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Shell Shocked: Senior traumas

March 1, 2017 Oh, the trauma of reaching senior citizen status. I tried to duck it for as long as I could but eventually caved in to the cost savings features that go with it. more »»

Poetic License: Deport yourself, it’s later than you think

March 1, 2017 Inspiration for Berry van Boekel’s “Deport Yourself” Deport yourself, it’s later than you think, Deport yourself, or you’ll end up in the clink. more »»

In the Garden: Ixora: a quintessential plant of Southwest Florida

March 1, 2017 Ixora ‘Nora Grant’ (xora coccinia) pronounced “icks-SORE-ah” is perhaps one of the most quintessential plants of Southwest Florida presenting its colorful hot-pink flowers, which bloom off and on al... more »»

Theater Notes: Three plays in one weekend

March 1, 2017 Lucky me, I saw three plays this President’s Day weekend. Sadly, No.1 will be gone by the time this gets into print. And it was one of my favorites. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts presents Theatro Lirico D’Europa’s Carmen

March 1, 2017 It saddens me to report that the latest Community Concert’s latest offering, a production of Theatro Lirico’s Carmen, unfortunately did not quite hit the gold standard mark that we always get from... more »»

Living Sanibel: Florida Panther

March 1, 2017 The Florida panther is the largest feline carnivore in North America. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s 34th annual Art & Craft Fair was great success

March 1, 2017 One hundred and fifteen booth tents went up and 115 booth tents went down over this past President’s Day weekend on the grounds of the newly renovated Sanibel Community House. more »»

Faces on Faith: A clergyless church

March 1, 2017 The feature article in a recent edition of the Christian Science Monitor focused on the growing shift for American churches-namely Clergyless pulpits. more »»

On the Water: Local fishing heating up with the weather

March 1, 2017 Over the past week, anglers experienced pretty good weather for the most part and despite several days with tides less than desirable, fishing wasn’t too bad. more »»

Poetic License: Jellyfish Blues

February 22, 2017 “I aint got no body, aint got a spine, Take me out of water, aint worth a dime, But let me jellyfish float in the blue-green sea And what an amazing creature I can suddenly be. more »»

Shell Shocked: Make Sanibel great again

February 22, 2017 The City Council campaign is in full swing. There are four candidates running for three positions. The campaign is fierc. more »»

Living Sanibel: American redstart

February 22, 2017 American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Aptly nicknamed the flamebird, the American redstart is one of the most colorful and distinctive warblers. more »»

In the Garden: Carissa: the green armored buffer

February 22, 2017 Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa) is native to South Africa, but they are a long time favorite of our area and you will find them planted along the eastern coastline of Florida and a couple places along... more »»

Faces on Faith: A lengthening of days - a deepening of hope

February 22, 2017 Slowly and steadily - since Dec. 21 - our hours of sunlight have been getting longer and longe. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Thanks for making Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s 34th Art & Craft Fair one of the best in Southwest Florida

February 22, 2017 First order of Rotary’s column this week is an enormous shout-out to a group of Rotarians that led the effort toward making the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s 34th Art & Craft Fair one of the best in... more »»

Poetic License: Do not be my Valentine

February 15, 2017 Please, do not be my Valentine — Not if you need another’s rhyme Perfumed upon a Hallmark card, Not if you need a diamond heart Or gift-wrapped box of chocolate And proof of purchase from your mate. more »»

Theater Notes: Lanford Wilson’s ‘Burn This’

February 15, 2017 Live theater is one of the legacies I am leaving for our children and grandkids. I believe in live theater. I don’t give socks, underwear or jewelry for birthday. more »»

In the Garden: Cycad: the ancient plant

February 15, 2017 Cycadophyta, “cycads”, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur ag. more »»

On the Water: It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead

February 15, 2017 It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair Feb. 18 - 19

February 15, 2017 Arts & Crafts Fairs abound this time of the year in Southwest Florida, but many of them are not on par with the upcoming juried Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair on Feb. more »»



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