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Safe at Sea: Personal Flotation Devices — are you missing any?

February 25, 2020 The last two weeks' Safe At Sea columns have focused on visual distress signals and sound-producing devices. This will address the U.S. more »»

Faces on Faith: A case for moral standards

February 25, 2020 The normal reaction of older adults to younger ones is to either be too alarmist or too complacent. And neither of those is pruden. more »»

Shell Shocked: A noise far worse than leaf blowers

February 25, 2020 There's a raging issue in Sanibel that threatens to erupt into civil war. It's the issue of noise. To some the sound of ear-piercing leaf blowers is the last straw in the quest for peace and quiet. more »»

In The Garden: A berry interesting one

February 25, 2020 Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. more »»

Center Stage: Concert, open mic and theater all in one

February 25, 2020 It's that time of year again, when there is so much to see and do in the theater world that I must make a three-decker review performance sandwich. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Best Sanibel Breakfast Cookies

February 25, 2020 I remember almost 25 years ago when I was asked by a dear friend of mine, Donna Miller, to come and visit her on Sanibe. more »»

Poetic License: 'Poem for Leap Day 2020'

February 25, 2020 On this extra day I can recite the happiest verses. I can recite, for example: on this extra day, “the eye of heaven shines as in eternal lines to time thou growest. more »»

Diamondback terrapins need your support

February 21, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation urges you to contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by Feb. more »»

Safe at Sea: Another required piece of safety equipment

February 18, 2020 Each season, the America’s Boating Club completes thousands of Vessel Safety Checks, which are offered free — and at your chosen location — by the organization. more »»

Faces on Faith: Practice makes perfect

February 18, 2020 Growing up, I never enjoyed practice. Whether it was homework, playing the trombone or participating in sports, I never understood the concept that practice makes you better. more »»

Shell Shocked: Aging in Sanibel

February 18, 2020 Let’s start with an assumption. We’re all getting older. Are you with me so far? Aging is nature's way of telling us to slow down. Naturally, we fight nature's ultimatum every way we can. more »»

In The Garden: Zamia is also known as the cardboard palm

February 18, 2020 Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz and has become a favorite in Florida. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream and Chocolate Ganache

February 18, 2020 For me, eclairs are the ultimate dessert — filled with creamy vanilla custard and dipped in chocolate ganache, they are simply spectacular. The very sight of them can make me stop in my tracks. more »»

Poetic License: 'Unsaved Document 1'

February 18, 2020 What if all my moments are still there, Embedded in some microprocessor, Awaiting recovery and editing, Waiting to be relived? Which would I save or delete, And which restore exact or alter most? ... more »»

Safe at Sea: Visual Distress Signals required on most vessels

February 11, 2020 Federal law requires that all boats must be equipped with U.S. more »»

Faces on Faith: Mapping a meaningful life

February 11, 2020 “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” asks the poet Mary Oliver. more »»

Shell Shocked: Leap Year

February 11, 2020 Yes, it happens every four years. It's called “Leap Year” and we benefit by getting an extra day tagged on at the end of February. I have a friend whose birthday is Feb. more »»

In The Garden: Firebush is a blaze of color

February 11, 2020 Firebush (Hamelia patens) is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts cancels performance, but more planned

February 11, 2020 Fort Myers Community Concerts unfortunately had to cancel its second performance of the season when the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra had to cancel its Jan. 27 concert due to visa difficulties. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

February 11, 2020 Crab cakes are a tempting dish that are found on almost every good restaurant menu in America. A favorite fare among many diners, both for lunch or dinner, as a main dish or as an appetizer. more »»

Poetic License: 'Please, Not Another Valentine'

February 11, 2020 (As told and told to Joe Pacheco) Please, not another valentine, Unload the dishwasher instead. Tell the muse to pick up your shoes, And let her help you make the bed. more »»



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Don't Forget To Stretch!

October 3, 2011 Even the most diligent exercisers tend to forget one of the most important components of any exercise program –stretching. more »

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