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On the Water: April is a great month for fishing

April 6, 2016 April, what a great month to enjoy the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The windy days of March will hopefully give way to sunny, mild days (not too hot, not too cold). more »»

Shell Shocked: Word on the Island

March 30, 2016 There’s a weekly feature in the Islander called “Word on the island.” It’s a man on the street (and woman, too) interview which asks each person a simple and pungent question. more »»

Living Sanibel: Wilson and piping plovers

March 30, 2016 Wilson’s Plover Named after an early ornithologist, Alexander Wilson, who first discovered the bird in 1913 at Cape May, New Jersey, this plover is considerably larger than the snowy plover. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Flame Vine show stopper, hummingbird attractor

March 30, 2016 Plant Subject: Flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta ) First impression: Dramatic, exotic, shades of tangerine orange, trumpet shaped flowers that remind me of gigantic honeysuckle blooms. more »»

Theater Notes: The life of a critic

March 30, 2016 Life as a critic isn’t just sitting there like a judge in a court case. Yes, you do have to make judgements and it requires years of theater going experience, but there is much more to it. more »»

Poetic License: E-mail from Emily Em —

March 30, 2016 Please don’t forward this E-mail Or click reply to me — The screens are blank as zero Out here in Eternity — The bits and words of what We always thought we were Unsaved forever In Nobody’s... more »»

At the Library: Bradley says goodbye after 12 years

March 30, 2016 Adult Program Series: Afternoon Sojourns: All programs start at 4 p.m., open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity - no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Community Leaders, Richard and Johnson, receive Vocational Excellence Award

March 30, 2016 Each year the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club presents a Vocational Excellence Award to a non-Rotarian member/members of our local business community who have proven themselves to follow Rotary’s... more »»

Faces on Faith: Embraced in love

March 30, 2016 The glory of Easter has passed. Today life can feel like a simmering stew of anger, hostility and vitrio. more »»

Optimism isn’t for the faint of heart

March 23, 2016 Sanibel has some fascinating social clubs, not the least of which is the Optimists Club. I tried attending a meeting recently, but was denied admission because I was too pessimistic. more »»

Eurasian Collared-dove reached Florida Keys in late 70s before moving north and west

March 23, 2016 The Eurasian collared-dove is rapidly expanding its range across North America. Originally from western India, this bird has flourished because of repeated human introductions. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: African Tulip Tree can grow to 80 feet tall

March 23, 2016 Plant Subject: African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata) First impression: Frilly flowers in a cup like shape of vibrant red and yellow hues edged with a gold rim. more »»

Theater Notes: Bad Jews at Theater Lab

March 23, 2016 Any grandparents reading this? Well, this play was written for us. If you’re Jewish, as I am, you’ll be doubly involved the whole way through. more »»

Poetic License: Poem, fall not far from me

March 23, 2016 Poem, fall not far from me, Bitter or sweet, your words are mine. You are my apple, I am your tree. Try as you might you cannot flee, Bound as we are like grape to vine. Poem, fall not far from . more »»

At the Library: Programs include lecture from Sobczak at Captiva Library

March 23, 2016 Adult Program Series: Afternoon Sojourns All programs start at 4 p.m., open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity, no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. more »»

Rotary Happenings: De LaSalle Academy featured at San-Cap Rotary meeting

March 23, 2016 All parents want a good education for their children. All parents want their children to succeed in life. All parents want their children to go to school and love the experience of learning. more »»

Faces on Faith: A life changing experience on Captiva

March 23, 2016 For the past three seasons, it has been my privilege to serve as the seasonal pastor of The Captiva Chapel by the Se. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hugging: The equal opportunity human connector

March 16, 2016 World leaders do it. Kids do it. Married couples do it. Unmarried couples do it. Baseball players do it. Grandparents do it. Even tough Marine sergeants do it. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Seminole Hydrangea bloom late summer through winter

March 16, 2016 Plant Subject: Seminole Hydrangea (Dombeya burgessiae ‘Seminole’) First impression: Crinkled, cup-shaped, bubble gum pink blooms in the form of upright umbels. more »»

Center Stage: Community Concert moves audience

March 16, 2016 Community Concerts hit another high note, in presenting the prestigious Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in their latest offering. more »»

 
 

 

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