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What's Blooming in Paradise: Magnolia produces lemony fragrance

October 7, 2015 Plant Subject: Southern Magnolia Tree (Magnolia grandiflora) First impression: Giant sized blossoms of silky creamy white petals the shape of an oversized gardenia. more »»

Living Sanibel: Tripletail once abundant, now rare catch

October 7, 2015 A primitive fish and the only member of its family, Lobotidae, the tripletail has some unusual habits, making it one of the easiest fish to catch in the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Second Chances the Thrift Shop Musical’ playing at Off Broadway Palm Theatre

October 7, 2015 The Off Broadway Palm Theatre and Dad Has A Project, blasted off the new Off Broadway Palm season with a world premiere of “Second Chances the Thrift Shop Musical” with Book Conceived and written by... more »»

Poetic License: Where was I on Oct. 3, 1951?

October 7, 2015 In the belly of the beast, 0200 Boylan Hall, the Social Lounge of Brooklyn College, the only New York Giant fan surrounded by more than a hundred Brooklyn Dodger fans cutting their classes to watch... more »»

At the Library: Fiction for fall weather at the Captiva Memorial Library

October 7, 2015 “Whatever Happened to Molly Bloom” by Jessica Stirling “This finely crafted historical mystery, using several recognizable characters and the famous setting from James Joyce’s Ulysses, marks an... more »»

Faces on Faith: Of Popes and traffic

October 7, 2015 The number one complaint on Sanibel last season was . . . traffic! Many days Periwinkle Way was literally bumper-to-bumper for several hours . I too joined in the grumbling. more »»

On the Water: Fish are active, hungry and on the move

October 7, 2015 October is a refreshing month for anglers in Southwest Florida. After a long, hot summer, we finally get relief with cooler days and lower humidity. more »»

On the Water: Fall fishing begins

September 30, 2015 With waters cooling down ever so slightly, fish are becoming more active throughout the day. more »»

Faces on Faith: A bit of a fit

September 30, 2015 With lots of travel in the car this summer, I found myself putting on a few pounds. Fast food seems to have a bit more fat! And soon I found…so did I. more »»

Shell Shocked: The 50-year confession

September 30, 2015 A Sanibel couple was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Brazilian Sun Bromeliads add a splash of red to garden

September 30, 2015 Plant Subject: Brazilian Sun Bromeliad (Hohenbergia stellata) First impression: Striking, exotic, flaming red colored petals that resemble many exploding firecrackers on a super tall stem. more »»

Living Sanibel: Osceola Wild Turkey named after Seminole chief

September 30, 2015 The male wild turkey is the heaviest bird living in Florida. Almost entirely terrestrial, this huge gobbler is nonetheless capable of short, powerful flights, seldom exceeding a quarter of a mile. more »»

Poetic License: Casey on the Mound: Oct. 5, 1941

September 30, 2015 (4th World Series Game, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) The outlook was so brilliant for the Brooklyn Nine that day, The score stood four to three with but one inning left to play. more »»

At the Library: Books at the Captiva Memorial Library examine current trends and practices

September 30, 2015 “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson “For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming meeting famous shamees, shamers, and... more »»

On the Water: It’s a good time to fish, despite the heat

September 16, 2015 Once remnants of Tropical Storm Erika moved off, the sunshine returned just in time for the opening of snook season. more »»

Poetic License: Riding Out Wilma

September 16, 2015 I Eleven o’clock. Category two. The reds, yellows and greens Of Wilma’s eyes glare From the motel room TV screen: Wilma spirals and spins — Landfall in five hours. more »»

Faces of Faith: ‘Clean the slate’ Jewish holiday starting

September 16, 2015 For Jews, another year has gone by. Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New year, begins at sundown on September 13. Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement, starts at sundown on September 22. more »»

Shell Shocked: Birds of a feather

September 16, 2015 It was a lovely day in Sanibel, but the sky above was more crowded than usual. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: New Zealand Blueberry Flax contain flowers all year round

September 16, 2015 First impression: Green and cream colored stripes running vertical on grass shaped long leaves. My mind has a flashback to the 60s and recall spider plants that were in every groovy home. more »»

Living Sanibel: Mangrove Tree Crab important food source for many species

September 16, 2015 The mangrove crab is an important food source for several specialized species of birds, as well as a number of fish species that frequent the labyrinth-like root systems of the red mangrove during... more »»



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