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Shell Shocked: Heaven on Earth

June 20, 2018 I had an interesting dream last night. I dreamt that I was leaving this life and was standing before the pearly gates being interviewed by Saint Peter. more »»

In The Garden: Caladiums are a favorite for color in the summer

June 20, 2018 Caladiums are one type of plant that do very well in hot wet Florida. Planted as either tubers in spring or fully leafed out plants in summer, they are so easy to grow. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

June 20, 2018 This light dessert is one of Italy’s favorite, easy to prepare because it can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for several days. more »»

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 »»



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