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In the Garden: Sweet almond verbena: Smells so sweet

May 3, 2017 Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (sweet almond). The sweet almond verbena is part of the verbenaceae family, it is also known as the incense bush. more »»

Poetic License: Poet in-Waiting

May 3, 2017 I wait impatiently in the doctor’s office with other patients waiting patiently, wondering why a three o’clock appointment means never before four thirty, wondering why this doctor plays with my tim... more »»

On the Water: It was a decent week on the water

May 3, 2017 Despite east winds much of the week, fishing wasn't to bad. The winds made it tough for offshore and tarpon anglers, but most inshore waters and just off the beaches were fishable. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Journey

May 3, 2017 The Jewish Sabbath lectionary consists of 54 weekly portions from the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. (There are 54 to cover the weeks of a Jewish leap year. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club/ Non-Rotarian Vocational Service Award presented to Chris Heidrick

May 3, 2017 Rotary District #6960 Vocational Service Chair Bill Rahe had the floor first last Friday morning, with focus on vocational service. more »»

Shell Shocked: The fake in fake news

April 26, 2017 The Trump campaign and administration have forced all of us to take a hard look at what is truth and what is fake news. more »»

Living Sanibel: No-see-ums

April 26, 2017 There are more than 4,000 species of biting midges worldwide. In Florida alone, there are 47 different species. more »»

In the Garden: Mexican flame vine – ole!

April 26, 2017 The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. more »»

Poetic License: An April fool for poetry

April 26, 2017 An April Fool was I for poetry, For jests and tricks and play with irony, Fooling the Muse with rhyme tomfoolery --- Every verse footloose, every fancy free. more »»

Theater Notes: Disarmingly hilarious yet dealing with real issues

April 26, 2017 “Last Night At Ballyhoo,” a 1997 Academy Award winning play, is on the boards at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good inshore and offshore

April 26, 2017 Over the week good reports came in from both offshore and inshore, plus tarpon season is winding up as sightings and hook-ups are happening throughout our waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Hate doesn’t have the last word

April 26, 2017 For Christians this is the season of Easter which often coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover; the freeing of the children of Israel from Egypt and the beginning of their journey to the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Celebrations of spring highlighted during weekly Rotary meeting

April 26, 2017 The arrival of spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, reawakening. A time for sowing of seeds and a season of hope. more »»

In the Garden: Bougainvillea: Color galore

April 19, 2017 This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. more »»

Faces on Faith: Easter and Etta: A Tale of Resurrection

April 19, 2017 Often when I think about resurrection I remember Etta Simpson. I met her several years ago when I took a group of teenagers and adults from my then congregation to Mound Bayou, Mississippi. more »»

Shell Shocked: Pence leaves Sanibel a changed man

April 19, 2017 Vice President Pence paid Sanibel a surprise visit recently and publicly expressed his admiration for the balance between commercial and environmental interests. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ rocks

April 19, 2017 When “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened on Broadway in 1971, it had already sold over two and a half million record albums. more »»

Living Sanibel: Eastern diamondback and pigmy rattlesnake

April 19, 2017 Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) VENOMOUS! The largest rattlesnake in the world, this venomous pit viper is still common throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Shell Shocked: Back to the North

April 13, 2017 Sanibel’s snow birds are beginning to test their wings. We’re now into April and many seasonal residents are thinking northern thoughts. more »»



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