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What's Blooming in Paradise: Passiflora great butterfly attractor

May 11, 2016 Plant Subject: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata and/or suberosa) First impression: Efferial, exotic, shades of lavender, five petal flowers that remind me of orchid blooms on a vine. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 8, 1945?

May 11, 2016 (Featured on NPR Latino USA) Playing hooky at the New Amsterdam movie theatre on 42nd Street and coming out after sitting through “Behind the Rising Sun” and “Commandos Strike At Dawn,” blinded... more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 11, 2016 With the close of April, it brings an end to snook season and May begins the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Mueller talks trash at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meeting

May 11, 2016 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary engaged in a little trash talking a few weeks ago. Trash talking, not about sports, not about politics, and not about other service clubs on the islands. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reflections on race and Huckleberry Finn

May 11, 2016 How long has it been since you read “Huckleberry Finn?” Fifty, maybe 60 years ago, as it was for me? So why did I sign up for the three session course offered at the Congregational UCC Church in... more »»

Shell Shocked: A doppelganger in Sanibel

May 4, 2016 Have you had your identity stolen as yet? Just wait. Your turn may be coming. I had a dream last week that a doppelganger was making the rounds in Sanibel using my credit cards. more »»

Living Sanibel: Alligator Creek Preserve offers true Florida experience

May 4, 2016 Located on Burnt Store Road in Punta Gorda, the Alligator Creek Preserve is the most well-known and visited park of the nonprofit Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), which provides... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Sea Grapes a treasure for the garden

May 4, 2016 Plant Subject: Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera) First impression: Jumbo, ping pong paddle shaped, stiff green leaves. Cascades of chartreuse peas in the draping form resembling grapes. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 6, 1937?

May 4, 2016 (Broadcast on NPR Morning Edition 2007) In the late afternoon pounding the pink “Spaldeen” ball between the screened windows of the Telephone Building on 13th Street in our slum version of... more »»

‘James and the Giant Peach’ playing at Broadway Palm

May 4, 2016 “James and the Giant Peach,” by Roald Dahl, started as a classic children’s boo. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings good fishing

May 4, 2016 The full moon in April generally brings strong tides and good fishing — and that’s what occurred over the past week as anglers found fishing success for a variety of species. more »»

Faces on Faith: Symbols to inspire our hands, hearts and souls

May 4, 2016 Last week the Gulf was so churned up that the sound of the surf traveled all the way back into our little cul-de-sac off of West Gulf Drive. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Herb Strauss Story: A Tale of Courage and Commitment

April 27, 2016 As you all know, Sanibel has a theater named after Herb  Strauss. Not too many people remember who Herb Strauss was. I remember. I’m proud to say that Herb Strauss was a friend of mine. more »»

Living Sanibel: American crow and fish crow can live to be 14 years old

April 27, 2016 American Crow The only place where the American crow is uncommon is along the coast, where it is often replaced by the fish crow, a slightly smaller, but similar species. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ixora has more than 300 species of shrubs and trees

April 27, 2016 Plant Subject: Ixora (Ixora hybrids) First impression: Bright, lipstick red, slender tubes that end with four petals. more »»

Poetic License: *Vitreous Floater: Stranger In My Eye

April 27, 2016 (to the tune of Strangers in the Night) Stranger in my eye, Exchanging glances, Wandering side to side With floating dances, From inside my eye Across my sight you glid. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Habitat for Humanity on Rotary’s agenda

April 27, 2016 Food, Shelter, and Clothing are the basic needs of life. more »»

Faces on Faith: The dusty old book

April 27, 2016 A few years ago I was teaching from the Bible to a group of teens on some pretty delicate topics. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon are moving into area waters

April 27, 2016 For the most part, the week brought us decent weather allowing anglers to go after a host of species both inshore and off. We had a few windy days but also days with calm seas and plenty of sunshin. more »»

Living Sanibel: ‘Silver King’ can be found April through October

April 20, 2016 The tarpon — along with the snook, redfish, and seatrout — is the most commonly sought-after fish in Southwest Florida. more »»



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