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On the Water: A cool start to the month of May

May 17, 2017 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May, however that’s just what we got heading into the weekend as north winds stirred up the waters and brought a drop in temperature. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest

May 17, 2017 The theme for last week’s Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting highlighted one of the founding principles of Rotary. “The Rotary 4-Way Test” 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. more »»

Poetic License: Drinking buddies

May 17, 2017 (From Sanibel Joe’s Songbook) We nicknamed him “Negative Phil” because he had learned to substitute the military form of denial for the simple word “N. more »»

In the Garden: Bahama cassia: Butterfly attractor

May 17, 2017 Bahama Cassia (Cassia chapmanii) also known as (Cassia Bahamanesis) is an excellent choice for a South Florida butterfly garden. more »»

Living Sanibel: Striped mullet

May 17, 2017 The striped mullet once formed the backbone of the Southwest Florida fishing industry. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 10, 2017 As we kick off the month of May, it brings an end to snook season and the beginning of tarpon season. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel generosity has made a huge difference

May 10, 2017 One hundred million dollars, now that’s a pretty big financial figure. more »»

Faces on Faith: If mama ain’t happy . . .

May 10, 2017 May 14 is Mother’s Day. Contrary to what some may think, the holiday honoring mothers was not founded by Hallmark Cards. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to play annoying but winning tennis

May 10, 2017 As we all know, the whole point of playing tennis is to win. Disregard what your friends tell you. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cattle egret

May 10, 2017 Although this small white bird that is roughly the same size as the snowy egret, it is easy to distinguish it from them. It has yellow legs, not just yellow feet, and a solid yellow beak. more »»

In the Garden: Prickly pear cactus: Tortoise candy

May 10, 2017 The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 6, 1937?

May 10, 2017 In the late afternoon pounding the pink “Spaldeen” ball between the screened windows of the Telephone Building on 13th Street in our slum version of handball, my friend Danny and I looked up and... more »»

Shell Shocked: My new friend

May 3, 2017 It was a sickening sight. The poor little cormorant had landed in my backyard somehow. It was feeble and drained of energy. It walked slowly and then came to a complete stop. more »»

Living Sanibel: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

May 3, 2017 The establishment of this 110,000 acre aquatic preserve goes back to 1965 when the Collier County Conservancy was forme. more »»

In the Garden: Sweet almond verbena: Smells so sweet

May 3, 2017 Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (sweet almond). The sweet almond verbena is part of the verbenaceae family, it is also known as the incense bush. more »»

Poetic License: Poet in-Waiting

May 3, 2017 I wait impatiently in the doctor’s office with other patients waiting patiently, wondering why a three o’clock appointment means never before four thirty, wondering why this doctor plays with my tim... more »»

On the Water: It was a decent week on the water

May 3, 2017 Despite east winds much of the week, fishing wasn't to bad. The winds made it tough for offshore and tarpon anglers, but most inshore waters and just off the beaches were fishable. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Journey

May 3, 2017 The Jewish Sabbath lectionary consists of 54 weekly portions from the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. (There are 54 to cover the weeks of a Jewish leap year. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club/ Non-Rotarian Vocational Service Award presented to Chris Heidrick

May 3, 2017 Rotary District #6960 Vocational Service Chair Bill Rahe had the floor first last Friday morning, with focus on vocational service. more »»



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