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What's Blooming in Paradise: Add some fragrance to the garden with gardenias

May 18, 2016 Plant Subject: Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) First impression: Ahhh, there is no mistaking this fragrance. I see bouquets of white and cameo in rose shaped flowers blanketing this gorgeous shrub. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learning from the past

May 18, 2016 For two, or three years now I have been undertaking what I call my “Presidential Project.” In essence, I am reading a biography of each of our presidents in chronological orde. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learning from the past

May 18, 2016 For two, or three years now I have been undertaking what I call my “Presidential Project.” In essence, I am reading a biography of each of our presidents in chronological orde. more »»

Shell Shocked: The ugly alligator

May 11, 2016 Once upon a time in the far off land of Sanibel lived a tribe of alligators. They were one of two tribes existing in Sanibel at the time. The other species were human beings. more »»

Living Sanibel: Babcock Ranch offers unique window into ‘cracker’ past

May 11, 2016 Babcock Ranch is a working ranch that offers a 90-minute bus ride, Babcock Wilderness Adventures—Swamp Buggy Eco-Tours. While that may look good on a brochure, it is a bit misleading. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Passiflora great butterfly attractor

May 11, 2016 Plant Subject: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata and/or suberosa) First impression: Efferial, exotic, shades of lavender, five petal flowers that remind me of orchid blooms on a vine. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 8, 1945?

May 11, 2016 (Featured on NPR Latino USA) Playing hooky at the New Amsterdam movie theatre on 42nd Street and coming out after sitting through “Behind the Rising Sun” and “Commandos Strike At Dawn,” blinded... more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 11, 2016 With the close of April, it brings an end to snook season and May begins the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Mueller talks trash at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meeting

May 11, 2016 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary engaged in a little trash talking a few weeks ago. Trash talking, not about sports, not about politics, and not about other service clubs on the islands. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reflections on race and Huckleberry Finn

May 11, 2016 How long has it been since you read “Huckleberry Finn?” Fifty, maybe 60 years ago, as it was for me? So why did I sign up for the three session course offered at the Congregational UCC Church in... more »»

Shell Shocked: A doppelganger in Sanibel

May 4, 2016 Have you had your identity stolen as yet? Just wait. Your turn may be coming. I had a dream last week that a doppelganger was making the rounds in Sanibel using my credit cards. more »»

Living Sanibel: Alligator Creek Preserve offers true Florida experience

May 4, 2016 Located on Burnt Store Road in Punta Gorda, the Alligator Creek Preserve is the most well-known and visited park of the nonprofit Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), which provides... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Sea Grapes a treasure for the garden

May 4, 2016 Plant Subject: Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera) First impression: Jumbo, ping pong paddle shaped, stiff green leaves. Cascades of chartreuse peas in the draping form resembling grapes. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 6, 1937?

May 4, 2016 (Broadcast on NPR Morning Edition 2007) In the late afternoon pounding the pink “Spaldeen” ball between the screened windows of the Telephone Building on 13th Street in our slum version of... more »»

‘James and the Giant Peach’ playing at Broadway Palm

May 4, 2016 “James and the Giant Peach,” by Roald Dahl, started as a classic children’s boo. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings good fishing

May 4, 2016 The full moon in April generally brings strong tides and good fishing — and that’s what occurred over the past week as anglers found fishing success for a variety of species. more »»

Faces on Faith: Symbols to inspire our hands, hearts and souls

May 4, 2016 Last week the Gulf was so churned up that the sound of the surf traveled all the way back into our little cul-de-sac off of West Gulf Drive. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Herb Strauss Story: A Tale of Courage and Commitment

April 27, 2016 As you all know, Sanibel has a theater named after Herb  Strauss. Not too many people remember who Herb Strauss was. I remember. I’m proud to say that Herb Strauss was a friend of mine. more »»

Living Sanibel: American crow and fish crow can live to be 14 years old

April 27, 2016 American Crow The only place where the American crow is uncommon is along the coast, where it is often replaced by the fish crow, a slightly smaller, but similar species. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ixora has more than 300 species of shrubs and trees

April 27, 2016 Plant Subject: Ixora (Ixora hybrids) First impression: Bright, lipstick red, slender tubes that end with four petals. more »»

 
 

 

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