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Poetic License: The night Kiwanis books expire

December 14, 2016 (To the tune The Night That Paddy Murphy died) O, the night Kiwanis books expired I never shall forget. more »»

Theater Notes: Florida Repertory Theater has two must-sees

December 14, 2016 Florida Repertory Theater has every right to be bathing in glory. On their boards right now are two of the finest productions that have ever graced our theater season in Southwest Florida. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Donald Trump I knew

December 7, 2016 I introduced Donald Trump to the world. Now how would you like that hanging over your head all your life? I guess I get both the credit as well as the blame.  It’s true, folks. more »»

In the Garden: Bird’s nest fern: Not really for the birds

December 7, 2016 Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus), from the polypodiaceae family, is a plant straight from the rainforests of tropical Asia, that thrives in low light conditions and moist environments. more »»

Living Sanibel: Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area

December 7, 2016 Visiting the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a change of pace from state parks, tourist attractions, or wildlife preserves. more »»

Center Stage: Celebrate the holidays with ‘White Christmas’ at Broadway Palm

December 7, 2016 Our holiday stockings got filled with Broadway Palm’s 178th production; a dazzling rendition of a heart-warming classic, Irving Berlin’s 1954 movie musical “White Christmas. more »»

Theater Notes: A play for everyone’s Christmas stocking

December 7, 2016 The BIG ARTS Strauss Theater has a genuine hit for all of us this Christmas Season. They have a brilliant fresh version of A Christmas Carol” playing right up through Dec. 23. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on December 7, 1941?

December 7, 2016 In the back storage room of our family bodega sitting on a sack of kidney beans, listening to the Football Giants-Dodgers game when the announcer interrupted to report that the Japanese had sneak-... more »»

Faces on Faith: God is still here

December 7, 2016 On election day, my husband went to bed early, but I stayed up very late to watch the returns. Upon awaking and seeing the results on T. more »»

On the Water: It was a slow week out on the water

November 30, 2016 While I spent the past week out of town and off the water, it appeared I returned to find a slow bite and areas of red tide. more »»

Faces on Faith: Through the eyes of a child

November 30, 2016 The beautiful and glorious season of Advent (from the Latin word for “coming” ) is once more upon us and again, I rejoice that my religious heritage encourages me to immerse myself in the spiritual... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Fun facts about Iceland

November 30, 2016 Golly, everyone must have gotten the memo up north that the weather was changing and not in a good way. more »»

Shell Shocked: What do they know about Sanibel?

November 30, 2016 How well do you think Sanibel is known outside Sanibel? To find out, I conducted a personal “man on the street” interview on the streets of New York recently. more »»

Theater Notes: Courageous theater

November 30, 2016 The Laboratory Theater of Florida is where you find cutting edge and courageous theater. more »»

Living Sanibel: Sandwich and Forster’s tern

November 30, 2016 Sandwich tern (Sterna sandvicensis) Smaller than the royal tern, this bird is a far less common find than its larger cousin. more »»

In the Garden: Blue Porterweed

November 30, 2016 Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) is part of the Verbenaceae family. The bright green leaves have a quilt-like appearance and a toothed leaf margin. more »»

Poetic License: Jellyfish Float

November 30, 2016 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 »»

Poetic License: Guzzling down the blues

November 23, 2016 I wake up each morning but can’t turn on the news, My coffee’s cold and bitter with the sore loser blues. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lizardfish and striped mojarra

November 23, 2016 Lizardfish (Synodus foetens) The lizardfish is an inshore, as well as nearshore species. Inshore it is seldom longer than a foot, whereas in deeper water it can grow to 18 inches or more. more »»

In the Garden: Foxtail palm

November 23, 2016 The foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is the epitome of a true specimen palm. more »»



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