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Poetic License: Jellyfish Blues

February 22, 2017 “I aint got no body, aint got a spine, Take me out of water, aint worth a dime, But let me jellyfish float in the blue-green sea And what an amazing creature I can suddenly be. more »»

Shell Shocked: Make Sanibel great again

February 22, 2017 The City Council campaign is in full swing. There are four candidates running for three positions. The campaign is fierc. more »»

Living Sanibel: American redstart

February 22, 2017 American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Aptly nicknamed the flamebird, the American redstart is one of the most colorful and distinctive warblers. more »»

In the Garden: Carissa: the green armored buffer

February 22, 2017 Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa) is native to South Africa, but they are a long time favorite of our area and you will find them planted along the eastern coastline of Florida and a couple places along... more »»

Faces on Faith: A lengthening of days - a deepening of hope

February 22, 2017 Slowly and steadily - since Dec. 21 - our hours of sunlight have been getting longer and longe. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Thanks for making Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s 34th Art & Craft Fair one of the best in Southwest Florida

February 22, 2017 First order of Rotary’s column this week is an enormous shout-out to a group of Rotarians that led the effort toward making the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s 34th Art & Craft Fair one of the best in... more »»

Poetic License: Do not be my Valentine

February 15, 2017 Please, do not be my Valentine — Not if you need another’s rhyme Perfumed upon a Hallmark card, Not if you need a diamond heart Or gift-wrapped box of chocolate And proof of purchase from your mate. more »»

Theater Notes: Lanford Wilson’s ‘Burn This’

February 15, 2017 Live theater is one of the legacies I am leaving for our children and grandkids. I believe in live theater. I don’t give socks, underwear or jewelry for birthday. more »»

In the Garden: Cycad: the ancient plant

February 15, 2017 Cycadophyta, “cycads”, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur ag. more »»

On the Water: It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead

February 15, 2017 It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair Feb. 18 - 19

February 15, 2017 Arts & Crafts Fairs abound this time of the year in Southwest Florida, but many of them are not on par with the upcoming juried Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair on Feb. more »»

Faces on Faith: What do you mean, ‘If’

February 15, 2017 As one who loves the scriptures, and who has taught them for many years, I continue to find them fresh and engaging. Often when I read the Bible, I simply dialogue with the writer of the text. more »»

Shell Shocked: Water ordering

February 15, 2017 Four people go into a restaurant. When they are seated for dinner a very pleasant waitress greets them and asks them if they want water.  That was her first mistak. more »»

Living Sanibel: American cockroach

February 15, 2017 While this common insect has an American name, its origins are believed to be rooted in Western Africa, arriving to North America as a stowaway as early as 1625. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Exodus . . . still marching

February 13, 2017 Every Sabbath, Jews read a portion from Torah — the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Just after our Jewish New Year, we begin again reading from the first chapters of Genesis. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Retired LtC, Jim Graham, tells stories about his adventures as a naval pilot

February 13, 2017 Amazingly Rotary finds the most interesting speakers every week for our regular Friday morning meetings. more »»

Shell Shocked: Divorce: Sanibel-style

February 13, 2017 The couple sat in the conference room of her divorce attorney. more »»

Center Stage: ‘33 Variations’ shines at Theatre Conspiracy

February 13, 2017 Playwright Moises Kaufman stated in his program notes on opening night at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in 2009 that, “Although this play is based on historical event, namely the birth of the Diabelli... more »»

In the Garden: Jamaican caper

February 13, 2017 Jamaican caper (Capparis Cynophallophora) is a great native plant with a beautiful scent. Originating in the Caribbean, it’s a perfect fit for our South Florida climate. more »»

Living Sanibel: Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

February 13, 2017 Rare among all the destinations along the southwestern coast of Florida, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers viable snorkeling and even scuba diving off of its sugar-sand beaches. more »»



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