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Safe at Sea: MOB and propeller strike

August 13, 2019 (Editor's note: Information in this column was taken from the text for the America’s Boating Course, which is offered by the local America’s Boating Club chapter. more »»

Faces on Faith: Conciliation

August 13, 2019 (Editor's note: All quotations are from the New Living Translation of the Bible.) Peacemakers are an endangered species in our culture of verbal attacks and marginalization. more »»

On the Water: Fishing’s good despite unsettled weather

August 13, 2019 Despite heavy rain showers that were likely to appear any time of day, fishing wasn't too bad for those who ventured out over the week. more »»

Shell Shocked: A Mid-Summer Night's Dream

August 13, 2019 There must be something about Sanibel nights. I had a crazy dream last night. more »»

In The Garden: Purple passionflower is native flowering vine

August 13, 2019 Purple passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata) is a perennial flowering vine native to Florida. It is one of the most complex and intricate flowers among the flowering vine. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Italian Plum Upside Down Cake

August 13, 2019 Take advantage of the wonderful flavor of fresh summer fruit with this scrumptious dessert. I love making it and enjoying a slice of it with a steaming cup of coffee. more »»

Poetic License: 'The Pledge of Inclusion'

August 13, 2019 I pledge allegiance To the flag Of the United States of America And to the republic For which it stands, One nation, Under Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Christian Science, Secular... more »»

Boating safety, manatee safety are one and the same

August 6, 2019 In 2019, Florida's manatees are being killed by boats at an unprecedented rate, with 93 through July 19. more »»

Rotary Happenings: The bits, pieces and the ABCs of Rotary

August 6, 2019 If you asked a Rotarian if he or she belonged to Rotary International, the individual probably would look puzzled and answer, “Of course I'm a member of Rotary International. more »»

Faces on Faith: Teaching an old dog new tricks

August 6, 2019 I am a dog lover. Over the past 70 years, there have not been too many times when I have not had a dog as part of my family. more »»

On the Water: Out on the water in August in Southwest Florida

August 6, 2019 Fishing or boating in Southwest Florida in August means dealing with the hot days of summer. Here are a couple options to cool down and possibly change things up a little. more »»

Shell Shocked: Bonnie and Clyde need not apply

August 6, 2019 What is the world coming to? Must everything be done through machines, computers and robots? I went to my local bank the other day to deposit a check and noticed that the interior had been totally... more »»

In The Garden: Royal poinciana is the queen of summer

August 6, 2019 The royal poinciana (Delonix regia) lives up to its name, which means regal, royal or magnificent — all perfect descriptive terms for it. We know it is summer when we see the tree burst into bloom. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Coins

August 6, 2019 Traveling to Italy in the summer time can be quite a challenge, even for the most experienced traveler. more »»

Poetic License: 'Phoenix'

August 6, 2019 (Editor's note: First poem written after quintuple by-pass heart surgery. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Longtime Rotarians share stories as part of focus on membership

July 30, 2019 Great Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting recently. Everyone seemed to be in a jovial mood and our traditional Happy Bucks ritual at the begin of our meetings just got a little more happy than usua. more »»

Safe at Sea: Why would you buy an EPIRB?

July 30, 2019 Situation: Your boat is 30-plus miles off the coast of Sanibel and you’re enjoying a great fishing trip. When it’s time to return to port, you observe a strong storm brewin. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sunrise … sunset

July 30, 2019 With the parish a bit quieter and meetings at a minimum, I’ve tried to take advantage of my beautiful surroundings — especially the beach. more »»

On the Water: Good week on the water despite the heat

July 30, 2019 Overall the weather was great on the water over the past week. Of course, it is summer, so it was hot as expected. more »»

Shell Shocked: The dreaded dire diagnosis delirium

July 30, 2019 The family physician was testing my recall abilities. He said: I’m going to read you a number and I’d like you to memorize it and feed it back to me. more »»



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