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BoCC, municipalities step forward to partner with school district on safety

June 13, 2018 Our community has proved time and again that we will stand together to face a challenge or provide a need. more »»

Making sense of celebrity suicides

June 13, 2018 Celebrity suicides take our breath away, in part because we conflate recognition and happiness. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary's District 6960 picks up a Hero Level Governor's Award

June 13, 2018 I've been away from writing my Sanibel-Captiva Rotary column just a few weeks, but it seems like forever. more »»

Safe at Sea: Safe and secure anchoring

June 13, 2018 A few years ago I chartered a sailboat in the Caribbean. The first night out, I anchored near a harbor where our family planned to go scuba diving. more »»

Faces on Faith: Well, bless your heart!

June 13, 2018 My mother is a native of Vermont — as was my grandmother. Mom was raised in the southwest corner of the Green Mountain State, in Bennington. And, as is true of most Vermonters, still waters runs deep. more »»

Shell Shocked: Health food forgetanata

June 13, 2018 Have you noticed lately that health food restaurants are becoming more and more extreme in the foods they offer? My wife and I visited a new one recently in the Fort Myers area and we walked out... more »»

In The Garden: Royal poinciana is the queen of summer

June 13, 2018 The royal poinciana (Delonix regia) lives up to its name, which means regal, royal or magnificent — all perfect descriptive terms for it. We know it is summer when we see the tree burst into bloom. more »»

Poetic License: In Memoriam Hollis Jeffcoat

June 13, 2018 (Internationally acclaimed artist and painter Hollis Jeffcoat passed away on April 30. A fifth generation Floridian, Jeffcoat was born in Fort Myers and lived on Sanibel. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Flank Steak

June 13, 2018 In Rome, there is a great restaurant called “Vecchia Roma” near the beautiful Piazza Campitelli. more »»

A needs-based tax even conservatives can embrace

June 6, 2018 My family and I moved to Lee County from upstate New York about six years ago. We moved for several reasons. more »»

Safe at Sea: What is a U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check?

June 6, 2018 The reason to have a Vessel Safety Check is to assure the safety of you and your passengers in the event of an emergency at se. more »»

On the Water: Summer’s heat will be here very soon

June 6, 2018 The week leading up to Memorial Day brought lots of rain, and as I write this article more rain is forecast for the holiday weekend. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Holy Trinity models what real life together means

June 6, 2018 I left Captiva on May 9 and the rains came! When I arrived home so did the most beautiful part of the year in western New York. more »»

Shell Shocked: Even turtles want romance

June 6, 2018 Terry Turtle came by the other day to set the record straight. She told me that she and her sister sea turtles are most appreciative that the Sanibel spotlight is falling on the turtle nesting season. more »»

Poetic License: 'My Pot Runneth Over'

June 6, 2018 (Staring at My Pot Belly on a Slow Prime Time Evening) Whose pot this is I think I know: I knew him forty pounds ago, With ribs that showed and stomach flat Now buried ‘neath a mound of fat That... more »»

In The Garden: Starburst Clerodendrum bursts with blooms

June 6, 2018 Starburst Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful, flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garde. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

June 6, 2018 This vegetable salad is colorful, crunchy and a great side dish that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for several days. more »»

Faces on Faith: Five pennies, one pint

May 30, 2018 Every once in a while someone will suggest that we get rid of pennies altogether. They just clog up the system, such folks suggest. more »»

Safe at Sea: Basic 'rules of the road' when out on the water

May 30, 2018 A recent summary of boating fatalities by the U.S. more »»

Shell Shocked: Schedule of Sanibel’s June events that you won’t want to miss

May 30, 2018 There is so much going on in Sanibel this time of year. We’d like to offer our guests and visitors an updated schedule of “must do” activities during the next few week. more »»



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