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Rotary Happenings: Polio Day celebrates Salk, Rotary’s work to end historic disease

November 5, 2014 …Quite a morning at Rotary on Friday, Oct. 24. more »»

Faces on Faith: Seeing life through a new lens

November 5, 2014 I borrowed the title from the October issue of The Oprah Magazine. Her perspective was focused on loving your flaws and quirks, which undoubtedly creates a happier mental state. more »»

Chef Corner: Chocolate soufflé

November 5, 2014 A soufflé is a sweet or savory French creation. more »»

On the Water: Cooler days put fish on the move

November 5, 2014 Fishing was really good from early to mid-week then a cool front brought us a stiff northeast breeze for a few days that affected anglers. more »»

Theater Review: Buddy story rockin’ the Broadway Palm

November 5, 2014 Broadway Palm’s 161st production is of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” a rockin’ and rollin’, toe-tappin’, rousing success, thanks not only to that talented Director/Choreographer Amy Marie McCLeary... more »»

Shell Shocked: Beware the magic carpet

November 5, 2014 We all get conned by super slick salesmen now and then. But I was conned into buying a magic carpet. And I’m not too proud of my gullibility. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata)

November 5, 2014 First impression: Honeysuckle-shaped blossoms in yellow, oranges and a shrimp pink. These bright blossoms cover the upright flower stem which stands taller than the plant. more »»

Living Sanibel: Heron today, hopefully tomorrow

November 5, 2014 Little Blue Heron Although the little blue heron was not as much a target of the millinery trade as other local species at the turn of the last century, it is suffering now from drained wetlands and... more »»

Poetic License: Villanelle of the Senior Tennis Round Robin

November 5, 2014 (For Carmine Marotta) Returning each morning to dust and clay, We brave the perilous tennis shore To beat oblivion one more day. more »»

At the Library: Captiva Memorial Library offers revealing biographies and memoirs

November 5, 2014 “I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, With a Twist” by Betty Halbreich “Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. more »»

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 »»



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