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Shell Shocked: The inventor of real estate time sharing

February 26, 2019 I’m putting humor aside for today. I’d like to pay tribute to someone I’ve known in Sanibel for the past 30 years — Keith Trowbridge. more »»

In The Garden: Lily of the Nile has unique history in traditional medicine

February 26, 2019 The Agapathus africanus, commonly called Lily of the Nile, is native to South Africa. The name agapathus is derived from the Greek word “agape,” meaning love, and “anothos” meaning flower. more »»

Center Stage: Broadway Palm hits revived classic out of the park

February 26, 2019 When “Guys And Dolls” opened on Broadway on Nov. 24,1950 — that’s 59 years ago — it was dubbed “the perfect Broadway musical,” receiving seven rave reviews. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Seafood Spaghetti 'Alla Napoletana'

February 26, 2019 One of my favorite destinations when I travel to Italy with my groups on our gastronomic tours is the charming town of Sorrento situated on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. more »»

Poetic License: 'With Love To Play'

February 26, 2019 (A surprise Valentine’s Day gift, “With love To Play” was my first poem on Feb. 14, 1998, after a creative drought of 50 years. more »»

LOSOM is an important tool for near-term relief to coastal estuaries

February 19, 2019 The relationship between water quality and Florida’s economy has never been more apparent than it is toda. more »»

Why the state of the Caloosahatchee matters to the refuge

February 19, 2019 Lake Okeechobee is often criticized as a source of the pollution that periodically surrounds the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Annual Arts, Crafts Festival comes and goes

February 19, 2019 Our major fundraiser — the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival — has come and gone. more »»

Faces on Faith: Bidden or unbidden, God is here

February 19, 2019 A recent gathering of two of my siblings, brothers I hadn’t seen in years, resulted in a fascinating discussion around the dinner table. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week on the water

February 19, 2019 Other than a couple foggy mornings and afternoons, the weather was decent all week. Up to the weekend light winds allowed boats big and small to venture offshore into Gulf waters. more »»

Shell Shocked: The punchless punch line

February 19, 2019 Some people can tell an awful joke well and get laughs. more »»

In The Garden: Our native sunflower loves the beach

February 19, 2019 Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow, and spreads like a wild fir. more »»

Poetic License: 'Valentine’s Day, 2001: A Love Odyssey'

February 19, 2019 Our journey began in another century, In another millennium — in some other world A monolith sang the music of the spheres, And here on earth two of its creatures woke From dimness to discovery of... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Cherry Cake with Caramel Sauce

February 19, 2019 While Valentine's Day may be past, you can still show your love by baking something special, and nothing says I love you quite like chocolate. more »»

Safe at Sea: 'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!' planning local seminar

February 13, 2019 We ran across an interesting story recently about a woman who, over 20 years ago, decided she would not let her husband — a champion tournament angler — be the exclusive fishing expert in their... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Connecting cone snails, tennis rackets and pain medications

February 13, 2019 Every Friday before leaving my home for our weekly Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting, I check out who is going to be our speaker that morning. more »»

Faces on Faith: New eyes in dark times

February 13, 2019 I had a parishioner several years ago named George. He was a vet. He’d served in the Pacific during World War II. And during that time he met a beautiful redheaded Australian named Candy. more »»

On the Water: Looking for some warmer days ahead

February 13, 2019 The week started out cold on the water but heading into the weekend Florida weather returned with temperatures reaching into the 80s. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel restaurant reviews

February 13, 2019 I’ve been asked by this newspaper to review all the new restaurants in Sanibel. Here are my reviews: - Good. - Fair. - Excellent. - Amateurish. - Stick to home cookin. more »»

In The Garden: Cycadophyta are ancient plants

February 13, 2019 Cycadophyta, or Cycads, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur age! While they dominated the landscape... more »»



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