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Rotary Happenings: Overview of Rotary International Convention held in Atlanta

August 9, 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s speaker last week was one of our own. He’s our very own traveling man, Chet Sadler. Chet is Rotary’s energizer bunny having a hand in everything. more »»

Faces on Faith: What’s your identity?

August 9, 2017 That’s easy, you say. I’m a 65 year old woman, or a 78 year old man. You go on to describe your height, weight, and other characteristics. more »»

In the Garden: Fakahatchee grass: Native ornamental grass

August 2, 2017 Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) also known as Gama Grass, is a native ornamental grass found in the southeastern United States. more »»

Shell Shocked: Is it worth celebrating birthdays?

August 2, 2017 My birthday took place recently and it came and went like a mid-western tornado. more »»

Poetic License: 20,000 Poems

August 2, 2017 I should have written, I could have written, I would have written 20,000 poems, yes, 20,000! If only I had kept the vow I made on my twelfth birthday To write a poem a day for the rest of my life,... more »»

Living Sanibel: Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest

August 2, 2017 With a name that is derived from the Creek Indians and is all but impossible to pronounce, everyone, including the Florida Division of Forestry staff, simply calls this state forest the OK Slough. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Captain Holloway shares information about Cayo Costa

August 2, 2017 As we all know, living on Sanibel and Captiva, our islands are part of a chain of barrier islands positioned between Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Faces on Faith: Listen with the ears of your heart and soul

August 2, 2017 Last week I saw a baby in the grocery store, just looking and listening to everything around her. more »»

On the Water: Storms and rain challenge fishermen

August 2, 2017 Much of the past week gave us morning thunderstorms building off the coast and moving onshore. more »»

In the Garden: Buttonwood: The tree by the sea

July 26, 2017 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 »»

On the Water: Typical summer weather, typical summer fishing

July 26, 2017 Over the past week we settled into a typical summer weather pattern with light winds, blue skies, very hot and sticky, followed by some wicked afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians are making a difference in their endeavors to build a better world

July 26, 2017 During the summer attendance at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meetings usually shrink a bit, but not this year; a larger constituency of members stayed on island and many new members are year-round... more »»

Faces on Faith: From Baali to Ishi

July 26, 2017 A few weeks back, as the dark clouds began to move in on the beaches of Sanibel, I stood with a precious couple ready to repeat their wedding vows before God and all those gathered with them. more »»

Shell Shocked: So I make things up

July 26, 2017 Let’s hold it right there, folks. I’ve been writing this column for 31 years and some of my readers still aren’t aware that I make things up. I believe the term is literary license. Yes, I confes. more »»

Living Sanibel: Everglades Mink

July 26, 2017 The mink is a member of a larger family of weasels and polecats (Mustela), which contains 16 different species worldwide. Only two of these species are mink: the American mink and the European mink. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings some good fishing in area

July 19, 2017 On the water over the past week, anglers experienced calm seas and scorching heat to go along with great full moon tides. more »»

Faces on Faith: 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

July 19, 2017 This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a monk and Biblical teacher challenged the church to debate 95 propositions. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club officers take on their official leadership roles for 2017-18

July 19, 2017 As of July 1, 2017, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club officers for 2017-18 took on their official leadership roles with the club. more »»

Shell Shocked: European tour guides: Masters of trivia

July 19, 2017 Who are the world’s greatest experts on trivia? European tour guides, that’s who. more »»

Living Sanibel: Turkey vulture

July 19, 2017 The turkey vulture is one of the easiest birds to spot in Florida. All you really have to do is look up. more »»



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