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What’s Blooming in Paradise: Frangipani gives your garden that ‘island feel’

July 6, 2016 Plant Subject: Frangipani (Plumeria ssp) First impression: Bright, exotic five petal flowers that remind me of orchid blooms on a tree. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed action out on the water

June 29, 2016 As we closed out spring and move into summer, a variety of fish were caught both inshore and off. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians are good story-tellers - and great community neighbors

June 29, 2016 And so it goes. Anyone who has attended one of our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meetings knows the drill. The morning rituals begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and go straight downhill from there. more »»

Faces on Faith: An antidote for what ails us

June 29, 2016 It is easy to be discouraged. more »»

The strangler fig is the breadbasket of wild foods for wildlife on the islands

June 29, 2016 Considered by many botanists as one of the most fascinating plants on earth, the strangler fig is also one of the most important plants in Southwest Florid. more »»

Snowberry is a garden must-have

June 29, 2016 Plant Subject: Snowberry (Chiococca alba) First impression: Delicate creamy white to pastel yellow draping bell shaped flowers, which are breathtaking, and grouped in cascading clusters that are... more »»

Shell Shocked: Vote local, vote often

June 29, 2016 I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and run for president of the United States. more »»

On the Water: Tough week of fishing

June 22, 2016 Last week wasn’t very kind to anglers or boaters. more »»

Faces on Faith: No more ‘us’ and ‘them’

June 22, 2016 There’s us and there’s them. We’re hearing a lot of that kind of language again in these days after the horrific shootings in Orlando. How quick we are to divide the world. Us or the. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Flood insurance has undergone numerous changes since inception

June 22, 2016 At the start of hurricane season each year many property owners on Sanibel and Captiva check property insurance policies, including flood insurance coverage; reviewing policies and making sure... more »»

Shell Shocked: What Sanibel does during the summerSmile, you’re on television

June 22, 2016 This is the time of year that the Sanibel-Captiva winter irregulars are up Nort. more »»

Living Sanibel: Common land snail thrives under Florida sun

June 22, 2016 Well adapted to tropical regions, the land snail is a common sighting on both Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: Milkweed is the host plant for many butterfly species

June 22, 2016 Plant Subject: Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica ) First impression: Unique looking tiny flowers what are whirly-kinda-wheel shaped which are segmented with upper red petals and lower... more »»

Shell Shocked: Saving Sanibel from itself

June 15, 2016 After many sleepless nights and unfulfilling cheeseburgers I have made a momentous decision in my life. No friends, it’s not to leave Sanibel. It’s the very opposit. more »»

Living Sanibel: Largemouth bass most popular freshwater game fish in U.S.

June 15, 2016 It is not uncommon to land a five-pound largemouth on the islands, and there have even been reports of bass in excess of 10 pounds being landed. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Aloe Vera offers natural healing jelly like pulp

June 15, 2016 Plant Subject: Aloe Vera (Aloe vera) First impression: Honeysuckle shaped blossoms in yellows and oranges. These bright blossoms cover the upright flower stem, which stands taller than the plant. more »»

Faces on Faith: The power of love

June 15, 2016 A recent NBC “Making a Difference” segment featured a pre-school teacher donating one of her kidneys to her young student to save her life. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Speaker provides facts about hurricanes

June 15, 2016 Well here it is, the first week of June and we’re already talking about a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean. more »»

On the Water: It’s a good month to fish or for boating in general

June 15, 2016 This is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days, and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Poetic License: Forgotten

June 15, 2016 I am afraid of being forgotten, Of no one on Earth recalling my voice, My laughter, the way I stooped And tilted to the right when I walked, The drop shots I hit to drive My tennis foes crazy, The... more »»



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