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Please Governor DeSantis, no victory lap

March 31, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis will soon sign what the Legislature, in an example of clever marketing, has labeled the “Clean Waterways Act” (Senate Bill 712). more »»

Safe at Sea: Safe and secure anchoring

March 31, 2020 (Editor's note: The following column is a reprint from the paper of June 13, 2018.) A few years ago I chartered a sailboat in the Caribbean. more »»

Faces on Faith: The unexpected

March 31, 2020 It was a Wednesday evening and my wife and I were driving home after choir and Bible Stud. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hunkering down

March 31, 2020 It was the worst of times. It was the worst of times. I need to differ publicly with Charles Dickens who started his famous novel “A Tale of Two Cities” with the line, “it was the best of times. more »»

In The Garden: Wild coffee is a native plant on the wild side

March 31, 2020 Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a native ornamental shrub that goes very well in most native landscapes. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Traditional Osso Buco (Braised Veal Shanks)

March 31, 2020 A perfect dish for a delicious supper. Traditionally, a Milanese dish served with risotto or corn meal polenta. Choose small round bone shanks and marinate them in wine overnight. more »»

Poetic License: 'An April Fool for Poetry'

March 31, 2020 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 »»

Complete, accurate Census count is vital to quality of life

March 24, 2020 In mid-March households across the nation will receive postcards from the U.S. Census Bureau on how to complete the 2020 Census survey. more »»

How Florida's national wildlife refuges impact Everglades Restoration

March 24, 2020 The Everglades Coalition (EVCO) is an alliance of more than 60 local, state and national organizations dedicated to the full restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem. more »»

Safe at Sea: Types of anchors commonly used

March 24, 2020 The previous Safe at Sea column discussed the importance of selecting the right anchor for your boat. The best pieces of advice were: Don’t “Go Cheap” and “Bigger is Better. more »»

Shell Shocked: The presidential candidate's first press conference

March 24, 2020 I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and run for president of the United States. more »»

In The Garden: Jatropha is a little red beauty

March 24, 2020 Jatropha integerrima is a welcome addition for a sunny spot in any size South Florida landscape. Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Caponata Eggplant Salad

March 24, 2020 A delicious sweet and sour Sicilian salad that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. I love making it and serving it alone or on top of crostini bread. Serves eight. more »»

Poetic License: 'Icarophobia'

March 24, 2020 Am I afraid of flying or falling? The sight of the plane stuffs Adam’s apple deep down my throat, heart plunges into belly. Forehead sweats ice. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear about Quality Life Center in Fort Myers

March 17, 2020 Honesty, integrity, discipline, the pursuit of excellence, personal and community responsibility, faith, hope, cultural awareness and appreciation, strong family values and a holistic approach to... more »»

Safe at Sea: The right anchor is a critical investment

March 17, 2020 Over the next couple of weeks, Safe at Sea will discuss both anchoring equipment and anchoring techniques. The general name for all the equipment you need to anchor your boat is “ground tackl. more »»

Faces on Faith: The meaning of Passover

March 17, 2020 More Jews will celebrate Passover, beginning on April 8 this year, than any other religious occasion during the year. Yet far too many do not understand the reasoning behind the rituals. more »»

Shell Shocked: Is living for the moment the best use of your time?

March 17, 2020 We’re all familiar with the old homily life is short so enjoy every moment of every day. more »»

In The Garden: Bougainvillea offers color galore

March 17, 2020 Spring is the best season for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. more »»



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