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Shell Shocked: The Sanibel pen thief

June 8, 2016 Once upon a time there lived in Sanibel a pen thief. We will call him Harry.  Wherever Harry would go he would be on the lookout for pens and steal one. more »»

Living Sanibel: Spotted seatrout and gulf flounder found in waters of Southwest Florida

June 8, 2016 Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) Perhaps the most frequently caught sport fish in Lee County, the spotted seatrout is ubiquitous once you start drifting over three-to five-foot-deep grass... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Cabbage Palm is state tree

June 8, 2016 Plant Subject: Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto) First impression: Silky creamy tiny flowers in the effervescent cascade typical of palms. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel Historical Museum has put donation money to good use

June 8, 2016 Just about a year ago, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Board Chair Karl Rodman and Museum Manager Emilie Alfino were on hand to receive a $5,000 check from Sanibel-Captiva Rotary for the... more »»

Faces on Faith: Ever thought of becoming a smilemaker?

June 8, 2016 Awhile ago there was an article in the paper called “The Smilemakers” and I remember being drawn to the title, perhaps seeking a bit of relief from reading pages of tragic news and political... more »»

Poetic License: Don’t pat me down

June 8, 2016 (to the tune of Don’t Fence Me In) Oh give me miles, frequent miles, Let me fly the skies above --- Don’t pat me down, Let me wander over yonder Just to see the ones I love --- Don’t pat me down. more »»

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides brings success

June 1, 2016 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the weekend. more »»

Faces on Faith: What is truth?

June 1, 2016 In our culture we value tolerance … and we value truth … and sometimes those values come into conflict. Several years ago a professor did a little experimen. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Veterans Treatment Court addresses unique needs of vets

June 1, 2016 Newspapers, media outlets and politicians these days are talking about drug abuse, mental health issues, a veteran’s health crisis, and the current increase in crime throughout our nation, but littl... more »»

Shell Shocked: On the benefits of stress

June 1, 2016 Stress has gotten a bad rap. There’s been a widespread campaign in recent years to prove to us how bad stress can be. more »»

Living Sanibel: Great crested flycatcher, gray kingbird

June 1, 2016 Great Crested Flycatcher The great crested flycatcher inhabits the treetops and is seldom found in the understory and virtually never on the ground. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Powder puff always in bloom

June 1, 2016 Plant Subject: Powder Puff (Calliandra haematocephala) First impression: Large clusters of red wispy hairs too numerous to count. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Menopause the Musical’ offers 90 minutes of laughter

June 1, 2016 GFour Productions has brought their international smash-hit “Menopause the Musical” to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to tickle the funny bones and delight the local audiences till July 2. more »»

Living Sanibel: American oystercatcher, mangrove cuckoo difficult to spot

May 25, 2016 American Oystercatcher An unmistakable bird, both for its distinctive coloration and its large red bill, the American oystercatcher can be a difficult bird to locate on Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Royal poinciana can reach 50 feet in height

May 25, 2016 Plant Subject: Royal Poinciana Tree (Delonix regia) First impression: Four vibrant, deep orange long frilly petals that remind me of fancy sugar spoons. more »»

Poetic License: Cucaracha, burning bright

May 25, 2016 Cucaracha, burning bright In the tenements of night, What primeval force or essence Doomed you to dwell in dark putrescence? From the basement of what mind Did you escape to wander blind In darknes... more »»

Rotary Happenings: District Conference highlights club accomplishments

May 25, 2016 Last Friday, May 13, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club got to take a little vacation, not really, but we did cross the causeway and take part in the Rotary #6960 District Conference at Sanibel Harbour... more »»

Faces on Faith: What would you have done?

May 25, 2016 I had the good fortune recently of taking a few days off to “change the scenery,” what many might call a short vacation. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been perfect for fishing

May 25, 2016 Perfect weather for pretty much the entire week gave anglers the chance to target pretty much any species they desired inshore or offshore. more »»

Shell Shocked: The birds and the bees

May 25, 2016 A dad is squirming and sweating. He’s dreaded this moment for a long time, but knew that someday he’d have to deal with it. His son is seated across the kitchen table also squirming and sweating. more »»



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