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Faces on Faith: Will you join dance of life?

January 18, 2013 An invitation to hear opera sung on the beach at twilight! Ahhh ... I so anticipated the evening. What an opportunity I remember thinking. Arias from La Boheme, La Traviata, Tosca and so many others. more »»

Faces on Faith: Finding the face of God

January 11, 2013 I was standing in line waiting to purchase a student ticket to a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.. more »»

Faces on Faith: Happy New Year — sort of

January 4, 2013 Earlier this week we marked the beginning of 2013 with champagne toasts and the dropping of the ball on Times Square and strains of “Auld Lang Syne. more »»

Faces on Faith: The end was near

December 28, 2012 If you are reading this article, the December 21 doomsday prophets were wrong. The Mayan’s did not foresee the end of time ... they just didn’t take their calendar out any further. more »»

Faces on Faith: Winter Solstice spawned ceremonies

December 21, 2012 Today, Dec. 21, 2012, is the day the Mayan Calendar completes its cycle. more »»

Living Sanibel: Southern Black Racer

December 21, 2012 The most commonly seen snake in this region, the southern black racer is also one of the most common in Florida. more »»

The election and the stock market

December 21, 2012 For several years, I was a regular guest on a cable news financial talk show where the conversation often turned to political matters. more »»

Poetic License: Narrative Sculpture

December 21, 2012 Narrative Sculpture at Sanibel School On the morning of December 15, the 14 members of teacher Andie McCarter’s clay art class displayed their sculpture and performed their poems for an audience of... more »»

Shell Shocked: An Interview with Santa

December 21, 2012 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: Start the new year at the theater

December 21, 2012 Theater has been running wild during these busy pre-holiday nights. Talley’s Folly ran to justifiably satisfied audiences at the Florida Reparatory Theater. Closing was Dec. 16. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Flame Vine

December 21, 2012 Plant Subject: Flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta ) First impression: Dramatic, exotic, shades of tangerine orange, trumpet shaped flowers that remind me of gigantic honeysuckle blooms. more »»

Center Stage: 'Dicken's Women'

December 14, 2012 For those of us that were privileged enough to see Miriam Margolyes perform “Dickens’s Women” during her limited engagement at the Herb Strauss Theater, the evening turned out to be, a rare treat... more »»

Faces on Faith: History of Hanukkah

December 14, 2012 Temple Bat Yam of the Islands is the only Sanibel congregation that celebrates Hanukkah. I thought I would share a few of the ironies of the holiday with you. more »»

Living Sanibel: The Brown Anole

December 14, 2012 This small, athletic lizard probably hitchhiked over to Southwest Florida in the root balls and canopies of the many ornamental palms imported from the Miami area when the region was experiencing th... more »»

Small change incrementally becomes big change

December 14, 2012 What keeps Sanibel special is control of change. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on Dec. 7, 1941?

December 14, 2012 In the back storage room of our family bodega sitting on a sack of kidney beans, listening to the Football Giants-Dodgers game when the announcer interrupted to report that the Japs had sneak-... more »»

Shell Shocked: Watch Out People, We're Coming Back

December 14, 2012 Could be! Who knows? There's something due any day; I will know right away, Soon as it shows. more »»

Theater Notes: Tired

December 14, 2012 On weeks when Sid Simon has no theater news, we just might run one of his phone calls to a granddaughter. They are little "plays;" after all, he is a consummate theater person. more »»

What's Blooming in Pardise: Crown of Thorns

December 14, 2012 Plant Subject: Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) First impression: Christmas red, tiny bright blossoms cover a very well armed plant. Thorns aka barbs blanket every stem of this low growing shrub. more »»

At the Captiva library: Check out a book

December 14, 2012 Captiva Memorial Library shelves hold many mysterious mysteries for you to solve: Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright?“A stolen gem with a tragic history, a curse and a million dollar ranso... more »»

 
 

 

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