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Shell Shocked: Sanibel’s national anthem

September 26, 2018 Sanibel needs a national anthem. We would all rise at official Sanibel functions whenever it’s played. I would do as Colin Kaepernik now does. more »»

In The Garden: Lignum vitae is known as the Tree of Life

September 26, 2018 Lignum vitae (Guaiacum officinale) is a native tree to Florida and the Caribbean that is known for its extremely dense and strong wood with some specimens known to live up to 1,000 years old. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Oven-Roasted Mashed Potatoes

September 26, 2018 A great combination of tastes in these creamy mashed potatoes, the rosemary is a tantalizing flavor that will bring you back for more. Be careful when cooking potatoes. more »»

Poetic License: 'Riding Out Wilma'

September 26, 2018 I Eleven o’clock. Category two. The reds, yellows and greens Of Wilma’s eyes glare From the motel room TV screen: Wilma spirals and spins — Landfall in five hours. more »»

Caloosahatchee minimum flows

September 24, 2018 On Sept. 13, the South Florida Water Management District considered amendments to the Caloosahatchee Minimum Flow and Level (MFL) Rule. more »»

Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Rotary Happenings: FGCU athletic department big on talent, education and community

September 19, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as our recent Friday morning guest speaker. more »»

Faces on Faith: Transforming hearts to heal creation

September 19, 2018 September — the month that began as seventh in the monthly sequence of the original Roman calendar — that is until a king named Pompilius (somewhere around 700 BCE) decided to add the two months of... more »»

Shell Shocked: A man’s place is not at Costco

September 19, 2018 There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to take stock of himself and ask the perennial question: “Who am I and what am I doing here?” Don’t get itchy. more »»

In The Garden: Pygmy date is a small palm with big appeal

September 19, 2018 The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire this palm as it stands out in the landscape. more »»

Poetic License: 'New York Minutes'

September 19, 2018 9:37 AM, September 1, 2001, JFK Airport never mind nanoseconds we used to say there is no time in the universe like a New York minute for getting it done with speed and style never mind the smile... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Prosciutto Wrapped Meatloaf with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

September 19, 2018 This is my mother’s delicious meatloaf, a blend of three meats, mortadella, Parmesan cheese and vegetables all wrap in thin prosciutto slices and served with balsamic barbecue sauce. more »»

This is our burning water moment

September 12, 2018 In 1969 a river caught on fire. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio had finally had enough. Enough industrial pollution from decades of discharges that the river started burning. more »»

Building new schools or maintaining existing schools should not be an either-or proposition

September 12, 2018 In 2002, Florida voters approved what sounded like a great thing for children. more »»

Faces on Faith: Persons of integrity

September 12, 2018 Recently as I was driving down Summerlin Road I found myself following a large tanker truck. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary reinstates Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust fundraiser

September 12, 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President, John Danner, has used our Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s motto “Be the Inspiration” to open our Friday morning meetings each week by featuring his... more »»

On the Water: Temporary closure for snook and redfish

September 12, 2018 Reports were improved over the past week as steady easterly breezes appear to be pushing red tide toxins into the Gulf and away from our islands. more »»

Shell Shocked: Remembering Rodney Dangerfield

September 12, 2018 Do you remember the comedian Rodney Dangerfield whose tagline was “I don’t get no respect?”  He’s been gone for about twelve years but his humor helped shape standup comedy for generations to come. more »»

In The Garden: Firebush is a blaze of color

September 12, 2018 Firebush (Hamelia patens) is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Roasted Beet Carpaccio on Arugula With Balsamic Vinaigrette

September 12, 2018 This is a very simple recipe, a little time consuming since the beets take about one hour to roast, but since beets can be roasted up to a week ahead and kept in the refrigerator. more »»



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