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Shell Shocked: An interview with Santa Claus

December 17, 2014 It’s a few days before Christmas and Santa Claus has been very busy.  He’s working hard at his studio in the North Pole to get gifts ready for all the children of the world. more »»

Theater Notes: Extraordinary Christmas Carol

December 17, 2014 A drive down to Naples and The Gulfshore Playhouse will bring you the most amazing and unique theater experience of the season. more »»

Poetic License: The Night Before Christmas on Sanibel Isle

December 17, 2014 ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle, Not a gator was stirring, not our one crocodile. The Roseate Spoonbills wore pink underwear While Flamingos slept with one leg in the ai. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

December 17, 2014 First impression: Christmas red, tiny bright blossoms cover a very well armed plant. Thorns (aka barbs) blanket every stem of this low growing shrub. Leaves are green and sparse. more »»

Living Sanibel: The common grackle

December 17, 2014 Common Grackle The grackle is one of the most common birds found in southwest Florid. more »»

At the Library: Cupcake ‘treets’ and stories at Dec. 20 holiday celebration

December 17, 2014 Happy Holidays! At 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Captiva Memorial Library, kids and families will enjoy holiday stories, poetry and make a holiday tree out of cupcake wrappers. more »»

Faces on Faith: Discovering the sacred in the ordinary

December 10, 2014 John Westerhoff often describes faith communities as “story-formed communities - people on pilgrimages through time, through seasons of profane time made holy by the external cycle of sacred time... more »»

At the Library: Music to your eyes

December 10, 2014 Captiva Memorial Library has books of note for readers who are musically inclined: “Decomposition: A Music Manifesto” by Andrew Durkin “‘Decomposition’ is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative... more »»

Poetic License: The night Kiwanis books expired

December 10, 2014 O, the night Kiwanis books expired I never shall forge. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii)

December 10, 2014 First impression: My eye is drawn to the cluster of colorful small fruits that are small and change from green to orange to black when ripe. more »»

Living Sanibel: The spectacular cedar waxwing

December 10, 2014 The cedar waxwing is a spectacular sighting when encountered, though it is not a common bird in Florida. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: Evaluating Lowell Nesbitt’s ‘Iris on Gold’

December 10, 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 Pop Realist master, Lowell Nesbitt (b. 1933 - d. more »»

Shell Shocked: The birds and the bees

December 10, 2014 A dad is squirming and sweating. He has dreaded this moment for a long time but knew that someday he’d have to deal with it. His son is seated across the kitchen table also squirming and sweatin. more »»

Center Stage: Happy as an angel, merry as a school-boy in latest Christmas production

December 10, 2014 As its 162nd production, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre offered up a musical edition of the Charles Dickens’s classic holiday “A Christmas Carol. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Giant Crinum Lily (Crinum asiaticum)

December 3, 2014 First impression: Exotic spiderlike shaped flowers in casein white petals. The blossom is supersized about the size of your fully extended hand. more »»

At the Library: Captiva Memorial Library offers spellbinding stories of dreams and perils

December 3, 2014 "The Edge of the Earth" by Christina Schwartz “In 1898, a woman forsakes the comfort of home and family for a love that takes her to a remote lighthouse on the wild coast of California. more »»

Living Sanibel: The American alligator

December 3, 2014 The alligator, along with birds, survived the fifth extinction some 65.5 million years ago at the end of the Jurassic period. Its lineage goes back 230 million years. more »»

Faces on Faith: Why would the son of God be born in a barn?

December 3, 2014 Sunday, Nov. 30, marked the beginning of the Christian season of advent. Advent means “coming. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rock and Roll Waltz memories at the Dunes Club House

December 3, 2014 Does anyone out there remember: What was the  No. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to rid yourself of too many people in your life

December 3, 2014 Each of us has many people in our lives. It’s time to do some housecleaning, the same kind of process we each go through when we’ve accumulated too many objects in our homes. more »»



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