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Safe at Sea: Mayday! Fire on board!

March 28, 2018 Early one evening during the 1974 Bayview Mackinac Sailboat Race, 40 miles from the nearest land, our cook was preparing the evening meal when the alcohol stove fuel spilled out across the cooking... more »»

Shell Shocked: The shame of coprolalia

March 28, 2018 Are you familiar with the term “coprolalia”? It’s the involuntary use of obscene or derogatory word. more »»

In The Garden: A jewel for your landscape

March 28, 2018 Necklace pod (Sophora tomentosa) is a wonderful evergreen and flowering plant, which has a high tolerance for salt and low water requirements making it ideal for coastal island environments. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Crab and Corn Chowder with Sweet Corn Broth

March 28, 2018 This rich and creamy corn and crab chowder gets its delicious flavor from sweet corn stock and bacon. A perfect combination and a comforting addition to any meal. more »»

Poetic License: 'Jellyfish Float'

March 28, 2018 I love the way Hollis nursed the light from the breast of her brush onto her canvas: She’s whipped me into a shake of aqua greens and blues laced with splashes of vanilla and tropical tapioca, a... more »»

An ounce of prevention

March 7, 2018 Today, 19 children will die or receive emergency treatment for a gunshot wound in the United States and tomorrow, another 19 will. And then another 19 the next day. more »»

COTI urges resumption of full impact fees

March 2, 2018 With the current reduced impact fee schedule about to expire at the end of March, we urge the Board of County Commissioners to revert to full impact fees so that Lee County taxpayers are not require... more »»

Center 4 Life options: Some thoughts and questions

January 26, 2018 A casualty of Hurricane Irma was the cancellation of a city council public workshop to discuss options for the deteriorating Center 4 Life facility, previously known as the Sanibel Senior Center. more »»

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 17, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary helping to support neighborhood revitalization

January 17, 2018 There was a lot of energy in the room at the last Rotary Club meeting — don’t know if it was the weather outside or the blast of snowbird Rotarians returning for season. more »»

Faces on Faith: GOD’S mothering love

January 17, 2018 In l888, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, first used the term Father-Mother to describe God. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

January 17, 2018 Now that we’re into 2018, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year’s resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve? Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out of... more »»

In the Garden: Magnolia, the Southern Beauty

January 17, 2018 The Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree that grows naturally throughout much of the southeastern United States and can be found from eastern North Carolina, all the way west to easternmost Texas. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Chicago’ at Broadway Palm is ‘razzle, dazzle production’

January 17, 2018 Legs, thighs, a razzle dazzle cast, and all that jazz makes Broadway Palm’s 187th production of “Chicago” a sure-fire hit. more »»

Theater Notes: ‘Crimes of the Heart’ as alive, dazzling as past productions

January 17, 2018 The Theater Laboratory, off of Second Street in downtown Fort Myers, is one of my favorite places to see live theater. more »»

Poetic License: ‘The Walrus on the Gulf Coast’

January 17, 2018 BP was drilling in the Gulf Drilling with all its might: It did its very worst to make Its profits big and bright — This was not odd, because they thought It was their corporate right. more »»

Shell Shocked: A brand new game

January 10, 2018 (Editor’s note: This column ran in a previous issue of the Islander.) The American public worships our national sports: football, baseball, golf and basketball. more »»

In the Garden: The rattlesnake plant

January 10, 2018 Calathea lancifolia (rattlesnake plant) is a species of plant in the Marantaceae family and is a native to Brazi. more »»

Poetic License: Cold winter morn on Sanibel

January 10, 2018 For blood grown thin forty Fahrenheit is Siberia; breezes suddenly blue and brittle shiver through citrus leaves; a birdsong bleak and off-key chills our sense; sunlight, pale and tentative,... more »»

Living Sanibel: Great blue heron

January 10, 2018 The great blue heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. A magnificent bird to watch, this skilled hunter can be found throughout Southwest Florida. more »»



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