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Shell Shocked: What Sanibel does during the summerSmile, you’re on television

June 22, 2016 This is the time of year that the Sanibel-Captiva winter irregulars are up Nort. more »»

Living Sanibel: Common land snail thrives under Florida sun

June 22, 2016 Well adapted to tropical regions, the land snail is a common sighting on both Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: Milkweed is the host plant for many butterfly species

June 22, 2016 Plant Subject: Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica ) First impression: Unique looking tiny flowers what are whirly-kinda-wheel shaped which are segmented with upper red petals and lower... more »»

Shell Shocked: Saving Sanibel from itself

June 15, 2016 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 opposit. more »»

Living Sanibel: Largemouth bass most popular freshwater game fish in U.S.

June 15, 2016 It is not uncommon to land a five-pound largemouth on the islands, and there have even been reports of bass in excess of 10 pounds being landed. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Aloe Vera offers natural healing jelly like pulp

June 15, 2016 Plant Subject: Aloe Vera (Aloe vera) First impression: Honeysuckle shaped blossoms in yellows and oranges. These bright blossoms cover the upright flower stem, which stands taller than the plant. more »»

Faces on Faith: The power of love

June 15, 2016 A recent NBC “Making a Difference” segment featured a pre-school teacher donating one of her kidneys to her young student to save her life. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Speaker provides facts about hurricanes

June 15, 2016 Well here it is, the first week of June and we’re already talking about a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean. more »»

On the Water: It’s a good month to fish or for boating in general

June 15, 2016 This is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days, and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Poetic License: Forgotten

June 15, 2016 I am afraid of being forgotten, Of no one on Earth recalling my voice, My laughter, the way I stooped And tilted to the right when I walked, The drop shots I hit to drive My tennis foes crazy, The... more »»

Shell Shocked: The Sanibel pen thief

June 8, 2016 Once upon a time there lived in Sanibel a pen thief. We will call him Harry.  Wherever Harry would go he would be on the lookout for pens and steal one. more »»

Living Sanibel: Spotted seatrout and gulf flounder found in waters of Southwest Florida

June 8, 2016 Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) Perhaps the most frequently caught sport fish in Lee County, the spotted seatrout is ubiquitous once you start drifting over three-to five-foot-deep grass... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Cabbage Palm is state tree

June 8, 2016 Plant Subject: Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto) First impression: Silky creamy tiny flowers in the effervescent cascade typical of palms. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel Historical Museum has put donation money to good use

June 8, 2016 Just about a year ago, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Board Chair Karl Rodman and Museum Manager Emilie Alfino were on hand to receive a $5,000 check from Sanibel-Captiva Rotary for the... more »»

Faces on Faith: Ever thought of becoming a smilemaker?

June 8, 2016 Awhile ago there was an article in the paper called “The Smilemakers” and I remember being drawn to the title, perhaps seeking a bit of relief from reading pages of tragic news and political... more »»

Poetic License: Don’t pat me down

June 8, 2016 (to the tune of Don’t Fence Me In) Oh give me miles, frequent miles, Let me fly the skies above --- Don’t pat me down, Let me wander over yonder Just to see the ones I love --- Don’t pat me down. more »»

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides brings success

June 1, 2016 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the weekend. more »»

Faces on Faith: What is truth?

June 1, 2016 In our culture we value tolerance … and we value truth … and sometimes those values come into conflict. Several years ago a professor did a little experimen. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Veterans Treatment Court addresses unique needs of vets

June 1, 2016 Newspapers, media outlets and politicians these days are talking about drug abuse, mental health issues, a veteran’s health crisis, and the current increase in crime throughout our nation, but littl... more »»

Shell Shocked: On the benefits of stress

June 1, 2016 Stress has gotten a bad rap. There’s been a widespread campaign in recent years to prove to us how bad stress can be. more »»



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