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Safe at Sea: Marine Communications 101

June 4, 2019 While today’s boaters keep their cell phones close at hand, a well-equipped vessel has a VHF transceiver that can prove invaluable not only for receiving information (think weather updates, Coast... more »»

On the Water: Windy days leading up to the holiday weekend

June 4, 2019 Early in the week before the winds picked up, large schools of Spanish mackerel were common over the nearshore reefs within sight of land in state waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Planting seeds

June 4, 2019 Judith Towse-Roberts tells of a time when everything seemed to go wrong. Things were tight, her resources were stretche. more »»

Shell Shocked: My life as a pen thief

June 4, 2019 I’m a pen thief. There, I said it and got it out of my system. I take pens wherever and whenever I find them. more »»

In The Garden: Blue porterweed is a butterfly attractant

June 4, 2019 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 »»

Center Stage: Florida Rep's next season to offer new plays, theater classics

June 4, 2019 The Florida Repertory Theatre’s 2019-2020 schedule is heading into its “Third Decade of Theatre that Moves Us as it continues with a 22nd Season of Excellence in Live Professional theatre. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Buttermilk Panna Cotta

June 4, 2019 Panna cotta is a great make-ahead classic Italian dessert. Usually flavored with vanilla or fruit puree and served with fresh berrie. more »»

Poetic License: 'What’s Not In A Name'

June 4, 2019 (For Jose R. Pacheco) They thought the name would do it. “Let’s call him Joseph, not José, the first Americano in the family, he will speak and read and write in English, he will be one of the. more »»

Lee County committed to preparing, protecting the public

May 28, 2019 The official start to the 2019 hurricane season is less than a month away. Lee County is ready, thanks to the longstanding and constant support of the Lee Board of County Commissioners. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Washington Monument and Laus Deo

May 28, 2019 Overlooking the 69 square miles that comprise the District of Columbia stands the Washington Monument. On its aluminum cap are displayed two words: Laus Deo. more »»

Shell Shocked: A tyrannosaurus is loose in Sanibel

May 28, 2019 Could it be? Can the impossible be happening to Sanibel? Last week's newspaper reported that a 4-1/2 foot Nile monitor lizard was seen on Periwinkle. more »»

In The Garden: Powderpuffs in paradise

May 28, 2019 The Powderpuff tree (Calliandra haematocephala) is a small ornamental tree blooming with a variety of colors ranging from red, pink to white with striking brilliant powder puffs. more »»

Center Stage: 'Little Shop Of Horrors' is a stand up and cheer winner

May 28, 2019 The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s latest 198th production, “Little Shop Of Horrors,” has everything going for it — a multi-talented cast, creative team, and a super team of puppeteers that make thi... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Prosciutto Wrapped Meatloaf with Balsamic Barbeque Sauce

May 28, 2019 This is my mother’s delicious meatloaf, a blend of three meats, mortadella, Parmesan cheese and vegetables all wrap in thin prosciutto slices and served with balsamic barbeque sauce. more »»

Poetic License: 'E-mail from Emily Em —'

May 28, 2019 Please don’t forward this E-mail Or click reply to me — The screens are blank as zero Out here in Eternity — The bits and words of what We always thought we were Unsaved forever In Nobody’s... more »»

SCCF decries signing of 'Toll Roads to Nowhere' bill

May 23, 2019 On May 17, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law SB 7068 — Mid State Toll Expressways. more »»

The Rooney roundtable — a view from the outside

May 23, 2019 The roundtable convened by Rep. Francis Rooney with federal, state and local officials about the public health consequences of harmful algae blooms (HABs) left many scratching their heads. more »»

Season's end: Status update on water quality initiatives

May 21, 2019 As the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. more »»

Safe at Sea: Top 10 reasons to schedule a vessel safety check

May 21, 2019 America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva offers vessel safety checks — for free — to boat owners. The program provides boaters the opportunity to have their vessel examined, documenting its safet. more »»

Faces on Faith: Rickets, airstrikes and ceramic tiles

May 21, 2019 Earlier this month I co-led an interfaith trip to Israel with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam — Temple of the Island. more »»



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