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In the Garden: Variegated ginger – add color to shady areas

February 1, 2017 Plant subject: variegated ginger ‘Alpinia Zerumbet Variegata’ The variegated ginger is a beautifully striped plant with green and yellow foliage that many homeowners and gardeners utilize as part of... more »»

Poetic License: Daylight is for Suckers

February 1, 2017 Poem Noir I am Voice Over and all I can tell you for sure is this: daylight is for suckers, for nameless girls by the pool, the body flying off the roof — waking up with amnesia; nighttime’s for... more »»

Theater Notes: Two more must-sees

February 1, 2017 I love the spirit of live theater that is available to us here on the island and across the causeway. On Saturday, I saw two examples that I will urge you to go see. more »»

Theater Notes: ‘Lend Me A Tenor,’ a song to sing

January 25, 2017 Are you up for a whacky, zany and delicious farce complete with operatic music and one of the finest casts ever assembled on this island? That’s what “Lend Me A Tenor,” now on the boards at BIG ARTS... more »»

Poetic License: The runner

January 25, 2017 How many runs left to find my way home? Returning keeps turning me further away, Dead ends and detours to endlessly roam. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Postmortem: Demise of civic/cultural core project

January 25, 2017 Sanibel Civic/Cultural Core Center project will not go forward. more »»

Faces on Faith: Remembering Sister Frances

January 25, 2017 I recently got word that Sister Frances Carr had died. She wasn’t a Roman Catholic nun - she was a Shaker. One of the last Shakers living at Sabbathday  Lake, in New Gloucester, Maine. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hear ye, hear ye, hearings

January 25, 2017 The U.S. Congress seems to spend an awful lot of time conducting hearing. more »»

Living Sanibel: The striped mud turtle is one of the smallest turtles in the world

January 25, 2017 Striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii) One of the smallest turtles in the world, the striped mud turtle is rarely longer than five inches. more »»

In the Garden: Tropical delight: bananas

January 25, 2017 What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reconciliation vs Retribution

January 18, 2017 In December the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial. He was the first Japanese leader to do so. more »»

On the Water: Stone cold front stalls fishing in the area

January 18, 2017 Fishing was good ahead of the cold front that brought strong winds heading into the weekend, especially offshore fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: A brand new game

January 18, 2017 The American public worships our national sports: football, baseball, golf and basketball. All four major sports have thrived during the past twenty year. more »»

In the Garden: Aloe vera:A soothing plant

January 18, 2017 Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our south Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits. more »»

Theater Notes: Three plays worth going off island for

January 18, 2017 How lucky we are to have such a rich and provocative theater in Southwest Florida. I was really lucky. I saw three marvelous plays all in one weekend. And I don’t use the word marvelous lightl. more »»

Living Sanibel: Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area

January 18, 2017 Visiting the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a change of pace from state parks, tourist attractions, or wildlife preserves. more »»

Poetic License: Villanelle of the Senior Tennis Round Robin

January 18, 2017 (For Carmine Marotta) Returning each morning to dust and clay, We brave the ibuprophened shore To beat oblivion one more day. more »»

'Lend Me A Tenor,' a song to sing

January 16, 2017 Are you up for a whacky, zany and delicious farce complete with operatic music and one of the finest casts ever assembled on this island? That’s what “Lend Me A Tenor,” now on the boards at BIG ART... more »»

Shell Shocked: The punchless punch line

January 11, 2017 Some people can tell an awful joke well and get laughs. more »»

Center Stage: Spellbinding ‘Phantom’ enchants Broadway Palm audience

January 11, 2017 “Phantom”, the musical by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit currently on the Broadway Palm’s stage is the far less known show, than Andrew Lloyd Weber’s version, however, it too is drawn from the same... more »»



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