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Poetic License: Please, not another valentine

February 13, 2017 (As told and told to Joe Pacheco) Please, not another valentine, Unload the dishwasher instead. Tell the muse to pick up your shoes, And let her help you make the bed. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts opens season with National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

February 1, 2017 What an auspicious opening night for Community Concerts at the Barbara B. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ask more, tell less

February 1, 2017 One of the great blessings of being the pastor at Captiva Chapel by the Sea is meeting the many folks who wander into the church yard to see the chapel and the cemetery. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Talking football...

February 1, 2017 San-Cap Rotarians have been known to take their college football quite seriously. Not so much with the pro teams, but college well that’s a different story. more »»

Shell Shocked: Is there an old-fashioned doctor in the house?

February 1, 2017 Physicians are making abundant use of technology these days. In fact, so much so that the usual format of office visits is changing dramatically. Last week I visited my primary care physicia. more »»

Living Sanibel: The river otter

February 1, 2017 There are 12 species of otters worldwide. The mammal appears on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. more »»

In the Garden: Variegated ginger – add color to shady areas

February 1, 2017 Plant subject: variegated ginger ‘Alpinia Zerumbet Variegata’ The variegated ginger is a beautifully striped plant with green and yellow foliage that many homeowners and gardeners utilize as part of... more »»

Poetic License: Daylight is for Suckers

February 1, 2017 Poem Noir I am Voice Over and all I can tell you for sure is this: daylight is for suckers, for nameless girls by the pool, the body flying off the roof — waking up with amnesia; nighttime’s for... more »»

Theater Notes: Two more must-sees

February 1, 2017 I love the spirit of live theater that is available to us here on the island and across the causeway. On Saturday, I saw two examples that I will urge you to go see. more »»

Theater Notes: ‘Lend Me A Tenor,’ a song to sing

January 25, 2017 Are you up for a whacky, zany and delicious farce complete with operatic music and one of the finest casts ever assembled on this island? That’s what “Lend Me A Tenor,” now on the boards at BIG ARTS... more »»

Poetic License: The runner

January 25, 2017 How many runs left to find my way home? Returning keeps turning me further away, Dead ends and detours to endlessly roam. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Postmortem: Demise of civic/cultural core project

January 25, 2017 Sanibel Civic/Cultural Core Center project will not go forward. more »»

Faces on Faith: Remembering Sister Frances

January 25, 2017 I recently got word that Sister Frances Carr had died. She wasn’t a Roman Catholic nun - she was a Shaker. One of the last Shakers living at Sabbathday  Lake, in New Gloucester, Maine. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hear ye, hear ye, hearings

January 25, 2017 The U.S. Congress seems to spend an awful lot of time conducting hearing. more »»

Living Sanibel: The striped mud turtle is one of the smallest turtles in the world

January 25, 2017 Striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii) One of the smallest turtles in the world, the striped mud turtle is rarely longer than five inches. more »»

In the Garden: Tropical delight: bananas

January 25, 2017 What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reconciliation vs Retribution

January 18, 2017 In December the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial. He was the first Japanese leader to do so. more »»

On the Water: Stone cold front stalls fishing in the area

January 18, 2017 Fishing was good ahead of the cold front that brought strong winds heading into the weekend, especially offshore fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: A brand new game

January 18, 2017 The American public worships our national sports: football, baseball, golf and basketball. All four major sports have thrived during the past twenty year. more »»

In the Garden: Aloe vera:A soothing plant

January 18, 2017 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 »»



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