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On the Water: Tarpon season is in full swing

May 20, 2015 Wow! What a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend in Southwest Florida. With calm seas, blue skies and low humidity, I hope every got a chance to get on the water and enjoy it. more »»

Shell Shocked: Will noseprints overtake fingerprints in fighting crime?

May 20, 2015 The year is 2050 and police departments throughout the country are baffled. Fingerprints, the standard for identifying literally millions of Americans, are no longer effective. more »»

Center Stage: Only one performance to enjoy classic tale

May 20, 2015 At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, director/choreographer Amy Marie McCleary and an awesome cast have achieved the near impossible with their version of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” the Palm’s... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

May 20, 2015 First impression: Vibrant, colorful leaves that look like someone spilled paint on them. These eye-catching leaves are waxy, in all shapes and sizes adorning its branches. more »»

Living Sanibel: The untamed shrews

May 20, 2015 Roughly the same size as a house mouse, this small member of the Soricomorhpa family is not a rodent (Rodentia). more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 8, 1945?

May 20, 2015 (Featured on NPR Latino USA) Playing hooky at the New Amsterdam movie theatre on 42nd Street and coming out after sitting through “Behind the Rising Sun” and “Commandos Strike At Dawn,” blinded... more »»

At the Library: Plenty to keep you guessing at the Captiva Memorial Library

May 20, 2015 “Five” by Ursula Archer “A woman’s corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. more »»

Rotary Happenings: There’s a new FSW player in town

May 13, 2015 College campuses across the nation are brought to life each fall, not only with strong educational offerings, but with robust commitment, support, and pride for athletic programs being offered at... more »»

Faces on Faith: On the Horizon

May 13, 2015 Ralph and I were first drawn to the painting because of the exquisite way the artist had painted the pelicans’ wings - so realistic we almost wanted to reach out and feel the smooth, soft feathers. more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month

May 13, 2015 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May. However, that’s just what we got to begin the month as north winds stirred up the waters along with lower temperatures. more »»

Shell Shocked: See how rumors start?

May 13, 2015 Wild rumors are one rung below juicy gossip on the meaningless conversations we all have at the Bailey’s checkout line. Rumors tend not to be based on fact but on speculation. more »»

Center Stage: Don’t miss this classic in the making

May 13, 2015 The Theatre Conspiracy has hit the jackpot with this winner of Conspiracy’s annual new play contest; Hal Borden’s hysterically funny “A Position of Relative Importance. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Screw Pine (Pandanus utilis)

May 13, 2015 First impression: Tropical, exotic long linear leaves clumped in masses on torturous stems. The slender gray trunk is small in comparison to its canopy. more »»

Living Sanibel: Say hello to our little friend

May 13, 2015 Ground Skink The smallest lizard found in southwest Florida and rather uncommon, the ground skink is most likely to be found beneath moist leaves, under logs, or hiding in woodpiles and debris. more »»

Poetic License: In the shade of Freddie Gray

May 13, 2015 In the shade of Freddie Gray The vacant stands sit still. No fans to shout hooray. No anthem sung today, No luxury box will fill In the shade of Freddie Gray. more »»

At the Library: Interesting people make for interesting reading at the Captiva Library

May 13, 2015 “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789” by Joseph J. Ellis “From Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian Joseph J. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Speaker: Program provided a broader world view

May 6, 2015 Simon & Schuster Author of Unremarried Widow 2014, Artis Henderson visited Sanibel-Captiva Rotary, recently, not to talk about her book but to talk about her experiences as a Rotary Foundation... more »»

Faces on Faith: ‘The Look’

May 6, 2015 When you hear the phrase “the look,” what do you think of?  There are two main looks that come to mind when I think of “the look”.  One says, “Hey there.  You’re cute!  I’m available. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ending as tarpon season begins

May 6, 2015 As we close out the month of April, it brings an end to snook season and the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»



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