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Safe at Sea: How much do you know about the tide?

March 10, 2020 Before you run aground — or after you've run aground — you should learn as much about “the tide” as possible. First, determine just how much or how little you already know. Take the “Captain's Tes. more »»

Faces on Faith: More than giving things up

March 10, 2020 We free church Protestants have generally paid a minimal amount of attention to Lent. more »»

Shell Shocked: The sad case of unrequited love

March 10, 2020 I have a confession to make. I'm in love with Charlize Theron and have been for years. Yes, my wife knew about it and encouraged it anyway. more »»

In The Garden: Aloe vera is a soothing plant

March 10, 2020 Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our South Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits. more »»

Center Stage: Russian ballet dazzles with 'Sleeping Beauty'

March 10, 2020 Direct from Moscow, the Russian National Ballet dazzled the Fort Myers Community Concerts audience last week with its beautiful performance of the full-length version of “Sleeping Beauty. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Parmesan

March 10, 2020 This is my version of a traditional Italian classic recipe for stuffed mushrooms. I like using the combination of Pecorino and Parmesan cheeses, fresh Italian sausage, fresh herbs and mozzarella. more »»

Poetic License: 'Monopoly Moon'

March 10, 2020 (Inspired by Rebecca Sandbeck for ArtPoem) By JOE PACHECO How it would end I thought I knew In the monopoly game no love is tru. more »»

An update on climate change

March 3, 2020 According to a 2018 report issued by the U.S. more »»

Safe at Sea: What is a port captain?

March 3, 2020 At the marine professional level, a port captain assures that waterborne ships are fully prepared to embark on their voyages. more »»

Faces on Faith: Season of Lent has started

March 3, 2020 By the time you read this, Lent will have begun. Those who attend liturgical churches are more than likely aware of Lent and the various practices associated with it. more »»

Shell Shocked: Thinking about the afterlife

March 3, 2020 I’m at a point in life where I begin to think seriously of an afterlife. more »»

In The Garden: Coconut palm is a true islander

March 3, 2020 The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Artichoke Crab Crostini

March 3, 2020 The “season” is upon us. more »»

Poetic License: 'I just dropped in'

March 3, 2020 I just dropped in To pick up my supply Of memories forgotten In years gone by, Loves I couldn't claim In the lost and found And dreams that never made it Up from the ground. more »»

Safe at Sea: Personal Flotation Devices — are you missing any?

February 25, 2020 The last two weeks' Safe At Sea columns have focused on visual distress signals and sound-producing devices. This will address the U.S. more »»

Faces on Faith: A case for moral standards

February 25, 2020 The normal reaction of older adults to younger ones is to either be too alarmist or too complacent. And neither of those is pruden. more »»

Shell Shocked: A noise far worse than leaf blowers

February 25, 2020 There's a raging issue in Sanibel that threatens to erupt into civil war. It's the issue of noise. To some the sound of ear-piercing leaf blowers is the last straw in the quest for peace and quiet. more »»

In The Garden: A berry interesting one

February 25, 2020 Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. more »»

Center Stage: Concert, open mic and theater all in one

February 25, 2020 It's that time of year again, when there is so much to see and do in the theater world that I must make a three-decker review performance sandwich. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Best Sanibel Breakfast Cookies

February 25, 2020 I remember almost 25 years ago when I was asked by a dear friend of mine, Donna Miller, to come and visit her on Sanibe. more »»



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