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In the Garden: Sun grown bromeliad

October 26, 2016 The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3,475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa and throughout South Americ. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lemon Bay Park

October 26, 2016 The people of Sarasota County exhibited some real foresight in 1986 when they purchased the first 48 acres of Lemon Bay Park as part of a $20 million county bond referendu. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Warm welcome back to returning Rotarians

October 26, 2016 The welcoming back of our Rotarian Snowbirds has officially started. Old friends are coming back and season is not far away. more »»

Faces on Faith: Lost in the middle class

October 26, 2016 Did you know most Americans consider themselves to be part of the middle class, whether they are or not? In fact, one survey, conducted by the Huffington Post, revealed that 88 percent of those... more »»

On the Water: Windy week creates fishing challenges

October 26, 2016 The good news over the past week was cooler weather and strong full moon tides. For the bad, the strong northeast winds that accompanied the cool down stuck around much of the week. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during and after the storm

October 19, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, we were lucky on our side of the state. With the exception of a couple breezy days, we were pretty much unaffected. more »»

Shell Shocked: A man for all seasons

October 19, 2016 “Hi, Art. How are things in Sanibel?” a friend asks. “I don’t know. I’m not there at the moment.” “But I thought you lived in Sanibel.” “I live there during the winter months only. more »»

Living Sanibel: Black-and-white warbler and white-eyed vireo

October 19, 2016 Black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia) An absolutely stunning black-and-white pattern greets the lucky birder who happens upon one of these warblers. more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite

October 19, 2016 (continued) III Language (Lenguaje) She was less than five feet tall and couldn’t read or write and never learned more than a few words in English but she put me and my cousins to sleep every... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club welcomes new members

October 19, 2016 First on the agenda, last Friday morning, was the induction of three new club members. Club President Charlie Emerson; Membership Chair Eldon Bohrofen, and new member sponsors, Rotarians E. J. more »»

Faces on Faith: Civility . . . where has it gone?

October 19, 2016 We’re nearing the end of a very partisan high-stakes presidential election. more »»

In the Garden: Show your colors with cordylines

October 19, 2016 Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a ti plant or Hawaiian ti. more »»

Shell Shocked: The great Sanibel mayoral debate

October 12, 2016 The candidate for mayor of Sanibel began his opening remarks in the long awaited and anticipated mayoral debate: Strump: I’m the only candidate who can appeal to the downtrodden and impoverished... more »»

In the Garden: Berry interesting

October 12, 2016 Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ruby-throated hummingbird

October 12, 2016 The regions’ smallest bird, the ruby-throated hummingbird is an amazing creature. more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite Part Two

October 12, 2016 Comida (Nutrition) She was plumper than a calabaza yet never sat down to eat at the table with the rest of the family, but picked bits and pieces from the memorable dishes she spent most of the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary meeting focus on Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust disbursements

October 12, 2016 Last week, our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Charlie Emerson got right down to business. Around four times a year, our regular Friday morning meeting is dedicated to updates on club business. more »»

Faces on Faith: A spark of love is all it takes

October 12, 2016 Every autumn there’s an event in New York City called the White Light Festival and media have come to refer to it as an “aural journey into the spiritual.”  Musical events include: Bach’s “St. more »»

On the Water: October is a great month for fishing

October 12, 2016 This is a refreshing time for anglers around South-west Florida. After a long hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a drop in humidit. more »»

Shell Shocked: Alligator Redux

October 5, 2016 I’ve written about alligators before and undoubtedly, I will again. Our Sanibel alligators always seem to be in the news as well as in troubl. more »»



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