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Rotary Happenings: 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair Feb. 17 - 18

January 10, 2018 Although the big countdown of the year at midnight on Dec. 31, 2017 brought us to our new year 2018, this is pretty much old news. more »»

Faces on Faith: Spreading the light of love

January 10, 2018 The sun crept up this morning behind a sky of mares’ tails cloud formations — hues of pink, salmon, rose and blue — another dawning in our part of the world as light spread slowly and gently. more »»

On the Water: A nice warm week to end the year

January 3, 2018 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

Faces on Faith: Triple-dog dare you

January 3, 2018 I would not consider myself to be a dare devil, but I never was one to totally ignore a dare! With four older brothers who consistently dared me to try new things, which often were not in my best... more »»

Rotary Happenings: In terms of projects and accomplishments, 2017 was a very good year

January 3, 2018 Happy New Year 2018! Wow, what a remarkable year 2017 was in so many ways, but for Islanders the most unbelievable happening was keeping Hurricane Irma at-bay. more »»

Shell Shocked: The snowbirds are back

January 3, 2018 Bird watchers, start your count. The snowbirds are back.  This is the time of year when the population of Sanibel exceeds that of China. more »»

In the Garden: Gaillardia: Blanket of Sunshine

January 3, 2018 Gaillardia pulchella, gaillardia or blanket-flower, is one of our fun Florida natives. It is a colorful flowering plant often found along dunes, coastal areas and roadsides. more »»

Poetic License: A Nuyorican child’s Christmas in Vieques

January 3, 2018 (My First Tropical Christmas) “No hableh ingléh en Viequeh,” (Do not speak English in Vieques) I still remember my mother’s words a few days before Christmas and after we had just completed a... more »»

Theater Notes: Cole Porter brought to life at Florida Rep

January 3, 2018 Don’t delay. This may already be a ticket hard to get because it is definitely one you won’t want to miss. Everyone I’ve talked to wants to go back and see it again. It is absolutely that good. more »»

Living Sanibel: Red-breasted Merganser

January 3, 2018 A good-sized diving duck, the red-breasted merganser is quite common and prefers the saltwater estuaries to lakes and ponds when in Florida. more »»

Living Sanibel: Yellow Rat Snake

December 27, 2017 (Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata) After the black racer, the yellow rat snake is the second most commonly seen snake on Sanibel and Captiva. It is an impressive predator. more »»

Poetic License: The night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle

December 27, 2017 ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle, Not a gator was stirring, not our one crocodile. The Roseate Spoonbills wore pink underwear While Blue Herons were sleeping legs up in the air. more »»

In the Garden: Sun grown bromeliad (Bromeliaceae)

December 27, 2017 The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa, and throughout South Americ. more »»

On the Water: Beautiful weather on the water

December 27, 2017 Weather around Southwest Florida rebounded nicely after our first cold front of the season. Heading into the weekend, anglers found calm seas, blues skies and air temperatures climbing each day. more »»

Faces on Faith: They say…

December 27, 2017 1 They say Christmas is for children and I suppose it is- awe filled children expectant children gathered around the lighted tree dancing with overflowing joy waiting for the first rip of paper... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary club elects new club officers

December 27, 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary had a full schedule this almost last week of the calendar year. Most importantly the election of club officers. more »»

Shell Shocked: The true history of Sanibel: Part two

December 27, 2017 Let us return to the days of yesteryear when Sanibel was in its infancy. more »»

On the Water: Fishing ahead of the cool down

December 20, 2017 After weeks and weeks of uninterrupted mild weather, the first real cold front of the season arrived in Southwest Florida over the weekend. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Fiener provides overview of F.I.S.H.’s assistance

December 20, 2017 Some islanders may think that our beautiful islands of Sanibel and Captiva are protected from the wows and troubles of society beyond our shores. more »»

Faces on Faith: Chanukah: Beyond the Cruse of Oil

December 20, 2017 Many non-Jews think of Chanukah as, “what Jews do at Christmastime.” Others know the story of “a little cruse of oil” that was supposed to last for one day, but “miraculously” lasted for eight. more »»



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