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At the Library: Even if the white stuff is sand

November 26, 2014 It does not snow at the Captiva Memorial Library, but at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 kids will celebrate December Holidays Florida Style, hear snow stories and make their own fake snow. more »»

The dreaded dire diagnosis delirium

November 19, 2014 The family physician was testing my recall abilities.  He said:  “I’m going to read you a number and I’d like you to memorize it and feed it back to me. more »»

Living Sanibel: The sixth extinction

November 19, 2014 Coined by the Kenyan paleo-anthropologist Richard Leakey in the 1990s, the phrase “the Sixth Extinction” aptly describes the desolate state of the world’s bio-diversity toda. more »»

Theater Notes: A triumphant play, ‘Body Awareness’

November 19, 2014 The Gulfcoast Playhouse has done it again. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia)

November 19, 2014 First impression: Oodles of miniature buttercups cover this never ending sprawling plant. Five super bright, sunny yellow petals make up each flower that measure around 2 inches across. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: ‘Happy Birthday’ Kline proves to be a valuable present, indeed

November 19, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a painting on paper by American master Franz Kline (b. 1910 - d. more »»

At the Library: Captiva Memorial Library offers spellbinding stories

November 19, 2014 In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Captiva Memorial Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary has WWII B-17 radio operator speak

November 19, 2014 In celebration and out of respect for our former combat troops, those that lost their lives in combat and our current military serving, Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians salute you and says “thank you for... more »»

Faces on Faith: Silence is golden

November 19, 2014 Election Day. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Save Our Homes author visits Rotary

November 12, 2014 Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson visited our Rotary meeting a week ago. It was the same meeting that we scheduled our SKYPE broadcast from India on World Polio Day. more »»

At the Library: Settling the account, having reading fun

November 12, 2014 Kids and Families! Saturday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Captiva Memorial Library hear stories and poetry about buttons and make a Native American corncraft from colorful buttons. Between 10-11a.m. more »»

Poetic License: Eighteen years in paradise

November 12, 2014 (The Passionate Retiree to His Beneficiary) Retire we did to Sanibel And spent these eighteen gold years well, Preserving wetlands, beach and fields, With IRA’s and pension yields. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Mahogany tree (Swietenia mahagoni)

November 12, 2014 First impression: Super tall, lovely deep grooved bark, and an unusual fruit that looks like brown pears. After a second look, I notice these latte shapes are numerous all over the tre. more »»

Living in Paradise: Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

November 12, 2014 Established in 1954 to protect some of the last remaining virgin stands of bald and pond cypress trees in the state of Florida, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary encompasses a total of 13,000 acres. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Pine Island Sound perfume party

November 12, 2014 The 40th anniversary of Sanibel’s independence takes place this month. It was barely fifty years ago that Sanibel was a colony of Miami Beach and handled its overflow. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Polio Day celebrates Salk, Rotary’s work to end historic disease

November 5, 2014 …Quite a morning at Rotary on Friday, Oct. 24. more »»

Faces on Faith: Seeing life through a new lens

November 5, 2014 I borrowed the title from the October issue of The Oprah Magazine. Her perspective was focused on loving your flaws and quirks, which undoubtedly creates a happier mental state. more »»

Chef Corner: Chocolate soufflé

November 5, 2014 A soufflé is a sweet or savory French creation. more »»

On the Water: Cooler days put fish on the move

November 5, 2014 Fishing was really good from early to mid-week then a cool front brought us a stiff northeast breeze for a few days that affected anglers. more »»

Theater Review: Buddy story rockin’ the Broadway Palm

November 5, 2014 Broadway Palm’s 161st production is of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” a rockin’ and rollin’, toe-tappin’, rousing success, thanks not only to that talented Director/Choreographer Amy Marie McCLeary... more »»



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