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What's Blooming in Paradise: Panama Rose (Rondeletia leucophylla)

December 31, 2014 First impression: Tiny clusters of rosy pink florets too numerous to count. I could mistakenly think these flowers were Lantana or Pentas, but they are not blooming off the proper looking plant. more »»

Theater Notes: Smash hit holiday spectacular

December 31, 2014 Without hesitation and any reservations, I urge you to get to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater to see the best Christmas revue you will have seen yet. more »»

Living Sanibel: You see tulipshells in Sanibel (and Captiva)

December 31, 2014 Tulip Shell Although more difficult to find than some other gastropods, living tulips can still be located in the tidal flats of the J.N. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

December 31, 2014 Now that we’re into 2015, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year's resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve?  Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out o... more »»

Faces on Faith: Let my people include!

December 31, 2014 In the Jewish lectionary cycle – our annual reading from Torah (The Five Books of Moses) – we are about to begin the Book of Exodu. more »»

At the Library: Recommended ho-holiday reads at the Captiva Library

December 24, 2014 In honor of the Christmas holiday, the Captiva Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and remain closed all day Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 2. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: A color lithograph by Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell

December 24, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a color lithograph on paper by Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell (b. 1925 - d. more »»

Poetic License: My first tropical Christmas

December 24, 2014 “No hableh ingléh en Viequeh,” (Do not speak English in Vieques) I still remember my mother’s words a few days before Christmas and after we had just completed a five-day steamship voyage to... more »»

Theater Notes: Community theater, a treasure

December 24, 2014 We are so lucky. We have three really marvelous community theaters within driving distance, and one amateur group here on the island that functions, occasionally, as well. more »»

Living Sanibel: They sold sliders along the seashore

December 24, 2014 Originally found only west of the state of Mississippi, this small, colorful turtle early on became the most popular species for the turtle pet trade. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Blush Noisette Antique Rose

December 24, 2014 First impression: Delicate, creamy, fairytale pink-kissed flowers in a cluster to form the appearance of a large blossom. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sea shells by the seashore

December 24, 2014 Another season, another reason for making whoopee. In Sanibel this longtime expression has a different meaning. It means shell collecting. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Children Education Center provides a safe, fun and stimulating place for learning

December 24, 2014 Well, last Friday's morning breakfast meeting was off to a rough start; the problem was our breakfast wasn't ready. more »»

Faces on Faith: The gift of love

December 24, 2014 Christmas is a time of giving. In various countries around the world, children wait expectantly for their version of Santa Claus to surprise them with gifts. more »»

Faces on Faith: Finding the right gift

December 17, 2014 For many people this is the season when we gift others – family, friends, work associates, and those less fortunate than u. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Reflections, a salute to our armed forces

December 17, 2014 It’s a really busy time of the year and our Rotary meetings are just bursting with activities, including gathering volunteers to help out with the recent Harlem Heights Bountiful Blessing... more »»

Center Stage: Swell time at Theatre Conspiracy production

December 17, 2014 Yes, indeed, a swell time was had by one and all attending Bill Taylor’s Theatre Conspiracy opening play titled "Swell Party" by playwright Topher Payne (who is new to me. more »»

Shell Shocked: An interview with Santa Claus

December 17, 2014 It’s a few days before Christmas and Santa Claus has been very busy.  He’s working hard at his studio in the North Pole to get gifts ready for all the children of the world. more »»

Theater Notes: Extraordinary Christmas Carol

December 17, 2014 A drive down to Naples and The Gulfshore Playhouse will bring you the most amazing and unique theater experience of the season. more »»

Poetic License: The Night Before Christmas on Sanibel Isle

December 17, 2014 ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle, Not a gator was stirring, not our one crocodile. The Roseate Spoonbills wore pink underwear While Flamingos slept with one leg in the ai. more »»



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