Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:57:02 EDTThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:57:02 EDT Shocked: The new City Council springs into action that the City Council election is behind us and the results are in, Sanibel can move forward with its aggressive agenda for the next several years.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTIn the Garden: Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. You can hardly see an advertisement about an island getaway that doesn't feature one of these lovely flowers.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTLiving Sanibel: Whistling ducks whistling duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) Although all eight species of whistling ducks are called ducks, they are actually more closely related to swans and geese than to members of the duck, or Anas, genus.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTTheater Notes: Community Theater prevails you ever been involved in Community Theater? Remember the pressures as opening night came closer and closer. You still had your day job, but night after night, you pulled into the theater, dragged out your playbook and stuff for rehearsal.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTPoetic License: Second thoughts while waiting to make a left turn onto Periwinkle Way at height of season creating the paradise was too easy, maybe the overlooked place we built against the current fashion, the shell filled beaches we kept replenishing with borrowed sand, the great big sanctuary we convinced the Feds to protect and...Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT