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Shell Shocked: Nightmare alley

October 8, 2014 Whenever I’m not in Sanibel I dream about it. I wish my wife would also because she seems to be having recurring nightmares. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ylang-Ylang Tree (Cananga odorata)

October 8, 2014 First impression: Cascading, pendulous, twisted, yellowish green flowers that remind me of curled ribbon. These unique flowers emerge from the leaf axils which are large oblong and dark green. more »»

Poetic License: Where Was I On October 3, 1951?

October 8, 2014 In the belly of the beast, 0200 Boylan Hall, the Social Lounge of Brooklyn College, the only New York Giant fan surrounded by more than a hundred Brooklyn Dodger fans cutting their classes to watch... more »»

Living Sanibel: It’s a dog’s world

October 8, 2014 Recent DNA evidence shows that all dogs, from the tiniest Yorkshire terrier at 113 grams to the massive English mastiff at 343 pounds, came from the gray wolf some 15,000 years ago. more »»

At the Library: Kid fun at the Captiva library

October 8, 2014 Kids, tweens and teens! Saturday Oct. 11 is Star Wars Reads Day at the Captiva Memorial Library! Activity sheets and crafts will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.. more »»

Shell Shocked: Pigging out at Sanibel’s newest restaurant

October 1, 2014 I’m thinking of opening a new restaurant in Sanibel. So many have come and gone over the years that one more attempt at providing culinary joy should be applauded. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cow-nose ray

October 1, 2014 Cow-nose ray This ray is a common sighting in the early spring from the Sanibel causeway where schools appear to be flying through the clear aquamarine waters. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cow-nose ray

October 1, 2014 Cow-nose ray This ray is a common sighting in the early spring from the Sanibel causeway where schools appear to be flying through the clear aquamarine waters. more »»

Poetic License: Jellyfish Blues

October 1, 2014 “I aint got no body, aint got a spine, Take me out of water, aint worth a dime, But let me jellyfish float in the blue-green sea And what an amazing creature I can suddenly be. more »»

At the Library:Captiva Memorial Library offers fascinating tales involving Doctors of Medicine

October 1, 2014 “Capone’s Diamond” by John Raffensperger, M.D. “Tom Davis wanted to be a surgeon more than anything else in the worl. more »»

Faces on Faith: What’s your paddle?

October 1, 2014 My brother Bob’s youngest son, Mike, isn’t afraid of taking risks. He and his wife Lindsey live in a house largely built with their own hands in the middle of the woods in Northern Michiga. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Loss an ongoing lesson in leading a purposeful life

October 1, 2014 While sitting down and starting to write this Rotary column, I find myself thinking of three amazing Rotarians and a member of our extended Rotary family that have passed away in the last month. more »»

On the Water: Some bad weather but good fishing

October 1, 2014 Southwest Florida experienced unsettled weather for much of the week, including many rainy day. more »»

Shell Shocked

September 24, 2014 There’s a weekly feature in the Islander called “Word on the Island.”  It’s a man on the street (and woman, too) interview which asks each person a simple and pungent question. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise

September 24, 2014 First impression: Red, petite flowers in a cluster to form the appearance of a large blossom. Shiny dark lobed leaves are an attractive back drop to the lipstick red petals. more »»

Living Sanibel

September 24, 2014 Perhaps one of the most popular light tackle fish caught on Sanibel and Captiva, the Spanish mackerel has long been a favorite gamefish throughout Florida. more »»

Poetic License

September 24, 2014 Two weeks each year we live in style In mid-Manhattan, our native isle, In landmark buildings still kept whole By tenant sub-lets and rent control. more »»

New year starts with a house in order

September 24, 2014 At sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24, Jews begin the new Jewish year, 5775, with the holiday of Rosh HaShanah (literally, “Head of the Year. more »»

On the Water: Fewer anglers means good fishing

September 24, 2014 As typical for the month of September, it’s been very slow on the water. Fishing is good but it’s one of if not the slowest month of the year for anglers fishing. more »»

Rotary Happenings …

September 24, 2014 It was an unusually meaningful meeting on Friday and perhaps the wave of the future for upcoming meeting topics and the way we will be presenting some of the information that is crucial to the... more »»



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