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Shell Shocked: The genie and the gecko

February 6, 2019 I ran into Gary the Gecko the other day. He was crawling under a lounge chair in my backyard searching for insects or whatever it is that geckos search for. “Gary,” I said. “All you need to do is ask. more »»

In The Garden: Show your colors with cordylines

February 6, 2019 Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a Ti plant or Hawaiian Ti. more »»

Center Stage: 'The Agitators' highlights friendship between Douglass, Anthony

February 6, 2019 A brand-new production has been wowing audiences locally at Bill Taylor’s Theatre Conspiracy, located at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. more »»

Poetic License: 'Valentine Morning 2005 (For Marjorie)'

February 6, 2019 Wrapped in your share of comforter, sleeping beside me, a touch away, a world of sleep apart, who are you really? Are you roaming secret worlds, worlds in which I do not exist, am not your lover or... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Vegetable Salad with Pepper Coulis

February 6, 2019 “Salute” is the Italian term used to wish you good health. Discover how to eat a healthier diet and how to cut out calories without losing flavor with this delicious grilled vegetable salad. more »»

Faces on Faith: Immokalee on my mind

January 30, 2019 Recently, I spent three days in Immokalee. Immokalee is where 90 percent of all tomatoes eaten fresh in the eastern United States are grown. more »»

Safe at Sea: Alcohol and boats do not mix

January 30, 2019 Alcohol impairs one’s ability to operate a vessel safely in the same way that it impairs one’s ability to drive a car safely. more »»

On the Water: It was a cool week out on the water

January 30, 2019 It was a cool week on the water with a mixture of calm and windy days. Offshore fishing was good if the weather allowed and inshore was good at times and slow at others. more »»

Shell Shocked: Car sickness

January 30, 2019 I drove my car into a gas station one day and asked the attendant to fill the tank up. more »»

In The Garden: Buttonwood is the tree by the sea

January 30, 2019 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. sericeus). more »»

Theater Notes: Four plays in four days

January 30, 2019 How lucky can I get? To see four plays in four days. I hope you envy me a little. Theater has been important to me all my life. I was in eight shows in colleg. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Herb Crusted Fillet “En Papillote” with Vegetables and Citrus Reduction Sauce

January 30, 2019 Graced by year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, beautiful seascape settings and plenty of seashells to fulfill everyone desires, Sanibel provides the perfect winter escape for many snow birds. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts kick off 2019 season at the Mann

January 30, 2019 The opening night of Community Concerts 2019 started off with a powerhouse performance of the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania, featuring Cristian Macelaru Conductor and cello soloist Andrei... more »»

Poetic License: 'Poem, fall not far from me'

January 30, 2019 Poem, fall not far from me, Bitter or sweet, your words are mine. You are my apple, I am your tree. Try as you might you cannot flee, Bound as we are like grape to vine. Poem, fall not far from . more »»

San-Cap Optimist Club donates to DDWS

January 25, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club recently presented the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge with a $4,000 check — proceeds from its annual Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest, which took... more »»

The inauguration of DeSantis: A bright sunny day

January 23, 2019 To say that the sun shone brightly in Tallahassee on Jan. 8, 2019, would be meteorologically and metaphorically accurate. more »»

Florida's newly-elected governor off to a good start

January 23, 2019 In his first few days in office, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made two major moves that potentially could improve water quality in Florida. more »»

Safe at Sea: Do's and don'ts of safe boating

January 23, 2019 Following a few simple “do’s and don'ts” of safe boating will help you chart a safe course toward the fun and excitement of recreational boating. The list includes: - Do wear a life jacket. more »»

Faces on Faith: God loves, cherishes us no matter how we feel

January 23, 2019 Water is very powerful. A couple of weeks ago, we saw ten-foot waves on the Gulf; something that is not normal. Water can do much good, but also bring much destructio. more »»

Shell Shocked: The perfect excuse

January 23, 2019 Suppose you get invited to an event you have no desire to attend. But you want to maintain a good relationship with the person doing the invitin. more »»



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