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Shell Shocked: Life without controversy is a wasted life

November 1, 2017 There’s so much controversy going on in the White House that I kind of wish I had more controversy in my own life. more »»

In the Garden: Blooming grass

November 1, 2017 Fun, whimsical, and versatile only begin to describe a Floridian plant known as mushily grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with its long green stalks and fluffy blooms making their showcase amongst... more »»

Living Sanibel: Take a morning stroll though the pines at Lemon Bay Park

November 1, 2017 The people of Sarasota County exhibited some real foresight in 1986 when they purchased the first 48 acres of Lemon Bay Park as part of a $20 million county bond referendu. more »»

Poetic License: In memoriam: Neil Glaser

November 1, 2017 November snow The first to fall is the first to go. Earth’s wears its mantle damp and chill — Patina of November sno. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sacred moments in the ocean

November 1, 2017 Thomas Merton wrote often about being “touched by God” — those moments in life when we experience a “vivid awareness of the infinite Being. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Henshaw shares experience of Sept. 11

November 1, 2017 Some of the best assets our island communities have are the people that reside on Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Shell Shocked: You can’t handle the truth

October 26, 2017 Will I be given twenty lashes at "Ding" Darling before being sent to CROW for rehab if I were to use a tired old cliché here – truth is stranger than fiction? Well, give me those lashes because I’m... more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen Suite

October 26, 2017 I Love at First Sight She was less than five feet tall and plumper than a calabaza, yet she could touch the floor with the palm of her hand and chop a roasted pig into a hundred pieces while chewin... more »»

Living Sanibel: Burrowing owl

October 26, 2017 The burrowing owl is best described as adorable. It was the subject for the 2002 children’s book "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen and is a popular wildlife calendar subject in Florida. more »»

In the Garden: Home sweet home: For butterflies

October 26, 2017 A plant originating deep within the history of Florida, the coontie plant, sometimes referred to as a palm, is actually not a palm at all, but an ancient cycad, or what we think of as a “living... more »»

Current Outlook: Be careful, but not fearful

October 26, 2017 While the world is experiencing the first synchronized global expansion since 2003 and asset price inflation continues apace, the challenge for investors is to look somewhat in the rear-view mirror... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Riska-Hall provides update of Community House

October 26, 2017 Here we go. Already our calendars are getting filled with island events that mark the beginning of pre-season and seaso. more »»

Faces on Faith: Empathy, a lost art?

October 26, 2017 In a recent issue of the Christian Science Monitor, Editor Mark Sappenfield draws our attention to the subject of “empathy” when he asks: “Does empathy have to be taught?” In Denmark, students are... more »»

Living Sanibel: Marsh rabbit

October 18, 2017 One of the most peculiar habits of the marsh rabbit is its tendency to let go with a strange, lizard-like squeal when startled. more »»

Poetic License: My first haircut

October 18, 2017 After her second child was stillborn, my mother made a “promesa,” a promise to the Virgin that in return for a healthy male child, she would not cut his hai. more »»

Faces on Faith: More than you know

October 18, 2017 It was a dark and stormy night. Old Bill was headed home in the pounding rain and decided to take the short-cut home through the cemetery. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary learns about SCCF’s sea turtle program

October 18, 2017 Good News! It’s nice to make that declaratio. more »»

Hurricane resistant landscape

October 18, 2017 By DEE CENTURY Landscaping for Wildlife, SCCF Coming home to my native landscape on Sanibel’s east end after Hurricane Irma was a much easier landing than returning after Hurricane Charley in 2004. more »»

Shell Shocked: Nine ways to celebrate your divorce

October 18, 2017 Like it or not, divorce is a fact of life. Not enough married couples go the distance. One out of every three U.S. marriages ends in divorce. For some, divorce is a moment of great sorrow and sadness. more »»

In the Garden: Green island ficus: A real gem

October 18, 2017 Green island ficus (Ficus microcarpa ‘green island’) is becoming a very popular plant in our area for many reasons. more »»



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