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Shell Shocked: Are we being fired or downsized?

August 24, 2012 “We would like you to submit your resignation.” “Now why would I want to submit my resignation? I like it here.” “Well, if you don’t submit your resignation, we’re going to can you anyway. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Macadamia Nut Tree

August 24, 2012 First Impression: Fuzzy, creamy flowers that remind me of slender bottle cleaners dripping from a petite tree. These flowers before the fruit are going to become everybody’s favorite snac. more »»

Living Sanibel: Snail Kite

August 10, 2012 In the early 1960s, this neo-tropical species had been reduced to a remnant population of a scarce 25 birds. The DDT ban and the restoration of apple snail habitat resulted in a dramatic rebound. more »»

Poetic License: Emails from Poetswife3

August 10, 2012 FROM: TO: cyberp@yenta. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel Shelling -- next great Olympic sport

August 10, 2012 Now that the Olympics are just about over it's time to reflect on what might have been, how the games could be improved and how they would be of greater appeal to the residents of Sanibel. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Golden Shower Tree

August 10, 2012 First impression: Delicate-cascading-exotic sunny yellow blooms that are hidden until you actually stand right under this gorgeous tropical trees canopy. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to Make Absentee Ballot Voting More Personal

August 3, 2012 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 »»

Investing in pro, amateur sports good for Lee County

August 3, 2012 A recent local news story painted the picture of Lee County officials extravagantly spending taxpayer dollars to hold private parties in baseball stadium skyboxes. That is simply not the cas. more »»

Living Sanibel: Mound Key

August 3, 2012 Located in the heart of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, Mound Key is the ancient home of the Calusa Indians and the highest point of land in Lee County. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: The Giant Crinum Lili

August 3, 2012 First impression: Exotic spider like shaped flowers in casein white petals. The blossom is supersized about the size of your fully extended hand. more »»

At the Captiva Library: Free Museum Passes

August 3, 2012 The Captiva Memorial Library now offers a Free Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Pass for check-out by anyone who holds a valid Lee County Library System car. more »»

Bold leadership needed to protect Caloosahatchee and Everglades

July 27, 2012 The past six years, drought has seriously impacted Caloosahatchee water quality and devastated estuarine and freshwater habitats — habitats that are nurseries for protected species, recreational... more »»

At the Captiva Library: Dream Big continues

July 23, 2012 Kids and families! July 26 at 3 p.. more »»

Living Sanibel: Glossy Ibis

July 23, 2012 Like the cattle egret’s natural migration, the glossy ibis probably made its way to this side of the Atlantic from Western Africa via the trade winds or possibly caught up in hurricane winds. more »»

Poetic License: Dejection on a Florida Summer Afternoon

July 23, 2012 On this ominous afternoon I’ve had my fill of Florida, My fill of alligator-friendly heat, Of red weather Bursting from the TV screen Into a dark angry clot Over our fail-safe houses And alien lawn... more »»

Shell Shocked: Who Cares about the Tour de France?

July 23, 2012 The following sequence would be hard for me to imagine. more »»

At the Captiva Library: Divitto Kelly

July 13, 2012 This is the week you have been waiting for! Come to the Captiva Memorial Library: Wednesday July 18th at 6:30 PM, Teens will enjoy an Art Studio with Divitto Kelly. more »»

Shell Shocked: Unlocking the Higgs Bosun Phenomenon

July 13, 2012 A major breakthrough has taken place in quantum physics. more »»

Living Sanibel: One of Venice's best-kept secrets

July 13, 2012 Considered one of Venice’s best-kept secrets, the Venice Area Audubon Society’s Rookery, or VAAS Rookery, is a very small island in the middle of an equally small lak. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Reed Orchid

July 13, 2012 Plant Subject: Reed Orchid (Epidendrum ibaguense) First impression: Striking, exotic, five petals with a sixth larger iconic orchid-lobed lip in yellows, oranges and red. more »»



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