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Living Sanibel: Osceola Wild Turkey named after Seminole chief

September 30, 2015 The male wild turkey is the heaviest bird living in Florida. Almost entirely terrestrial, this huge gobbler is nonetheless capable of short, powerful flights, seldom exceeding a quarter of a mile. more »»

Poetic License: Casey on the Mound: Oct. 5, 1941

September 30, 2015 (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 left to play. more »»

At the Library: Books at the Captiva Memorial Library examine current trends and practices

September 30, 2015 “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson “For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming meeting famous shamees, shamers, and... more »»

On the Water: It’s a good time to fish, despite the heat

September 16, 2015 Once remnants of Tropical Storm Erika moved off, the sunshine returned just in time for the opening of snook season. more »»

Poetic License: Riding Out Wilma

September 16, 2015 I Eleven o’clock. Category two. The reds, yellows and greens Of Wilma’s eyes glare From the motel room TV screen: Wilma spirals and spins — Landfall in five hours. more »»

Faces of Faith: ‘Clean the slate’ Jewish holiday starting

September 16, 2015 For Jews, another year has gone by. Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New year, begins at sundown on September 13. Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement, starts at sundown on September 22. more »»

Shell Shocked: Birds of a feather

September 16, 2015 It was a lovely day in Sanibel, but the sky above was more crowded than usual. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: New Zealand Blueberry Flax contain flowers all year round

September 16, 2015 First impression: Green and cream colored stripes running vertical on grass shaped long leaves. My mind has a flashback to the 60s and recall spider plants that were in every groovy home. more »»

Living Sanibel: Mangrove Tree Crab important food source for many species

September 16, 2015 The mangrove crab is an important food source for several specialized species of birds, as well as a number of fish species that frequent the labyrinth-like root systems of the red mangrove during... more »»

At the Library: New books at the Captiva Memorial Library inspire living the good life

September 16, 2015 “The Road to Character” by David Brooks “With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David... more »»

On the Water: September means transition to cooler days

September 9, 2015 With the arrival of September, it’s only a few weeks before we break out of the hot days of summer and transition to the cooler days of autumn. more »»

Faces of Faith: A road trip to Wichita

September 9, 2015 Many years ago my parents owned a bookstore--well, actually, a gift and bookstore.  But for my mother it was the book part that really counted. more »»

Shell Shocked: The balance of nature

September 9, 2015 I recently convened a meeting of representatives from many of the wildlife species in Sanibel. more »»

Poetic License: New York Minutes

September 9, 2015 9:37 AM, Sept. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ offers great night of song

September 9, 2015 As the 168th production, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre has hit “pay dirt” by making it a grand night of singing with the presentation “Some Enchanted Evening. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Golden Coconut Palm among favorite for island feel

September 9, 2015 Plant Subject: Golden Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera ‘Malayan Dwarf’) First impression: Silky creamy tiny flowers in the effervescent cascade typical of palms. more »»

Living Sanibel: Stump Pass Beach State Park

September 9, 2015 Located in the northwest corner of Charlotte County on the southern tip of Manasota Key, this mile-long stretch of sand is a combination of a great sunbathing beach and a fascinating hike into a... more »»

At the Library: New fiction books at the Captiva Memorial Library

September 9, 2015 “Sisters of Heart and Snow” by Margaret Dilloway “The award-winning author of ‘How to Be and American Housewife’ returns with a poignant story of estranged sisters, forced together by family... more »»

Shell Shocked: Never quit, never give up

September 2, 2015 When is it time to quit? Today’s lesson in living has to do with knowing just when to quit and when not to give up. This guy goes into a bar holding a live head under his arms. more »»

Sea lavender a great butterfly attractant

September 2, 2015 Plant Subject: Sea Lavender (Argusia gnaphalodes) First impression: Teeny, tiny white flowers with dark red centers in squeezed together clusters at the end of each branch. more »»



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