Um. Not sure. more »»

Faces on Faith: Conflicted yet still connected

May 12, 2020 A number of years ago a man named Rodney King was brutally beaten by police, whose acquittal set off the 1992 Los Angeles riots. While still recovering from his injuries, M. more »»

Shell Shocked: Officer down

May 12, 2020 A police car was patrolling a neighborhood. A call came in from headquarters: “Report on status. We’ve gotten some intelligence that something’s afoot in your area. Come in, please. more »»

In The Garden: Golden creeper is a true beach baby shrub

May 12, 2020 Ernodea littoralis, more commonly known as golden creeper or beach creeper, is a great island native that loves salt, sand and sun, making it a great beach planting. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Torta di Mandorle della Nonna

May 12, 2020 If you need a delicious cake in no time at all, this is it; everybody will love it after just the first bite. more »»

Poetic License: 'Cucaracha, Burning Bright'

May 12, 2020 Cucaracha, burning bright In the tenements of night, What primeval force or essence Doomed you to dwell in dark putrescence? From the basement of what mind Did you escape to wander blind In darknes... more »»

Can’t wait to go back to normal

May 5, 2020 Right about now, we hear that, we say that, we so badly yearn for that, getting back to normal. I’m sorry to be the annoying one to remind, or tell you, perhaps once again, but we’re not going back. more »»

How coronavirus threatens Everglades restoration

May 5, 2020 There is general agreement that once the coronavirus outbreak has subsided, many things we used to take for granted may be fundamentally change. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Return the favor

May 5, 2020 Throughout the year, our Sanibel small businesses are solicited numerous times for donations to many worthy causes on the island, everyone from service clubs like the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club, to... more »»



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Don't Forget To Stretch!

October 3, 2011 Even the most diligent exercisers tend to forget one of the most important components of any exercise program –stretching. more »

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