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Center Stage: Community Concerts finishes season with a hit

April 13, 2016 In Community Concerts 2016’s season of many highlights: • Russian National Ballet Theatre performing “Sleeping Beauty” • Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra • Teatro Lirico D’Europa performing... more »»

Poetic License: An April Fool for Poetry

April 13, 2016 An April Fool was I for poetry, For jests and tricks and play with irony, Fooling the Muse with rhyme tomfoolery, Every verse footloose, every fancy free. more »»

At the Library

April 13, 2016 “The True Tails of Baker & Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Medical emergencies topic at hand for Rotary

April 13, 2016 All kinds of emergencies happen in life but let’s talk about medical emergencies. more »»

Faces on Faith: May we all be . . .

April 13, 2016 Pirkei Avot, which literally translates as Chapters of the Fathers (with apologies for the out-of-date gendered language . .. more »»

On the Water: Big trout inshore and grouper offshore

April 13, 2016 The first week of April rolled through with warm weather that included windy days and days with calm seas. Anglers had good opportunities for inshore fishing and a few good days offshore. more »»

Shell Shocked: Master of the absurd and preposterous

April 6, 2016 I am the undisputed master of the absurd and preposterous. This means I’m never to be taken seriously about anything I write, or say. more »»

Living Sanibel: Laughing gull found in Southwest Florida; herring gull found in North America

April 6, 2016 Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) Known for its distinctive, laugh-like call, the laughing gull is the most common gull found in Southwest Florida. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Native plant adds ‘boom’ to garden

April 6, 2016 Plant Subject: Firebush (Hamelia patens) First impression: Great plant for a big wow factor. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Who’s Under Where’ offers tons of laughter

April 6, 2016 “Who’s Under Where?” is the perfect spring time diversion for shaking off the blahs or frenzy of the winter season. more »»

Theater Notes: The Musical of Musicals is a smash hit

April 6, 2016 This is one of the most totally, completely delightful evenings in the theater you will get anywhere. THE BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater right here on Sanibel truly has a smash hi. more »»

Poetic License: I’m Looking Over a Snowy Plover

April 6, 2016 (To the tune of I’m Looking Over a Four-leaf Clover) I’m looking over a snowy plover Someone overlooked before. more »»

At the Library: Wipe out library fines by helping the food pantry

April 6, 2016 Foods for Fines at the Captiva Memorial Library and all other branches of the Lee County Library System. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Water quality remains a hot topic at Rotary meeting

April 6, 2016 Well this isn’t really Breaking News but somewhat in a regular pattern the water quality in San Carlos Bay and our Gulf Waters is the focus of local news outlets. more »»

Faces on Faith: People, politics and prayer

April 6, 2016 I am fascinated by politics.  I love the intricacies of political campaigns and debates and surveys and polls and the whole nine yard. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month for fishing

April 6, 2016 April, what a great month to enjoy the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The windy days of March will hopefully give way to sunny, mild days (not too hot, not too cold). more »»

Shell Shocked: Word on the Island

March 30, 2016 There’s a weekly feature in the Islander called “Word on the island.” It’s a man on the street (and woman, too) interview which asks each person a simple and pungent question. more »»

Living Sanibel: Wilson and piping plovers

March 30, 2016 Wilson’s Plover Named after an early ornithologist, Alexander Wilson, who first discovered the bird in 1913 at Cape May, New Jersey, this plover is considerably larger than the snowy plover. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Flame Vine show stopper, hummingbird attractor

March 30, 2016 Plant Subject: Flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta ) First impression: Dramatic, exotic, shades of tangerine orange, trumpet shaped flowers that remind me of gigantic honeysuckle blooms. more »»

Theater Notes: The life of a critic

March 30, 2016 Life as a critic isn’t just sitting there like a judge in a court case. Yes, you do have to make judgements and it requires years of theater going experience, but there is much more to it. more »»



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