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In The Garden: Prickly pear cactus is like candy for gopher tortoises

October 10, 2018 The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the Cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Florentine in Pesto Verde

October 10, 2018 A colorful chicken dish from Florence, Italy, that is packed with flavor. The combination of spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto verde gives your chicken scaloppini an Italian accent. Serves eigh. more »»

Shell Shocked: The apprentice bird counter

October 10, 2018 In life, there’s always the right time to pitch in, to lend a hand, to volunteer. When I was approached to perform a sacred duty in Sanibel I couldn’t say no. It was time to stand up and be counted. more »»

Sanibel goes strawless

October 3, 2018 Over 500 million plastic straws are used in the United States annually, making them one of the most common trash items collected on beache. more »»

Why do plankton bloom?

October 3, 2018 Phytoplankton live in an extremely uncertain world. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Meteorologist covers hurricanes, storm season for Rotarians

October 3, 2018 Weather, clean water, and politics have been front and center discussion topics throughout the summer in Southwest Florida. more »»

Safe at Sea: The responsibilities of a boat operator

October 3, 2018 Boating, especially on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and along the seaboard coasts, demands a much greater responsibility for the captain. more »»

On the Water: It’s still hot, but fall fishing season is here

October 3, 2018 Summer is over but it's still hot, however, you can feel the change of season. It may be ever so slightly early in the mornings, but cooler days are on the way. more »»

In The Garden: Tillandsia, or better known as air plants

October 3, 2018 Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the pineapple family Bromeliaceae. more »»

Poetic License: 'Where Was I On October 3, 1951?'

October 3, 2018 In the belly of the beast, 0200 Boylan Hall, the Social Lounge of Brooklyn College, the only New York Giant fan surrounded by more than a hundred Brooklyn Dodger fans cutting their classes to watch... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Sour Cherry Crostata

October 3, 2018 This tart will surprise and delight your guests all year round. I make it with the freshest fruit in season and serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream. more »»

Shell Shocked: All the Sanibel news that’s fit to print

October 3, 2018 For those of you snowbirds that are just now straggling back to Sanibel, there’s a lot to report. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Golisano Children’s Hospital serves youth in five-county region

September 26, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was active this past week: inducting two new members, Alan Cook and Charles Whitman; labeling the dictionaries/almanacs for the third-grade Dictionary Day on Oct. more »»

Faces on Faith: Be swift to love and make haste to be kind

September 26, 2018 When I retired from full time ministry five years ago, I had to decide where I was going to worship. It is not possible to move from chancel to pew in the church you have served for 29 years. more »»

Safe at Sea: Tips to make boating with children fun and safe

September 26, 2018 Whether the children on board your boat are your own or are their friends, or even the sons/daughters of house guests, there are a few “tips” that will improve everyone’s day on the water. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel’s national anthem

September 26, 2018 Sanibel needs a national anthem. We would all rise at official Sanibel functions whenever it’s played. I would do as Colin Kaepernik now does. more »»

In The Garden: Lignum vitae is known as the Tree of Life

September 26, 2018 Lignum vitae (Guaiacum officinale) is a native tree to Florida and the Caribbean that is known for its extremely dense and strong wood with some specimens known to live up to 1,000 years old. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Oven-Roasted Mashed Potatoes

September 26, 2018 A great combination of tastes in these creamy mashed potatoes, the rosemary is a tantalizing flavor that will bring you back for more. Be careful when cooking potatoes. more »»

Poetic License: 'Riding Out Wilma'

September 26, 2018 I Eleven o’clock. Category two. The reds, yellows and greens Of Wilma’s eyes glare From the motel room TV screen: Wilma spirals and spins — Landfall in five hours. more »»



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