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What's Blooming in Paradise: Ylang-Ylang Tree (Cananga odorata)

March 18, 2015 First impression: Cascading, pendulous, twisted, yellowish green flowers that remind me of curled ribbons. These unique flowers emerge from the leaf axils which are large oblong and dark green. more »»

Living Sanibel: Eastern mole

March 18, 2015 In Florida the eastern mole rarely builds the characteristic molehill. Instead it prefers to make long continuous tunnels just beneath the surface of the earth. more »»

Theater Notes: Trafficking patience

March 18, 2015 There’s no review this week. But, for a change, here’s a chance for you to review a short, two-character play I wrote. more »»

Poetic License: ‘Did I See Versailles . . .?’

March 18, 2015 When 20-year old Robert Hilliard, now a Sanibel resident, returned home from Europe after World War II as a Purple Heart combat infantry veteran, he found that many people had no inkling of what war... more »»

At the Library: Military writing featured

March 18, 2015 Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings, is a hit in Captiva (open to the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary has FGCU President as featured speaker

March 10, 2015 "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"…W. B. Yeat. more »»

Faces on Faith: A little dab will do you!

March 10, 2015 Dry, wild hair? Try Brylcreem. more »»

Theater Notes: A must-see world premiere

March 10, 2015 Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples has given us a powerful, riveting drama that all serious theater-lovers must go see. The play is “The Butcher. more »»

Shell Shocked: The day wildlife took a vacation

March 10, 2015 Six egrets, two alligators, two piano birds and one pair of rusty binoculars. No, this isn’t a new stanza to a famous Christmas carol. It’s all we saw at "Ding" Darling recently. How embarrassing. more »»

Living Sanibel: Man oh man: It’s up to us

March 10, 2015 Modern mitochondrial DNA evidence indicates that all modern humanoids originated in southeastern Africa, possibly near what is now Tanzania, approximately 160,000-200,000 years ago. more »»

At the Library: Sojourns skips March 18

March 10, 2015 Wednesday, March 18, Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings, will not be hel. more »»

Living Sanibel: Tackle the feisty fighter, Florida's surf fish

February 25, 2015 Ladyfish The nickname “poor man’s tarpon” says volumes about this feisty, miniature relative of the tarpon. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Silver Buttonwood (Conocarpus erecta var.sericeus)

February 25, 2015 First impression: Pimpled, leather-like and pea-shaped in shades of cranberry red to chocolate brown. These fruits and seeds are clustered around oodles of stems and branches. more »»

Poetic License: Denial

February 25, 2015 It was not in another country Nor in another time. There was no music playing And we did not dance or dine. more »»

At the Library: Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns series

February 25, 2015 Wednesday, March 4 Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings, will not be held. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair a huge hit…again

February 25, 2015 Well, we did it.  Sanibel Captiva Rotary’s Arts & Crafts Fair was an outstanding succes. more »»

Faces on Faith: The new guy on the block: A letter of thanks from the heart of a Pastor

February 25, 2015 As the Pastor of the newest church on the Island, I want to express my deepest appreciation for the warm and loving welcome that I as a Pastor, and Sanibel Baptist Church as a whole, have received... more »»

Shell Shocked: Beware the brides of March

February 25, 2015 March will be roaring in like a lion. And, hopefully, it will go out like a lamb, as it’s supposed to. It will be a very busy month. more »»

Center Stage: Theatre Conspiracy hits another high note with ‘Good People’

February 25, 2015 Theatre Conspiracy offered a wonderful and subtly surprising treat this season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s emotionally intriguing “Good People. more »»

Theater Notes: The theater critic as actor

February 25, 2015 This is pure vanity. Like a stage-struck kid, I went for an audition for a play as part of the BIG ARTS Community Theater effort. I got the par. more »»

 
 

 

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