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County committed to LeeCARES aid effort

August 11, 2020 I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear from veterans foundation, military museum founder

August 11, 2020 At the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Zoom meeting on July 31, members were introduced to Ralph Santillo, founder and president of the Invest in America's Veterans Foundation. more »»

Faces on Faith: Work to help the people around us

August 11, 2020 No doubt you, like me, are being inundated with news reports of COVID-19 spikes in Florida and around the country and violence in places all over the countr. more »»

Shell Shocked: The price of isolation

August 11, 2020 What crime did I commit to be placed in isolation? Why is food being left outside my front door? Why can’t I go out to the yard to exercise with my fellow inmates? At prisons throughout the country,... more »»

In The Garden: Agave attenuata is ideal for modern landscapes

August 11, 2020 Agave attenuata, from the Agavaceae family, is commonly referred to as spineless century plan. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Shrimp and Avocado Salad

August 11, 2020 If you are looking for a quick healthy meal to keep you cool during these hot summer days, then this delicious salad is perfect for you. more »»

Poetic License: 'For Marjorie At Seventy-Nine'

August 11, 2020 (Inspired by Janis Ian) No truth to learn at seventy-nine Except that living on is fine. So many friends now turned to dust, Their camaraderie once robust. more »»

Be a shark champion by advocating for conservation

August 5, 2020 Before I became the chief executive officer of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in early 2019, I took my childhood love of sharks to a global platform, working for The Pew Charitable... more »»

Confluence of red tide and blue-green algae — a dire warning

August 4, 2020 The scientists at Brain Chemistry Labs have sent the people of Florida another warning about the health threats posed by toxins in our waters — especially when red tide co-exists with polluted... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Macintosh Books owner talks about bookstore's history

August 4, 2020 For the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's weekly Zoom meeting on July 24, Rebecca Binkowski, the owner of Macintosh Books & Paper of Sanibel, spoke about the future of independent bookstores and touched... more »»

Safe at Sea: Busted on the water!

August 4, 2020 If you’ve been boating regularly, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed the U.S. Coast Guard at work. more »»

Faces on Faith: The new normal

August 4, 2020 I was asked recently to lead a small group study. Over the years this has always been something I enjoyed. more »»

Shell Shocked: Arguing my way into the Argument Club

August 4, 2020 Sanibel has a number of very appealing and personally rewarding clubs. I joined the Optimists Club and can now look at a glass that is half full and not half empty. more »»

In The Garden: Buttonwood is the tree by the sea

August 4, 2020 Buttonwood is a favorite native, grown as a multi-trunk shrub or in standard tree form, and comes in both a green variety (Conocarpus erectus) or a silver variety (Conocarpus erectus var. sericeu. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage, Roasted Peppers and Olives

August 4, 2020 These days we are all asking ourselves more often than ever what should I make for dinner tonight? Are you looking for dinner inspiration rather than the same take out? Well, I have the solution for... more »»

Poetic License: 'We’ll Take Our Poetry: Rap Sonnet'

August 4, 2020 We’ll take our poetry from wherever it comes, From seniors in rest homes, from rappers in slums, From housewives in kitchens, slammers in cafés, From yuppies in condos, from Jamals and Josés From... more »»

SCCF call to action on damaged sea turtle nests

July 28, 2020 I am saddened and angered by the recent events on Captiva. In case you have not heard, someone drove a vehicle over six of our sea turtle nests — and by ours I mean yours and mine. more »»

An easy roadmap to a native garden

July 28, 2020 This is the second in a two-part series that discusses how using native plants improves the quantity and quality of local water resources. more »»

Rotary Happenings: COVID-19 truths, best practices topic of meeting

July 28, 2020 The guest speaker for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's recent meeting was Dr. Julie Rosenberg, who spoke about “COVID-19: Truths and Best Practices. more »»

Safe at Sea: Failing to prepare is same as preparing to fail

July 28, 2020 A few years ago, four family members in Florida were rescued 15 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico after a concerned family member called the U.S. Coast Guard when the boaters did not return on time. more »»

Faces on Faith: Spiritual revolutionaries

July 28, 2020 On July 4, l776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, written largely by Thomas Jefferson. Those early signers, along with Jefferson, were brave revolutionarie. 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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