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On the Water: April is a great month for fishing in Southwest Florida

April 11, 2018 If I had to choose one month of the year to fish, it would be hard to pass on the month of April. Spring is here and that means warmer days and more and more fish moving into our waters. more »»

Shell Shocked: Summit in Sanibel

April 11, 2018 Now it can be told. Trump and Putin held a secret meeting in Sanibel recently to discuss the details of a proposed updated nuclear arms treaty and a resolution to the North Korea situatio. more »»

In The Garden: Spiderwort is a true Florida wildflower

April 11, 2018 Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) is a native perennial and a true Florida wildflower. It is just as likely to be found in wetlands as non-wetlands and residential landscape. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Goat Cheese, Roasted Tomato and Olive Piedina

April 11, 2018 Piedina is a delicious and popular flatbread from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It is faster to make than other doughs since it is made without yeast. more »»

Poetic License: 'An April Fool for Poetry'

April 11, 2018 An April Fool was I for poetry, For jests and tricks and play with irony, Fooling the Muse with rhyme tomfoolery — Every verse footloose and every fancy free. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel employing use of FTWs for Pond Apple Park project

April 4, 2018 A somewhat simple scientific approach to seemingly complicated problems can turn out to be the best solution overall. This is never more evident than in nature. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reasons, raisins and resurrection

April 4, 2018 Pastor Matt Fitzgerald once wrote about the year his daughter was in kindergarten. She and all her classmates in Sunday School were given plastic Easter eggs. more »»

Shell Shocked: Five Sanibel tourist hot spots

April 4, 2018 Sanibel is a true tourist hot spot. It offers treats for most visitors regardless of their interests. There’s something here for everyon. more »»

In The Garden: Fall in love with a native lovegrass

April 4, 2018 Elliott's lovegrass (Eragrostis elliottii) is a Florida-native ornamental grass that tolerates a wide range of conditions, but loves the sandy island soil. more »»

Poetic License: 'Flat Stanley on Sanibel'

April 4, 2018 I He is just a boy And a smart one at that He’s not tall or short Or skinny or fat, But everyone knows Wherever he’s at The whole world has changed Now that Stanley is flat. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chilled Martini Orange Soufflé

April 4, 2018 An excellent easy-to-prepare dessert for everyone to enjoy, especially on a hot day. Working with gelatin can be intimidating, but if you follow the directions it will be effortless. more »»

Theater Notes: 'Cabaret' and 'Grounded': Brilliant double feature

April 4, 2018 Two Fort Myers theaters brought us two plays that I call “must sees” for your theater season. I know they were that for me. The first is “Cabaret” at the Florida Repertory Theatre. more »»

Faces on Faith: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Tenebrae and Pascha

March 28, 2018 Words matter. Holy Week is upon us, and with it, Christians use many words to describe significant events of that final week of the earthly ministry of Jesus. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary International classification talks take place for new members

March 28, 2018 First 7 a.m. meeting since the time change and a few of us were still feeling it. more »»

Island Realtors continue to focus on water quality efforts

March 28, 2018 Organized by the Everglades Coalition, the 2018 Everglades Coalition Conference took place from Jan. 11-14 in Stuart. more »»

Safe at Sea: Mayday! Fire on board!

March 28, 2018 Early one evening during the 1974 Bayview Mackinac Sailboat Race, 40 miles from the nearest land, our cook was preparing the evening meal when the alcohol stove fuel spilled out across the cooking... more »»

Shell Shocked: The shame of coprolalia

March 28, 2018 Are you familiar with the term “coprolalia”? It’s the involuntary use of obscene or derogatory word. more »»

In The Garden: A jewel for your landscape

March 28, 2018 Necklace pod (Sophora tomentosa) is a wonderful evergreen and flowering plant, which has a high tolerance for salt and low water requirements making it ideal for coastal island environments. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Crab and Corn Chowder with Sweet Corn Broth

March 28, 2018 This rich and creamy corn and crab chowder gets its delicious flavor from sweet corn stock and bacon. A perfect combination and a comforting addition to any meal. more »»

Poetic License: 'Jellyfish Float'

March 28, 2018 I love the way Hollis nursed the light from the breast of her brush onto her canvas: She’s whipped me into a shake of aqua greens and blues laced with splashes of vanilla and tropical tapioca, a... more »»



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