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What's Blooming in Paradise: Calico Flower

October 26, 2012 Plant Subject: Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) First impression: Ethereal, exotic, lush calico pattern in maroons and yellow on a Sci-Fi shaped flowe. more »»

At the Library: A healthier you

October 26, 2012 Here’s to your health! Popular new titles from the shelves of the Captiva Memorial Library: The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! : The Mayo Clinic Plan for Preventing and Conquering Heart Diseas... more »»

Faces on Faith: Ultimate power and hope in small things

October 19, 2012 While on vacation last year, my husband and I decided to go and see the paintings of Andrew Wyeth in Rockland, Maine. I regret that we had not done it sooner. more »»

At the Library: Enjoy a good novel

October 19, 2012 The Captiva Memorial Library offers novels for your enjoyment: The Emerald Storm by William Dietrich?“The year is 1803. more »»

Poetic License: Avis Magnus* Defunded Est

October 19, 2012 Avis Magnus* Defunded Est Cato the Elder incorporated the words 'Carthage must be destroyed !' (Cartago delenda est) into every speech he made in the Senate, no matter what the subject of the matte... more »»

Shell Shocked: A free woman's makeover almost costs me a brain damage makeover

October 19, 2012 I had nothing but the noblest intentions. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Blue Plumbago

October 19, 2012 Plant Subject: Blue Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) ? First impression: Cerulean blue sky color adorns five delicate petal flowers that remind me of vintage phlox. more »»

Chef's Corner: Venison is naturally tender

October 12, 2012 In 1950, a countess named Amelia Nani Moncenigo visited the famous Harry’s Bar in Venic. more »»

Faces on Faith: A Titanic responsibility

October 12, 2012 While vacationing this summer at my sister’s home, an undiagnosed illness gave me plenty of time to watch James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic. more »»

Faces on Faith: Religious tolerance is a virtue

October 5, 2012 My dad sat me down when I was very young and told me there were three things you didn’t discuss in public: religion, politics and, well, you know what. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reminders of who we could be

September 28, 2012 When I heard about the recent death of Neil Armstrong, I was struck by the fact that his famous first steps on the moon happened over 40 years ago. more »»

Shell Shocked: True or false tests lead to true or false success

September 27, 2012 True or false?  True or false tests are the gold standard in educational testing.  This statement is true because the true or false technique enables students to hold onto information longer. more »»

Poetic License: Casey on the Mound

September 27, 2012 Casey on the Mound: October 5, 1941 (4th World Series Game, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) The outlook was so brilliant for the Brooklyn Nine that day, The score stood four to three with but one inning... more »»

Living Sanibel: The Cooper's Hawk

September 27, 2012 Considered to be one of the world’s most agile and skillful fliers, the Cooper’s hawk readily cuts through tangles of bush, tree limbs, and heavy cover in search of prey. more »»

Faces on Faith: Multitude of choices for worship

September 21, 2012 It’s getting close to dinner time. My wife and I have had busy days and neither of us has much energy for cooking. “Let’s go out for dinner,” I suggest. Now comes the quandar. more »»

Living Sanibel: The Purple Gallinule

September 21, 2012 Clearly related to the coot, common moorhen, and the recently imported European bird, purple swamp hen, the purple gallinule is a member of the rail family of birds. more »»

Poetic License: Icarophobia

September 21, 2012 Am I afraid of flying or falling? The sight of the plane stuffs Adam’s apple deep down my throat, heart plunges into belly. Forehead sweats ice. more »»

Shell Shocked: Talking Nuts with a Squirrel

September 21, 2012 A squirrel kept appearing in my backyard with different nuts.  Since I, too, fancied myself a nut gourmet I decided to compare notes. “Yo, squirrel, get over here. more »»

Captiva Holiday Village seeks sponsors

September 21, 2012 A number of local businesses have already signed on as sponsors for this year’s Captiva Holiday Village, but organizers say additional sponsorships are welcome. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Starfruit Tree

September 21, 2012 Plant Subject: Starfruit Tree (Averrhoa carambola) First impression: Shimmery green to orangey yellow clumping, cascading, star-shaped edged, oblong fruit dripping from a small tre. more »»



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