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Faces on Faith: Why religion?

January 9, 2019 I purchased Elaine Pagel’s book Beyond Belief a number of years ago when she discussed the Gnostic Gospels, some of Christianity’s earliest texts discovered in Egypt in l94. more »»

Shell Shocked: Rewriting the Declaration of Independence

January 9, 2019 My bifocals fell off my nose the other day. It happened just as I had planned to rewrite the Declaration of Independence. When I got up from my chair to retrieve my glasses I heard a crunch. more »»

In The Garden: Bottle palm is perfect for island environment

January 9, 2019 Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garde. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Tuscan Pork Caesar Salad with Pine Nuts

January 9, 2019 A fabulous salad to start the New Year right. I love preparing my salad green by washing and tearing them into small pieces, wrapping them in paper towels and then sealing them in a plastic bags. more »»

Poetic License: 'The Beneficiary’s Reply 20 Years After'

January 9, 2019 For twenty years of magic spell, I’ve lived with you on Sanibel, Enjoying wetlands, beach and fields While saving on our pension yields. more »»

It’s too late

January 2, 2019 Happy New Year! Wow! 2019 is already more than 24 hours old. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Unfortunately I did, and equally unfortunate…I probably have already broken a couple of the. more »»

Safe at Sea: Tips from Tom, Part II

January 2, 2019 In last week’s Safe at Sea column, Tom Niswonger — the squadron’s engine maintenance course instructor — talked about his all-time favorite cleaning products. more »»

In The Garden: Bay cedar is the salty native

January 2, 2019 Bay cedar (Suriana maritima) is one of our most salt tolerant shrubs. It tolerates salt breezes and even some salt water flooding during storm. more »»

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

January 2, 2019 Now that we’re into 2019, 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 »»

Poetic License: 'The Passionate Retiree to His Beneficiary: Twenty Years After'

January 2, 2019 Rejoice with me for Sanibel! Tis here we’ve spent our gold years well, Preserving wetlands, beach and fields With IRA’s and pension yields; Our Sanctuary freed wild life From human and survival... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Cranberry Pear Clafouti

January 2, 2019 This scrumptious dessert is a wonderful make ahead treat for the whole family to enjoy. I modify an old recipe that a friend found in a cooking magazine and I have been making it sinc. more »»

‘Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical’ wows

January 2, 2019 “Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical” that is currently wowing the audiences at Florida Rep.’s Artspace Studio Theatre till Feb. more »»

Should Sanibel ban fuel-powered leaf blowers?

December 26, 2018 In the summer of 2017, the Village of Key Biscayne decided to ban fuel-powered leaf blowers within their town limits. more »»

Faces on Faith: Six women heroes of the Exodus

December 26, 2018 From a religious perspective, the Exodus from Egypt enabled all subsequent Jewish history to unfold. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary speaker talks about Hope Clubhouse, mental illness

December 26, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club has a jam packed meeting on Dec. 14. First off, we had the election of club officers for July 2019 through June 2020. more »»

Safe at Sea: Tips from Tom, Part I

December 26, 2018 If you’ve had the good fortune to take Tom Niswonger’s engine maintenance course — which is offered by the America’s Boating Club — then you’ve walked away with a wealth of information far beyond... more »»

In The Garden: Big design in a small palm

December 26, 2018 Multiple clumps curving as they rise with a fan-shaped leaf, in colors ranging from sage green to bluish green, give the European fan palm an edgy, modern look. more »»

Poetic License: 'My First Tropical Christmas (December-January 1935)'

December 26, 2018 “No hableh ingléh en Viequeh,” (Do not speak English in Vieques) I still remember my mother’s words a few days before Christmas and after we had just completed a five-day steamship voyage to Puerto... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Spinach, Ricotta and Pine Nut Mini Calzones plus Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes

December 26, 2018 Need a few new appetizers for your New Year’s party? Send out your invitations and start cooking these little bites packed with irresistible flavor. more »»

Shell Shocked: The old year gives advice to the new year

December 26, 2018 Old man 2018 is on the way out and little, newborn 2019 is exercising its vast lung capacity in advance to get a beat on the New Year. more »»



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