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Poetic License: Mama Carmen Suite

October 26, 2017 I Love at First Sight She was less than five feet tall and plumper than a calabaza, yet she could touch the floor with the palm of her hand and chop a roasted pig into a hundred pieces while chewin... more »»

Living Sanibel: Burrowing owl

October 26, 2017 The burrowing owl is best described as adorable. It was the subject for the 2002 children’s book "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen and is a popular wildlife calendar subject in Florida. more »»

In the Garden: Home sweet home: For butterflies

October 26, 2017 A plant originating deep within the history of Florida, the coontie plant, sometimes referred to as a palm, is actually not a palm at all, but an ancient cycad, or what we think of as a “living... more »»

Current Outlook: Be careful, but not fearful

October 26, 2017 While the world is experiencing the first synchronized global expansion since 2003 and asset price inflation continues apace, the challenge for investors is to look somewhat in the rear-view mirror... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Riska-Hall provides update of Community House

October 26, 2017 Here we go. Already our calendars are getting filled with island events that mark the beginning of pre-season and seaso. more »»

Faces on Faith: Empathy, a lost art?

October 26, 2017 In a recent issue of the Christian Science Monitor, Editor Mark Sappenfield draws our attention to the subject of “empathy” when he asks: “Does empathy have to be taught?” In Denmark, students are... more »»

Living Sanibel: Marsh rabbit

October 18, 2017 One of the most peculiar habits of the marsh rabbit is its tendency to let go with a strange, lizard-like squeal when startled. more »»

Poetic License: My first haircut

October 18, 2017 After her second child was stillborn, my mother made a “promesa,” a promise to the Virgin that in return for a healthy male child, she would not cut his hai. more »»

Faces on Faith: More than you know

October 18, 2017 It was a dark and stormy night. Old Bill was headed home in the pounding rain and decided to take the short-cut home through the cemetery. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary learns about SCCF’s sea turtle program

October 18, 2017 Good News! It’s nice to make that declaratio. more »»

Hurricane resistant landscape

October 18, 2017 By DEE CENTURY Landscaping for Wildlife, SCCF Coming home to my native landscape on Sanibel’s east end after Hurricane Irma was a much easier landing than returning after Hurricane Charley in 2004. more »»

Shell Shocked: Nine ways to celebrate your divorce

October 18, 2017 Like it or not, divorce is a fact of life. Not enough married couples go the distance. One out of every three U.S. marriages ends in divorce. For some, divorce is a moment of great sorrow and sadness. more »»

In the Garden: Green island ficus: A real gem

October 18, 2017 Green island ficus (Ficus microcarpa ‘green island’) is becoming a very popular plant in our area for many reasons. more »»

On the Water: October fishing: snook, redfish, grouper will be on the move

October 11, 2017 This is a refreshing time for anglers around Southwest Florida. After a long, hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a drop in humidit. more »»

Faces on Faith: God’s loving children

October 11, 2017 As Irma made its relentless way across the Atlantic headed for the Caribbean and then to Florida, I was in Wisconsin visiting my sister and brother-in-law. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary getting back to normal after Hurricane Irma

October 11, 2017 Getting back to normal after Hurricane Irma for Rotary means returning to our regular format for Friday morning meetings. more »»

Shell Shocked: The intransitive verb blues

October 11, 2017 As I get older I keep coming up with strange new symptoms. The other day I woke up with a roaring case of intransitive verbs.  I don’t know how this occurred. more »»

In the Garden: White bird of paradise

October 11, 2017 White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai), stands out with its large leaves and exotic flower. more »»

Living Sanibel: Florida black bear

October 11, 2017 Unlike the coyote, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer, the black bear has not done so well adapting to manmade changes in the environment. more »»

On the Water: Anglers starting to get back into action

October 4, 2017 With Hurricane Irma a couple weeks in our rear view mirror, anglers are beginning to get back on the water. Despite extremely dark water from the storm run-off, many found fishing surprisingly good. more »»



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