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Poetic License: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

January 14, 2015 (From Sanibel Joe’s Songbook) I just dropped in To pick up my supply Of dreams unrealized In years gone by, Loves I didn’t claim In the lost and found --- Memories that never made it Up from the... more »»

Living Sanibel: Common Loon, known for diving, distinct yodel

January 14, 2015 Although a difficult bird to encounter inshore, the common loon is a frequent sighting in the Gulf of Mexico just off the islands during the winter months. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel-Captiva club had a great year in 2014

January 7, 2015 Wow! What a year- end, wrap-up, club-assembly meeting we had a week ago, just before the Holiday break.  There was so much to cover and all of it good. more »»

Faces on Faith: Weather report 2015

January 7, 2015 This morning when I got up it was foggy—very foggy. more »»

On the Water: Warmer weather closes out the year

January 7, 2015 Weather leading up to the New Year was relatively mild, often perfect for visitors from the North. more »»

Shell Shocked: We are what we dream

January 7, 2015 The other night I dreamt that I was sitting in a car which I couldn’t turn off. No matter what I did, the engine would just keep running. I turned the ignition key every which way but nothing helped. more »»

Poetic License: Chanson Chartreuse

January 7, 2015 I cannot wear or drink chartreuse Because I’m gander and not goose, As color it is too abstruse Not green nor yellow is chartreuse. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Dahoon Holly Tree (Ilex cassine)

January 7, 2015 First impression: Bright red clusters of pea-sized fruit never ending, decorating a lovely tree. The two-toned leaves dark green on top and light green on bottom add contrast to the berries. more »»

Living Sanibel: Gasparilla Island State Park

January 7, 2015 Located on the southern tip of Gasparilla Island, this 144-acre point of land is one of the most valuable pieces of undeveloped real estate in the entire state park system. more »»

At the Library: Start the new year at the Captiva Library

January 7, 2015 Kids and families! At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, join Miss Naomi in Going Bananas at the Captiva Memorial Library. Enjoy monkeying around with tales about primates and a free craft activity. more »»

At the Library: Benefits to a library membership include tickets to Gulf Coast Symphony concerts

December 31, 2014 In honor of the New Year’s holiday, all Lee County Library System Libraries including the Captiva Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and remain closed all day Thursday, Jan. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Panama Rose (Rondeletia leucophylla)

December 31, 2014 First impression: Tiny clusters of rosy pink florets too numerous to count. I could mistakenly think these flowers were Lantana or Pentas, but they are not blooming off the proper looking plant. more »»

Theater Notes: Smash hit holiday spectacular

December 31, 2014 Without hesitation and any reservations, I urge you to get to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater to see the best Christmas revue you will have seen yet. more »»

Living Sanibel: You see tulipshells in Sanibel (and Captiva)

December 31, 2014 Tulip Shell Although more difficult to find than some other gastropods, living tulips can still be located in the tidal flats of the J.N. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

December 31, 2014 Now that we’re into 2015, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year's resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve?  Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out o... more »»

Faces on Faith: Let my people include!

December 31, 2014 In the Jewish lectionary cycle – our annual reading from Torah (The Five Books of Moses) – we are about to begin the Book of Exodu. more »»

At the Library: Recommended ho-holiday reads at the Captiva Library

December 24, 2014 In honor of the Christmas holiday, the Captiva Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and remain closed all day Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 2. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: A color lithograph by Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell

December 24, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a color lithograph on paper by Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell (b. 1925 - d. more »»

Poetic License: My first tropical Christmas

December 24, 2014 “No hableh ingléh en Viequeh,” (Do not speak English in Vieques) I still remember my mother’s words a few days before Christmas and after we had just completed a five-day steamship voyage to... more »»

Theater Notes: Community theater, a treasure

December 24, 2014 We are so lucky. We have three really marvelous community theaters within driving distance, and one amateur group here on the island that functions, occasionally, as well. more »»



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