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Poetic License: All write with me

May 25, 2017 It’s the wrong poem At the wrong time, Though the lyric’s lovely It’s the wrong rhyme, It’s not my rhyme, But such a clever rhyme That’s it’s all right with me. more »»

Center Stage: Noli Timere (don’t be afraid)

May 25, 2017 Silent night, darkened night, all is calm till there’s the fright; a knock at the door at 2 a.m. in the mornin. more »»

In the Garden: Coconut palm: A true islander

May 25, 2017 The coconut palm (cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. more »»

Living Sanibel: Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

May 25, 2017 A member of the morning glory family, the moonflower is one of very few Ipomoea species that does not bloom in the morning but waits until the evening to open its large, alabaster-white flowers. more »»

Shell Shocked: Reducing Sanibel high season traffic

May 17, 2017 I see where the Sanibel City Council is exploring ways to lighten the seasonal traffic load. It’s exploring such options as raising the causeway tolls and increasing beach parking rates. more »»

Faces on Faith: Surgeons aren’t the only ones who can mend broken bones

May 17, 2017 Quite awhile ago, an intriguing essay by David Brooks caught my eye. more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month of May

May 17, 2017 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May, however that’s just what we got heading into the weekend as north winds stirred up the waters and brought a drop in temperature. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest

May 17, 2017 The theme for last week’s Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting highlighted one of the founding principles of Rotary. “The Rotary 4-Way Test” 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. more »»

Poetic License: Drinking buddies

May 17, 2017 (From Sanibel Joe’s Songbook) We nicknamed him “Negative Phil” because he had learned to substitute the military form of denial for the simple word “N. more »»

In the Garden: Bahama cassia: Butterfly attractor

May 17, 2017 Bahama Cassia (Cassia chapmanii) also known as (Cassia Bahamanesis) is an excellent choice for a South Florida butterfly garden. more »»

Living Sanibel: Striped mullet

May 17, 2017 The striped mullet once formed the backbone of the Southwest Florida fishing industry. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 10, 2017 As we kick off the month of May, it brings an end to snook season and the beginning of tarpon season. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel generosity has made a huge difference

May 10, 2017 One hundred million dollars, now that’s a pretty big financial figure. more »»

Faces on Faith: If mama ain’t happy . . .

May 10, 2017 May 14 is Mother’s Day. Contrary to what some may think, the holiday honoring mothers was not founded by Hallmark Cards. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to play annoying but winning tennis

May 10, 2017 As we all know, the whole point of playing tennis is to win. Disregard what your friends tell you. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cattle egret

May 10, 2017 Although this small white bird that is roughly the same size as the snowy egret, it is easy to distinguish it from them. It has yellow legs, not just yellow feet, and a solid yellow beak. more »»

In the Garden: Prickly pear cactus: Tortoise candy

May 10, 2017 The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 6, 1937?

May 10, 2017 In the late afternoon pounding the pink “Spaldeen” ball between the screened windows of the Telephone Building on 13th Street in our slum version of handball, my friend Danny and I looked up and... more »»

Shell Shocked: My new friend

May 3, 2017 It was a sickening sight. The poor little cormorant had landed in my backyard somehow. It was feeble and drained of energy. It walked slowly and then came to a complete stop. more »»

Living Sanibel: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

May 3, 2017 The establishment of this 110,000 acre aquatic preserve goes back to 1965 when the Collier County Conservancy was forme. more »»

 
 

 

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