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What's Blooming in Paradise: Red Kapok Tree (Bombax ceiba)

February 4, 2015 First impression: Vibrant crimson, supersized daylily shaped flowers that sit in a leathery type cup. Oh gosh, oodles of long slender filaments explode from the middle of the bloom. more »»

Living Sanibel: Send in the drones

February 4, 2015 Right now, across the planet, there is a revolution occurring — technology is finding its wings. The merger of flight and microchips will change the face of conservation forever. more »»

Poetic License: Please, not another valentine

February 4, 2015 By Marjorie Pacheco (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 »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary has Sanibel School Resource Officer as guest speaker

February 4, 2015 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary welcomed as our guest speaker recently Sanibel School Resource Officer, John Jakubowski. more »»

Faces on Faith: The healing power of joy

February 4, 2015 Most of us are familiar with the old proverb: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. more »»

Fishing good ahead of front

February 3, 2015 Over the past week anglers fished a myriad of conditions that included overcast days mixed with a little rain, chilly mornings, some very windy days, and a few days with absolutely picture perfect... more »»

Guest Column: Sandy and Dave’s tech toys

January 28, 2015 Recently Dave and I joined more than 160,000 people from 140 countries for the annual Consumer Electronics Show  (CES) in Las Vegas. more »»

Faces on Faith: Paying it forward

January 28, 2015 Two quotes have recently captured my attention, continue to bounce around in my reflections, and challenge me to better living. more »»

At the Library: Music, lectures, book signings top the calendar

January 28, 2015 Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings are well underwa. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Prickly Pear (Opuntia cochinellifera)

January 28, 2015 First impression: Christmas cactus-like blooms in reddish pink. These bright blossoms cover the multitudes of paddle shaped light green pads. more »»

Living Sanibel: C.R.O.W. Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.

January 28, 2015 Established in 1968, CROW is one of the leading wildlife rehabilitation centers in the United States. Under the direction of two full-time staff veterinarians, Dr. more »»

Theater Notes: Totally satisfying theater

January 28, 2015 I like good movies, but I love good plays even more. And one of the finest plays I have seen all season is right now at The Gulfshore Playhouse down in Naples. more »»

Shell Shocked: Saving Sanibel from itself

January 28, 2015 After many sleepless nights and unfulfilling cheeseburgers, I have made a momentous decision in my life. No, friends, it’s not to leave Sanibel. It’s the very opposite. more »»

Poetic License: Surviving fame

January 28, 2015 Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days; Lycidas --- John Milton At the end only one of us will survive. more »»

At the library: Meet the author

January 21, 2015 Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings, is well underwa. more »»

Theater Notes: Two blockbusters so different from one another

January 21, 2015 Here are two plays I urge you not to miss. They come from opposite ends of the theatrical continuu. more »»

Poetic License: Unsaved Document I

January 21, 2015 What if all my moments are still there, Embedded in some microprocessor, Awaiting recovery and editing, Waiting to be relived? Which ones would I save or delete, And which restore exact or alte... more »»

Living Sanibel: Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

January 21, 2015 Established in 1954 to protect some of the last remaining virgin stands of bald and pond cypress trees in the state of Florida, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary encompasses a total of 13,000 acres. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Varnish Leaf (Dodonaea viscosa)

January 21, 2015 First impression: Sea-foam green, stiff, heart-shaped petals with pink to red tinting. These petals are fused, forming a pouch in the middl. more »»



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