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Shell Shocked: What do they know about Sanibel?

July 23, 2019 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 »»

In The Garden: Spider lily is great addition to island gardens

July 23, 2019 The American spider lily (Hymenocallis latifolia) is a Florida native as well as a native of the West Indies. It is popular for its foliage and “spidery” snow-white flowers. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Spring Greens Salad with EVOO Lemon Dressing

July 23, 2019 A refreshing salad filled with a variety of spring greens — arugula, frisee, mace, lollo rosso, mitzuna, spinach and kale — tossed in a light lemon dressing will be a burst of spring flavor. more »»

Poetic License: 'Feminine Endings'

July 23, 2019 A female villain is not a villanelle, A lady crook is not a crookette Nor infant girl a Baby Belle. more »»

Two key tools in fight for water quality — TMDLs and BMAPs

July 16, 2019 No doubt, if you drill down into Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Basin Management Action Plan (BMAPs), it gets wonky quickly. However, at a high level the concepts are straight forward. more »»

Safe at Sea: What to do when you run aground

July 16, 2019 There is a common quote among experienced boaters in Southwest Florida — “It’s not a question of ‘Will you run aground? It’s a question of when you run aground!’” In our very shallow waters,... more »»

Faces on Faith: Three choices when you see something wrong

July 16, 2019 My wife Vickie and I have just returned from five weeks in Germany where we taught together about the Holocaust to high school students, and where I taught and preached in synagogues, churches and a... more »»

On the Water: Hot start to the month on the water

July 16, 2019 It was another week of extremely hot days on the water in southwest Florida. As typical with sunny summer days, fishing was good at times and slow at others. more »»

Shell Shocked: Film noir redux

July 16, 2019 I was sitting in my office whiling away the time. I had just solved a murder case in which a stunning divorcee confessed to beheading her chauffeur because he hadn’t washed the car when asked. more »»

In The Garden: Foxtail palm is epitome of true specimen palm

July 16, 2019 The foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is the epitome of a true specimen pal. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Goat Cheese-Walnut Terrine with Basil Cream Sauce

July 16, 2019 Good things come in small packages and this recipe is no exception. Simple to prepare, it can be made ahead of time and served hot or cold. more »»

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

July 16, 2019 (Editor's note: The poem will be broadcast on WGCU (90.1 FM) on July 19 during “Morning Edition” at 8:45 a.m. and during “All Things Considered” at 4:44 p.m. more »»

Natural resource policy: 2019 Florida Legislative session recap

July 9, 2019 The Florida Legislature gets high marks for passing a budget that provides significant funding for Everglades and water resources, delivering a stated priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»

Safe at Sea: The Rules of the Road, Part IV

July 9, 2019 (Editor's note: This column is part of a series regarding Navigational Rules. Content for it was taken from the text for the America’s Boating Course, which is offered by the America’s Boating Clu. more »»

Faces on Faith: Here is the church, there goes the steeple

July 9, 2019 The first church I served as a full-time pastor was in Gloversville, New York. In its heyday, it had been a thriving congregation, with hundreds of member. more »»

On the Water: Despite summer heat, fishing is good

July 9, 2019 As we progress into the heat of summer, fishing both inshore and offshore can still be very good, just prepare for hot days and keep an eye on the weather. more »»

Shell Shocked: A walk on the beach

July 9, 2019 One thirty-minute walk on the beaches of Sanibel can produce a kaleidoscope as funny, bizarre, and spectacular as a classic Fellini movie. I know whereof I speak. It happened to m. more »»

In The Garden: Caladiums a favorite for summer color

July 9, 2019 Caladiums are one type of plant that do very well in hot wet Florida. Planted as either tubers in spring or fully leafed out plants in summer, they are so easy to grow. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breast with Oven-Dried Tomato Pesto

July 9, 2019 Sultry hot weather, afternoon showers and a refreshing dip in the pool, this is summertime in Florida. more »»

Poetic License: 'Surviving Fame'

July 9, 2019 Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days; “Lycidas,” by John Milton At the end only one of us will survive. more »»



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