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Recipe of the Week: Apple Cranberries Cake with Sautéed Apples

November 15, 2018 A celebration holiday dinner featuring a traditional apple cake is the perfect ending to a memorable dining experience. This is my mom's famous apple cake. more »»

Shell Shocked: A man for all seasons

November 15, 2018 “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 »»

Faces on Faith: Love always wins in the end

November 7, 2018 “With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord…” — Psalm 119:145 On the day of the shootings in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, I was driving from Albany Georgia to Captiva to begin my... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Oct. 24 marked World Health Day for Rotary International

November 7, 2018 Oct. 24, or World Health Day, marked a very important day for Rotary International and the World Health Organizatio. more »»

Caution: Fueling your boat can lead to fire

November 7, 2018 In the previous two columns, we have outlined important tasks boaters should undertake to prepare for the safe operation of their boats. more »»

On the Water: Cooling temperatures will bring good fishing

November 7, 2018 As the waters of South-west Florida continue to cool this month there should be plenty of good fishing and great weather to keep anglers busy. more »»

In The Garden: Aloe vera is a soothing plant

November 7, 2018 Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our South Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits. more »»

Poetic License: 'Vitreous Floater: Stranger In My Eye'

November 7, 2018 (to the tune of “Strangers in the Night”) Stranger in my eye, Exchanging glances, Wandering side to side With floating dances, From inside my eye Across my sight you glide. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

November 7, 2018 If you are looking for a delicious soup that it is easy to prepare look no further. This roasted butternut squash soup is so creamy and silky that it will become a staple at your dinner tabl. more »»

Shell Shocked: Fake news comes to Sanibel

November 7, 2018 Yes, I’m guilty. Tar and feather me. Or better yet drown me in a vat of Grey Goose vodka. That’s the way to go, slurping your way to your last breath. I’m guilty of writing fake new. more »»

November to mark Manatee Awareness Month

October 31, 2018 November is an annual celebration and a dedication to manatee conservation in Florid. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sharing our abundance

October 31, 2018 Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I marvel at the wide variety of cornucopia images that are appearing in markets and newspaper ads. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary District 6960 governor finds inspiration in projects

October 31, 2018 It was a busy Friday on Oct. 12 for the Rotary — lots of good and positive things happening. more »»

Safe at Sea: The rules of the road — on waterways

October 31, 2018 Traffic on our highways has certain rules that all drivers must know and follow. So too, are there rules for operating a boat on our waterways, kind of the rules of the road for boaters. more »»

Center Stage: '42nd Street' delivers an evening of fun and frolic

October 31, 2018 As the 193rd production, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers chose the perfect musical to kick off “the season,” with “42nd Stree. more »»

In The Garden: Zamia is also known as the cardboard palm

October 31, 2018 Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz and has become a favorite in Florida. more »»

Poetic License: 'Mami, I Sold the Lots' (Puerto Rican Pilgrim’s Progress)

October 31, 2018 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»

Shell Shocked: Red algae in the sunset

October 31, 2018 Did any of you ever hear the term “red algae” before this winter? I bet not. “Red,” yes. “Algae,” yes. But used together as “red algae.” Certainly not me. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Fresh Peach Almond Upside-Down Cake

October 31, 2018 This perfectly peachy almond dessert is a favorite among my family and friends. It is very popular at parties, especially when served with ice cream. more »»

Work together every day to be the balm in America

October 30, 2018 As religious leaders on Sanibel and Captiva, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the horrific tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. But there must be mor. more »»



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