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Poetic License: 'The Night Charley Parker Played Tenor At Montmartre Café in Greenwich Village'

July 4, 2018 (My Charlie Parker poem was first performed and broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition on March 11, 2005, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing. more »»

Ban the plastic straw on Sanibel Island

June 27, 2018 In early February, a local media outlet published an article about the remarkable news that Fort Myers Beach now has a ban on plastic drinking straw. more »»

Court victory supports Florida's Land Acquisition amendment

June 27, 2018 In 2014, an overwhelming 75 percent of Florida voters supported a Constitutional amendment to allocate 33 percent of real estate doc stamp taxes to Florida's Land Acquisition fund, Florida Forever. more »»

Faces on Faith: A shared humanity

June 27, 2018 Christian Science Monitor writer John Yemma recently reported that the world is experiencing the “biggest human migration since the end of World War II — millions of people displaced from their home... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians share careers, professional backgrounds with club

June 27, 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Holli Martin was out of town, so President-Elect John Danner — who still has a few more weeks before he officially takes on the role of president on July 1 — wa... more »»

Safe at Sea: Life Jackets 101

June 27, 2018 This article should serve as a primer on Personal Flotation Devices or PFDs — life jackets. First, the law: - All recreational boats must carry one wearable PFD for each person aboard. more »»

On the Water: Great weather continues

June 27, 2018 If you wanted flat calm seas to venture offshore into Gulf waters, then you were in luck over the past week. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel — a wine taster’s paradise

June 27, 2018 Sanibel has so much stuff going on that it’s sometimes hard to choose one activity over another. But one activity recently came to my attention that put it at the top of my list — wine tastin. more »»

In The Garden: Orange bird of paradise is a show stopper

June 27, 2018 The orange bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is one of the most recognized tropical plants in our island plant palette. more »»

Poetic License: 'What's Not In A Name'

June 27, 2018 (For José R. Pacheco.) They thought the name would do it. “Let’s call him Joseph, not José, the first Americano in the family, he will speak and read and write in English, he will be one of them. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Warm Duck Salad with Black Cherry Vinaigrette

June 27, 2018 Treat yourself to this versatile duck dish. A delicious salad that can be served as an appetizer or as a main mea. more »»

Make you voice heard to help protect the refuge, islands from harmful discharges

June 20, 2018 As a result of recent rains, massive discharges have come down the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Contact water managers about Caloosahatchee estuary conditions

June 20, 2018 Record-setting rainfall the last two weeks of May flooded the entire Greater Everglades region. To manage lake water levels, the U.. more »»

Faces on Faith: Not such a bad dad

June 20, 2018 Father’s Day has passed, and with it a flood of memories and reflections. I am one of those people who can say that when my dad passed away, I lost one of my best friends. We had a great relationship. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Pine Manor Improvement Association hosts open house for gardens

June 20, 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians were fortunate this past week to be invited to attend the Pine Manor Improvement Association's open house for its Community Gardens. more »»

Safe at Sea: Hazards can be found on boat docks, but also avoided

June 20, 2018 Docks are such inviting places, and our surrounding waters offer so many docks to enjoy. We moor boats to the docks, and we swim or fish from the dock. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week of fishing in the area

June 20, 2018 Fishing inshore and offshore was up and own for anglers for a variety of reasons this past week. Fishing was slow for many inshore anglers possibly due to a number of reasons. more »»

Shell Shocked: Heaven on Earth

June 20, 2018 I had an interesting dream last night. I dreamt that I was leaving this life and was standing before the pearly gates being interviewed by Saint Peter. more »»

In The Garden: Caladiums are a favorite for color in the summer

June 20, 2018 Caladiums are one type of plant that do very well in hot wet Florida. Planted as either tubers in spring or fully leafed out plants in summer, they are so easy to grow. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

June 20, 2018 This light dessert is one of Italy’s favorite, easy to prepare because it can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for several days. more »»



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