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Faces on Faith: Try a 'word of the year' instead of resolutions

January 21, 2020 Eighty percent! According to U.S. News and World Report, that’s the number of people who have failed in keeping their new year’s resolutions by the middle of … February. more »»

Shell Shocked: A life shattering question: Is it late afternoon or early evening?

January 21, 2020 A friend of mine called to get together one day. He suggested that we meet in the late afternoon. I told him I preferred to meet with him in the early evening. “What’s the difference?” he asked. more »»

In The Garden: Dwarf hibiscus is a small plant with big impact

January 21, 2020 Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and is known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. more »»

Center Stage: Fort Myers Community Concerts opens season with hit

January 21, 2020 The Fort Myers Community Concerts kicked off its 71st season in grand style last wee. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Amaretto Cake

January 21, 2020 A moist and delicious cake that I serve for special occasions, it can be made with variety of berries or fruits in season. It can also be made into individual servings, making it easier to serve. more »»

Poetic License: 'How I Became A Poet'

January 21, 2020 They took my dried umbilical cord And pressed it between two pages Of a book of poetry by Luis Muñoz Rivera. more »»

Sustainability depends on switching Sanibel to renewable energy sources

January 14, 2020 On Sanibel, we pride ourselves as leaders on environment, conservation and sustainability. And Sanibel has more to lose from the effects of climate change than almost any other place in the country. more »»

Safe at Sea: The saltwater slalom

January 14, 2020 Florida’s saltwater boating slalom is better known as cruising on the Gulf waters during stone crab season. From October to May, it becomes a challenge for all boaters — and a few boaters’ nightmar. more »»

Faces on Faith: State declares day of fasting, repentance

January 14, 2020 On this date in 1697, the people of Massachusetts observed a day of fasting and repentance for the Salem witch trials occurring in 1692. more »»

Shell Shocked: Cocktail chatter

January 14, 2020 Cocktail parties are usually fun. You get to meet old friends as well as new people. You engage in friendly conversations and are caught up in the news of the day. more »»

In The Garden: Starburst clerodendrum bursts with blooms

January 14, 2020 Starburst clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful, flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garde. more »»

Center Stage: 'Grumpy Old Men' is a giggling good time at the Broadway Palm

January 14, 2020 Since the first production at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers for 2020 is “Grumpy Old Men: The Musical,” I feel I must warn you to fasten your seat belts folks, it’s going to be a... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Hot Smoked Salmon

January 14, 2020 There are two ways to smoke salmon: cold-smoking and hot-smoking. Each technique imparts a very different flavor. more »»

Coyotes on our islands

January 7, 2020 Over the past months we have increasingly heard about coyotes on our islands. more »»

Why do some water-related projects take so long?

January 7, 2020 Not long after the 2018 outbreaks of blue-green algae and red tide subsided, newly-elected Gov. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear presentation on 'Fighting Testicular Cancer'

January 7, 2020 Wishing that this new year brings with it a happy and fulfilling life. It is a time to look forward and a time to think forward. more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating quiz — would you pass or fail?

January 7, 2020 For many of us returning from a summer spent up north, it might be the beginning of a new boating season. Upon our arrival, we look forward to returning our boat to the water. more »»

Faces on Faith: Holiday highs, lows

January 7, 2020 So, I wonder if we have come down from what I call the “Holiday High”? I would guess that for many of us, it is traditional to host festive gatherings, travel to visit family, attend special holiday... more »»

Shell Shocked: The Sanibel Field of Dreams

January 7, 2020 I was returning home to Sanibel late one evening recently. It was around 2 a.m. I was tired and cranky and lambasted myself for allowing good conversation and a fine dinner to keep me up so late. more »»

In The Garden: Blue Butterfly Bush loves sub-tropical environment

January 7, 2020 The Blue Butterfly Bush (Rotheca myricoides) is part of the Verbena family of tropical flowering plants that love the sub-tropical environment of our area. more »»



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