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Safe at Sea: Maritime travel destinations in the United States

August 8, 2018 (Editor's Note: This is part I of a four-part series about U.S. land destinations focusing on maritime history. more »»

Faces on Faith: A mother's cry: Thoughts about suicide

August 8, 2018 It happened many years ago now — very early in my time as an ordained minister. more »»

Shell Shocked: Remembering the Fuller Brush Man

August 8, 2018 When was the last time a Fuller Brush Man rang your doorbell and displayed his suitcase of brushes? I have fond memories of the Fuller Brush man ringing my doorbell when I was a kid and being invite... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Vegetables

August 8, 2018 In the summer months, vegetables abound in home gardens and farmer's markets. Zucchini, squash and sweet peppers are at peak flavor and at their best price of the yea. more »»

In The Garden: Fakahatchee grass is a native ornamental grass

August 8, 2018 Fakahatchee grass (Tripsacum dactyloides), also known as gamagrass, is a native ornamental grass found in the southeastern United States. more »»

Poetic License: 'Poem Noir: Daylight is for Suckers'

August 8, 2018 By JOE PACHECO I am Voice Over and all I can tell you for sure is this: daylight is for suckers, for nameless girls by the pool, the body flying off the roof — waking up with amnesia; nighttime’s ... more »»

Some observations, thoughts on city's fiscal year 2019 budget

August 6, 2018 At its recent July 9 meeting, the Sanibel City Council began the annual budgeting process. more »»

Demand action on the water crisis

August 2, 2018 The waters of Southwest Florida and our Gulf coast are in crisis from harmful blooms causing an unprecedented mass mortality of aquatic life not seen before at these levels in our are. more »»

Faces on Faith: Mindfulness is a choice to make, moment by moment

August 1, 2018 Receiving a gift card for Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago, led me to indulge in a café latte and the chance to peruse a book titled “Meditation Is Not What You Think,” by author Jon Kabat-Zinn,... more »»

Safe at Sea: Boat owners required to carry documents on board

August 1, 2018 When boating in the waterways of Florida, two documents are required to be carried on most vessels and during an inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard or a law enforcement officer. more »»

Shell Shocked: The brother and sister act

August 1, 2018 And then it dawned on me. He was sparing his sister from the consequences of his acts. He loved his sister and wanted her to hate him for what he did and was. No, this won’t work. more »»

In The Garden: The desert rose thrives in hot, dry sunny conditions

August 1, 2018 Are you looking for a dramatic, low-water succulent plant? Try a desert rose (Adenium obesum). The desert rose is the star of any succulent garden, which thrives in hot, dry sunny condition. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Fig-Ginger Bars

August 1, 2018 If you love Fig Newton cookies, you will love these easy to prepare fig bars. A scrumptious bar cookie that is a perfect accompaniment to your cup of coffee or te. more »»

Poetic License: 'Don’t Pat Me Down'

August 1, 2018 (Recited to the tune of “Don’t Fence Me In” and found in “Sanibel Joe’s Songbook”) Oh give me miles, frequent miles, Let me fly the skies above — Don’t pat me down, Let me wander over yonder Just... more »»

'Get the water right’ at the ballot box

July 25, 2018 The harmful blue green algae bloom that has plagued Lee County waters is directly attributable to irresponsible government oversight on the timing and volume of water released from Lake Okeechobee... more »»

The sliming of a Florida river

July 25, 2018 The Great Toxic Slime Outbreak of 2018 has befouled the Caloosahatchee River, the river of my childhood. more »»

Rotary Happenings: City manager covers range of city-related subjects as guest speaker

July 25, 2018 Our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club year, which runs July 1 to June 30, is off to a great start. more »»

Faces on Faith: Just keep your religion to yourself!

July 25, 2018 Someone asked me one time why so many Christians feel so compelled to talk about their faith to others. more »»

Safe at Sea: Carbon monoxide poisoning, aka the 'silent killer'

July 25, 2018 When people hear of carbon monoxide poisoning, they most often think, “Didn’t those people have a detector in their house?” If they are smart, they will immediately check their own detector to be... more »»

On the Water: Dealing with changing fishing conditions

July 25, 2018 The ability to overcome challenging or changing conditions on the water is a key factor to successful fishing. more »»

 
 

 

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