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Faces on Faith: Holiday highs, lows

January 7, 2020 So, I wonder if we have come down from what I call the “Holiday High”? I would guess that for many of us, it is traditional to host festive gatherings, travel to visit family, attend special holiday... more »»

Shell Shocked: The Sanibel Field of Dreams

January 7, 2020 I was returning home to Sanibel late one evening recently. It was around 2 a.m. I was tired and cranky and lambasted myself for allowing good conversation and a fine dinner to keep me up so late. more »»

In The Garden: Blue Butterfly Bush loves sub-tropical environment

January 7, 2020 The Blue Butterfly Bush (Rotheca myricoides) is part of the Verbena family of tropical flowering plants that love the sub-tropical environment of our area. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

January 7, 2020 Happy New Year! Whether you are ringing in the New Year alone or with friends celebrate with this delicious dish a favorite traditional fare among my famil. more »»

Poetic License: 'Irma'

January 7, 2020 Peopled planet revolving in the sky at one thousand miles per hour, vain and egotistical, imagining itself the center of the universe, its inhabitants controlling technology with which to annihilate... more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating S.O.S

January 3, 2020 With the beginning of “peak season” boating in Florida waterways, this seems like a good time to give some thought to distress signal. more »»

Faces on Faith: Love came down at Christmas

January 3, 2020 Love came down at Christmas Love all lovely, love divine Love was born at Christmas Star and Angels gave the sign — Christina Rossetti Christians the world over find the Christmas season to be a... more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

January 3, 2020 Now that we’re into 2020, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year’s resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve? Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out of... more »»

In The Garden: Old Man Palm named so for its bearded trunk

January 3, 2020 The Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita) is native to Cuba and is well-known for its unique trunk, with its thick covering of fibers that resembles an old man’s long beard. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Seafood Linguine Carbonara

January 3, 2020 The love affair that Italians have with this sauce has spread over the Atlantic at the turn of the century with the masses of immigrants. more »»

Poetic License: 'Winter Solstice 2003 (Year of My Quintuple Bypass)'

January 3, 2020 I thought at first The cataracts had come back — the sun glinting cold and yellow over the tennis courts brought out the Bollé glasse. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary elects officers, board for upcoming year

December 23, 2019 Happy holidays to all, it’s been a great calendar year for the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva and in December the club prepares for its upcoming fiscal year from July 1 to June 30 by electing our... more »»

Safe at Sea: What is a boat's H.I.N?

December 23, 2019 The U.S. Coast Guard has requirements you — the boat captain — must meet. For example, last week’s column discussed the Maximum Capacity Plate required. more »»

Faces on Faith: Christmas wonder

December 23, 2019 I imagine Christmas has given birth to more music than any other holiday in histor. more »»

Shell Shocked: The day Santa’s reindeer went back on the job

December 23, 2019 Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Santa’s reindeer ended their strike against Santa Claus and are now back on the job. more »»

In The Garden: Muhly grass is a blooming grass

December 23, 2019 Fun, whimsical and versatile only begin to describe a Florida plant known as muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with its long green stalks and fluffy blooms making its showcase amongst your... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Favorite Veggie Pizza

December 23, 2019 If you are in a bind and looking for a quick and easy appetizer recipe to serve or bring as a hostess gift during the holiday season, look no farther because this is it — an old-time favorite recipe... more »»

Poetic License: 'My First Tropical Christmas'

December 23, 2019 “No hableh ingléh en Viequeh,” (Do not speak English in Vieques) I still remember my mother’s words a few days before Christmas and after we had just completed a five-day steamship voyage to Puerto... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear about Miracles in Action organization

December 17, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club welcomed back Penny Rambacher, co-founder of the Miracles in Action, as the guest speaker at its recent meeting. more »»

Safe at Sea: Fatal decisions

December 17, 2019 (Editor's note: Information for the column was taken from the America’s Boating Course text. more »»



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