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Center Stage: Concerts wrap up as next season's schedules come out

May 14, 2019 Notice how: Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, where oh where the birdies is? Now that the snowbirds have flown, we can take a deep breath, get out our 2019-2020 calendars and begin thinking of... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Pine Nuts in Tarragon Vinaigrette

May 14, 2019 This is a great early summer salad, made with just picked fresh arugula and tender mix greens. more »»

What are Stormwater Treatment Areas and why should you care?

May 7, 2019 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge faces two dimensions to water challenges: water quantity and water quality. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Working together does make a difference

May 7, 2019 Took a few days off recently and unfortunately missed the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's meeting on April 26. more »»

Safe at Sea: 2019 proving to be deadliest boating year

May 7, 2019 A local newspaper recently ran a front-page article that should have alarmed all boaters in our Gulf waters. The headline read, “5 Killed in Boating Accidents since 2019 in Lee County. more »»

On the Water: May means great weather, fewer boats and good fishing

May 7, 2019 The month of May kicks off our slow season in Southwest Florida as neighbors and visitors head north for the summe. more »»

Shell Shocked: A winter to remember

May 7, 2019 Farewell, sunny Sanibel. Your resident snowbird is flying north. It’s been a wonderful winter and I’d like to recall some of my highlights. more »»

In The Garden: Black-eyed Susan is great choice for native landscape

May 7, 2019 The black-eyed Susan (Rudebeckia hirta var.floridana) is a species in the Rudbeckia family found throughout Florida in the sandhills, flatwoods and disturbed areas. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Barbeque Shrimp Kabobs over Bow-Tie Pasta al Pesto

May 7, 2019 Celebrate Mother’s Day with this delicious dish at home. more »»

Poetic License: 'Pianos For Primates'

May 7, 2019 (Found Poetry Series) More than 130 guests dressed in jungle attire paid $150 each to attend Pianos for Primates, a fund-raiser aimed not at raising funds to teach chimpanzees Chopin or baboons... more »»

Turn out the lights, it is nesting season for sea turtles

April 30, 2019 May marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Florida’s sandy beaches. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary installs officers, boards for 2019-2020

April 30, 2019 There was such a good vibe in the main room at The Community House on April . more »»

Safe at Sea: 'Boat speak' for landlubbers

April 30, 2019 If you own a boat or owned one a while back, this column is not for you. more »»

Faces on Faith: Coming home, going home, being home

April 30, 2019 This is the time of year when many of our snowbirds have returned north. Sanibel is their home for six or seven months of the year, but somewhere else is home the rest of the time. more »»

On the Water: Late week front cools down fishing

April 30, 2019 Good news over the past week was strong full moon tides moving a lot of waters is always a plus for fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: Advice column to islander readers

April 30, 2019 Once a year I devote a column to the millions of letters that pour into the Islander asking me for advice (well, maybe three or four). more »»

In The Garden: Golden dewdrop is beauty queen of butterfly garden

April 30, 2019 With such an intriguing name, the golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) sounds magical, and its beauty is a tell-tale sign for that! If given proper love and attention, the Florida shrub can bring a touch... more »»

Center Stage: Record-breaking 'Native Gardens' extended at box office

April 30, 2019 Jason Parrish, Florida Repertory Theatre’s associate artistic director, welcomed a packed audience to a recent offering of “Native Gardens,” by Karen Zacarias,” at the Artstage Studio Theatre. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Torta di Mandorle della Nonna

April 30, 2019 If you need a delicious cake in no time at all, this is it; everybody will love it after just the first bite. more »»

Poetic License: 'Mister By-pass Five'

April 30, 2019 (First poem written after quintuple bypass surgery) Twirl his arteries, man alive, Here comes Mister By-pass Five, No longer fat and bouncing, boys, Nor solid avoirdupoi. more »»

 
 

 

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