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Living Sanibel: Great egret and great heron

February 24, 2016 Great Egret This species, along with the smaller snowy egret, was decimated by the plume hunters in the late 1800s. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Red Kapok Tree bird attractor

February 24, 2016 Plant Subject: Red Kapok Tree (Bombax ceiba) First impression: Vibrant crimson, super-sized daylily shaped flowers that sit in a leathery type cup. more »»

Center Stage: 'Unnecessary Farce' receives great comedy review

February 24, 2016 Be warned, “Unnecessary Farce” currently playing at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, reduces the audience to a helpless bunch of giggling belly laughers. more »»

Theater Notes: Absolutely a smash hit

February 24, 2016 Theater magic happened on the stage of BIG ARTS Strauss Theater on opening night, and it totally thrilled that audience. They agreed with me. more »»

Poetic License: Poem for Leap Day 2016

February 24, 2016 On this extra day I can recite the happiest verses. I can recite, for example: on this extra day, the eye of heaven shines as in eternal lines to time thou growes. more »»

Shell Shocked: Coming soon to Sanibel: road rage

February 17, 2016 Los Angeles drivers will tell you that it’s become part of everyday life. They’re used to it by now. Everyone attempts to utter insults that are more creative than anyone else’s. more »»

Living Sanibel: Reddish egret has unique feeding behavior

February 17, 2016 This is one of only a handful of herons that has more than one color morph, another being the great blue heron (which comes in blue, white, or a mixture known as Würdemann’s heron. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Jatropha a hummingbird attractor

February 17, 2016 Plant Subject: Jatropha (Jatropha integerrima) First impression: Red, petite, flowers in a cluster that forms the appearance of a large blossom. more »»

Center Stage: ‘The Bluest Eye’ celebrates female playwrights

February 17, 2016 In 1994, when Bill Taylor founded the Theatre Conspiracy, he announced this bold mission statement: “The Theatre Conspiracy will offer quality, culturally, fulfilling, diverse, theatrical experience... more »»

Theater Notes: One you missed and one still around

February 17, 2016 It was a two nights, two plays week. One play was here for a short run, and I can only regret that you might have missed it. more »»

On the Water: It was a tough week out on the water

February 17, 2016 So far the month hasn’t exactly kicked off in favor of the outdoorsman. The trend of record rainfall has continued along with very strong wind and some chilly temperatures. more »»

Faces of Faith: Brown water, bright light

February 17, 2016 Brown water. That’s what’s been coursing down the Caloosahatchee River this week. Brown water from Lake Okeechobee. more »»

At the Library: Meet Kerryn Reid at the Captiva Memorial Library

February 17, 2016 Adult Program Series Afternoon Sojourns: All Programs start at 4 p.m. and are open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity - no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. more »»

Poetic License: Please, not another valentine

February 17, 2016 (The Wood Nymph) From the forests of reverie She calls again to me, Dryad of my dreams, Forever young and timeless, Radiant in the heavy lig. more »»

On the Water: February: beginning to the end of the cold season

February 10, 2016 Winter in Southwest Florida is no comparison to the colder climates to our north. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Barbee talks innovation with Rotary Club

February 10, 2016 In the opening narration of Star Wars, Capt. Kirk raises the idea of innovation by saying “to boldly go where no man has gone before”. more »»

Faces of Faith: Prayer: Is it still relevant?

February 10, 2016 We live in troubled times; financial turmoil, war in the Middle East, an immigration crisis. more »»

Shell Shocked: Memory man

February 10, 2016 I was having trouble finding things in my house recently. I’d put my reading glasses down somewhere and couldn’t locate them minutes later. I realized they were sitting on top of my head. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Varnish leaf resembles hydrangea

February 10, 2016 Plant Subject: Varnish Leaf (Dodonaea viscosa) First impression: Sea foam green, stiff heart shaped petals with pink to red tinting. These petals are fused forming a pouch in the middle. more »»

Living Sanibel: Red-shouldered hawk uses nests for generations; red-tailed hawk largest in Florida

February 10, 2016 Red-shouldered Hawk When you spot a hawk anywhere in Florida, odds are that it is a red-shouldered hawk. more »»



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