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Poetic License: Do not be my Valentine

February 15, 2017 Please, do not be my Valentine — Not if you need another’s rhyme Perfumed upon a Hallmark card, Not if you need a diamond heart Or gift-wrapped box of chocolate And proof of purchase from your mate. more »»

Theater Notes: Lanford Wilson’s ‘Burn This’

February 15, 2017 Live theater is one of the legacies I am leaving for our children and grandkids. I believe in live theater. I don’t give socks, underwear or jewelry for birthday. more »»

In the Garden: Cycad: the ancient plant

February 15, 2017 Cycadophyta, “cycads”, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur ag. more »»

On the Water: It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead

February 15, 2017 It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair Feb. 18 - 19

February 15, 2017 Arts & Crafts Fairs abound this time of the year in Southwest Florida, but many of them are not on par with the upcoming juried Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair on Feb. more »»

Faces on Faith: What do you mean, ‘If’

February 15, 2017 As one who loves the scriptures, and who has taught them for many years, I continue to find them fresh and engaging. Often when I read the Bible, I simply dialogue with the writer of the text. more »»

Shell Shocked: Water ordering

February 15, 2017 Four people go into a restaurant. When they are seated for dinner a very pleasant waitress greets them and asks them if they want water.  That was her first mistak. more »»

Living Sanibel: American cockroach

February 15, 2017 While this common insect has an American name, its origins are believed to be rooted in Western Africa, arriving to North America as a stowaway as early as 1625. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Exodus . . . still marching

February 13, 2017 Every Sabbath, Jews read a portion from Torah — the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Just after our Jewish New Year, we begin again reading from the first chapters of Genesis. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Retired LtC, Jim Graham, tells stories about his adventures as a naval pilot

February 13, 2017 Amazingly Rotary finds the most interesting speakers every week for our regular Friday morning meetings. more »»

Shell Shocked: Divorce: Sanibel-style

February 13, 2017 The couple sat in the conference room of her divorce attorney. more »»

Center Stage: ‘33 Variations’ shines at Theatre Conspiracy

February 13, 2017 Playwright Moises Kaufman stated in his program notes on opening night at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in 2009 that, “Although this play is based on historical event, namely the birth of the Diabelli... more »»

In the Garden: Jamaican caper

February 13, 2017 Jamaican caper (Capparis Cynophallophora) is a great native plant with a beautiful scent. Originating in the Caribbean, it’s a perfect fit for our South Florida climate. more »»

Living Sanibel: Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

February 13, 2017 Rare among all the destinations along the southwestern coast of Florida, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers viable snorkeling and even scuba diving off of its sugar-sand beaches. more »»

Poetic License: Please, not another valentine

February 13, 2017 (As told and told to Joe Pacheco) Please, not another valentine, Unload the dishwasher instead. Tell the muse to pick up your shoes, And let her help you make the bed. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concerts opens season with National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

February 1, 2017 What an auspicious opening night for Community Concerts at the Barbara B. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ask more, tell less

February 1, 2017 One of the great blessings of being the pastor at Captiva Chapel by the Sea is meeting the many folks who wander into the church yard to see the chapel and the cemetery. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Talking football...

February 1, 2017 San-Cap Rotarians have been known to take their college football quite seriously. Not so much with the pro teams, but college well that’s a different story. more »»

Shell Shocked: Is there an old-fashioned doctor in the house?

February 1, 2017 Physicians are making abundant use of technology these days. In fact, so much so that the usual format of office visits is changing dramatically. Last week I visited my primary care physicia. more »»

Living Sanibel: The river otter

February 1, 2017 There are 12 species of otters worldwide. The mammal appears on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. more »»



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