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Living Sanibel: Roseate spoonbill commonly found at ‘Ding’

January 13, 2016 Without question, the roseate spoonbill is the poster child of Sanibel Island bird lovers. A difficult bird to add to anyone’s life list, the roseate is commonly found in the J.N. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Hibiscus come in various petal shapes, colors

January 13, 2016 Plant Subject: Hibiscus (Hibiscus hybrids) First impression: Bright, exotic five petal flowers in unimaginable color combinations. Filaments are colorful and long. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ opened Community Concert’s 2016 season

January 13, 2016 Community Concert opened their 2016 season with an auspicious, bravura performance of the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s full length ballet performance of “Sleeping Beauty. more »»

Poetic License: Two views of the bridge

January 13, 2016 Pelicans Are Uneasy (Telecast on Fox News, March 15, 2007) Pelicans are uneasy, the gulls grim, Umbilical drawbridge will be severed soon, On Sanibel Causeway the cause is dim. more »»

At the Library: January movies and programs at Captiva Memorial Library

January 13, 2016 • Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. Kids and Families! Join us at Captiva Memorial Library for a free movie (rated G) and light refreshments. This movie is free of charge and open to the public. more »»

On the Water: More warm weather to end the year

January 6, 2016 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

Shell Shocked: Playing it safe with alligators

January 6, 2016 We get a lot of visitors to Sanibel every year and many of you are not familiar with alligators. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Carissa offers jasmine and gardenia fragrance

January 6, 2016 Plant Subject: Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa) First impression: Shiny, deep dark green leaves are an eye catching backdrop to the twinkling star like white flowers. more »»

Living Sanibel: Brown pelican smallest of species

January 6, 2016 As you travel up and down the coast, it is impossible not to spot this large, easily recognized bird feeding on the threadfin herring and glass minnows that gather along the shoreline and in the... more »»

At the Library: A few business reads at the Captiva Memorial Library

January 6, 2016 It is a new year. Time to get back to business at the Captiva Memorial Library. more »»

Shell Shocked: The day Santa’s reindeer went back to work

December 30, 2015 Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Santa’s reindeer ended their strike against Santa Claus and are now back on the job. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Swiss cheese plant has elephant ear shaped leaves

December 30, 2015 Plant Subject: Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa) First impression: Dramatic, exotic, supersized dark green, elephant ear shaped leaves. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

December 30, 2015 While Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 35,000 acres, most of that acreage is either saltwater, or uninhabitable and un-traversable mangrove forest. more »»

Theater Notes: Happy Holiday a hit

December 30, 2015 Opening night was such fun at The BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. There’s something in the show for everyone in the family. I sat a few rows back of a little girl. more »»

Poetic License: My First Tropical Christmas

December 30, 2015 “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 »»

At the Library: Learn about Antarctica, perform ice experiments at Captiva Memorial Library

December 30, 2015 Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1, the Captiva Memorial Library will be closed in observance of the New Year holiday. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2. more »»

Faces on Faith: Putting away the music

December 30, 2015 I have a very large collection of Christmas CDs. more »»

On the Water: Make time for some holiday fishing

December 30, 2015 You have to love fishing and boating the waters of Southwest Florida in December, heading into Christmas and our daytime highs are well above 80 degrees. more »»

On the Water: Another good week of fishing

December 23, 2015 Another week of warm weather and, for a change, light winds, allowed anglers to target a host of species inshore and safely venture to offshore waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Christmas time a time of love and wonder

December 23, 2015 LOVE came down at CHRISTMAS Love came down at Christmas Love all lovely, love divine Love was born at Christmas Star and Angels gave the sign —Christina Rossetti Christians the world over find the... more »»



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