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Shell Shocked: An early bird bucket list

May 16, 2018 My primary care physician finally entered the examination room. As I put my shirt back on, he asked me to be seated. “I don’t have good news for you,” he said. I took a deep breath. more »»

In The Garden: Powderpuffs in paradise

May 16, 2018 The powderpuff tree (Calliandra haematocephala) is a small ornamental tree, blooming with a variety of colors ranging from red and pink to white, with striking brilliant powderpuffs. more »»

Center Stage: 'A Raisin in the Sun' at Theatre Conspiracy was must-see performance

May 16, 2018 “A Raisin in the Sun,” penned by Lorraine Hansberry, took the title for her award-winning play from a poem by Langston Hughes’ titled “Harlem. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Cioppino Seafood Chowder

May 16, 2018 A delicious Mediterranean seafood stew originating from Genova, Italy, and brought to San Francisco by Italian immigrants. It is now a standard fare in every restaurant in the city by the ba. more »»

Faces on Faith: Farewell for now

May 9, 2018 I knew something had really changed when I did not have to wait to make a left turn out of the church parking lot. more »»

Safe at Sea: It is all about 'the bags'

May 9, 2018 Over the next three articles, we will discuss “the bags” — boating bag, ditch bag and first aid kit. With regards to all three of these “kits,” accessibility is key. more »»

On the Water: May is best month for chasing big fish

May 9, 2018 May is a month that ranks high on the list for best months for fishing the waters of Southwest Florida. One could argue, it's the best month for chasing big fish. more »»

In The Garden: Southern show stopper

May 9, 2018 Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on th... more »»

Poetic License: 'Where were you on May 8, 1945?'

May 9, 2018 (Previously featured on NPR's “Latino USA”) Playing hooky at the New Amsterdam movie theatre on 42nd Street and coming out after sitting through “Behind the Rising Sun” and “Commandos Strike At... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Cherry Pistachio Crumble Bars

May 9, 2018 Bring a batch of these delicious cherry pistachio bars to your next dinner party or family get together and watch them disappear. more »»

Put children first on the ballot; vote 'yes' for half-cent sales tax

May 2, 2018 In 2006-2007, the Florida State Legislature took .25 mil of your property taxes designated for public education capital expenditure and directed it into the General Revenue fund. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Shaping college education in the 21st Century

May 2, 2018 These last few months the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club seems focused on education and literac. more »»

Safe at Sea: An old sea captain’s advice

May 2, 2018 One day while visiting a distant marina, we were reminded of a bumper pool game or maybe an old style pinball machin. more »»

Faces on Faith: What does 'created in the divine image' mean?

May 2, 2018 The first chapter of Genesis teaches that God creates human beings, “in the image of God” (verse 26). People often ask, “What does that mean?” It certainly does not mean that we look like God. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to avoid getting lost on Sanibel

May 2, 2018 Did you ever ask yourself what was your most memorable moment on Sanibel? I remember the time I got lost — yes, lost. more »»

In The Garden: Banana plants can be tropical addition to island landscape

May 2, 2018 What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. more »»

Center Stage: Portraits in courage

May 2, 2018 The above may seem a strange title for a theater review, so be it, let me explain. The first portrait belongs to Mary Lee Mann, president of the Fort Myers Community Concerts. more »»

Poetic License: 'Where were you on May 6, 1937?'

May 2, 2018 (May 6 is the 81st anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster. The following poem was featured on the NPR broadcast “Remembering the Hindenburg in Verse,” which can be found at more »»

Recipe of the Week: Pepper-Crusted Tuna Niçoise Salad

May 2, 2018 My house in Italy is only two hours away from the French border and the port city of Nice. more »»

The Community House

May 2, 2018 Wine & Wealth Wine & Wealth, a free financial discussion and wine tasting, will be held May 3 at 6 p.m. more »»



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