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On the Water: A good week — tarpon inshore and grouper offshore

May 21, 2019 Despite a lingering wind that persisted most of the week, offshore and tarpon anglers made the best of it and recorded consistent catches. more »»

Shell Shocked: Even turtles want romance

May 21, 2019 Terry Turtle came by the other day to set the record straight. She told me that she and her sister sea turtles are most appreciative that the Sanibel spotlight is falling on the turtle nesting season. more »»

In The Garden: Sea lavender helps reduce erosion on dune beaches

May 21, 2019 The sea lavender (Tournefortia gnaphalodes) is a beautiful South Florida native found along beaches and sand dunes. more »»

Center Stage: Upcoming seasons for Theatre Conspiracy, Broadway Palm

May 21, 2019 Next season’s theater schedule is now available to put on your calendar and the time is now to order your subscriptions. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Veal Involtini

May 21, 2019 Even a simple scaloppini can be transform into a delectable dish by simply adding a slice of prosciutto and a little stuffing. more »»

Poetic License: 'I Will Not Write a Villanelle'

May 21, 2019 I will not write a villanelle, Sestina, sonnet or pantoum Unless I learn to craft one well. Let Collins keep his paradelle For those whose poetry has the room, I will not write a villanelle. more »»

SCCF salutes HB 711 veto, calls for action on two more bills

May 15, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation commends the decision taken by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto House Bill 771 on May 10. more »»

The assault on local home rule

May 15, 2019 (Editor's note: After this commentary was submitted for publication Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed HB 771, the bill that would have placed a moratorium on local regulation of plastic straws until 202. more »»

Making progress on harmful algal blooms

May 14, 2019 Earlier this week I had the opportunity to host officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »»

Rotary Happenings: 'Business Person of the Year Vocational Service' award winner named

May 14, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Chris Davison, vice president and general manager of the historic Island Inn on Sanibel is the recipient of the club’s 2019 Rotary... more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating education — it can be a lifesaver

May 14, 2019 A few days ago, we were traveling out of the “Miserable Mile” where a series of channels intersect, thus the name “miserable” mile. more »»

Faces on Faith: Messages of love

May 14, 2019 I’ve been writing “Faces on Faith” columns from the Christian Science perspective since 2013. But I’ve never really discussed a wonderful expression of Christian Science — its periodicals. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon are out there and seatrout closure is set to begin

May 14, 2019 A week of warm weather kicked off tarpon season as increasing numbers of fish moved into Southwest Florida water. more »»

Shell Shocked: Harry the heron

May 14, 2019 Lee County is spending mucho bucks on promoting travel and tourism. It’s got a very aggressive outreach program that positions the county as an alternative to other hot spots in Florida. more »»

In The Garden: Mexican flame vine identified by its leaves, flowers

May 14, 2019 The Mexican flame vine (Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides) is a beautiful non-native evergreen vining species that is a great addition to a South Florida butterfly garden. more »»

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 »»



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