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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 »»

Safe at Sea: Homespun boat cleaning tips

May 5, 2020 A few weeks ago while I was shopping at Bailey’s, I remembered to pick up the annual five boxes of baking soda for the fridges-freezers. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sheltered

May 5, 2020 The board of directors of the Sanibel Christian Science Church followed the city guidelines and closed the church and Reading Room in mid-March. more »»

Shell Shocked: Things to do while self-quarantining

May 5, 2020 We’re all so bored hunkering down at home. We all have cabin fever and many of us have already gone through all the recommendations of activities to do at home to prevent us from going stir craz. more »»

In The Garden: Monstera philodendron is popular for indoors, outdoors

May 5, 2020 The monstera philodendron (Monstera deliciosa) is one of the most popular and iconic of the philodendrons. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

May 5, 2020 With all of us spending more time at home in this new world reality of social distancing, we are rediscovering baking and cooking from scratch. more »»

Poetic License: 'The Poet Answers The Interviewer's Question On Mission And Vision And What Poetry Really Is'

May 5, 2020 “Is” comes from the Aryan root “as”, to breathe … Is because it is close is the driving force … — Charles Olson The poet tries to tell it like it is but is is never what is was when the poet tells... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Reflecting on what Rotary means

April 28, 2020 In this strange and difficult time, I have been reflecting on what the Rotary Club means to me. Seems like an easy answer. We meet every Friday at 7:30 a.m. more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating and social distancing

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Recently, the National Safe Boating Council established guidelines for boaters regarding “social distancing. more »»

Faces on Faith: The silver lining in a very dark cloud

April 28, 2020 The staggering number of deaths around the country and the world, and the horrible suffering endured by so many has us reeling. The world will never be the same. more »»

 
 

 

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