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Shell Shocked: Musings of a free associator

September 28, 2016 If it’s so important to be earnest then why didn’t my parents name me Ernest? And if we should be frank with each other why wasn’t I named Frank?  And why aren’t you named Frank? And why isn’t your... more »»

In the Garden: Southern show stopper

September 28, 2016 Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on th... more »»

Living Sanibel: Bluegill and redbreast sunfish

September 28, 2016 Bluegill Bluegill and redbreast sunfish are sometimes referred to as bream (pronounced brim) in Florida. more »»

Poetic License: Mami, I sold the lots

September 28, 2016 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»

Rotary Happenings: LARC has made a difference in many lives

September 28, 2016 Did you know that in this country, and many countries around the world, that up until the 1950s, if you had an IQ of 50 and below, medical and educational experts believed that these individuals... more »»

Fishing for alligators?

September 28, 2016 As the Living with Wildlife educator at SCCF, many stories come my way from residents that are concerned about issues in their neighborhoods that concern wildlif. more »»

Faces on Faith: They’re coming back

September 28, 2016 Was that a hint of fall I smelled in the air? It won’t be long now and the temperatures will begin to cool, the humidity will drop down a bit, and our lovely islands will be that place of paradise. more »»

On the Water: Goodbye summer — fall fishing begins

September 28, 2016 With waters cooling down ever so slightly, fish are becoming more active throughout the day. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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