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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 »»

Poetic License: Where Was I On October 3, 1951?

October 8, 2014 In the belly of the beast, 0200 Boylan Hall, the Social Lounge of Brooklyn College, the only New York Giant fan surrounded by more than a hundred Brooklyn Dodger fans cutting their classes to watch... more »»

Living Sanibel: It’s a dog’s world

October 8, 2014 Recent DNA evidence shows that all dogs, from the tiniest Yorkshire terrier at 113 grams to the massive English mastiff at 343 pounds, came from the gray wolf some 15,000 years ago. more »»

At the Library: Kid fun at the Captiva library

October 8, 2014 Kids, tweens and teens! Saturday Oct. 11 is Star Wars Reads Day at the Captiva Memorial Library! Activity sheets and crafts will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.. more »»

Shell Shocked: Pigging out at Sanibel’s newest restaurant

October 1, 2014 I’m thinking of opening a new restaurant in Sanibel. So many have come and gone over the years that one more attempt at providing culinary joy should be applauded. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cow-nose ray

October 1, 2014 Cow-nose ray This ray is a common sighting in the early spring from the Sanibel causeway where schools appear to be flying through the clear aquamarine waters. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cow-nose ray

October 1, 2014 Cow-nose ray This ray is a common sighting in the early spring from the Sanibel causeway where schools appear to be flying through the clear aquamarine waters. more »»



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