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On the Water: Full moon brings good fishing

May 4, 2016 The full moon in April generally brings strong tides and good fishing — and that’s what occurred over the past week as anglers found fishing success for a variety of species. more »»

Faces on Faith: Symbols to inspire our hands, hearts and souls

May 4, 2016 Last week the Gulf was so churned up that the sound of the surf traveled all the way back into our little cul-de-sac off of West Gulf Drive. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Herb Strauss Story: A Tale of Courage and Commitment

April 27, 2016 As you all know, Sanibel has a theater named after Herb  Strauss. Not too many people remember who Herb Strauss was. I remember. I’m proud to say that Herb Strauss was a friend of mine. more »»

Living Sanibel: American crow and fish crow can live to be 14 years old

April 27, 2016 American Crow The only place where the American crow is uncommon is along the coast, where it is often replaced by the fish crow, a slightly smaller, but similar species. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ixora has more than 300 species of shrubs and trees

April 27, 2016 Plant Subject: Ixora (Ixora hybrids) First impression: Bright, lipstick red, slender tubes that end with four petals. more »»

Poetic License: *Vitreous Floater: Stranger In My Eye

April 27, 2016 (to the tune of Strangers in the Night) Stranger in my eye, Exchanging glances, Wandering side to side With floating dances, From inside my eye Across my sight you glid. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Habitat for Humanity on Rotary’s agenda

April 27, 2016 Food, Shelter, and Clothing are the basic needs of life. more »»

Faces on Faith: The dusty old book

April 27, 2016 A few years ago I was teaching from the Bible to a group of teens on some pretty delicate topics. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon are moving into area waters

April 27, 2016 For the most part, the week brought us decent weather allowing anglers to go after a host of species both inshore and off. We had a few windy days but also days with calm seas and plenty of sunshin. more »»

Living Sanibel: ‘Silver King’ can be found April through October

April 20, 2016 The tarpon — along with the snook, redfish, and seatrout — is the most commonly sought-after fish in Southwest Florida. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Funny Girl’ performer Elizabeth McMonagle brings play to life

April 20, 2016 Run, Run, Run for fun, fun, “Funny Girl;” the fabulous 173rd smash hit, currently lighting up the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s main stage till May 14. more »»

Shell Shocked: The absence of Mallomars

April 20, 2016 It all started at a Publix store in Fort Myers. I had drawn up a shopping list and was looking forward to satisfying all my taste buds. more »»

On the Water: It was a mixed week out on the water

April 20, 2016 Over the past week, anglers encountered some great days of fishing along with a few difficult day. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Chamber’s Peake updates Rotary on happenings

April 20, 2016 Every once in a while, our Friday morning speaker has to cancel out. But someone in the club always steps up and can talk extemporaneously on what is going on in their work-a-day world. more »»

Poetic License: Chanson Chartreuse

April 20, 2016 (A La Doctor Seuss) I cannot wear or drink chartreuse Because I’m gander and not goose, As color it is too abstruse Not green nor yellow is chartreuse. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Vanda Orchid grows multiple flowers

April 20, 2016 Plant Subject: Vanda Orchid First impression: Striking, exotic, five petals with a sixth smaller iconic orchid-lobed lip in yellows, oranges and violets. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Sanibel field of dreams

April 13, 2016 I was returning home to Sanibel late one evening recently. It was around 2 a.m. I was tired and cranky and lambasted myself for allowing good conversation and a fine dinner to keep me up so late. more »»

Living Sanibel: Eastern Screech Owl most likely to be heard, not seen

April 13, 2016 One of the smallest owls in North America, the eastern screech owl, has been known to consume one-third of its body weight every day. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Crown of Thorns always blooming

April 13, 2016 Plant Subject: Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) First impression: Lipstick red, tiny bright blossoms cover a very well armed plant. Thorns, a.k.a. more »»

Theater Notes: Two plays both must sees and different

April 13, 2016 We are so lucky to have so much glorious live theater available to us in S.W. Florida. Here are two I highly recommend, such opposites, one light and almost silly, and one dark, and almost hopeful. more »»

 
 

 

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