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Center Stage: Local poets share talents during island Open Mic

February 4, 2020 Joe Pacheco opened the first Open Mic of 2020 with a powerful piece of poetry by urging us all to “Make America Good Again. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Marinated Grilled Flank Steak Wraps

February 4, 2020 In Cleveland, Ohio, I teach professional students culinary arts at the International Culinary Art and Sciences Institute ICASI. more »»

Poetic License: 'Do Not Be My Valentine'

February 4, 2020 Please, do not be my Valentine — Not if you need another’s rhyme Perfumed upon a Hallmark card, Not if you need a diamond heart Or gift-wrapped box of chocolate And proof of purchase from your mate. more »»

Green iguanas may be prohibited by state

February 3, 2020 The exotic green iguana (Iguana iguana) may join the Burmese python and Nile monitor lizard on Florida's list of prohibited reptiles if a bill makes it through the Legislature this session. more »»

Long-term health risks from harmful algal blooms

January 28, 2020 Floridians are well-aware of the acute environmental and health problems of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and they are looking to their political representatives to take action. more »»

Safe at Sea: The pecking order, right of way priority

January 28, 2020 The Navigational Rules of the Road are clear in terms of the “right of wa. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ankles and sunsets and God

January 28, 2020 During a class I was teaching about various spiritual disciplines, I mentioned that pondering the beauty of the natural world is a way we can connect to the Holy. more »»

Shell Shocked: The sentence finisher

January 28, 2020 We are all becoming lazy. We are used to pressing buttons or clicking on links and voila — services are immediately provided. Alexa is at our fingertips and we can ask her any question we want. more »»

In The Garden: Running wild over the beaches

January 28, 2020 Watch out for Florida’s railroad vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it comes racing into to your landscape today! The fast pace of this vine might surprise you, with its signature “track-like” branches... more »»

Center Stage: 'Barefoot In The Park' proves that classics never get stale

January 28, 2020 The Florida Repertory Theatre hit another comic home run with its latest presentation of Neil Simon’s classic “Barefoot In The Park,” which opens the 2020 season at the Historic Arcade Theatre in... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Tozzetti Biscotti

January 28, 2020 Delicious twice-baked Italian cookies that can be served alone or with chocolate pesto. I like to dip them in chocolate ganache. This is one of my grandchildren’s favorite recipes. Makes 48. more »»

Poetic License: 'Cold Winter Morn on Sanibel'

January 28, 2020 For blood grown thin forty Fahrenheit is Siberia; breezes suddenly blue and brittle shiver through citrus leaves; a birdsong bleak and off-key chills our sense; sunlight, pale and tentative,... more »»

State preemption puts neighborhoods at risk

January 24, 2020 Jan. 14 marked the beginning of the 60-day Florida legislative session. more »»

Sanibel Sea School grows up

January 21, 2020 For 10 years, we dreamed of creating a place where young kids could pursue the allure of the sea. more »»

Lethal control of coyotes will waste dollars, fail

January 21, 2020 “The Sanibel community must be vigilant in the protection and enhancement of its sanctuary characteristics.” This sentence, taken verbatim from Section 3. more »»

Safe at Sea: Fishing etiquette similar to boating etiquette

January 21, 2020 Recently, I came across an article entitled, “Fishing Etiquette 101,” and I couldn’t help but realize the similarities to “Boating Etiquette (101). more »»

Faces on Faith: Try a 'word of the year' instead of resolutions

January 21, 2020 Eighty percent! According to U.S. News and World Report, that’s the number of people who have failed in keeping their new year’s resolutions by the middle of … February. more »»

Shell Shocked: A life shattering question: Is it late afternoon or early evening?

January 21, 2020 A friend of mine called to get together one day. He suggested that we meet in the late afternoon. I told him I preferred to meet with him in the early evening. “What’s the difference?” he asked. more »»

In The Garden: Dwarf hibiscus is a small plant with big impact

January 21, 2020 Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and is known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. more »»

Center Stage: Fort Myers Community Concerts opens season with hit

January 21, 2020 The Fort Myers Community Concerts kicked off its 71st season in grand style last wee. more »»



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