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Rotary Happenings: Rotary honors veterans

November 23, 2016 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary took time last Friday to honor our country’s Veterans. Greeting us at the door of the Dunes was a resplendent large wooded replica of Uncle Sam. more »»

Shell Shocked: Love walked in and brought my sunniest day

November 18, 2016 Please pardon my departure from my normal routine. This column isn’t humorous. In fact, it’s pretty serious. My wife died a year ago. It was sudden and unexpected. more »»

Living Sanibel: The blue-gray gnatcatcher and European starling

November 18, 2016 Blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) Sometimes called a miniature mockingbird, the blue-gray gnatcatcher is similar in coloration and, like the mockingbird, loves to mimic other bird songs. more »»

In the Garden: Lipstick palm: Dress up your palm garden

November 18, 2016 Plant subject: Lipstick palm (Cyrtostachys renda) The lipstick palm also known as red sealing wax palm or rajah is an ornamental palm. more »»

Poetic License: In english only

November 18, 2016 In English Only should one express Love for America and its succes. more »»

Faces on Faith: Thankful that America is great

November 18, 2016 As we head toward Thanksgiving, we as Americans have much for which to give thanks! While I know many are simply thankful the election is over, I am thankful we live in a land where we have the... more »»

Living Sanibel: The blue jay and northern cardinal are always a delight to see

November 10, 2016 Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) A member of the crow family, the blue jay is a fairly common sight on the island. more »»

On the Water: Wind, wind and even more wind!

November 10, 2016 To say the past week on the water was windy would be an understatement. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Guide dog training a labor-intensive endeavor

November 10, 2016 Just as Rotarians entered the Dunes Club house last week, for our weekly breakfast meeting, you couldn’t miss the elephant in the room . . . more »»

Shell Shocked: The spy who blundered in from the cold

November 10, 2016 There were a number of movies made during World War II to bolster the spirit and morale of the home front. more »»

In the Garden: Staghorn fern: vegetated art

November 10, 2016 The staghorn fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa and America. more »»

Shell Shocked: Another victim of addiction

November 3, 2016 The room I entered was spartan and dingy. It was a typical meeting room for individuals who suffered from shame, remorse, addiction and guilt. I was one of them. I had no choice. more »»

Living Sanibel: The LOST Trail

November 3, 2016 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 »»

In the Garden: Running wild over the beaches

November 3, 2016 Watch out for Florida’s Railroad Vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it comes racing into to your landscape today. more »»

Poetic License: Pianos for primates

November 3, 2016 More than 130 guests dressed in jungle attire paid $150 each to attend Pianos for Primates, a fund-raiser aimed not at raising funds to teach chimpanzees Chopin or baboons Beethoven but to... more »»

Faces on Faith: ‘Blowin in the Wind’

November 3, 2016 “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. more »»

On the Water: Enjoying the first cool front of the season

November 3, 2016 Our first real cool front that brought a couple days of strong north winds arrived over the weekend. Fishing ahead of the front was good despite breezy days. more »»

Shell Shocked: How to make absentee ballot voting more personal

October 26, 2016 I vote by absentee ballot because I’m not in Sanibel during voting time. There’s something very impersonal about putting x’s on a piece of paper and sending it off in the mail to record your vote. more »»

In the Garden: Sun grown bromeliad

October 26, 2016 The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3,475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa and throughout South Americ. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lemon Bay Park

October 26, 2016 The people of Sarasota County exhibited some real foresight in 1986 when they purchased the first 48 acres of Lemon Bay Park as part of a $20 million county bond referendu. more »»

 
 

 

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