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On the Water: A mixed bag: Some good reports, some bad

July 18, 2018 Red tide continued to linger in our waters again this week, as dead fish were reported floating and washing ashore along the beaches. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel abuzz with news this month

July 18, 2018 Sanibel is abuzz with so much news during this generally sleepy July. The news runs from a mutiny over our water supply to children’s book characters showing up in Sanibel. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Herb-Crusted Pork Medallion with Balsamic Glaze

July 18, 2018 I love to prepare pork tenderloin for dinner. So easy and versatile, it pairs well with any vegetables making dinner preparation easier than making reservations at your favorite restaurant. more »»

In The Garden: The Florida royal palm is truly majestic

July 18, 2018 The Florida royal palm (Roystonea regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world. more »»

Poetic License: 'Moon Day (Where Were You On July 20, 1969?)'

July 18, 2018 On the eve of my thirty-ninth birthday, wheeling the TV cart into the living room of my center hall colonial with my wife and in-laws and my eldest daughter Randy on her grandfather’s lap, (four... more »»

The continuing saga of the 'Shell Love Bug'

July 11, 2018 The trouble began when, according to Sanibel artist Pam Rambo, she was told that in exchange for her professional assistance in creating the Shell Bug, and after it being used for a time by Lee... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Consider joining island Rotary for something exciting and rewarding

July 11, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is a growing organization with over 70 members, of which 10 are new members that have joined this yea. more »»

Faces on Faith: 'I was a stranger and you welcomed me' — Matthew 25:35

July 11, 2018 On July 1, there were demonstrations around the country protesting the policy of this administration in regard to illegal immigration, particularly the so called “zero tolerance” policy which means... more »»

Safe at Sea: Paddle sports require paddle smarts

July 11, 2018 Paddlesports are the fastest growing recreational watercraft. more »»

On the Water: Be prepared for July heat, humidity

July 11, 2018 Summer is in full swing bringing hot, humid days and the possibility of thunderstorms almost every afternoon. That does not mean fishing is poor, it can be very good if you plan accordingl. more »»

Shell Shocked: My childhood acting bug

July 11, 2018 I studied acting when I was a kid. I had dreams of becoming people other than myself on a stage. I was a shy kid and playing roles of people other than me was my way of coping with the world. more »»

Poetic License: 'Declaration of Interdependence: July 4th, 2018'

July 11, 2018 On this day of celebrating independence, I declare interdependence a new truth to be held self-evident, humanity created free, interdependent on each other; I declare what defeats and hurt... more »»

In The Garden: Mango fruit is a summer treat

July 11, 2018 Mango (Magnifera indica L.) is one of the most sought after and delicious tropical fruits in the world and you can grow them right here in your own yard. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Caprese Napoleon with Herb Pesto

July 11, 2018 One of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean, Capri calls out to visitors from all over the world. more »»

An important victory for voters

July 4, 2018 For all of you who worked with us to gather signatures on the petitions to put Amendment 1, the Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment, on the ballot in 2014, there is very good news. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Natural history museums are the libraries of the natural world

July 4, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club had a guest speaker on June 22 and she is one of our own, Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. more »»

Faces on Faith: Seating arrangements

July 4, 2018 As you might imagine, I go to a fair number of wedding receptions. And sometimes the only other people I know who are in attendance are my wife, the bride and the groom. more »»

Safe at Sea: Make sure to test inflatable life jackets

July 4, 2018 When in Florida, we are always in the boating season and all of the associated activitie. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hugging — the Equal Opportunity Human Connector

July 4, 2018 World leaders do it. Kids do it. Married couples do it. Unmarried couples do it. Baseball players do it. Grandparents do it. Even tough Marine sergeants do it. more »»

In The Garden: Coconut palm is a true islander

July 4, 2018 The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. more »»

 
 

 

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