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On the Water: Start of the spring fishing season under way

March 12, 2019 Good things happen this month on the waters around Southwest Florida. The kick-off to the spring fishing season is in full effect as we transition out of winter to warmer days. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel — the movie capital of the world

March 12, 2019 We’re now into March and Sanibel is rocking. The toll booths are cash cows, the restaurants are cooking away and the T-shirts are flying off the selves. more »»

In The Garden: Bird’s nest fern is not really for birds

March 12, 2019 Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus), from the Polypodiaceae family, is a plant straight from the rainforests of tropical Asia that thrives in low light conditions and moist environments. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts presents two outstanding Russian companies

March 12, 2019 Yes indeed, the Russians did come to two different performances at Community Concerts and blew the audiences away at both concerts! The first program presented was the Russian National Orchestra... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Frangipane Crostata

March 12, 2019 Growing up as the daughter of a famous pastry chef sometimes had its problems and at times its reward. more »»

Poetic License: 'No Great Thanks to you, Cavafy'

March 12, 2019 Inside their worn, tattered bodies sit the souls of old men. Constantine P. more »»

Help the refuge: Solve the problem of septic systems

March 5, 2019 As we have discussed before, improving the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Club considering new capital campaign funding requests

March 5, 2019 Just as predicted, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Festival was an outstanding success. At the club's Feb. more »»

Faces on Faith: A joy to be part of such a faith community

March 5, 2019 It is hard to believe that it was only two-plus years ago that I crossed the Causeway to these beautiful barrier islands. more »»

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

March 5, 2019 Overall it was a great week on the water with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Bottom fishing was good in Gulf waters and the inshore bite was on and off depending on the tides. more »»

Shell Shocked: El Chapo Escape Services

March 5, 2019 The recent trial in New York of El Chapo, the notorious Mexican drug lord, was lurid, sensational and revealing. more »»

In The Garden: Dahoon holly is one of the most versatile trees

March 5, 2019 The native dahoon holly (Ilex Cassine) is a versatile, small shade tree that can be utilized in various locations in your island landscape. more »»

Center Stage: Florida Rep, Theatre Conspiracy providing great live theater

March 5, 2019 You better catch “Hay Fever,” currently playing the Florida Repertory Theatre until March 9. The Noel Coward 1927 “drawing room” comedy of manners is a classic example of the genr. more »»

Theater Notes: Community theater across the Causeway

March 5, 2019 Sanibel theater lovers are lucky to have three Fort Myers theaters that present, brave and truly noteworthy productions. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Timballo di Scampi, Zucchini e Patate (Shrimp, Zucchini Potato Timbale)

March 5, 2019 With a busy weekend schedule ahead, I tend to prepare a variety of dishes during the week that I can have ready and served at any time. more »»

Poetic License: 'Yizkor'

March 5, 2019 (For Lee Gordon 3-19-99) Although she was not What once she was For too long a time — And although at the end She was not always there When you were there for her — And although recall and... more »»

Who owns your beach? Four lines in the sand

February 26, 2019 Ownership of the land and sand in front of your Captiva home can be confusing. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Thank you to all for supporting the club's annual festival

February 26, 2019 What a beautiful weekend and what a fantastic Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Festival weekend! Even though Rotary is a non-affiliated religious and political organization, just before... more »»

Faces on Faith: One small stone

February 26, 2019 Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I remain ever hopeful that all the loving cards and notes sent to those we love might also trigger in our hearts the care and compassion needed by so... more »»

On the Water: Warmer days should give fishing a boost

February 26, 2019 Mild days and bright blue skies returned to Southwest Florida. The holiday weekend was crowded on the water with a large number of boats and fishermen enjoying sunny warm days and just great weathe. more »»

 
 

 

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