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Be a shark champion by advocating for conservation

August 5, 2020 Before I became the chief executive officer of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in early 2019, I took my childhood love of sharks to a global platform, working for The Pew Charitable... more »»

Confluence of red tide and blue-green algae — a dire warning

August 4, 2020 The scientists at Brain Chemistry Labs have sent the people of Florida another warning about the health threats posed by toxins in our waters — especially when red tide co-exists with polluted... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Macintosh Books owner talks about bookstore's history

August 4, 2020 For the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's weekly Zoom meeting on July 24, Rebecca Binkowski, the owner of Macintosh Books & Paper of Sanibel, spoke about the future of independent bookstores and touched... more »»

Safe at Sea: Busted on the water!

August 4, 2020 If you’ve been boating regularly, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed the U.S. Coast Guard at work. more »»

Faces on Faith: The new normal

August 4, 2020 I was asked recently to lead a small group study. Over the years this has always been something I enjoyed. more »»

Shell Shocked: Arguing my way into the Argument Club

August 4, 2020 Sanibel has a number of very appealing and personally rewarding clubs. I joined the Optimists Club and can now look at a glass that is half full and not half empty. more »»

In The Garden: Buttonwood is the tree by the sea

August 4, 2020 Buttonwood is a favorite native, grown as a multi-trunk shrub or in standard tree form, and comes in both a green variety (Conocarpus erectus) or a silver variety (Conocarpus erectus var. sericeu. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage, Roasted Peppers and Olives

August 4, 2020 These days we are all asking ourselves more often than ever what should I make for dinner tonight? Are you looking for dinner inspiration rather than the same take out? Well, I have the solution for... more »»

Poetic License: 'We’ll Take Our Poetry: Rap Sonnet'

August 4, 2020 We’ll take our poetry from wherever it comes, From seniors in rest homes, from rappers in slums, From housewives in kitchens, slammers in cafés, From yuppies in condos, from Jamals and Josés From... more »»

SCCF call to action on damaged sea turtle nests

July 28, 2020 I am saddened and angered by the recent events on Captiva. In case you have not heard, someone drove a vehicle over six of our sea turtle nests — and by ours I mean yours and mine. more »»

An easy roadmap to a native garden

July 28, 2020 This is the second in a two-part series that discusses how using native plants improves the quantity and quality of local water resources. more »»

Rotary Happenings: COVID-19 truths, best practices topic of meeting

July 28, 2020 The guest speaker for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's recent meeting was Dr. Julie Rosenberg, who spoke about “COVID-19: Truths and Best Practices. more »»

Safe at Sea: Failing to prepare is same as preparing to fail

July 28, 2020 A few years ago, four family members in Florida were rescued 15 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico after a concerned family member called the U.S. Coast Guard when the boaters did not return on time. more »»

Faces on Faith: Spiritual revolutionaries

July 28, 2020 On July 4, l776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, written largely by Thomas Jefferson. Those early signers, along with Jefferson, were brave revolutionarie. more »»

Shell Shocked: The balance of nature

July 28, 2020 I recently convened a meeting of representatives from many of the wildlife species in Sanibel. more »»

In The Garden: Fakahatchee grass is a native ornamental grass

July 28, 2020 Fakahatchee grass (Tripsacum dactyloides), also known as gamagrass, is a native ornamental grass found in the southeastern United State. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Sfogliatelle Napoletane with Semolina Cream

July 28, 2020 Sfogliatelle (pronounced “sfo-lya-tell-ay” and meaning “flaky pastries”) are the Neapolitan pastry par excellence. more »»

Poetic License: 'Pantoum of the Vitreous Floater'

July 28, 2020 Stranger floating in my eye, Dancing, prancing side to side, Looking for a place to hide Within the jelly deep inside. more »»

Use native plants to improve local water resources

July 21, 2020 This column is the first in a two-part series that will discuss something that each of us can do to improve the quantity and quality of our water resources: Use native plants. more »»

School district rolling out plan for reopening

July 21, 2020 I have been so grateful for the outpouring of communication from all stakeholders since the School District of Lee County announced its plan for reopening schools. more »»



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