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On the Water: Fish are on the move — and hungry

April 13, 2017 The first week of April brought warm weather allowing water temperatures to rise and remain well above 70 degrees all week. more »»

Shell Shocked: The white badge of courage

April 5, 2017 I was leaving a Sanibel restaurant the other day with a white bandage on my face. As I passed a nearby table another gentleman had a similar bandage on his face. He saw me and I saw him. more »»

Living Sanibel: The strangler fig is one of the most important plants in SW Florida

April 5, 2017 Considered by many botanists to be one of the most fascinating plants on earth, the strangler fig is also one of the most important plants in Southwest Florida. more »»

Poetic License: Making nothing happen

April 5, 2017 Poetry makes nothing happen… W.H. Auden Whatever their race, color, station or education — poetry makes nothing happen for most people and perishes easily from their Earth. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Cave’ runs through April 8 at Theatre Conspiracy

April 5, 2017 Whatever you do, do not miss Theatre Conspiracy’s latest offering, the world premiere of Jeff Lindsay’s powerful play, “Cave!” Playwright Jeff Lindsay is best known for his award-winning bestseller... more »»

Theater Notes: Courageous Theater: Anti-semitism and racism

April 5, 2017 I celebrate the brave and confronting live theater here in Southwest Florida. Two of the very best productions are “must sees” and on our stages right now. more »»

In the Garden: Miracle fruit

April 5, 2017 Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is truly a miraculous plant with the amazing ability to actually transform your taste buds! Originating in West Africa, the berries from this plant have been... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Arts in Healthcare program alleviates stress for patients and family members

April 5, 2017 Hospitals are pretty much places where most of us want to spend as little time as possible. Hospitals serve a fixed purpose, but time spent there is usually stressful. more »»

The Waterman's Corner: Thoughts of watermen

April 5, 2017 A new column by Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (START) is making its debut today, which you will continue to see in future issues. A corner where the love of the sea will be share. more »»

On the Water: April’s a great month for outdoor enthusiasts

April 5, 2017 For the outdoor enthusiast, April is a month we all look forward to in Southwest Florida. more »»

Faces on Faith: Come to me all you who are weary

April 5, 2017 At a social event a few weeks ago, the topic of labyrinths arose in a conversation. more »»

In the Garden: Papaya tree

March 29, 2017 Spring is the time for this luscious fruit. The papaya tree is an exotic fruiting specimen that grows best in USDA zones 9 and 10. more »»

On the Water: Finally, spring arrives — let’s hope fishing improves

March 29, 2017 Consistently inconsistent I guess would be the proper way to describe fishing over the last full week of winter. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Donation made to ShelterBox USA

March 29, 2017 Club business was on the agenda this week with focus on Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund’s on-going support of ShelterBox USA and Rotary International and Rotary District #6960 partnership project. more »»

Faces on Faith: Spring has sprung on the islands

March 29, 2017 Who says that we don’t experience seasons in southwest Florida? Spring has sprung and there is evidence of it all around! I admit, it’s not evident in the plant-life that spring is here, but the... more »»

Shell Shocked: Pigging out at Sanibel’s newest restaurant

March 29, 2017 I’m thinking of opening a new restaurant in Sanibel. So many have come and gone over the years that one more attempt at providing culinary joy should be applauded. more »»

Living Sanibel: The crevice spider

March 29, 2017 Crevice spiders (Family Filistatidae) Next to the housekeeper, the crevice spider is possibly the second most common spider found on the islands. more »»

Poetic License: 2017 Sanibel PoetryFest

March 29, 2017 Seventeen years ago, poet Marianne Strickland invited Sanibel’s poets to the Art Gallery now known as Hirdie Girdie to celebrate National Poetry Month. more »»

Theater Notes: Don’t leave this island without seeing ‘Nunsense’

March 29, 2017 I really mean that. You won’t want to miss one of the most delightful BIG ARTS Strauss Theater plays eve. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts ends season brilliantly

March 29, 2017 Mary Lee Mann introduced the final performance of Community Concerts with an announcement regarding next season’s possible offerings; which all sound fabulous but the big news is Itzhack Perlman is... more »»



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