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In the Garden: Buttonwood: The tree by the sea

July 26, 2017 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. sericeus). more »»

On the Water: Typical summer weather, typical summer fishing

July 26, 2017 Over the past week we settled into a typical summer weather pattern with light winds, blue skies, very hot and sticky, followed by some wicked afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians are making a difference in their endeavors to build a better world

July 26, 2017 During the summer attendance at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meetings usually shrink a bit, but not this year; a larger constituency of members stayed on island and many new members are year-round... more »»

Faces on Faith: From Baali to Ishi

July 26, 2017 A few weeks back, as the dark clouds began to move in on the beaches of Sanibel, I stood with a precious couple ready to repeat their wedding vows before God and all those gathered with them. more »»

Shell Shocked: So I make things up

July 26, 2017 Let’s hold it right there, folks. I’ve been writing this column for 31 years and some of my readers still aren’t aware that I make things up. I believe the term is literary license. Yes, I confes. more »»

Living Sanibel: Everglades Mink

July 26, 2017 The mink is a member of a larger family of weasels and polecats (Mustela), which contains 16 different species worldwide. Only two of these species are mink: the American mink and the European mink. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings some good fishing in area

July 19, 2017 On the water over the past week, anglers experienced calm seas and scorching heat to go along with great full moon tides. more »»

Faces on Faith: 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

July 19, 2017 This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a monk and Biblical teacher challenged the church to debate 95 propositions. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club officers take on their official leadership roles for 2017-18

July 19, 2017 As of July 1, 2017, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club officers for 2017-18 took on their official leadership roles with the club. more »»

Shell Shocked: European tour guides: Masters of trivia

July 19, 2017 Who are the world’s greatest experts on trivia? European tour guides, that’s who. more »»

Living Sanibel: Turkey vulture

July 19, 2017 The turkey vulture is one of the easiest birds to spot in Florida. All you really have to do is look up. more »»

In the Garden: The bottle palm

July 19, 2017 Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garde. more »»

Poetic License: Subways were for seeking

July 19, 2017 Subways were for seeking where the sidewalk ended and subways were for descent into the mouth of station entrance and subways were for crawling under the turnstile and subways were for the stealt... more »»

Faces on Faith: Defining freedom

July 12, 2017 Well, another Fourth of July weekend has come and gone. Red, white and blue were the colors of the day. more »»

On the Water: Summer’s here — get ready for the July heat

July 12, 2017 Summer is in full swing bringing hot, humid days and the possibility of thunderstorms almost every afternoon. That does not mean fishing is poor, it can actually be very good if you plan accordingl. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cottonmouth

July 12, 2017 The longest known cottonmouth specimen was taken from the Dismal Swamp of Virginia and measured 74 inches. The Florida average is half of that, at approximately 36 inches. more »»

In the Garden: Mango: Summer fruit

July 12, 2017 Mango (Magnifera indica L.) is one of the most sought after and delicious tropical fruits in the world and you can grow them right here in your own yard. more »»

Shell Shocked: We are what we dream

July 5, 2017 The other night I dreamt that I was sitting in a car which I couldn’t turn off.  No matter what I did, the engine would just keep running. more »»

Living Sanibel: Brazilian pepper

July 5, 2017 Introduced into Florida around 1891, Brazilian pepper represents a classic and costly example of the tremendous amount of damage a single species can do to an environment. more »»

In the Garden: Caladiums: My summer color

July 5, 2017 Caladiums are one type of plant that do very well in hot, wet Florida. Planted as either tubers in spring or fully leafed out plants in summer, they are so easy to grow. more »»

 
 

 

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