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What's Blooming in Paradise: Schefflera bloom showcases array of berries

November 4, 2015 Plant Subject: Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola) variegated First impression: Buttery yellow and olive green patterned leaves. Their palmate shapes are numerous and wax. more »»

At the Library: Special reading at Captiva Memorial Library

November 4, 2015 In honor of Native American Heritage month there will be a special reading of Joy Harjo’s “The Good Luck Cat,” and other Native American stories at the Captiva Memorial Library at 3 p.m. more »»

Poetic License: November Snow

November 4, 2015 The first to fall is the first to go. Earth’s wears its mantle damp and chill — Patina of November snow. more »»

On the Water: Strong winds turned good week of fishing into a tough one

October 28, 2015 Early in the week, the weather cooperated with sunny skies and light winds, however as we progressed into the weekend, strong northeasterly winds made fishing a challeng. more »»

Rotary Happenings: City Planning Director talks change on Sanibel

October 28, 2015 With just over a month to go, hurricane season in the US is just about over for this year. more »»

Shell Shocked: Saving Sanibel from itself

October 28, 2015 After many sleepless nights and unfulfilling cheeseburgers, I have made a momentous decision in my life. No friends, it’s not to leave Sanibel. It’s the very opposite. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Beautyberry, a show stopper with its hued fruits

October 28, 2015 Plant Subject: Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) First impression: Mesmerizing reflective purple popsicle color in a petite pea shaped fruit. more »»

Poetic License: Icarophobia

October 28, 2015 Am I afraid of flying or falling? The sight of the plane stuffs Adam’s apple deep down my throat, heart plunges into belly. Forehead sweats ice. more »»

Living Sanibel: Two baitfish, bay anchovy and Spanish sardine

October 28, 2015 Bay Anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) Because of its small size, the bay anchovy (aka glass minnow) is seldom if ever used as a baitfish. more »»

At the Library: A sampling of United States history at the Captiva Memorial Library

October 28, 2015 “Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America” by Brian McGinty “The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president int... more »»

Rotary Happenings: SCCF’s Anders explains the tides at Rotary meeting

October 22, 2015 A big shout out and thank-you to Kristie Anders, SCCF Education Director, for stepping in as our guest speaker last Friday morning, when the scheduled speaker had to cancel. more »»

Faces on Faith: The wounds of the blessing

October 22, 2015 Someone has suggested that “all scriptures are not created equal.” I’m not sure I agree, but I am keenly aware that some passages in the Bible touch and speak to me more than others. more »»

On the Water: Improving weather great for fishing in the area

October 22, 2015 Over the past week, fishing was slow at times and at times it was good, for the most part the weather was great. Fish appear to be on the move as expected with the water cooling down. more »»

Shell Shocked: Lyrics to die for

October 22, 2015 I’ve decided to become a songwriter. And the reason is that I can’t understand a single word of rap and other forms of contemporary music. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Traveler’s Tree has creamy ivory blooms

October 22, 2015 Plant Subject: Traveler’s Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis) First impression: Exotic egret head in profile shaped flower of creamy ivory, vibrant blues, and a sprinkle of magenta. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Toys in the Attic’ plot focuses on recognition and money

October 22, 2015 Theatre Conspiracy launched its 2015/2016 Season celebrating female playwrights with Lillian Hellman’s brilliant 1960’s Broadway smash hit “Toys in the Attic;” and what an propitious opening... more »»

Living Sanibel: Lubber grasshoppers and velvet ants

October 22, 2015 Lubber Grasshopper This large, unmistakable grasshopper is brightly colored for good reason. more »»

Poetic License: Prose Poem #1

October 22, 2015 Gee whiz! I don’t have to worry about where the hell to break the lines or whether everything is cadenced or euphonious or internally or accidentally not on purpose rhyming without reason and... more »»

On the Water: Cooler days ahead; fish will be on the move

October 14, 2015 Finally, after a long hot summer, Southwest Florida was greeted with slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary learns of importance of mangroves

October 14, 2015 We are extremely lucky to have numerous opportunities on Sanibel and Captiva to learn about the environment that surrounds us. more »»



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