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In The Garden: Variegated ginger adds color to shady areas

January 23, 2019 The variegated ginger is a beautifully striped plant with green and yellow foliage that many homeowners and gardeners utilize as part of their landscape design. more »»

Center Stage: 'Fences' at the Florida Rep is one not-to-miss drama

January 23, 2019 Let me tell you right from the top, whatever you do, do not miss seeing Florida Repertory Theatre's brilliant production of “Fences,” playing on the main stage of the Arcade Theater until Jan. 30. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Brown Butter Banana Walnut Bread

January 23, 2019 Imagine waking up to the smell of freshly baked banana bread coming right from your kitchen. more »»

Poetic License: 'Singing Sestina'

January 23, 2019 I’ll make my first sestina sing with rhymes and rhythms meant to ring in lyric poems, use anything the muse might have for me to bring more music into my first fling with leaden forms to make them... more »»

Fertilize wisely to help improve water quality

January 16, 2019 Most of the discussion about the pollutants in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge waters focuses on the role of big agricultural companies and ranches. more »»

Happy New Year!

January 16, 2019 The year 2018 was one of change, challenge, learning and accomplishments for the School District of Lee County. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary preparing for annual Arts and Crafts Festival

January 16, 2019 Just into the first week of 2019 and the hard-press is evident for all the principle players that form our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival Committe. more »»

Faces on Faith: Dreams in the making

January 16, 2019 What does it mean to have a dream? That’s a question we should all be asking in the week ahead. A few years back I came across two different newspaper columns that ended in a very similar manner. more »»

On the Water: Great weather kicks off new year

January 16, 2019 Southwest Florida welcomed the New Year with great weather for fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sex, stamp collecting and model airplanes

January 16, 2019 Sex. There, does that get your attention? No, this is not a column about sex. It’s a column about boyhood hobbies. And sex wasn’t one of them. more »»

In The Garden: Ixora Nora Grant is known for versatility, durability

January 16, 2019 Ixora Nora Grant (Ixora coccinia), pronounced “icks-SORE-ah,” is perhaps one of the most quintessential plants of Southwest Florida presenting its colorful hot-pink flowers, which bloom off and on... more »»

Center Stage: 'Saturday Night Fever' burning up Broadway Palm stage

January 16, 2019 "Saturday Night Fever," with music by the Bee Gees that put disco and dancing on the map nationally and internationally; crackling hot choreography and direction by Amy Marie McCleary — the Broadway... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Beef Braciole with Prosciutto and Caciocavallo Cheese

January 16, 2019 A southern Italian favorite dish, Braciole or involtini as it is sometime called is served on special occasions. more »»

Poetic License: 'Forlorn Time'

January 16, 2019 Editor's note: Raised on Sanibel, Brodie Burns started writing poetry in 2013 after the death of a friend and began performing publicly in 2015. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Royal Canadian Navy commander speaks before Rotary

January 9, 2019 Although we closed down the calendar year 2018 and hopefully are looking forward to 2019, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club year goes from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 201. more »»

Faces on Faith: Why religion?

January 9, 2019 I purchased Elaine Pagel’s book Beyond Belief a number of years ago when she discussed the Gnostic Gospels, some of Christianity’s earliest texts discovered in Egypt in l94. more »»

Shell Shocked: Rewriting the Declaration of Independence

January 9, 2019 My bifocals fell off my nose the other day. It happened just as I had planned to rewrite the Declaration of Independence. When I got up from my chair to retrieve my glasses I heard a crunch. more »»

In The Garden: Bottle palm is perfect for island environment

January 9, 2019 Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garde. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Tuscan Pork Caesar Salad with Pine Nuts

January 9, 2019 A fabulous salad to start the New Year right. I love preparing my salad green by washing and tearing them into small pieces, wrapping them in paper towels and then sealing them in a plastic bags. more »»

Poetic License: 'The Beneficiary’s Reply 20 Years After'

January 9, 2019 For twenty years of magic spell, I’ve lived with you on Sanibel, Enjoying wetlands, beach and fields While saving on our pension yields. more »»



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