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Optimism isn’t for the faint of heart

March 23, 2016 Sanibel has some fascinating social clubs, not the least of which is the Optimists Club. I tried attending a meeting recently, but was denied admission because I was too pessimistic. more »»

Eurasian Collared-dove reached Florida Keys in late 70s before moving north and west

March 23, 2016 The Eurasian collared-dove is rapidly expanding its range across North America. Originally from western India, this bird has flourished because of repeated human introductions. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: African Tulip Tree can grow to 80 feet tall

March 23, 2016 Plant Subject: African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata) First impression: Frilly flowers in a cup like shape of vibrant red and yellow hues edged with a gold rim. more »»

Theater Notes: Bad Jews at Theater Lab

March 23, 2016 Any grandparents reading this? Well, this play was written for us. If you’re Jewish, as I am, you’ll be doubly involved the whole way through. more »»

Poetic License: Poem, fall not far from me

March 23, 2016 Poem, fall not far from me, Bitter or sweet, your words are mine. You are my apple, I am your tree. Try as you might you cannot flee, Bound as we are like grape to vine. Poem, fall not far from . more »»

At the Library: Programs include lecture from Sobczak at Captiva Library

March 23, 2016 Adult Program Series: Afternoon Sojourns All programs start at 4 p.m., open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity, no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. more »»

Rotary Happenings: De LaSalle Academy featured at San-Cap Rotary meeting

March 23, 2016 All parents want a good education for their children. All parents want their children to succeed in life. All parents want their children to go to school and love the experience of learning. more »»

Faces on Faith: A life changing experience on Captiva

March 23, 2016 For the past three seasons, it has been my privilege to serve as the seasonal pastor of The Captiva Chapel by the Se. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hugging: The equal opportunity human connector

March 16, 2016 World leaders do it. Kids do it. Married couples do it. Unmarried couples do it. Baseball players do it. Grandparents do it. Even tough Marine sergeants do it. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Seminole Hydrangea bloom late summer through winter

March 16, 2016 Plant Subject: Seminole Hydrangea (Dombeya burgessiae ‘Seminole’) First impression: Crinkled, cup-shaped, bubble gum pink blooms in the form of upright umbels. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concert moves audience

March 16, 2016 Community Concerts hit another high note, in presenting the prestigious Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in their latest offering. more »»

At the Library: March programs at the Captiva Memorial Library

March 16, 2016 Adult Program Series: Afternoon Sojourns All programs start at 4 p.m., open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity - no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Wendling’s presentation about neglected children heard by Rotary

March 16, 2016 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s guest speaker was Roxanne Wendling, Director of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida, a non-profit agency advocating for abused,... more »»

Faces of Faith: Less is more!

March 16, 2016 Many denominations have written books about saints, and in the Episcopal Church  we have a compendium of saints which we are encouraged to honor on different days of the liturgical year. more »»

Poetic License: Deport yourself, it’s later than you think

March 9, 2016 Deport yourself, it’s later than you think, Deport yourself, or you’ll end up in the clink. The year’s gone by, economy’s on the blink Deport yourself, deport yourself, it’s greater than you th. more »»

On the Water: March brings a jump-start to spring fishing

March 9, 2016 The first two months of 2016 kicked off with record rainfall and some pretty cold temperatures for Southwest Florida. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary learns about some ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Refuge facts

March 9, 2016 Rotarians are almost back to normal after a couple of hectic weeks of fund raising activities; well, normal may not actually be the correct adjective for this grou. more »»

Faces of Faith: The Pope…The Wall…Free college for all!

March 9, 2016 I’ve seen some pretty crazy things during election years, but this one trumps them all. As we cruise toward November, we have some big decisions to make. more »»

Shell Shocked: Aging in Sanibel

March 9, 2016 Let’s start with an assumption. We’re all getting older. Are you with me so far? Aging is nature’s way of telling us to slow down. Naturally, we fight nature’s ultimatum every way we can. more »»

Living Sanibel: House sparrow and European starling

March 9, 2016 House Sparrow Birders can find a well-established flock of these imported sparrows at almost every supermarket and corner store in Southwest Florida. more »»



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