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What's Blooming in Paradise: Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)

October 22, 2014 First impression: Silky creamy tiny flowers in the effervescent cascade typical of palms. Such a beautiful trunk with a straight growth habit, medium diameter, and a to-boot or not-to-boot option. more »»

Poetic License: Pantoum of the Vitreous Floater

October 22, 2014 Stranger floating in my eye, Dancing, prancing side to side, Looking for a place to hide Within the jelly deep inside. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Tommy and Hank Show

October 22, 2014 Once upon a time two longtime friends lived in these parts. Each of the two was brilliant and achieved extraordinary things in life. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Learning about matters that matter

October 22, 2014 Wills, estates, probate, oh my! These words certainly bring dread into our heart. more »»

Faces on Faith: Our quilt of life

October 22, 2014 We’re such a complicated, random, and fascinating bunch of earthly specimens on these islands - filled with ups and downs, replete with narratives of trials and joys, overflowing with ideas, energy,... more »»

At the Library: The Captiva Memorial Library has October chillers and then some cozies to warm readers

October 22, 2014 “All the Things You Are” by Declan Huges “When her husband and two daughters disappear, housewife Clare Taylor discovers that her ordinary domestic life has been built on a li. more »»

Living Sanibel: Say hello to your little friend

October 22, 2014 If there is one wild mammal you can expect to see in southwest Florida, it is the raccoon. Intelligent, curious, and persistent, the raccoon has adapted well to the behavior of humans. more »»

Living Sanibel: Wood Stork delivers the joy in nature

October 14, 2014 With its distinctive black-tipped wing feathers and extended neck and legs, the wood stork is easy to recognize in flight. It can often be spotted soaring and circling high above the mainland. more »»

At the Library: Big fun with another one at the Captiva Library

October 14, 2014 Kids and families! Join us at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Captiva Memorial Library and enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’s “Bartholomew and the Oobleck. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Plant Subject: Powder Puff (Calliandra haematocephala)

October 14, 2014 First impression: Large clusters of red wispy hairs too numerous to count. I could mistakenly think these flowers were bottlebrush tree mutants, but the blooms are shaped like pompoms. more »»

Poetic License: Casey on the Mound: October 5, 1941

October 14, 2014 (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 »»

Shell Shocked: The hit man cometh

October 14, 2014 When I was a kid and went to the movies what seemed like four times a day, I was smitten by leading men and the jobs they held on the silver screen. more »»

On the Water: Finally, cooler weather arrives in Southwest Florida

October 14, 2014 Unstable weather made for inconsistent fishing much of the past week. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sanibel Island has a new Baptist Church

October 14, 2014 I’ve not visited the new Baptist church on Sanibel yet, (there is a bit of a scheduling conflict to do so), but I hope to soon. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Harris awards top Rotary agenda

October 14, 2014 We had a full agenda at last week’s Rotary meeting, and although not timed to coincide with the arrival of our early-bird snowbirds, the activities reminded them that our club members stay active... more »»

Faces on Faith: Experiencing God -- in season and out

October 8, 2014 Season fast approaches. And for those of us who live and work on Sanibel year-round, our vacation time has come to an end as we prepare to welcome visitors and seasonal residents. more »»

Rotary Happenings: The business of Rotary business

October 8, 2014 Our club meeting this week pretty much focused on our Rotary Trust Fund Board and the processes involved in receiving and distributing the funds deposited in the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Fund account. more »»

Shell Shocked: Nightmare alley

October 8, 2014 Whenever I’m not in Sanibel I dream about it. I wish my wife would also because she seems to be having recurring nightmares. more »»

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

October 8, 2014 First impression: Cascading, pendulous, twisted, yellowish green flowers that remind me of curled ribbon. These unique flowers emerge from the leaf axils which are large oblong and dark green. more »»

 
 

 

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