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Poetic License: Thoughts while waiting to make a left turn onto Periwinkle Way at height of season

March 15, 2017 Creating the paradise is easiest: Usually you pick a place everyone else overlooked, That goes against the current fashion, Has some very special things: unspoiled beaches Filled with shells, a... more »»

On the Water: Strong winds stall a good week of fishing

March 15, 2017 With a stretch of warm weather, fishing was heating up and the bite was getting good, and then the winds came. more »»

Shell Shocked: The prodigal gecko

March 15, 2017 It was the return of the prodigal gecko. Yes, the one that was plucked from the swamps of Sanibel and made into a major TV star — the Geico gecko. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts: two for one

March 15, 2017 In the past weeks, Community Concerts has presented a myriad of wonderful offerings one of which was a totally mesmerizing full-length version of “Swan Lake,” a ballet performed by the Moscow... more »»

Living Sanibel: American crocodile

March 15, 2017 The crocodile is a rare sighting in Southwest Florid. more »»

In the Garden: Desert rose: a drought tolerant succulent

March 15, 2017 Desert rose (Adenium obesum) Are you looking for a dramatic, low-water succulent plant? Try a desert rose. more »»

Shell Shocked: Lyrics to die for

March 8, 2017 I’ve decided to become a songwriter. And the reason is that I can’t understand a single word of rap and other forms of contemporary music. more »»

Center Stage: Explosive ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ rocks

March 8, 2017 This certainly is August Wilson’s year to shine both in theaters and on the screen. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Anything Goes’ is a trip down memory lane

March 8, 2017 Pack up all your cares and woes and sail away for a couple of fun filled hours of high powered, first rate entertainment on the “Anything Goes” production, currently docking at the Broadway Palm... more »»

Poetic License: Pantoum of the vitreous floater*

March 8, 2017 Stranger floating in my eye, Dancing, prancing side to side, Looking for a place to hide Within the jelly deep inside. more »»

Living Sanibel: Manatee Park

March 8, 2017 Originally opened in 1996, this 17-acre regional park is the place to go in Lee County for manatee viewing, especially from November through March when hundreds of these widely adored marine mammals... more »»

In the Garden: Bay cedar: the salty native

March 8, 2017 Bay cedar (Suriana maritima) is one of our most salt tolerant shrubs. It tolerates salt breezes and even some salt water flooding during storm. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Arts & Crafts fair another resounding success

March 8, 2017 It was a club assembly this week at Rotary, which means we go over reports from our club committees analyzing how things are going during this Rotary year from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. more »»

Faces on Faith: Cold pews and warm hearts

March 8, 2017 In the early years of my ministry, back in the late 70s, I served a small church that participated in an ecumenical series of Wednesday evening Lenten worship services. more »»

On the Water: March will bring some of the best fishing

March 8, 2017 The month of March is the beginning to some of the best fishing of the year in Southwest Florida. more »»

Shell Shocked: Senior traumas

March 1, 2017 Oh, the trauma of reaching senior citizen status. I tried to duck it for as long as I could but eventually caved in to the cost savings features that go with it. more »»

Poetic License: Deport yourself, it’s later than you think

March 1, 2017 Inspiration for Berry van Boekel’s “Deport Yourself” Deport yourself, it’s later than you think, Deport yourself, or you’ll end up in the clink. more »»

In the Garden: Ixora: a quintessential plant of Southwest Florida

March 1, 2017 Ixora ‘Nora Grant’ (xora coccinia) pronounced “icks-SORE-ah” is perhaps one of the most quintessential plants of Southwest Florida presenting its colorful hot-pink flowers, which bloom off and on al... more »»

Theater Notes: Three plays in one weekend

March 1, 2017 Lucky me, I saw three plays this President’s Day weekend. Sadly, No.1 will be gone by the time this gets into print. And it was one of my favorites. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts presents Theatro Lirico D’Europa’s Carmen

March 1, 2017 It saddens me to report that the latest Community Concert’s latest offering, a production of Theatro Lirico’s Carmen, unfortunately did not quite hit the gold standard mark that we always get from... more »»



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