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What's Blooming in Paradise: Coontie (Zamia pumila)

October 29, 2014 First impression: Milk-chocolate, brown-colored pinecones popping with glow in the dark orange fruit. The fruits are concealed ripening amongst the cone casings in the center of the plant. more »»

At the Library: Big fun with the little one at the Captiva Memorial Library

October 29, 2014 Gather round! At 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Captiva Memorial Library, kids and families will listen to “Gator Gumbo” by Candace Flemin. more »»

Living Sanibel: The benefits of extinction

October 29, 2014 Nature is chaos. Chaos is nature. Darwin was wrong. more »»

On the Water: With picture perfect weather, it’s great to be outdoors

October 29, 2014 Our weather was just about perfect over the past week — sunny skies, low humidity and a cool breeze. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Veteran advocate discusses southwest Florida charity

October 29, 2014 Operation Open Arms…In the latter part of the Vietnam war and for a long time after, our American troops were often treated with disdain for serving in Vietnam. more »»

Faces on Faith: Challenging the injustices of a generation

October 29, 2014 How fortunate that faith has faces! In the Hebrew-Christian tradition, our story is not merely words on a page, but the witness of people, who, in their ordinary and common life, came to embody and... more »»

Vegetation Committee: Why and how to protect the cabbage palm

October 29, 2014 The Cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) is a stalwart native and has been described as a small ecosystem in itself. more »»

Shell Shocked: Famous movie lines

October 29, 2014 Great movies often contain memorable lines that are remembered long after those movies are.  Everyone knows where the great line, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” comes from. more »»

Poetic License: Juan Ponce de León at the Racquet Club

October 29, 2014 Here on the soil where once I fought, The quest for youth is fiercely sought, Against the foes of sun and wind Fresh hope is pinned on hip just pinned, On scoops made possible by scope of knee Or... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)

October 22, 2014 First impression: Silky creamy tiny flowers in the effervescent cascade typical of palms. Such a beautiful trunk with a straight growth habit, medium diameter, and a to-boot or not-to-boot option. more »»

Poetic License: Pantoum of the Vitreous Floater

October 22, 2014 Stranger floating in my eye, Dancing, prancing side to side, Looking for a place to hide Within the jelly deep inside. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Tommy and Hank Show

October 22, 2014 Once upon a time two longtime friends lived in these parts. Each of the two was brilliant and achieved extraordinary things in life. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Learning about matters that matter

October 22, 2014 Wills, estates, probate, oh my! These words certainly bring dread into our heart. more »»

Faces on Faith: Our quilt of life

October 22, 2014 We’re such a complicated, random, and fascinating bunch of earthly specimens on these islands - filled with ups and downs, replete with narratives of trials and joys, overflowing with ideas, energy,... more »»

At the Library: The Captiva Memorial Library has October chillers and then some cozies to warm readers

October 22, 2014 “All the Things You Are” by Declan Huges “When her husband and two daughters disappear, housewife Clare Taylor discovers that her ordinary domestic life has been built on a li. more »»

Living Sanibel: Say hello to your little friend

October 22, 2014 If there is one wild mammal you can expect to see in southwest Florida, it is the raccoon. Intelligent, curious, and persistent, the raccoon has adapted well to the behavior of humans. more »»

Living Sanibel: Wood Stork delivers the joy in nature

October 14, 2014 With its distinctive black-tipped wing feathers and extended neck and legs, the wood stork is easy to recognize in flight. It can often be spotted soaring and circling high above the mainland. more »»

At the Library: Big fun with another one at the Captiva Library

October 14, 2014 Kids and families! Join us at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Captiva Memorial Library and enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’s “Bartholomew and the Oobleck. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Plant Subject: Powder Puff (Calliandra haematocephala)

October 14, 2014 First impression: Large clusters of red wispy hairs too numerous to count. I could mistakenly think these flowers were bottlebrush tree mutants, but the blooms are shaped like pompoms. more »»

 
 

 

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