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What's Blooming in Paradise: Roses offer fragrances that attract pollinators

December 9, 2015 Plant Subject: Blush Noisette Antique Rose First impression: Delicate, creamy, fairy tale pink kissed flowers in a cluster to form the appearance of a large blossom. more »»

Living Sanibel: Crash course on spider species

December 9, 2015 Golden Orb Weaver (Nephila clavipes) A very impressive and large spider, the golden orb weaver is arguably the largest spider on the islands. more »»

Poetic License: No team like our Dames

December 9, 2015 (Dedicated to the Dunes Dames Tennis Team) (Chorus of Husbands, Tennis Widowers and Significant Others:) We got sunlight, beach and shells, A golf course near the sea, We got oranges and mangoes... more »»

Theater Notes: Frustrating theater

December 9, 2015 Pity this poor theater critic. I had three plays to review in as many days. That’s not the issue. Oh, in the old Broadway years, I would see five plays on a weekend. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Lime tree produces aromatic oval leaves

December 2, 2015 Plant Subject: Lime Tree (Citrus spp.) First impression: Rich dark green smooth oval fruit dripping from a large tree. The flowers before the fruit are tiny pinkish-cream fragrant flower. more »»

Living Sanibel: The LOST Trail

December 2, 2015 The 110-mile Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, popularly known as the LOST Trail, encircles the second-largest freshwater lake in the continental United States (Lake Michigan being the largest. more »»

Theater Notes: One you missed and one you must not miss

December 2, 2015 Theater is alive and well in SW Florida. My job is to urge you to go see live theater, and to bring kids to show them what it means to be part of a live audience watching live actors in present tim. more »»

Poetic License: No more heavy poems

December 2, 2015 I know that I am long past due For a serious poem, Flirting round with country Won’t ever bring one home, But the older I get The younger I see --- No more heavy poems Coming out of me. more »»

At the Library: Happy December Holidays at Captiva Memorial Library

December 2, 2015 Saturday Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., join Ms. Naomi, at the Captiva Memorial Library for “Happy December Holidays.” Hear holiday stories and craft a festive bird ornament to take home. more »»

Faces on Faith: An Atheist’s Faith

December 2, 2015 I just started reading an excellent book by Dr. Norman Geisler, PHD in Philosophy from Loyola University. It is entitled, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheis. more »»

On the Water: It was a good week for catching cobia

November 25, 2015 The catch of the week had to be cobia, as many were reported throughout the inshore waters and offshore. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary holds club assembly for upcoming fundraising events

November 25, 2015 Our Snowbird Rotarians are back on Island, it was time for a club assembly. Assemblies focus on up-coming fundraising events or provide committee updates. more »»

Faces on Faith: A shared humanity

November 25, 2015 Christian Science Monitor writer John Yemma recently reported that the world is experiencing the “biggest human migration since the end of World War II-millions of people displaced from their homes... more »»

Shell Shocked: Exercising for seniors

November 25, 2015 Acknowledging to yourself that you’re getting older isn’t easy. Being a couch potato is much easier. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Turks Cap nick named sleeping hibiscus

November 25, 2015 Plant Subject: Turks Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) First impression: Vibrant, lipstick red, folded umbrella like flowers. I am amazed at all the blossoms gorgeous, even though they never open. more »»

Living Sanibel: Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area

November 25, 2015 The name says it all at the 7,487-acre Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Forever Plaid,’ hilarious holiday romp at Off Broadway Palm

November 25, 2015 Ho! Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha! Ha! Tee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Giggle! Giggle! Giggle!; that’s exactly the sounds you will be making as you sit back and enjoy one of the most delightful holiday shows to get you in the... more »»

Poetic License: Feminine Endings

November 25, 2015 A female villain is not a villanelle, A lady crook is not a crookette Nor infant girl a Baby Belle. more »»

At the Library: Library has wealth of books to shed off unwanted pounds

November 25, 2015 Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, the Captiva Memorial Library will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings some good fishing

November 18, 2015 It was the first week of November but it sure didn’t feel like it with warm, humid days often topping 90 degrees. more »»



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