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Shell Shocked: The day Santa’s reindeer went back to work

December 30, 2015 Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Santa’s reindeer ended their strike against Santa Claus and are now back on the job. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Swiss cheese plant has elephant ear shaped leaves

December 30, 2015 Plant Subject: Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa) First impression: Dramatic, exotic, supersized dark green, elephant ear shaped leaves. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

December 30, 2015 While Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 35,000 acres, most of that acreage is either saltwater, or uninhabitable and un-traversable mangrove forest. more »»

Theater Notes: Happy Holiday a hit

December 30, 2015 Opening night was such fun at The BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. There’s something in the show for everyone in the family. I sat a few rows back of a little girl. more »»

Poetic License: My First Tropical Christmas

December 30, 2015 “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 »»

At the Library: Learn about Antarctica, perform ice experiments at Captiva Memorial Library

December 30, 2015 Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1, the Captiva Memorial Library will be closed in observance of the New Year holiday. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2. more »»

Faces on Faith: Putting away the music

December 30, 2015 I have a very large collection of Christmas CDs. more »»

On the Water: Make time for some holiday fishing

December 30, 2015 You have to love fishing and boating the waters of Southwest Florida in December, heading into Christmas and our daytime highs are well above 80 degrees. more »»

On the Water: Another good week of fishing

December 23, 2015 Another week of warm weather and, for a change, light winds, allowed anglers to target a host of species inshore and safely venture to offshore waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Christmas time a time of love and wonder

December 23, 2015 LOVE came down at CHRISTMAS Love came down at Christmas Love all lovely, love divine Love was born at Christmas Star and Angels gave the sign —Christina Rossetti Christians the world over find the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: HOPE Clubhouse lends a helping hand to those in need

December 23, 2015 Just before I forget and get lost in this column, I want to wish everyone - Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year. more »»

Shell Shocked: The day Santa’s reindeer went on strike

December 23, 2015 Whoa, Vixen, Whoa, Dasher, Whoa, Blitzen. There’s trouble brewing. A breaking story is just now coming out of the North Pole. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Pink Tassel Tree a hydrangeas look-a-like

December 23, 2015 Plant Subject: Pink Tassel Tree (Dombeya wallichii) First impression: Crinkled, cup-shaped, bubble gum pink blooms in the form of cascading umbels. more »»

Living Sanibel: Picayune Strand State Preserve

December 23, 2015 Driving down Everglades Boulevard in the very heart of the Picayune Strand is a bit like being in a chapter of “The World Without Us,” Alan Weisman’s book on what the planet would be like if humans... more »»

Poetic License: The night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle

December 23, 2015 ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle, Not a gator was stirring, not our one crocodile. The Roseate Spoonbills wore pink underwear While Flamingos slept with one leg in the ai. more »»

Theater Notes: Two satisfying nights in the theater

December 23, 2015 Two nights in a row, lucky me and all the people who were there, too. more »»

At the Library: Children, teens can read down their library fines

December 23, 2015 Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, the Captiva Memorial Library will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26. more »»

At the Library: Stardom beckons at the Captiva Memorial Library

December 16, 2015 “Screenplay” by MacDonald Harris “Originally published in 1982, ‘Screenplay’ is a delirious, erotically charged, and wildly inventive novel that presents a writer of limitless imagination at the... more »»

On the Water: Weather dampens fishing in the area

December 16, 2015 Fishing wasn’t too bad early last week before the strong winds took over. more »»

Faces on Faith: Wonder and awe

December 16, 2015 A recent study suggests that experiencing a sense of awe promotes altruism, loving-kindness, and magnanimous behavio. more »»



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