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On the Water: Mixed results on the water this week

September 21, 2016 Overall it was a good week on the water with plenty of sunshine and a light to moderate breeze on most days. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Ty Symroski compares Sanibel with Florida Keys

September 21, 2016 This past Friday, Sept. 9, one of Sanibel Captiva Rotary’s own, Ty Symroski, was the featured speaker. Ty is known to many of the Sanibel community as a long time Sanibel islander. more »»

Faces on Faith: Etiquette never out of fashion

September 21, 2016 “Civility is not a sign of weakness,” said President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address on Jan. more »»

Shell Shocked: Getting old in style

September 21, 2016 Why do older people often get frail, fragile and hunched over?  Why is nature punishing us for living a long life? I asked God about this the other day and believe it or not He was stuck for an... more »»

In the Garden: The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

September 21, 2016 The Sylvester date palm tree, also known as the phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lettered olive and apple murex

September 21, 2016 Lettered olive The best location to find a living lettered or golden olive is along the beaches and near the sandy bottoms of the passes and shoals. more »»

On the Water: Hermine disrupts the local fishing

September 14, 2016 Thanks to Hurricane Hermine, fishing around our waters came to a standstill for the better part of the week. more »»

Poetic License: E-mail from Emily Em —

September 14, 2016 Please don’t forward this E-mail Or click reply to me — The screens are blank as zero Out here in Eternity — The bits and words of what We always thought we were Unsaved forever In Nobody’s... more »»

Living Sanibel: The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

September 14, 2016 The long history of the Naples Zoo begins with a deep freeze. In the winter of 1917, Dr. more »»

In the Garden: Our native sunflower loves the beach

September 14, 2016 Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow, and spreads like a wild fire! But don’t be alarmed... more »»

Faces on Faith: Fear not!

September 9, 2016 Sept. 11 will mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 200. more »»

Shell Shocked: The balance of nature

September 7, 2016 I recently convened a meeting of representatives from many of the wildlife species in Sanibel. more »»

Living Sanibel: Mahogany

September 7, 2016 This semi-evergreen tree is commonly planted as an ornamental in both residential and commercial landscape designs. more »»

In the Garden: Blooming grass

September 7, 2016 Fun, whimsical and versatile only begin to describe a Floridian plant known as Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with its long green stalks and fluffy blooms making their showcase amongst your... more »»

Faces on Faith: Which way America?

September 7, 2016 Earlier this summer, my wife Linda and I had the joy of hosting our entire family at a cookout and pool party to (belatedly) celebrate our 30th anniversary. more »»

Poetic License: Romney was right: Deport yourself

September 7, 2016 (to the tune of Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think) Deport yourself, it’s later than you think, Deport yourself, or you’ll end up in the clink. more »»

On the Water: Snook season to reopen in September

September 7, 2016 Snook is a Southwest Florida game fish that is known for its unparalleled fighting ability, tenacity and great table fare. more »»

Reading between the lines

August 31, 2016 Someone once asked me to review a document but to read between the lines. He then winked at me – a knowing, conspiratorial wink. So I tried reading between the lines. I saw nothing but white spac. more »»

Living Sanibel: Poison Ivy

August 31, 2016 Although it would not look as good on the Chamber of Commerce’s tourist brochures, another appropriate name for Sanibel could well be “Poison Ivy Island. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Beautyberry’s native status makes it easy to care for

August 31, 2016 Plant Subject: Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) First impression: Mesmerizing reflective purple popsicle color in a petite pea shaped fruit. more »»

Poetic License: Denial

August 31, 2016 It was not in another country Nor in another time. There was no music playing And we did not dance or dine. more »»



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