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In The Garden: Seagrape prevents erosion, provides habitat

June 2, 2020 Seagrape (Coccolabil unifera) is a member of the buckwheat family, as odd as that sound. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Frangipane Crostata

June 2, 2020 This yummy dessert is a favorite one among my grandchildren, and I love making it for them because it is so easy to prepare. more »»

Poetic License: 'Forgotten'

June 2, 2020 I am afraid of being forgotten, Of no one on Earth recalling my voice, My laughter, the stupid way I stooped And tilted to the right when I walked, The drop shots I hit to drive My tennis foes crazy... more »»

Watersheds 101

June 1, 2020 Watersheds, also known as drainage basins, are areas of land that collect water into creeks, streams and river. more »»

Rotary Happenings: FGCU president speaks at Rotary Club meeting

May 26, 2020 The current pandemic has affected us all, in many different ways. For our young adults attending college, it seems to have been a double-whammy. more »»

Safe at Sea: A picnic anchor?

May 26, 2020 This morning while I was taking a beach walk, I came across a rather familiar scene: a beautiful large boat with twin engines with four folks attempting to anchor at Lighthouse Beach. more »»

Faces on Faith: Hope has not been canceled

May 26, 2020 “Hope has not been cancelled,” read the sign along the roadside. It seemed a bright note in the midst of what often seems to be a sea of bad news. more »»

Shell Shocked: A hurricane named Arthur

May 26, 2020 It finally happened. I got a hurricane named after me. And boy are my friends sore at me. more »»

In The Garden: Arboricola is commonly used in Florida landscapes

May 26, 2020 Arboricola (Schefflera arboricola) or the dwarf umbrella tree has a green or variegated leaf that can be seen in many residential and commercial landscape gardens. It is native to Taiwan and Hainan. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Veal Scaloppini Saltimbocca with Sage and Prosciutto

May 26, 2020 If you are getting tired of the same old dinner recipe, why not try a little excitement tonight with this scrumptious recipe. more »»

Crafting policy: The art of the possible

May 19, 2020 As you may have learned from earlier announcements, I will be retiring on May 15. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary makes second donation to those in need

May 19, 2020 Sanibel is its own little paradise and has some of the most unique shops and businesses and premier restaurants to offer our locals and guests alike. more »»

Safe at Sea: It all flows downstream

May 19, 2020 Dive magazine recently ran an excellent article regarding the plastic pollution problem that begins and — here in Southwest Florida — ends in our own backyard (the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Faces on Faith: Love, toilet paper in a time of pandemic

May 19, 2020 I’m currently reading a book called “The Unhurried Leader.” (Don’t laugh. Especially those of you who know my tendency to run from one thing to another — always in a rush. more »»

In The Garden: Areca palm can serve as privacy buffer or accent plant

May 19, 2020 The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) is considered one of the most popular screening plants for privacy in residential and commercial landscape. more »»

Recipe of the Week: White Lasagna with Chicken and Vegetable

May 19, 2020 Looking for a great dinner for the family? Lasagna is the perfect solution for a make-ahead meal. It can be made a couple of days ahead and refrigerated. more »»

Poetic License: 'Earth Machine'

May 19, 2020 I’m nothing more than an Earth Machine, An outmoded molecular engine Feeding on leftover stardust chemicals And lower kinds of Earth Machines, All created for no purpose other Than wonder for what... more »»

Back down the hill

May 18, 2020 At long last, we think we have passed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States; and are on the backside of the curve. more »»

Lawn waste practices in Lee County

May 12, 2020 Dry season will soon be ending in Southwest Florida, meaning one thing: rain. With rain, comes great growth in our lawns and gardens. more »»



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