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Poetic License: There is a delightful production of a classic Horton Foote play on the stage at Florida Repertory Theatre. It’s a remarkable example of a lively comedy that also has the magic to make you think. Even the title makes you think: “Dividing th

April 1, 2015 Rap Sonnet: We’ll Take Our Poetry We’ll take our poetry from wherever it comes, From seniors in rest homes, from rappers in slums, From housewives in kitchens, slammers in cafés, From yuppies in... more »»

At the Library: New and upcoming nonfiction at the library

April 1, 2015 “17 Carnations: The Royals, The Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History” by Andrew Morton “A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. more »»

Faces on Faith: Christly garments

April 1, 2015 Around the world Christians are observing Holy Week, marking Good Friday with solemn awareness of Jesus’ intense sacrifice in the crucifixion, and his joyous and victorious resurrection on Easter... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians get some ‘investment’ advice

April 1, 2015 “Let’s get physical, physical… I wanna get physical…Let me hear your body talk, your body talk” Olivia Newton-John sung in 1981. Well, let’s be honest. more »»

Shell Shocked: The eye test that lied

April 1, 2015 FLOTDEXC That was the 20-20 vision line on a standard eye test chart when I was a kid. more »»

Center Stage: A rousing bravo to season ending performance

April 1, 2015 The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin ended this season’s Community Concerts on a very high note indeed. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ixora (Ixora hybrids)

April 1, 2015 First impression: Bright, lipstick red, slender tubes that end with four petals. I find it interesting that 50-60 of these small flowers collectively form into a large pompon like blossom. more »»

Living Sanibel: Florida Stinking Roach

April 1, 2015 A native to Florida, it is easy enough to mistake this insect for its African cousin, the American cockroach. more »»

Theater Notes: Florida Rep has a hit

April 1, 2015 There is a delightful production of a classic Horton Foote play on the stage at Florida Repertory Theatre. It’s a remarkable example of a lively comedy that also has the magic to make you thin. more »»

Poetic License: Sanibel PoetryFest is April 1

March 25, 2015 Once again, poets and poetry lovers from Sanibel and southwest Florida will gather at the Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, April 1, 3-5 p.m. to celebrate National Poetry Month. more »»

Faces on Faith: Roses in the wilderness

March 25, 2015 Many years ago, when my daughter was still a toddler, she and I headed north to spend a week in Chesuncook, Maine. It was once an organized municipality. more »»

Shell Shocked: An alligator’s view of paved roads

March 25, 2015 My community in Sanibel is divided over the issue of whether or not to pave the roads. This issue has pitted neighbor against neighbor and residents against alligators. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Arcadia’ connects the dots

March 25, 2015 Tom Stoppard’s intellectually dazzling 1993 play “Arcadia” is the current offering being presented by the Theatre Conspirac. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

March 25, 2015 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 »»

Theater Notes: Another triumph for Lab Theater

March 25, 2015 This play is destined for soldout houses the way their “Cabaret” was. “Same Time Next Year” by Bernard Slade is one of my longtime favorite. more »»

At the Library: Reading their writes

March 25, 2015 There is much left to be read at the Captiva Memorial Library “Bellman and Black” by Diane Setterfield “Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot a... more »»

Living Sanibel: The untamed shrews

March 25, 2015 Southern Short-tailed Shrew Roughly the same size as a house mouse, this small member of the Soricomorhpa family is not a rodent (Rodentia). more »»

Rotary Happenings: Youth Exchange Student host families highlighted at weekly meeting

March 18, 2015 How would you like to receive a letter like this? Congratulations! You are about to become a new parent, probably not for the first time, but this time your new child will already be a teenager upon... more »»

Faces on Faith: Let’s be ‘Unlikely Heroes’

March 18, 2015 In the late 1990’s I was fortunate to be with other pilgrims visiting the holy sites in Israel. more »»

Shell Shocked: Free at last, proclaim elephants of the world

March 18, 2015 Six elephants gathered in the jungles of Africa. The leader of the pack, Dumbo, answered his cell phone. A call was coming in from the U.S. “Speak louder,” Dumbo said. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ylang-Ylang Tree (Cananga odorata)

March 18, 2015 First impression: Cascading, pendulous, twisted, yellowish green flowers that remind me of curled ribbons. These unique flowers emerge from the leaf axils which are large oblong and dark green. more »»



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