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Rotary Happenings: Shell Museum guest speaker talks bird paintings

November 26, 2014 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s speaker recently was a guest from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s, Dr. Harry G. Lee.    Participating in the R. more »»

Poetic License: Singing Sestina

November 26, 2014 I’ll make my first sestina sing with rhymes and rhythms meant to ring in lyric poems, use anything the muse might have for me to bring more music into my first fling with leaden forms to make them... more »»

Faces on Faith: All is gift

November 26, 2014 Pastor, St. Isabel’s Roman Catholic Church The “holiday” season is also a deeply religious season when, more than any other time of year, we are moved to a genuine sense of gratitud. more »»

Shell Shocked Smile, you’re on television

November 26, 2014 Did you know that I was a local TV star about twenty years ago? I was even nominated for an Emmy award. No, this isn’t April fool’s, it’s the truth. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

November 26, 2014 First impression: Exotic egrethead-in-profile shaped flower of vibrant orange, purple, and red. This blossom is large, measuring 4-5 inches tall and long. more »»

Center Stage: Bet your bottom dollar on island production of classic musical

November 26, 2014 “Leapin’ lizards, Daddy Warbucks,” that little red-headed orphan Annie, her dog Sandy and a whole bunch of little orphan kids had the captivated audience leaping up from their seats and cheering... more »»

Living Sanibel: Introduction to island snakes

November 26, 2014 Corn Snake The corn snake’s name is derived from the beautiful maize-like pattern on its belly and its preference for cornfield. more »»

Theater Notes: Two plays I’m sad you missed

November 26, 2014 Plays come and plays go. When they’re good, you have to buy tickets fast because the good ones sell out. And before you know it, they close. Here are two you may have missed. They’re gone. more »»

At the Library: Even if the white stuff is sand

November 26, 2014 It does not snow at the Captiva Memorial Library, but at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 kids will celebrate December Holidays Florida Style, hear snow stories and make their own fake snow. more »»

The dreaded dire diagnosis delirium

November 19, 2014 The family physician was testing my recall abilities.  He said:  “I’m going to read you a number and I’d like you to memorize it and feed it back to me. more »»

Living Sanibel: The sixth extinction

November 19, 2014 Coined by the Kenyan paleo-anthropologist Richard Leakey in the 1990s, the phrase “the Sixth Extinction” aptly describes the desolate state of the world’s bio-diversity toda. more »»

Theater Notes: A triumphant play, ‘Body Awareness’

November 19, 2014 The Gulfcoast Playhouse has done it again. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia)

November 19, 2014 First impression: Oodles of miniature buttercups cover this never ending sprawling plant. Five super bright, sunny yellow petals make up each flower that measure around 2 inches across. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: ‘Happy Birthday’ Kline proves to be a valuable present, indeed

November 19, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a painting on paper by American master Franz Kline (b. 1910 - d. more »»

At the Library: Captiva Memorial Library offers spellbinding stories

November 19, 2014 In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Captiva Memorial Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary has WWII B-17 radio operator speak

November 19, 2014 In celebration and out of respect for our former combat troops, those that lost their lives in combat and our current military serving, Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians salute you and says “thank you for... more »»

Faces on Faith: Silence is golden

November 19, 2014 Election Day. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Save Our Homes author visits Rotary

November 12, 2014 Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson visited our Rotary meeting a week ago. It was the same meeting that we scheduled our SKYPE broadcast from India on World Polio Day. more »»

At the Library: Settling the account, having reading fun

November 12, 2014 Kids and Families! Saturday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Captiva Memorial Library hear stories and poetry about buttons and make a Native American corncraft from colorful buttons. Between 10-11a.m. more »»

Poetic License: Eighteen years in paradise

November 12, 2014 (The Passionate Retiree to His Beneficiary) Retire we did to Sanibel And spent these eighteen gold years well, Preserving wetlands, beach and fields, With IRA’s and pension yields. more »»



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