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On the Water: Wind, wind and even more wind!

November 10, 2016 To say the past week on the water was windy would be an understatement. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Guide dog training a labor-intensive endeavor

November 10, 2016 Just as Rotarians entered the Dunes Club house last week, for our weekly breakfast meeting, you couldn’t miss the elephant in the room . . . more »»

Shell Shocked: The spy who blundered in from the cold

November 10, 2016 There were a number of movies made during World War II to bolster the spirit and morale of the home front. more »»

In the Garden: Staghorn fern: vegetated art

November 10, 2016 The staghorn fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa and America. more »»

Shell Shocked: Another victim of addiction

November 3, 2016 The room I entered was spartan and dingy. It was a typical meeting room for individuals who suffered from shame, remorse, addiction and guilt. I was one of them. I had no choice. more »»

Living Sanibel: The LOST Trail

November 3, 2016 The 110-mile Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, popularly known as the LOST Trail, encircles the second-largest freshwater lake in the continental United States (Lake Michigan being the largest. more »»

In the Garden: Running wild over the beaches

November 3, 2016 Watch out for Florida’s Railroad Vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it comes racing into to your landscape today. more »»

Poetic License: Pianos for primates

November 3, 2016 More than 130 guests dressed in jungle attire paid $150 each to attend Pianos for Primates, a fund-raiser aimed not at raising funds to teach chimpanzees Chopin or baboons Beethoven but to... more »»

Faces on Faith: ‘Blowin in the Wind’

November 3, 2016 “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. more »»

On the Water: Enjoying the first cool front of the season

November 3, 2016 Our first real cool front that brought a couple days of strong north winds arrived over the weekend. Fishing ahead of the front was good despite breezy days. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to make absentee ballot voting more personal

October 26, 2016 I vote by absentee ballot because I’m not in Sanibel during voting time. There’s something very impersonal about putting x’s on a piece of paper and sending it off in the mail to record your vote. more »»

In the Garden: Sun grown bromeliad

October 26, 2016 The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3,475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa and throughout South Americ. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lemon Bay Park

October 26, 2016 The people of Sarasota County exhibited some real foresight in 1986 when they purchased the first 48 acres of Lemon Bay Park as part of a $20 million county bond referendu. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Warm welcome back to returning Rotarians

October 26, 2016 The welcoming back of our Rotarian Snowbirds has officially started. Old friends are coming back and season is not far away. more »»

Faces on Faith: Lost in the middle class

October 26, 2016 Did you know most Americans consider themselves to be part of the middle class, whether they are or not? In fact, one survey, conducted by the Huffington Post, revealed that 88 percent of those... more »»

On the Water: Windy week creates fishing challenges

October 26, 2016 The good news over the past week was cooler weather and strong full moon tides. For the bad, the strong northeast winds that accompanied the cool down stuck around much of the week. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during and after the storm

October 19, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, we were lucky on our side of the state. With the exception of a couple breezy days, we were pretty much unaffected. more »»

Shell Shocked: A man for all seasons

October 19, 2016 “Hi, Art. How are things in Sanibel?” a friend asks. “I don’t know. I’m not there at the moment.” “But I thought you lived in Sanibel.” “I live there during the winter months only. more »»

Living Sanibel: Black-and-white warbler and white-eyed vireo

October 19, 2016 Black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia) An absolutely stunning black-and-white pattern greets the lucky birder who happens upon one of these warblers. more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite

October 19, 2016 (continued) III Language (Lenguaje) She was less than five feet tall and couldn’t read or write and never learned more than a few words in English but she put me and my cousins to sleep every... more »»

 
 

 

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