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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 »»

Shell Shocked: The new City Council springs into action

March 22, 2017 Now that the City Council election is behind us and the results are in, Sanibel can move forward with its aggressive agenda for the next several years. more »»

In the Garden: Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

March 22, 2017 Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. more »»

Living Sanibel: Whistling ducks

March 22, 2017 Fulvous whistling duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) Although all eight species of whistling ducks are called ducks, they are actually more closely related to swans and geese than to members of the duck, o... more »»

Theater Notes: Community Theater prevails

March 22, 2017 Have you ever been involved in Community Theater? Remember the pressures as opening night came closer and closer. more »»

Poetic License: Second thoughts while waiting to make a left turn onto Periwinkle Way at height of season

March 22, 2017 Maybe creating the paradise was too easy, maybe the overlooked place we built against the current fashion, the shell filled beaches we kept replenishing with borrowed sand, the great big sanctuary w... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Donations to San-Cap Rotary trust are tax deductible

March 22, 2017 Recently there was an article in our local newspapers regarding tax deductible contributions and giving to a designated 501c3 organization. more »»

On the Water: Full moon rising brings good fishing reports

March 22, 2017 A full moon and warm weather brought days with good fishing and a wide variety of fish. On the water it really felt like the change of seasons and spring arrived early. more »»

Faces on Faith: The story of hamantaschen

March 22, 2017 I write this on the same morning that I will spend a few hours in the kitchen baking hamantaschen, the triangular cookies associated with our now just-past holiday of Purim. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Season on the island brings strong contingent of visiting Rotarians

March 15, 2017 Season on the island is definitely peaking and with the season’s arrival comes a strong contingent of visiting Rotarian. more »»



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