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Recipe of the Week: Fig-Ginger Bars

August 1, 2018 If you love Fig Newton cookies, you will love these easy to prepare fig bars. A scrumptious bar cookie that is a perfect accompaniment to your cup of coffee or te. more »»

Poetic License: 'Don’t Pat Me Down'

August 1, 2018 (Recited to the tune of “Don’t Fence Me In” and found in “Sanibel Joe’s Songbook”) Oh give me miles, frequent miles, Let me fly the skies above — Don’t pat me down, Let me wander over yonder Just... more »»

'Get the water right’ at the ballot box

July 25, 2018 The harmful blue green algae bloom that has plagued Lee County waters is directly attributable to irresponsible government oversight on the timing and volume of water released from Lake Okeechobee... more »»

The sliming of a Florida river

July 25, 2018 The Great Toxic Slime Outbreak of 2018 has befouled the Caloosahatchee River, the river of my childhood. more »»

Rotary Happenings: City manager covers range of city-related subjects as guest speaker

July 25, 2018 Our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club year, which runs July 1 to June 30, is off to a great start. more »»

Faces on Faith: Just keep your religion to yourself!

July 25, 2018 Someone asked me one time why so many Christians feel so compelled to talk about their faith to others. more »»

Safe at Sea: Carbon monoxide poisoning, aka the 'silent killer'

July 25, 2018 When people hear of carbon monoxide poisoning, they most often think, “Didn’t those people have a detector in their house?” If they are smart, they will immediately check their own detector to be... more »»

On the Water: Dealing with changing fishing conditions

July 25, 2018 The ability to overcome challenging or changing conditions on the water is a key factor to successful fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: The ugly alligator

July 25, 2018 Once upon a time in the far off land of Sanibel lived a tribe of alligators. They were one of two tribes existing in Sanibel at the time. The other species were human beings. more »»

In The Garden: Old Man Palm named so for its bearded trunk

July 25, 2018 The Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita) is native to Cuba and is well-known for its unique trunk, with its thick covering of fibers that resembles an old man’s long beard. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Orzo Salad with Corn, Red Peppers and Green Onion With Herb Vinaigrette

July 25, 2018 A delicious and easy to make salad that can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days. Orzo is a small shape pasta that blends well with a variety of vegetables. more »»

Poetic License: 'Denial'

July 25, 2018 (From “Sanibel Joe’s Songbook”) It was not in another country Nor in another time. There was no music playing And we did not dance or dine. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Martin steps down as club president, passing gavel to Danner

July 18, 2018 On June 30, the 2017-2018 year for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club closed with the new 2018-2018 year starting on July 1. Amazing how time flie. more »»

Faces on Faith: Talking with children about God

July 18, 2018 Grandma and saba (Hebrew for “grandfather”) were staying with Flora and Logan while mommy and daddy were out. Flora just turned 4 years old. more »»

Safe at Sea: Every boat name tells a story

July 18, 2018 ALL SALTS, a group of boaters who meet on the first Wednesday of the month to talk about all things boat-related in Sanibel, reminisced about “what’s in a name?” at their last gathering. more »»

On the Water: A mixed bag: Some good reports, some bad

July 18, 2018 Red tide continued to linger in our waters again this week, as dead fish were reported floating and washing ashore along the beaches. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel abuzz with news this month

July 18, 2018 Sanibel is abuzz with so much news during this generally sleepy July. The news runs from a mutiny over our water supply to children’s book characters showing up in Sanibel. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Herb-Crusted Pork Medallion with Balsamic Glaze

July 18, 2018 I love to prepare pork tenderloin for dinner. So easy and versatile, it pairs well with any vegetables making dinner preparation easier than making reservations at your favorite restaurant. more »»

In The Garden: The Florida royal palm is truly majestic

July 18, 2018 The Florida royal palm (Roystonea regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world. more »»

Poetic License: 'Moon Day (Where Were You On July 20, 1969?)'

July 18, 2018 On the eve of my thirty-ninth birthday, wheeling the TV cart into the living room of my center hall colonial with my wife and in-laws and my eldest daughter Randy on her grandfather’s lap, (four... more »»



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