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Poetic License: The night Kiwanis books expired

December 20, 2017 (To the tune of “The night that Paddy Murphy died”) O, the night Kiwanis books expired I never shall forge. more »»

In the Garden: Show your colors with cordylines

December 20, 2017 Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a Ti plant or Hawaiian Ti. more »»

Living Sanibel: Venice Area Audubon Society Rookery

December 20, 2017 Considered one of Venice’s best-kept secrets, the Venice Area Audubon Society’s Rookery, or VAAS Rookery, is a very small island in the middle of an equally small lak. more »»

Rotary Happenings: A look into the Rotary Youth Exchange program

December 13, 2017 Each year 9,000 high school/post-high school students-ages 15 to 19 years old-participate in Rotary’s Youth Exchange (RYE) Program around the globe. more »»

On the Water: With cooler weather, shrimp becomes the best bait

December 13, 2017 There are two times I look forward to each year fishing: first, when the water warms after winter and bait fish return to our waters, and second, when the water cools to the point as we approach the... more »»

Shell Shocked: Old timer, my eye

December 13, 2017 Why can’t young people treat senior citizens with respect and civility? We may not be young anymore but we’re hardly relics. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ornate diamondback terrapin

December 13, 2017 (Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota) In all four coastal counties of Southwest Florida the ornate diamondback terrapin spends most of its life in and around the mangroves where it forages on carrion,... more »»

In the Garden: Our native sunflower loves the beach

December 13, 2017 Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow and spreads like a wild fire! But don’t be alarmed,... more »»

Poetic License: Winter Solstice 2003

December 13, 2017 (Year of the Quintuple Bypass) At first I thought The cataracts had come back --- The sun glinting cold and yellow Over the tennis courts into my eyes Brought out the Bollé glasses. more »»

Faces on Faith: Angels in parking lots

December 13, 2017 I love Christmas music. I have dozens and dozens of seasonal CDs. And I listen to them throughout the month of December. more »»

Theater Notes: Two plays I urge you to go see

December 6, 2017 This lucky theater critic relished a double feature I want you to envy. I caught a matinee for the brilliant play in the ArtStage Studio at the Florida Repertory Theatre, “Disgraced. more »»

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the holiday week

December 6, 2017 All in all it wasn’t too bad of a week on the water. more »»

Faces on Faith: Seeing the world through a different lens

December 6, 2017 As the season of peace and love approaches, we seem to be bombarded with an “us” vs “them” mentality. Tribalism has replaced globalism as the default positio. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Classification talks highlights Rotary members

December 6, 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and know that many of us have so many things to be thankful for and ever mindful of just how very fortunate we have been i... more »»

Shell Shocked: An interview with Santa Claus

December 6, 2017 It’s a few days before Christmas and Santa Claus has been very busy.  He’s working hard at his studio in the North Pole to get gifts ready for all the children of the world. more »»

In the Garden: Bird’s nest fern: Not really for the birds

December 6, 2017 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 »»

Living Sanibel: Harns Marsh

December 6, 2017 Harns Marsh, a storm-water retention facility located at the headwaters of the Orange River in Lehigh Acres, is an unlikely destination for naturalists and birders. more »»

Center Stage: ‘A Christmas Story’ review

December 6, 2017 As the holiday season is upon us, so are the inevitable Christmas plays and musical extravaganzas; but the musical version of the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story” currently wowing audience at the... more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on December 7, 1941?

December 6, 2017 In the back storage room of our family bodega sitting on a sack of kidney beans, listening to the Football Giants-Dodgers game when the announcer interrupted to report that the Japanese had sneak-... more »»

Living Sanibel: Mound Key Archeological State Park and the Estero River

November 29, 2017 Located in the heart of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, Mound Key is the ancient home of the Calusa Indians and the highest point of land in Lee County. more »»



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