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Voting by mail is a safe, secure method of voting

July 21, 2020 As the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, I want to reassure voters that voting by mail is a safe and secure method of votin. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club installs new officers, more

July 21, 2020 It is official. The new Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club officers, board members and trust board members have been installed and pinned. more »»

Safe at Sea: Safety checklist

July 21, 2020 Too often, boat owners do “safety inspections” at the beginning of their boating season, and then they do not repeat those procedures until the beginning of the next seaso. more »»

Faces on Faith: My tipping now begins at 40 percent

July 21, 2020 Since local restaurants began to reopen for outdoor seating a few weeks ago, my tipping rate now begins at 40 percent with a $20 minimum. more »»

Shell Shocked: Celebrating Immortality Day

July 21, 2020 I have a milestone birthday coming up shortly. I won’t tell you what it is. But I can assure you of one thing. I’m not immortal. more »»

In The Garden: Xanadu philodendron is a versatile plant

July 21, 2020 Xanadu philodendron (Philodendron Xanadu) is a widely used and very popular South Florida plant that will bring unique green foliage to a tropical landscape. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Branzino Fillet in 'Acqua Pazza'

July 21, 2020 Brazino is a delicate Mediterranean fish in the sea bass family. “Acqua pazza” or crazy water is a traditional preparation. more »»

Poetic License: 'For My Ninetieth Birthday: 25,000 Poems'

July 21, 2020 I should have written, I could have written, I would have written 25,000 poems, yes, 25,000! If only I had kept the vow I made on my twelfth birthday To write a poem a day for the rest of my life,... more »»

Governor's $9B budget includes wins, losses for environment

July 14, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a $92.2 billion budget and a $1 billion veto list two weeks ago, one day before the beginning of the fiscal year which started on July 1. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear about the Declaration of Independence

July 14, 2020 Recently, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club welcomed its new president, Richard Green. more »»

Safe at Sea: Get your 'boating fix' online

July 14, 2020 Life has reshaped itself over the past months for everyone. For boaters, this is equally true. more »»

Faces on Faith: What legacy will you leave?

July 14, 2020 I received an e-mail a while back from a not-for-profit organization I have done business with in the past. The subject line posed a question which was repeated in the body of the e-mail itself. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s Day to be celebrated in February

July 14, 2020 Dates are being changed across the board for events and happenings because of the coronavirus. more »»

In The Garden: Seabreeze bamboo offers multiple uses

July 14, 2020 Seabreeze bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is an excellent choice to create a natural, living green privacy screen in your garden. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Pizza Fritta

July 14, 2020 I escort many gastronomic tours to Italy and one of my favorite is to the beautiful town of Sorrento just south of Naples. The foods, the scenery and the people are outstandin. more »»

Poetic License: 'Minority Alligator Rap'

July 14, 2020 I’m Minority Alligator with minority views — Life’s all a croc so I’m rappin’ the blues. Some call me cocodrilo and others caimán, Lagarto de Indias from days bygone. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Highlights of Rotary's past year presented at meeting

July 7, 2020 The recent meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club celebrated the past year's presidency of Eldon Bohorfen. more »»

Safe at Sea: Part II: Boating facts that are not facts

July 7, 2020 Last week’s Safe at Sea column listed a few commonly-assumed “facts” that mariners have learned simply are not “facts” at al. more »»

Faces on Faith: Focus on helping those around us

July 7, 2020 No doubt you, like me, are being inundated with news reports of COVID-19 spikes in Florida and around the country and violence in places all over the countr. more »»

Shell Shocked: Saving Sanibel from itself

July 7, 2020 After many sleepless nights and unfulfilling cheeseburgers I have made a momentous decision in my life. No friends, it’s not to leave Sanibel. It’s the very opposit. more »»



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