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Theater Notes: The triumph of ‘Sylvia’

April 30, 2015 A perfectly thrilling night at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater was joyfully spent on April 16, opening night of an eight performance run of one of my favorite A.R. Gurney plays, the classic “Sylvia. more »»

At the Library: The path to success begins at the Captiva Memorial Library

April 30, 2015 “Superlife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome” by Darin Olien “Eat. Drink. Detox. Breathe. Neutralize. Good health is that simple. more »»

Living Sanibel: Crying uncle with ants

April 22, 2015 Sugar Ants While there may well be a species that goes by the common name, sugar ant, I find little reason to search for it. more »»

Poetic License: Mami, I’m living your dream

April 22, 2015 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»

Theater Notes: Homage to Anne Frank, reflection on the season

April 22, 2015 One of my favorite directors, Annette Trossbach at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, has brought to southwest Florida so many fine productions. more »»

At the Library: Find new perspectives in fiction at the Captiva Memorial Library

April 22, 2015 “The Trace” by Forrest Gander “‘The Trace’ is a masterful, poetic novel about a journey through Mexico taken by a couple recovering from a world shattere. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Templin’s ‘Unsinkable Women’ coming to Sanibel

April 22, 2015 Here’s a story you’ve heard before, a man walks into a bar in New York City.  There’s only one seat open at the bar and that is where he is destined to sit. more »»

Faces on Faith: As the season winds down

April 22, 2015 Now that the season is winding down, those of us at Sanibel Baptist Church are able to look back over the winter months with rejoicing and gratitude. more »»

On the Water: Big fish are moving into area waters

April 22, 2015 Inshore, anglers noted an increase in tarpon and blacktip shark hook-ups in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. more »»

Shell Shocked: Trying to put two thoughts together

April 22, 2015 They say that when you get older your memory starts to go and that you can’t put thoughts together that lead to a logical conclusion. They say that your mind begins to wander. more »»

Center Stage: Easy to see why this show is a hit

April 22, 2015 Will Prather’s touring production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” made Fort Myers its final stop on its successful national jaunt across country. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

April 22, 2015 First impression: Teeny tiny red, lavender and white flowers blooming from stiff stems at the top of a very dramatic plant. Its leaves are shades of magenta, pink and greens. more »»

On the Water: Easter weekend brought good fishing

April 15, 2015 Fishing gained momentum with each passing day over the week while rebounding from a recent cold front that blew through, dropping temperatures and bring plenty of wind  As Easter weekend approached,... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Homeless problem discussed at Rotary meeting

April 15, 2015 Mental health, drug addiction, joblessness, and desperation lead many to a life on the street all across our nation and Lee County, Florida is no exception. more »»

Faces on Faith: Advertising nothing

April 15, 2015 It goes without saying that regular network television treats us to advertisements for a seemingly endless array of items that one never believed one needed. more »»

Shell Shocked: Whiners Club complains about being in Sanibel

April 15, 2015 The American Whiners Club had its convention recently in Sanibel and, boy, did they whine about everything. First some members complained because they thought the convention was going to be in Pari. more »»

Center Stage: Nothing plain about Jane

April 15, 2015 “Jane the Plain” currently playing at the Theatre Conspiracy is a funny, odd, sort of Greek tragedy, laced look at that weird sort of time in our lives known as high schoo. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Shaving-Brush tree (Pseudobombax ellipticum)

April 15, 2015 First impression: Oodles of hot pink thread-like stamens frosted in yellow pollen. The flowers are curled, like ribbons in a soft tan hue surrounding these silky hairs. more »»

Living Sanibel: Nile monitor lizard

April 15, 2015 Currently known to exist in seven south Florida counties, the Nile monitor lizard represents a serious potential environmental threat. This powerful lizard is a carnivor. more »»

Poetic License: My First Haircut

April 15, 2015 After her second child was stillborn, my mother made a “promesa,” a promise to the Virgin that in return for a healthy male child, she would not cut his hai. more »»



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